Behind Indian Shores Massage's seafoam green exterior is an arched entryway evoking the symmetrical domes of ancient Mughal architecture. The lobby’s decorative Buddha statues, elephant sculptures, and wall decor further heighten the Eastern aesthetic. Patty Iorio is well versed in bodywork techniques as varied as head, hand, and foot reflexology, hot stones, and Thai yoga massage. Soft music mingles with the sound of the Gulf of Mexico's nearby shoreline during services that take place in spacious private rooms, where aromatic ocean zephyrs and the occasional trident soar through billowy white curtains.
At Lisa's Café, there's always time for crab cakes. At dinner, Angus-choice center-cut filet mignon topped with Oscar-style signature crab cakes and hollandaise sauce, or an espresso-crusted filet mignon, are served on top of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a chef vegetable medley. At lunch, the Signature Crab Cake sandwich with remoulade on a kaiser bun is only the preamble of a tantalizing menu. Other mid-day options include the half-pound Western Angus burger—with applewood bacon, melted cheddar, barbecue sauce, and fried onion rings—as well as the Philly cheese steak—made with the chain from filet mignon and melted provolone on a hoagie bun. Morning people see their breakfast pair crab cakes with a sliced English muffin to make a marine take on a benedict.
Along with the lump crab, Lisa's also has fresh salmon flown in from Seattle and delivered by seal. Guests can devour their delectable entrees indoors or on the breezy patio.
Helmed by owner Bill Brown, the talented artisans at William Dean Chocolates handcraft premium candies with the type of inimitable designs and flavor combinations that have made the confectionery the repeated winner of a slew of prestigious awards. Select single chocolates such as crème brûlée teeming with white-chocolate ganache, vanilla beans, and raspberry Chambord jelly, or transport taste buds to the border with Mexican mango––a savory bonbon packed with fresh lime juice, mango pate de fruit, and sea salt infused with green chilies and a miniature mariachi band. Customers can opt for boxes of chocolate assortments, choosing their own mixes in a five-piece ($12), nine-piece ($18), 10-piece ($22), 20-piece ($40), or 36-piece ($70) assemblage, or they can trust the experienced staff to select morsels for them based on dessert preference and each sweet tooth's astrological sign. Chocolate bars such as the orange-peel ($5) and wasabi bars ($5) introduce distinct concoctions to discerning palates, and the pate de fruit 18-piece gift box ($18) swarms with handpicked fruit puree in flavors such as kiwi, guava, coconut, and Caribbean cocktail.
To find a sweet, chilly treat throughout Florida, all you have to do is keep an eye out for a giant ice-cream cone. Topper's Creamery's many locations quite literally represent what's inside of them: heaps of ice cream. With such décor, customers know exactly what to expect from the creameries' menus: vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream drizzled in syrup and dusted with crunchy toppings. Their selection of cool treats doesn't end with cones, however, as the menu includes classic shakes, sundaes, and banana splits. The staff also whips up brownie boats, which, unlike gingerbread houses, allow owners to eat their belongings without having to file an insurance claim.