I was curious about this fine gifts shop with a shop mascot, a bulldog named Lucy. This afternoon I finally stopped in. Blue Heron Fine Gifts is an elegant space full of unique treasures from around the country. They feature items from local artists as well as from other parts of Florida and nationwide.
I had been networking with the owner, Leslie Brown, for a couple of months on Facebook so walking in the store I felt like I was greeting a friend. Leslie definitely has a passion for her business and for the items that she and her husband, Dennis have hand selected from all over.
I started at the counter where most of the unique hand-crafted jewelry were displayed. I could practically feel my debit card trying to jump out of my purse as I looked through the incredible pieces. From beach glass hand-wrapped in silver to bronze work, there was a real variety of items to choose from.
Leslie showed me around the store, where we looked at the variety of pottery, sculptures, paintings and framed artwork.
The couple’s love of fine food is evident in their selection of teas, spices, olive oils and pastas. In fact, they will be sampling the pastas this Saturday at their Spring Pasta Tasting Event.
I definitely recommend adding Blue Heron Fine Gifts to your list of shopping experiences when you visit Panama City Beach or if you live in this area. I know that it will be one of my first stops when I am seeking out something special to give as a gift or to treat myself!
The shop is located next to Publix in the Breakfast Point Shopping Center.. 11260 Panama City Beach Parkway.
You can follow their updates on Facebook to be notified of upcoming events and to see photos of new products that come in.