TruBlue of Rochester Hills takes the hassle out of housework. It sends out house-care managers to oversee all aspects of the home, with services ranging from housecleaning services to yard work and house repair. In addition, they customize their services to meet their client's needs and budget.
McEntire Pilates' certified instructors help students tone muscles and hone balance through innovative Pilates workouts six days a week. In 55-minute BioCored classes that use state-of-the art suspension equipment, stretchy bungee cords create natural instability, forcing students' muscles to work hard to achieve balance. Classes are designed for people of all fitness levels, and aim to activate dormant muscles while enhancing perception and the brain's ability to communicate with the body. Workouts can also aid multiple systems of the body, including the neuromuscular and vestibular. Unlike full-contact poetry slamming, suspension training is believed to help reduce stress, relieve pain, and help exercisers sleep.
Bounce Around Rental spices up gatherings with bright red, yellow, and blue bounce houses that let partygoers of all ages popcorn about to their heart’s content. The company, certified by the Safe Inflatables Operators Training Organization, dispatches staff members who promptly set up inflatable structures before birthday bashes or extraterrestrial welcome parties, then return after the event to efficiently disassemble and whisk away the structures. In between visits, jumpers can ricochet until they’re out of breath, play lively games of tag, and clamber up a blue incline while grasping yellow, red, and green handholds before whooshing down the slide.
At Filippa’s Wine Barrel, seasoned chefs pay homage to the melting pot of American cuisine with a menu of seafood and steak-house cuisine created from seasonal ingredients from local sources whenever possible. A bounty of fruit de mer dishes range from southern shrimp casserole steeped in rich mascarpone to South African lobster tail. A large, rotating wine list includes pours from local Michigan wineries, as well as French burgundies and Napa Valley reds. Diners tuck into the upscale eats inside cozy, horseshoe-shaped booths or sup al-fresco on the patio surrounded by a lush landscape of high grasses, the gurgling of a small pond, and the soft, lilting melodies of an opera-singing garden gnome.
Praised by patrons and local press, Ridley's Bakery Café crafts hearty sandwiches with quality ingredients on hand-sliced bread. Every morning, the eatery's bakers rise at 2:30 a.m. to watch their favorite infomercials and to prepare the shop's fresh bread, available in a half-dozen varieties, including asiago and sourdough. The menu satisfies sandwich devotees from all walks of life with vegetarian and low-fat options, such as the fat-free tuna-salad sandwich ($6.25). Teeth crunch through sliced cucumber, roasted red pepper, and lemon-herb dressing atop the turkey garden club ($6.50), while stomachs fill pastry vacancies with a rotating selection of savory 10-ounce muffins ($4.75), packed with herbs, seasonings, vegetables, and cheeses. Miniature explorers sail across the top of a 12-ounce bowl of creamy chicken-wild-rice soup ($3.35), occasionally docking at the edge of a bread bowl ($2 extra) or mistaking a piece of poultry for India.