At Monroe Healing Center the goal is right there in the name: healing. Its owner, a holistic practitioner who has been an Emerald Coast resident for 20 years, uses more than a decade of experience as a massage therapist and reflexologist to bring wellness services to community. Inside the center, clients enjoy a warm, comfortable atmosphere that helps begin the healing process the moment they walk in. From there, they can benefit from holistic treatments such as deep-tissue and hot-stone massage, raindrop therapy, and cupping for pain relief.
With a steady hand and an eye for perfection, Emerald Coast Permanent Makeup's licensed artist implants natural-looking pigments into the skin. She enhances the eyes with eyeliner, fills out brows, and adds color and definition to the lips. Clients can also opt for a Marilyn Monroe-style beauty mark or for treatments that camouflage scars or fade unwanted tattoos.
Whether for a custom cake or a gourmet sandwich, visitors to Adonna's Bakery & Cafe will find an extensive selection of sweet treats and savory edibles. With more than 40 years of experience, the family-owned business prides itself on quality ingredients and products that, much like a sandcastle next to a wave pool, is made with great care. The pastry case always a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and sweets, while the cake gallery displays options for a wedding, special occasion, or a televised food fight. On the cafe side, guests can stop by for a breakfast sandwich, fluffy quiche, or a range of hearty sides.
Hobby Central, a full-line hobby shop, caters to amusement seekers with puzzles, science kits, and radio-controlled vehicles. Plastic models ($18–$50) allow amateur architects to recreate nautical battle scenes with scaled-down replicas of battleships, each accurately named after American icons such as the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Tickle Me Elmo. Train sets ($45–$100) finally make dinnertime ketchup transportation efficient; vibrantly detailed kites ($15–$40) produce mesmerizing treetop tangos. Before graceful parachute descents, model rockets ($25–$35) reach lofty levels experienced only by birds and opera tenors bathing in icy water. Achieve aerial entertainment with radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters ($79–$200), or procure grounded merriment with specialty puzzles ($15–$35) that range from double-sided to three-dimensional.