Shopping Lake Worth for under $16.00

Every year about this time i find things that anyone can purchase even with an allowance.  I started with Studio 205 or affectionately Andy’s store .

all sizes and popular patterns

My favorite item flip-flops which wear well  and are only $12.99  Actually there is so much with low prices then I spotted these unique antique bobbins.  I have no use for them but a collector certainly would enjoy displaying or anyone working with fiber art.  On to Starbuck where I had previously purchased reusable take out mugs for my beach forays with friends.

need I repeat under $16.00

These mugs were discreet and quite attractive for the minimalist.  Ok  Kilwins was next in the past I had seen things but this time only perishables.

remember Dark chocolate is the healthy one

I guess we do need stocking stuffer and they speak for themselves.  The Surf Shop was my next stop.   You name it they have everything that surfers need like hand crafted wrist bands,  even some sort of local made pomander

$14.99 suits my budget

but I like the Sunglasses which I miss-place often .  Now on to the French place right next door to the health food store. Last time I featured the French bar glasses or should I say the iconic French Glass ware.   But I found these wonderful hand towels, made in Normandy, priced right and 100 % cotton.  A great hostess gift when a bottle of wine sends the wrong message.  Check them out.  Now on to our favorite Paws on the Avenue.  Yes, dog tags are always nice but how about these toys.

laughing out loud

This gefilte fish tickled my funny bone, then of all things a dredle.  Oh well why not.  Then the one store most go to as all the prices are reasonable for these imports.  It’s been some years since i saw didgeridoo that were so readily available.

made of bamboo

Artist Fred Hunt had acquired one and taught himself how to do the round breathing at age 72.  Give it a try only $9.99 and you can add more design and colours to them.  Have you a would be musically inclined person in your home?   A recurring image is part of our tropical make up, life style is the Flamingo  this blog started with one and here ends with one.   More to come about shopping within this Charming quaint little seaside town with a beach of its own.

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down memory lane

Down memory lane possibly a double entendre.  Down to Coconut Grove, down the rabbit hole as Alice on a chases the rabbit and I my  memories.  Many  years ago Artists Purvis Young and Fred Hunt were honored with the title of Miami Masters at this event.         Many friends came out this weekend (last weekend) as it was sunshine for both days after many days of daily rain.  Much has changed no remaining galleries those became virtual office spaces with large TV screens and advertisements.  Many new restaurants I’d never heard of.

Grovites Maryann and John volunteering

Friends came up all saying they follow me on this blog.  So I owe a more regularly scheduled post after all this is about our quirky little seaside town  Lake Worth (Beach)  and all that is LW. Watch out folk,  there may be an influx of new people.  One already has her house up for sale and will rent here to see where she will best fit in (Lisa).  Others have been eyeing the activities that Lake Worth offers.   The LGBT community center is of interest  for Kristine and her bride.  They recently married in Thailand.

just another form of vehicle down the sidewalk among bikes, trikes, baby carriages

Coconut Grove is part of Miami, does not offer this and has 5 million people plus congestion.  Recently Coconut Grove has been following our suit creating LFL. I’ve said often the reason we picked Lake Worth it reminded us of what the Old Grove and Old Key West were.

Alice dropped by and extended invitation to tea

My trip was to enjoy the Mad Hatter Art Festival  and visit and care for my friend who fell off scaffolding.

The Festival spread out into the streets, well always had. So I share photos  and a pop up book for my friend who could not come and help me this time as planned. Loved the event. As I chatted with Alice for a bit and I casually asked her what her name was “Alice” with out a hesitation.  All I know she is 15 from one of the magnet art schools and stayed in character.

I loaned it to this young women on the second day and she rocked it.

I won 2nd place  ($50 )at a local eatery, for my hat that last was seen at the Running of the Roses Derby Party here in Lake Worth.  1st place went to a very clever Steampunk hat.  Tea time was wonderful .  more photos on my Face Book page .  There was also a silent auction with two bikes among other gifts donated by the BID .

not sure if she got bigger or smaller as I was later for a very important date.

Tea Time with Alice

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Pete Roubekas in his kitchen last year.

will be different for many who annually found themselves at the Farmer Girl. Last year was 32 years of open door, no register and serving  over 1,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day including delivery to those who could not come in person.   This year Pete Roubekas family begged him to come home to dinner.   I wish him a happy reunion, all the comforts of home after 32 years of generosity.  With all my love and gratitude of Lake Worth from all who enjoyed Thanksgiving  meals at the Farmer Girl over the past 32 years.  Not to be forgotten and thanked the famous and not so famous volunteers servers.

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Hello neighbors

Two things happened this week that make having good neighbors important, sometimes critical.  One of my neighbors was reported,  a missing person* five days.   The other is about how we view ourselves.  Royal Poinciana was fortunate to have their street clean-up this past Saturday.. The street selected this time was south C st. including the alley between C and D.   Just midweek  a company hired by our city to cut the grass in the alley way, did. .  What they do not do is remove the large debris.  That was left to us as you can see Sarah Parr Malega and President Kenia Valdez removing the left over stuff that the company does not deal with.  Having Nick Petrino assist with his crew was just awesome and much appreciated. .

Kenia Valdez Pres. & Sarah Par Mallega of RPNA

The combined effort yielded 10 truck loads of stuff.  Mind you we are not allowed to go onto property to remove the offending beer cans, plastic bags.  There are still eye sores and the City is still overwhelmed.  The City of Lake Worth  has been doing a tremendous job of vegetation removal. ( Been watching the 21 ft high 2 acres of vegetation getting under control up in Sunset Ridge. ) Still needed is a cleaning of the storm drains, as this neighborhood also floods. We did not have the right tool which SWA provided us..  Neighborhood  participation has great value.  In cleaning we met two new homebuyers, both with teenage children.   *  One of our RP disappeared for 5 days.  Who knew?  This can happen to any one of our elderly. He went down the road  for a bite and fainted.  No one knew who he was there, he ended up in hospital.  Unbeknown to us all his animals left to fend for themselves indoors.  Till PBSO put two and two together he was identified.  So know your neighbors at least in your block.



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Hello Lake Worth Florida

Not sure what I should lead with, what all happened this morning or with the awesome turn out yesterday at our newest business downtown on Lake Ave..  It’s been one of those businesses that gives a town a new landmark, its pink, it’s,big and corner location location.

Lake Worth now has a Bookstore! Congratulations to the family business that took the plunge.  Ir was welcomed with open arms by our community.

Line of bibliophile making their first purchase here.

Just about everyone came as these photos will show. Recognized many from the Parrot Cove Neighborhood,  It got so crowded that it spilled onto Lake Avenue. The Staff that will be helping is seen here.

 you know Heni Seif, Monika Larasson, Todd Ketcham who are there to assist you.

A cafe is in the works, a children section of course.  Special orders to keep up with the latest NOBEL PRIZE winners. The ribbon cutting took place inside (guess everyone is captured by air).                                         One of the items that i eyed was the temporary literary tattoos.  I might go for one of them.  Ask me where I live, Royal Poinciana yes, but the actual address as I lift my arm “221 Baker Street”. LOL If you prefer Hamlet well they have him also. Et tu, Brute?.

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Almost exciting weekend

Lake Worthy news that should make everyone leap for joy.  Today we see the opening of a new Bookstore. the Book Cellar in the pink building, on the corner of J st. and Lake Ave.  All invited.  (met all my good men at bookstores) They will also have a cafe but not just yet.  Then another great bit of news AWE Flowers is moving next door to the Lake Worth Art League  608 Lucerne with plenty of parking.  Now if you want to know more go to the source.  Lake Worth’s Information Center just across from our Library on the Cultural Plaza.                                                                                   Sad to say cancelled was the first seasonal Art Al Fresco on the Beach art show, due  to weather, however they rescheduled for next Saturday and Sunday. Support your local artists.   Also happy news the Little Free Libraries are mostly up and operational.  So purchase a book you’ve been wanting at the Book Cellar then leave it at one of the Little Free Libraries with a book review.. FYI  There is one that specializes in children books, it is  at 404 S. C St.  Then  We are fortunate come out and support the local businesses.  $5 breakfast here at Mulligans with a view.  Another $5 breakfast is at CJ’s Island Grill Fri. Sat. and Sun. only with Karin Albano.           We are fortunate! this photo was taken only two days ago in  Coconut Grove Miami so lets count our blessings. 

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Eclipse Lake Worth Beach

An interesting day in Lake Worth yesterday, a lot of anticipation and then the clouds moved in at the apex .   Heard of every kind of scientific and none kind of viewing possibilities.  However I knew exactly the kind of photo I wanted as my camera lens     would never do.  

Here are the photos of the wonderful people I met on the pier.  They came from Columbia, Turkey, a few from Lake Worth unincorporated,  Greenacres, West Palm Beach, Brazil, Arizona, Kentucky and the  offices right across the street of our Lake Worth Beach.  All I met were gracious and lent me their glasses, at the end I did get a photo through one of them.

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