Best Of 2022

Kids’ stuff—baby stuff, in particular—is expensive as hell. Chances are, the kiddo will only be using it for a few weeks until the next growth spurt. Swaddles are going for $40 a pop brand new these days, and carriers are in the hundreds. Thankfully, there’s Stellie Bellies. All four Pinellas locations are carefully organized and packed with knowledgeable staff. What started as a single store in St. Pete has grown over the last 20 years into the best place for like-new baby, kids, and maternity goods on the cheap. Plus, you can bring in your recently outgrown toys, furniture, and clothing and get credit towards future purchases. Chances are, whatever little one needs/wants next is available upcycled at Stellie’s for a quarter of the cost of new. Parents, friends of parents, and grandparents take note. Your mom friend thanks you in advance.

Goods & Services

Goods & Services
Winner: Wrench Masters
2. Knorr’s Car Care Center
3. Pasadena Car Care
Winner: Suncoast Federal Credit Union
2. Bank of Tampa
3. Achieva Credit Union
Winner: Barley & Mane
2. Uptown Barber
3. Tim's Barber Shop
Winner: The Bar Method Tampa
2. Impulse Pole Dance & Fitness
3. Barre Central
St. Pete Beach’s Betty Shop is named for owner Liz Calver’s grandmother Betty, a beach lover and outdoor adventurer. The waterside shop is filled with beachy, comfortable Florida-living clothes and gear. Calver dedicates a portion of all sales to marine conservation and education. She’s out with a bucket every few weeks cleaning up the beach and getting others to do the same. Clean Coast Initiative, her nonprofit, was recently created to do educational-based beach cleanups, workshops, talks, and community projects. Betty Shop is on a mission to protect paradise.
Winner: Chainwheel Drive
2. Outspokin Bicycles
3. Tony's Bike Shop
Breathing Through Life’s Alyssa Bedard is a doula, birth educator, lactation consultant, all-around baby guru and nonstop advocate for birthing. A mother herself, Bedard’s knowledge knows no bounds as she works to help birthing people before, during, and after pregnancy. Our community is lucky to have someone with her wealth of experience—especially when it comes to the ever important pre-labor hip-openers!
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Winner: A Boat Day
2. AquaSol Adventures
3. Encounters With Dolphins Clearwater Beach
Winner: Dr. Ashley Heintz at Ashley Heintz Acupuncture
2. Dr. Nyguen at BellaVive Natural Health Clinic
3. Dr. Carrie Graves Wellness Center: The Wellness Tree