Best Of 2017

BEST PLACE TO BUY AN OLD FLORIDA POSTCARD — AND MAIL IT: Gulfport Beach Bazaar

BEST PLACE TO BUY AN OLD FLORIDA POSTCARD — AND MAIL IT

This is the sort of place you could never plan. It’s a mash-up of the general store/thrift store/vintage shop/post office/town hitching post — in short, the quintessential Gulfport place. I mail postcards, browse long flowy yoga-esque plants and buy beach ephemera here. They sell tickets to all the local events, carry local authors and always have something you need. You won’t find much anything new, but things I’ve bought include Tiki salt and pepper shakers, a wooden oar that classes up my back porch and a gorgeous blue decanter. Now, if only they had a soda fountain... Gulfport Beach Bazaar, 3115 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. 727-381-8548. Gulfportbeachbazaar.com —CS