Pear cosmopolitan. Amaretto truffle. Mango cheesecake. It reads like the menu at an upscale restaurant, but it's actually flavor blends from Vapor Zone's selection of e-cigarette liquids. Its three-step process includes the option to create a custom blend from your choice of flavored liquids, which a "vapologist" then mixes fresh for one of Vapor Zone's six vaporizers. The company offers 30,000 possible combinations, which can include flavors that range from tutti frutti gumballs to classic tobacco, because we don't know what avant garde tobacco tastes like yet. The kosher-grade liquids are American made, and Vapor Zone's lab and formulas are both registered with the FDA.
Tactical Solutions of Miami trains at local facilities, including Trail Glades Range—an outdoor range that accommodates handguns and rifles.
When they head to the range, Tactical Solutions of Miami's instructors bring along shotguns, 9-millimeter pistols, sniper rifles, and AR-15s.
Guns, gear, and training. Those three things keep people coming to Tactical Solutions of Miami. Aside from standard equipment sales, the team here restores firearms and custom builds rifles. NRA-certified instructors teach lessons at local ranges as well as non-live-fire sessions at their onsite simulation rooms. Instructors also oversee tactical scenarios on safe, action-filled airsoft courses.
Shoes have a rough gig, keeping feet safe from concrete, gravel, bottomless puddles, and other unforgiving surfaces. Luckily, the crew at Brickell Shoe Repair & Alterations—which has three locations in the Miami area—know the ins and outs of keeping men's and women's footwear in great shape. They also clean suede and leather and make more in-depth repairs such as replacing heels and fixing holes. With their careful touch, they also hem paints, replace buttons, and execute numerous other clothing alterations.
For more than 100 years, United Parcel Service's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion. Founded in 1907 as a messenger company, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by enabling commerce to travel the globe. Now the world's largest package-delivery company and a recognized name in specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS's legions manage the flow of goods, funds, and grandmas' cookies in more than 200 countries. The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition to packaging services and supplies, UPS Stores proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. Each independently owned location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.
The Christmas Palace first opened as a seasonal business idea 20 years ago. Today, the expansive holiday department store receives waves of visitors year round who stroll amid more than 30 styles of faux Christmas trees, shelves full of elegant ornaments, and novelty items such as a 38-inch Santa swinging on a hammock. Collectors stock up on train sets and Department 56 village-collection pieces, and gift givers load their sleighs with goods from Fontanini, a business that began sculpting nativity scenes more than 100 years ago in Italy.