black friday. SHOP SMALL SATURDAY. cyber monday. GIVING TUESDAY.
See what I did there? 😉 :::gotta highlight the important stuff!:::
Last Saturday was Shop Small Saturday and I had the privilege of enjoying VIP treatment thanks to Hyde Park Village and all of their stores!
*thanks to the relationship with the Hyde Park Village, their stores & the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I had the opportunity to participate in VIP love for Shop Small Saturday in exchange for a blog review & social media love; all opinions are my own.
Our first stop was Piquant, where we were greeted with mimosas and breakfast delectables. Make sure to pay them a visit for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner — you can see my review HERE.
Next, along with members of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner Sandy Merman joined us. Her big announcement was sharing that Hillsborough County, Florida was proclaiming November 28, 2015, as Small Business Saturday!
Cheers! Now let’s shop!
There is quite the selection of stores to check items off your holiday list in Hyde Park Village. Here is what you can find at a few:
Juxtapose Apparel & Studio: Women’s fashion, home decor, jewelry & accessories with an eccentric, Florida style.
Toffee To Go: Oprah told me to go! This was an item on one of her yearly ‘Favorite Things List’ and I can now see why! They serve toffee that is perfect for gifts. Not too hard to chomp, it comes in three flavors: Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Dark Chocolate with Pecans and White Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts. [While I was here, News Channel 8 did a quick interview with me, you can find more about it HERE.]
Don Me Now: If you have someone on your list that loves style, the chic look of designer…but not the price tag, this store is for them! Danielle offers personal styling, but if you are doing your own shopping, you can find: cute graphic tees, perfect pieces & outfits for a night out, accessories & jewelry.
Blue Moon Trading Company: Natural & nautical feels, they carry unique items for your home. They also have a gorgeous line of jewelry.
Paper Source: Yes…there are other stores in the country, but it is too fun of a store not to mention! And they are more than just paper & cards! Let your creative juices flow… You can find planners, stamps, small gifts, and everything you could want for your desk to keep you organized!
Albisia: Handcrafted, unique & delicate jewelry, all made from raw materials.
Buddy Brew Coffee: Do I need to explain here? haha…. A local craft roaster, their truck visits Hyde Park Village often so that you can have a nice pick-me-up during your shopping adventures. I tried the Cold Brew that day…and let’s just say that I have already been back for more!
So I wanna know…did you do any #shopsmall yet this holiday season? If you’re local, make sure to visit Hyde Park, it is perfectly decorated for the holidays (that post coming soon!)
Famous Ashley Grant
Such a fun day with you and Raffi! Definitely need more days like that in my life. 2016 goal for sure!
Agreed, fun day!! #2016goals
SO many great shops popping up in Tampa! If you haven’t already, you should check out the monthly Indie Flea at Rialto. Lots of great small businesses to support.