One of the largest nurseries in northwest Florida, Floral Tree Gardens surrounds its customers with a land-grown sea of lush foliage and vibrant blooms. Row upon row of the outdoor gardens are painted with yellow daisies and purple cornflowers, and loquat and avocado trees cast shadows over shoppers. Plant purchases may be complemented with garden accents such as clay pots and metal butterflies, which, unlike their living counterparts, follow orders to sit and stay. Floral Tree Gardens' stock changes with the seasons; its facility brims with pumpkins in the fall and poinsettias in the winter. It also stocks fauna at an onsite pond, where visitors can fish for bass or pygmy submarines.
Whether for a custom cake or a gourmet sandwich, visitors to Adonna's Bakery & Cafe will find an extensive selection of sweet treats and savory edibles. With more than 40 years of experience, the family-owned business prides itself on quality ingredients and products that, much like a sandcastle next to a wave pool, is made with great care. The pastry case always a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and sweets, while the cake gallery displays options for a wedding, special occasion, or a televised food fight. On the cafe side, guests can stop by for a breakfast sandwich, fluffy quiche, or a range of hearty sides.
Bambooze Fine Wine and Liquor carries sundries and spirits for all manner of enthusiasts. They routinely stock their shelves with fine spirits such as the rare, crystal-clear Jack Daniels unaged rye, the High West rye whiskey collection, and Midnight Moon moonshine in flavors such as original corn whiskey and blueberry aged with real fruit. So as not to neglect appreciators of wines and beers, they also carry craft beers from breweries that include Dogfish Head and Bell’s Brewery as well as champagne from Moët & Chandon and Florida-crafted wines from Island Grove Wine Company.
Pretzelmaker draws its inspiration from fifth-century German monks, who are credited with inventing the first pretzels to reward children?s good deeds. Today, freshly baked pretzels and pretzel bites, seasoned with flavors ranging from iced cinnamon-swirl to barbecue chipotle, along with the old standby salt, reward any craving. To enhance the scrumptious experience, Pretzelmaker offers a selection of dipping sauces, including cheddar and caramel.
Located inside the sprawling 28-court Roger Scott Tennis Complex, Get a Grip Pro Shop prepares players for on-court superiority with bags, strings, towels, and rackets from brands such as Prince, Babolat, and Wilson. The shop is an authorized dealer of Orthaheel footwear and Power Step orthopedic shoe inserts, which help protect feet from damage even when kicking in the windshield of a rival tennis player’s car.
At Pink Picasso, lifelong artist Ally Acree Hunt introduces up to 20 prospective painters at a time to the colorful craft during open-art and private group painting parties. During each roughly two-hour session, students receive a 16"x20" canvas presketched with a design of their choosing, from palm trees and sunflowers to crustaceans and abstract representations of longing, which they take home on completion. Ally explains application techniques, provides the paints and brushes, and supplies plates and glasses for ingestible inspiration. Groupon customers can request private parties for groups of four or more, but if coordinating busy schedules seems like a task more impossible than licking a soap bubble, consult the calendar for open-studio time and call ahead to reserve a seat.