Things To Do In Ferndale

Four Hours of Private Dance Lessons or Five Salsa or Tango Classes for One or Two at Mistalocks (Up to 55% Off)

Mistalocks

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

5, 10, or 20 Yoga or Personal-Training Classes at Greenleaf Bodywork-Wellness Education Center (Up to 54% Off)

Greenleaf Bodywork

Ferndale

$70 $35

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Students synchronize breathing with limbering poses in yoga classes, or learn about various fitness disciplines in personal-training classes

Eight TRX Strength-Training or Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at TV Fitness (50% Off)

TV Fitness

Downtown Ferndale

$160 $80

Using kickboxing, TRX suspension-training equipment, and free weights, trainers lead students through intense training classes

One or Two Healthy Juicing Classes for One or Two People at Organico Juice Bar & Cafe (Up to 86% Off)

Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Downtown Ferndale

$104 $15

Patrons learn to make healthy, tasty juices and receive dosha assessment, which details custom concoctions based on your body's needs

ComedySportz Improv Show at Michigan Actors Studio (Up to 41% Off)

ComedySportz

Michigan Actors Studio

$17 $10

Game-based comedy show pits teams of improvising funny folk against one another in a contest of light-footed joke making

$25 for Four Weeks of Ice-Skating Lessons at Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate ($50 Value)

Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate

Hazel Park

$50 $25

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

One or Two Learn to Skate Classes at John Lindell Ice Arena (Up to 60% Off)

John Lindell Ice Arena

Royal Oak

$100 $45

Indoor ice rink hosts Learn to Skate classes for all ages and fosters self-guided improvement during practice time

Two General Admission or VIP Tickets to Bacon Bash on September 6 (Up to 37% Off)

Bacon Bash

Royal Oak Farmers Market

$125.20 $79

More than 20 local restaurants and sweets boutiques incorporate bacon into main dishes, sides, and even desserts

Dance Lessons for One or a Parent and Child at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 84% Off). 3 Options Available.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Royal Oak

$180 $29

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private lessons; students can hone their skills at dance parties

Month of Unlimited Classes, 20 Classes, or 10 Run-Club Sessions at Al Irish's Shut Up and Box (Up to 77% Off)

Al Irish's Shut Up And Box

Royal Oak

$80 $39

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Trainers get clients in shape with a slew of high-intensity boxing and fitness classes; Iron Clad sessions help runners train races

In-Studio BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Paint Party Royal Oak (Up to 44% Off)

Paint Party Royal Oak

Royal Oak

$40 $25

During three-hour class, instructor provides adult students with step-by-step instructions to complete their paintings

Two or Four Skateboarding, In-Line Skating, or Scooter Lessons for One or Two at Modern Skate and Surf (50% Off)

Modern Skate and Surf

Royal Oak

$50 $25

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Choose from lessons in skateboarding, in-line skating, and scootering during walk-in Saturday and Sunday classes

$29 for 30 Cardio Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids at Bad Boy Boxing Gym ($450 Value)

Bad Boy Boxing Gym

Royal Oak

$450 $29

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

Concealed-Carry Training Class for One or Two at Wild West Academy (50% Off)

Wild West Academy

Royal Oak

$150 $75

Eight-hour class led by NRA-certified instructor is open to all experience levels and includes materials, gun rental, and ammunition

12 Introductory CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Bolster (72% Off)

Crossfit Bolster

Royal Oak

$300 $84

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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Normandy Oaks Golf Course (Up to 54% Off)

Normandy Oaks Golf Course

Royal Oak

$48 $23

Normandy Oaks's emerald fairways offer nine opportunities for hitting long-distance drives

10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

Five Boot Camp Classes from Vow2bFit Fitness Studio (64% Off)

Vow2bfit

Oak Park

$50 $18

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One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Classes, or 5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions at Mad Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

MADFitness

Oak Park

$129 $55

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Martial Arts Unlimited (Up to 60% Off)

Martial Arts Unlimited

Madison Heights

$135 $55

Instructors aid students of levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Taw Kwon Do techniques to improve coordination, strength, and confidence

Adult Starter Package with One Day of Climbing or One-Month Membership to Planet Rock (Up to 59% Off)

Planet Rock

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Two indoor climbing facilities offer top-roping, lead, and bouldering challenges, along with treadmill climbing wall with adjustable speeds

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$50 for $119 Worth of Martial Arts — TDS Family Martial Arts

Tds Family Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Madison Heights

$119 $50

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One or Three Synergy Therapy Sessions at Synergy Therapy Center (Up to 63% Off)

Synergy Therapy Center

Madison Heights

$90 $45

Therapists help clients attain physical and emotional well-being with holistic coaching and one-on-one therapy

$50 for $100 Groupon — Anshinkan Dojo, LLC

Anshinkan Dojo, Llc

Madison Heights

$100 $50

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$165 for $300 Groupon — Elite Warrior Fitness

Elite Warrior Fitness

Downtown Madison Heights

$300 $165

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Halal Cooking Class for One or Two at East Essence Chef (Up to 50% Off)

East Essence Chef

Southfield

$60 $32

Chef focuses on teaching others to create practical, nutritious, halal dishes; food costs included

$70 for an Eight-Hour Concealed-Carry-Weapons Class at Self Defense CCW ($155 Value)

Self Defense CCW

Southfield

$155 $70

Concealed-carry-weapons class includes gun rental, course materials, ammunition and certificate of completion

10 or 20 Martial Arts-Based Self-Defense Classes at Southfield Martial Arts Institute (Up to 73% Off)

Southfield Martial Arts Institute

Southfield

$160 $49

Instructors lead classes designed to help beginners learn to defend themselves using martial arts maneuvers

Jujutsu Classes at Martial Science Center (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

Martial Science Center

Southfield

$129 $39

Experienced black belt trainer leads fun classes that teach effective methods of close combat for defeating armed and armored opponents

$75 for an Eight-Hour Concealed-Pistol Class at Protection First CCW (Up to $150 Value)

Protection First CCW

Southfield

$150 $75

Detroit police officer qualifies students for a state concealed-pistol permit with class work, range time, and post-training consults

Shooting-Range Package for Two or Four at Action Impact (Up to 51% Off)

Action Impact

Southfield

$93.99 $47

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After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

One or Three-Month Membership or Five Women's Self-Defense Classes at Detroit Kung Fu Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Detroit Kung Fu Academy

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons or Four 60-Minute Group Music Lessons at Axis Music Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

$375 for $750 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Mix Factory One Studio

Mix Factory One Studio

Southfield

$750 $375

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5, 10, or 20 Qi Gong Classes at Tactical Weapons Training Center (Up to 69% Off)

Tactical Weapons Training Center

Southfield

$100 $31

Qi Gong classes work to improve overall health and circulation in a relaxing set of motions

One-Hour Face Painting Class at Face and Hair Painting Studio LLC (Half Off)

Face and Hair Painting Studio LLC

Southfield

$40 $20

Face-painting artists teach students how to create otherworldly visages of animals, superheroes, and supernatural beasts on the human face

Three- or Six-Week Boot Camp with Two Weekly Sessions at Body by Jenn & Body Beautiful Boot Camps (Up to 54% Off)

Body By Jenn & Body Beautiful Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

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Instructors lead goal-oriented programs that blend cardio kickboxing and core-strengthening Pilates with personalized nutrition plans

5-Week Beginner Sewing Class from Out the Trunk 2009 DIY Fashions (41% Off)

Out The Trunk 2009 Diy Fashions

Southfield

$75 $44

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6- or 12-Week Boot Camp at STS Active (Up to 52% Off)

STS Active

Highland

$150 $75

Boot camp runs twice a week and combines cardio, strength, endurance, core, and flexibility training

Sunday-Night "Drag Queen Addictions" Show for Two with Drinks at Inuendo Nightclub (Up to $32 Value)

"Drag Queen Addiction"

Inuendo Nightclub

$32 $19

LaBelle and Aretha Franklin impersonator April Summers brings her big personality to the stage as she introduces a lineup of drag stars

Carryout or Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at 59 West Entertainment Complex (Up to 56% Off)

59 West

Downtown Highland

$30 $19

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Twists on classic food, such as pesto mozzarella sticks and steaks with house Jack Daniel's sauce, precede half-hour rounds of pool

10 Group or 2 Private Dance Lessons at City Style Tango (Up to 69% Off)

City Style Tango

Clawson

$120 $39

Teacher of the Argentine tango imparts his skills to students of all experience levels during group or private dance lessons

1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy (65% Off)

Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy

Center Line

$85 $39

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Beer Flights for Two or Beer and Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner at Falling Down Beer Company (Up to 50% Off)

Falling Down Beer Company

Southwest Warren

$20 $10

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Craft beer such as blonde ales and IPAs pairs with pub grub made from local ingredients such as Wigley's corn beef reubens

1 or 3 Jewelry-Making Classes at Kathy Mamat Designs at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique (Up to 67% Off)

Kathy Mamat Designs at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique

Franklin

$60 $25

One-hour classes in subjects such as beading, wire-working, or fiber and textile design

Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

$16 $8

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Current exhibits include display of Warhol's record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

Three or Six Group Equipment Classes at BodyPure Studio (56% Off)

BodyPure Studio

Downtown Birmingham

$75 $33

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Pilates equipment classes include reformer and springboard classes

Five Prenatal or Spirit Baby Yoga Classes, or Five Traditional Yoga Classes at Karma Yoga (72% Off)

Karma Yoga

Bloomfield Hills

$90 $25

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Instructors focused on proper alignment and safety lead students of all levels through Kundalini, Iyengar, and prenatal yoga classes

One Month of Bridal Boot Camp for Up to Four or Eight at LifeStyle Fitness Gold (Up to 54% Off)

LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

$500 $250

Boot camps that meet three times per week get brides in shape before their big day with progressive classes that burn calories

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

New Baltimore

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Two Adult Admissions or Family Admission at Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society (Up to 53% Off)

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four at Sand Hills Golf Resort (Up to 59% Off)

Sand Hills Golf Resort

Thedford

C$105.98 C$49.99

An Old Western–style clubhouse oversees a 5,536-yard course with seven interconnected ponds and undulating greens

One or Three Months of Children's or Teenagers' Martial Arts Classes at Mash Gym (Up to 54% Off)

Mash Gym

Redford

$109 $54

Instructors help students develop strength, discipline, and self-esteem during age-grouped martial arts classes

One or Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Interstate Lanes (Up to 58% Off)

Interstate Lanes

Rossford/Perrysburg

$32 $15

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This 40-lane bowling alley welcomes groups with automatic scoring, a video arcade, and an onsite eatery

$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp with Nutritional Consultation from Michigan Women Boot Camp ($274 Value)

Michigan Women's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$274 $59

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

Wine-Glass-Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at The Painted Glass (Up to 57% Off)

The Painted Glass

Downtown Redford

$35 $20

Let your creative side shine as you learn how to paint designs onto wine glasses, with all supplies included; instructor-led class

Geek Fan Expo at Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Detroit on September 5–7 (Up to 30% Off)

Geek Fan Expo

Dearborn

$50 $35

All geek fandoms collide in a weekend of costumes, RPG tournaments, and panels by authors and voice actors such as "Animaniacs"' Rob Paulsen

$49 for Tavalo Leaf Glassblowing Class at Glass Academy ($100 Value)

Glass Academy

West Downtown Dearborn

$100 $49

Experienced glass artisans help students manipulate molten glass into stunning, colorful leaves using 100% recycled glass

$59 for $105 Worth of Martial Arts — Michigan Top Team

Michigan Top Team

Dearborn

$105 $59

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2, 4, 8, or 15 Personal-Training Sessions at Zumba4Women (Up to 71% Off)

Zumba4Women

Dearborn

$240 $69

Female trainers know how to tailor workouts to their female clients' fitness needs and goals

Drive-In Movie Double Feature for Two or Family of Four at Ford Drive In (Up to 52% Off)

Ford Drive In

Dearborn

$18 $9

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‘50s-era drive-in screens double features of first-run movies across five screens, with outdoor car heaters

One or Three Hookah Sessions at Famous Corner Hookah (Up to 44% Off)

Famous Corner Hookah

Dearborn

$18 $10

Puff delicious hookah flavors professionally prepared in-house such as coconut, guava, sweet melon, and winterfresh

Bar Food for Two or Four for Dine-in or for Carry-out at Paradise Cafe & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Cafe & Lounge

Dearborn

$40 $20

Female-owned tavern offers classic and inventive bar fare and ample events and music performances

5 or 10 Zumba or Boot-Camp Classes at Unique Physique (Up to 61% Off)

Unique Physique

East Downtown Dearborn

$45 $19

Zumba torches calories with dance-inspired cardio, and boot camp tones lean muscle; classes last one hour

$45 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes and a 21-Day Nutrition Plan at Weapons 4 Weight Loss ($197 Value)

Weapons 4 Weight Loss

Dearborn Heights

$197 $45

Indoor boot-camp classes taught by a certified personal trainer; nutrition plan maps out healthful eating practices for 21 days

$9 for $27 Worth of Dance Lessons — The Fitness Academy

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Sterling Heights

$27 $9

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$17 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Music Achievers Conservatory

Music Achievers Conservatory

Sterling Heights

$30 $17

From the merchant: One 30-minute private piano or vocal lesson with a certified instructor at our Sterling Heights or Lake Orion location.

Month of Gymnastics Class for One or Two at Motor City Dance Ensemble (Up to 51% Off)

Motor City Dance Ensemble

Sterling Heights

$36 $18

Kids ages 4 to over 13 learn dance moves and graceful gymnastic techniques

$40 for $79 Groupon — Great Lakes Bootcamp

Great Lakes Bootcamp

Sterling Heights

$79 $40

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Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Sterling Heights

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 78% Off). Two Options Available.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$130 $29

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

Pink Droyd on September 5 at 9 p.m. or Zoso on September 18 at 7 p.m. at Saint Andrew's Hall (Up to 57% Off)

Pink Droyd or ZoSo

Saint Andrew's Hall

$16 $10

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Pink Droyd recreates a classic Pink Floyd show with hypnotic lasers and impeccable musicianship; Zozo blazes through Zeppelin's bluesy hits

Two or Four Tickets to the I Am Detroit Beer Festival on Saturday, September 20 (Up to 50% Off)

I Am Detroit Beer Festival

Detroit

$150 $79

An outdoor after-party with samples of 50+ brands of craft beer caps off a tour of Detroit's top six beer bars

Admission for Two or Four to Twilight Zone 4D on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 51% Off)

Twilight Zone 4D

The Garden Theater

$80 $40

Twilight Zone–inspired venue features fully interactive 4D displays that spook and surprise as DJs provide even more entertainment

$25 for Entry to Detroit Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, September 28 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Hard Rock Cafe

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Nine-Hole Round of Footgolf for Two or Four at Palmer Park Golf Course (50% Off)

Palmer Park Golf Course

Palmer Park

$18 $9

Players kick soccer balls down the fairways on the front nine during all-ages rounds of footgolf

6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from samuel's Fitness (65% Off)

Samuel's Fitness

Detroit

$60 $21

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I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.

22646 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale,
MI
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With its unique decor and handcrafted specialty cocktails, The Bosco exemplifies class without pretension. According to Metromix, the premises evoke nature inside and out, with decorative trees and a courtyard adorned with waterfalls. At the bar, mixologists create specialty martinis that incorporate fresh fruit juices, simple syrups, liqueurs, and chocolate shavings. Later in the evenings, live DJs spin eclectic tunes at lounge-style events, and patrons enjoy amenities such as valet parking, bottle service, and a direct landline to the president.

22930 Woodward Ave
Ferndale,
MI
US

Save 1 CPR's medical professionals and emergency personnel travel to workplaces and homes or host in-facility training, equipping people with the life-saving skills of CPR and first aid. Classes tailored for kids help children stay calm during emergencies and keep their families safe, while coursework for healthcare workers certifies students in CPR and defibrilator use. Small classes ensure one-on-one instruction during important courses in bloodborne illnesses, emergency response, or low-dose oxygen administration. High-tech mannequins help trainees respond to simulated crises by flashing LEDs in response to proper compressions, and promising to name their first-born children after students following a successful CPR training.

570 Meadowdale Street
Ferndale,
MI
US

At Mistalocks, students learn dances with such upbeat names as boppin' and steppin', just two of the studio's unconventional lineup of partner dance styles. In group classes, master instructor Buford Collins starts at the beginning, showing students how to count out rhythms, feel the music, and follow steps with a partner. His specialty is Chicago Style Steppin', which has similar characteristics to West Coast Swing, but he also leads students through the steps of Detroit ballroom, Graystone, tango, and salsa. For him, these dance styles are more than just a way to move to music. He considers them a fundamental part of humanity's heritage, much like reality television.

624 Livernois St
Ferndale,
MI
US

Cousins Elias Hajjar and Nicholas Aubrey take yearly trips back to Lebanon to visit their family, but they can eat authentic Lebanese cuisine without leaving the confines of their own restaurant. With Gemmayze, which is named after a bohemian neighborhood in Beirut, they "wanted to create not only a menu that exemplified what's happening in Beirut and Lebanon right now, but we wanted to re-create the atmosphere,” Hajjar said in a Detroit Metromix article. “So the colors on the walls and ceiling are light and very clean and refreshing, and the menu reflects that as well.”

Inside the multi-level dining room, dangling lights twist like a strand of DNA above tables topped with shareable plates of hummus, grape leaves, and kibbe nayee—minced raw meat with bulgur and spices. Each dish is made from scratch using recipes that date back generations. Nearby, decorative palm tree appliqués cling to windows and a large brushed metal frame displays a variety of vintage forks, which can only be wielded by the rightful ruler of England. After dinner, patrons can move into the lounge and perch atop comfy ottomans and banquettes swaddled in rich fabrics while sipping wine or a cocktail.

310 S Main St
Royal Oak,
MI
US

When the Douglas J Aveda Institute opened in Knoxville in 2011, it joined a family of institutes and salons that Douglas Weaver started in the 1960s. Here, Aveda students pursue certification in cosmetology and esthiology while practicing their craft on real clients under the supervision of licensed educators. And because students perform the services, the rates are lower than at traditional salons. The Knoxville treatment menu includes hair design—cuts, color, retexturizing—as well as Aveda’s Elemental Nature facials, pedicures, and manicures.

The Institute is inside the historic S&W Grand building, a handsome art-deco landmark that, like a compassionate fairy-tale prince, is equally handsome on the inside. The spa rooms have a rustic balance of exposed brick and wood paneling, and the salon’s geometric light fixtures gleam upon checkerboard tile floors and industrial shelving lined with Aveda’s signature products.

409 S Center St
Royal Oak,
MI
US