The Kalamazoo Wedding Affair sets brides-to-be and their fiancés loose to explore, meet, and bounce ideas off some of west Michigan's most sought-after wedding experts. Dozens of exhibitors converge to create a buffet of possibilities that range from bridal fashions, cakes, and catering to gift registries and photographers. Couples can also scope out postceremony services, including reception halls and honeymoon destinations.
A pharaoh luxuriates in a warm pool while four royal cats doze under fanning palm leaves. It's easy for this pharaoh to forget that the entire scene—including the 12-foot obelisk and Egyptian statuary—is decor. The cats are painted on a wall, and the obelisk, though impressive, is just for fun. The pharaoh, too, is merely a customer enjoying the Egyptian suite at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens.
The Egyptian suite is one of 14 themed hot tubs where couples or larger groups privately soak up temperature-controlled bubbles created by the crawl strokes of the facility's resident Michael Phelps. Other evocative motifs include the baroque English countryside, Polynesian islands, and a fragrant pine woods. Guests are also treated to mood music on the multichannel sound system and can use private showers and changing rooms.
The detail technicians at Great Lakes Chemical Services revivify rides with skills drawn from an in-house training program and more than a century of combined experience. To get automobiles looking their showroom best, the team restores exterior luster with professional grade wax. Technicians also keep vehicle interiors clean and fresh smelling with interior cleaning and smoke odor removal, and touch up vehicular mishaps by erasing scratches and uncorking dents.
Family-owned by local canine enthusiasts, ShamPooches gives dog-people who think they're people everything they need to wash their pooch without the worry of cleaning up afterward. Each 30-minute self-service dog wash includes unlimited house shampoo from the ShamPooches' preferred Tropiclean and Nature's Specialties brands, as well as washcloths, ear cleaner, a rubber scrubber, and a rake. An elevated tub accessible from all sides relieves owners from straining. After clearing the grime from their lovable mutts, owners dry them off with provided towels as the ShamPooches staff cleans up the wash area.
Slumber expert Roger Wardell staffs each of his Sleep Doctor Mattress Stores with knowledgeable employees who help to match shoppers with surfaces that complement their dozing styles. A full-size basic firm mattress by American Pedic ($219) supports stomach sleepers with memory foam, and Serta's twin-size Dura Pillowsoft ($499) cuddles tired muscles with inner springs and a 6-foot spoon.
Master intuitive psychic Beila has dedicated more than 13 years to demystifying the past, present, and future, counseling passersby on life decisions through psychic divination. The full-life combination reading—which includes a tarot deck, psychic reading, past-life regression, and dream interpretation—helps guests gain deeper insight into their love lives by analyzing how their night-thoughts and previous deeds will potentially effect future romantic encounters. Through the advanced career and finance reading, patrons can infuse their marketplace knowledge with predicted accomplishments, roadblocks, and answers to bonus round game show questions. Alternatively, past-life readings investigate souls’ different phases to better understand each person’s true nature, whereas advanced love readings focus on all matters of love and reveal the exact coordinates of Cupid’s arrow stash.
Though salsa dancing is her preferred method of winding down after a stressful day, Christine Zolman understands that some people desire a more traditional approach to relaxation. The massage therapist and owner of Kneading Serenity Massage and Wellness Center has formulated an extensive list of spa treatments that she and her multitalented team?a fellow therapist, an aesthetician, and several yoga and Pilates instructors?draw on to extinguish chronic pains and promote overall wellness.
As a certified massage therapist for more than a decade, Zolman can capably soothe muscles with Swedish, prenatal, and sports techniques. For an experience not often found on other spas? menus, try the specialty esalan massage, which combines long strokes with acupressure, gentle rocking, and stretching to sculpt deep musculature. Licensed aesthetician Danielle Brewer focuses on superficial ailments, calling upon custom facials and microdermabrasion treatments to leave skin brighter than a disco ball dipped in radium. Yoga and Pilates classes meet five days a week and allow clients to heal their own bodies in sessions scaled to their abilities.
As tech-savvy necromancers, the computer experts at R-Tech Guys invigorate healthy electronics and resuscitate broken technology. Besides boosting computers with memory upgrades ($15) and software installation ($20), R-Tech Guys' technicians can clean and defragment stuffy hard drives ($25) and hunt down and eliminate rogue spyware ($75+). Versatile, flexible, and eager for any tech-related challenge, R-Tech Guys will tackle any unlisted service job for $1 per minute and will even apply the fee for diagnosing a broken HDTV ($50) toward the cost of its repair.
We are companion animal practice specializing in the love and care of cats and dogs.
Client service and best medicial care for your pet is our focus.
As a medically-based gym, Borgess Health & Fitness Center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as nutritional counseling and comprehensive health evaluations. In addition to the equipment, the gym also features 70 group exercise classes each week including Zumba, Pilates, and yoga. Other amenities include a sport shop, café, and locker rooms with saunas.
Surrounded by a lush ring of trees and matted with verdant grass, the 5-acre outdoor area at The Bark Park gives pooches a place to play and relax, either in the company of their owners or under the watchful eyes of the park’s staff. While they run free in the sun or laze in the shade, each guest gets the chance to socialize with other dogs and expend energy that might otherwise be spent on selling their collars for treat money. The canine caretakers also offer a concierge service that picks up dogs for daycare and returns them home after.
Believing that learning and behavioral disorders stem from improper communication between brain hemispheres, Brain Balance Centers offers a drug-free, multi-faceted system to boost brain function. Physical and cognitive exercises combine with easy-to-follow dietary changes to improve social, academic and behavioral issues associated with ADHD, Asperger's, and other social and learning disorders without the use of medication. Now more than 50 Brain Balance Centers practice this Hemispheric Integration Therapy, with professional teams tailoring programs to help kids improve focus and behavior, academic performance, communication, and social skills.
The licensed and insured team from Anderson Brooks Construction wields more than 25 years of experience as they perform such household duties as installing windows, power washing houses and decks, roofing, installing seamless gutters and protection, and vinyl or fiber cement siding. Before tackling any project, a member of the crew will visit the client to evaluate the property and the project and then supply a free estimate.
Certified farrier Mike Marquis's slogan is "Putting balace back into every step." But Mike isn't a yogi, nor does he treat vertigo. Instead, he works with the animals he is passionate about: horses. Mike specializes in natural barefoot performance trimming to help care for and stabilize domestic horses. Each day, the horses he works and plays with bring him great joy and stress relief, so he works hard to continue educating himself in farrier science and cutting-edge carrot-origami techniques to keep his horses healthy and happy. For trimming appointments, Mike travels to a horse owner's home or barn, where observes the horse in motion and then skillfully trims down their hooves.
The first Batteries Plus shop opened in 1988 in response to the growing popularity of portable devices such as Walkmans and digital cameras. Today, 525 stores supply patrons with batteries to power gadgets ranging from digital cameras, cell phones, and laptops to motorcycles or robotic butlers. Light bulbs are another specialty: the stores stock everything from colorful incandescent bulbs to halogen lights that illuminate dark highways.