Relying on more than 25 years of experience in the framing and art-design fields, Affordable Frame Design's seasoned staff performs a diverse bevy of services and products for homes and businesses. The artistically conscious professionals assemble elegant frames for artwork, documents, and family memorabilia in-house, using professional conservation materials to seal contents inside sleek encasings. More than 4,000 frame samples line the shop's two showrooms, where the multitalented designers also repair busted frames, cleanse and stretch canvases, proffer art appraisals, and construct borders for shadowboxes and flat-screen TVs. To ensure their custom creations don't clash with curtains or throw pillows' new shoes, Affordable Frame Design's team travels to clients' homes for personal consultations and installation services.
Eyes Wide Open takes a holistic approach to health: its soothing massages relax the body, its yoga classes clear the mind, and its reiki healing sessions balance the spirit. The roster of massage styles skews toward Eastern methods, as massage therapists perform therapeutic strokes developed in ancient China during medical qi gong and apply pressure using both their arms and legs during Thai massages. Three different yoga instructors, each with their own specialty, demonstrate poses in the center's hardwood-floored studio. Based on the belief that energy blockages are the ultimate cause of physical pain, the clinic's reiki healing treatments preserve the flow of qi to the body the way laws against building a personal Grand Canyon preserve the flow of cash to the Arizona Tourism Bureau.
From a distance, the restaurant patio looks as though it’s been taken over by blue octopi. But a closer look reveals that what might have appeared to be creatures from the deep are actually artistic balloon sculptures several feet tall, their long lines and curly inflated base evoking the waves of the calm ocean just beyond the patio’s view. Eye-grabbing yet never out of place, Bayside Balloons’ inflatable installments accentuate—even help to define—their surroundings, putting party guests in festive moods and drumming up conversation about their unique shapes and designs. The company’s creative balloon displays have even popped up on sidewalks, museum openings, and restaurants across Naples. Though the floating sculptures, arches, and centerpieces look fanciful, Bayside Balloon’s curators also tend to their practical aspects, designing them to withstand elements such as sun, wind, or a porcupine’s birthday party.
At Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour, sister owners Amy Turner and Tammy Turner Kipp exude fashion sense. Together, they keep their store's artful displays stocked with items ranging from classic to contemporary, with new and seasonal collections consistently joining the mix. In order to keep pace in the ever-changing world of fashion, Amy and Tammy also go on frequent buying trips, where they meet with longstanding partners to gather pieces that have yet to hit the shelves at big department stores. And, as daughters of educators, the Turner sisters have worked with local teachers and principals for more than a decade through their "Jewels for Schools" program.
Experienced captains whisk up to six passengers away for a scenic glide aboard Mei Mei, a 26-foot picnic boat, during Management Marine Service's sightseeing tour. During the two-hour voyage, wave-riders take in views of placid bay waters, sandy beaches, and the Loch Ness monster's cousin Frank as their ears fill with the gentle splashing of waves and the steady purr of Mei Mei’s motor. Passengers can also bring refreshments for a floating picnic. Schedule a voyage for daylight hours to soak up maximum sunlight along with any self-brought snacks, or opt for a sunset cruise and watch the sun dip down below the horizon to check on the pot roast it’s browning for dinner.