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What’s Hot in Southwest Florida

May 25, 2022 11:30AM ● By GINA BIRCH

VEGAN TREATS It takes only three ingredients and a whisk to whip up these allergy-friendly treats for the family. The Vegan Knife’s selection of cake and donut mixes are free of gluten, soy, wheat, eggs, dairy, and nuts, but full of flavor and smooth texture. Beginning at $5.99; 


LOVE LETTER BLANKET Don’t just tell your loved ones how you feel, wrap them in a handwritten lover letter with these custom-made blankets from the independent artist-run Frankie Print Co. Sentiments are transcribed to the soft material using your own handwriting or a proprietary cursive font. The perfect gift for Mother’s or Father’s day, birthdays, or anniversaries. Beginning at $159; 

FRENCH PRESS TO GO Busy parents, dropping kids off at school or hustling to work, don’t have to sacrifice quality coffee thanks to this portable French press from Espro. The double microfilter keeps the cup free of grit, and a special filter stops flavor extraction, so coffee doesn’t get bitter. It’s also leak-free. $44.95;   


LUXURIOUS LOUNGEWEAR For the family that likes matching loungewear, Lark Adventurewear will keep you picture perfect. Made from a soft bamboo fabric blend, these items are breathable, moisture-wicking, tagless, and stain-resistant. They come in a variety of colors in both adult and children’s sizes. Essential Tee $37, Jersey Jogger $44; 


SPACE-SAVING SOFA Not your average pullout couch, this plush, modern sofa from Resource Furniture transitions to a bunk bed big enough for two adults. Containing a barrier on the top bunk, a safety locking mechanism, and an integrated ladder, it’s made in a wide range of upholstery fabrics to suit any space. Starting at $6,675; 

  STEPPING ON A CLOUD Roam’s Cloud slippers hug your feet with molded footbeds, memory foam in the upper section, and neoprene for wicking moisture in the midsoles. Made from sugar cane and plants, they are eco-friendly, with proceeds supporting a foundation for at-risk children. From $130; 


SINLESS SNACKING Forget the dip, these chips have it all—except for dairy. From Christie’s Chips, there is finally a line of chips for vegans who have had to give up ingredients such as cheese and sour cream but still crave the flavors. Even the most diehard of cheese lovers won’t realize what’s missing. 3-pack $13.99;  


COLORFUL STORAGE Scout’s new spring collection includes a line of storage bins in five solid colors that won’t compete with existing home décor. The colors are designed to complement while organizing your space, offering a fresh spring cleaning and organizing solution. $20-$66.50; 


GROWN-UP LEMONADE This isn’t your kids’ lemonade; it’s spiked. Fishers Island Fizz is a lighter, effervescent version of the brand’s original Fishers Island Lemonade, made from premium vodka and barrel-aged whiskey. Deliciously refreshing and low in alcohol, it comes in a sleek can for on the go. 4-pack $15.99; 


JEWELED PHONE STRAPS A fashionable way to hang on to your phone while wrangling kids and groceries, the Lookstring wristlet features a variety of designs using colorful beads, cut glass crystals, onyx, raw stones, porcelain, and charms. Simply loop it through the switch hole opening on the bottom of your cell phone case. $29-$89;  


DECORATIVE DINNERWARE Jazz up your tableware for spring with this new Carolina Irving & Daughters for AERIN collection. The hand-painted ceramic pieces from Portugal come in three colors and include everything from espresso cups to dinner plates. $20-$250;