Shopping Planner: Art walk, fundraising, trunk shows and more
FIRST FRIDAY: GULFPORT ART & GALLERY WALK
Are you, like us, sick of flowers and instead looking for a unique gift that mom won’t expect to unwrap this Mother’s Day? Gulfport’s got your back. Stop by the First Friday Art & Gallery Walk this week to find a plethora of unique items such as — deep breath — fiber art, upcycled metal and laser cut lighting, laser-cut area maps, wood crafts, leather purses, sculptures, handmade clothing and accessories, painted glass, aromatherapy candles, watercolors, acrylics and oils, jewelry, upcycled treasures, body products and more. But if your mom’s more into doing than receiving, bring her with you to see “JITT Flip,” Gulfport Neighbors’ version of the HGTV show Flea Market Flip. Contestants have been working on upcycling Junk in the Trunk treasures since April and will unveil and sell their final products at Art Walk on Friday. The seller who earns the most generous donation wins. The event will also include drink deals and music at several venues throughout the waterfront district. Be sure to wear comfy shoes (like the ones Stephanie recommends at right) because Art Walk spans six city blocks that include more than 35 unique and locally owned businesses, 6-10 p.m. Friday at 3101 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 322-5217. visitgulfportflorida.com.
FASHIONABLE FUNDRAISER: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS
Cerulean Blu is at it again. The Sundial boutique is hosting a fashion show benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast. The event promises fun, fashion, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at 400 Beach Drive NE, Suite 161, St. Petersburg. $35-$250. (727) 498-8984. ceruleanblu.com.
BITES AND BAGS: JUDITH LEIBER TRUNK SHOW
Imagine it’s Friday. You’ve conquered the work week. You maybe got paid. You need a drink — and a DJ — and also a little shopping. Look no further than Jackie Z. Style Co., which will host a trunk show featuring Judith Leiber’s spring handbag line. Enjoy light bites and beverages plus gifts with purchase throughout the evening as you bask in the slammin’ sounds of DJ Fresh 6-9 p.m. Friday at Jackie Z, 173 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 258-4849. jackiezstyle.com.
NEW TO YOU: KENDRA SCOTT
Kendra Scott’s second Florida store is coming to our collective back yard. The jeweler’s Hyde Park Village shop will open its doors at 10 a.m. Friday with a soft opening celebration to follow on Saturday, just in time for Mothers Day. Stop in for sips and sweets and a free pair of Dani earrings or an Andy Bracelet in Mint Magnesite with every $50 purchase while supplies last 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday at Kendra Scott, 1511 W Swann Ave., Tampa. Free. kendrascott.com.