Whether they're planning intimate commitment ceremonies at local estates or overseeing lavish destination weddings on the sands of Caribbean beaches, the matrimony experts at Bridal Joy keep one thing in mind: the happiness of their clients. Thanks to their connections with vendors and venues throughout the region, these event planners knock the intimidating task of wedding planning down to attainable, stress-free size. In addition to their planning prowess, they also boast aesthetic expertise, staying abreast of the latest trends to deliver receptions and ceremonies that are as stylish as they are celebratory. Newly engaged couples can get a taste for the Bridal Joy team's experience during the company's bridal tours, which whisk the betrothed to four different venues to meet various wedding professionals, all in search of the perfect matches.
To properly care for these baby birds, SNC's professional staff and volunteers feed them, supply a heat source, and give medication when needed, along with keeping the bird enclosures clean. When the birds are ready, they're moved to larger cages, and finally move to the flight aviary where they strengthen their wings. The SNC relies on donations to help it accommodate the extra charges it receives during breeding season, including the costs of purchasing specialized food and other necessary resources to care for the birds.
As the official practice grounds for the NHL's Florida Panthers, the professional-grade rinks of the Florida Panthers IceDen invite skaters of all stripes to enjoy its pristine skating surfaces. Visitors circle the rink during open-skating sessions, decked out in a pair of the center's maintained skates. For those game to improve their gliding, kids and adults alike can participate in hockey leagues and open hockey sessions, or master the languid movements of competitive figure skating. Classes in hockey, figure skating, and curling introduce students to the skills of puck control, elegant footwork, and furious floor sweeping. An onsite pro shop, meanwhile, dispenses equipment, repairs, and skate fittings.
Under the umbrella of Pet Medical Centers, nine Miami-Dade and Broward-area veterinary hospitals provide sophisticated healthcare for furry, feathered, and scaly family members. The hospitals’ specialty services include nonanesthetic dental care, ultrasounds, radiology, and endoscopies. All locations boast surgical operating rooms equipped with windows and cameras to give owners peace of mind, and many of the clinics are equipped with lasers for blade-free incisions. Besides emergency care, the doctors and technicians—some of whom have appeared as specialists on Univision and Animal Planet—perform general wellness examinations and informative nutritional consultations.
Although medical care provides what pets need, boarding services treat pets to what they want. Most locations double as cat and dog hotels, but only one deserves the title of pet resort—at Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical Center, animals enjoy a climate-controlled dog park with a pool, baths with massaging jets, and expansive canine suites with window views.
Luz Acosta, who goes by Lucy, is passionate about helping people. After ten years working in the health industry and hospitals, Lucy trained her humanitarian hands in the art of massage therapy and earned her certification through the Oregon School of Massage in 2009. Accredited in a wealth of massage techniques, including trigger point therapy, sports massage, foot reflexology, hot stone massage, and deep tissue massage, Lucy now delivers healing treatments at L.A. Massage by Design. In addition to offering a cache of stress-relieving services, L.A. Massage by Design also treats bodies to diamond microdermabrasion facials, fat-reducing electrostimulations, post-operative liposuction treatments, and spa packages for new mothers and newlyweds.
Play It Again Sports bedecks kids and adults alike with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor so that they can kick, swing, and punt with gusto. An arsenal of gently used merchandise glistens on the shelves at up to 70% off regular prices, with new inventory arriving every day. The expert staff can help shoppers browse through top-notch brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, Wilson, Easton, and LifeCore Fitness. Amp up fly-ball-catching powers with baseball gloves ($19.99+), or suit up to hone fly-swatting strategies with baseball bats ($9.99+) and lacrosse sticks ($39+).