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Take a (local) trip to Paris and indulge with these decadent, sweet lavender macarons ($2.30 per, or $13 for six). This French bakery ignites the senses with Parisian décor and menu items from Croque Monsieurs to French Brie baguettes and an array of other tasty treats for any special occasion. Croissant & Co., 323 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 480-1700

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Tote this Gulf-side must-have accessory to the beach for spring sunsets. Throw in a matching woven cotton rug and settle down with your feet in the sand and a chilled glass of rosé in your hand. Bag ($72), matching rug ($38). Posh, 327 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 786-1008

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Slip into this flattering one-piece suit, ideal for all shapes and sizes. While everyone up North is still wearing 50 shades of black, put yourself in shades of purple paisley. Ask about the matching cover-up for this Tommy Bahama Paisley Leaves plunge tank suit ($158). SunBug, 141 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-7946


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These hand-crafted, fragranced candles have been reshaped and molded into chic spring home décor, redefining the notion of “always having flowers in the house.” Habersham Candle Company’s Wax Pottery Vessels ($18.95-$24.95) infuse an array of scents in each bowl (and they have plenty of scents to choose from). Island Gift Nook, 227 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 488-6161

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Scentations White Linen & Lavender Legacy No. 07 Potpourri Bag ($19.95) releases a nostalgic scent and instantly relaxes all headed into its aromatic direction. Merging Mediterranean lavender and wild African violets, this potpourri ends with a simple trace of sun-dried linens. Cleopatra’s Bath & Body Boutique, 241 W. Venice, Ave., Venice, (941) 484-2105

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