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Morning: Before the fun begins

Later today this will be a bustling place but in the morning…

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I am, as the title says, on my own plus a couple of little friendly animals. Using a Mac, something I’ve not done in a long while and trying to get used to going to bed a little earlier so that I can get up to catch the trolley to work in the morning. As I type I am listening to old episodes of How I Met Your Mother on MOR. Here’s what I saw today on my commutes back and forth from the house I am sitting.

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Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

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Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

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Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

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Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

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Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

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Art work by local Sarasota Boys and Girls Club members outside of Whole Foods near 1st & Lemon.

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Original shot of a sculpture by the main bus station in Downtown Sarasota.

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A different perspective using Vintique.

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What’s below our feet.

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Southwest Florida Evenings

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My ride home this evening.

An Om kind of shopping experience…

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Sunday was for shopping and Monday is for posting mail, running errands, doing laundry and mentally preparing for being away from home for a week while I house sit. I went to several places yesterday but the one place I really enjoyed going to was Sahara, a really chic and tranquil women’s clothing and accessories store located in St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. Part of the Binjara Traders, Inc. family, Sahara specializes in clothing and accessories straight out of India, beautiful and ornate with decent price tags to match. If you want authenticity then don’t hesitate to stop by. They have an amazing assortment of Buddhas in all different sizes as well as Ganesha sculptures. I took several photos of the store so you could see the inside.

A look inside the store from front to back, looking at clothes and the space.

A look inside the store from front to back, looking at clothes and the space.

Clothing, Buddhas, and more.

Clothing, Buddhas, and more.

Balinese Ceremonial Umbrella in yellow.

Balinese Ceremonial Umbrella in yellow.

Home decor and art.

Home decor and art.

More clothing, accessories and home decor toward the front entrance.

More clothing, accessories and home decor toward the front entrance.

Ganesha

Ganesha

Relaxing Buddha surrounded by beautiful accessories.

Relaxing Buddha surrounded by beautiful accessories.

The beautiful jewelry is astounding.

The beautiful jewelry is astounding.

Buddah and more.

I love the earth tones of all the jewelry. Very natural.

I love the earth tones of all the jewelry. Very natural.

Om Beauty

Om Beauty

Golden Buddha

Golden Buddha, hiding in a corner.

My favorite one.

My favorite one.

Beautiful candle filled ornate jars.

Beautiful candle filled ornate jars.

Three meditating Buddhas.

Three meditating Buddhas.

The one I purchased perched on my bookshelf.

The one I purchased perched on my bookshelf.

If you are ever in the Sarasota, FL area for a visit or you live here and have never experienced Sahara, please do not hesitate to stop in. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance is soothing and peaceful. Namaste!

Store Location & Contact Information

Sahara
362-C John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.388.0587
E-mail: binjaratraders@comcast.net

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