Every Saturday, wine is free at Elegant Wine & Liquors. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the shop holds a complimentary tasting. Here, the resident sommeliers welcome patrons to sample wines from Italy, New Zealand, and France, as well as domestic vintages from California vineyards. High-caliber spirits from Grey Goose, Bacardi, and Tanqueray also line the densely occupied shelves, reflecting the refined palate of the shop’s owner, Stefanie, who has spent more than a decade in the beer and wine industry. She shows her savvy not only through the eclectic and sprawling selection, but also through customer-oriented touches such as free gift wrapping, a more aesthetic alternative to ensconcing gift wine bottles in slightly bigger wine bottles.
With an inventory of gear that runs the gamut from rods and reels to fishing apparel and fish mounts, Tackle U.S. specializes in all things fishing. Whatever their chosen aquatic venue, fishermen can stock up on gear that will increase their odds of reeling in a trophy fish. The shop lines its shelves with products from more than 100 brands, including top industry brands such as Penn, Power Pro, and Shimano.
SwimsuitsForAll.com’s online Fit & Flatter guide matches beachgoers to plus-size, form-complimenting swimwear, generating recommendations to each swimmer’s body type and measurements. Swimsuits, such as the pink Maui tie-front halter tankini Top by Beach Belle ($38), exudes beachfront panache a wide array of available bathing-suit bottoms, including the Beach Belle black shirred skirt ($28), stylishly accents any swim top or paisley life raft. Flirty and functional, the Delta Burke Plumeria skirtini reels in sight lines with a tropical floral pattern and accents silhouettes with a sweetheart neckline and solid skirt. Alternatively, maxi dresses such as the Aqua Dream ($38) can be used as a fashionable cover-up.