Pampering gets a manly makeover at Sports Spa USA, where men can recharge after a tough workout with a sports massage or remove dirt and grit from digits with nail-grooming services. The men's spa also provides facials, hair removal and trimming, and haircuts in a no-frills environment where the focus is on effective treatments and high-quality products.
Boasting an impressive array of closeout products with its 24,000-square-foot showroom, Zing artfully outfits homes with designer furniture and game-room accouterments. As tables by Tempo, Largo, and Hillsdale conjure up dinner-party fantasies, recliners invite bodies to unwind like wayward egg timers. Shoppers can wrangle leather softy sofas ($399) from the showroom, using them to draw Sahara queen-size sleigh beds ($1,259) toward dream-granting Sandmen. Basements become playgrounds with the addition of a shuffleboard ($1,489) or swiveling Brazilia barstools ($216.30 each). Pelican tables ($41) can be matched with lamps ($39+) and a variety of plants ($49 to $399) to reenact favorite childhood business meetings. Malaga aluminum patio sets ($399) attract royalty with high-backed chairs and a finish that resists rust, wear, and invading serfs.
When searching for a name that encompassed the principles of her studio, founder Erika Cooper turned to the five elements—earth, air, fire, water, and ether—and their relation to the five senses for inspiration. She settled on Elements Yoga, which was perfect, as the bedrock of her philosophy is to continuously learn, grow, and remain aware of the world around us. Hence, she ensures each session at Elements is a communal and multisensory experience—in addition to traditional yoga postures, she has students chant, sing, and dance in a friendly and engaging environment that encourages laughter and very slow, purposeful high-fives. Cooper also believes in the power of education, which is why many of her classes include readings and lessons on the history of yoga and Sanskrit. She extends those teachings to regular workshops, as well as to the studio’s certification program.
In an effort to give back to the community through the practice of yoga, Elements hosts weeklong donation-only classes five times a year with 80% of the proceeds passed on to local charities.
Agostino's, located in the heart of Naples and Bonita Springs, is a family owned and managed business showcasing the most exciting and stylish furnishings from all over the world. The staff at Agostino's has a passion for selecting the finest and most unique, hand crafted antiques, reproductions and modern classic furniture
Ask visitors to point out the prettiest one out of the hundreds of orchids at Eastfork Orchids and you'll get a different answer every time. Some will point to the bright baby vandas dangling from the arches; others will nod toward the rows of cheerful cattleya. The warm, 7,000-square-foot greenhouse abounds with exotic orchids and tropical plants, causing a reporter from Coastal Life to quip that there’s "too many to count."
Seasoned gardener Kimberly Romer and her husband, B.J., care for the rare and fragile flowers, enlisting help from their knowledgeable staff. The team of horticulturalists provides clients with expert advice, instructional classes, and supplies such as pots and fertilizers. They even offer boarding services, dutifully watering and playing fetch with plants while their owners are away.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room planner helps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.