Week of 3.20.17

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Art of Fashion & Research

Seventy guests ($150 ticket) convened March 9 at Neiman Marcus for the luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Lighthouse Group to benefit the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. During the pre-luncheon champagne reception, they socialized, perused designer apparel in the third floor salons and had make-up applications by stylists from Guerlain, Trish McEvoy and Le Métier de Beauté. After lunch, two passions were on display during the presentation before the fashion show. The first was Carol Van Andel’s for the cutting edge research, collaborations and education (cancer and Parkinson’s disease) that occurs at the institute founded 20 years ago by her in-laws. She concluded her description of the initiatives and the researchers with “...I don’t have a job, I have a dream.” The second was NM style adviser Ken Dewey’s fervor for fashion. He called the show a passion play in three acts which he named Take It to the Max, The Now of the New and The Games People Play.
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March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
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Enjoy two Birmingham Restaurant Weeks


01/20/2017 - Twelve years ago, Restaurant Week in Birmingham was a new concept for Michigan. Now, it's such a hit, it's a two-week event running Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 3, and Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10.

Twenty-six Birmingham restaurants have signed up to participate in the culinary event, which just like the first event in 2005, offers three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30. Restaurants such as Bella Piatti, Mitchell's Fish Market, Cameron's Steakhouse, Bistro Joe's, Big Rock Chop House, Hyde Park Steakhouse, Townhouse, The Stand Gastro Bistro, Streetside Seafood, and many more, are offering special and unique menu items specifically for the events.

For menus and updated information on menus, contact birminghamrestaurantweek.org. Reservations may be made by contacting the restaurants directly.

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