The single and tandem kayaks of Paddle Away Sports encourage competitive and cooperative paddling, and standup-paddleboard rentals entail relaxing expeditions and include long paddles for fending off carnivorous barnacles. The knowledgeable staff leads instructional sessions for new riders and sunset tours of the shimmering waters.
As South Florida's home-brew supply depot, BX assists brew masters and novices alike in their fermenting endeavors. Brewing classes lecture lager lovers and ale admirers in the fundamentals of batch brewing, providing a run down of everything from ingredients and equipment to technique and bottling, and the beer experts will brew a batch on site so suds-savoring students can easily follow along. Classes can accommodate up to 30 people, increasing the chances that singles mingling around the wort cauldron may bump into their fated stout mate or start up a bromance with a fellow hops enthusiast. Both relationships can be explored further at the group-brewing session, held immediately after the class, where local home brewers and beer worshipers meet up to socialize and discuss all things grain related.
Three J’s C-Cigar Emporium started years ago in my parents walk in closest that was converted to a humidor. My Father worked diligently finding rare cigars that retailers across the United States had trouble locating. So needless to say, the business grew from a small closet humidor to two unique retail locations that speci
Beneath the tall palm trees that dot Amelia's SmartyPlants' outdoor garden lies a vast stock of lush plants and vibrant blooms handpicked by an expert staff. The 2-acre independent gardening center amasses plant species both familiar and unusual, helping homeowners beautify their yards and the environment with native florals, ornamental shrubs and trees, and colorful glass garden art that adds color and whimsy to natural plots. Aside from dishing out advice in a monthly newsletter or through their regular in-shop seminars, the plant pros can offer tips on garden design, fertilization, and how to control pests via hypnosis or the shop’s selection of organic and synthetic products. An indoor shopping area also awaits to show off shelves stocked with tools and garden accessories––many made in the United States—such as fountains and statues, all waiting to add interest to landscapes or the miniature dioramas of middle-school giants.
The fitness fanatics at Extreme Nutrition opened their first store in 2009, and have since expanded to several locations across Florida. In less than five years, the company has earned a notable reputation by offering worldwide shipping on its vitamins and sports supplements and by hosting celebrity-bodybuilder autograph signings and piano tosses.
The colorful blue-and-white-checkered floors at The Fresh Pointe Produce Market pale in comparison to the space's kaleidoscopic assortment of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Despite being located indoors, the shop has the distinct feel of an outdoor farmer's market. Wooden display cases practically overflow with bright red tomatoes, deep purple plums, green bell peppers, stark white heads of garlic, and invisible pineapples. As a demonstration of their commitment to obtaining flavorful produce straight from the vine, the market fills its displays with locally grown items whenever possible. These fruits and vegetables can be sold straight from the bins, although the staff also uses them to make juices, smoothies, and milkshakes as well as fruit baskets and fruit bouquets.