Like a community college's brochure, Greenlands has something for everybody. The boutique store stocks high-end cosmetics, skincare products, and vitamins that span the alphabet and then some. As customers hop from aisle to aisle, they'll stumble upon a wide selection of well-loved household goods including Pantene shampoo, diapers, cold medicine, Samsonite luggage, and electronics. A more exotic offering, yoga mats beckon to tense limbs from the tidy shelves. Children's toys beg for the attention of passing toddlers, and Ray-Ban sunglasses stylishly wait to shield eyes from the bright sun.
Performance Films Window Tinting uses quality products to tincture the glass of cars and homes, dramatically improving life on the other side. By making windows opaque from the outside, technicians block out UV rays that overheat motorists and fade the colors of delicate interiors. When applied to home windows, tinting can dramatically reduce energy costs and help maintain consistent temperatures. The techs also enhance the cool factor from inside the car, accessorizing auto interiors with GPS systems, audio and visual components, and alarms.
Since 1999, German Furniture Warehouse has imported high-quality home furnishings from Europe. Customers can peruse an inventory of family-style breakfast nooks, bedroom sets, and dining furniture in both contemporary and traditional styles. The company also crafts custom furniture with every detail designed to the client's specifications.
Bloom Design's professional florists artfully fashion fresh blossoms into elegant custom bouquets and arrangements for a variety of occasions. Customers can present their Valentine's Day swain or favorite pet with a Promised Kisses bouquet ($19.99), in which a single pale-pink rose delicately stands in a red-glass bud vase amid lily-grass blades and an aspidistra leaf. A clear glass cube cradling five golden-yellow calla lilies ($54.99) dazzles eyes with contemporary flare, and the My One and Only Bouquet's mixed purple buds can commemorate an engagement or a wedding anniversary.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.
With more than 25 years of experience, Patio.com oversees a wicker- and wood-framed stockpile of rugged and refined game-room and outdoor furnishings to outfit open-air play spaces with tables, chairs, cushions, hammocks, barbecue grills, and billiard tables. Shoppers can peruse a variety of styles from teak and aluminum to adirondack, sling, strap, and nougat-centered.