Beach Biz Buzz


Stacie Krupa

Beach-Place-Consigment-Biz-Buzz-Island-Sand-PaperThe big pink elephant along San Carlos Blvd has a beautiful new owner and that’s Stacie Krupa!  Stacie is a master artist who recently moved into 17649 San Carlos Blvd and has made the space a vibrant and attractive gallery setting and her personal studio.  After 18 years of owning her own gallery on Islamorada in the Florida Keys Stacie has come to Fort Myers Beach to share her artistic talents and vast education in Fine Art & Psychology. A Florida native, Stacie has worked with dozens of agencies for art commissions and charity and has worked with HGTV on several occasions to showcase her talents in painting, drawing, commissions and murals.

Stop by and visit Stacie and see her amazing work. She is most always on site creating something new. There is something for all art lovers! The Gallery is planning a family fun day for all ages on Nov. 9. Watch for details. Hours:  9am-6pm Monday – Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday. Phone: 305-942-0614. Website:

Beach Consignment

Beach-Place-Consignment--Beach-Buzz-Island-Sand-PaperIf you love the tropical living lifestyle then you must visit Pat Tarvin and her new Beach Place Consignment store! The newest great place to buy and consign coastal style furniture, accent pieces, lighting, accessories, art and much more.  Beach Place also is a great way to sell your gently used coastal furnishings and beach style decor.

Whether you need a complete living room set, dining or bedroom set, they have it all!  Want to add a colorful accent chair? Stop by and browse the wide selection of coastal décor. Brighten up your living space without needing a loan. If you enjoy visiting SWFL consignment shops, this place should definitely be on your list!

Beach Place Consignment, located at 20351 Summerlin Road, Unit 113 (Summerlin Rd. west towards Sanibel, in the Beach Place Plaza, next to the Residence Inn)
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm. Phone: 239-432-4903

Kava Culture

There’s a new drink in town called Kava and it’s served in many delicious ways at the Kava Culture Kava Bar located just off Fort Myers Beach. Sisters Caroline and Jacqueline Rusher, co-owners, have put together Kava and Kratom drinks using Kava Root, a unique tropical herb which contains compounds known as kavalactones. These compounds may help to keep your mind calm, sharp and clear. Kava Root Powder is quickly becoming one of America’s most popular herbal supplements, due to its purported properties as a relaxant.

Whether you’re enjoying the outdoor patio, playing one of the many board games, relaxing on comfortable sofas with chill music, you will unwind from your day with a Kava drink in your hand. Stop by and join the Kava Culture Tribe and enjoy life! Kava Culture has four locations in Florida, with one in Bonita Springs and one in downtown Fort Myers. Kava Culture Kava Bar is located at 17979 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. Hours: Daily 10am -12am. Phone: 239-590-8933. Website: