Favorite “Versatile” Blogs

25 Jul

 

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I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award.  Thank you to the blog Egg in the Middle.

I really enjoy blogging and connecting with other bloggers and random people surfing the net. I appreciate all the comments and the people who are following my blog. Yes, I try to be versatile and include the things I love — fashion, food, inspiring people and events.

Now in order to receive this award. I must include complete these rules.

The rules are:

1.  Upload a link to the person nominating you for this award. Thanks again, Egg in the Middle.

2.  List the rules and display the award.

3.  Give 7 facts about yourself.

4.  Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who you follow regularly.

5.  Notify the nominees about your choice of them for the award.

 

Seven facts about me:

1. I was a Spanish major in college.

2. I like mysteries — books and movies.

3. I have a Jack Russell Terrier rescue dog.

4. I have never dyed my hair.

5. My favorite place besides Motown is Juno Beach, FL.

6. I have an alias.

7. I am optimistic.

My nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. The Budget Babe

2. Simply Seleta

3. A cup of Jo

4. Lark & Linen

5. House of Harper

6. Chevrons & Eclairs

7. Macarons and pearls

8. Classy girls wear pearls

9. Classy Chic & Chardonnay

10. Vodka and a rose

11. The fashion huntress

12. Fashion, Food and Flirts

13. Le zoe musings

14. Oh happy day

15. Baubles to bubbles

Bonus and disclosure: I really enjoy the Beaumont Blog.I work at Beaumont, and the blog is filled with healthy tips.

Willie Horton’s Batting for Kids

13 Jul

 

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Hey Detroit Tiger fans, I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Annual Willie Horton’s Batting for Kids baseball challenge at Comerica Park last week. The event benefits Don Bosco Hall, a non-profit that helps youth and their families with crisis management and counseling. This event invites 450 youths to participate in several baseball activities and meet Tiger great Willie Horton. (I’m with Willie in the photo above.)

Beaumont Children’s Hospital sponsored the event, and I attended as a representative.  The smiles and the swings were great!

Go Tigers! Go Beaumont!

 

Summer Shoe Spree

8 Jul

 

 

 

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Summer shoes are always so comfortable especially because you don’t need socks.  I purchased three very distinct shoes this season that I’m enjoying. The flowered heels are by Ivanka Trump from Nordstroms.(This link takes you to the sale!)

The silver and black sandals are by Miu Miu from Tender in Birmingham, Mich. They are are all sold out!

The beige canvas shoes are Tom’s. I love the philosophy of Tom’s where they buy a pair of shoes for a needy family when you purchase one!

The shoes below are from my daughter’s closet. Her foot grew during pregnancy, and she can no longer wear these. They make a nice addition to my collection. Did you buy any shoes this summer?

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Go Patriotic!

2 Jul

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Let’s celebrate the 4th with some red, white and blue fashions. Hopefully, the weather will hold out so we can have some great BBQ food in style. Here’s some fun patriotic garb from Meijer’s — a Michigan-based retailer.

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They have great price points. And if you are in Michigan be sure to visit their stores and their gardens!

Revolver: Pop-Up Culinary Delight

8 Jun

securedownload Revolver is not only a gun in the Motor City. These days it’s a fun restaurant — a revolving restaurant, because the chefs rotate weekly. This unconventional restaurant is located in Hamtramck, Mich., a city surrounded by the City of Detroit. We dined there with Chef Chris Skillingstad. The four-course, prix fixe menu included: Iceberg lettuce, bacon wrapped dates, gorgonzola, candied walnut, grape tomato and aerated dressing; Sunchoke textures, leeks, black garlic, craisin, sweet bell peppers and jalpeno; Duck with blackberry demi-glaze, cocoa, turnip, mushroom, asparagus and yam; Liquid cheesecake, pie crust, pecan, peach, mint and raspberry. The communal dining atmosphere was fun, and the food was delicious. Co-owner Peter Dalinowski (shown) stopped by everyone’s table to describe the concept and greet guests. Chefs all over the country are soliciting Revolver, as they can try out new, unique recipes.

European Fashions in Motown

6 Jun

 

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The other day I was walking down the street in Birmingham, Mich. and this black  and gold-trimmed doorway was bedecked with flowers. I peeked in, and to my surprise, I was greeted by Lama Tayeb (below), the owner of the new boutique Coqueta.

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The colorful boutique was filled with clothing from Milan and Paris. “I have a passion for fashion,” says Tayeb, who travels throughout Europe selecting beautiful clothing, shoes and handbags for Coqueta.

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Enter the equisite  doorway of Coqueta and you, too, will see beautiful fashion!

 

Bravo to Bistro 82

30 May

 

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Bistro 82 is the new in place in Royal Oak, Mich. This new eatery’s decor is as sophisticated as the menu. Whatever we tasted was fabulous. Here is a sampling: (Clockwise) lamb spare ribs, dark chocolate tart, chicken pappardelle and beet salad.

I saw my buddy Chuck Bennett there from the Social D — another reason to note that it’s the place to be.

 

Vacay: Healdsburg, CA

22 May

 

 

 

 

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Healdsburg, California is a quaint town in the Sonoma Valley. It has a central plaza surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and wine tasting establishments. We rented a house about five miles away with family for an enchanted vacation. Shopping, swimming and wine tasting filled our days. We stopped by Rodney Strong and purchased few cases. What a terrific getaway!

Community Excellence

16 May

 

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The Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual Key to the Township Awards. There were five stellar winners:

FLORINE MARK Community Excellence for Business Person of the Year, President and CEO, Weight Watchers

NORMAN YATOOMA Community Excellence for Spirit of the Community, Norman Yatooma & Associates

MICHELLE LUTZ Community Excellence for Health and Wellness, Resident Farmer, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

WILLIAM BURNETT Community Excellence for Leadership, Chapter President, Macon-Thomas Tuskegee Airmen

SHANE PLISKA, Community Excellence for Young Entrepreneur of the Year, President, Planterra

These wonderful winners reach beyond their business and professional role to educate, mentor and sponsor others. Kudos!

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