Growing up in his mother's kitchen in Western France, Laurent Robic
developed a natural enthusiasm for fresh food made tenderly from scratch. After attending culinary school, Robic minced and sautéed his way across Europe, picking up knowledge of different cuisines and broadening his foreign whisk collection. Eventually, Chef Laurent traveled to the states with his wife. Today, he's amassed over 20 years of professional experience, which he passes on to students of all ages and experience levels during an ever-rotating lineup of demonstrative and hands-on cooking classes. Whether he’s passing on the secrets of winter soups and stews, demonstrating the versatility of chicken’s many kitchen uses, or unlocking global tastes with country-themed courses, Chef Laurent honors his art with patient, friendly instruction. A noted chocolatier, he also lovingly crafts French-style truffles out of Ecuadorian chocolate certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
As their name suggests, U can Paint 2 operates on the premise that anyone willing to put a brush to canvas can produce a worthwhile piece of art—and have ample fun in the process. During events open to all ages and levels of experience, participants follow along with a professional artist as they strive to produce projects that run the gamut from classical masterpieces to seasonally themed artworks. Each painting event includes all the canvases, paints, and aprons necessary to complete a piece with maximum detail and minimal garment stains. The hosts provide refreshments for their budding artists. U can Paint 2 also plans to open a new studio on South Bend Ave, where they will provide free child care during Friday and Saturday night events.
Moored Beauty Schools have educated cosmetologists since 1959, so they understand the importance of mentors for developing talent. That's why their teachers impart the secrets to transforming manes in a salon instead of a sterile classroom. While each apprentice snips locks stands, an instructor stands nearby, ready to offer guidance on how to best cut an A-line bob or sew in an extension. Instructors also nurture aestheticians-in-training, who smooth skin with facials and waxing services, as well as future nail technicians, who brighten fingertips with OPI lacquer. Moored Beauty Schools feature three branches in Michigan—Tulip City, Twin City, and Traverse City Beauty College—with one additional in Indiana—Michiana Beauty College.
Tu Sei Bella Dance Fitness Studio pairs a love of movement with aerobic, body-sculpting workouts in their group classes. The team of instructors has mastered dance-aerobic styles of all types, ranging from barre classes to Zumba, and they teach them with the same passion with which they learned them. They also lead tranquil yoga sessions that help center the mind and body, and Yogalates classes that sculpt lean physiques with a combination of stretches and poses.
For those who enjoy dancing, Granger's Conservatory of Dance is a great place to get down to your favorite tunes.
Learn how to tell a story with your body at Conservatory of Dance — with so many great dance classes to choose from, you may very well seek out more than one style.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We help students meet their music goals by providing the tools for success. From reading, writing, soloing, advanced theory, song writing, or just strumming. If your dream is learning how to record in a professional studio, play in live performances or play around the campfire, programs for everyone
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
During your private class we will decide on a program that best suits your needs. All you need to bring is a guitar. If you do not have one I can let you use a studio guitar during class.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
They always say if you look the door will open that you are supposed to travel. Since I can remember Music has been my life.
What do you love most about your job?
I have the best job in the world.