Creating A Scene's owner, Alaina Walker, works with clients to enliven indoor and outdoor spaces with custom displays of silk and live plants. The company's consultants arrange foliage and flowers into elegant centerpieces for weddings or other special events, and they can even supply plant party favors that guests can take home with them or devour on the ride home. The retail showroom mimics that of any other florist shop, save for the sheer variety of its inventory, which includes unique specimens such as pineapple plants. The company's healthy-plant guarantee ensures the longevity of purchases, and its plant-maintenance service sees the crew making regular return trips to local businesses to fertilize, water, trim, and polish rented plants and replace any that have wilted. Creating A Scene also donates funds through its Pick A Plant program, which awards 30% of each eligible purchase to a nonprofit of the customer's choice.
Stewardship Drycleaners lives up to its name. Each dry-cleaned shirt gets de-grimed with Vista solvent, made from biodegradable, nontoxic chemicals, and every laundered garment gets washed with Faultless by Nature detergent, to which the EPA has given its stamp of approval. Additionally, Stewardship Drycleaners offers plastic-bag and hanger recycling to reduce new production. Whether washing worn jeans, preserving wedding dresses, or adhering to its policy of only christening ships named The Steward, the cleaner keeps true to its moniker.
The School of Arts and Sciences offers plant enthusiasts two days' worth of ambling horticultural education in six different tourable garden locales. Family groups of up to six people can explore six flora-infested Tour of Gardens spaces, either in self-guided sessions or expertly guided tours. Roam the oak-infused lawns and historic rose gardens of the Goodwood Museum & Gardens, or gain the help of a guide to unearth botanical secrets in the secluded Hidden Garden. An educational session at the Organic Vegetable Garden provides aspiring subsistence farmers with tips on garden layouts and compost making, ensuring they'll never again be forced to bite into the sauna-grown potatoes sold in seedy grocery establishments. Junior family members can bounce across a rubber-cushioned, fun-filled green space in the Backyard Playscape.
With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Tallahassee in Tallahassee, you'll be in the business district and convenient to SouthWood Golf Club and Governors Square Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Odyssey Science Center and Tallahassee Antique Car Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 94 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and stovetops. Relax and take in pool and courtyard views from the privacy of your room. 37-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary light meal reception, held at evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
The Artist Series packs the stage with an array of world-renowned classical artists. Marvel at the dexterous digits and pedal-happy feet of acclaimed pianist Spencer Myer, graduate of Juilliard and first-prize winner of the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. The recently renovated Opperman Music Hall provides an intimate environment for enjoying Myer's majestic solo recital, which covers the works of Galuppi, Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt, and Granados. Ample free parking ensures fuss-free entry to the elegant event.
Experienced guide and Florida torchbearer Beth LaCivita leads students, families, and their pets through the rich local heritage of the sunny state headquarters during 60-minute walking tours. The enlightening expeditions take adventurous brain owners through the Park Avenue Historic Chain of Parks for a sensory smorgasbord of the area's historical and cultural wonders, uncovering the stories behind slavery, Antebellum and hunting plantations, political events, old area architecture, haunted haunts, local football heroes, movie stars, French royalty, and more. Tours take place daily at various times between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; call to uncover the exact schedule and to reserve your sneakers' spots.