Shop til you drop in Hyde Park Village
Fuel up at Buddy Brew
Palm Beach vibes at J. McLaughlin
I’m obsessed with this sweet little basket bag I picked up at J. McLaughlin
Playing with new summer designs at Kendra Scott
Always love to visit the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM! Learn all about it here: “Sprinkles Cupcakes in Hyde Park Village”
In addition to being a yummy treat, Sprinkles has a pink brick wall that always makes me take pictures with it 😉 I am loving this adorable nautical print dress and sweet hydrangea clutch from Shop Borough. Isn’t it fun & oh so southern?! You can get 10% off with the code “sosarahhunt10″!
If you’ve been following along, you may have noticed that Hyde Park Village is one of my favorite areas in Tampa. It is a quaint outdoor shopping center full of history and close proximity to the water. I love how they’ve incorporated local boutiques with larger retailers and amazing dining. The calm of Hyde Park Village is a welcome retreat from the hustle & bustle of Tampa, and it always makes me feel relaxed and happy. Dallas friends – This is our equivalent of Highland Park Village, so it feels like a little like home 🙂
I usually find myself there at least once a week when I am not traveling. Two weekends ago, I found myself there on Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday! To say I’m a fan would be an understatement. I took my mom for a fun girls shopping day, and wanted to show her all of my favorite spots. My first stop is always Buddy Brew to get my caffeine fix. Buddy Brew is a local specialty coffee shop with multiple locations in Tampa Bay. Not only do they have amazing coffee, tea, and eats, but the people are super friendly and the aesthetic is perfection. It’s very fitting that their motto is “brew good, do good.”
After getting energized, my mom and I ventured over to J. McLaughlin and Vineyard Vines for some summer shopping. I love the nautical vibes in Vineyard Vines, and it always makes me want to go sailing. If Vineyad Vines is Nantucket, then J. McLaughlin is Palm Beach. I love the interiors in these stores, and they always give me major design and outfit inspiration.
We then made our way around to Don Me Now and Scout & Molly’s. They have the sweetest staff and the cutest clothing & accessories. Bartaco is right next door, so margaritas and tacos were calling our name. Bartaco is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Tampa. The décor, food, and service can’t be beat.
After we got ourselves into a good food coma, we walked it off to Kendra Scott and Salt Pines on the main drag of Swann Avenue. I have been a Kendra Scott fan since I lived in Dallas and discovered her when she began in Austin in 2010. It has been so much fun watching her empire grow, and it’s amazing that she’s in hundreds of stores now. I was so excited when the Tampa boutique opened last year, and I always love visiting to play dress up and see what I can create at the Color Bar. They have the nicest staff who is always willing to play stylist and make you feel right at home. I hosted my Blog Launch party there in April – Check it out here! I also posted about my favorites from their new summer collection & shared the details on my palm print dress here!
Salt Pines is a fusion of Florida preppy with southern flair. They have something for the whole family, and it’s one of my favorite go to spots when I’m shopping for the men in my life. They also have a great selection of women’s clothing and accessories like the ever-popular Bourbon & Bowties bracelets that everyone loves. Did I mention they have a bar set up after hours?
My favorite place to eat dinner in the village is On Swann. It’s unlike anywhere else in Tampa – they do everything with purpose, and each detail has meaning & history behind it. The décor and ambience is picture perfect and inviting. The owners’ goal is to promote social engagement & conversation in an elegant atmosphere, and they have certainly gone above and beyond. It’s like a big living room overlooking Hyde Park Village. Every piece of architecture has a story, from the repurposed barn wood floors, to the silverware curated from the homes of old Tampa family estates. The food is amazing and my personal favorites are the kale salad, cheese board, and rigatoni. They also have a fabulous brunch!
I could go on and on all day! As you can see, Hyde Park Village is the perfect destination for friends, families, date night, or exploring on your own. In addition to amazing shopping & restaurants, it is a lively hub for community events, such as Friday’s At The Fountain. The central fountain with it’s shady oaks is the perfect gathering spot (and photo op!). It’s definitely a must visit if you are in Tampa Bay!
I’ve highlighted a few of my favorite places to eat, shop, and see if you find yourself in the area. Let me know what you think!
Clothing & Accessories:
- Kendra Scott
- J. McLaughlin
- Scout & Molly’s
- Salt Pines
- Don Me Now
- Vineyard Vines
- Lulu Lemon
- Brooks Brothers
- Seventh Avenue Apothecary
- Pottery Barn
- West Elm
- Sur La Table
- On Swann
- Wine Echange
- Goody Goody
- Buddy Brew Coffee
- Sprinkles Cupcakes
- Hyppo Ice pops
- Murals & inspirational street art sprinkled throughout the village
- Dinner & a movie at Cinebistro luxury theater
- Photo opp in front of the fountain in the middle of the village
*This post was sponsored by Hyde Park Village, but all opinions are my own.
A Day in Hyde Park Village