Once you have observed the crazy tiled floor and the cozy decor, you'll discover the treasures of this old-fashioned store. Word lovers have the chance to access a very rich selection of books here, with various subjects such as fiction, travel, science and medicine, cuisine, history, business or biography. The goal? To increase customer's passion for reading! If you like enjoying a cup of local tea or artisanal coffee while reading, you'll find what you need: the Oxford Exchange also carries an amazing selection of those, to be enjoyed perched on a bar stool or comfortably reclined in a deep armchair.
Boasting 1.26 million square feet on two levels, over 200 specialty shops, 15 full service restaurants, and a luxurious four diamond hotel, this mall has something for even the most refined tastes. Its anchor's include such landmarks as Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, and Robb & Stucky Interiors. If all this shopping starts to overload your feet, and your purse, they offer a sunny, 125,000 square foot outdoor plaza to relax in before venturing back into the fray. In addition they offer excellent packages, that include hotel accommodations, relaxing amenities, and special savings.
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!
Olympia Bakery & Caterers offers gourmet sandwiches, made to order, including Cubans, pork and steak, plus freshly prepared salads and pizzas and fried croquettes and empanadas, This bakery-deli is a tantalizing spot. Olympia Bakery & Caterers has cakes for all occasions and the staff bakers are experts in design and creative artwork.
If you are visiting Tampa area and want to explore the Hillsborough River along with some amazing exercise and adventure, then visit Tampa's Urban Kai, a stand-up paddle board store. The store is located on the Riverwalk and they offer locals and visiting tourist’s fitness classes, private lessons, adventure tours, rentals and yoga by the Tampa Bay. They are popular for their intense core and upper-body workouts as well as for developing balance. One can also try out the latest trend of yoga on a paddle board. Besides offering they offer rentals, fitness classes, and adventure tours they also sell paddle boards and gears. Urban Kai has two locations one in Tampa and the other at St. Petersburg, offering SUP lessons, tours, yoga and fitness classes and have a well stocked shop.
Serving the Bay area since 1912, this family-owned bakery and deli creates a selection of gourmet sandwiches, tasty hot entrees and crispy salads, all made fresh daily. After a visit to the deli, stop at the bakery to eye the tempting selection of French, Spanish and Italian pastries, cakes, breads and rolls. Outdoor seating on the covered patio area is available so you can dine inside or out.
Always instep with the latest fashion, this charming boutique is a fashionista's dream come true. Mosh Posh is Tampa's top shops to find consignment designer wear for a fraction of their original retail price. With the best deals in town, you'll find gorgeous handbags, clothing and accessories from the likes of Prada, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Dior and more.