Friends and family frequently ask about my adoration for beach and coastal living and why I always dreamt of residing in the Bay Area. My answer? “I was a mermaid in my former life”. Thankfully, there’s Mermosa Winery & Boutique, a one-of-a-kind local shop where I can be a mermaid in my present life too.
Mermosa Winery & Boutique
Mermosa Winery & Boutique, formerly known as Cerulean Blu, is a women’s clothing boutique on downtown St. Pete’s iconic Beach Drive. They specialize in curated swimwear and resort-style clothing that are perfect for our weather. Mermosa also offers organic sparkling wines, which are made in Oregon wine country, as well as specialty mer-made creations you can try while you shop.
The wine options are Mersecco, a sparkling white wine, as well as Mermosa, which is sparkling white wine with orange and pineapple flavors. Both Mersecco and Mermosa are available in 750 mL bottles as well as 250 mL cans that come in a 4-pack that are great for packing to the beach or enjoying by the pool. Siren Sangria is the newest addition to the winery. It’s a spiced sangria with warm, holiday flavors like apple and cinnamon and is perfect for this time of year.
Mermosa is delish and I love the subtle citrus flavors. It makes for a great, ready-made beverage. I’m loving the crispness of Mersecco though and use it as a base. I’ve added a splash of my favorite juice as well as paired it with strawberries and both variations were mer-mazing.
Shop Like a Mermaid
One of the things Mermosa advertises that I was super interested in was the in-store fitting. I’m 5’11 with long legs and I’ve lost quite a bit of weight recently (down 40 lbs!), so getting measured was more than necessary for me. After taking my measurements, Kaitlen picked out a number of bikinis, tops, pants, and dresses for me to try on. I played dress up for the day while enjoying wine… #Winning.
Mermosa Winery & Boutique promises the ultimate shop and sip (and suit up) experience in paradise and it was just that. Everything I tried on was light and comfortable. The pieces were flowy and as if I wasn’t wearing anything at all. Kaitlen and Desiree were super helpful with their suggestions, often bringing me other items to try on, as well as offering more wine (holla!).
What I liked about Mermosa Winery & Boutique:
1. The wine. This needs no explanation.
2. The music. Ain’t no party like a mermaid party folks. From Fleetwood Mac to Michael Jackson to NSYNC, there’s a tune for everyone to love on the Mermosa playlist and it makes the shopping experience that much more enjoyable.
3. The staff. All of the women were friendly, supportive, and knowledgeable, offering a shopping novice like myself plenty of helpful tips to have me looking and feeling my best.
Mermosa Winery & Boutique
400 Beach Drive, Suite 161
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701