Sunshine Ace Hardware stockpiles more than 40,000 tools, fishing gear, housewares, and other handy items across six local storefronts. Three-piece stainless steel barbecue sets ($24.99) brave scorching flames as chefs spear, flip, and sear entrees over backyard grills. Fasten loose screws or ease bolts from lab experiments’ necks with a 21-piece drill bit set from Craftsman ($24.99), or beckon fish from the waves with a deluxe Shimano Zircos 4000 rod and reel fishing combo ($79.99). In downtown Naples, whimsical hardware-themed fixtures illuminate Sunshine Ace Hardware’s recently remodeled flagship store, whose walls are dappled with photos of the store’s 60-year history and prehistoric man’s discovery of circular saws.
Family-owned and operated, Petals & Presents arranges flowers aesthetically tailored for every occasion, including weddings, anniversaries, funerals, birthdays, and more. Surprise new parents with the Teleflora Bear Hug ($34.95), where larkspur and white roses sit in a glass vase embraced by a cuddly white teddy bear. The kiwi-colored vase and exotic palm leaf of the modern Zen Artistry ($42.95) provide a lush backdrop for its purple orchids, green carnations, and tropical greens—the ideal cheer-up gift for llamas bummed by the Dolphins’ disappointing season. With florists that have created arrangements for virtually every situation, floral-givers have a go-to gift for everything from Secretary’s Day to Valentine’s Day; local delivery is available for an additional charge of $17.99.
Agostino's, located in the heart of Naples and Bonita Springs, is a family owned and managed business showcasing the most exciting and stylish furnishings from all over the world. The staff at Agostino's has a passion for selecting the finest and most unique, hand crafted antiques, reproductions and modern classic furniture
Ask visitors to point out the prettiest one out of the hundreds of orchids at Eastfork Orchids and you'll get a different answer every time. Some will point to the bright baby vandas dangling from the arches; others will nod toward the rows of cheerful cattleya. The warm, 7,000-square-foot greenhouse abounds with exotic orchids and tropical plants, causing a reporter from Coastal Life to quip that there’s "too many to count."
Seasoned gardener Kimberly Romer and her husband, B.J., care for the rare and fragile flowers, enlisting help from their knowledgeable staff. The team of horticulturalists provides clients with expert advice, instructional classes, and supplies such as pots and fertilizers. They even offer boarding services, dutifully watering and playing fetch with plants while their owners are away.
Pampering gets a manly makeover at Sports Spa USA, where men can recharge after a tough workout with a sports massage or remove dirt and grit from digits with nail-grooming services. The men's spa also provides facials, hair removal and trimming, and haircuts in a no-frills environment where the focus is on effective treatments and high-quality products.
From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.