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5 Key Steps to Protecting Your Smart Home

Smart homes open the doors to new technological potential, but they can also open the virtual door to intruders and hackers.

Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration

Founders Announces Detroit Expansion

New taproom located in Cass Corridor will serve the growing region

Shared Plates: May 2017 Contest Winner

Cultivate Your Green Thumb With Gardening Supplies from Metro Detroit Shops

Stores such as Detroit Farm and Garden, Made Floral, and more have the plants and tools to help your garden grow

The Way It Was

Stroh's Beer, 1907

10 Things to Do This Weekend (April 20-23)

Enjoy the weekend with shopping, dance and theater performances, and art exhibits.

Hour Detroit Nabs 13 ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Awards

MotorCity Makeover Returns

New emphasis to focus on year-round cleanup.

Should You Go To the ER for a Mental Health Emergency?

It’s not always the best choice for behavioral and nonmedical emergencies, but metro Detroit agencies and partial programs can help

Socialization Therapies at Michigan Hospitals Help Address Kids' Emotional Needs

Through art, music, and other programs, young patients maintain their identities, ease stress and anxiety

Lamb Shoulder and Zucchini Fritters Recipe from Mimi's Bistro Chef

James Ansell layers in the flavors and techniques in this spring-inspired dish

Detroit Designers Embrace Challenges of Eco-Friendly Fashion

Being sustainable and stylish don't have to be mutually exclusive as local brands get creative with recycled materials, give back to the community

The Positive and Negative Health Effects of Long-Distance Running

Before you hit the pavement, experts advise learning your body’s cues for the greatest benefits, least injuries. Plus training and eating plans and a guide to local races

Chef Finds New Direction with 2941 Street Food

With locations in Rochester Hills, Detroit, and Birmingham, fast-casual concept has its roots in the Mediterranean (by way of South Africa, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas)

TAVR Offers Less-Invasive Alternative for Open-Heart Surgery

Henry Ford doctor says he believes procedure will become standard for patients older than 65 in the next few years

Keeping Pace with Mobility

The ability to move is associated with long-term health and well-being, and the stakes are even higher for older adults

Flint Eastwood to Debut ‘Broke Royalty’ EP in Detroit

Recipe: The Dandy Palmer

How Going Vegan Helped Me Treat Chronic Skin Disease

While there is no cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, changing the way I eat helped me heal after years of suffering and misdiagnoses

Faces of Michigan Wine: Coenraad Stassen

Brys Estate’s winemaker crossed an ocean to work in Michigan

10 Things To Do Indoors Around Metro Detroit This Weekend

Even with rain in the forecast, there are still plenty of things to do around the city

Wolverine Human Services 30th Anniversary Awards

On March 31, the Wolverine Human Services celebrated its 30th Anniversary Awards and Scholarship Banquet at the Detroit Athletic Club. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and seated dinner before the ceremony honoring founder Robert Wollack. Wolverine Human Services is the only child-welfare agency in the state of Michigan that provides a full continuum of care, with over 450 youth residing in its facilities on a daily basis.

6 Metro Detroit Pop-Ups to Help You Celebrate Spring

Life Rolls On for Crepe Day-Twah Food Truck Owners

A pair of cousins steer a new course, hope to boost support for similar businesses in Detroit

Michigan Law on Buying, Shipping Wine Gets More Complicated

Lawsuit could eventually result in the same basic decision that happened in Granholm v. Heald and pry the regulations open even further

Does Flotation Therapy Work?

For the active, distracted, and routinely high-strung, it can offer a deeply healing experience. Believe me, I tried it.

ADHD in Women Often Misdiagnosed

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder usually manifests differently, making diagnosis difficult for those unfamiliar with the symptoms

The Pain Points of Fibromyalgia

Nab These Looks from the Runway with Metro Detroit Finds

Fashion shows across the globe inspire spring style close to home

United Shore Professional Baseball League Aims to Expand

Investors are betting that family-friendly minor league baseball will work in Macomb County

5 Sporty Styles for Detroit Tigers' Opening Day

Gear up for a new season with local clothing options

Signal-Return's Power of the Press Festival Dedicated to the Print Arts Rip

Event organized by Eastern Market letterpress shop to feature readings from local poets and writers, art exhibitions, workshops, and more

An Hour With... Austin Black II

Founder, City Living Detroit

If You Seek a Hidden Gem, Look About You

Letter from the Editor

Contributors: April 2017

Restaurant of the Year Party 2017

On March 27, Hour Detroit magazine held a special celebration at Bistro 82, the Royal Oak establishment that won the Restaurant of the Year distinction for 2017.

How to Find Work-Life Balance

Carving out the right amount of time for your professional and personal life doesn’t have to feel like a circus act. Here’s how to find a better path

Cirque 2017

On March 25, the Founders Junior Council for the DIA celebrated its annual masquerade event at the DIA, Cirque. During the sold-out, formal event, guests enjoyed a mythological-themed drinks and dancing, pulling inspiration from from all over the world. Proceeds benefited the DIA.

Erasing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Anxiety disorders and depression are often faceless — as well as misunderstood and mistreated

Dining at Detroit's Cuisine Restaurant a Special Event

When you simply want a quiet evening somewhere you just know you’ll have an outstanding meal, a visit (or revisit) to this classic New Center spot is in order

Detroit Red Wings Gear Up for District Detroit

Russian Five's jerseys worn during the ’97 Stanley Cup playoffs among the mementos waiting to be displayed at Little Caesars Arena

Royal Oak Doctor on Mission to Help Families Make Healthier Choices

Pilot program aims to fight childhood obesity through grocery store tours, school nutrition classes, and health screenings

Virtual Reality Check

Local health professionals are using gaming technology and other apps to analyze pain, educate students, and more

2017 City Guide: Hidden Detroit

Unlocking the secrets to some of the city’s lesser-known gems

10 Things To Do Around Metro Detroit This Weekend

Kick off the month April with gut-busting comedy, acrobatics, and artists performing for good causes

FACE Forward

The Latest Trends in Skin, Beauty, and Wellness Offered by Michigan’s Rejuvenation Experts

Thirty Days Dry

Short-lived adventures in not drinking Michigan wine

10 Things to Do on the First Weekend of Spring in Metro Detroit

Shared Plates: April 2017 Contest Winner

Dick Wagner Benefit Concert to Bring Music to Hospitalized Children

A rocker’s philanthropic legacy lives on through music therapy

Metro Detroit Weddings Luxury Bridal Show

On February 23, local brides and grooms joined Metro Detroit Weddings for a Luxury Bridal Show at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while meeting with the area’s top wedding industry professionals.

Defy Your Age with a Fresh, Healthy Smile

NEXTGen Detroit 2017

On March 4, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit hosted its 2017 NEXTGen Detroit Epic event at the Fillmore in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and standup comedy from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smooth. Proceeds benefited the organization and the needs of the Jewish people, building a vibrant future in Detroit.

The Good Stuff

Eton Academy Gala 2017

On March 4, Eton Academy hosted its largest fundraising gala of the year, Mission: Possible, at the school in Birmingham. Guests enjoyed a formal sit down dinner catered by Bacco Ristorante, silent and live auctions, and more. Proceeds benefitted the academy, ensuring students with learning differences have the right environment and tools to succeed and thrive.

McLaren Hospital Crystal Ball 2017

On March 11, McLaren Hospital celebrated its annual Crystal Ball at MGM Grand Detroit to benefit its Macomb Emergency and Trauma Services. Guests enjoyed a black-tie gourmet dinner, cocktail reception, a live auction and raffle, and thrilling entertainment from the Detroit Circus. In addition to the activities, special tributes were dedicated Daisy Award nurses and seasoned physicians.

Empty Bowls 2017

On March 3, Cass Community Social Services hosted its annual Empty Bowls event at Eastern Market in Shed 5. The event, which raised awareness and funds for the organization's food program, featured live entertainment and local celebrities serving soup. Guests could also bid on custom-painted bowls created by celebrities such as rapper Big Sean. Cass Community Social Services serves one million hungry people every year, and provides those in need with basic living necessities, housing, job training and healthcare.

10 Places in Metro Detroit To Visit To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Voyager Restaurant Opens in Ferndale

Seafood eatery features raw bar with oysters, craft beer and cocktails

Shared Plates: Pork and Napa Cabbage Dumplings Recipe

Don’t Go Green! (At Least Not In Your Beer)

Several Michigan breweries offer more authentic, Irish-inspired brews

Lower-Alcohol Level Brews Show Off Fine Art of ‘Session’ Beers

Examining craft beer's low alcohol trend

10 Things To Do As Daylight Savings Begins

Detroit Artists Exhibit at France’s Largest Design Event

7 Detroit-Made Savory Pies to Check Out

Hour Detroit’s pie club slices into these decadent dishes from Dangerously Delicious Pies, Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery, and Achatz Pies

The Way It Was

Housewives’ League of Detroit, 1932

Metro Detroit Beauty Products to Help Put Your Best Face Forward

Get primped to perfection with goods from Mills Apothecary, Sfumato Fragrances, Rebel Rush Cosmetics, and more

Memorable Meals

Letter from the Editor

Hummus Recipe from The Root Chef Nick Rodgers

He offers a take on a deceptively simple dish that hits all the notes: tradition, cultural, local, healthy, and delicious

Ima in Corktown Dishes Up Udon Soup for the Soul

Japanese-inspired eatery glimpses into a chef’s culinary journey from Michigan to Chicago to San Francisco and back home

Five Favorite New Detroit Restaurants

It seems every time we turn our heads, a few more new spots open in metro Detroit. But that’s a challenge that we’re willing to tackle. Here are just five of our favorite spots that opened during 2016.

Detroit's Intu Tea Steeped in Personality

For Mary Jones, the tea business hasn't always been easy, but that hasn't stopped her from taking it on with personal flair.

Contributors: March 2017

Metro Detroit Weddings Luxury Bridal Show 2017

Muskrat Dinners a Tradition During Lent Downriver

For some, meal conjures up feelings of family, nostalgia, and cultural identity, but longtime custom may be in danger of fading away

Taken Over Film Premiere 2017

On Feb 26, Painted Creek Productions presented the Taken Over movie premiere event at the Emagine Royal Oak Theatre. With over 400 people in attendance, the evening was called the largest local red carpet premiere of the year in the Michigan film industry. Among guests were actors Dennis Haskins from Saved by the Bell and TJ Storm from Dead Pool.

Evening of Espionage 2017

On Feb 25, Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Grosse Pointe held its annual fundraising auction at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner and drinks while participating in live and silent auctions during the James Bond-themed event. All proceeds benefitted the school and quality education for all its students.

10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend To Distract You From the Return of Winter Weather

Henry Ford's Art Garland Parlor Stove a Symbol of Detroit History

The city was considered 'the Stove Capital of the World' in late 19th century

Detroit Actress Ryan Destiny Lights Up Small Screen on Fox Drama 'Star'

Singer grew up on Joy Road near Rouge Park, attended middle school and high school in West Bloomfield

Henry Ford’s American Style and Spirit Exhibit Is About More Than Fashion

Clothing showcase glimpses into the lives of the Roddises, an upper-middle-class family who found success in the lumber and veneer industry

An Hour With ... Sonya Mays

Detroit Public Schools Community District board member; President/CEO of Develop Detroit

Hamtramck’s Planet Ant Theatre Expands

Theater plans to hold grand opening for new space this month

Detroit’s The Lip Bar Celebrates 5 Years of Beauty

Spring is Here: Let Your Health and Beauty Bloom

Top Chiropractors 2017

Still in Session

With a rich history of milestones and challenges, the Detroit Waldorf School celebrates 50 years as a unique, community-driven institution — and with record enrollment to boot

Naming Rites

Three Cats Café continues Leon & Lulu’s owners habit of honoring their furry friends

War on Wheels

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat – it’s all in a day’s work for players in the Detroit Roller Derby league

Pajama Rama 2017

On Feb 19, a team of people currently participating in a gratitude training program called Masterful Living held a night of art, music and inspirational speaking at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The goal of the night was to inspire the youth to help their community, while optionally dressing in pajamas! The proceeds from this event benefitted both Covenant House Michigan and the Ruth Ellis Center, who both aid at-risk, poor and homeless teens in the greater Detroit area.

10 Metro Detroit Spots to Satisfy Your Paczki Cravings

Feast on These Six Upcoming Pop-up Restaurants Around Metro Detroit

PajamaRama 2017

An Affair to Remember: On the Red Carpet 2017

On Feb 11, Rackam Choir, Detroit's oldest choir, hosted its annual fundraiser at the Mirage in Clinton Township. With a red carpet theme, guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, live music, living statues, an illusionist, and more. Proceeds benefitted the Rackham Choir and its educational opportunities for students.

10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend (Feb. 24-26)

Hot rods, cabaret, and a pottery exhibit are just some of the creative events happening around Metro Detroit this weekend.

Shared Plates: March 2017 Contest Winner

Lighthouse PATH 25th Anniversary

On Feb. 10, Lighthouse of Oakland Country celebrated the 25th anniversary of PATH, the area’s only long-term transitional housing program, at the Birmingham Community House. Guests enjoyed dinner, powerful client stories, dueling pianos, and more. Including the PATH program, Lighthouse serves more than 16,000 people annually, 40 percent of which are children.

2017 Restaurant of the Year: Bistro 82

With impeccable attention to details and the subtle evolution of ongoing menu items, the staff at Bistro 82 keeps pushing the envelope in a tireless quest to seek perfection