Friday, April 8, 2011

Delightful Dunedin

Have you ever heard of Dunedin, Florida? Maybe not if you are not familiar with Florida or Tampa Bay. For those of you that have suffered in the cold and miserable winter season (I know, I'm from Cleveland), this place is a little slice of paradise!

It has a bit of everything and I'm so happy to have discovered it. Ok, well actually, I had been there before. Once I think for a little lunch and quick shopping (which it has lots of) but never really investigated it. So I set out on a little sales mission to hopefully sell some of my greeting cards to a few of the shops.

A little background on Dunedin; picture a quaint little village with awesome shops and cafes. It is located just north of Clearwater Beach on the Gulf side of the state. Yes, by "gulf" I mean as in Gulf of Mexico. So its this little bustling town on the Gulf of Mexico. Complete with marinas, beaches, antique shops, and a bike trail going straight through the middle of it.

It is home to Caladesi Island, that looks like something out of the Caribbean, and The Toronto Blue Jays spring training!

I mean this place is hopping! Lots of locals, some tourists, kids, pets, farmers markets, etc! Its awesome!
I did end up meeting a lot of the shop owners that day and they were delightful. Each taking the time to look at my cards and two shops in particular placed orders. So let me give a shout out to Ellen from DRAGONFLY GARDENS who has an adorable garden shop. And to Marsha and Patti from the ENCHANTED BRANCH (oh and they also own the candy shop across the street)! Great folks and a great day! Thanks Dunedin!!!!!!

So go check out this little treasure of a town. If you like bead shops, paint your own pottery, art galleries, consignment stores, antique malls, ice cream shops, unique gift shops, pet stores, wine stores or just great food, you will LOVE Dunedin Florida!