Best Of 2016

Goods and Services: Orlando's best shops, boutiques, salons and more

Goods and Services
Best Camera Care
Photo by Rob Bartlett

Michael Livera at Kiwi Camera Service

1880 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park, 407-539-2731,

The general population of Orlando might not know that a certified camera-repair genius lives among us, but plenty of us who are photographically inclined are more than aware. Michael Livera is the man to see if your camera body or lens is malfunctioning (or simply needs a tune-up), not just for lucky locals but for photogs all over the country – Orlando pro shooters are in and out of the door, and equipment arrives by mail daily, keeping Livera head-down in his shop. But he comes up for air a few times a year to host a swap and sale, where you might find or trade for any manner of prized photographic item, from a 70-year-old Rolleiflex to a gently used light meter. No fear if you're a newbie, either; Livera is always willing to help educate an inexperienced enthusiast.

Best Place to Hoist 'em Up

Soma Intimates

460 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-618-1723, also 451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, 407-670-1400,

Girls with big girls, Soma Intimates has your back (literally). If you think the only place to get a supportive bra that's also pretty is in your imagination, think again. More than 75 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, it's said, which can strain your back muscles and also your patience when you are trying to wear a cute dress without having grandma lingerie peeking out. Soma's fit specialists will get that rack properly stacked in the right cup and band size, no prob – several styles are even designed to minimize the dreaded "bra bulge."

Best TV Attorney Commercial Guest Star

John Morgan's dog, Emma the German Shepherd

Before we got a glimpse of the Morgans' German Shepherd, Emma, we legitimately thought John & Co. were just a bunch of litigation robots. Not so! The pooch served to humanize the group (Ultima Morgan even filmed a follow-up TV spot specifying that Emma was her dog, not John's – family drama!) and we'd be happy to see her more often. You could say we're "For the Puppy."

Best Adult Entertainment Store

1. Fairvilla Megastore, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-425-6005,

2. Premier Couples Superstore, 5009 S. Orange Blossom Trail, 407-857-2050,

3. Fairvilla's Sexy Things, 7535 International Drive, 407-826-1627,

Best Antique Store

1. Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora, 352-383-8393,

2. Adjectives Market, multiple locations,

3. Orange Tree Antiques Mall, 853 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-644-4547,

Best Barbershop

1. Floyd's 99 Barbershop, multiple locations,

2. Liberty Barber Shop, 49 N. Primrose Drive, 407-590-9330,

3. Jusincredible Cutz, 2413 E. South St., 407-228-0080,

Best Beauty Services (facials, waxing, laser, etc.)

1. Honey Comb Hair and Makeup Studio, 1807 Winter Park Road, 407-622-1558,

2. Spa810, 125 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-790-7876,

3. Eclips Salon and Spa, 819 Virginia Drive, 407-228-1178,

Best Bicycle Shop

1. Orange Cycle, 2204 Edgewater Drive, 407-422-5552,

2. Ragin' Cajun Bike Shop, 1809 S. Orange Ave., 407-999-9821,

3. Kyle's Bike Shop, 203 N. Primrose Drive, 407-228-7088,

Best Bookstore

1. Barnes & Noble, multiple locations,

2. Bookmark It, 2906 Corrine Drive, 407-389-9870,

3. OCLS Friends of the Library Bookstore, 101 E. Central Blvd., 407-835-7496,