Today it is going to be a balmy 18 degrees F, up from 0 degrees yesterday! It is helping me get more and more excited for a little shopping trip that I've put together - in FLORIDA!!
Over the years I've been posting about my shopping adventures and the treasures I've found as I've visited my parents in the Bradenton/Sarasota/Anna Maria Island area on the gulf coast of Florida and have gotten countless emails and comments about wanting to shop there with me... well, now you can! You can shop with me as we visit the famous Bargain Barn, Goodwill and other thrift shops and be greeted with tea and treats in the garden at one of the best vintage treasure shops in the country in downtown Bradenton. Everytime I go in there I say that if my friends across the country could see the selection and the great prices, they would die!
We'll be shopping at the new Brocante Vintage Market in St. Petersburg and having a $25 shopping spree at Whim So Doodle - one of the best scrapbook, mixed media, art supply and fabric shops anywhere!
We'll also be having a very special "sunset party" at the beachfront home of one of my friends on Anna Maria Island.
I've planned this sunny shopping weekend for the end of January (January 31 to February 2) - it is just before the crowds hit for winter breaks - so the airfares are very reasonable if you'd like to fly in and join us. You can read all about it and sign up HERE on the trip blog. If you live locally, you can just meet us and join in the fun! (You still have to sign up though. :)
I am planning a combination of vintage, thrift shop, boutique, and scrapbook shopping along with some of my favorite places to eat in town and at the beach (no swim suits required!) I can't wait and hope you can join me there! Please email me if you have any questions. Hopefully nothing we do will land us here...
Hope your day is warmer than mine! :)