Best Of 2017

Cathy Salustri

There’s sort of an event horizon of weddings around CL these days, with three of us planning the big day. Bradshaw and I will tie the knot within two weeks of each other (we both scheduled our weddings around Best of the Bay, because we love our jobs just that much). While we have many things in common — our mutual love of salt water, dogs, and bubbles —we’re planning vastly different events. Mine is decidedly more casual. I wanted to get married in a swimsuit, but that was a bit too casual. Local designer Rebecca Joy designed a beautiful alternative. She has a great eye for what looks good on people and her company, ReJoys Art, has some eminently wearable fashions that make you happy to get dressed. —Cathy Salustri

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Goods & Services: Local business is good business.

Misty Thomas of Health Mutt.

Local business is good business.

Sean O'Brien

Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell

Best Acupuncturist

  • Runner Up: Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture
  • Runner Up: A Touch of Wellness
Best Antique Shop

  • Runner Up: Knot on Main Street
  • Runner Up: Dysfunctional Grace

  • Runner Up: Beacon 430 (St. Petersburg)
  • Runner Up: West Park Village (Westchase)

  • Runner Up: Dick Blick/Blick Art Materials
  • Runner Up: Hobby Lobby
Best Auto Dealership

  • Runner Up: Dimmitt Automotive Group
  • Runner Up: Brandon Ford
Best Auto Repair Shop

  • Runner Up: Murray Motive (Oldsmar)
  • Runner Up: Tires Plus (Multiple Locations)
Best Bank

Suncoast Credit Union Website. Convenient local branches, access to thousands of ATMs, exclusive member seminars and sponsored events throughout the community.

  • Runner Up: Bank of America
  • Runner Up: Chase
Best Barber Shop

  • Runner Up: Sapia's Barber Shop
  • Runner Up: Billy's Corner Barber Shop