OhConcept's design team scouts fresh-from-the-runway silhouettes, accents, and prints to create their line of trendy urban womenswear. Though its apparel is its most prominent department, the OhConcept look doesn't stop at clothes. Designers also keep an eye on the season's hottest fashions to create glittering jewelry, looping infinity scarves, and whimsical home accents.
Some of Donn F. Flipse's earliest memories are of him wielding a broom, sweeping up the fallen petals and snipped-off stamen that have gathered around the feet of the floral designers at his family's flower shop. Eight-year-old Donn eventually moved up in rank, escorting arrangements to their destinations in the delivery truck as soon as he got his license. When he graduated college, he almost turned his back on the flower business his father and his grandfather built, but after mentoring under one of the shop's floral designers, he realized, “It was in [his] blood.” In 1990, he opened Field of Flowers in Davie.
The rose, he says, continues to be the most popular flower, although different breeds take the crown every so often—the current favorite is the garden rose, a throwback blossom like what might flourish in a well-tended backyard. Donn's favorites are the rose-like lisanthius and the Canterbury bells, which look delicate but are sturdy and long lasting, much like a quarterback who takes ballet classes.
Field of Flower's team of designers compose striking arrangements using popular flowers as well as rare blooms such as orchids or birds of paradise. The team also crafts design pieces for celebrations, with past creations including a french poodle sculpted from flowers and a Spongebob Squarepants–themed arrangements in which blue gel simulated the ocean, submerging plants in an under-the-sea wonderland.
For more than 38 years, ACE Educational has equipped families with the engaging toys and games they need to bolster students' knowledge of the world. During the holiday season they have two showrooms filled with educational fun hoilday gifts with more than 2,000 newly added seasonal items in addition to their regularly stocked unique inventory. When not in class reading their school-provided textbooks, workbooks, and self-help books overcoming a fear of pencils, kids can continue to strengthen their thinking muscles with educational toys including interactive science kits, coloring books, and puzzles. Classic block sets encourage budding builders to turn imagined structures into reality, and instruments ranging from triangles to maracas unlock hidden musical talent.
With a stay at Residence Inn By Marriott Fort Lauderdale Plantation in Plantation (West Fort Lauderdale), you'll be minutes from Westfield Broward Mall and close to Frank Veltri Tennis Center. This eco-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Nova Southeastern University and Buehler Planetarium and Observatory.
Make yourself at home in one of the 138 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Relax and take in pool views from the privacy of your room. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a television in the lobby. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 mi.
At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in. Planning an event in Plantation? This hotel has facilities measuring 500 square feet (46 square meters), including a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
Inside a tile-floored room, a communal table seems to beg for the clatter of youthful bakers with empty places marked by stacks of recipes and empty bowls. Beneath a giant painted chef hat, which proclaims "Bon Appetit!" from the sage-green wall, lifelong cook Chef Frank and his staff work quickly to set the stage for all-ages cooking classes at Growing Cooks Culinary Emporium. The crew aims to combat childhood obesity by arming youngsters with a love of cooking, a range of healthy recipes, and diminutive kitchenware. Blanketed by clouds of enticing aromas, themed classes for children, adults, and families introduce the fundamentals of crafting chocolate confections and cakes, small meals, and international dishes such as ravioli and enchiladas. Chefs demystify the process of baking bread, blending sauces, and constructing desserts without forcing students through the linguine ropes courses of many culinary programs. Natural light floods Growing Cook's store space, where shelves and racks teem with colorful cooking utensils and child-size kitchen uniforms, including embroidered aprons and cloth chef hats. Themed utensil and supply kits such as baking mixes and pizza-party sets prepare children to practice at home and allow them to save the day when a party sub is lodged lengthwise across the door. Growing Cook's classes and products alike are designed to instill wee visitors with self-esteem and the sense of adventure and creativity that blooms when first taking a bite of a dish made with one?s own hands.