In this new location, Erik Carroll, owner and designer, will be working with clients to build the bauble of their dreams through custom jewelry design, and also to help them find that special piece for any occasion or budget, big or small. Baubles & Bubbles is the exclusive retailer in the Tampa Bay area of many designer lines featuring contemporary pieces for both men and women. Those designers include Jolie B. Ray, Gabriel &Co., Elyssa Bass, Zoe Chicco, Alkemie, K.C. Designs, Dyanne Bell, Buddha to Buddha, and Noam Carver, with others being introduced soon.
“From its flagship store on Rodeo Drive to our new location here on Beach Drive, you’ll be able to find a fabulous selection of Ritmo Mundo watches, as we’re now the exclusive retailer for the brand in the Tampa/St. Pete area,” said Carroll. “Ritmo Mundo is the official watch of the St. Pete Grand Prix and will be unveiling a special timepiece for the 2014 race.”
A native New Yorker, Carroll began his career there in the City’s Diamond District before moving to St. Pete eight years ago. He brings 20 years of jewelry sales, design, and consulting experience to the downtown St. Petersburg community in his New York-style boutique, which provides a comfortable, relaxed shopping environment.
“Beach Drive is the hub of the thriving downtown St. Pete community as it’s not only frequented by locals, but is also a must-see destination for tourists. Our visibility and accessibility here will be considerable, and the pairing of our jewelry with Bella Moda’s fashions is sure to be a great fit,” said Carroll.
Rita Johnson, owner of Bella Moda, has been in the Beach Drive location for over two years and specializes in the latest women’s fashions with distinctive designs for everyday to special occasion. “Adding Erik’s unique jewelry pieces to my clothing lines absolutely enhances the shopping experience for our customers by giving them that perfect finished look,” said Johnson.