Thursday, March 24, 2011
From facials and massage to body scrubs and mani/pedis, here are a few treatments to try in town.
Spring is here, and it's time for some self-renewal. Here are some ideas for indulgence that will get you ready for the season in style: Why go: Stop by this new Brighton business, which opened in January, and try hot stone therapy, a luxurious massage using smooth, heated and polished basalt stones to loosen tight muscles and ease tension; $70 for one hour. Why go: Cleanse your pores and slough off that winter pallor with a European facial at this oasis of balance, beauty and relaxation; $50 for 60 minutes. Why go: Michele's Vichy rain shower makes all-over body treatments a luxury. Choose from herbal wraps, scrubs, polishes and muds that cleanse, refresh and invigorate, $55-$78. Why go: "Med" being the operative word, prescription …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Here are five suggestions for summer adventure in Brighton.
At this point in our Michigan winter, it's hard to believe the earth will ever thaw. But warm weather is coming and it's never too early to start planning for summer camp. With all the recreation opportunities in our own backyard, children don't have to travel far for a great experience. Here's a look at some camps in Brighton, and sign up early — spots fill fast:
Thursday, March 3, 2011
In honor of National Read Across America Day, a local librarian highlights five new books in the Brighton District Library Collection.
Each year, the National Education Association sponsors Read Across America Day, encouraging every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss. In honor of the event, librarian Carla Sharp, head of the Youth Services Department at the Brighton District Library, highlights five new books in BDL's Youth Collection.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Brighton Patch picks five boutiques for unique women's wear.
When you want to get your shop on, you don't need to trek to the mall or nearest national outlet. Instead, think local. Remember, parking's free in downtown Brighton, and unique finds combined with personal attention are sure to have you looking your best. Here are Patch's Picks for women's boutiques in downtown Brighton, and one that's worth a trip up Old US-23:
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here's a guide to five organizations doing important work in Brighton and beyond.
In tough times, local residents turn to charities more than ever. Here's a look at some nearby organizations that are doing amazing work. Patch Picks: 5 Great Non-Profits Making a Difference What they do: Founded in 1959, the Brighton Lions Club is dedicated to helping the blind, visually impaired, needy, and youth of Livingston County. The local club is housed at the Brighton Lions Den, downtown behind Buon Gusto, and consists of 35 members, mostly Brighton residents. You can help by donating eyeglasses, or purchasing chocolate Easter bunnies through the club. And new Lions are always welcome. What they do: Our local chapter of the Red Cross provides 97 percent of blood and blood products in Livingston County, …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Looking for a place to watch the Steelers and Packers duke it out on Sunday? Here are our Patch Picks.
Starting today, Patch will run a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Patch Picks: Super Bowl Crawl The Scene: With the "best burgers in Livingston County," 130 beers and 12 flat-screens, need we say more? The Scene: If you're 20-something, you're probably already here on Sunday afternoons anyway. The …