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Looking for gifts and luxury items at a reasonable price? Bounce on over to Basia.
It takes guts to paint your business periwinkle, especially if your business is in Brandywine Hundred. Marie Swyka has guts. Her shop, Basia Gifts (709 Foulk Road, Wilmington, 658-2950) is a periwinkle Cape Cod next to her husband’s garage and across from a Wawa. You can’t miss it, nor would you want to.
As bold as the boutique is from the outside, it’s more intriguing inside. Two floors are stocked with jewelry, soaps, shoes, baby clothes, and more. This month, Swyka will offer Tommy Bahama clothes for men and women, as well as a line of Crabtree & Evelyn products, says manager Tabitha Trent.
“I wanted the shop to be like a place you’d see in Chesapeake City,” says Swyka, an avid sailor and lover of the shore vibe. Basia offers an eclectic and reasonably priced mix of gifts and luxury items, including Spoiled Girl Jewelry by Jane Taylor, OMG! Beads by Susan Salman, Melie Bianco purses, Lindsay Phillips snap shoes, and Woodwick candles. Men’s gifts include stainless steel wallets designed to prevent bad guys from scanning magnetic credit card information.
Page 3: Beauty at the Beach | A handful of new salons and spas offer resort visitors–and residents–unique services.