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.
Clients at Soza Clinic lose weight without diet pills, prepackaged food, or surgery. Instead, the medically supervised weight-loss program incorporates foods that rev the metabolism and avoids options that turn into fat. To support weight-loss efforts, staff members also provide slim shots, which combine B12 and amino acids to enhance liver and gallbladder function, and energy-boosting vitamin B12 injections. Its natural solutions for fat-burning earned it the 2013 title of Best Weight Loss Center in the Pensacola News Journal.
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.
Alongside its Mediterranean platters, Jordan Valley Restaurant serves up ample hospitality. The restaurant strives to be a social space where friends and new acquaintances can mingle amongst Middle Eastern spices, or chat on the porch over hookahs. The kitchen’s staples include kebabs, gyros, and a variety of pitas filled with kafta, tandoori chicken, or meatballs.
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.