An innovative, water-ready vessel designed to handle two bathing-suit-clad loungers, the SeaDuction Float offers a shady chance to nap on the ocean's waterbed. Riders bob through the water while supported by a Super Schmooze cushion, which relaxers can use as a flotation device in the event their float is rammed by a Byzantine dromon. A retractable canopy covers skin from the sun for mid-afternoon siestas, and can be turned down for untrammeled views of the horizon. Umbrellas with vents open and close for additional sun-screening as passengers recline against wooden backrests and sip sudsy refreshments from the built-in ice cooler and storage containers. SeaDuction Floats come equipped with a buoy and anchor for resting in shallow waters, and can also be carried up on the beach to give newly minted sea legs a chance to bake on the dry land.
In Great Balls of Yarn's four boutiques, knitters and crocheters of all experience levels browse more than 20,000 balls of yarn, including luxurious fibers from Trendsetter and Noro as well as hand-dyes from Prism and Malabrigo. Talented fiber artists guide knitters and crocheters as they transform vibrant fibers into wearable works of art during beginner through advanced classes. Project-specific sessions focus on creating table runners, borders for blankets, and baby booties to keep wee ones' feet warm and steps soundless during midnight refrigerator raids. Amid the shops' soft lighting, tapestries intermix with shelves of color-coded worsted and washable yarns alongside cashmeres and silks. Great Balls of Yarn also arms textile technicians with needles, notions, and books full of inspiration and yarn-charming incantations.
Created by a group of friends from Buenos Aires, La Estancia Argentina delivers flavors of their homeland in a deli-style setting with an intimate seating area. Instead of using a deep fryer or a magnifying glass and solar energy, chefs oven-bake traditional and vegan empanadas, complementing them with piquant chimichurri sauce. Traditional Argentinean dishes are influenced by the cuisines of Spain, Italy, Germany, and France, which is why diners can explore menu selections such as potato gnocchi with housemade tomato sauce or five types of pizza.
For dessert, guests choose freshly made baked goods including alfajor, two sweet biscuits held together with dulce de leche. Each location is dominated by shelves of imported wine and a large display case offering olives, ham, and fresh steaks that patrons can take home to grill or feed to pet velociraptors.
The experienced trainers at Streamline Vibrations Studio believe excellent fitness is within reach, and their studio is dedicated to helping clients get the best workout possible in the shortest amount of time. The gym features Power Plate training devices, which create whole-body workouts—the plate's base of instability and vibration causes all muscles in the body to work harder. The cutting-edge fitness center also offers group fitness classes on Power Plate and TRX machines, as well as personal training.
Doorstep Delivery transports restaurant edibles straight to hungry homes, offices, and parties seven days a week. Diners order online, by phone, or by grumbling stomach to receive their food in 45–60 minutes. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner come from an expanding restaurant list that includes Jamba Juice, Mythos Greek Taverna, and Toro Sushi, with delivery fees included. Customers can search by restaurant or by item. For example, type "caesar" into the site's search bar to view a list of eats including Quizno's chicken-caesar salad ($5.99) and a chicken-caesar wrap from Tijuana Taxi ($7.99). Though availability and prices vary by location, a search for "fries" yields craveables such as loaded fries from Vito's Gourmet Pizza ($7.95) or 16 ounces' worth of Jerk Center's fries in size large ($2.75). Customize your meal with the edit button to pile on extra onions or prevent a tomatophobic fiasco.
The knowledgeable staff at Learning Express helps parents navigate a selection of hundreds of educational, time-tested, and eco-friendly playthings for children from birth to age 12. Stuffed animals frolic on the shelves next to classic wooden building blocks, imagination-stimulating toys, and digital learning tools. Customers can surprise budding sleuths with undercover spy cases by Alex ($24.99), soothe bedtime tantrums with twilight turtles ($32.99), or teach favorite babies how to speak horse with plush barnfuls of My Barnyard Friends by Aurora ($19.99). Free gift wrapping at the colorful shop can ease time crunches and provide more decorative packaging for gifts than a pile of credit-card receipts sewn together.