St. Julian is Michigan’s oldest, largest and most awarded winery. This family-owned winery, founded by Mariano Meconi in 1921, is nestled in the picturesque fruit-growing region along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Today, grandson, David Braganini, has adopted the family tradition of wine making.
The friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning scrub enrobements and dispense their extensive knowledge to all customers. Get suits ($12.70), down jackets ($18.45), and shirts ($2.20) cleaned and freshly dried, or use today's deal to swiftly sweep away soil, sweat, and incriminating teddy bear-size shoe prints from a bed-swaddling comforter ($31.75 for queen or king size). Raincoats ($15.85) can find reprieve from damp days, and down coats ($26.45) are aired out and aptly prepped to face snowy or sleety days ahead. Items dropped off between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Saturday are eligible for one-hour cleaning. The noble employees at Martinizing will confront any stain with strong words and all the dirt-scattering ammo in their arsenal, ensuring garments return to customers soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses.
Every person on staff at Xtreme Nutrition also works as a personal trainer, allowing them to provide seasoned advice and share patrons’ excitement for fitness. The shelves brim with bottles and jars, their colorful silhouettes emblazoned with brands including Hyper FX, Excellean, and Elite Gourmet. Engineered specifically for demographics such as bodybuilders, teens, men, women, or seniors, the supplements deliver infusions of vitamins, probiotics, and protein. Patrons can take nutritional sips at an onsite smoothie bar or attend Zumba classes led by the store's multi-talented staff and spinning classes led by whoever brings the loudest bicycle horn.
Aromas of brewing drip coffee waft through Mr. Beans Treatery, where baristas froth cappuccinos and add shots of flavor to lattes. In addition to the brews, patrons may fuel up with a variety of candies housed in old-fashioned glass jars, classic hot dogs, and Calder ice cream in waffle cones.
Ken's Flowers, a top-ranked Teleflora and FTD merchant, brims with an ambrosial array of bouquets, flanked by scented candles, fine wines, and a bevy of edible delights. A sun-drenched potted chrysanthemum beams photosynthetic love rays ($19.95), and delicate stargazer lilies nestle ethereally in a crystalline vase ($25). A dozen roses present an ideal means of identifying oneself to blind dates and showcasing powerful 12-rose-gripping jaw power ($25). The shop's blossom artists sculpt European-style, contemporary, and traditional bouquets, as well as dried and silk arrangements.
For almost 60 years, family-owned Black Diamond, Inc. has plucked a bouquet of well-versed horticulturists to grow and tend its vast glassed-in fields of flowers, vegetables, trees, and shrubs. Having known many of Black Diamond, Inc.’s plants since their tender, botanic infancy, its greenery gurus pride themselves on being able to go beyond cursory recommendations to in-depth discussions of plants and how each interacts with fertilizers, soil, insecticides, and their ilk. Take home the recurrent colors of perennial flowers ($2.99–$11.99) such as the bloomerang—a repeat-blooming lilac that makes for better lawn fixtures than repeat-capsizing lilacs—or other low-maintenance, color-exuding favorites such as the knockout shrub rose or endless summer hydrangea. Annuals ($1.19–$29.99) provide summer-long flowerage with such pedal-wielders as the rocket mix snapdragon or shade-loving impatiens in accent watermelon. Vegetables ($0.89–$11.99) fill hunger voids and double as props during choreographed food fights in the form of roma tomatoes or black beauty eggplants, and shrubs ($9.99–$79.99) and a huge inventory of trees ($69.99–$299.99) serve up too-large-for-serving-platters of shade and yard ornamentation.