Since 1993, Lofty Pursuits has been serving Tallahassee with its collection of cool toys and gifts that reflect the eclectic personality of its owner Gregory Cohen.
Gregory appreciates that toys are not just for kids. Don't forget them, but also don't forget the rest of us. The magic of finding something so well thought out -- and the art that can be found in something a simple as a wooden toy without any moving parts, or a Pogo Stick that can send an adult five feet into the air -- is what this store is about.
Lofty Pursuits and Gregory Cohen have a unique place in the world of toys. We hosted one of the first of the modern yo-yo contest here in Tallahassee. We still host the South East Regional Yo-Yo contest each November in Tallahassee. Gregory has also written books and articles on Unicycling, Juggling and Yo-Yoing. He has received the Duncan Family Award for Industry Excellence. In short he expects the best of the best toys and Lofty Pursuits is recognized for it.
The connections we have have allowed us to get many products for which we may be the only retail store in the world that has them to offer. Examples include Through Dough, the training pizza from the US Pizza Team, The Sun Diabolos from Singapore, many of our yo-yos and the Kendamas we get from Japan. Other items are just hard to find, such as a good selection of Disc Golf equipment and many of our board games. We track down the best of our youth that is not easily available any more, such as the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine and we track down the bizarre like our self shaking salt and pepper shakers.
The best toys in the world
This year, Lofty Pursuits has moved to a larger location at Market Square. With this move, we have expanded our children's toy collection and we are trying to concentrate on American Made, Fair Trade and Organic toys for our kids. Check our line of Plan Toys, Tofu Bears and Wooden Letter blocks when you are in our store.
Not only do we test every product ourselves, but our children do too. Even here, creativity abounds, like in the Rocking Horse we stock made of organic wood that collapses flat for storage. Yup, a rocking horse that does not have to remain a central piece of furniture in your living room when not in use.
Commitment to play
Lofty Pursuits sponsors events year round, including the Tallahassee Juggling Club, The Tallahassee Yo-Yo Club, The Seven Hills Hurlers (disc golf club), the Tallahassee Dart League and many others. We also host yo-yo contests, and the fourth Friday of every month we hold a Game Night where we feel "Art is Play". Enjoy drinks and a nice atmosphere and test out the best board and card games in the world.
Have your party or event at Lofty Pursuits
We can convert our store into the perfect place for your party. Lofty pursuits is perfect for your 10 year old's yo-yo birthday party to the unique place to host your colleagues for a special game night or unique fundraiser event. You can leave the planning to us, or do as much as you want yourself. We are here to help. Please contact us for more information.
We offer programs to schools from time to time. We can do a first grade unit on wind and kites or an older program with yo-yos, juggling or creative board games. We can also help you find Jugglers and Performers for your event. Contact us for more information.
YoYoGuy.com - Infinite Illusions
Lofty Pursuits is the brick and mortar front end for the mail-order firm Infinite Illusions. Infinite Illusions is the worlds largest dealer of Yo-Yos. Infinite Illusions also manufactures juggling equipment and many parts and accessories for yo-yos and yo-yoing as well as carrying a full line of Unicycles. Ask for one of our catalog or check out yoyoguy.com on the web. Anything in the catalog can be sold through the store front, although you may need to call ahead to make sure we bring it over from our warehouse so it can be there when you are.