We provide professional services for everything related to stand up paddle boarding and kiteboarding. At Water Monkey, we advocate a lifestyle dedicated to doing what you love, and loving what you do…. both in and out of the water. Pursuing your passion is what being a true Water Monkey is all about! We specialize in events
The experienced staff at Gulfport Florist artfully handcrafts fresh flowers into themed or custom arrangements to suit any occasion. Winter-themed designs include the two-taper centerpiece: a low bowl filled with two red candles, red carnations and roses, and fragrant pine ($44.95), ideal for dressing up dinner tables or vacation campsites. Shoppers can welcome a newborn boy or girl into the world with a dainty white basket of daisies and yellow or pink roses ($45.95). The red roses and stargazer lilies of the Love and Romance bouquet commingle in a white ceramic vase adorned with a heart ($59.95) to create a sweeter Valentine's Day surprise than a backpack filled with moistened Jolly Ranchers. Patrons can pick up bunches of blooms in the store or have them delivered for an additional fee ($8 Monday–Saturday).
Bo-Tiki, a beachy hut with a bamboo exterior and tropical paintings inside, houses an ever-changing selection of summery garments, accoutrements, and gifts. Feel one with beach breezes in a 100% cotton blouse from Oh My Gauze ($44), or embellish your wrist with the silver glint and glimmer of a solid bangle with one sterling silver charm ($30). For feet that need to change disguises as often as time-traveling chameleons, Bandy flip-flops ($35) feature interchangeable, decorative bands ($12 each). In addition to name-brand apparel and jewelry, Bo-Tiki carries local art as well as gifts perfect for bestowing upon seagulls after trading life stories on the beach.
Lou’s Florist ample, varied selection of flowers and varietals pleases the eyes and palate alike. Friday-night wine tastings start at 6 p.m. and span two hours, giving guests plenty of time to sample up to six wines or ferment a new brew using potent grape jelly. Past events have highlighted half-ounce pours of chardonnay, pinot grigio, and viognier. Wine-tasting events usually encompass appetizers—in the past, Twisted Cork Grille has slung hearty American fare, Verducci’s Pizzeria & Trattoria has baked pizzas, and food sculptors have built licorice scaffolding around wine bottles.
The ocean's ebb and flow guides yogis toward inner peace during Beach Yoga Pinellas's outdoor classes, where fresh air and Hatha poses dissolve stress naturally. Throughout the classes, downward-facing dogs scallop the sand as clouds drift across the horizon, tickling the sun and demanding the moon's lunch money. Suitable for beginners, classes are designed with basic poses that can be modified for different levels of fitness and skill. Instead of the typical yoga mats or magic carpets, students reach tranquility atop beach towels during Ashtanga-style sequences that synchronize deep breaths with graceful stretches, easing tension and increasing the body's range of motion. To bolster strength and balance, teachers pepper the routines with core-toning exercises and lengthy Iyengar poses that emphasize proper alignment.
Though most vintners have made their wines from grapes, the Shook family turned their focus to other fruits. Starting in 1991, they began fermenting batches of juice from mangoes, red raspberries, limes, and oranges. In 1997, they opened their 14,000 square foot winery shaded by three large oak trees ?where licensed winemakers and distributors ferment and bottle 42 varieties of exotic wines stamped with the Sunshine Tree, the Florida Department of Citrus's mark of quality. Their eclectic selection encompasses citrus, tropical-fruit, berry, stone-fruit, and vegetable wines, each made entirely from the juice indicated on the label. The winery also makes and distributes wine-smoothie mixes and wine pouches, sherries, ports, and champagnes.