Lisa Fasnacht loves to see people go outside and be active—so much so that her company's web address is its own call to action, GetOutsideandDoSomething.com. Then there's her company's Facebook page, where she's just as apt to plug excursions with the local Meetup group outside-adventure club as she is her own equipment rentals, which include use of outdoor gear such as bicycles, Trikkes, standup paddleboards, and camping equipment. She also leads guided kayak tours along the Treasure Coast's waterways, giving guests occasional glimpses of wildlife such as eagles suffering from male-pattern baldness.
Nutrition World owner Joanne Augusto has immersed herself in the natural-health industry for more than 25 years, and has even hosted a radio program called Joanne's World of Nutrition. Informed by macrobiotics and homeopathy, Augusto seeks to share with her customers the powerful link between diet and health. To achieve that goal, she stocks the aisles at Nutrition World with an array of holistic goods, from vegan and gluten-free fare to vitamins, herbs, and Herb Alpert records.
From modest beginnings in 1968, the family-owned-and-operated St. Lucie Battery & Tire has since expanded into a multilocation automotive empire where drivers can replace tires, revive batteries, and receive top-notch mechanical attention from ASE-certified technicians. A 45-minute lube, oil, and filter change drains the used sludge from assiduous engines and replenishes them with up to 5 quarts of fresh, premium-grade lubricant freshly milked by the oil-streaked hands of a gear maid. Meanwhile, they'll relieve a past-prime oil filter of its duty, making room for a resolute rookie who will more forcefully bar entry to rowdy or underage contaminants. To conclude engine pamperings, fluids are brought to the proper levels, tires are rotated, and 21-point safety inspection ensures that there are no obvious or dangerous flaws.
Indian River magazine's in-depth stories bring heaps of local culture and attractions to subscribers’ doorsteps five times per year. The periodical brims with frequent features on local history, connecting readers to the region’s rich tradition of examining its own traditions. Indian River's dining section dishes out the inside scoop on local eateries, its architecture section examines local architecture and history, and its arts section shines a spotlight on local performers, painters, and sculptors.
Treasure Coast Seltzer Works strives to keep the company as eco-friendly as the water it sells. The purveyor of siphon-bottled seltzer water and oxygen-infused water seals its products in reusable BPA-free containers developed by the company to reduce its environmental impact. Along with its other ecologically responsible practices, the bottling company maintains its 100% green certification while still delivering crisp and fizzy beverages to homes and commercial customers.
Her Majesty Boutique's staffers aim to treat each woman who walks through their door like a princess—and dress her accordingly. In addition to top designers, such as Bebe, BCBG, and Calvin Klein, the boutique carries startup designers and is the only place to find looks by Dee's Designs & Beach Bridal Gowns. Jeans by 7 For All Mankind and True Religion stock closets with everyday wear, and Nina Canacci special-occasion frocks ready ladies for proms, pageants, or black-tie flag-football games.
Royal red drapes cordon off a trio of dressing rooms, all trimmed in black-and-white damask that pops against the shop's pink walls. A crystal-drenched chandelier illuminates shoppers as they twist and turn in front of mirrors or consult the Audrey Hepburn portrait hung outside. To polish off ensembles, shoppers can peer into a glass display case that glimmers with crystal and rhinestone jewelry or snag a straw beach bag to match a new swimsuit.