Staff Picks: a tea room, the best popcorn and more

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Shaffer’s Tea Room

Picked by Nancy Kumpulainen, Assistant Art Director

Not only does Shaffer’s Tea Room have a huge selection of tasty blends of different organic teas and local baked goods, they also make some of the best tasting, home-brewed Kombucha I’ve ever tasted! Everything is brewed using a unique water filtration system that happens to also be used at the White House. They also offer an array of unique gifts that are handmade, from different parts of the world which give back to their respective communities when purchased. How cool is that!? Good vibes all around.

(14 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach // Facebook)

The Original Popcorn House in Delray Beach

Picked by Karen Jacaruso, Account Manager

“What’s your flavor? How about cheeseburger or ketchup? It’s all gourmet and freshly popped. The owner Geri says whatever flavor you think of, she’ll POP it!! One of her four kids may take your picture upon arrival and clothes pin it up on their wall. The best popcorn I’ve had!”

(10 N.E. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach // originalpopcornhouse.com)

Four Seasons Beauty Bar

Picked by Lori Pierino, Art Director

“The perfect place to shop for that special someone for Valentine’s day, Four Seasons Beauty Bar carries a ‘not-to-be-found-just-anywhere’ selection of fragrances, skincare, hair care, makeup, bath and body, diffusers and candles. From the minute you walk through the door the amazing fragrances and beautiful bottles will transport your mood from hectic to ommmmm!”

(5030 Champion Blvd, Boca Raton // fourseasonsproducts.com)

Boca Raton Fine Art Show

Picked by John Thomason, Assistant Editor

“Your average Joe Schmo with a palette and a canvas isn’t going to be represented at this annual downtown Boca art fair—unless Joe Schmo happens to meet the rigorous qualifications of the festival’s panel of jurors, which bring a combined total of 120 years experience to bear while judging originality, technique, execution and overall professionalism. The high quality of the Boca Raton Fine Art Show’s juried process makes it as much an outdoor museum exhibition as an art sale, offering a state-of-the-arts survey that is designed to accommodate the pocketbooks of all attendees. Visit the fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.”

(hotworks.org/bocaratonfineartshow)

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