Winter is coming to a close. And while you may not see them yet, the signs of spring are all around! We found some fabulous finds from City Market merchants where spring is putting on a show with the latest colors, styles, trends, flavors and fun! Welcome spring with selective trends of today that will become your treasures of tomorrow!
Crashing Waves of Pearls and Gems!
Bijoux De Mer Fine Jewelry
Are you a trendsetter? We thought so. When the seasons change so does your jewelry wardrobe and we love that Bijoux de Mer has all the natural colors of the the warm sunshine and emerald, blue crashing waves of the Gulf! Life is just too short for boring jewelry. Artistic jewelry designer, Renee, loves to push the boundaries of conventional jewelry design. Available in fine jewelry stores, nationwide and internationally, even on luxury cruise lines, her designs are popular with celebrities, and featured in runway shows. Renee’s flagship gallery is right here in Destin allowing the opportunity for a one-on-one experience in designing your perfect jewelry piece—whether pearls, exotic gemstones, 18K gold, or precious metals. Yours is waiting! Renee even custom-made genuine Moonstone bracelets for the Sinfonia Gulf Coast event in February, which, of course, everyone adored! We can see why Bijoux de Mer keeps getting voted Best in Destin!
Cupcakes Call for Color! Sweet!
USA TODAY listed Smallcakes as one of the “Top Ten Cupcake Places to Try” in the country! And we’re just lucky to have one right here in Destin! Smallcakes at City Market not only creates award-winning cupcakes that wow judges and find their way to celebrities, it’s like spring cupcake heaven on earth with flavorful frostings and a variety of new cupcake flavors for March! Many will take you to memories of childhood such as the Orange Creamsicle—a reminder of the pastel ice cream truck with its music tinkering, rolling through the neighborhood and all the kids running to get money to buy the Dreamsicle! And the Marble Cheesecake is back (available Mondays and Thursdays). Or fit your flavor fancy, and request a custom order for, well, just about anything you can think of! Even personalize with custom edible logos and images on treats baked fresh with up to 18 signature flavors daily, even gluten-free!
The Fine Art of “Frilling!”
Frill Seekers Gifts and Personalized Fabulous Finds
The fine art of entertaining is evident across the South. From small gatherings to swanky soirees, hostesses like to display their menu choices in an elegant, unique way. Frill Seekers Gifts Family Spirit Board can be used as a handy cutting work surface or as a Charcuterie Board for a wine and cheese party. All the board options are made of eco-friendly bamboo, maple or reclaimed wood. Each can be engraved with a monogram, an initial, a family name, team slogan, a quote, image or even a corporate logo. Realtors and corporate executives purchase these personalized products as closing and housewarming gifts and employee appreciation awards. They also make a very personal, unique gift or a keepsake home décor piece for brides or birthdays. Frill Seeker’s personalized entertaining line has also expanded to include custom engraved wine and champagne glassware, acrylic serving pieces and ice buckets. It’s easy to see why this shop wins Best Gift Shop in Destin, year after year. And just wait until you see their signature, complimentary gift wrap. You’ll be “frilled,” that’s for sure!
Spring Beautiful! Spring Feel!
Pure & Couture Salon
When you walk out of a salon, your hair says it all! Sashaying out with a blonde sparkle, brunette curls, or a gorgeous blonde blend + extensions will give you gorgeous texture for the outdoor spring weather! Warm up the color for warmer weather! Like magic, Pure & Couture’s hand-tied hair extensions are a game changer for anyone, adding thickness and volume–a BIG answer for hair struggles! Add styling, makeup, color, a pampering facial, kinesiology or even a therapeutic massage and you will adore your mighty spring makeover—you are spring beautiful with a spring vibe! Pure and Couture Salon’s team of stylists listen to what YOU want your hair to look and feel like and work with your skin tone, face shape, lifestyle and budget. Then show you how to maintain it with the best products. You were made to do beautiful things! Feel beautiful doing them this spring!
Spring Fling Dressing..Lace, Tassels, Colors!
Dressing Room Boutique & Art Gallery
Chock full of lightweight, bright and beautiful wardrobe and jewelry pieces, the Dressing Room Boutique’s collection of clothing will make you swoon. Be as girly as you want to be in sweet lace for sweet dreams. We’re slightly obsessed with their new lace bodysuit and their best-selling tops — back in refreshing new spring colors! Too, their Tassel earrings are perfect for vacay and your next backyard soirée. Who doesn’t love a little (or a lot of) arm candy? Bring those lovely arms in for some sweet treats. Dressing Room Boutique can help you pump up your basics with a little flare, whether headed to work, out for date night or a typical errand run—you’ll always look your best. Best known for classic style with a twist, the Dressing Room takes the guesswork out of fashion, and can help you pick out your spring fun wardrobe! But, beware, choosing one piece for our favorite was simply impossible.
The Flavors of Spring!
Tropical Smoothie Café
Drink to the vibrant colors of spring (and your health) with nutrient-packed goodness in featured superfood smoothies, all made-to-order. Discover how tasty real fruits, veggies and juices can be when prepared in a delicious, smooth and delectable smoothie. Want something you can sink your teeth into? Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s menu boasts bold, flavorful toasted flatbreads, wraps, sandwiches, quesadillas and bowls custom-tailored to suit your tastes all with a bit of tropical spring fun! Blend together with a Bahama Mama, a combination of strawberries and white chocolate, and a healthy reason to celebrate all the vibrant colors of spring! Stop by the cafe and enjoy a fun, relaxing atmosphere and a spring blended with a colorful, tropical flair! Here’s to the newness of spring and your health! Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.