Floral designers at Vase One Floral Design Studio arrange colorful blossoms into aesthetically pleasing custom designs to create centerpieces, bouquets, and decorative vases. Surprise a loved one, friend, or favorite allergist with a classic glass vase brimming with orange, white, and pink blooms ($39.99). Alternatively, pick a table-gilding arrangement adorned with pink carnations, white blooms, and grassy swoops ($45.99) or a centerpiece of blue and white blossoms atop a cobalt base ($57.99) to jazz up dinner parties and black-tie séances.
Seven days a week, the Mattress Warehouse of Tampa Bay team outfits customers with new, brand-name mattresses at 70%–90% off their typical price. Because much of the merchandise is closeout or overstock, patrons can take home Stearns and Foster, Corsicana, Sealy, Serta, and Simmons mattresses at lower prices. The bed emporium also stocks Vivon memory-foam mattresses, which ensure that sleepers can vividly recount every detail of their dreams to their coworkers the next morning, as well as memory-foam and gel pillows. For added convenience, a trained staff is on hand to deliver and set up beds, and an online tips page helps shepherd shoppers through the bed-selection process.
The seasoned brewers at Southern Brewing & Winemaking impart the secrets of crafting artisan ales at home during friendly, intimate beer-making classes. Up to 15 students savor sample brews and light snacks as hops-loving experts explain basic equipment and recipes and discuss the bottling and tasting of home-brewed beverages, demystify the brewing process. Instructors fill the lesson plan with their passion for brewing and encourage students to ask questions or stage modern-dance interpretations of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.” The class covers enlightening topics open to students of all ages, but only participants 21 or older can drink alcohol.
Eduardo Torres’s interest for capoeira began in his teens, but it wasn't until he traveled from Northern California to Florida that he discovered his passion for teaching the Afro-Brazilian sport. After extensive training, Eduardo earned the title of Professor Girino and became a member of Grupo Maculelê. Tucking that experience into his back pocket, Eduardo now leads four Tampa Capoeira studios across the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
At those studios, Professor Girino and his savvy staff teach the ways of capoeira to students of all ages and skill levels, and they have even trained Major League Baseball catcher Russell Martin. During classes, students form a traditional roda, or circle, as they learn everything from the rhythmic chants that keep fighters on beat to the fluid, acrobatic movements that send their bodies spinning across a mat. Professor Girino also points out that capoeira is not about fighting but rather anticipating the opponent's next move, much like playing chess against a short-tempered orangutan.
Flowers are nature’s eye-candy, sweeter than sunsets and more optically chewy than scenic mountain views. With today’s Groupon, $20 gets you $40 worth of flower delivery from Bloomingdays. These surgically removed stems and petals are delivered same day throughout the entire Tampa Bay area, bringing fragrant happiness to anyone’s door.You: [Gender] Me: [Gender]