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Detroit wellness company Trip Wipes provides more than just a hand wipe BY DANIELLE ALEXANDER Germ-conscious by nature, Doug Schwartz has tried the majority — if not all — of the hand wipes on the market over the years. Disappointed with thei…

Vino & Vibes brings world-class wine, good music, and European charm to downtown Utica BY JAISHREE DREPAUL When Deanna and Anna Nolan opened Vino & Vibes wine bar in downtown Utica in early 2021, it marked the brick-and-mortar manifes…

Love the mission of Camp Casey? Want to get involved? Here are 5 ways you can get involved with Camp Casey to help spread the healing power of horses! BY KAREN DYBIS Donate your vacation home Camp Casey’s new Lone Star Getaways allow families…

Camp Casey brings horses, events and support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families BY KAREN DYBIS Horses have innate empathy for their human companions, and there is no better way to see that affection in person than …

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Self-taught winemaker, Jess Youngblood, shares her recipe for success in producing 100% estate-grown wines in Southeastern Michigan. BY JENNIFER LOVY Although she’s somewhat of a neophyte winemaker in an area that’s hardly associated with wine, Jess Youngblood knows exactly how to produce an…

Pour it Forward: A cancer diagnosis and an abundance of community support led the Traverse City winemaker at Rove Estate to start a nonprofit based on random acts of kindness BY JENNIFER LOVY // PHOTOGRAPHY BY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY McKenzie and Creighton Gallagher took a gigantic leap of faith, …

Looking to give back this summer? Here are 5 ways you can help Urban Neighborhood Initiatives and make a big impact! Non-profit organizations are always in need of monetary donations. For those who are not in a position to donate or just want to get involved in other ways, Christine Bell, Ex…

Meet the artisans behind the brand’s luxury goods that are built to last a lifetime. Luxury. Quality. Craftsmanship. Timeless. The brand Hermès is synonymous with these terms for good reason. Founded in 1837 by the Thierry Hermès, the brand has been producing luxury goods like the infamous K…

How Gildform, the Detroit-based jewelry manufacturing platform, is democratizing the jewelry industry. BY PATRICK DUNN / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACOB LEWKOW What Karissma Yve started as a small jewelry company in a “basement in the hood in the west side of Detroit,” has grown into a successful globa…

For 10 Points, Name a Winning Quiz Bowl Coach and Teacher. ANSWER : Brad McNellen BY KIM KISNER / SPONSORED BY DETROIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL Upon meeting and speaking with Brad McNellen, it’s instantly clear that there’s no shortage of passion, energy and genuine interest when it comes to his s…

BasBlue cultivates an inclusive, dynamic community of Detroit-area females and nonbinary individuals BY LEENA RAO Image above by EE Berger features (back, left to right) McKenna Dollete, Jennifer Lee, Grace Wojcik, and Miah Davis (front, left to right) Tiara Tinnin and Maria Baker When Nancy…

Detroiter Kate Bryan, founder of 1 Girl Revolution, uplifts women through podcasts, films, and more BY PATRICK DUNN Kate Bryan says she was a “spicy little kid” whose parents would joke that she was either going to be the dictator of a small nation or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Now 37…

The founder of Pocketnest is bridging personal finance gaps for the next generation and bringing financial wellness to the masses BY JACLYN TROP Co-managing $1 billion in assets as a certified financial expert for two decades means doling out plenty of advice outside of the workday. “With my…

Fueled by the positive effects of a plant-based diet, the executive chef and founder of The Kitchen by Cooking With Que is on a mission to teach people how to ‘eat to live’ BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI A culinary career rooted in the power of plants wasn’t always a part of Quiana “Que” Broden’s p…

Kelly Houseman, the St. Clair Shores mental health professional is smashing stigmas and letting the world know that ‘going to therapy is cool’ BY JEN LOVY er mantra is simple yet highly effective. “I’m good enough,” the 37-year-old mental health professional tells herself whenever she needs …

The founder of Skinphorea is changing the face of luxury and transforming her passion for skin care into a national franchise. BY JACLYN TROP I always wanted to own a business,” says Southfield native Jessie Hayes, with characteristic exuberance. “I always knew I’d be an entrepreneur, but I …

Cindy Pasky, founder, president, and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions started off as the ‘only woman in the room,’ went on to build an international company ‘with a conscience,’ and continues to cultivate opportunity, growth, and community more than three decades later. BY JACLYN TROP Nat…

Detroit music-based and lifestyle brand WRKSHP is inspiring a new rhythm for the record industry by putting artists first. BY PATRICK DUNN Don’t call it a record label, and don’t say it “signs” musicians. But do expect the new Detroit music-based lifestyle brand known as WRKSHP to challenge …

Real estate expert Dan Gutfreund shares pro tips and trends for the 2022 real estate market in Metro Detroit BY KORIE WILKINS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SIGNATURE SOTHEBY’S If the last two years have taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. And with the real estate season heating up for th…

At Detroit design store Hugh, Joe Posch pays homage to bygone eras while keeping an eye toward the future BY LEENA RAO / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS Joe Posch can recall the exact moment he fell in love with furniture. It was 1997, and Posch, who lives in Detroit, was visiting Chicago when h…

Metro Detroit real estate expert Dan Gutfreund talks local real estate trends and predictions for the coming season. By Korie Wilkins Sponsored by Signature Sotheby’s  The local real estate market is booming, and has been for a while. Dan Gutfreund, who owns the Dan Gutfreund Realty Group of…

Detroit nonprofit Alternatives For Girls offers a new chance to at-risk young women BY JACLYN TROP On a frigid Friday in January 1988, a 16-year-old girl turned up at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Corktown with no place to go. “We looked at each other and said, ‘I guess we’re opening today…

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One of the top selling real estate agents in Michigan, Dan Gutfreund Realty Group offers clients a team of experts in real estate, business and marketing. By Korie Wilkins Sponsored by Signature Sotheby’s  The Dan Gutfreund Realty Group, led by Dan Gutfreund, are experts in real estate, busi…

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These 6 Metro Detroit chocolate and sweets shops are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth any time of year. BY JAISHREE DREPAUL-BRUDER le detroit macaron / Hamtramck At the helm of this Hamtramck treasure is 18-year-old Isabelle Elwart — who was also the shop’s first employee when it opened in 2…

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Ziarekenya Smith is launching Inpathy, a new social platform that shows people it’s ok, to not be ok. BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI Life isn’t a constant state of bliss — but it sure seems that way when you’re scrolling through social media posts. (Filters and glowing beach selfies, we’re looking …

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Detroiter Megan Klein launches Little Saints, the first functional mocktail blend with a buzz and no booze BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI Like many of us, Megan Klein spent a few too many nights during the pandemic drinking wine to ease her frustrations. Also like many of us, she often felt hungove…

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Monica Notaro’s Metro Detroit based Urth Meals, is expanding to include a storefront in Bloomfield Hills and soon, nationwide delivery. BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI Developing a gourmet, plant-based meal- delivery company wasn’t always a part of Monica Notaro’s plan — she actually dreamed of beco…

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Feel Good, Inc. – Meet 3 Metro Detroit Wellness Entrepreneurs on the rise BY REBECCA GADE SAWICKI   MEGAN KLEIN – FOUNDER OF LITTLE SAINTS A delicious functional mocktail drink that provides a tiny buzz, without booze!  Click here to read more about Megan and her company, Little Saints.   MO…