Skimming Florida’s blue water atop rental standup paddleboards inspired the founders of Precision Paddleboards to open their own shop. Hoping to make the sport accessible to everyone, they stock up on retail boards and paddles and also offer their customers rentals and lessons. Their boards come from brands such as Boga and Fanatic, which are each easy to navigate and designed for a range of activities from sightseeing to on-water yoga to tickling Poseidon's back.
Because it specializes exclusively in paddleboards, Precision Paddleboards feels uniquely qualified to address its customers' needs and questions. During lessons along Florida's rivers, canals, and coastal waters staff members instruct proper paddling techniques that paddlers can then test out during group tours.
With more than 20 years of experience behind him, nondenominational wedding officiant Lowell Gannon has been there and done that—from beachside to hot-air balloons—when it comes to wedding ceremonies. He calls upon his decades of practice and meets with his couples so that he can personalize each of their big days with Sand or Unity Candle ceremonies and recitations of love poems.
Nestled in a Rain Forest, on a mountain, overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the Gated Community of Hacienda Matapalo. Amenities include a Beach Club, Resort Clubhouse, Equestrian Center, and a 200 acre Nature Preserve. We offer Condos, Houses, and Homesites at Pre-Construction pricing
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.
After amassing 12 years of combined pet-care experience, animal lovers George Meneses and Alan Aghazadian opened a 3,000 square-foot, cage-free utopia for canines. Inside, dogs are split up by size to frolic around a 900 square-foot playground carpeted with joint-friendly, antimicrobial K9Grass. Cool-water misters and shade-providing awnings keep pooches comfortable in a 1,200 square-foot outdoor playground where dogs stretch their legs or practice cannonballs into the pool. Passionate about humane, dog-friendly conditions, the staff grooms pups in a cage-free room with deluxe John Paul Pet products, crafted by a cofounder of Paul Mitchell. Overnight guests stay in private, oversized pods equipped with windows, so they can look out onto fellow hotel guests or watch for room-service deliveries. The facility boasts modern décor—inside, a loft-like atmosphere has human-friendly seating areas outfitted with Saarinen tables and, outdoors, park benches let humans take a seat while pups burn off energy. In a petite gift shop, boutique products include The Kenyan Collection hand-beaded leather collars, as well as deluxe toys and food bowls.
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.