Clothing, Gifts, Boutiques & Shops
Unlike other boutiques, BECASA is more than just a store; it’s a clothing brand too. Its creation stemmed from local founder Emily Raffield’s love of beach-ready fashion and her desire to make pieces that would become staples. “We take our clients' feedback into the design process each season and love to create things they don’t want to live without,” Raffield says. Beyond its Gulf Coast-inspired styles, the store itself exudes a coastal chic vibe with exposed brick, fresh cut palms, unique merchandise -- home decor, gift, apparel -- and an overall feel that blends Old Florida with tropical whimsy. Shop online at www.shopbecasa.com.
Did the rain ruin your beach day? Too much sun? Seeking a beach alternative? You don’t have to be bored. You deserve to have fun! Indoor art classes at Art of Glass are the perfect way to escape the weather and add a bit of creativity to your vacation! Our 1-hour classes are relaxed and informal, so you can feel free to express yourself without feeling pressured. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced artist, our art classes will be a fun and inspiring experience. After you create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece, we cover it with a clear resin, and you pick it up the following day. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your art class today!
Richard Bickel's photography crosses 70 countries and has been published throughout the world. His passion for exotic waters - Africa's Niger and Burma's Irawaddy - brought him to Apalachicola in 1994. He has since been capturing the rich culture of Florida's last stand, publishing the best-selling photo books, The Last Great Bay and Apalachicola, An American Treasure. Bickel's work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Conde Naste Traveler and Travel and Leisure, and internationally in Die Zeit (Germany), The Times of London and Italian Public Television.
A recipient of the Golden Quill for photography and the New York Art Directors Club Award, Richard Bickel has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. He resides in Apalachicola where he maintains a gallery of his photography in the town's historic district.