Tom Huyck and the deft tailors at Executive Clothing Service pour more than 20 years of menswear experience into building elegant, custom garments to match any person's style. To begin, guests explore their desired look with a knowledgeable clothier, who hones in on a comfortably tailored fit through discussion of various cuts, designs, and materials. Skilled hands take exact measurements of limbs for a computer to translate into precise patterns that are stitched together with a single needle, shortening production time to 21–24 working days. Having secured hems and buttons with their nimble needles, the craftsmen invite clients to try on and approve the fit of their heirloom-quality shirts or suits before returning antique hammer pants to dry storage.
Modern Pop Culture's dedicated, fashion-forward staffers travel the country to hand-select vintage clothes and accessories—as well as a few modern pieces—to adorn the bodies of men and women. The ever-revolving collection has been known to include Miller High Life and Harley Davidson logo tees ($10), a tan, leather Coach purse ($40), and myriad mini and maxi dresses ($20+), including a ’50s-style strapless dress swathed in layers of blush-pink tulle. Western apparel ($18+) such as cut-off jean shorts ($26–$34) and a Wrangler button-down denim shirt ($18) provides the perfect tuxedo for casual debutante balls.
Aspiring to the grace of the Greek muse from which it takes its name, Thaliea bedecks its chic storefront with unique jewelry, bags, and other alluring accouterments. Styles shift with the seasons and gemstone-harvest yields, ultimately composing a well-curated collection of frequently handmade, limited-edition emblazonry. Necklaces ($7.99–$59.99) such as the waterfall glass bead necklace harmonizes finely with delicate hair clips ($1.99–$2.99) or emergency sprinklers at any springtime soiree. Wrap up in prints of spring flowers that cascade over flowing scarves ($14.99–$24.99), or rainbowize bared arms with an assortment of bead bracelets ($2.99–$7.99). Thaliea, like most proud ultrasound operators, previews new arrivals on its Facebook page.
Certified staff members teach everyone from underwater novices to expert divers in 24 different classes at National Aquatic Service (NAS). During your three-hour introductory snorkeling class, NAS instructors will impart basic hydro-skills, including breath-hold diving and surface snorkeling, in its controlled pool setting. Develop the abilities to safely navigate underwater environments and to mingle with eel, coral reefs, and Dutch-speaking tour guides. Snorkeling equipment will be provided to students. Water-plunging students will feel safe and secure with their NAS instructor, as the service has taught more than 33,000 students to scuba dive without suffering a single accident.
Cluttered Closet's brimming shelves and well-stocked display cases hold a glittering assortment of vintage vestments and accouterments for men and women. Add a timeless update to well-loved wardrobes with jewelry pieces such as a pair of chunky, golden earrings or a bauble-strung necklace ($2–$100). Swathe skin in the billowing folds of a vintage dress ($15–$350) or rebel against casual Fridays with a sharply tailored tuxedo ($45–$70). An eclectic stash of stylish hats add a dash of elegance to hirsute heads, whereas new-to-you books ($2–$40) revamp comely corner bookshelves. Cluttered Closet adds new items nearly every day, so each visit presents vintage-istas with a rotating trove of treasures as unique as a snowman's fingerprint.
Since 1903, Davis Florist & Greenhouse’s family of flora artists have crafted delicately designed bouquets and arrangements from fresh and blossoming flowers. A bounty of orange roses, hot pink and red carnations, and matsumoto asters overflow from a clear glass vase in the How Sweet It Is bouquet ($34.95+); a dozen red roses peak from an elongated glass house ($54.95) to help couples celebrate anniversaries with more grace and romanticism than a Gone with the Wind audio book narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Birthday festivities commence with the Fly Away Birthday Bouquet, which teems with a symphonic septet in the rainbow’s favorite colors ($52.95+). Reams of classic chicness populate the Simply Elegant spathiphyllum, which placates a warmongering wicker pot with a white peace lily emerging from dark leafy greens ($42.95).