OhConcept's design team scouts fresh-from-the-runway silhouettes, accents, and prints to create their line of trendy urban womenswear. Though its apparel is its most prominent department, the OhConcept look doesn't stop at clothes. Designers also keep an eye on the season's hottest fashions to create glittering jewelry, looping infinity scarves, and whimsical home accents.
The Christmas Palace first opened as a seasonal business idea 20 years ago. Today, the expansive holiday department store receives waves of visitors year round who stroll amid more than 30 styles of faux Christmas trees, shelves full of elegant ornaments, and novelty items such as a 38-inch Santa swinging on a hammock. Collectors stock up on train sets and Department 56 village-collection pieces, and gift givers load their sleighs with goods from Fontanini, a business that began sculpting nativity scenes more than 100 years ago in Italy.
Duffy Electric Boat rents 10-person, battery-powered vessels for excursions on the St. Lucie River. Guests can relax in comfort, lounging on wrap-around seating beneath a canopy tarp that shields heads from the sun. The boat is as easy to steer as a golf cart and amateur captains can navigate to a variety of nearby attractions.
The flower whisperers at Tulips a Florist coax dewy blossoms and sprigs of greenery into sensuous bouquets for holidays, anniversaries, and everyday gifts. Holiday arrangements such as the evergreen-accented Send a Hug Penguin bouquet ($37.95) offer aromatic season's greetings without the hassle of chopping down a tree, baking gingerbread, or stealing Santa's cologne. Pale pink roses perfume the Arrive in Style arrangement ($34.95), and white roses in the Victorian Romance ($62.95) arrangement recline on a fainting couch of deep green ivy and lavender waxflowers. Modern arrangements seem to defy gravity with sleek table-toppers such as the Moondance, a curving collection of calla lilies and orchids ($122.95). Plant artists arrange and remove all snakes from each bouquet in-house before entrusting it to the hands of careful delivery staff ($10–$15 for delivery, not included), who can often arrange for same-day service at no additional cost.