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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.
oakland confidential 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»
01/27/2017 - BoConcept, a modern design furniture store founded in Denmark in 1952, which had a store in Birmingham at 670 S. Old Woodward Avenue, closed that location at the end of December.
BoConcept offered contemporary furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom, and home office, and was known for its urban design and customization.
The Birmingham store location, which opened in October 2013 in the former Azar's Rugs location, was the only Michigan BoConcept store. According to information on the internet, BoConcept also closed its Tampa, New York SoHo, Chicago and Calgary stores.
Calls and emails to BoConcept for information were not returned.
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