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ERIN GAVLE, ELDORADO GENERAL STORE

Erin Gavle, a Detroit native and world traveler, opened Eldorado General Store in July 2014 and the plan to own her own vintage general store was a rediscovered dream. The ancient idea of El Dorado represents the lost city of gold that people spend a lifetime seeking out and searching for. The store, located right […]

BEST PATIOS IN DETROIT

That burst of heavenly weather we had did more than lift our spirits: it lifted up the umbrellas and put the seats around the table at our favorite patios! Let the sun, cocktails and craft beer flow. It is officially spring time in the world of dining. Where’s your first stop? The Alley Deck: FINALLY! With […]

SHEPARD FAIREY PAINTS LARGER-THAN-LIFE IN BIGGEST MURAL TO DATE DOWNTOWN

Shepard Fairey, a world famous American contemporary street artist, plans to bring his ideas to the streets of Detroit over the course of several weeks, both in larger-than-life mural form and exhibition form. Fairey is wildly known for his 2008 mural piece of Obama titled “Hope.” His largest mural to date is set to grace […]

NICOLE SCHREIBER, FUNNY GIRLS

Born and raised in the Detroit area, Nicole Aimee Schreiber is now one of six LA comics that Oxygen Media is following in their new series, “Funny Girls.” This series takes audiences backstage at some of LA’s underground comedy clubs to show what goes into creating a standup performance. The women work day jobs to […]

CHRIS MORRIS, DIRT LABEL

Dirt Label, the “local brand with the international following,” is the next in a series of stores to pop up in downtown Detroit. With their flagship store having opened in Royal Oak last July, the brand is taking hold throughout the area. Celebrities seen sporting the Dirt Label include Sean Kingston, Lil Wayne, NBA player […]

DEIRDRE SKILES, DETROIT ROSE

Take a deep breath and let your senses be immersed in the extraordinary smells of Detroit Rose – a local candle company created by entrepreneur, Deirdre Skiles. At first, Deidre made candles as a hobby as she lived throughout NYC and LA, but with the exciting transitions happening in Detroit, she moved back with the […]

LAUREN COMBS, NEAT METHOD

Imagine living in a perfect home that is not only comfortable, but also completely organized in a way that best suits your individual living space. A home that is organized and designed just for you! If that gets you as excited as my Martha Stewart loving self, then let me introduce you to NEAT Method. […]

OWEN & TONY, FIREBIRD TAVERN

When Tony Piraino and Owen Burke opened the doors to Pulse Lounge in 2005, they wanted to channel their inner entrepreneur and experience the thrill of going into business for themselves. “Choosing Detroit was a pretty easy decision.  We wanted to be a part of something and in our own way help add to the […]

ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH BAMBOO DETROIT

Our city has built a strong foundation for entrepreneurship, starting with Henry Ford.  And a major component to Detroit’s comeback will be the continued cultivation of ingenuity and entrepreneurship.  But as every entrepreneur knows, you need to start somewhere. Upon opening this past July, Bamboo Detroit set out to create a facility that would harness […]

AMY & DIANA, REBEL NELL

It’s the kind of jewelry that begs the question – “Where did you get that?”  And if you hit the streets at Dally in the Alley this weekend, you won’t want to miss this new jeweler on the market. Unlike anyone else around, Rebel Nell makes their jewelry out of a unique, but abundant, Motor […]