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Oak & Adze Specializes in Mancrafts (and Slingshots)

Looking to tame your unruly beard? In the market for a wooden bow tie? Need a slingshot for your next outdoor adventure? Yes, I said slingshot. Oak & Adze is a men's shop in historic St. Augustine that prioritizes stocking essentials for the rug...

This Festival is More Than Strawberry Shortcakes

Who doesn't love strawberries? Better yet, who can resist indulging with a little bit of strawberry shortcake? You can get your fill of all things strawberry at this year's Florida Strawberry Festival running March 3-13 in Plant City. The 11-day c...

How Eustis Celebrates George Washington

George Washington may have never slept in Eustis, Florida, but that doesn't stop the Central Florida town from going all-out in celebrating his birthday each February. GeorgeFest got its start 114 years ago and the patriotic celebration is still g...

Big Bug Takeover at Leu Gardens

Who knew a bunch of gargantuan-size insects could be so lovable? And approachable? You'll be an instant fan of David Rogers and his "Big Bugs" outdoor exhibit at Orlando's Leu Gardens. Running now through April 15, the traveling exhibit uses art i...

Warby Parker Moves Into Oxford Exchange

You can now pick up a pair of new glasses while hanging out at Tampa's popular Oxford Exchange. Warby Parker has taken over what used to be the bookstore inside the iconic building. The New York-based designer eye wear company is known for offerin...

The Ancient Art of Making Dugout Canoes

Dugout canoes are among the oldest forms of watercraft and were used by ancient peoples in North, Central and South America for centuries. They played an important role in their everyday lives, having an impact on everything from travel and trade to ...

What To Do On The Oldest Street in America

St. Augustine’s Aviles Street is famous for being the oldest public street in the nation. Maps dating back to the early 1570s show the narrow thoroughfare that was originally called Hospital Street. At the time, the Royal Hospital of Our Lady Guadalu...

The Most Laid-Back Barber Shop in Florida

Cody Garrett would like to keep his DeLand barbershop on the downlow. He doesn’t advertise and, at the moment, only accepts walk-ins. Guys put their name on a chalk board, are given a time estimate and then can sit on one of the old wooden benches an...

Say a Prayer at the Philanthropy Chapel

Cause-driven retailing has become big business as shop owners look to give back on a global level. Many small retailers now give a portion of their profits to worthwhile charities, making both the retailer and the customer feel good about doing good....