Punta Gorda’s Quaint Little Shops

Punta Gorda

Copperfish Books

Copperfish Books is at the top of my list for visiting in Punta Gorda. But there are so many quaint little shops filled with just that special little something you do not even know you need, for yourself, or for gifting.  There is no shortage of eateries either.

Tiki’s Boutique is located next to the bookstore and is filled with special little trinkets and Brighton products. I discovered a softer than silk little leather bracelet that I just had to have. Now that I’ve found this cool little place I’ll be stopping by to buy gifts… My husband Jack found the wine… All from small vineyards and reasonably priced.

On to Copperfish Books where we browsed and oohed and aahed over all the books, both old and new. It’s such a pristine little shop with the cutest little children’s department.  I am looking forward to starting my little job there tomorrow. And check out the mural on the outside wall.

Karen, at Copperfish, turned us on to a brand new wine and chocolate shop just around the corner. So we hurried over to find them doing a wine tasting. And we met the nicest couple. The chocolates are not just beautiful, they are delicious! Punta Gorda Chocolate & Wine. 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112. They do tastings each Saturday until four.

We chose Punta Gorda for an overnight adventure because we had such a great experience several years ago. It was our anniversary! We booked a charming restaurant called The Perfect Caper for dinner. Our experience five years ago was dynamite. They had a lovely piano bar; the food was delicious and new. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed this trip. It was not horrible, but it was not nearly as good. No piano bar. And some of the food was just not up to par.  There aren’t many places that stand up to the test of time, unfortunately.  But all in all we had a good time.

Having said all that, we sure were anxious to get home this morning. And the kitties were happy to see us. That is, when they could be pried from their napping spots:)


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