Koby's Hallmark purveys unique gifts and Hallmark greeting cards ($.99–9.99) that creatively accent any holiday or special occasion. Instead of showering a loved one in clam juice, gift a recordable book personalized with the dulcet tones of your own vocal stylings ($29.95). Decorative keepsakes such as Jim Shore figurines ($10.95–$59.95) bequeath knick-knack lovers with a heavenly mantelpiece accent, and Yankee candles aerate abodes with sweet pastoral aromas ($1.99–$25.99). Apologize for last year's unfortunate rivalry-related slap fights with a range of collegiate gifts from SEC and other southern schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Florida State ($3.19–$29.95).
Voted a Best of Coast frame shop by Independent News, Framery & Gallery houses an expert staff that's capable of embellishing clients' most paper-thin memories with a slew of matting and framing services. Patrons can mount a school diploma ($35–$100) behind a custom beveled mat, or utilize the store’s poster-framing ($75–$200) expertise to capture a favorite action star behind glass without fear of violent reprisal. A large stock of customizable decorative moulding designs ensures that there's a frame to match any item, be it a delicate watercolor painting or a bold pet chameleon.
The 90-minute Taking Better Pictures course teaches aspiring image-catchers the basic principles of composition, exposure, lens selection, and photographic techniques. Knowledge of these basic concepts can immediately and dramatically improve the quality and clarity of an artiste's snapshots, leading to enhanced family photo albums and an appropriately arty online profile pictures for one's pet lobster. Check the online schedule and call ahead to reserve a spot in the on site-classroom. Class does not include $20 photo set for printing.
The surfing and skating savants at Innerlight spread outdoor sporting enthusiasm through a wide selection of lessons and beachside merchandise. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) synthesizes the buoyant balance of surfing and self-propulsion of canoeing to form a single aquatic super-sport. Led by an American Red Cross–certified instructor, the one-hour private lesson hones pupils with boardborne basics. Students learn stable-paddling techniques, ocean-safety skills, and how to read the tides for good conditions without reading goggles. SUP riders receive a paddle and a height- and weight-appropriate board for use during the lesson, with training wheels available upon request.