Oct. 11 2018 11:32 AM

ART SUPPLIES

Make unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list at Delphi

There’s an almost palpable excitement to this time of the year as plans are made for a busy season of parties and celebrations. Store shelves are stuffed, “Top 10 Gifts” lists are published, and the hunt for the perfect something begins. Before you commit to the hustle and bustle of shopping and searching high and low - it doesn’t have to be this way. Make this holiday season slower, make it more deliberate, make it more magical by giving a distinct gift made by you.

For the adventurous and artsy people on your list, give the gift of creativity and time. Schedule a private Art a la Carte class at Delphi Glass with your friends, family, co-workers, fantasy football league, book club — you get the idea. Create glass art and connections. The relaxed party atmosphere of these short classes is the perfect break during the holiday season to relax, socialize and enjoy holiday cheer. You are welcome to bring adult beverages for all the adults in your party. Join one of the scheduled Art a la Carte classes at Delphi and create customized gifts from sandblasted glassware to gorgeous jewelry, even whimsical mosaic wall art. Looking for more options? The class schedule includes a wide variety of options from single day classes to in-depth workshops spanning multiple days. With all these options, you can treat yourself to a new hobby while making incredible gifts for everyone on your list.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

Beating the Michigan blues with a great tan!

Michigan’s cold, grey and harsh winters can be tough on your mood. We can help.

In the winter, Vitamin D levels take a dive due to lack of sun exposure. Indoor tanning has shown to increase those levels leading to mood enhancement. Every tanning session produces enough units of Vitamin D for your daily recommended intake — around 1000-4000 IU. Along with the host of health benefits associated with increased Vitamin D levels, a tanning bed can also be beneficial to fight off skin cancer.

We firmly believe in moderation when it comes to indoor tanning and advise our customers to do the same. We recommend year-long programs and best practices, taking into account the customer’s age and desired results. We advise many of our customers to tan only a few times every week, keeping in mind any events they need to attend. We also have some customers with psoriasis and eczema who have experienced benefits in the tanning bed. We also offer spray tans, which is especially useful for pregnant women unable to use the tanning beds. Our $10/month membership package is available for everyone with options to upgrade it to a higher level. Please contact any of our seven locations for an appointment.


HOME IMPROVEMENT

Hot and cold soaking hydrotherapy in your own home!

Here’s an elegant, simple, portable and easy-to-use hydrotherapy experience for your home. Started 40 years ago by our father, James, our FuroHealth line of hot and cold soaking tubs combine old world experiences with cutting edge technology. The hot soaking tubs are based on the principle of Japanese bath traditions, keeping the water still and hot. It offers deep-healing relaxation and reduces pain, which can aid a plethora of health conditions along with joint relief, detoxification, and meditative mindfulness.

An ice-cold plunge does not sound fun at all, especially in Michigan! But the benefits associated with our Furo cold tub have already been adopted by professional athletes and workout enthusiasts. With the practice dating back hundreds of years, a cold plunge improves circulation, relieves depression, keeps your skin and hair healthy, strengthens your immune system, increases testosterone levels, increases energy levels, promotes better sleep, and above all invigorates your spirit.

Popularized by Wim Hof, we have our tubs in fitness centers, recovery spas and chiropractor offices. With minimal maintenance costs, they can be easily cleaned and serviced without any hassle. All the tubs are hand-crafted with a tough and durable protective polyethylene coating that is UV stable and scuff resistant.


BANKING

What the shortage in housing inventory means for homebuyers

With the number of houses for sale at an all-time low, it can be harder than ever to find a new home. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to look. In fact, with interest rates expected to rise, you might regret not shopping for a house now.

But in a hot housing market like right now, you have to be prepared because deals happen fast. In a low inventory market like this, buyers are going to find a lot of competition for houses that are available. You might even end up in a bidding war. With more buyers than sellers, the basic laws of supply and demand push prices higher. It’s important to stand out from the pack by having your financial documents in order when you make an offer. They can either be the obstacle or pathway to your dream house and should be given priority as such.

Even though home prices are higher than the past, they may be more affordable in 2018 than they will be next year. With interest rates on the rise, you could save a lot of money by moving to a new house this fall. Under the current market conditions the longer you wait, the farther you move away from your dream house, financially.


SALON / BARBER

Over the ‘Cider Moon’: Fall Pedicure is Lansing's Ultimate Stress Buster

Relax in a bubbly soak, robust with notes of sweet harvested apples. Feet and hands are cleansed and nourished, while tensions melt away. Our fall pedicure offering “Cider Moon” is the ultimate stress-buster. This process starts with a spiked foot polish blended with muscadine grapes and spirited Texas moonshine to remove all the dead and dry skin. Once free of the unwanted skin, a massage is done with a passion fruit-steeped, coconut milk lotion kissed with a dash of spiced sunflower seed oil. This invigorating finish deeply nourishes and leaves you feeling renewed and refreshed.

You also get to sip on a hot apple cider with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle while getting the pedicure, just one of the many ways you will be truly pampered at Bliss. Mention our ad in City Pulse and receive 20 percent off of our Farmhouse Fresh Line of skincare products on the day of your scheduled appointment. Also included with the fall pedicure promotion is a free full-size OPI polish of your choice to take home. You can also book a special spa pedicure with either a Shellac or a spa pedicure for only $65! For all this and more salon services, please contact Bliss Salon to book your appointment today.