Aside from living deliverables, Marco Island Florist also sends nonbreathing day brighteners in the form of rainbow latex balloons ($29.95), air-freshening Poo Pourri spray ($14.95 for 4 oz.), and brownie dozens ($34.95), perfect for neighboring Partridge families. Groupon holders can opt to pick out a gift in-store or use today’s deal for easy online ordering, where the charitably minded can use the growing together pull-down menu to contribute 2% of their order to an organization of their choice.
Palace Games offers the sense-overloading sensibility of a Vegas casino across 250 slot machines. Open seven days a week from early morning to 1 a.m., fortune-seekers will delight at the free daily drawings, tournaments, and short-term arm-strength gains, which pave the way for careers in professional fist-pumping. A free dinner keeps limbs nourished and ready to continue pulling levers and high-fiving the staff, whose arms brim with complimentary snacks and beverages.
Inside the 8,000-square-foot location, the staff of Twinkle Twinkle Little Store organizes a collection of gently used, clean children’s gear, from clothing and strollers to books and bassinets. As a consignment shop, they only sell and purchase items that have not been recalled, stained, ripped, or damaged in any way. Though brimming with toys and accessories, the shop is meticulously organized. A fleet of strollers, car seats, and cribs stands in neat rows, and a book nook displays their library beside comfortable reading chairs. As parents browse, kids can play on trampolines, slides, and other equipment in age-specific play zones.
The shop’s values encourage this parent- and kid-friendly style. Before opening the shop, owner Cheryl Courson had struggled to balance her corporate career with motherhood. Frustrated, she decided to create a store that makes life easier for moms. She staffs parents, who may bring their children to work, as well as pregnant moms, joking “their nesting organizational skills are excellent!” She also offers an hourly store-credit wage in return for simple volunteer tasks such as hanging clothing and teaching children about the themes of fatherhood in Ulysses. Regular donations to kid- and mom-centric local charities further root the store in the community.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room planner helps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Old World Market harbors a treasure trove of domestic and international delicacies, including world-renowned wines and choice Mediterranean cheeses. Indulge a few favored tongues in a care package containing one pound of firm Greek-style kasseri cheese and a 2008 Sacred Hill sauvignon blanc, a bottle where good grapes grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand spend the afterlife after a sacrificial smooshing. To expand the enjoyment of these tandem treats into a full-blown feast, customers can pick the brains of knowledgeable Old World Market staffers for accessible culinary recipes boasting complex flavors to further complement the vino and fromage without asking if they've been working out.
John Craig's award-winning clothier fashions sophisticated men's apparel. Signature ties are handcrafted from 100% silk, pop with color, sport elegant designs and stitched-in firecrackers, and allow wearers to pull off a diverse range of looks from the casual, refined professor to the clean-cut businessman. Craig's sales associates pride themselves on providing individualized customer service to match the upscale atmosphere, replete with traditional rugs, comfortable armchairs, and dark wooden shelving.