The single and tandem kayaks of Paddle Away Sports encourage competitive and cooperative paddling, and standup-paddleboard rentals entail relaxing expeditions and include long paddles for fending off carnivorous barnacles. The knowledgeable staff leads instructional sessions for new riders and sunset tours of the shimmering waters.
As South Florida's home-brew supply depot, BX assists brew masters and novices alike in their fermenting endeavors. Brewing classes lecture lager lovers and ale admirers in the fundamentals of batch brewing, providing a run down of everything from ingredients and equipment to technique and bottling, and the beer experts will brew a batch on site so suds-savoring students can easily follow along. Classes can accommodate up to 30 people, increasing the chances that singles mingling around the wort cauldron may bump into their fated stout mate or start up a bromance with a fellow hops enthusiast. Both relationships can be explored further at the group-brewing session, held immediately after the class, where local home brewers and beer worshipers meet up to socialize and discuss all things grain related.
Three J’s C-Cigar Emporium started years ago in my parents walk in closest that was converted to a humidor. My Father worked diligently finding rare cigars that retailers across the United States had trouble locating. So needless to say, the business grew from a small closet humidor to two unique retail locations that speci
Beneath the tall palm trees that dot Amelia's SmartyPlants' outdoor garden lies a vast stock of lush plants and vibrant blooms handpicked by an expert staff. The 2-acre independent gardening center amasses plant species both familiar and unusual, helping homeowners beautify their yards and the environment with native florals, ornamental shrubs and trees, and colorful glass garden art that adds color and whimsy to natural plots. Aside from dishing out advice in a monthly newsletter or through their regular in-shop seminars, the plant pros can offer tips on garden design, fertilization, and how to control pests via hypnosis or the shop’s selection of organic and synthetic products. An indoor shopping area also awaits to show off shelves stocked with tools and garden accessories––many made in the United States—such as fountains and statues, all waiting to add interest to landscapes or the miniature dioramas of middle-school giants.
A professional party planner since 1999, Cindy Soto has organized a variety of event packages for 50 to 300 guests, celebrating weddings, births, and other occasions. In addition to her edible attractions, including mini donut-making stations, chocolate fountains, and disco balls made out of ladyfingers, Soto wows party guests and dessert lovers with her complete mastery of the cupcake. She can fashion miniature cakes into pies, spear them on sticks, and even tuck them into individual jars, and she takes care to deliver each order to the customer's doorstep. Sweet Servings can also sate sweet fixes with chocolate-covered pretzels and a rotating selection of candies.