• Vendor Spotlight – jane’s short and sweet

    jane's shortbread cookies

    Putting the Vendor Spotlight on jane’s short and sweet is easy for two reasons: one, the products are fabulous and two, the mission is critical. jane’s donates any profits from her delish shortbread cookies and skin-softening sugar scrub to Toolbox4Life, a nonprofit that gives at-risk women valuable life skills. Michele, our owner and head box […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – Bungalow 23

    Bungalow 23 Cocktail Mixers

    Bungalow 23 cocktail mixers were named using part of the founder’s address and are hand crafted and they use real fruit purees and juices. In these high-end mixers you’ll find blueberries grown in the fertile soil of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, pears picked from Washington’s Wenatchee Valley and prickly pear cactus harvested from California’s Salinas Valley. […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – Poca’s Hottest

    Michele came across Poca’s Hottest hot sauces at the Artegon Marketplace just off International Drive in Orlando. Artegon is a different kind of shopping experience … it’s packed with small shops of local artists and artisans plus restaurants, a movie theater and a few big box stores. Wendy from Poca’s Hottest has a full display […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – giddy paperie

    giddy paperie

    This “Vendor Spotlight” on giddy paperie will be a direct quote from the Head Box Lady, Michele. “Leslie is so talented!!! I can’t wait to put her 2016 calendars in FSFF boxes. I love sending cards so I really appreciate giddy paperie continuing to create custom stationary in the text and email era. I enjoy […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – Dirty Sailor Girl Soap Co.

    Dirty Sailor Girl Soap Co. - Five Star Florida Finds

    While we are constantly on the hunt for awesome local vendors, sometimes we are lucky and they find us! Such is the case with Dirty Sailor Girl Soap Company. They sent us a note through our website. We looked them up and WOW! We are so inspired by their mission to aid women and families […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – GulfStream Candle Company

    GulfStream Candle Co

    We take regular trips around the state hunting for new artisans and vendors. On a safari in Indian Rocks Beach, Michele visited Hammerheads, a combo Ace Hardware Store and fun boutique shop. The lovely smells from the display of Gulf Stream Candles reached Michele before she spotted them. Her favorite is Grapefruit & Mangosteen. Upon […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – Fat Cat Gourmet Foods

    Fat Cat Cranberry Habanero Relish

    In this “Vendor Spotlight” we’d like to introduce you to Fat Cat Gourmet Foods! The owner, Eyal, found us on Instagram. His delicious hot sauces and relishes are sold all over The Sunshine State. We are going to carry Fat Cat Gourmet Cranberry Habanero Relish and we know you’re going to love spoiling your friends […]

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  • Vendor Spotlight – It’s Brittle!!!

    It's Brittle! - Five Star Florida Finds

    Meet the sweetest new artisan to hop in a FSFF box, “It’s Brittle!!!” It’s Brittle!!! (yes, that’s THREE exclamation points and even if it wasn’t their name, they deserve it) is a Windermere-based candy operation that has revamped old-fashioned peanut brittle with specialty ingredients, spices and lots and lots of nuts. Try the Sea Salt […]

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  • Custom Box Spotlight – The Tampa Bay Rays

    Tampa Bay Rays_Five Star Florida FInds

    I remember the day I became a baseball groupie all too well. Fresh out of high school and working as a cashier at Winn-Dixie on Madeira Beach, I would often ring up groceries for players from the Baltimore Orioles. The teams had spring training in St. Pete and the Orioles stayed in the condos right […]

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  • Custom Box Spotlight – Olive Garden Managers

    Olive Garden_Five Star Florida Finds

    We were lucky enough to create custom holiday gift boxes for a group of local Olive Garden managers. These fabulous, hard-working folks got one of two options: For the ladies, a Gulfstream natural soy wax candle, S.H. Farms artisan soap, a tea towel from giddy paperie and yummy triple berry spoon fruit from Heavens to […]

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