Milk & Honey is a beautiful boutique in Islamorada offering a Bohemian chic vibe with flair.
It features an eclectic mix of high-fashion clothing and accessories, and expertly curated gifts from around the world for you and your home. Everything in this store is handpicked by the owner and is a reflection of her personal style.
Owner Danielle Cockerham grew up in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Her mother was raised in India, England, and Trinidad and Tobago, and her mother's multicultural background greatly influenced Cockerham's personal tastes.
Fair trade has always been important to her and she also loves to know how something is made. Custom, one-of-a-kind pieces, therefore, are a signature of her store.
Her store includes a diverse collection of indie labels that are produced on a smaller scale. A few of my favorites include Michelle Jonas Travelwear, whose designs are hand-dyed and have beautiful lace details; Flynn Skye fashions, which offers beautiful patterns for simplicity with an edge; and Novella Royale pieces, all created from recycled fabric, making each piece limited and unique.
The versatility of the clothing carried by Milk & Honey allows you to wear it to coffee, the beach or a nice dinner without changing. But Milk & Honey's repertoire of treasures doesn't stop with your wardrobe.
Stunning Moroccan silk tassels adorn her dressing room curtains and could easily be used for window dressings, art or decor. Handmade leather sandals from Kenya will become as comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans. One-of-a-kind jewelry made only for Milk & Honey incorporates shells and rocks that Cockerham finds in her travels.
There is also a vast array of jeans shorts adorning an area near a beautiful selection of cowboy boots, hand-woven baskets, gorgeous Indian block-print fabrics and captivating Voluspa scents and candles. Every item in the store has a story and immediately lets you know how special it is.
Milk & Honey recently moved to a new location in the heart of Islamorada near the Morada Way Arts & Cultural district at 81681 Old Highway. It is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If you want to see more of Milk & Honey's latest looks, join them for a fashion show and shopping event on Nov. 14 starting 5:30 p.m. at the Village Square at the Trading Post, mile marker 81.8. Milk & Honey, the D-Luxe Boutique and Miss Monroe will feature holiday looks from their collections and great gift items to give you a head start on your holiday shopping.
Leah Maki is a fashion-obsessed style blogger. More of her fashion advice can be found on her blog, LeahsFabulousFinds.com.