The experienced crafters at Paper Kutz Scrapbooking host festive group crops and cull fine scrapbooking supplies in a cheerful and organized environment. Each Friday-night Super Scrap begins at 3 p.m., when solitary preservationists or groups of five arrive to snip, glue, and doodle their photos into pleasing configurations. As guests take their seats at long tables dotted with cutting mats, they commence the archival preservation of precious wedding photos, baby pictures, and calligraphied blackmail. Wastebaskets politely gather scraps, and diminutive wall art ensures that guests' handiwork takes center stage. To refresh each artist, staff members serve catered meals complete with dessert and beverages. Guests must call ahead to reserve their place, or they will be forced to scrapbook on the roof. Though not included in this deal, more events can be found on Paper Kutz's online calendar.
The three local women who own and operate Creative Designs Creative Care weave the colors of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and autism awareness into locally handcrafted clothing, jewelry, and gifts, and donate a large portion of sales to cancer and Alzheimer’s programs. The crystal pink-ribbon T-shirt upgrades the breast-cancer ribbon to a sparkling Swarovski crystal badge and pins it against soft cotton ($40). Wrists shimmer with amethyst-hued Swarovski crystals and sterling-silver accents arranged delicately on the Alzheimer’s awareness bracelet ($40), and heads gird themselves against low-flying pigeons with one of two visors—the crystal breast-cancer-awareness-ribbon visor ($25) or heart-and-pink-ribbon ($20) visor. Pink crocs ($30) support soles by ensconcing feet in a cozy, debris-blocking Croslite material.
Voted #4 Best Wine Shop by WDIV in 2010 with Top 5 placements in the past four years and a 1st place win in 2007, Filipo Marc Winery combines quality pre-pressed grapes from vineyards around the globe to craft a multitude of compelling liquids. During their accessible and snobbery-free wine tastings, cured-grape-elixir sippers sample 15 selections from the wine list, which runs the gamut from sweet to dry. Glasses are paired with harmonious cheeses, crackers, and sausages to accentuate flavors. A full range of wine styles, from sanguine merlot or shiraz to blonde pinot grigio, parade playfully through patrons' mouths as erudite experts expound upon the wines' origins, flavor notes, and favorite Flintstones.
At The Black Market, the day's prices slither across a sprawling stock ticker on the wall. But the restaurant's hardwood floors aren't filled with traders, they're filled with diners hoping to catch a discount on a meal or a few drinks. Prices change in accordance with popularity, and the wait staff is trained to haggle if guests have an itch to barter. Families can sink teeth into signature barbecue-chicken sandwiches or burgers with specialty exotic meats, including kangaroo, alpaca, yak, and lion. The late-night crowd packs the floor during DJ sets, much like night traders at the stock exchange.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
If the grandeur of the Macomb Music Theatre seems strangely familiar, it�__s due to the work of architect C. Howard Crane. Having designed New York�__s Radio City Music Hall and Detroit�__s Orchestra Hall and Fox Theatre, Crane turned his kee