Shopping Planner: Shows in the Harbors, Vine and Grind grand opening, Michele Tuegel Contemporary closing
Going to the Chapel: Palm Harbor Bridal Fair
For all those hearing wedding bells, this free event is for you. The Palm Harbor Bridal Fair is held in the White Chapel, which has been holding weddings since 1924, in historic downtown Palm Harbor. The fair will have vendors offering wedding-related goods and services to help you plan your big day, so you don’t have to go all Bridezilla. There will be caterers, florists, boutiques, DJs, travel agencies and even a weight-loss company. Some vendors will be offering door prizes. The charming chapel is adjacent to Harbor Hall, so should you choose to get married there, a reception venue is just steps away. The show happens from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 787-4700.
Su Casa: Safety Harbor Home Show
It’s fun to redecorate, right? Otherwise HGTV wouldn’t be such a big thing. Of course, it is way more fun to watch other people doing all the work while you’re chilling on the couch. But if you want to get your Jonathan Scott on, the Safety Harbor Home Show will be worth checking out. It’s a one-stop shop for all things home improvement, including exhibits, local vendors and product giveaways. The free show will also have how-to seminars on everything from flowers to furniture to cooking. It’s happening Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Community Center, 650 Ninth Ave. S. localhomeshow.com.
Extra Virgin: Vine and Grind Grand Opening
There’s a new kid on the block in Treasure Island, and it has flavor. A gourmet specialty shop and tasting room specializing in olive oils and balsamic vinegars, Vine and Grind will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony today at
5 p.m. Stop by for tastings of oils and vinegars, chocolate, olives, spices, sea salts, and coffee. Peruse the selection of jams, tapenades, sauces and dips (hostess gifts, anyone?) at 111 107th Ave., Treasure Island, and enter to win a gift basket packed with goodies worth over $150.
Times food editor Michelle Stark has the goods on the many different types of oil and vinegar the shop has to offer. Check out that article for more on Vine and Grind, at tbtim.es/15e9.
Item of the Week: Emiko Oye Lego Jewelry
Emiko Oye is a San Francisco jewelry designer who makes funky wearable art pieces from Legos. Her work is carried locally at Michele Tuegel Contemporary in downtown St. Petersburg. Sadly, Tuegel is closing her doors Tuesday. Lucky for us, she’s having a store-closing sale and offering discounts of 20-70 percent off. Oye’s jewelry will be 30-50 percent off, a deal so good I’d recommend jumping on it ASAP. It’s a loss for the community; the gallery was a great place to find inspiration and really great gifts. Find discounts on everything from unique jewelry to beautifully handcrafted ceramics to funky abstract art. There will be further reductions closer to the closing date. The gallery is at 320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-1100. mtcontempo.com