Cleanse Apothecary, located in historic Old Seminole Heights, is a locally owned boutique specializing in high-end natural beauty products from the world's top niche labels. The pet-friendly shop even stocks products for your pet. Browse the hand-chosen selection of beauty products, soaps, lotions, candles, and home fragrances from brands like Jardins de Provence, Thymes, Caldrea, and The Art of Shaving. The owners are usually in the store and offer helpful advice to suit your taste.
It is a known fact that the right oil, vinegar or spice can do wonders to a simple dish. Joe and Son's Olive Oils is a gourmet food shop where they stock a unique blend of olive oils, pestos, sauces, balsamic vinegars and more. These include Blood Orange Olive Oil, Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil, and Roasted Walnut and Truffle Oil. They also have organic oils and skincare products in their inventory. The rustic setting of this store adds to its charm. If you get flummoxed, their expert staff will guide you through to find your perfect pick. You can also sample them before making a purchase.
St. Petersburg's Saturday morning market has been going strong since its inception in 2002. Taking over the downtown area every Saturday morning from 9a to 2p, this lively gathering features live music, mouth-watering food and a variety of vendors selling their wares. Find fresh eggs and goat cheese from a nearby farm or Cajun spices and handmade crafts made by a locals. A great family activity, the market also features kid-friendly events. Check the website for more information about vendors and upcoming music acts and events.
Since Ybor City was created by cigar manufacturers in 1880 and mostly populated by Cuban immigrants, it is a historically rich Tampa neighborhood. Located right in downtown, this area has become one of the most commercial parts in the city nowadays, but still, you can find really traditional places. With a 50 years history, King Corona Cigars is one of those places. Here smokers are able to enjoy a large selection of cigars and accessories. Need a snack? Grab one of the delicious Cuban sandwiches. No hesitation, a visit to Ybor can't be completed without a good cigar or some real Cuban food!
The perfect spot for a cup of freshly brewed tea, cup of iced coffee and a fresh muffin while perusing shelves stocked with books, DVDs, posters, CDs and vintage vinyl is Mojo Books and Music. Located near the campus of the University of South Florida, the shop is a hub for students, locals, and anyone interested in selling, trading, and buying items. With an impressive inventory of new and used audio and visual entertainment, Mojo provides customers with more opportunities to find an elusive CD, rare book, vintage poster or vinyl collectables. - Vickie Ferguson
Toffee to Go is Lisa and Jim Schalk's dream come true. Established in 1998, this nationally-renowned specialty store has put Tampa on the top of the dessert map. Their handmade toffees come in three forms - dark, white and milk chocolate. Indulge in these buttery, crumbly sweet delights or gift it to your loved ones in beautifully-wrapped packages. It is no surprise then that the likes of Oprah Winfrey are fans.
Awesome Jewelry on Dale Mabry Highway offers a delightful collection of jewelry that is elegant, timeless and quite unique. Best known for their rings selection, that features many options for engagement and promise rings, the store is quite a popular choice when it comes to 'popping the question'. Apart from a fabulous inventory that includes pretty pendants, rings, necklaces and earrings, the place also has a splendid collection of hand-carved Galatea pearls that can be used to customize your jewelry.
Established in 1959, Kirbys Mens Wear is one of the top stores for the fashion-conscious man in Tampa. This upscale boutique has a good collection of formal wear, casual attire, resort and sports apparel from well-known designers. For a distinct wardrobe, try their bespoke tailoring. Take help from their image consultants for a change in your style and gain more confidence in the way you look. Though expensive, the quality fabric and cuts are well worth the money paid.
Stellie Bellies is a specialised resale store dedicated in buying and selling of gentle baby products to meet the maternity needs right from clothing to toys. Being in this business for over 10years, they are considered to be the leading store for maternity clothing in town. It is convenient for the parents to shop here as the store has a designated area for kids playing and also a changing table in the bathroom.
If you are an avid boater, then West Marine Tampa is your best bet. You will find all sorts of boating paraphernalia at this friendly store where customer service is paramount. Check out their impressive range of dinghies, jet skis, marine binoculars, surfboards, apparels and nautical devices. You can be assured that all your boating needs will be taken care of.