Meet Lana | The Sarasota Moms

Where are you from?

I am originally from Brighton, Michigan.  I moved to Sarasota with my family in October 2019.

What part of Sarasota do you live?

We currently live in Gulf Gate Estates area and we love the old Florida vibe.  It’s quiet and peaceful, but has a lot to offer as far as local shopping, dining, and drinking,  Plus, you can’t beat being miles from Siesta Key Beach!

What do you do for work?

After working in the corporate world and sales for the past 12 years, I decided to take a break while we acclimated to life in Sarasota. I am enjoying the slower pace of life right now and spending more quality time with my girls and husband.  I started The Sarasota Moms as a way to get to know the community better and connect with local families and businesses.

How many kids do you have and what are their ages?

I have three beautiful daughters: Lilliana (9), Luciana (5), and Juliana (2).  They keep me very busy and our house loud!

What do you and your family do for fun?

We love spending beach days at Siesta Key or Lido Key. We love biking around and exploring new things to do in Sarasota. You can find us at the beach, walking the John Ringling Causeway, or playing at one of the many playgrounds in town.

What are some of your favorite local restaurants?

Walt’s Fish Market, Phillipi Creek Oyster Bar, Dry Dock Waterfront Grill… the theme is seafood!  There are so many great restaurants that we haven’t had the chance to visit yet, but we look forward to finding more.

What are your favorite places to visit in Sarasota?

Siesta Key, Lido Key, St.Armand’s Circle, Bayfront Park, Payne Park, downtown Gulf Gate, and Mote Marine to name a few.

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