LTM Party packs a kaleidoscopic selection of costumes, party favors, tableware, and gifts into more than 50,000 square feet of retail space. This Halloween, disguise an infant as a walking, talking peanut ($14.99) to help him or her infiltrate a nefarious legume-smuggling ring, or turn back the clock with a caveman wig and beard ($15.99 each). Customized, full-color banners ($19.99–$33.99), which buyers can design online, can advertise a bake sale, high-school graduation, or alien-abduction anniversary, and color-coordinated tableware ($1.99−$12.95) helps ensure that knives and forks tastefully match collars at a dog’s wedding ceremony. In-store experts can offer advice or help customers navigate the abundance of additional merchandise such as classroom supplies, balloons, and rental tuxedos.
Stacks of neatly folded denim line Original Stitch Boutique’s custom-built white shelves, their tags bearing the insignia of coveted brands such as AG Jeans and Hudson. A cursory glance around the store reveals that the jeans are not the only items hand-selected from top designers; the boutique’s timeless apparel and accessories for men and women include selections from David Lerner, Ben Sherman, and other hot names based around the world.
Along with its rotating selection of runway-inspired looks—many of which adorn mannequins posing in window displays or working in the back office—the boutique carries handmade jewelry and vintage fashion pieces that invoke the elegant trends of past eras. Victorian-style armchairs call to mind the same age-old sophistication, politely holding purchases while customers peruse the racks of watches, bracelets, and button-down shirts.
Beneath a canopy of towering palms, visitors to Sarasota Children’s Garden trace a winding pathway around a koi pond and animal topiaries. The idyllic environs stem from owner Joan Condon’s vision to provide a playspace immersed in Sarasota’s natural beauty. Garden curators hone in on nature’s whimsical side, dotting the premises with fairy gardens and sculptures of mythical creatures. Beyond providing ample space for frolicking and befriending retired tooth fairies, the garden also strives to introduce stewardship to young minds with classes and events.
Helmed by a team of fashion-forward stylists and consultants, Casa Smeralda offers fresh, stylish new looks to flatter each individual client. Whether you're searching for the perfect outfit for a special event, a night on the town, or to impress your mostly colorblind book club, Casa Smeralda has racks and racks lined with dresses, tops, shoes, and even jewelry made by local artists.
For those who came of age in the 1950s, the tunes of Glenn Miller and Elvis Presley might conjure memories of sock hops and soda fountains. ScoopDaddy's takes that nostalgia one step further, by complementing songs playing from a vintage Rock-Ola jukebox with vintage decor that also harkens back to the mid-20th century. Neon- and chrome-framed walls surround a retro tile floor, Coca-Cola tables, red vinyl chairs, and memorabilia displaying images of stars such as Marilyn Monroe and James Dean.
Amidst the dining room's ‘50s glitz, the aroma of handmade, freshly baked waffle cones drifts in from the kitchen. Along with cups and regular cones, these waffle cones can hold scoops of the parlor's 32 gourmet ice creams, which include flavors such as black cherry vanilla, espresso chip, and swiss almond fudge. A toppings’ menu offers up gummy bears and raspberries that crown scoops, and mix-ins from cookie dough to marshmallows can add extra flavor to the shop's specialty shakes. The staff also whips up soda fountain classics such as ice-cream floats, banana splits, and new york egg creams to treat taste buds to a blast from the past, just like nibbling Fonzie's leather jacket.
There are few online reviews for the Earth Origins Market (formerly Mother Earth Market) East Silver Springs Boulevard and 76th Boulevard locations, but there are some for the 13th Street location. Nine Google Mappers give it a three-star average, and five Yelpers give it a four-star average:
The Perfect Touch magnifies natural beauty with a bevy of aesthetic treatments designed to pamper patients and boost their confidence. Professional teeth-whitening sessions cultivate gleaming grins by coating teeth in an organic hydrogen peroxide gel and bathing them in the glow of DaVinci LED laser light to undo years of smoking, wine drinking, or gargling with soy sauce. To match hands and feet to the body's new, shiny spokesperson, warm lotion and Shellac manicures moisturize the skin and strengthen polished nails while epsom-salt pedicures banish callused skin with a peppermint foot scrub and lavender or cucumber lotion. Paraffin-therapy treatments are available as an add-on to help soothe dry skin and promote better circulation throughout all 20 table and floor tappers, and permanent cosmetics may also be procured by request or singing telegram.