Stroll down Donnelly Street in downtown Mt. Dora and you can’t miss the whirling bubbles dancing along the sidewalk coming from Whispering Winds. This “Happy Little Gift Shop” was created over 10 years ago and continues to bring smiles to visitors and locals.
Recently purchased by Dawn & Wayne McEnany in April 2016, the store has continued to carry something for everyone such as children’s games and toys, Polish Pottery, clothing for men and women, challenging puzzles, unique and trendy jewelry, house plants, and garden décor.
But there is more! Wayne and Dawn have introduced The OutCo. into the store’s name, which is a new line of outdoor products to give all the adventure enthusiast someplace local to shop. “We are carrying recreational equipment such as paddleboards, float mats, and outdoor gear/accessories,” Wayne explains. “We plan to bring in bicycles and bicycle rentals especially with the new bike trail coming. There is nothing around here for that”.
The McEnany’s explain that they were wanting to get out of the corporate grind, so they decided to make a leap of faith and switch career paths. By being their own boss, it has allowed them more time and flexibility to be with their 3 young children. Dawn grew up in Mt. Dora and is excited to be creating and giving back to the “special town” she loves.
Whispering Winds is continuing to carrying the popular unique lines of products that they are known for and blending in the outdoor focus, which the area is quickly becoming popular for worldwide. “There is something for everyone – no matter your age, style taste, and stage in life,” Dawn says with a smile.
Whispering Winds in located at 439 N Donnelly Street Mount Dora, FL 32757. Phone number: 352-385-2803. Visit their website: https://whisperingwindsmountdora.com Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.