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Boca Grande Art
Boca Grande Art

Boca Grande Art is a wonderful way to stay connected to the island at all times no matter where you call home.  The island provides amazing backdrops for artists and photographers including historic lighthouses, amazing sunsets, unique wildlife, beautiful flora and more.  Whether you call Boca Grande home or are just visiting, adding island scenery and paintings or photographs to your wall can provide much needed relaxation and tranquility as…

Boca Grande Shelling
Boca Grande Shelling

Boca Grande shelling is some of the best in the world.  In fact, the entire southwest coast of Florida from Tampa south to the Ten Thousand Islands is a wonderland for shell-seekers.  Boca Grande and the barrier islands of the greater Charlotte Harbor area are easily accessible, but not overrun with too many residents or visitors due to the low density of hotels or resorts in the area. Barrier Island…

Boca Grande Trunk Show
Boca Grande Trunk Show

Boca Grande is home to two very unique and popular trunk shows.  The Gasparilla Inn Trunk Show series takes place January through April during the height of the Boca Grande season.  This year’s series of shows and vendors are bigger and better than ever (be sure to check Gasparilla Inn site here for any last minute additions or changes).  This year’s announced lineup is as follows: Jan 9th-11th – Jennifer…

Gasparilla Inn Trunk Shows
Gasparilla Inn Trunk Shows

The Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande’s only full-service resort, recently announced their 2020 Trunk Show lineup.  Shows will occur throughout the season until April 20th.  Always check the Gasparilla Inn site for any last additions or changes to the schedule> Gasparilla Inn Trunk Shows 2020 Jan 9th-11th – Jennifer Tyler Jan 24th-26th – Deborah de Gorter, Ed.it, Jodi Rose Jan 30th-Feb 1st – Daniella Ortiz, Vanessa Heaney Jewellery Feb 6th-8th –…

Boca Grande Influencers
Boca Grande Influencers

Despite Boca Grande’s small village beach town style, the island is quickly becoming a hot spot for social media “influencers” and launch pad for some of the biggest brands in the retail industry. And while you may not notice them, these Boca Grande Influencers are among us and here to stay. Intagram Stardom If you have an instagram account, and follow particular accounts, you can watch product roll outs, celebrity…