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New Trend: Made in Detroit

Cars. That’s what Detroit and its surrounding region is known for. And while we love cars, we’re excited to learn about Shinola, a company that has moved into Detroit to manufacture a variety of “Made In Detroit” products, including bikes, watches, and stationary. HuffPost Detroit has the story. An excerpt: A high-end boutique with an…

Mount Clemens Shows Off its Michigan & Artistic Pride

What is Michigan to you? For some it’s about family vacations. For others it’s about the natural beauty of the lakes and wildlife. Others see it reflected in the prowess of professional and college sports teams. Some see it reflected in the diversity of the people who live in and give the Great Lakes state…

You’ve been yarned!

Have you noticed a fuzzy form of  street art  around town? Well, keep your eyes peeled for Metro Detroit Yarn-a-bomber! Jennifer Xerri of  Starlily Creations  will be bombing a town near you in no time, vandalizing the streets with her warm and fuzzy art, literally.  Yarn bombing is the art of knit graffiti and it’s…

Accessories, Re-Zipped!

Practically every piece of clothing has a zipper. Think about it…jeans, jackets, sweaters, purses, book bags, shoes and so on. When you discard an item, the zipper is still perfectly functional and useful, for the most part. Meet Heather Sennabaum, “The Zipper Lady” and made in Michigan momma with a passion for all things that…

Baconfest offers treats from Rock City Pies and Gord’s Canadian Bacon

Bacon, that most fabulous of foods. Would breakfast really be breakfast without bacon? And lunch–who doesn’t love a BLT, or a couple strips atop a burger or chicken sandwich? Dinner–got you covered. Anything you want to cook comes out delicious wrapped in bacon. Case in point–scallops, shrimp, steak. Which brings us to  BACONFEST, June 2…

Berkley Art Bash, 5 MORE Things

The  Berkley Art Bash  is set for Saturday, June 9th  on 12 Mile. Along with music, food and art, below are 5 more things you can expect for the crafty weekend. There is something for everyone. For the Gardener: Painted Garden – Karri Mohr of  Painted Garden  creates custom accessories of your beloved animal. Karri…

Michigan Wine– a month of celebration

April was Michigan Wine Month, which culminated with the annual Michigan Wine Showcase at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit. Now I could wax poetically about lemon grass noses and tastes of melon, leather, tobacco and (my favorite descriptor) barnyard. But I won’t. What I will do is point you in the direction of some incredible…

Cantina Diablos: Royal Oak Restaurant Week’s sinful Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex so good it’s sinful, that’s what  Cantina Diablos  touts and you can dig in during  Royal Oak Restaurant Week. The cantina, which offers Free Guacamole Monday (with the purchase of any entree) and drink specials from 4-6 pm and again from 10pm – 12am, will feature a $25 dinner menu for the week of…

Dinner and a show

We went to dinner at Zazios in Birmingham the other night for Chef’s Table. Guests sit in a pseudo stadium style area and get to chat with the chef while watching him cook. It’s like “dinner and a show” , and adds a really fun element to the dining experience. Zazios  has a bright and…