Creating A Scene's owner, Alaina Walker, works with clients to enliven indoor and outdoor spaces with custom displays of silk and live plants. The company's consultants arrange foliage and flowers into elegant centerpieces for weddings or other special events, and they can even supply plant party favors that guests can take home with them or devour on the ride home. The retail showroom mimics that of any other florist shop, save for the sheer variety of its inventory, which includes unique specimens such as pineapple plants. The company's healthy-plant guarantee ensures the longevity of purchases, and its plant-maintenance service sees the crew making regular return trips to local businesses to fertilize, water, trim, and polish rented plants and replace any that have wilted. Creating A Scene also donates funds through its Pick A Plant program, which awards 30% of each eligible purchase to a nonprofit of the customer's choice.
Fun Station Jr. assembles playful activities geared to ages 1–12 in a wonderland voted Tallahassee magazine's Best Place to Take the Kids from 2007 to 2010 under the facility's old moniker, Zoinks. Technicolor arcade games trumpet winners of plush plunder, and bumper cars slap sides in rubbery high-fives. An inflatable bounce area draws excess energy from sock-footed youths, and a concession stand serves trail mix, bottled water, and slices of pizza to replenish empty fuel tanks.
Staff members prioritize safety in conjunction with fun, fitting groups with matching wristbands to help them to stay together and dedicating an area to toddlers who intimidate older children by claiming to be dinosaurs. In a separate lounge, adults rest in comfortable chairs during breaks from friendly competition to catch up on work with complimentary WiFi or to watch what's playing on high-definition TVs.
Born out of co-founders Todd Giatrelis's and Sarah Towne's frustration at hunting for a sandal shop amid the glitz of the Vegas strip, Flip Flop Shops helps customers free their toes with a one-stop boutique for comfortable sandals and shoes, quickly expanding across the nation with more than 30 locations. Owner Jason Swinford proudly strides his size 12 sandaled feet across the floor of his Governor's Square Mall shop, uniting visitors with stylish strapped footwear and sneakers from brands such as Flojos, O'Neill, Quiksilver, and Vans. Every aspect of the store is cultivated to convey a laid-back, beachy atmosphere, with a scent of suntan oil gracing the air, lively music playing in the background, and a distinct taste of salt on every surface.
With more than 10 years of experience teaching Pilates to dancers and athletes, Maggie Manning oversees a team of instructors who personalize each class with hands-on instruction. Small class sizes and NASA-engineered equipment allow the studio space to host a diverse assortment of muscle-sculpting and blood-pumping sessions for students of all skill levels and fitness goals. To ensure pupils tone up effectively and safely, a complimentary assessment by one of Pilates by Maggie's muscle mavens helps students pick classes and nicknames that suit their physical abilities.
With dollops of warm wax, Brazils Waxing Center's licensed technicians deftly pull hairs from their follicles to create smooth, clean expanses of skin. They draw from extensive experience waxing both men and women, and can remove strands from faces, legs, backs, and other areas. Clients who opt for Brazilians or bikini waxing sessions can specify exactly how much hair they want removed.
The instructors at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts have set out to engineer the perfect martial-arts workout, and they think they’ve done it. The secret formula samples traditional ho-am taekwondo, hanmudo, and personal-safety techniques for a curriculum that emphasizes fitness and self-defense. Tiger-Rock's teachers are certified in CPR and first aid, and they work with everyone from young kids to adults.