Stephanie Karen prides herself on her craftiness. She says she strives to be a combination of MacGyver and Martha Stewart, creating beauty from unexpected sources. This penchant for discovery pervades her photography, which includes shoots of newborn babies, lingerie-clad women, and huge wedding events. Although she's been in the business for more than a decade, she still sheds tears at every wedding, feeling overcome by joy for the couple and empathy for the cake as it's hacked apart.
Beyond photography, she supplies customers with high-quality prints of her work along with high-resolution digital images. She prints pictures to almost any size, her professional equipment transforming blank sheets of glossy paper into keepsakes.
Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill celebrates the home-cooked meals and rollicking roots music of the '50's and '60's with a hearty spread of American pub fare, ice-cold beers, and a schedule full of critically acclaimed musical acts. Visitors groove to the folk-rolk sounds and top-notch musicianship of performers?previous acts including Woody Pines, Pete Anderson, and Dave Alvin?as they sip cocktails and craft beers.
8th Day Gym offers Boot Camp Classes, Elements Sessions, CrossFit Classes and one on one coaching. The workouts, which can be geared toward any fitness level, typically consist of functional movements such as squats, pull-ups, running, and other athletic drills, strength training, & cardiovascular exercises. 8th Day Gym is focused on creating a community of supportive, healthy individuals, whether interested in fitness as sport or just for personal growth. Boot camp classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m, and Saturday at 9 a.m.
"When we invest in ourselves, then we invest in increasing the overall quality of life." This is the guiding philosophy behind Shen Dojo, a center for movement, healing arts, and meditation. Here, practitioners of all levels can immerse themselves in yoga, tai chi, and the martial arts as they connect their bodies with their minds and spirits, improving the inner balance that increases self-awareness, self-confidence, and overall wellness.
At Segway Tours of Grand Rapids, guides perch customers atop gyroscopic locomotors and teach them to tame the machines during fun tours. After giving a brief safety training, the experts lead the way along sidewalks amid the downtown shops and dining venues, pausing at local attractions such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Calder sculpture, and the Sixth Street dam. Guides cap sessions at eight riders, ensuring personal instruction, information, and even routes for parties who know the city. Tours set off throughout the week, barring deterrent external conditions such as lighting storms or the rebellion of local crossing guards.
As the top AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, the Grand Rapids Griffins glide through Van Andel Arena on a quest to dominate the Western Conference. Bone-rattling checks and supersonic breakaways echo in the 10,000-seat venue as the Griffins take on Midwest Division rivals. Having sent 125 former players to the National Hockey League, the Griffins provide audiences with an opportunity to scope out future stars, whose autographed pucks can be added to memorabilia collections or given to mascots Griff and Finn to help build their nest in the arena’s rafters.