St. Petersburg is known for a lot of different things – its art scene, breweries and eclectic local stores that line Central Avenue west of downtown. Here you’ll find vinyl shops, brocante markets, consignment stores and enough hipster hangouts to fit in your disco purse.
New to the restaurant/brewery scene is Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe. Owned by Amanda King and Pegan Foster, the shop opend six months ago in February 2017.
On first glance it’s a storefront, but inside you’ll find everything is vintage with an eclectic hand in everything. The furniture is all secondhand or re-purposed. What I love about this sandwich shop/bar/gathering spot, is co-owner Amanda King’s easy vintage vibe.
I attended the On Point Book Fair with 100 authors, writers and publishers at WestShore Plaza in Tampa to talk about my blog,
I set up a display of mismatched vintage china – because it’s ok not to match all the time! I have many sets of china, but I started buying random smaller sets of dishes, thinking I might use them for my daughters’ weddings one day.
You’ll find that using mismatched china is fun in itself, and there’s lots of changing and exchanging until you find a combination you like… the possibilities are endless!
I normally would make floral arrangements with softer colors, but even four days later, not all stores were open after Hurricane Irma, and the selection was slim.
It’s been a rough week down here in Clearwater, located on the west side of Florida.
After just watching Hurricane Harvey, the devastation and horrific flooding and terrifying evacuations, Mother Nature decided to visit us in Florida as well. Floridians were woke! The news was bad and kept getting worse; especially seeing that Hurricane Irma was three times the size of Hurricane Andrew.
As a native Floridian, I grew up in Miami and went to the University of Miami, as did my father, mother and sister.
So during football season, I sometimes like to show my Hurricane spirit. It’s usually once a season that I get out the orange and green — I live with a University of Florida graduate, and you know those Gators are relentless with their orange and blue!
Here’s a simple way to set a table on game day – you don’t always have to use paper plates! Just be sure to show your colors!