When you walk into the eco-chic Green Pineapple boutique, you’ll see their motto painted elegantly on the wall: “Where everything has a story.” Located at the upper end of Duval St. in Key West, this store is a sanctuary from all things mass-produced, a decided relief from the kiosks closer to Mallory Square. Green Pineapple boutique — Photo courtesy of Mark Certonio
With a focus on what owner Deborah Lippi calls "mindful consumption," the store is packed with creative upcycled items like candles in old tea cups or vintage cans, silver spoons flattened into pendants, Mason jar wine glasses and canvas bags made from recycled sails.
Whether it’s one-of-a-kind jewelry from around the globe, handmade wooden kitchenware or breezy tropical clothing, the eclectic offerings focus on fair trade and support for artisan women around the world.
In the back of the store, you’ll also find Lush Bar, which is a coffee, wine and chocolate bar. Run by Mark Certonio, who is also the director of the Key West Food and Wine Festival, this intimate spot has six stools crafted out of old wine barrels and a bar made from reclaimed Dade County pine.
In keeping with Green Pineapple’s mission, Lush Bar puts an emphasis on certified organic, sustainable, biodynamically grown or fair trade-certified items.
Choose from their extensive selection of chocolate bars like the chocolove bar with chilies and cherries in dark chocolate (complete with a love poem on the wrapper). Or stay for a wine and chocolate tasting with Brix chocolate, which is formulated to pair with different wines. You’ll also find a nice selection of locally-sourced artisanal Florida Keys sea salt and Florida Keys honey. [PHOTO_236766]