Make us your home page
Instagram

Deal Divas

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

Market your way down Central Avenue and find chopper gear at Grayspeed

Courtesy of Nikki Life

Niknaki Vintage is vending at the St. Pete Side Lot end of summer market on Sept. 2.

Courtesy of Nikki Life

The ’Burg Has It: St. Pete RoundUp
There are so many markets around St. Petersburg this Saturday, you can easily make a day of it. The following list takes you up Central Avenue with one short detour on the way.
It’s the St. Pete Indie Market’s last event at its indoor summer venue, the State Theatre, with more than 50 artists and makers selling their creations. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 687 Central Ave.
The folks at ARTpool are back from their summer vacation, just in time to hold Crafty Fest Market. Shop vendors selling handmade and vintage items, and check out the shop and gallery, too. You can even grab a beer there. Crafty Fest runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2030 Central Ave.
Here’s the short detour I mentioned: the Side Lot Summer Sale. Vendors will be selling new and used items, and there will be music, food and drinks next to Brocante Market and 3 Daughters Brewing at 2133 Second Ave. S. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Find antiques, art and crafts at the Grand Central Market, located in the parking lot of Punky’s Bar & Grill, 3063 Central Ave. Grab a bite and a libation and enjoy live music, too. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. …

Full Story

Beards are back in style, but guys, take care of them

Tyler Goelz of St. Petersburg, the creator of Organic Beard Supply, is pictured at Central Oak Barber Co. in St. Petersburg with some of his products. Goelz, 28, has had a beard since he could grow one.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Tyler Goelz of St. Petersburg, the creator of Organic Beard Supply, is pictured at Central Oak Barber Co. in St. Petersburg with some of his products. Goelz, 28, has had a beard since he could grow one.

Tired of sitting in front of a computer screen for a living, Tyler Goelz wanted to make something tangible. The 28-year-old web developer only had to look in the mirror to find inspiration.

Facial hair is back in full force. Whether they are making a trendy statement, or are just lazy shavers, guys are rockin' ZZ Top full-length beards, swoon-worthy scruff or even just a wispy hipster mustache. But men are arguably clueless when it comes to skin care, said Goelz, so with his own beard in mind, he knew he could help.

Soon after concocting beard oils in his spare time, he found two business partners, and Organic Beard Supply was launched about a year ago.

The St. Petersburg company started selling oils to men with furry faces. Goelz hand-mixes and hand-bottles everything in his Pinellas County home. And he prides himself on using only the best ingredients. After getting to know his indie market customers, and making a few recipe changes, the St. Pete native realized he could grow more than just a long beard. …

Full Story

Shopping Planner: Strands of Sunshine's shop dog turns 12, and you can find unique frames at Optik frames

Celebrate Oscar at his Pawsome Birthday party at Strands of Sunshine on Saturday.

Amy Marshall

Celebrate Oscar at his Pawsome Birthday party at Strands of Sunshine on Saturday.

Dog Party: Oscar’s Birthday Celebration
If you’ve ever visited Strands of Sunshine in downtown St. Pete, it’s likely you’ve met Oscar, the shop dog. The shih tzu-poodle mix is pretty famous: He has his own Instagram (@shopdogoscar) and was also featured in Keep St. Pete Local’s pet calendar a few years back. The little cutie is turning 12, and to celebrate, owner Amy Marshall is throwing him a Pawsome Birthday party on Saturday. The shop carries all kinds of adorable pet-related stuff, including doggie bow ties, cat toys and animal art, not to mention their air plants, unique greeting cards and other sparkly treasures. They’ll have doggie treats and a raffle for prizes. A portion of all sales will benefit Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue, which will be at the party with a few chihuahuas. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 633 Central Ave. strandsofsunshine.com. …

Full Story

Mane Stay Hair Studio owners talk color, flat irons, good selfies

Rachel Korman, left, and Amanda Galmiche opened their St. Petersburg salon, Mane Stay Hair Studio, in January. They both have Aveda educations and apprenticed at Arrojo Studio in New York City.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

Rachel Korman, left, and Amanda Galmiche opened their St. Petersburg salon, Mane Stay Hair Studio, in January. They both have Aveda educations and apprenticed at Arrojo Studio in New York City.

Sitting poolside one weekend, Amanda Galmiche started daydreaming of her own salon and asking "What if?" Luckily, her friend and co-worker Rachel Korman got serious, and together, they opened Mane Stay Hair Studio in St. Petersburg in January.

Both Galmiche, originally from Detroit, and Korman, of Palmetto, have Aveda educations and apprenticed at Arrojo Studio in New York City. But their paths didn't cross until they shared the same station at a St. Pete salon. After breaking out on their own, the women are growing their business slowly.

"We're taking our time and doing this right," said Korman, 31, a mother of two. They have six chairs, potentially more soon, as well as a few apprentices who help with clients.

Galmiche, 32, with her bubbly personality and purple hair, travels across the country teaching hair-coloring classes. She has more than 40,000 followers on Instagram (@thehaircolorexpert) who get to see before-and-after transformations, hair process videos and her beauty tips. She and Rachel (@trustyourhairdresser) stay up-to-date with trends and are excited to now offer hair extensions, Korman said. "Our client is California meets Brooklyn girl," Galmiche said. …

Full Story

Shopping Planner: Back to school edition

PLAE shoes are adjustable and come with a Growth Spurt Guarantee.

Courtesy of Jenny Heller

PLAE shoes are adjustable and come with a Growth Spurt Guarantee.

So Long, Summer: Back to School Events
Well, here it is. The last weekend of summer before most area schools go back Aug. 10. For some kids, this is the last hurrah of sweet freedom. Some parents are counting down the days until the return of their sweet freedom. Whatever your emotional disposition on back to school, here are a few fun ways to be prepared.

Tax Free Weekend: Saving money is always a blast, and Friday through Sunday, state sales tax is waived on school supplies, clothing and computers. This back-to-school special takes place at all retail stores throughout Florida. See floridarevenue.com for a detailed list of what’s covered.

Back to School Fair: This event at Tampa’s WestShore Plaza will get you prepared with workshops, exhibits and speakers, and will also be fun, featuring live entertainment and activities. The first 500 kids will receive a free book bag. It happens from  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 250 WestShore Plaza. (813) 286-0790. westshoreplaza.com. …

Full Story