Best Of 2018

Best shut up and take my money: MERMOSA WINERY & BOUTIQUE

Weather permitting, for me, Sunday afternoons tend to involve three things: beach, mimosas (minus the O.J. because who are we kidding?) and psychedelic swimwear you won’t see anyone else wearing. Recently rebranded from Cerulean Bleu, this off-Beach Drive boutique still offers swimwear options, but the selection is much less resort-y, and includes eccentric lines like Maaji. Oh, and they sell their own line of bubbly — and it’s pretty good beach drinkin’. The fact that you can sample it while you shop (though they only sell by the bottle, not the glass) makes it a little dangerous if you’re on a budget. But they do plan to offer their bubbly in beach-friendly cans soon. 400 Beach Dr. NE, #161, St. Petersburg. 727-498-8984, —KB