Bambooze Fine Wine and Liquor carries sundries and spirits for all manner of enthusiasts. They routinely stock their shelves with fine spirits such as the rare, crystal-clear Jack Daniels unaged rye, the High West rye whiskey collection, and Midnight Moon moonshine in flavors such as original corn whiskey and blueberry aged with real fruit. So as not to neglect appreciators of wines and beers, they also carry craft beers from breweries that include Dogfish Head and Bell’s Brewery as well as champagne from Moët & Chandon and Florida-crafted wines from Island Grove Wine Company.
Alongside its Mediterranean platters, Jordan Valley Restaurant serves up ample hospitality. The restaurant strives to be a social space where friends and new acquaintances can mingle amongst Middle Eastern spices, or chat on the porch over hookahs. The kitchen’s staples include kebabs, gyros, and a variety of pitas filled with kafta, tandoori chicken, or meatballs.
Located inside the sprawling 28-court Roger Scott Tennis Complex, Get a Grip Pro Shop prepares players for on-court superiority with bags, strings, towels, and rackets from brands such as Prince, Babolat, and Wilson. The shop is an authorized dealer of Orthaheel footwear and Power Step orthopedic shoe inserts, which help protect feet from damage even when kicking in the windshield of a rival tennis player’s car.
At Pink Picasso, lifelong artist Ally Acree Hunt introduces up to 20 prospective painters at a time to the colorful craft during open-art and private group painting parties. During each roughly two-hour session, students receive a 16"x20" canvas presketched with a design of their choosing, from palm trees and sunflowers to crustaceans and abstract representations of longing, which they take home on completion. Ally explains application techniques, provides the paints and brushes, and supplies plates and glasses for ingestible inspiration. Groupon customers can request private parties for groups of four or more, but if coordinating busy schedules seems like a task more impossible than licking a soap bubble, consult the calendar for open-studio time and call ahead to reserve a seat.
The spirit stockpilers of Paradise Liquor amass a dizzying collection of hard-to-find craft beers, fine and novelty wines, and liquors. The helpful, friendly staff will pluck the ideal bottle of wine from the extensive vino collection to best complement light summer pastas and hors d'oeuvre trays. Seagram's Gin ($19.99/1.75 liter) injects juniper tones into any gimlet, whereas Canadian Mist whiskey warms up to small glasses of ice. Christen newborn ocean liners with a bottle of Evan Williams Black bourbon ($19.99/1.75 liter) or enliven sleepy knitting circles with a bottle of Smirnoff vodka ($19.99/1.75 liter). If a favorite libation cannot be located on the ample shelves of Paradise Liquor, sauce suppliers are happy to place a special order or guide discerning palettes toward an alternative intoxicant.