With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.
If a cornucopia could grow to the size of a city block, it would look something like Lansing City Market. On a typical day, baskets brim with peppers, squash, and turnips from local farms, and homemade pies flaunt fillings as sweet and colorful as the rainbow that fathered Shirley Temple. Nearly 20 year-round merchants chat with passersby, telling the stories behind handmade wares such as soaps, chutneys, and garden statues. At Caruso's Candy Kitchen, kids ogle hand-dipped chocolates and bins of bulk candy, which teem with gummi bears and Jelly Belly jellybeans. Adults gather around the tables at Uncle John's Fruit House Winery, drinking in the flavors of Michigan's orchards with free samples of cherry wine and apple brandy. To make shopping as enjoyable as possible, Market Place Massage's trio of therapists melts muscle knots and undigested cheese logs with trigger-point therapy and flowing Swedish massage strokes.
The Holly Mill & Company offers shoppers wares that are born and raised in Michigan, and lets them customize beauty products to their own sniffing standards inside the historic 1917 Holly Mill. Design your own smellable destiny with more than 500 scents to mix and match, or go with a pre-blended bouquet of aromas, which can be applied to a covey of products. Custom fragrant oils (1 dram for $10, 2 dram for $15, .5 oz. for $25) or Himalayan bath salt crystals ($7–$15) kick fresh aromas into washtubs, and lotions, soaps, and massage oils (8 oz. for $16, 16 oz. for $22) keep skin smelling and feeling clean. Make memories at the office by lining your work hat with smoldering incense, which comes in custom scented (100 sticks for $25) or prescented varieties (100 for $15). Spicy up a Sunday afternoon or settle a rowdy stomach with the English-produced Mad Hatter tea blend ($14 for a box), which inspires patrons to shout "Tea Time!" and ask their friend a riddle after every sip.
Spice Merchants scours the globe for sumptuous spices and exotic loose-leaf teas, fostering recipe twists and palate revelations. Shake complacent tongues out of flavor torpors with more than 200 potent single spices, such as fiber-packing flaxseed ($1.99 per oz. for up to 3 oz.) or sinus-clearing horseradish powder ($2.59 per oz.). More demanding palates can indulge in more than 100 spice blends bereft of additives or fillers.
A full-service hair salon boasting an adept staff of coiffure crafters, Touché assists in transforming noodle nests from disheveled to dashing. Using only the highest quality products, such as Redken, Pureology, Moroccan Oil, and Sebastian, stylists offer first-rate services at five different levels of experience. Tame an overgrown tress mess with a women's cut and style ($33–$54), or shape up limp scalp spaghetti with a men's cut ($20–$37). Coifs can intensify their stars, stripes, or neon streaks with full highlights ($69–$91), and a matching eyelash tint adds a suitably stylish wink ($24). Silence the face’s screams for sleekness with an eyebrow, lip, or chin wax ($15 each). A comfortable atmosphere marinated in stone, wood, and stainless-steel fixtures, as well as colorfully accented walls, provides a pleasantly placid locale for pampering tussled follicles after an afternoon of chasing tornadoes with reckless abandon.