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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Shopping with serendipity



In between interviews for a story in Brandon the other day, a Times photographer and I decided to make a pit stop at one of the many fruit stands calling out to us from State Road 60: "Strawberry milkshakes! Strawberry shortcakes! Strawberry pizza!"

We settled on milkshakes at Collins Produce, at the corner of N St. Cloud Avenue. (Clearly this was before I discovered a potentially healthier January fro-yo deal.) Just as we were about to leave the shady haven of sweet goodness, a glimmer of gold caught my eye.

earrings_0.jpg"How much are those earrings?" I asked the woman behind the counter.

"Five," she answered with a twang.

"As in, five dollars?"

"Yes ma'am."

And so, those delicate, dangly darlings unexpectedly became my new favorite purchase.

Here's to my favorite deal of all: the one that finds you.

Deal Diva Kim



[Last modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:30am]


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