Shopping Planner: Sales, struts and spring
A peek at this week's shopping and fashion events around the bay.
MOMENT OF ZEN: RETAIL THERAPY
Breathe in, hold, breathe out, shop. Sundial is hosting a free yoga session in its courtyard Saturday morning. Get your mind and body right in a class by Dani Mae of the Body Electric and Nava Yoga Studio, then go shopping with your #SundialStPete yoga bracelet, your ticket to receive 10 percent off or more at the following stores every month during yoga weekend: Locale Market (20 percent off breakfast items), Jux-ta-pose, Diamonds Direct, Tracy Negoshian, Florida Jean Co., Happy Feet Plus, Jackie Z Style & Co., LOL Kids. Pre-register online at bit.ly/FREESundialYoga to get your bracelet. In-person, registration starts at 8:30 a.m. for the 9-10 a.m. class. 153 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 800-3201. sundialstpete.com.
WHALE OF A SALE: FINDS WITH BENEFITS
The Junior League of St. Pete is hosting a Whale of a Sale this weekend. But first, they’re hosting a party. Stop by Seville Square Shopping Center for Sip and Sea at 6:30 p.m. Friday for exclusive shopping, two complimentary cocktails, appetizers, a cash bar and live music. It’s $50 to get in with proceeds benefiting Junior League of St. Petersburg charities. Then at 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, swing by the 7,000-square-foot shopping center at 2812 54th Ave. S to browse gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, clothing and toys. Free. (727) 895-5018. jlstpete.org.
GO GREEN: GET GARDENING
Winter was nice, may it hopefully RIP. Now it’s time to start thinking about breathing life into our bleak back yards. Enter: Garden Club of St. Petersburg. The group is holding a flea market and plant sale this weekend where you’ll find greenery, gardening accessories, supplies and decor, plus household items, collectibles, jewelry and art. Proceeds benefit garden club projects and scholarships. Preview night is $5 from 5-7 p.m. today. Get in for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Happy gardening! 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg. (727) 381-8920. gardenclubstpetersburg.org.
ON THE CATWALK:
Chillounge Night St. Pete Fashion Show
Dress your best for this edition of the upscale outdoor lounge party. The St. Petersburg bash produced by Luxe Fashion Group will feature a Cirque du Soleil theme, complete with aerialists, jugglers, a cube performance, the wheel of destiny, fire, a high-flying daredevil and from America’s Got Talent, Alexandra Nock’s Aerosphere Aerial Balloon Show with the artist floating under a giant orb. That’s a lot. But there’s more. Expect a runway show by global brand Naracamicie and St. Pete’s award-winning luxury boutique Jackie Z Style & Co. The Black Honkeys will perform live, and so will American Idol’s Shevonne Philidor. To top it all off, there will be fireworks, chic outdoor furnishings and elegant daybeds set up on the downtown waterfront. See you there at 6 p.m. Saturday. Straub Park (Center) at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. $25, $120 VIP. (941) 448-0995. chilloungenight.com.
High Tea and Fashion Show
Time to dust off your fancy fascinators and beautiful brims: The GFWC Woman’s Club of Clearwater is putting on its Annual High Tea and Fashion Show. The event will help charities that the club supports, such as Woman on the Way, a program at St. Petersburg College that helps women go back to school, a cause near and dear to my late-graduating heart. The $35 advance and $45 day-of ticket prices include lunch and a show featuring fashions by Stein Mart. 11 a.m. Saturday. Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane, Belleair. (727) 710-6116. tinyurl.com/clearwater-fashion.
Heart of Gold Luncheon and Fashion Show
Sunday Fun Day is nigh, and this week it presents the perfect opportunity to take a break from the real world and treat yourself to a three-course lunch and fashion show by Talbot’s and Crazy 8. Expect entertainment by the Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Band at this event, plus door prizes and a silent auction benefiting Social Services. $45. 1 p.m. Sunday. Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 785-9454. visitinnisbrook.com.
Bridal Fashion Runway Show
It’s Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Week and what better way to view the latest in wedding fashion than with a waterside cocktail hour and runway show? Sip, take in the view and channel your inner Anna Wintour as you “ooh” and “aah” at gowns from Isabel O’Neil Bridal and Bella Bridesmaid at the Westshore Yacht Club, 6001 West Shore Blvd., Tampa, at 6 p.m. Friday. $30. (813) 758-8460. marrymetampabay.com.