I work in a factory, and like to go to Swann's because the clothing is good quality and won't wear out anytime soon. The boots are very comfortable and well made, and I like the customer service at Swann's. They are helpful without being irritating. Good location in downtown Howell, and not too hard to snag a parking spot. Parking is in the street.
We usually go to the Halloween events at this place, and they do a really nice job. There is a haunted railroad for the kids, and trick or treating throughout Crossroads Village. The atmosphere is fun and family friendly. The train ride is fantastic and always a highlight of the trip.
We live near the Humanne Society, and stop by every now and again to look at the dogs and make a donation. This place is clean and well run, and the staff is very friendly. They take the time to answer our questions, and the animals seem to be well cared for. A great place to go to find a new friend!
Our daughter wanted to get her hair styled for homecoming, so we stopped by Micheles while we were running some errands. This place was very expensive, and they wanted the money up front to do her hair! As in, when you make the appointment, you pay then. The cost was around $80. I think that is nuts. They weren't cutting or coloring, just putting it up for a school dance. Give me a break!
My wife had her hair cut at Michele's a couple of years ago, and the stylist wasn't very friendly. It wasn't worth the price and the cut was average. We go to Fantastic Sam's in Brighton. They might not be a "day spa", but they do a very nice job at a reasonable price.
Our neighbors had a party for their little girl when she turned 6, and we stayed for the party and hung out. These little girls had a blast! They each choose a dress-up outfit to wear, and were served little sandwiches, punch, and veggies, along with a few other treats. A story was read about a fairy, and each of the kids had their photo taken in their dress-up outfit. It seemed to be a lot of fun for the kids, and it was nice for the parents because there wasn't any "dead" time when you don't know how to entertain the kids. Nice job.
My wife and daughter both go to Lady of America to work out, and they are happy with what is offered. They have spinning classes (bike), step and aerobics, and tons of equipment. My wife likes it because she can go when it's not crowded during the day, and always get onto the treadmill with no problem. The childcare is well run and very nice. This is a new place and all of the equipment is up to date. The temperature is usually just right .
Blasters usually puts out pretty good coupons in the local Marketeer magazine, and we make use of them! You can get twice as many tokens when you use the coupons, and I think it's a good value. One of the more popular games is the DDR, or Dance Dance Revolution - the teens and pre-teens especially like this. Our 10 year old boy loves to collect the tickets dispensed by most of the games, and the selection of prizes and trinkets is fun to choose from. Blasters is pretty wide open, so we can keep track of our son.
On 10 year old son has attended several bithday parties at Great Escape, and we found them to be well organized and safe for him. He especially enjoys the go-karts, and this is something indoors that we can do together. The location is good, with plenty of parking.
PROS: Fun place to go, safe, good parking
When the wife and I go to downtown Brighton, we always stop by The Quaker Shoppe - it's one of her favorite places. We usually pick up several gifts for my mom and mother-in-law. They have country-type decor items and decorations. The prices are fair and the sales people are usually friendly and helpful. A good place to check out, especially around the holidays.
PROS: Good selection, fair prices, friendly service
CONS: a little out of the way to find
I booked a trip with Sunshine Travel Company in 2002, and was treated to one of the best vacations of my life - from start to finish. There are plenty of travel agencies out there, but this one stood head and shoulders above the rest. We received personal attention from the time we booked our trip. The tour guide was fantastic!
PROS: Individual attention, good prices, great vacation!