Tampa Olive Oil Company vends gourmet olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and other culinary accessories designed to add depth and character to meals. Fruity or grassy olive oils from Greece, Italy, and Morocco sidle up to their flavored brethren, which are infused with aromas such as basil, truffles, or roasted peppers. Customers can use the oils to flavor hearty roasts and sautés or combine them with classic and flavored balsamic vinegars for a light, tangy salad dressing.
Other artisanal offerings, including spices, specialty oils, and scented sea salts, round out Tampa Olive Oil Company's selection of edibles. In addition, serving accessories such as oil sprayers, pour spouts, and dipping saucers help customers discontinue their usual practice of serving condiments through a fire hose.
Born out of co-founders Todd Giatrelis's and Sarah Towne's frustration at hunting for a sandal shop amid the glitz of the Vegas strip, Flip Flop Shops helps customers free their toes with a one-stop boutique for comfortable sandals and shoes, quickly expanding across the nation with more than 30 locations. Owner Jason Swinford proudly strides his size 12 sandaled feet across the floor of his Governor's Square Mall shop, uniting visitors with stylish strapped footwear and sneakers from brands such as Flojos, O'Neill, Quiksilver, and Vans. Every aspect of the store is cultivated to convey a laid-back, beachy atmosphere, with a scent of suntan oil gracing the air, lively music playing in the background, and a distinct taste of salt on every surface.
Salon owner and educator Monique Perez-Marini has spent 25 years developing her vision, technique, and training in New York and Florida. She has worked alongside hair luminaries such as Nick Arrojo from What Not to Wear and Hollywood stylist José Eber. She and her team offer fashionable cuts, ginger-infused Paul Mitchell conditioning treatments, and Pravana keratin applications with less than 0.01% formaldehyde. Monique’s specialty is color services, and she uses Matrix formulas that are free of ammonia and, like the best sleeping bags, enriched with softening oils. The salon will use any requested professional color line.
Silk Jungle's handcrafted silk floral arrangements and greenery have earned the textile nursery _Naples Daily News_’s Southwest Florida Choice award for best silk plants and flowers in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Bear—the shop's black labrador—roams around the silken forest, performing tricks for clients and helping them decide between calla lilies and poppies to complete their custom floral arrangements.
Golf Sophisticate drives an extensive selection of women's golf apparel and accessories by popular brands such as Adidas and EP Pro. Golfers can choose from such trendy course-wear as Nivo's pink essential polo ($49) and such stylish outerwear as Cutter & Buck's red Spirit quilted vest ($29). Browse a vast collection of plus-size apparel and discover the DrySwing pique shirt, a sleeveless top that cradles links-lovers in lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric ($39).
John Craig's award-winning clothier fashions sophisticated men's apparel. Signature ties are handcrafted from 100% silk, pop with color, sport elegant designs and stitched-in firecrackers, and allow wearers to pull off a diverse range of looks from the casual, refined professor to the clean-cut businessman. Craig's sales associates pride themselves on providing individualized customer service to match the upscale atmosphere, replete with traditional rugs, comfortable armchairs, and dark wooden shelving.