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Retail therapy


There are few things I love better than shopping. I love looking as much as I love buying. Here is a trio of accessories from local retailers that draw inspiration from the sea. Enjoy!

— Scott Simmons, Editor

Sea Urchin Cachepot

Excentricities has cultivated this ocean-inspired cachepot.

I love the textures of the crisp, white ceramic piece, which is about 6 inches high and 7¼ inches in diameter. Picture it with an orchid or two, and you’ll see their vision. As for me, I could see it in my living room.

It’s $32 at Excentricities, various locations;

Seahorse chairs

You’ll be sitting pretty in this pair of 1950s cast aluminum chairs designed and created by Molla. They’re painted in flat black, but the seahorses have a kiss of silver. Also handy: There’s a matching settee priced at $3,000.

They’re $3,000 for the pair at Iconic Snob Galeries, 2800 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-832-2801 or

Octopus porcelain

Cod & Capers’ market is my go-to place for oysters and other shellfish. I also like to have lunch in the café.

But Cod & Capers’ team also has assembled a nice selection of accessories for entertaining.

I especially love the Abbiamo Tutto collection of “Pulpo,” or “Octopus,” dinnerware. Made in Italy, it is as practical as it is pretty — it’s microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

Dipping set is priced at $44. Cod & Capers is at Crystal Tree Plaza, 1201 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach; 561-622-0963 or

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