Colorful Boutique Offers an Eclectic Local Shopping Experience

“I wasn’t exactly sure if what I was looking for existed, so I created it,” explains Marianne Petrus, owner of Saffron in Royal Oak. And what she’s dreamed up is truly one of a kind. Nestled in the heart of downtown, her shop is a bohemian-chic wonderland that’s well loved for its warm ambience and eclectic assortment of ’70s- and ’80s-inspired clothing, jewelry and accessories. “It’s very atmospheric,” she says. “From the décor to the music to the clothing, I really wanted to create a space that was inspiring and stimulating.”

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Power Pedaling

The motto “Evolve the Bike” rings true as the average pedal bike of yesterday has today evolved into an intuitive bike that automatically shifts and monitors the rider’s riding environment. The company behind that motto? AutoBike. Formed in January 2011 by Sean Simpson, Kevin Smith, Jeff Ullenbruch, Mark Simpson and Osamah Rawashdeh, Troy-based AutoBike’s automatic-shifting bicycles are changing the way people think about smooth, smart riding. The company’s CEO Sean Simpson sat down with Ambassador to discuss the company’s journey and the future of bike riding.

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Travel Q and A with Jasmin

If you only had a few days in Las Vegas, what would you do? You definitely have to start at a dayclub. Wet Republic at the MGM Grand has a daytime pool party that is the place to be on the weekends. It has all the amenities of a nightclub, but you get to hang out by the pool. Grabbing a good dinner is always important to stay fueled up, so I recommend trying Hakkasan Restaurant at MGM before making your way into Hakkasan Nightclub. This five-level complex has everything you’ll need for a perfect night out. If you want to slow things down a bit, get tickets to one of the many shows Las Vegas has to offer.

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