All About Kids inspires self-confidence in children through a varied curriculum of sports programs at its sprawling 47,000-square-foot Louisville flagship and equally impressive Oldham County location. Kids can undertake classes in dance, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer. Aside from organized sports, both locations feature play areas loaded with ball pits, inflatable mazes, and tunnels.
Since 1979, Shalimar Jewelers has preserved fine jewelry with meticulous repair services and crafted one-of-a-kind designs. At locations throughout Tampa Bay, shoppers can peruse jewelry for children, women, and men. Diamonds, emeralds, and rubies glimmer on engagement rings and wedding sets crafted from rose gold or platinum, and titanium bands offer a modern take on tradition.
Helmed by a mother-daughter team, The Classy Closet stocks new and gently used clothing and accessories from upscale designers. In the showroom, customers peruse purses, shoes, jeans, and dresses from high-end brands such as Louis Vuitton, BCBGirls, Betsey Johnson, and Coach, each marked at a reasonable price. Sellers can stop in as well, and can trade their goods for store credit or consign them for 50% of the sell price.
The team of aestheticians at Paradise Spa takes a holistic approach to inner and outer beauty. Staffers don’t just custom blend masks for facials and pamper feet with whirlpool baths during pedicures; they also ensure that clients’ inner health is taken care of with holistic wellness sessions that can balance chakras, develop spiritual awareness, and ease emotional blockages. The spa’s hydrotherapy sessions tend to muscles and nerves simultaneously by combining warm, bubbling waters with aromatic herbal blends of lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Underwater LED color-light therapy, a contemporary healing technique, enhances the baths without the hassle of lassoing a rainbow and yanking it into the tub.
The spa’s licensed massage therapists take over to knead muscles using Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques as well as to guide clients through the stretching of Thai yoga massage. During a full day at the spa, clients can pair one of these massages with a full-body exfoliation or a body wrap made with natural ingredients, such as blueberries or moor mud. The relaxation marathons unfold against the backdrop of the spa’s golden walls, potted plants, soft lighting, and quiet music.
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.
In Western parlance, Goldiggers & Gunslingers is a veritable bonanza. Though Florida may be its home, this hub for fine jewelry and rugged Western wear clearly draws its inspiration from the frontier. Display cases sparkle with jewelry collections from makers such as Dabakarov and Odelia, behind which jewelers stand ready to perform repair and restoration services. The twinkly charms pair well with its line of bold cowboy garbs, such as rhinestone-bedazzled Nocona Belts and flashy Miss Me jeans. Of course, no outfit would be complete without a pair of flashy leather boots to trudge through the grizzled badlands or kick tumbleweeds out of the line dance. To that end, they carry men's and women's boots from a handful of manufacturers, including Ariat, Dan Post, and Stetson.