Thursday, December 13, 2012
During the last 12 days before Christmas, Largo Patch will share gift ideas from a local business each day to help wrap up your holiday shopping.
Since the holiday meal often depends on the hard work of the cook or cooks in the kitchen, this guide of local gifts for the last 12 days before Christmas starts with gifts for the baker, cook or coffee lover on the holiday list. Indian Rocks Road's Beans About Cooking offers a great selection of cookware, bakeware, serving dishes and kitchen gadgets. Ever lose a lid or need an extra lid in the kitchen for a pot or dish? Popular this year are the silicone lids, which can go on steel, glass and plastic ware. Plus, the lids work from the freezer to the microwave, said shop co-owner Pam Timmons. Like coffee? Beans About Cooking sells coffee, plus various unique carafes, coffee makers and mugs. Ever had muffins get stuck in the pan? Beans …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Largo Patch highlights interaction with our readers. Today, it's a reader-posted event listing for a holiday sampling and shopping event at I Love Cupcakes in Largo.
Thanks to Patch reader Jocelyn, who posted this event listing for a "Cupcakes and Couture" event at I Love Cupcakes in Largo. The bakery is inviting the public to sample their baked goods and catering items as you plan for upcoming holiday parties and try to complete your Christmas shopping list. There will an exclusive trunk show from Jocelyn Carpenter, independent stylist for Stella & Dot. The event is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4. See more details in the event listing on Patch. Hosting an event in Largo and trying to spread the word? Post it on Patch for free! Largo Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Cyber Monday is just one day away. Are you planning on doing some holiday shopping online? Florida's Division of Consumer Services offers some tips to help you stay safe.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thanks to Florida's Division of Consumer Services for providing this information. Many consumers will be visiting online retailers in search of great bargains this holiday season. Shopping online can be fast and convenient, and can provide shoppers the opportunity to find the best deals without leaving the comfort of home. Unfortunately, the Internet can also provide plenty of opportunities for scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. The following are some tips for avoiding fraud while shopping online: Use Familiar Websites: If possible, try to stick with a known reputable company that you or your friends and family have done business with in the past. Before making a purchase, verify the return policy of the item you're …