On Aug. 16, the Detroit Institute of Arts auxiliary Founders Junior Council and Neiman Marcus held its annual Fash Bash fundraising event at the DIA in Detroit. Attendees had a first look at the season's hottest fashions, enjoyed a cocktail reception, and continued festivities at the Lincoln Motor Company Afterglow. Proceeds from the fashion-forward social event benefited the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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On Aug. 10, Hour Detroit held its Savor Food & Wine Festival at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Guests enjoyed various wine and craft cocktail tastings, as well as food from various Michigan vendors while viewing the zoo's award-winning habitats. The 2-day culinary extravaganza showcased the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food purveyors. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Detroit Zoological Society in its mission to support and save wildlife.
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The Armada Fair, Woodward Dream Cruise, and Michigan Comic Con are just a few of the many events going on this weekend
On Aug. 9, Hour Detroit hosted its Celebrity Cruises' Grand Red Affair at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center and the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Guests of the high-end tasting event enjoyed gourmet chocolate, cheese, coffee pairings, and live entertainment. As part of Hour Detroit's Savor Food & Wine Week, the event showcased the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and food purveyors.
On Aug. 7, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters hosted an Uptown Jazz Summer Cruise along the Detroit River. Guests boarded the yacht a Port Detroit Dock, and set sail, enjoying a strolling dinner, craft cocktails, and modern jazz performances by the Motor City Horns. The sold-out cruise is a part of the yacht charter's Summer Cruise Series, which partners with various local charities. The Uptown Jazz Cruise partnered with the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS).
Adachi opens this week in Birmingham
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On Aug. 4, the Michigan Hope Foundation held its 19th annual Lobsterfest at Northville home. Attendees of the charity event enjoyed fresh lobster flown in from Maine, silent auctions, live music, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, The Gary Sinise Foundation, and breast cancer research.
On June 25, Ford Motor Company held its annual Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party atop the Center Garage near the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Over 2,000 people attended the party, enjoying a buffet dinner, dancing, and an amazing view of the fireworks show. The annual event serves as The Parade Co.'s biggest fundraisers of the year.
From broadway shows to blues concert festivals, there's plenty to do to celebrate the end of the work week
A Q&A with Ethan Schmitt, a clinic escort at Ann Arbor Health Center
A Western Michigan winery serves their summer wine in convenient packaging
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The evening event will raise money for writing programs across the city
Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up
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Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found
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Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink
Celebrate the centennial of the French designer’s couture house opening
On July 29, McLaren Macomb held its Ride Richmond charity event along the Macomb Orchard Trail near Richmond. Participants enjoyed a hot breakfast prior to taking a ride on the 15-mile, 24-mile, or 40-mile routes. Proceeds from the 2nd annual bike tour fundraiser benefited A Beautiful Me, a charity that encourages young girls to build and discover self-worth.
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Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots
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Thomas L. Roncelli is a third generation real estate agent. The Roncelli family has been in the real estate business since 1926. Tom was licensed by the State of Michigan in 1967, and has achieved “Realtor Emeritus” status.
Future financial circumstances depend on making sound fiscal decisions today. In order to make confident decisions about the future, today's most successful wealth-holders need a different kind of advisor.
Your Generation in Concert is a live, multimedia spectacular celebrating five decades of pop, rock, and dance hits. Based out of Detroit, this eight-piece band is the world’s finest tribute show, transporting audiences on a musical tour through the soundtrack of their lives.
Hour Detroit’s food issue explores sustainable restaurants, organizations, and more
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Myungju Hillary talks spirituality, a plant-based diet, and more
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The Macomb Township restaurant serves Italian fare that is on par with the surging Detroit food scene
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Hour Detroit, August 2018
Letter from the Editor, August 2018
If you’ve ever shopped for jewelry or timepieces, chances are you’ve come across Ahee Jewelers, nestled in the heart of Grosse Pointe Woods. Started in 1947 by Edmund T. Ahee in a bowling alley lobby, the business has since garnered a sizable local and international following.
The Face of Eyelid Surgery - Evan H. Black, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.S. — Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery, PC
Dr. Evan Black and the physicians at Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery are proud to be known throughout metro Detroit as the “Eyelid Experts.”
Arghavan Di Rezze, founder of Di Rezze & Associates, PC, has built her firm on the basic principles of commitment, integrity, and results. Di Rezze prides herself on producing great results and she believes in fighting for her clients’ rights, which includes protecting their freedom and liberty.
The Faces of Quality Custom Doors - Casey Yosin & Craig Yosin — Hardwood Door & Bevel or Iron Doors by HDB
For more than 40 years, Hardwood Door & Bevel and Iron Doors by HBD has been delivering excellence. At HDB’s 30,000-square-foot facility in Auburn Hills, clients can view dozens of original wood and iron entryway displays, as well as interior doors and hardware including Baldwin and Rocky Mountain.
Starting as a 21-year-old executive chef in 1981 at the renowned Van Dyke Place Restaurant, Chef Jeff Baldwin’s principled views have brought him and his family culinary prestige.
With over $50 million in sales in 2017, Tushar Vakhariya ranks in the top 1 percent of Realtors in the nation. Vakhariya is a lifelong resident of Bloomfield Hills, and has more than 24 years of experience in the real estate business.
Award-winning architect Kevin Hart knows that Detroit has a great history, and he believes its architecture tells the story. Hart cultivated his passion for design at the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in architecture and was a member of the university’s national championship football team.
Dr. Martin F. Quiroga is a board-certified physician who has made it his mission to relieve his patients’ pain and restore function. He’s trained in general surgery and pain management, and has extensive training in advanced interventional treatments for alleviating pain from multiple causes.
Successful business leaders have many faces, and many of them have one thing in common: Northwood University. For 60 years, Northwood University has been developing the leaders, innovators, and creators of the future of enterprise.
Nosan Signature Homes has grown out of decades of traditional homebuilding experience. Their team is dedicated to making the process of designing and building a contemporary custom home more enjoyable and less stressful for their clients.
Whether it’s the food, architecture, or atmosphere, every part of the experience at Polka Restaurant was purposefully designed to make guests feel as though they’re visiting Poland.
Known for his jovial laughter and empathetic ear, Dr. Remi Soile is beloved by his patients. His commitment to delivering excellent and compassionate care for more than 20 years is evident throughout his practice, RS Medical.
Superior outcomes, proven results, and a world-class team that cares about each and every patient. That’s why The CORE Institute is one of Michigan’s leading orthopedic practices, with five stars, the top rating from The Physician Alliance, to prove it.
Born of an ever-present entrepreneurial spirit and the habit of looking for the next excuse to host an event or dinner party, The Fed is the heart and soul of owners Sarah and James Schneider.
Dr. Darienne Driver is president and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. For more than 100 years, United Way has worked with partners to identify and develop solutions to longstanding challenges in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
The Face of Beauty with Purpose - Dr. Charles M. Boyd — Boyd Detroit, Boyd Birmingham, & Boyd Ann Arbor
“This is an exciting time to age,” says Charles M. Boyd, M.D., a double board-certified plastic surgeon who’s been in practice for 18 years. “There are far more options for surgical and nonsurgical procedures that have very little downtime.”
The Face of Event Design & Planning - David C. McKnight — Emerald City Designs, The Special Event Group
Based on his commitment to his clientele in bringing their visions to life, David C. McKnight, owner and founder of Emerald City Designs, is the Face of Event Design and Planning.
Candy and dentists go together about as much as peanut butter and mayonnaise, but St. Clair Shores dentist Dr. Steven Wainess is known around town as the “candy man” — and it’s a moniker he accepts with pride.
After years in the telecommunications industry, Harry Bahri moved to New York to pursue his lifelong passion in food and wine. Bahri enrolled at the world-renowned International Culinary Center, where he honed his skills and garnered a ranking at the top of his class.
With 30 years of experience in health care, Dr. William Harshman — a retired clinical psychologist from Wayne State University — has designed a scientific-based wellness program that incorporates his expertise in mental health, weight loss, nutrition, personal training, and hypnosis.
The Faces of Luxury Residential Construction - Rick Kastler & Paul Kozicki — Kastler Construction Inc.
In 1996, Rick Kastler started Kastler Construction Inc. to provide high-quality custom craftsmanship and continuity between design and construction. Flash forward 20-plus years and the company’s core values remain intact.
The Face of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery - Shivajee Nallamothu, DO, Director — Michigan Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Physical Therapy Institute
Pain and discomfort will eventually drive sufferers to seek remedies whether through physical therapy, pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapy, or necessary surgery. Knowing which of these options is the right fit for any given patient is what drives many to seek out the expertise and consultation of Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu.
Levan Wood, Ryan Kelly, and Nicholas Pinozzi are lifetime residents of Oakland County. As broker/owners of three RE/MAX and two Motto Mortgage offices, Kelly, Wood, and Pinozzi have created a strong organization of Realtors and loan officers who are focused on client satisfaction and the Golden Rule.
Crazy Fresh Coffee evolved out of a desire to provide customers with coffee as good as it gets — and the freshest anywhere, too!
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On July 19, the Automotive Hall of Fame held their annual induction ceremony at the MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit. The induction and awards gala ceremony welcomed five new members into the Hall of Fame. Inductees included Mike Jackson, Frank Stronach, Tom & Ray Magliozzi, and Kiichiro Toyoda. Over 650 guests were in attendance.
OOn July 17 local non-profit Gifts For All God's Children celebrated 30 years at its sixth annual Christmas in July event at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. WJR host Guy Gordon and guests enjoyed dinner, an auction, and entertainment provided by Rennie and Esther Kaufmann. Santa Claus also made a guest appearance. Proceeds from the event benefited the organization, providing funds for school supplies, summer camps, Christmas gifts, holiday events, and a tutoring program for at-risk children.
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On July 15, Turning Point hosted a benefit concert at the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens. Featuring the Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings performed the music of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, and more. The concert benefited Turning Point, Inc. in its mission to provide programs and resources for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Detroit Yacht Club's Women's Swim Team, 1929
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Grab some friends and attend a concert, comedy show, art exhibit, and more
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Hour Detroit's Savor Detroit, a five-night dinner series featuring ten top chefs, took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center April 23rd-27th, 2018.
On July 11, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters hosted a 60's Beach Party aboard its Ovation Yacht. Guest set sail from the Port Detroit Dock in Detroit and enjoyed barbecue, summer sweets, and entertainment from Caribbean Blue. Proceeds from the summer cruise benefited the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.
On June 27, Acclaimed Home Care held its annual Mingle Yacht Gala on the Ovation Yacht. Guests sailed along Lake St. Clair and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds from the ninth mingle yacht gala benefited local charities and organizations.
From paintings to photography to ceramics, local visual artists showcase their latest works
From Motown to alternative rock, there's plenty of local concerts to check out
Michigan distillers get hygge with a new trend’s distinct Scandinavian accent
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Spun Sugar puts spiked and sophisticated spins on the childhood favorite
Hour Detroit Editor Steve Wilke tries an unconventional method of kicking a years-long habit
Ferndale’s Farm Field Table supplies grass-fed beef that’s a cut above competitors
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