Owner Carol Bailey and the staff at Islands Framing Gallery help visitors protect and show off artwork, photography, and decorative prints with a selection of mats and frames. Without infringing on Houdini's copyrighted tricks, Bailey and company transport images through the glass of an 8"x10" frame with regular matting ($50), to appear encased within for easy display and dustproofing. For images with more pixels, guests can apply the Groupon toward the cost of larger frames, such as the 16"x20" ($150), which fits photos, art, and hand-pressed rhododendrons.
Proprietor Jackie Pickering stocks her bright, inviting shop with an array of functional and fashionable wares ranging from candles to iPhone cases to ballet flats. Win over an oenophile with stylish new wine glasses ($10–$20), or encourage responsible shopping by buying a buddy a recyclable tote bag ($1–$10) and filling it with hand-written nutrition and checkbook-balancing tips. Wallets and silver engraved jewelry ($20–$30) make excellent additions to back pockets and head pedestals, whereas Eliza B sandals ($30+) assist fashionable wayfarers in stylishly traipsing along windswept beaches toward sea turtle picnics.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
Try as they might, home brewers cannot transform barley and hops into bubbly craft brews with the flick of a switch or a hearty whistle. For tools, equipment, and advice, brewers congregate at the Savannah Home Brew Shop, where they can sniff and sample specialty grains, yeast, and malts from Crosby & Baker. Students stock up on shiny new brewing equipment from Foxx while scouring available brewing books and magazines for the up-to-date trends and tips. The staff at Savannah Home Brew Shop can guide novices through their first fermented steps with home-brewing kits, as well as starter kits and supplies for wine makers. Seasoned brewers load up on brand-name liquid or dry yeasts, and hoist bulk bags of dry grain on their shoulders as they try to outrun the sprightly Saint Paulie girl that just stole their stein.
While tutoring students in the art of kiteboarding, Mike Campanaro and John Mapel of AOK Watersports are able to call upon a lifetime of wave-taming experience in a bounty of extreme sports, including power-kiting and windsurfing. Though the dedicated instructors specialize in kiteboarding, they also offer equipment, lessons, and rentals for activities such as land-kiting and paddleboarding. Two-hour land-kiting courses help beginners glean basics for handling kites or taking midnight shifts as bird walkers.
A teacher certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association, J.J. Bogusewski assists racket-armed athletes of all ages and skill sets in enriching their tennis techniques. J.J. helps individuals target and improve weaknesses during personalized private lessons, such as strengthening backhands or controlling panic attacks caused by a crippling fear of lethargic ball boys. Customizable semiprivate sessions create opportunities for J.J. to observe doubles scrimmages and instruct each player as necessary.