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OUTDOORS WITH EDISON Decorate your outdoor space with art inspired by Southwest Florida’s most famous winter resident: Thomas Edison. Pick up a few Light Bulb Terrariums, which are well suited for decorative flowers or living air plants. You can also place candles in the glass bulbs to help illuminate your patio. Channel inspiration from the inventor and get creative with these inexpensive terrariums, just $ 9.99 each. Pick one up at the Edison & Ford Winter Estate store ( 239- 3347419, edisonfordwinterestates. org) or at the Edison Ford Shoppe ( 239- 437- 3754) at The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers.
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Baby’s Spring Float with Activity Center ($ 21.98) not only keeps your baby safe but entertained. The play station has a squirter, rattle, stacking rings and a teether. The float itself has three positions to accommodate your little one as he or she grows and learns how to swim. The removable canopy offers UV protection for baby’s tender skin. The octopus arms are also storage units, and for easy clean- up, a storage bag is included as well. Find the float at the Toys R Us store in Fort Myers ( 239- 275- 7409) and online at toysrus. com.
FREEZING FUN Who doesn’t like dessert? Ice cream screams to be served at your outdoor soirees and this new Ice Cream Maker ($ 34.99) from T- fal is perfect for parties, entertaining and everyday desserts. At home chefs can whip up frozen treats in just 30 minutes with the help of this device. And it’s not just traditional ice cream, the plug- in machine can also make frozen yogurt and gelato in a variety of flavors. Can it get any easier or any more delicious? Find the T- fal Ice Cream Maker at Kohl’s department stores in Fort Myers ( 239- 2753667) and Cape Coral ( 239- 573- 9037) and online at kohls. com.