Looking for a holiday crowd pleaser Made-in Michigan? Germack Pistacho Company offers a gift basket with their famous Germack pistachios, Sanders sea salt camels, Mackinac fudge and Better Made Potato Chips. Germack Pistacho is located in the historic Detroit Eastern Market.
For in pricing information, call 313-566-0062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you are looking for more Made-in-Michigan gift ideas, check out these Fox2 segments.
When Motowners think of Domino’s, we mean pizza. As a former magazine editor, I’m referring to the rebirth of the Domino magazine. The new editor is Michelle Adams, a Michigan State alum, and as she says, she is in charge of bringing this publication back to life. At a hefty price tag of $11.99 that will be a challenge, but the magazine is fresh. The features are fun and informative, and readers are enticed to purchase the objects featured on the Domino website.
I enjoyed the feature on nesting with Lucky magazine Editor Eva Chen. Here are some photos of her New York office.
Other notable articles include “How to throw a Cocktail Party in under one hour,” and Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment.
Blogger Meg Biram also wrote about Domino and reviewed the issue.
I’m intrigued that there are very few advertisements. I’m looking forward to the next issue.
Photo credit: Brittany Ambridge
Motown fashionistas celebrated the 20th anniversary of the boutique Tender in Birmingham, Mich. Sisters Cheryl and Karen Daskas have an eye for style in shoes, handbags, jewelry and women’s apparel. They introduce emerging and established designers with panache. The story carries all the exclusive designers like Miu Miu, Lanvin and Jason Wu. But, I love it when they introduce an upcoming young designer who is featured the very next month in Vogue magazine. Here are some snapshots from their anniversary party held on Nov. 20th at the store.
Top left: Joan Epstein, me and Karen Daskas of Tender
Top right: Richard and Debbie Astrein of Astrein Jewelers and Joe Bauman, executive director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
Lower left: Cindy Kahn of Sotheby’s International Realty
Lower right: Samar Ajluni and Karen Buscemi, editor of Styleline magazine
Below: The shoe salon at Tender.
I had the opportunity to meet Hillary Clinton (left) at a Beaumont Foundation event last week. On the right she is speaking with Florine Ministrelli the benefactor of the Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center at Beaumont Health System. Politics aside, it was quite thrilling to meet her. She gave a wonderful speech to the philanthropic group. When I met her I said one phrase “2016,” and she replied, “Thank you.”
Former Motowner Jessica Golden (left) returned home this week for the Detroit movie premiere of Los Wild Ones. Golden produced this documentary about the Rockability subculture of young musicians inspired by the 1950s. The movie chronicles Reb Kennedy and his wife (right) with their “family” of musicians all on Kennedy’s LA-based independent record label Wild Records.
Los Wild Ones is part of the the Uptown Film Festival in Birmingham, Mich.
The music is raw and intense, and the people showcased are better than reality TV.
Jessica Golden lives up to her name. The movie is gold.
Motown fashion combines talents when Lolly Ella Jewelry in West Bloomfield partners with Detroit milliner Luke Song. Song gained international attention when he designed the hat for Detroit’s Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Franklin wore his hat to the inauguration of President Barak Obama. Lolly Ella Jewelry and Luke Song will pair an exotic hat with a statement piece of jewelry perfect for the holiday celebrations. This event takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 beginning at 4 p.m., but internet shopping is available at both stores.
At the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, Mich., I stumbled upon an elegant store — Carlo Pazolini. There is a wide variety of shoes for men and women as well as handbags and accessories. The leather is soft and sumptuous, and the styles are exquisite. The store will be expanding in the U.S., but has more than 150 locations in Europe. According to the Carlo Pazolini website the company began in 1990 when the Carlo Pazolini trademark was registered in Italy. Check out the website design at Carlo Pazolini – that’s beautiful too!
The Motown husband and wife team of Eva Meade and Rob Mies want us to know that bats are amazing creatures. They have co-authored the colorful, children’s book, BATS A to Z. “Our mission is to help children feel comfortable with bats and appreciate the role of bats in our ecosystem,” says co-author Mies.
Mies is the director of the non profit Organization for Bat Conservation and is one of the country’s leading researchers and experts on bats. This non-profit partners with the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
According to co-author Meade, who designed the children’s alphabet book, “Many bats are in danger today because of forest destruction, pesticide use, and climate change.”
The book is delightful, educational and dispels all the scary myths of bats.
Have you been to Shinola to see the fabulous watches and bicycles? I have not been there yet, but the buzz is extraordinary. The products look fantastic. In today’s New York Times, the advertisement is eye catching with the tag line “Someday they’ll call Geneva the Detroit of Switzerland.”
Let me know if have a Shinola watch yet or have seen the stores in either New York or Detroit?
Fall is here. Pumpkins and gourds are bountiful. And this photo says gourds can be gorgeous. Better Homes and Gardens featured this easy arrangement that everyone can do. Just cut off the top, hollow it out and use the gourds as vases. Volia!
Photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens