Photos of fields purple with lavender, shelves stacked with lavender-infused products, and an upcoming art show featuring local artists' renditions of the flowering plant: It's all part of the atmosphere at Lavender Garden Day Spa, which opened recently in Kalamazoo, Mich. Owner Claudia Sosulski says the direction of her massage-and-skin care business was inspired by time she spent cycling through lavender fields in France.

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