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.
When not busy earning accolades from the Naples Daily News and Fox 4’s Morning Blend, Pet Paradise 1's gregarious grocers keep furry compatriots in working order, stocking pet pantries with all-natural dining options. Learn about each pet's individual needs during nutrition consultations before refilling feed bags with mounds of munchables from chefs at Dr. Harvey’s and Earthborn, bolstering man's best friend with all-natural chow free from additives, chemicals, or the ghosts of chew toys past (5–6 lb. bags, $12–$27).
Al Herrera is no stranger to cycling. Before founding EA Bicycles, he not only established several bike shops in Colombia, but also raced for the Colombian BMX cycling team and trained with the Colombian road bike team. His enthusiasm for the sport is almost palpable, with many of his clients stopping by the shop just for some friendly advice. They also show up to purchase bikes by brands such as Pinarello, Raleigh, and Lynskey, and drop off their current rides for one of three tune-up packages.
The instructors at Shaman's Blessings nurture holistic health and an acute awareness of self in their students during empowering yoga sessions and emotionally centering group classes. Visitors of all experience levels gather for meditative Prana Vinyasa classes in which instructors guide them through poses, linking each posture to the next with breathing exercises to hone concentration and create a calming, thoughtful atmosphere among students. Other group classes vary, but often center on themes including feminine energy, relaxing meditation, and self-reflection. The staff includes therapists with backgrounds in alternative and scientific studies, and an onsite store outfits guests with alternative accouterments, such as crystals, incense, and tarot decks for personally enlightening games of Go Fish.
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.