Next we headed to Hazel + Dot, a Tampa based boutique full of unique accessories and home decor. When I’m looking for a special gift, stores like this are my favorite! There are so many one-of-a-kind products to choose from, and all of them are hand-selected by the owner. There were many Florida and Tampa themed books, home items, women’s accessories, and even toys and other cute products for babies and toddlers.
Our pit stop at the Mini Doughnut Factory had all of us jumping for excitement! A mid-afternoon doughnut and ice coffee break on a hot Tampa day was exactly what we needed! And since they are, in fact, mini, you don’t feel so heavy and sugared out when you’re done. Unless you order copious amounts, plus a doughnut milkshake to boot. (Yes, they blend two donuts INTO a vanilla milkshake, topped with whipped cream and an additional mini donut to garnish.)
|Pictured here are the Homer Simpson, Campfire, and Sweet Pig|
Our last stop of the day was such a fun surprise! Fancy gourmet popcorn is all the rage these days, and this was my first time trying it! An adorable shop on South Howard, Chef Inspired’s popcorn is popped fresh daily; they cater to special events of all sizes, and customers can even create new flavors. I got to try many, and they were all delicious! My favorite was Birthday Cake, which was surprisingly accurate. Vegan cheddar. was also great!
We got back to Ferg’s Live just in time for food, drinks, and photo booth fun at the VIP Hour. I had such a great time meeting and learning from inspiring social media professionals and enthusiasts, and I can’t wait to participate again next year!
Which of those stops is your favorite?