Lovin’ Ikea


 Ok, we finally did it…we went to Ikea and fell in love with the store and the whole atmosphere of the place!

Ever since Ikea opened up over in Tampa last year, I’ve wanted to go, but we never did, until recently and WOW! what an experience! We ended up coming home with a bunch of new furniture for our house, but even if you don’t want or need new furniture, you have to go check it out! They have amazingly low prices on everything from towels and lamps to curtain and bedspreads. It’s not just a “furniture” store, but an “every single thing you didn’t even know you needed” store!

Think of it as a day at Disney World, only without the rides! Many people describe it as a “theme park”. It truly is the most unique shopping experience. They even have an area to leave the little ones to play under licensed supervision, and the meatballs…you MUST eat the Swedish Meatballs! Yummy!

So, the next time you are sitting around the house bored, just hop over to Ikea and be sure to get a map when you first arrive, follow the arrows on the floor,  and have a great time! You might find yourself coming home with some new goodies you never knew you needed!

Don’t forget to come check us out with the Tampa Bay Rays this Saturday. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.tampabay.com/prlink/SPCA-Tampa-Bay-Scheduleds-a-Grand-Slam-Day-of-Events-on-Saturday-September-18th,47034

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About Chef Anne

Chef Anne and her husband Rob, own The Deli Diva which serves divalicious sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and more at 1st Ave SW, in historic downtown Largo, Florida. Chef Anne is a culinary travel writer and book author. She has written weekly columns for AOL/Huffington Post and Tampa Bay Start, as well as many travel and food related articles for numerous publications. Her books are available for purchase here: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0080K92OW Rob is a talented metal artist, creating commissioned pieces of all types for his clients. From sculptures and garden art, as seen at the deli, to decorative estate iron gates and fences, he does it all. Stop by and try something fabulous dahling! Open M-F 11am to 3pm
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2 Responses to Lovin’ Ikea

  1. Debra says:

    So glad you had a great time at IKEA Tampa! Come back soon!!

    • The Deli Diva says:

      It’s a great store, well laid out and we were there for 5 1/2 hours without even realizing it! We went just “to look” and ended up coming home with a living room full of new furniture! I can’t wait to go back! 🙂

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