Dedicated to the art of oenophilic pursuits, the winemasters of Borrelli Wines help guests craft their own wine, providing dozens of winemaking supplies, tools, and services. Their well-stocked store shelves all the necessary supplies to handcraft your own wine, with wine juices from Vin Bon and kits from Cellar Classic, Sorriso, and Orchard Breezin for fermenting batches ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay. Those without the ideal environment for fermenting wine, such as a vacant secret dungeon, can opt to ferment grape juices within Borrelli Wines’ temperate cellar and leave all the making to the professionals by simply starting the batch, signing a contract, and returning to bottle the wine once complete.
Preservation Detroit, founded in 1975, is Detroit's oldest group dedicated to historic preservation. Over the past three decades, the architectural preservation organization has become a leading advocate for the protection and rehabilitation of Detroit's historic abodes, skyscrapers, and culturally rich sites. They have used a variety of educational and research programs, along with advocacy and awareness campaigns to help grow support for the conservation Detroit's built heritage. Part of this mission includes encouraging the redevelopment of neighborhoods throughout the city around these historic structures, providing an anchor for residential areas and helping increase economic investment.
An all-volunteer organization, Preservation Detroit's staff continues to nurture their community's passion for historical treasures through lectures, seasonal newsletters, and tours. The organization continues to live up to its name; in addition to advocating for preservation of historic buildings and sites, Preservation Detroit recently undertook the digitalization of its archives, ensuring that the rich collection will be around to educate future generations.
Matt Dunlop spent 16 years in marketing and sales, founded four companies across North America, and earned extensive certifications in digital marketing and corporate training. Then he turned his attention to the professionals around him. He founded Trained By Pros to transform their doubts and fears into tools for their own success. Engaging, interactive training programs take the form of informal lunch-and-learns, online webinars, and sales-strategy sessions, led by marketers, educators, and executives. Each customized training program and seminar helps businesses and their associates tackle specific workplace roadblocks, teaching them to master conflict resolution processes, overcome fears of public speaking, and tie a perfect half-Windsor knot. Thanks to Trained By Pros’ and their use of an Adult Accelerated Learning strategy, which integrates unique approaches and specific techniques for learning, seminars boast an 85 percent retention rate and are effective across a wide range of disciplines.
Absolute Fitness’s east and west locations serve as temples of dedication, where focused staff members help women of all ages to achieve their fitness goals in specialized, dedicated facilities. Both exercise studios boast areas with a specific purpose, whether it’s the cardio and weight-training rooms or the aquatics center featuring a large pool. Students 2 or older plié and prance through ballet lessons and jazz and hip-hop classes in a dance studio, and mirrored suites with hardwood floors house Pilates equipment such as reformers to help with major core conditioning.
With such ample square footage, Absolute Fitness manages to combine fitness furnishings with a number of other services. Members relax and unwind in spas concealed in the locker rooms, and a child-care area is available. After an intense workout, visitors can replenish burnt calories with a snack in the bistro. Medically knowledgeable trainers also offer extensive physiotherapy services for a range of conditions, such as lingering injuries, headaches, dizziness, and neck and back pain. They utilize diverse techniques such as hydrotherapy (in-pool exercise) and electrical muscle and transcutaneous nerve stimulation, which is accomplished by building up an electrical charge while rubbing one’s head into shag carpeting.
Whether she’s snapping shots of Lil Wayne’s sparkling grin, the urban landscape of Detroit, or the Arab American National Museum, photographer Asia Hamilton inspires people to view the world from a new perspective. Her photography raises awareness on issues of waste and consumption, and strives to unmask the beauty hidden in a cityscape.
When she’s not on a globetrotting, eye-opening adventure, she’s teaching aspiring photographers at her studio, Nozomi Live Photography & Design. She demystifies photography concepts such as lighting and composition before taking shutterbugs out on urban excursions, where they can practice techniques in the bustling city. She helps her protégés feel more comfortable using their cameras’ manual settings, making the picture-snapping devices feel like an extension of their bodies without duct tape or cybernetic surgery.