While Star Fleet excels, with its 20 years in business, at whisking passengers along Galveston Bay aboard its fleet of five luxurious yachts, it offers more. The charter yacht company also donates exclusively to the Galveston Bay Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the local waterway. Customers can rest assured that portions of their proceeds are going toward a worthy cause whether they're celebrating a wedding aboard the multi-level Star Gazer or pub crawling alongside Mai Tai–swilling otters on the Lake Limo.
Located at the rear of Virginia Beach Resort Hotel, TradeWinds Restaurant faces the Chesapeake Bay. A covered patio, buffered only by tall grasses, abuts the waters, which wash over every aspect of TradeWinds, from the bayside ambiance to the menu's locally sourced oysters, salmon, and crab. Fresh seafood pairs with new york strip steak at dinner and with salads and sandwiches at lunch. During Sunday brunch, the bright dining room fills with the aromas of made-to-order omelets and seared yellowfin tuna slathered in a variety of spices and sauces.
Old Tyme Photos’ staff of photographers captures the grim faces or imagined hijinks of a bygone era, clothing their subjects in the costumes of the Wild West’s lawmen, Napoleonic soldiers, or saloon workers. While they snap away, their subjects pose against a series of suitably ancient-looking backgrounds, such as a Western saloon, pirate ship, or Victorian fireplace, perfect for burning those out of fashion pumpkin breeches.
Kara's Pole Studio is anything but exclusive. Owner Kara Davis makes a point to welcome every adult—no matter their age, size, or gender—to engage in high-flying, liberating exercises. Though spouses and significant others can't attend the same classes as their mates, Kara welcomes all to experience her pole-conditioning, chair-dance, and cardio-burlesque courses. As an extra treat for her students, Kara also hosts special guests, which have previously included industry celebs such as regional pole-dance champions and Miss Pole Dance Australia 2012.
With a mission to enhance drab undergarment collections, this female-run business dresses women in comfort and style with a wide selection of fabrics and bright colors to match any mood. Savvy shoppers can choose from an abundance of unmentionables in cotton, lace, mesh, and other fashionable fabrics (all less than $7). Conceal curves with the Cross My Heart polka-dot bikini brief ($4.99), sewn in a seamless style to sport inconspicuously beneath a black dress or svelte superhero unitard. Girls with a tinge of tomboy can opt for the lace Brown Sugar boyshort to show off their strong-yet-sweet side ($4.99), and g-string theorists might select the ultra-low-rise Girls Gone Glam in one of four figure-flattering colors ($4.99). Material matchmakers can create color-palette-piquing pairs of pajamas with comfy, patterned PJ Boxie bottoms ($16.99) and 100% cotton tanks ($9.99) or tees ($10.99).Shipping is free on orders more than $50.
Brandon Ward, the owner of Ward Mowing Service, handles each job personally. He and his crew—which sometimes includes his 7- and 4-year-old sons Tanner and Cole—arrive to maintain lawns with ease, whether performing services such as mowing, pet-waste removal, or pool maintenance. He also specializes in landscaping and miscellaneous services, which range from veggie-garden installation and hedge trimming to fence repair, leaf cleanup, and flower-bed service.
For more than 60 years, Maas Nursery’s green-thumbed staff has been tending to the blooming foliage, gardening supplies, and décor at the 8-acre facility. The 4-inch vegetable plants ($1.50 each) and 4-inch herbs ($2.49 each) garnish entrees, season sauces, and spice up expired milk with garden-fresh zest, and colorful 4-inch perennial bedding plants ($1.99 each to $35 for a 20 flat) and bonanza camellia shrubs ($62.99/5-gallon size) add zing to monochromatic lawns.