At Mattress Closeout Center, the staff uses negotiation skills to continuously replenish a diverse inventory of brand-name mattresses—many of them culled from factory overstocks, liquidations, last-year models, and overruns. While grazing through one of the brand-name liquidation center's four locations, guests can sip a cup of complimentary Starbucks coffee or bottle of Coca Cola and research consumer reviews and retail prices on the store's iPad. Mattress Closeout Center also provides exact lists of inventory and pricing online, with a comparison of the store's discount prices beside the normal retail prices. The store's well-established rapport is also backed by myriad testimonials from satisfied sleepers and bounce-happy trampoline enthusiasts.
Dr. Michael Roth draws upon skills learned at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and West Point Military Academy when supervising the staff at Novi Laser & Aesthetic Center. Together they proffer a wide range of cosmetic skincare services, such as dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and intense-pulsed-light treatments. The small staff includes a certified massage therapist who has mastered energy techniques and stretching along with traditional massage, and two medical aestheticians who have a list of certifications longer than a copy of War and Peace translated into pig Latin. Novi Laser & Aesthetic Center also stocks skincare products from brands such as Glytone and Revision skincare to keep faces looking younger after treatments.
Drawing on recipes and tomato-juggling techniques handed down over four generations from their Sicilian ancestors, Bon-A-Rose’s co-owners June Tyrrell and her daughter Anna Hoffman transform piles of fresh, delicious scratch into all-natural dishes that refuse to suffer the presence of preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, or anything else that comes in an acronym. Harried office workers too busy to cook dinner or detach the terrified cat from their faces can amble into Bon-A-Rose's 19th-century brick country house and load up on frozen entrees such as Bon-A-Rose’s classic lasagna, meatloaf, or tortellini in marinara ($6.60–$11.95 each), best served with a side of Anna’s chunky applesauce ($6/26 oz.) or homemade soup ($3.50/12 oz.). The shop also vends wines, foods, crafts, and other products from local southeast-Michigan vendors. Sample an Arcturos 2008 pinot noir from Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, a Trillium semi-dry white table wine from Good Harbor Vineyards in Lake Leelanau, or both at once to prevent the president from demoting your citizenship status to "chicken." Whitmore Lake's Al Dente pastas pair well with Bon-A-Rose’s own marinara sauce ($7/12 oz.), and chocolate-covered berries from The Blueberry Store in South Haven conclude meals with a proper burst of sweetness and ammunition for heated disputes during postprandial Monopoly games. Local artisans also stock Bon-A-Rose’s shelves with greeting cards, candles, ornaments, and other crafts.
The Sports Club of Novi houses a phalanx of certified Pilates instructors and fitness aficionados that direct fitness seekers toward firmer muscles and general well-being in energizing exercise programs and classes. The wellness center encases a 130,000-square-foot natural fitness habitat, where go-getters are free to graze, fly solo, or form predatory collectives. Family Program Membership moguls get yearlong benefits, enabling them to frolic in the indoor pool during family swimming hours or practice backhands on the reserved tennis courts (for an additional $18 fee). Once thoroughly exhausted, members can unwind at the café, sipping coffee, perusing newspapers, and eating as much free WiFi as they want.
Mileena began sowing the seeds of psychic mastery before the age of 5, when her mother and grandmother introduced her to the practice of reading and interpreting tarot cards. The fortune teller has since performed countless readings around the world, from the French Quarter in New Orleans to the cobblestone streets of Italy, and opened her own psychic reading rooms, where she continues to help visitors demystify the past, present, and future. Through a diverse selection of readings, meditation, and visualizations, Mileena confers with clients about her inclinations on their spiritual, romantic, and business pursuits. The clairvoyant also performs relaxing therapies, such as chakra balancing and reiki, to calm minds troubled by the consequences of broken mirrors and wearing white after Labor Day.