At Crazy Picasso, creativity is unfurled through painting parties that include all necessary supplies. Burgeoning artists settle into seats to build their own masterpiece, be it a landscape, abstract, or floral design. The studio also hosts parties for adults and kids alike for bachelorette parties, birthdays, couples' night, or a girls night out.
For more than 60 years, The Blossom Shop Florist has intricately arranged flowers, plants, and fruit baskets. The large selection of fresh and tropical flowers can be mixed and matched to create a floral display appropriate for special occasions, including birthdays, Valentine's Day, weddings, funerals, and monster-truck rallies. Peace lilies ($65), azalea baskets ($40), and a variety of mixed bouquets ($85+) are appropriate for everyday occasions; a dozen roses ($95) expresse love and two-dozen roses ($165) expresses even more love. In addition to flowers, fruit baskets are also available, such as the fruit-and-blooms basket, a mix of fresh seasonal fruit and a blooming azalea ($85), and the gourmet-and-fruit basket, which contains fresh fruit and a spread of epicurean edibles ($65).
For 22 years, Far Beyond Tint & Alarm proprietor Barry Morgan has personally helmed his business, amassing ample expertise in the realm of home- and vehicle-window tinting and alarm installation. His firm works to build a respectable reputation not only through its cherished relationship with customers such as local businesses and law enforcement, but also through its bond with its workers. The staff is comprised of employees who have tenures ranging from three to nine years, which is longer than presidents tend to stay on board at the White House. A host of expertly trained team members tend to the tinting and alarm-installation needs of vehicles and homes, with technicians boasting certification from the state in security-alarm systems and in automotive solar control from the IWFA.
The pink banner that curls around the fa?ade of Yolanda's Specialty Cakes calls to mind the creamy fondant streaks that grace many of the eponymous owner's specialty confections. Though Yolanda Amaya has been perfecting her craft since 1977, many locals are just beginning to hop on her train of sweet treats thanks to readers of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, who voted her shop the Best of the Best in 2010. On-hand consultants help brides- and grooms-to-be select the perfect theme for their wedding cake, and decorators spell out birthday greetings with swirls of icing. Yolanda and her bakers sculpt cakes into a variety of shapes and styles, from tiered towers to wearable quincea?era dresses.
The expert glassworkers that make up the American Glass Masters pride themselves on their ability to conquer any kind of glass, on any kind of car, foreign or domestic. The $40 value covers windshield dings up to the size of a quarter, which are expertly eliminated in 30 minutes or less. Because passenger safety is dependent on the structural fortitude of the glass, the repair technicians take extra pains to ensure that drivers are safely shielded when they drive off the lot. No windshield ding is too tricky for the glass masters, who even solved Fermat's last windshield problem. For windshield ailments above and beyond the call of a simple ding, American Glass Masters will credit the value of today's Groupon toward repairs for spots larger than a quarter or more serious windshield damage.