The jewelry designers at Heartwear Designs have been at it since 1971. Since that time, the talented local artists have been stringing and molding hundreds of idiosyncratic accessories from gold, platinum, and gemstones. The work has been sold to national retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Fortunoff, but now Heartwear Designs showcases the distinctive work.
Heartwear Designs jewelry includes earrings, pendants,rings, and bracelets,,available in 14-karat gold, 18-karat gold, or platinum, as well as yellow, white, rose, or green gold. Custom engagement rings and birthstone pieces, along with fashion jewelry from sterling, pearls, and gemstone beads round out the entire inventory. Heartwear Designs also offers repairs for customers' broken jewelry, restringing pearls and beads, and they polish up guests’ tarnished pieces for free.
In an interview with Metromix, Lyudviga Shneyder shared that when she was a little girl, her grandmother told her that if she learned to sew, she would always have food on the table. With more than 25 years in the European and American fashion industries behind her, Russian–born Lyudviga has proven her grandmother right. From her boutique in downtown Birmingham, she showcases her own line of clothing, which casts a subtle spin on classic silhouettes.
Lyudviga confessed to the Birmingham Patch—which describes her designs as being suitable for black-tie events or the office—that she designs her clothing from the heart. Each stitch and seam is sewn onsite with the same fabrics showcased by famed Italian fashion houses such as Valentino.
Gymboree offers a bounty of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build the tot's creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The one-month membership allows you to take one class per week with makeups available if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open-gym sessions (contact location for schedule). The 45-minute classes help to build an everlasting bond that will feel like being tethered to each other with an Ethernet cable. Bond with babies or exercise child-like energy in a public forum.
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Birmingham lures passersby with aromatic goodies made for cooking, sipping, and sprinkling. The tea section brims with black, white, and green hues, like a newspaper printed on a lily pad. Coconut oolong tea ($4.89 for a 1 oz. bag) teems with fresh floral notes and creamy tropical essences, and sweet matcha’s ($11.95 for a 4.4 oz. bag) blend of japanese green tea and milled cane sugar makes an exotic addition to cookie batters.
Pink Pump is located in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills & Royal Oak. We cater to fashionistas who love brands such as UGG, HUNTER, LAMB, JESSICA SIMPSON, STEVE MADDEN, PINK PUMP, ETC. From clothing, to accessories and footwear, this a hot pink palace filled with everything a girl wants!
Founded by two wilderness guides in 1992, Moosejaw has merged an Everest-sized variety of top-flight outdoor goods with thoughtful, friendly service, leading CityVoters to name the retailer the Best Outdoor Apparel store for two years running. Beloved brands such as The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hard Wear, Marmot, and Arc'teryx decorate the walls, and Moosejaw's own product line has fanatics worldwide. Outfit a summer surfing trip with some funky boardshorts ($19.99–$59) and some Hyperflex Mesh gloves ($23.95) to ensure maximum tread when open-face slapping disorderly waves. There's an extensive array of footwear to pacify and protect your lower paws. Lace haters and hip Dutch tulip farmers can slip on the snug Merrell clogs ($70). Moosejaw's glut of gear covers a wide range of activities, from snowboarding and rock climbing to indoor sunglassing and extreme strollering.