Best Of 2013

Best curiosity shop and craft lounge: Roadside Attraction and Gypsy Camp Craft Lounge

Best curiosity shop and craft lounge

Just off a sleepy stretch of Indian Rocks Road that leads into posh Belleair, in the too-oft-overlooked strip mall known as Antique Alley, Roadside Attraction is a “Carnival of Creativity” that stocks Florida memorabilia, vintage Mardi Gras beads, tiki tchotchkes, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Meander past a menacing monkey statue, where a craft lounge invites customers to create mixed-media treasures as owner/bon vivant Carol Cortright pours mai tais and other mod cocktails. It’s all very fun and fabulous — and in Belleair Bluffs.