Shopping Planner: Localtopia, Women's Expo and more
Cool Community: Localtopia
Downtown St. Petersburg’s Williams Park will be transformed into a hotbed of activity on Saturday, thanks to the annual Localtopia festival, left. Keep Saint Petersburg Local brings enough variety in activities and goods that it’s family-friendly, but cool enough for the hipsters, too. While the event is predominantly St. Petersburg businesses, they will have a few outsiders in a section they’re calling “Neighbors and Nomads.” The event is organized into “villages.” The Arts Village will include the Native Collective; the Health and Wellness Village will feature Brick Street Farms; you’ll find men’s clothing vendor Grey Space, among many others at the Makers and Merchants Village and a skate ramp and Anchor Skate Supply at the Skate Village.
The Family Village is where a bunch of fun activities happen, including the Tampa Bay Rowdies doing Human Foosball. Vendors on wheels include the Nomad Art Bus and Ashe Couture’s Airstream. The event has a full lineup of entertainment, including music from Lounge Cat. Local restaurants and food trucks will be available including — this is not a drill — a Mazarro’s food truck. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 330 Second Ave. N. localtopia.keepsaintpetersburglocal.org.
Female Focused: On Point Women’s Expo
The On Point Women’s Expo, happening at West Shore Plaza on Saturday, was designed for women, by women. It features more than 100 exhibitors offering business, life, style and health resources. Hosted by On Point Executive Center in Tampa, exhibitors include accessories and apparel by Traci Lynn Jewelry and LulaRoe, candles and essential oils from Pink Zebra and doTerra and home decor by Flippin Rustic. Samples and deals will abound. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 250 West Shore Plaza. (813) 350-7800. onpointexecutivecenter.com/womens-expo.
My Pampered Valentine: Couples’ Party at BoTiki
Valentine’s Day is on the approach and BoTiki boutique in Gulfport is focusing on couples for their Pre-Valentine’s Day Party on Wednesday. Come in and enjoy pampering, treats and a little shopping, too. They’ll have champagne and chocolates, a free gift from Brighton, a raffle to win a $100 shopping spree, specials and an aesthetician from Jane Iredale cosmetics giving mini makeovers. Of course, single people are welcome, too. 5-7 p.m. 3015 Beach Blvd. S. (727) 498-8757. bo-tiki.com.