We might be long past the years of shopping for back to school supplies, but September always brings with it the hint of a fresh start. September’s Trendsport issue is here to let you in on all the up and coming and buzz-worthy things to add to your to-do list. Local restaurants up their game in the takeout dining sector. Combat boots make a utilitarian comeback, while chunky jewelry make a cultural statement. School buses and van build-outs are becoming family homes-on-wheels, while strong offshore winds are calling for kiteboarding lessons and Hobie cat rentals. And believe it or not, gardening and crocheting are becoming the hottest hobbies in the neighborhood. Whether you’re heading to a grassy knoll to meet your pals for a socially-distant, picturesque picnic or jamming the buttons of your video game controller playing esports with virtual friends, the trends we’ve picked up on the last few months are likely to carry us throughout the rest of this turbulent yet trendy year. #LIVELOCAL #LOVELOCAL
- Sprouted Brain: By treating grains as a living thing, Tom Gumpel hopes to make bread great again.
- A Latte Fun: Coffee cocktails around Sarasota.
- Life is a Highway: Revamped vans for nomadic traveling.
- Knitting Together, Apart: Hobbies picked up during quarantine.
- Chunky Cherishables: This year’s hottest accessories.
- Utilitarian Function: Sixties style fashion is back.
- When Clouds Deliver: Homemade food delivery services.
- Garish Garnishes Too Cool to Eat: Artful drink garnishes.
- Arcade to Arena: How E-Sports are thriving with everything closed.
- Garden Party Showstoppers: Plants, tree and flowers are in full bloom.
- Virtual Politics: Political fundraising has moved online.
- Wind and Water: Windsports are the new surfing.
- Ready to Travel: Takeaway food gets a makeover.
- Playful Picnicking: Where to grab the best to-go items for dinner outside.
- Bold Caribbean Splash: Island inspired jewelry.
- Shop Local, It’s As Easy as ETSY: Local artisans making a splash online.
- Making Waves: Whitney’s LBK brings 1950s charm, California surf vibes, Cuban bodega flavors and open-garade-door fun to LBK.
- Permission to Feel: An interview with Forty Carrots Speaker Marc Brackett, Ph.D, psychologist and best-selling author.
- Escape to Crystal River: Get away from the crowds and close to nature.
FLIPSIDE: Living Lakewood
- Global Flavors: Lakewood Ranch restaurants are serving up the world’s best flavors in style.
Get in on all the goodness and check out the SEPTEMBER 2020 issue today!
-The SRQ Team