2024 Bridal Looks & Other Top Stories

Get caught up on this week’s top ‘Hour Detroit’ stories including this year’s bridal feature, a list of indoor waterparks, details on three new dining spots, and more.
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2024 Bridal Trends: Stately Serenity

The feature story in the February 2024 issue of Hour Detroit offers looks at some of this year’s top bridal trends including where to find gorgeous dresses, how to pair them with stunning accessories, where to find the accessories, and how it all comes together.

Indoor Waterparks in Michigan to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Michigan is home to waterparks that are filled with fun for the entire family to enjoy, and thanks to a number of indoor waterparks in metro Detroit and beyond, a waterpark can be a weekend vacation destination any time of year. Check out these five options for your next staycation.

8 Seafood Spots to Try During Lent and Beyond

For 40 days each spring, many Christians celebrate Lent with prayer and fasting that involves giving up something and not eating meat, except for fish, on Fridays through the Friday before Easter, also known as Good Friday. Find great fish dishes served on Fridays during Lent and beyond at these restaurants in southeast Michigan.

Unique Museums to Visit in Michigan

Whether you’re a history buff looking to dive into an interesting subject, a gamer with an eye for technology, a fashion fanatic, or just looking for your next adventure, these unique Michigan museums leave plenty to be discovered.

Sexy Steak Opens in Detroit’s Grand Army of the Republic Building

If you’re looking for a truly royal Motor City dining experience, you can now order steak in downtown Detroit’s palatial “castle” building on Grand River and Cass Avenue (the historic Grand Army of the Republic building). Sexy Steak, the much-anticipated Italian steakhouse from Prime Concepts Detroit, on Monday, Feb. 26.

3 Metro Detroit Museums That Offer Free Admission Days

Looking for exciting ways to spend your winter days while saving money? These three museums in Metro Detroit offer a variety of events, activities, and entertainment with free admission on certain days. Check out the Cranbrook Institute of Science, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Cranbrook Art Museum without breaking the bank!

New Cocktail Bar to Open in Detroit This Spring

Saksey’s Cocktail Lounge, an intimate cocktail bar, is slated to open in the same building at Gilly’s Clubhouse and Rooftop, located at 1550 Woodward Ave., Detroit, this spring. The lounge offers many unique features, including tableside mixology service, live entertainment, a rich food menu, and more.

Independent Book Stores Worth a Visit in Metro Detroit

Despite the emergence of e-books, good old-fashioned physical copies are still a go-to for book worms. And while big box stores and Amazon dominate the market, there are a surprising number of great independent bookstores scattered around metro Detroit. Build up your reading list with a trip to these local favorites.

Playing With Fire: New Restaurant ‘Puma’ is Coming to Detroit

Carlos Parisi, the host of Hour Detroit’s DEVHOUR video series, which highlights some of metro Detroit’s hidden culinary gems, sits down with Javier Baudauil, the owner of Detroit’s Barda, to discuss his roots as a chef, why he loves Detroit, and his latest restaurant venture, Puma.

The Way It Was — Esther Gordy, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder

1n 1998, music legends Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Esther Gordy, the sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, posed for a photo on the steps of Detroit’s Motown Museum. Take a closer look at that photo in this installment of The Way It Was.

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