A dozen sets of sea legs can flex their nautical muscle aboard the canopy-covered Duffy 21 Avalon. Powered exclusively by a combination of battery power and dreams, this spacious vessel hums along quietly, allowing passengers to soak in the natural surround sound. Wrap-around seating encircles a central table equipped with multiple cup holders and adequate serving space for sailors to tear into a recently commandeered party sub.
HealQigong promotes health, enlightenment, and spiritual discovery with the 5,000-year-old Chinese practice of qigong. A central part of traditional Chinese medicine and practiced by more than 200 million people worldwide, qigong involves gentle but powerful physical movements and meditation that relieves pain and reduces stress. Before healing begins, the patient states his or her degree of stress on a 1–10 scale, with 10 being excruciating and 1 being sleeping on a bed of mashed potatoes. During the one-hour proceeding, a healer moves his or her hands over the patient's body without contact, acting as a channel for the universe's healing energy to pass through.
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.
Water Mill Flowers' blossom wizards conjure exquisite arrangements and bewitching bouquets for all occasions. The Wondrous Nature bouquet calms fears of the wild with a mix of traditional florals, blue iris, and stargazer lilies ($44.99+). Greet the season with the Florist Select arrangement, foliage fanfare of current blooms and greens ($34.99+). Water Mill Flowers’ designers also express sentiments sans blossoms, such as the ribbon-festooned congratulations balloon bouquet ($44.99), ideal for celebrating a coworker's successful escape from prison. The value of this Groupon cannot be applied toward optional shipping, which costs a flat $12.99.