Pineapple Passeggiata

May 9th, 2013

Join Sarasota’s savvy shoppers, foreign film buffs, antiquarians, artists, collectors, vintage & couture fashionistas, diners, spa lizards, and all-round hipsters when they gather EVERY 2ND FRIDAY to stroll on South Pineapple Avenue.

Shops and galleries that are usually closed at night remain OPEN from 6 until 8 PM (some as late as 9 PM).

Delight Couture
Delight Couture
One-of-a-Kind Custom & Vintage Apparel
537 South Pineapple
Photo: Skip Lombardi, Copyright © 2013

With its Roaring Twenties Ringling-era Spanish-Med architecture, exuberant wall murals, and attractive plantings, South Pineapple and the adjacent live-work-dine enclave of Burns Court comprise one of Sarasota’s most engaging neighborhoods.

Since Mother’s Day is only a few days hence, be sure to come out this Friday, May 10, 2013, to stroll, shop, and stay on for a film or al fresco dinner. In fact, this Friday would be the perfect time (before the Sunday Moms’ Day brunch-crunch) to bring Mom out for a relaxed and stylish evening on the town.

Tortise and Pearl
Tortoise & Pearl – Extraordinary Art Prints, Antiques, & Accessories
539 South Pineapple
Photo: Skip Lombardi, Copyright © 2013

We’re sure you’ll want to mark your calendar for the second Friday of each month for the rest of the year. There’s always something new to experience in this charming quarter.

This week you’ll find casual Italian fashions at newly-opened Jelosa. Discover Sarasota’s cutting-edge boutiques, studios, and restaurants when they first pop up, here in pedestrian-friendly Burns Square, where Pineapple meets Orange Avenue.

Map of Pineapple/Burns Square:

Can’t come Friday night? No problem, since most of the Pineapple shops will also reopen by late Saturday morning. So, count on enjoying the Saturday Sarasota Farmers Market before you meander along Pineapple.

In addition to her shop, you’ll find Delight’s breezy creations under her white tent at the market every Saturday (right next to the big red double-decker Java Dawg coffee bus).

You can’t—and shouldn’t—miss it!
Sarasota Farmers Market: Every Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Delight Couture at the Downtown Farmer's Market
Shoppers at Delight Couture at the Saturday Morning Market.
Something to suit every princess & her fairy godmother…
Photo: Skip Lombardi, Copyright © 2013
Delight Couture at the Downtown Farmer's Market
More at Delight Couture at the Saturday Morning Market.
Photo: Skip Lombardi, Copyright © 2013
Note: Even off-season, nearly all shops in the South Pineapple area are open Monday through Saturday, from late morning until late afternoon or evening. However, a few are closed on Monday so it’s a good idea to check before planning your visit.


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