Shelley Van Riper went to school for fashion but ended up in the corporate world working in an office setting that had her searching high and low for classic, professional apparel. While she made do with what she could find, her constant search had fueled the fire to get back to her first love and actually create what she was looking for. Shelley left the corporate world, but always kept it as inspiration, and Alchemy Detroit was born. DG3: Congratulations on your very recent
Located near the back of the First National Building in Detroit, the Somerset Collection CityLoft has taken up residence and brought more than 30 retailers with it. With stores including The Lego Store, 7 For All Mankind, Aveda and The Detroit Shoppe, it is truly one-stop shopping for you, family and friends. “[CityLoft] is a great addition to a lot of the retail that is coming in downtown Detroit,” said Dan Mullen, vice president of development, Bedrock Real Estate Services.
This weekend is chock-full of fun and fashionable things to do, so if you’re itching to hit the town after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and all of the delicious fixings, these events will keep you busy! Wild Lights | Friday, November 28 through Sunday November 30 From 5:30 to 9 p.m. enjoy a spectacular holiday light display at the Detroit Zoo. More than two millions LED lights will illuminate the trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a trail through the front half
Sometimes, it’s the smallest gifts that are the most difficult to find. Stocking stuffers, while they can certainly be merry and bright, can also turn into a waste of money and effort as gift-givers search for cheap, often throwaway items to fill up loved-ones’ stockings. Give an abundance of small gifts that are fun and/or useful with our curated guide of stuffer essentials. Ladies 1. The Wine Deck Cards, $16, C. Wonder, 248.649.6536. 2. Starbucks VIA Ready Brew $8, Starbuck
Image from Campus Martius This weekend is chock-full of fun and fashionable things to do, so if you’re itching to hit the town, these events will keep you busy! afterHour | Thursday, November 20 Mix and mingle with Hour Detroit’s A-List at Lakes in Troy. Enjoy specials like $3 Michigan beers, $4 Michigan liquor and $5 glasses of wine with discounted happy hour food items available during the event from 6 to 8 p.m. Lakes is located at 5500 Crooks Road, in Troy. For more inform
Image from D:hive Check off that holiday shopping list and support local businesses on Small Business Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 29 in Detroit. Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) and Build Institute have come together in partnership with American Express’ Small Business Saturday to bring you the 11th annual Shop Detroit. “Each year we get to feature more and more small businesses and really expand what Shop Detroit offers,” said Jeanette Pierce, Execu