Tropical Expressions came to life recently after an island couple brought a bit of the Caribbean to Cape Coral. In 2013, Jill and Peter Corvinus moved to Cape Coral from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both were raised on St. Croix.
After high school, Jill pursued a career in the furniture industry which took her to Hickory, N.C., while Pete spend many years sailing the Caribbean as a charter sailboat captain.
The two met again in 1997 during a chartered trip on his sailboat. When Jill returned to her business in North Carolina, Pete pursued her and in the process was exposed to the furniture industry. In 1999, Pete enticed Jill to return to the islands full time and they were married on the beach on St. Croix. They went on to run a successful business there for the next 14 years.
The two enjoyed the island life sailing their boat extensively throughout the Caribbean islands, and spent memorable days with family and friends in a relaxing tropical setting.
To be closer to stateside family, Jill and Pete chose to start a new chapter in their lives and moved to Cape Coral. With their appreciation of fine furniture and the colorful island life, they opened Tropical Expresssions.
The store features nautical collections of accent furniture pieces, sea life accessories, wall decor, art, lamps, flora, scents and more. It also has gifts that reflect coastal living, the sea, boating and tropical life.
Tropical Expressions is quaint home accessory and unique furniture store at 3512 Del Prado Blvd., S., in Chelsea Place. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For additional information about what the store has to offer, call 239-984-2192.