From a distance, the restaurant patio looks as though it’s been taken over by blue octopi. But a closer look reveals that what might have appeared to be creatures from the deep are actually artistic balloon sculptures several feet tall, their long lines and curly inflated base evoking the waves of the calm ocean just beyond the patio’s view. Eye-grabbing yet never out of place, Bayside Balloons’ inflatable installments accentuate—even help to define—their surroundings, putting party guests in festive moods and drumming up conversation about their unique shapes and designs. The company’s creative balloon displays have even popped up on sidewalks, museum openings, and restaurants across Naples. Though the floating sculptures, arches, and centerpieces look fanciful, Bayside Balloon’s curators also tend to their practical aspects, designing them to withstand elements such as sun, wind, or a porcupine’s birthday party.
Express Languages opens up new worlds and opportunities for its students with intensive private and small-group foreign language classes. A staff of engaging, eminently certified teachers guide pupils from all over the world through interactive courses in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, Italian, and Portuguese. Personalized sessions with a teacher and other students give participants plenty of real-life practice in their chosen language, while translation and interpretation services help clients decipher documents and conversations.
The instruction places a special focus on English and Spanish, with classes specially designed for speaking across the languages in the workplace, and a complete ESL courseload that unlocks the mysteries of complicated English grammar and spelling and the slick regional newscaster appeal of the American accent.
A specialty pet boutique committed to wholesome foods, For Footed Friends supplies pooches and tomcats with natural grub as well as toys and accessories. The shop boasts an extensive stock of natural foods made with high-quality ingredients and minimal processing. A variety of pet-indulging products range from Primal raw venison marrow bones ($19.99) to all-natural Love Bites dog biscuits ($7.99), made in the U.S. without wheat or corn. Canine foodies can also dine on Fromm grain-free surf and turf dog food, available in 4-pound bags ($17.99), or pick up 12-inch Red Barn braided bully sticks ($13.99) to leisurely gnaw during Rin Tin Tin marathons.
Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry's history! Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns.
The waterless wash experts at Fashion Fresh absolve clothes from stain-related sins with advanced cleansing technologies. Friendly staff takes in soiled second skins at any location or drops by homes to whisk blouses ($7.43), blazers ($8.55), and business-casual spacesuits off to their cleaning facilities. Slink into a fresh-scrubbed skirt ($9.67–$7.78) or unsettle blind dates in a gleaming white lab coat ($8.25). Pseudo-suds experts also aid comforters ($27.92–$43.77) and pillowcases ($4.16) in reconnecting with their former fluffy selves.
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 plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.