Bella Vino offers a varied menu of wine and cheese options selected from around the world that include an assortment of domestic red, white, sparkling, and rose wines. At the cozy market, Artisan cheeses, desserts, cigars, wine accessories, gift cards, and gourmet gift baskets are available. At the café, select a steaming cup of flavored hot chocolate or cappuccino, chai tea, an iced latte, or single or double frothy espresso. Bella's also offers a short menu of delectable freshly made pies including rich New York style cheesecake or island style Key Lime. - Vickie Ferguson
Tate & Tilly, conveniently located in north Tamp, has a variety of fun and trendy novelty items and assorted gifts to fit most any occasion. From colorful wristlets perfect for carrying important items to university themed wine goblets, there is something fun and unique about shopping at Tate & Tilly. The store also carries handbags, backpacks, lunch totes, travel bags, and monogrammed water bottles in a variety of colorful and fun designs. For your office or den, themed notepads, calendars, scented candles, and even decorative matches are a few of the intriguing items you will find in the store. - Vickie Ferguson
For all of your culinary needs when it comes to preparing dishes using rich, savory spices, the place to go is the Spice & Tea Exchange at Johns Pass Village. Inside the shop, senses are pleasantly surprised with the aroma of freshly prepared herbs and spices. The shop has an assortment of savory gourmet teas, sugar, exotic rice, blended rubs, and sea salts. The exchange also carries a line of dry goods and accessories tea accessories, mills and grinders, spice racks, and mortars and pestles. Gift certificates and gift boxes with assorted spices and blends are available for individual or corporate orders. - Vickie Ferguson
Windworks, located at Johns Pass Village, specializes in anything and everything to do with wind-related items for individuals and to enhance front or backyard landscaping. The store features a wide selection of fun items for the yard including colorful spinners, flags, and windsocks. Decorative backyard items from Windworks include bird feeders, comfortable hammocks, and garden sculptures. The shop also carries more than 100 selections of natural wind chimes. For fun outdoors at the park or on the beach, Windworks carries a large assortment of kites designed for children and adults. - Vickie Ferguson
When the sun is shining and the surf is up, a visit to the Surf Shack is the place to go for all of the necessary accessories. When choosing the appropriate board for your choice of water activity, Surf Shack carries a fine selection of surfboards, skateboards, paddleboards, and skimboards. Outfit yourself with the latest in beach and water apparel, including wet suits, waterproof watches, swimwear, shorts, flip flops, t-shirts, and sunglasses. The family-owned and operated shop is a local favorite and the team provides a wealth of experience and knowledge to novice and veteran boarders. - Vickie Ferguson
Discover a taste of scrumptious French pastries at the Cafe de Paris. This quaint bakery is popular with local residents and for good reason. Start the morning off with an assorted selection of breakfast pastries that include brioche, apple turnovers, strudel, beignets and French croissants. For a quick bite for lunch, order a full side quiche or individual servings. For desserts as a snack, for an after meal treat or for dinner party, select from a varied menu that includes specialty cookies and cakes or try the bakeries citron tart or coconut flan. Cafe de Paris has an excellent selection of fresh breads, dinner rolls and baguettes. The bakery is available for catering services. - Vickie Ferguson
A customer-friendly shop with a wide variety of apparels, thats what American Eagle Outfitters is all about. Providing the largest range and the best quality in both mens and womens wear, this store is like the 'mixing pot of clothes'. This store literally clothes you from head to toe, whether you have to pick from accessories or lingerie or casuals or shoes. The clothing style is highly American styled and the sales people are extremely friendly and well-informed.
Penelope T easily reels in well-heeled Tampa gals that are looking for hip new pieces for their wardrobes. The charming boutique carries a mix of established brands and lesser-known designers, making for a well-chosen selection of ladies merchandise. Whether it's Velvet tees, J Brand jeans, Hanky Panky lingerie, or Dolce Vita shoes that's on your shopping list, Penelope T doesn't disappoint.
Keep Me In Stitches has everything needed for sewing projects, including sewing cabinets designed to customer specifications, state-of-the art sewing and embroidery machines, sergers, and an impressive selection of quality metallic, silk, print, and hand painted fabrics. For sewing enthusiasts, the shop offers classes and club memberships to keep customers up-to-date on specific sewing and embroidery machines. Gift cards are also available. For customer convenience, visit their second store located at 4237 West Kennedy Boulevard in South Tampa. -Vickie Ferguson
Royal Tea Room is the perfect place to get away for a quiet cup of tea, have an intimate lunch with friends or to celebrate a special occasion, birthday or wedding shower. The upscale tea room has an additional retail boutique filled with extraordinary gift items and tea accessories. Stroll through the rooms and examine the assortment of gifts before heading to the tea room where guests are seated for high tea, sandwiches, pastries and desserts. Reservations are required for one of the three formal seatings at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30 pm. -Vickie Ferguson
When looking for just the right piece of antique furniture or accessory for your home, or a special gift for an anniversary or special event, visit Wisteria. Their selection of items ranges from French buffets and Italian dressers to Asian tables and American vanities. Choose antique furniture pieces for the home as well as decorative items for the patio and garden. Serving the Tampa area since 2004, Wisteria has an impressive selection that includes items dating from the late 1800s to more modern, eclectic, one-of-a-kind original oil paintings, cloisonné ornaments, jewelry and decorative ceramic pieces. -Vickie Ferguson
A fashionable boutique featuring designer clothing, Kit's focus is keeping customers both well heeled and well dressed. The friendly staff is at your disposal in helping you choose from an array of clothing and accessories for casual wear, business lunches, a night on the town, evening attire and accessories for special events. Select from designers including Ema Savahl, Scala, Hat Attack and Elena Kattan featuring classic and trendy designs in apparel, jewelry, hats, and handbags. Visit the boutique in south Tampa or use the convenient online shopping option for direct shipping. -Vickie Ferguson