Coul Swing induces hoof-jostling with weekly swing dance classes in various styles tailored to ability level. Beginning jitterbug covers the thorax-swirling gamut from the Lindy Hop to Carolina Shag, introducing first-timers to the world of early 20th-century dance and helping those with previous experience brush up for visits to their local speakeasies. Jitterbug courses help tenderfoots lead and follow, hone their rhythm-reading, and map the cuts of the six-count jitterbug.
Kindred Spirits is your connection to a natural unity of body, mind and spirit. The peaceful atmosphere of this delightful boutique is reason enough to visit. But that’s just where it begins. You will find unique selections of clothing, jewelry, crystals, gemstones, oils and incense, sacred art, books and more.
Master’s Fitness, LLC’s trainers earned the title of master by completing the Russian Kettlebell Challenge, certifying them to teach others to swing the weights around. Almost like a cannon ball with a handle, kettlebells use the simple physics of resistance training to tone the body with exercises such as swinging, tossing and catching, and lifting. The staff combine the interesting weights with their expertise in 45- to 60-minute workouts.
Going above and beyond skiing and tennis, the affiliated shops of Ski & Sport Station, Ski & Tennis Station, and the Board Room equip athletes for a variety of different sports, including snowboarding, lacrosse, wakeboarding, and skateboarding. Bravely approach the coming winter with brand-name outerwear, featuring such brands as Burton, Patagonia, Ugg, K-2, and The North Face. A fetching fall ensemble might include a venture jacket from The North Face ($99.99), a pair of Rainbow sandals (starting at $39.99), and a Babolat tennis racquet (starting at $119.99) for batting away attacking foliage. As winter approaches, summer items such as the Quicksilver and Billabong wakeboards go on sale, before they wisely pack up their family cockapoo and head down to Naples for the colder months. Ski & Tennis Station also services equipment, including tuning skis and same-day racquet stringing for last-minute downhill tennis matches.
The Green Drake's Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing school imparts fish-foragers of all ages and skill levels with fly-fishing fundamentals before escorting trout-trawlers on daylong fishing trips to practice newfound skills. Expert fish whisperers oversee each session, which maintains a cap of eight students, providing participants with individual instructor attention to ask questions regarding line strength and what to do if a slippery catfish sells you a pair of counterfeit sunglasses. Master casting techniques and learn the ins and outs of the sport, including how to catch a trout, how to interpret water currents, and the proper way to play, net, and release fish.
Gazoodles swaddles pintsize progeny in the latest and tiniest trends, housing shelves that blossom with chic wearables for trendy boys (through size 12) and fashionable females (through size 14). Cloak adventurous tykes in the LeTop striped romper⎯horizontally lined with blues and greens and splashed with aquatic animals ($18.50)⎯and adorn mini fashionistas in the LeTop sleeveless beach dress splattered with pink hibiscus flowers ($18). The hooded LeTop Ship Ahoy cover-up ($17) prepares toddlers for beach outings, aquarium visits, and yacht races, and the Livie & Luca sandals accent delicate phalanges with a rouge petal design ($23.50). The baby boutique also stocks a selection of home accessories, such as picture frames and wall décor ($12+), which can be hung or chewed on during the teething phase.
While vacationing in Park City, Utah, some time ago, Georganne and Keith McDaniel wandered into an olive oil and vinegar shop. They had such a marvelous time tasting gourmet imported oils and infused vinegars that when they returned home to Pinehurst, they decided to open Green Gate Olive Oils. Their unstoppable enthusiasm and fervor was so contagious that their enterprise spawned three stores, which they operate along with their son, Brandon.
Each outpost stocks olive oils, vinegars, chocolates, and bath products imported from international artisans in Sicily, Greece, and Chile. Infused vinegars pop with flavors such as lavender, pineapple, and pomegranate. For a unique local concoction, extra-virgin olive oil chocolate barks from Chocolates by Carol feature Green Gate’s own flavored olive oils. The boutiques also carry Olivella bath and body products, and home accents such as candles and cookware. For those who think that olive oil is best used to elevate a bowl of microwaveable mac ‘n’ cheese, the gourmet enthusiasts also host frequent cooking classes for all ages and cooking camps for kids.