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Wrapped in Love for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wrapped in Love for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Karen MacDonald, founder of Wrapped in Love, gives us a look behind her brand and how we can honor cancer patients all year long.  By Rachel Schostak Images provided by Wrapped in Love A graduate of Michigan State University and Director of Communications at  The Taubman Company for 30 years, Karen MacDonald was inspired to start her business, Wrapped in Love, by her mom. Her love.....

20 Questions with Fox 2 Detroit’s Maurielle Lue

From her start in broadcast journalism to what she can’t leave home without, Maurielle Lue gives us a peek into her life in 20 Questions.  By Rachel Schostak 1. How did you get started in broadcast journalism? I remember staying up late waiting for my dad to come home from work. He watched the news every night – and sometimes he would let me sneak and stay up too. Eventually it became “our thing” – and it s.....

Detroit Filmmaker Paris Jones

A native New Yorker came to Michigan to make it big in films. By Lynne Konstantin Photos provided by Paris Jones Paris Jones had his first taste of the spotlight at age 3. His mom, Mable Elliott, had an acting and dance troupe, the Symbols of Love, in New York City. During one night’s performance, Paris ran out on stage, to applause. His next experience on stage was a bit more up-close and personal.  “She studied dance and did the.....

Speakeasy Meets Old Hollywood Glam featuring Danialle Karmanos

With Danialle Karmanos and Peter Karmanos Jr. hosting the CCS Detroit International Wine Auction at the Downtown Boxing Gym, it is sure to knock your socks off.  By Julie Yolles Photography by Boswell Hardwick Just two days after Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr. enthusiastically agreed to chair this year’s 36th Annual Detroit International Wine Auction Gala, they took their four sons to Walt Disney World for vacation. “We’re waiting in .....

The Rainbow Connection Walk for Kids at Jimmy John’s Field

Pictures of The Rainbow Connection Walk at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica. Photography by Jerry Zolynsky From left to right: 1. Dany Bimer of Warren holds 4-year-old Maya during the National Anthem. 2. Walkers walk around the outside of the stadium. 3. 9-year-old twins Jacqueline and Audrey Northrup of Marine City. 4. Joe Nadeau and Kevin Eller, both of Southgate. 5. Walkers hold the large flag during the opening ceremony. 6. 6-year-old Emery Koskod.....

Redefining Labels with Tony Roko

Meet Tony Roko, Ford assembly line worker turned artist. Tony Roko’s story took him from the factory floor to the gallery wall and earned him kudos as Detroit’s Best Fine Artist four years running by local media. Roko’s career began when he was pulled off the Ford assembly line by union reps and management who took notice of his talent. They asked if he’d like to be part of a plant beautification project to boost workers’ morale. .....

Detroit Wonder Woman: Maurielle Lue

Maurielle Lue is a millennial media powerhouse and Detroit’s own Wonder Woman. By Jackie Headapohl Make Up Artist: Cassandra Ward  Hair Stylist: Ahmad El from Energy Artistry Studio  She might not have that famous golden lasso or indestructible br.....
Loni Love

Detroit’s ReMARKable Woman, Loni Love

Detroit native, Loni Love returns to help present at Florine Mark’s ReMARKable Women’s Luncheon. By Karleigh Stone Photography by Anders Krusberg “No opportunity is too small. Do it all to hit your goals.” Empowering advice from Loni Love, comedian, author, host, actress and, most recently, Florine Mark’s choice for keynote speaker at her annual .....

Detroit Art Ambassador Marc Schwartz

Co-founder of Dlectricity Marc Schwartz is a full-time Detroit arts ambassador and advocate.  By Julie Yolles Photography by Brett Mountain   He’s not a foodie. He’d much rather eat cookies and cheap candy. He’s not a fashion plate. He only wears blue button-down shirts and gray or black pants. And he’s not a techie. He handwrites meeting notes and to-do lists on index cards that he always carries with him, subscri.....
Public Art: Jesse Cory and Roula David

Public Art: Jesse Cory and Roula David

Owners of Inner State Gallery and 1xRun, Jesse Cory and Roula David, help bring public art and community together, through Murals in the Market.  By Suzanne Chessler Photography by Jacob Giampa A pug named Oscar has become a repeated subject for local painters. What makes him popular is the couple who adopted him, Jesse Cory and Roula David. The husband-wife working team, who know many artists through two businesses and community projects, r.....