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Dashing Through the Snow in Royal Oak

The city’s Holiday Glow event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, hot-air balloons, and freshly baked goods

The World’s Fastest Pizza Maker Reveals The Science Behind His Detroit Mootz Pizzas

Six-time winning chef of the prestigious World Pizza Games, Bruno DiFabio, brings his famous-New York pies to the Motor City

The Way It Was

1956, Hudson's Northland in Southfield

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (Dec. 7-9)

This weekend is jam-packed with films, musicals, and concerts

Kidney Ball 2018

On Dec. 1, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted its 14th annual Kidney Ball at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Guests participated in live and silent auctions that raised funds for the organization to prevent kidney disease and improve the lives of those living with it.

St. Joe's Holiday Ball 2018

St. Joe’s Holiday Ball, presented by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, was held at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center on Dec. 1. Attendees contributed towards strengthening St. Joseph’s cancer care program, as well as rebuilding and expanding its Cancer Center.

Joebar and Frame Whip Up Kevell-Worthy Noshes for Hanukkah

The Hazel Park restaurants are hosting a holiday soiree for all

My Two Christmases

An Armenian-Iranian, Detroit-based writer reflects on transposing the holiday across continents

Project Hope Holiday Luncheon and Boutique 2018

On Nov. 28, the Women’s Division for Project Hope hosted its Holiday Luncheon and Boutique at the Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Guest enjoyed lunch and a curated selection of brands offering products perfect for the holiday season. Project Hope serves to develop lasting solutions to health crises and self-medical help through educational courses.

Capuchin Sock Dinner 2018

Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen hosted its 46th annual Sock (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) Dinner on Nov. 30 at the Cobo Center. Funds raised at the gala’s silent auction supported the organization’s mission to supply food and other essentials to the impoverished.

Shared Plates: December 2018 Winner

Recipe: Lebanese Okra Stew

Comeback Catering

Dish, in Detroit, pushes through hard times with consistently delicious food

Molly's Picks: Gogi Seoul Kitchen & Crispelli's Troy

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Good for the Soul

Southern traditions get a healthier spin on Detroit’s east side

Transient Treasures

Intricate piping makes holiday cookies (almost) too precious to eat

Dessert in a Glass

Skip the pie. This holiday season, satisfy your sweet tooth with a fine port wine.

It’s a #WonderfulLife

Powered by likes and public approval, how social media is squandering the holiday spirit

An Hour with ... Ricki Friedman

Founder, Break the Weight

Meet the Makers: Tait Design Co.

How an after-work hobby ascended to a booming business

2018 Candy Cane or Coal?

Santa has been keeping tabs on who’s been naughty and nice over the past year. He’s his jolly old self when awarding candy canes for good deeds but look out — he’s got an icy-cold North Pole attitude when punishing bad behavior.

A-List: Plan Ahead

Stylish organization tools for the New Year

New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn Style

Tips for celebrating 2019 from the pros at Brooklyn Outdoor

Get Glam

Whether you’re prepping for a family gathering, the annual office bash, or a glitzy gala, these local beauty resources level up your beauty game

Pick Your Performance

In its 202-year history, the German story of The Nutcracker has been translated and reimagined so many times, there now exists a production for all. Here, a few renditions coming to metro Detroit.

Contributors: December 2018

Hour Detroit, December 2018

Legal Practice

A historic playhouse in Detroit teaches local lawyers how to get into character

Main Review: SheWolf

Born in Detroit but inspired by Rome, SheWolf takes diners on a culinary journey

Food Recipe: Braised Beef Brisket

Chef Aaron Lowen, of Empire Kitchen & Cocktails, shares one of his favorite holiday recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Ask Your Mum

The Art of Gifting

Metro Detroit tastemakers from all walks of life offer a glimpse of what’s on their holiday wish lists. From artwork to leather goods and apparel to record players, their picks run the gamut of this season’s most popular gifting items. As different as they may be, for these four locals, the spirit of giving, eating good food, and spending time with loved ones always tops the list.

Precious Metals

Layering necklaces, stacking rings, and placing bangle upon glitzy bangle: a definitive guide to mixing the season’s must-have jewelry

The Makings of the Shinola Hotel

When the Detroit brand’s first foray into hospitality opens its doors, it’ll offer customers a more intimate way to connect with its products and experience the values central to its mission

Breaking Down Alimony: What You Need to Know Before You Split

While there’s plenty to consider throughout the divorce process, both parties should be aware of what’s at stake, particularly whether there is enough income to support two households with the same lifestyle enjoyed as a married couple.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

After several years of running a successful beauty supply business, Larry Gaynor, President & CEO of New Boston, Mich.-based tng worldwide, decided he wanted to get involved in the fight against breast cancer.

In a Flash

Michigan wineries turn to technology to boost quality

Hob Nobble Gobble 2018

Ford hosted its Hob Nobble Gobble black-tie gala at Ford Field on Nov. 16th. Guests enjoyed dinner, carnival rides, and had the opportunity to meet singer Jesse McCartney. The event garnered funds to support the Parade Company for its yearly production of America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Detroit Aglow 2018

On Nov. 19th, Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) kicked off the holiday season with its 35th annual Detroit Aglow at the MGM Grand Detroit. Funds raised at the event support DDP’s mission to grow, strengthen and maintain budding businesses in Detroit.

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 2)

Traditional holiday events return to the city to begin the new month and ring in the Christmas season

CREW Detroit Keynote Speaker Luncheon 2018

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Detroit held their 2018 keynote speaker luncheon at the Village Club in Bloomfield Hills on Nov. 14. Attendees enjoyed lunched while communication expert Sarita Maybin served as the event’s lecturer. Funds raised at the event promoted the organization’s task to foster the growing network of female professionals in Detroit’s commercial real estate industry.

Camelle Watson: Nurse by Day, Influencer by Night

The owner of W. Vintage Vibe shares how her love of fashion, family, and social media launched her online retail business

Iggy’s Eggies Serves a Weekday Breakfast Worth Waking up For

The downtown Detroit walk-up window is the latest addition to burger joint Lovers Only

St. Jude Detroit Gala 2018

On Nov. 15, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosted their Detroit Gala at the Henry Ford Museum, where attendees were treated to cocktails and dinner. The event’s live and silent auctions supported St. Jude’s mission to find a cure for children battling cancer.

Netflix’s Newest Series Spotlights Motown’s Greatest Hits

Creator Josh Wakely animates Detroit’s music legacy through “Motown Magic”

Your Guide to Dining in Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Navigating DTW terminals for the best local food options

Boro Resale Is Your Sustainable Black Friday Shopping Spot

Owner Miriam Pranschke fosters personal style through consignment fashion

Art and Retail Collide at Detroit's Selection

Rita Sayegh opens up shop at Lisa Spindler’s private studio

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 22-25)

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas at these holiday events in the city

Top Docs Party 2018 and Excellence in Care Awards

Congratulations Top Docs! Hour Detroit invited the 2018 voted Top Docs to attend a celebratory event in their honor on Thursday, October 25.

Respecting Aretha Franklin at the Detroit Historical Museum

A new exhibit catalogs the career of the Queen of Soul

The Way It Was

Aretha Franklin, 1980

4 Alternative Thanksgiving Weekend Activities

Reimagine your traditional holiday agenda

Downtown Tree Lighting Kicks Off the Holiday Season

Figure skating, holiday shopping, and lights galore

This Creole Staple Has Been Bringing Cajun Flavor to Detroit for Over 50 Years

Half a mile north of Eastern Market and thousands of miles from New Orleans, Louisiana Creole Gumbo serves authentic Cajun and Creole recipes

Charlevoix Serves Mexican, New Orleans, Caribbean and Korean Cuisine

The Grosse Pointe restaurant and bar is expected to open tonight

Get Your Thanksgiving Feast To Go

Where to buy freshly prepared and packaged dishes for the holiday

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Nov. 16-18)

Enjoy the end of the work week with comedy shows, live performances, and pre-holiday events

Australian Band Rüfüs Du Sol Makes Music For Two Worlds

Catching up with band member Jon George prior to the group's Royal Oak Music Theatre performance on Nov. 15

Healthy Comfort Food Is on a New Menu at GreenSpace Cafe

Chocolate chip cheesecake, loaded nachos, and alcoholic milkshakes that even the calorie-conscious can enjoy

A Mother Without Borders

How a former educator in Grosse Pointe Park became an immigration activist

An Hour with ... Carmen Harlan

Broadcast journalist and founder of the Carmen Harlan Collection

A Family Affair

Out of a quaint office space of their grandfather’s former business, owners of Downey Brewing Co., are making some of the best beer and hard cider in Dearborn

Cocktail Recipe: Toddy Incarnata

Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s Downtown Living Tour 2018

Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s third annual Downtown Living Tour took place September 7th-9th. To kick-off the weekend, guests enjoyed a VIP Preview launch party hosted at Eastern Market.

Savor Detroit Fall 2018

Hour Detroit's Savor Dinner Series is a five-night culinary event featuring ten Metro-Detroit top chefs. The Fall Dinner Series took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center October 1st – 5th, 2018.

God-Given Talent

A local choir sings its way to live television

Shared Plates: November 2018 Winner

Recipe: Apple Cider Mill Donut Bread Pudding

Roaring Into Our 20s Gala 2018

Kids on the Go hosted their “Roaring into our 20’s Gala event on Nov. 3 at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. Guests listened to live music by Grosse Pointe jazz trio Ed Cantrell & Friends, participated in a strolling dinner, live auction and raffles. The event garnered funds for the Grosse Pointe Woods charity to continue providing free summer therapy to special needs children in the metro Detroit area.

Black and White Ball 2018

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) held their Black and White Ball at Rochester’s Royal Park Hotel on Nov. 3. The ball, hosted by General Motors, featured casino games and lectures from local, female technology leaders. After guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction was held to raise funds to support MCWT’s mission to inspire and grow Michigan’s community of women in technology.

The Sincere Storyteller

Broadway fans will soon learn, playwright Dominique Morisseau’s work is unapologetically Detroit

A Fresh Take

Elements of modern, Scandinavian, and rustic design inspire this season’s most enchanting tablescapes

Chocolate Jubilee: A Night in Havana 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter hosted their Chocolate Jubilee: A Night in Havana event at the MGM Grand Detroit on Oct. 27. Attendees of the jubilee, which is celebrating its 34th year, enjoyed dinner, danced to the sounds of local band Nouveauté, and sampled chocolates from metro Detroit exhibitors. The event raised $1.2 million for the Alzheimer’s Association to continue funding research, support, and critical care for those affected by the disease.

Comedy and Cocktails 2018

On Oct. 19, the Macomb Community College Foundation held their fifth annual Comedy and Cocktails event at the Lorenzo Cultural Center. Guests sipped on champagne, savored appetizers and a gourmet dinner, and enjoyed live performances by Broadway's Next H!t Musical. Earnings from the silent auction and raffles benefited the arts and culture program at Macomb Community College.

Urbanum Grand Opening 2018

On Oct. 24, Detroit-based home retailer Urbanum held their grand opening, housewarming celebration at their Woodward Avenue location. Sales from the event benefited Humble Design, a nonprofit that supports families that are relocating from homeless shelters to homes by providing furnishing, as well as design services.

Judson Center Rewind Gala 2018

On Nov. 3, Judson Center held their Rewind Gala at the MGM Grand Detroit. Guests were encouraged to wear 1980s, “Dynasty” inspired cocktail attire, and were treated to a full-course dinner, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefited the organization’s mission to provide fuller futures for children that have autism or special needs and have been neglected or abused.

AFP Interview Series: Nominees Ambassador Ron and Eileen Weiser

The duo strives to improve the welfare of students and children in Michigan

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Nov. 9-11)

Celebrate Veterans Day weekend at these local events

Shop Hour December 2018

A Food Truck so Good

It’s now a full-service Caribbean restaurant

The Unsung Superhero

At the drawing board with Marvel illustrator, Jim Towe

A Midtown Art Exhibit Reveals Untold Stories of Middle Eastern War Refugees

The gallery explores what life is like inside occupied territories and refugee camps

Are You Happy with Your Smile?

Motown Magic Fundraiser 2018

Senior and Caregiver Resource Network (SACRN) hosted their Motown Magic charity event on Oct. 27, at Fairlane Club in Dearborn. Attendees enjoyed a gourmet dinner, complimentary cocktails, and music provided by tribute band Motown Magic. An award ceremony was held to honor the organization’s notable community members, and proceeds benefited Jewish Family Service’s mission to strengthen lives through compassionate service inspired by the wisdom and values of Jewish tradition.

Wish Ball 2018

On Oct. 26, Make-A-Wish held their Where Wishes Set Sail Ball at the Detroit Marriott’s Renaissance Center. Award-winning Fox News anchor and host of the event, Sandra Ali, introduced comedian Jay Leno, who performed stand-up bits while guests indulged in a full-course dinner and open bar. Entertainment by the Bluewater Kings Band was followed after the live and silent auctions, which raised funds to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Rugiero Casino Royale 2018

Rugiero Promise Foundations’ Rugiero Casino Royale took place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Oct. 27th. Guests were treated to a strolling supper and open bar, live entertainment, and a selection of casino games equipped with authentic tables and professional dealers. Biddings from the event’s live and silent auction went to the foundation’s efforts to fund research for a cure for diabetes.

A Political Plate

Where Dearborn’s Arab political players meet, eat, and congregate to create change

Results from Michigan’s 2018 General Election

Electees for the state’s Governor, U.S. Senate, Attorney General, and more

Making Magic

Molecular gastronomist Jordan Dalaly proves eating is a multisensory process

Molly's Picks: Detroit Fish House & Second Best

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

AFP Interview Series: Nominee JPMorgan Chase

The United States’ largest bank is investing millions in the future of Detroit

All of Your Questions Concerning the 2018 General Election, Answered

Beating long lines, what to bring, where to find your precinct, and more

Hour Detroit's Top Dentist Party 2018

On May 9th, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Eddie Merlot's in West Bloomfield. The private event celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and other specialists.

Hour Detroit's Top Docs Party and Excellence in Care Awards

Celebrity Cruises’ Grand Red Affair 2018

Celebrity Cruises’ Grand Red Affair is the ultimate high-end tasting event featuring premium red wines from leading local and national vineyards. The event took place on Thursday, August 9 at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center and the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the Detroit Zoo for an elegant evening sampling the finest wines from dozens of vendors. Guests enjoyed gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and coffee pairings along with live entertainment. A silent auction including one of a kind artwork by local Detroit artists benefitted the Give Detroit Charity Challenge.

Savor Food & Wine Fest 2018

On Aug. 10 & 11, 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.

Hour Media’s Real Estate All-Star Party 2018

Hour Media hosted its fifth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at the Ferguson Showroom in Troy on April 17, 2018. Celebrated guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, appetizers and entertainment.

Hour Detroit's Top Docs Party and Excellence in Care Awards

Coffee Shop Lucky Detroit Opens in Corktown’s Detroit Barbers

Craft beverages and close shaves prove to be a winning combination

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (Nov. 2-4)

Kickstart the new month at one of these local events

Best Dressed 2018

Pulling back the curtain on this year’s selection of the region’s most stylish denizens