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Flamboyan Welcomes Eighty Five & Sunny Gift Shop

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Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

August, 2022

Above: When it comes to original T-shirts and tank top designs, check out Eighty-Five & Sunny.

Top of the page: Beach bucket sets, Caribbean Sol sunscreen, and kiddie watercraft inflatables are available in one convenient spot — Eighty-Five & Sunny.

The spirit of “Endless Summer in Paradise” is reflected in an exciting new enterprise on the lush grounds at Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas.

Welcome to the all new Eighty-Five & Sunny Gift Shop. What a terrific addition to the unique Northside vacation complex! Adding to the positive vibes, the clever name is a bow to the island’s year-round daily forecast for fun.

Owned and operated by Brian Cox, the shop sits adjacent to his on-premise restaurant, RooT 42 Bar & Grill. He also runs One Pub in Red Hook.

The gift shop is a departure from his other ventures — one Brian recognized as an important addition to the scene at Flamboyan Resort where guests have access to two beautifully appointed pools and Magens Beach is just a half mile down the road.

Now, shoppers have the opportunity to check out displays of colorful beach toys, inflatables for kids, original design T-shirts, tank tops and beach bags, wide-brimmed hats — plus lots more fun-in-the-sun items.

At the Eighty-Five & Sunny checkout counter,  convenience items including sunscreen and basic over the counter  travelers’ needs are on display. 

Day Manager Makia Petersen-Harris showcases a collapsible cooler tote while highlighting the Tropical Pop Popsicles Frozen Smoothies available at Eighty-Five & Sunny.

The latest ‘sign of the times’ at Flamboyan On The Bay points the way to Eighty-Five & Sunny Gift Shop.

Island postcards and St. Thomas signature stickers are on display at the Eighty-Five & Sunny Gift Shop checkout counter.

When it comes to clean, safe sun care for the skin, Eighty-Five & Sunny carries the Caribbean Sol line of sunscreens. According to Brian, the all-natural, reef-friendly products “… combine earth’s purist minerals to create all-natural, sustainable, biodegradable, environmentally, and people-safe sun and skin care formulas.” 

Eighty-Five & Sunny also carries mementos of paradise ranging from Island Girl jewelry to coffee mugs, home goods, silicone glassware, local hot sauces, collectible ornaments, magnets, bottles openers, and lots more eye-catching options.

Tropical Pop Popsicles are available in the freezer, as well as frozen smoothies in luscious flavors. Let smoothies defrost naturally at the beach, on the boat, or anywhere you want to drink in frosty cold refreshment. All Tropical Pop products are made from locally grown fruits including mango, tamarind, passion fruit, guava, coconut, pomegranate, and more.

Above: Proprietor Brian Cox and Day Manager Makia Petersen-Harris welcome you to the all new Eighty-Five & Sunny Gift Shop.

The rum cakes available at Eighty-Five & Sunny are great gifts with a tasty tie-in to the eatery next door. RooT 42  Bar & Grill offers premium quality cakes on their dessert menu. What a great way to check out your favorite flavors!

The accommodating staff at Eighty-Five & Sunny includes Day Manager Makia Petersen-Harris and Night Manager Jamie Walthall. 

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, follow on Facebook.

Left: From unique coffee cups to colorful silicone glassware, Eighty-Five & Sunny Gift Shop offers terrific choices.


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