Monday, October 4, 2010

Cruise Captiva's Royal Residences

Have you ever passed one of Captiva’s Estate Homes and wondered what it looked like inside? A new tour, “Cruise the Royal Residences of Captiva” a creative endeavor between Captiva Cruises and The Royal Shell Companies will allow the public to tour exclusive Captiva Estate homes for the very first time this weekend Oct. 9, 10, and 11.

Just as Columbus discovered America, you are invited aboard Captiva Cruises’ 45’ classic catamaran The “Santiva” for a personal voyage of discovery. Sit back and enjoy Captiva’s beautiful surroundings with expert island commentary and experience first hand a few of its magnificent private estate homes courtesy of The Royal Shell Companies. Depart from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva for a two hour cruise that is sure to captivate and inspire.

Interested persons should call 239-472-5300 to secure their reservations with a credit card. Cost is $50 per person. Cruises depart from McCarthy’s Marina twice daily. The 9 a.m. Brunch Cruise includes a continental breakfast. The 2 p.m. cruise includes light hors d’ oeuvres and wine; bottled water is served on all cruises. A taste treat of Norman Love Chocolates awaits you as you depart the boat courtesy of The Royal Shell Companies.

If you delight in learning about local environs, architecture, interior design and art, this is your cruise! At each estate you’ll be greeted by a representative of The Royal Shell Companies acting as docent for the property. Tour the interior of the estate and then back on the boat for the trip to the second private residence. Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity. “Cruise the Royal Residences of Captiva” this weekend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What to do on a rainy Sanibel-Captiva day

Rain Rain Rain and more rain.
What better way to spend a rainy day than with a glass of tropical wine. If you visit Sanibel Tropical Wines in The Village Shops on Periwinkle Way, you can,
#1 taste before you buy and
#2 purchase a bottle of thier 100% Florida Citrus Grower approved wine!

Remember, a century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock...Three hundred years before California became a was being made in Floirda!

This week they have 10% -50% off select items and they have interesting wine accessories in their store. ON SALE is their Mamma Guava wine while supplies last.

Mango Mamma & Hurricane Class 5 (white sangria type) come in adult sippy pouches which are great at the pool because they don't break!

Put some adventure in your day. Stop in and pick up an unusual tropical treat!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sale Away Memorial Day on Sanibel & Captiva

Residents and guests will find a ton of fun awaiting them on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva this weekend. Along with frolicking in the pristine waters off the white sandy beaches, spend a little time exploring the various shopping centers along and adjacent to Periwinkle Way. Sidewalk Sales runs Saturday through Monday, May 31.

Sale into these fine centers for some great bargains!
Tahitian Gardens 1975 Periwinkle Way
Adventures In Paradise - 20% discount on all Orvis Fly Rods plus a great sales rack of some of thier finest clothing - for men & women.
The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry has two specials! For the Sidewalk Sale receive 50% off a select group of fine jewelry designs *requires a donation of $20.00 to the Animal Refuge Center. Their Memorial Weekend Special - purchase 4 Chamilia Bracelent Beads and receive one sterling silver bead free * $27.00 value. *Cannot be combined with any othr special offers or discounts.
C. Turtles has a rack of their trendy clothes on sale for 20% - 30% off.
Needful Things has some of thier fun items on sale for 50%.
Synergy has a brand new rack of cool summer dresses for under $20!
Sanibel Resort Wear has select items marked down 20-50%.

The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle right where Palm Ridge Road takes off to the right.
Why Knot & Why Knot Relax who are having a 50% off sale. Great deals on their comfortable clothes. A really good time to find out why Why Knot has so many followers!

Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road for a bite to eat at Over Easy Cafe and have a great time looking at the shops there. Suncatchers'Dream, , Island Paws, jb designs all have Memorial Day Specials for you to discover.

The Memorial weekend sale runs Saturday through Monday. So you'll have plenty of time to explore the island and make great discoveries. Every door leads to a new adverture.

Friday, May 7, 2010

On Sanibel & Captiva Mother's Day? Why Knot have some champagne???

Are you over 21 and looking for something fun to do with Mom on Mother's Day?

Why Knot, a Sanibel Island fashion destination locatied in The Village Shops at 2340 Periwinkle Way, is serving complementary champagne at their Mother's Day shopping event. One of their customers favorite lines, FLAX Linen, has just arrived so shop while the selection is at its best. Other great designer labels as well as their signature Why Knot Relax fashions will give shoppers plenty to see and try on! Enter the drawing to win a complementary haircut from Tribeca Salon, also in The Village Shops. For phone numbers & directions to The Village Shops visit

Monday, December 7, 2009

Luminary Volunteers Go Above & Beyond!

It was a dark and stormy night indeed. The rain was coming down in buckets. If we were up north this would have qualified as a blizzard. The police were hired, auxiliary lighting in place and paid for, bands were on the way, food and beverages were ordered…so on with the show! The rain didn’t stop, but at about 5:15, rays of sunshine did appear. They were the volunteers arriving in their bright yellow t-shirts!

They came with Santa hats, smiles, good cheer, excellent voices for caroling, towels, slickers and flashing necklaces. They wiped down trolley seats, sang carols, passed out the glow sticks, laughed and had a great time. Once again Sanibel came through with a very special event for guests and residents alike.

On behalf of The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber administrative staff and myself, I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all who participated. This year you truly outdid yourselves and I’m positive guests will have wonderful stories to tell when they return home.

To all 62 volunteers and the Chamber administrative staff, I extend my deepest appreciation. What a wonderful group of people to work with;it takes more than a bit of rain and wind to dampen your holiday spirit!

Captiva’s Luminary

Saturday night on Captiva the rain stopped and the wind died down. Captiva definitely had the better evening. Rotary volunteers were available and willing to bag and set up as usual Saturday morning but the rain didn’t stop until late afternoon. Denice & John Beggs who spearheaded the Captiva volunteers very much appreciate John Carney and his group’s effort to assist.

Larry Northorp and his crew from Northorp Landscaping along with Jason & Jesse from Royal Shell Vacations pitched in at the last minute for Rotary filling and placing the bags along Andie Rossie Lane. Kiwanis Club, along with their families and friends lit the bags and the Lions took them down on Sunday. Santa & Mrs. Claus were in attendance and the participating businesses looked lovely and showed their holiday spirit by caroling, decorating for the season and overall good cheer!

With sincerest appreciation to all…those who volunteered, Santa & Mrs. Claus, those who opened their businesses to the public, the trolley drivers, police officers, and the many service groups who were ready and willing to assist as well as those who braved the weather and came out to shop and experience some good cheer. I wish all of you a very happy holiday season.

Good Tidings,

Barbara Harrington
2009 Chairperson Sanibel-Captive Chamber Luminary
Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Board of Directors
Marketing Manager R.L.R. Investments L.L.C. retail shops

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tribeca Salon host Fundraiser for Friends Who Care

Sanibel, FL (November 23, 2009) – Tribeca Salon in The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle Way hosts a one day fundraising event for Friends Who Care Monday, December 7th. A portion of the proceeds from all hair care services done that day will be donated to the Friends Who Care organization. Call Tribeca Salon at 239-395-3800 to participate in this special one day event!

Friends Who Care is an island organization that works on an anonymous basis and assists families in crisis throughout the year. During the holiday season they organize the Giving Tree program. Children from island families and families that work on the island in need of a little extra support during the holidays are the recipients of the gifts from generous islanders.

Pick up a Giving Tree “ornament” and create a brighter holiday for a child. Giving Trees are located at Tahitian Gardens, Olde Sanibel Shoppes, The Village Shops, The Post Office, Fire Department, City Hall, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, The Senior Center and local banks. Return new, unwrapped gifts to any of these locations by December 15th. Friends Who Care will sort and wrap the gifts and disperse them to the various families. If you would like to volunteer and assist with sorting & wrapping, please call Sally at 472-5152; adults only please.