“Food is medicine,” says Joel Kahn M.D. I recently heard this cardiologist at a lunch and learn for Beaumont Health System employees. The most potent medicine is not always found in the pharmacy, but in your refrigerator. Fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy diet. His book, The Holistic Heart, offers many tips and secrets to treat and present heart disease. His message was inspiring, informative and humorous at times. According to Dr. Kahn, “Don’t buy your food where you buy gas!”
Looking for a unique baby gift? Check out this site — bwpaintedfurniture.com
From book ends to rocking chairs to chests to wall plaques, you can create a one-of-a-kind gift. Everett’s family is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan, and these colorful book ends add personality to his nursery.
And Madeline can reach new heights with her monogrammed step stool.
These furniture designs, created by a Motown Mom, can also be seen on the Facebook page — Bret’s Wishes Painted Furniture.
Kudos to Motowners Meryl Davis and Charlie White (above) who captured the gold medal in ice dancing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. These two have been skating for years together. Currently, they train at the Artic Edge in Canton Mich. The Artic Edge also is the site where Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue train — the duo who won the silver medal in ice skating.
Congrats to all ice dancers around world who look elegant and are a delight to watch!
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, recently wore a blue fitted dress. The dress is named the Detroit dress and is from LK Bennett, a London clothier with many stores in the U. S. Kate always looks stunning. There is a site chronicling her fashions — whatkatewore.com and you can see her wearing this dress in many photos.
Care House of Oakland County held their 19th annual Circle of Friends luncheon. Care House protects children from abuse and neglect through advocacy, education, intervention and treatment collaborating with the community. The keynote speaker was John Walsh (lower right), television personality, author, and criminal investigator. He specializes in helping recover missing children. He and his organization have recovered 60 missing children alive. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (top right) welcomed the crowd. Lila Lazarus, award-winning television personality and spokesperson extraordinaire, was the emcee. Lila (far left) is with Adrienne Lenhoff of Shazaaam Public Relations. The best part of the event is the mission of Care House — helping children.
Mochachino is a tasty drink, but it’s also a gourmet nail polish by Essie. I noticed the color on my friend’s hands the other day.
I just love the colorful nail polishes and the names are fun too.
Some favorite Essie colors are: guilty pleasures, bikini so teeny, prima ballerina and adore-a-ball! What’s your favorite nail polish?
If you like reading about history and people who have made an impact on their community, you’ll enjoy the series Legendary Locals by Arcadia Publishing. One interesting book in the series is Legendary Locals of Grosse Pointe by Ann Marie Aliotta and Suzy Berschback.
Grosse Pointe is a rarefied suburb near Detroit on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Its first inhabitants were Native Americans, followed by the Europeans, particularly the French. In the 1920s, it became a haven for the auto barons of Detroit — the Fords, Dodges, Algers, etc. In fact, you can take a virtual tour of the some of the mansions, courtesy of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.
Aliotta and Berschback compile an annotated pictorial history of the many interesting families of this unique community. Some of the people and families highlighted include: Jeffrey Eugenides, Edsel Ford, Charlotte Ford, Julie Harris, Edgar Louis Yaeger, Anna Thompson Dodge.
On Friday, Jan. 10, I took the oath as President of the Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. West Bloomfield is a beautiful suburb near Detroit filled with lakes, parks and wildlife. It was a very special day especially since my friend, Monica Gayle (left), Evening News Anchor of Fox2 Detroit introduced me and was the master of ceremonies.The Chamber has more than 200 business members, and our mission is to grow business in the area, while promoting the community. Not only did my colleagues attend along with dignitaries in the Township, but many of my girlfriends supported me as well. Looking forward to 2014, and a special shout out to girlfriends everywhere!
I hope you are all celebrating the end of 2013 and the start of a New Year. I love interesting table settings and tablescapes. Check out www.betweennapsontheporch.net where the blogger used vintage clocks to set a stunning table. Happy New Year to all!