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Metro Detroit art and wine lovers celebrated local artists while sipping on delicious wines from Youngblood Vineyard at Art Leaders Gallery in West Bloomfield. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PERRY HASELDEN Metro Detroit art and wine lovers gathered at Art Le…

Shades of Pink Foundation raised funds to help breast cancer patients and survivors in Southeast Michigan at their family-friendly A Wild Time at the Detroit Zoo On May 21, Shades of Pink Foundation hosted its family-friendly signature fundra…

Women SEEN 2022 featured inspiring speakers and made meaningful connections between professional women in Metro Detroit SEEN Magazine hosted their Fifth Annual Women SEEN Conference on May 20 at the Kingsley by Double Tree Hilton in Bloomfiel…

Using his two hands, Detroit-based sculptor Austen Brantley shapes his identity and finds his artistic voices BY PATRICK DUNN / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS At 26 years old, Detroit-based sculptor Austen Brantley has exhibited work in venues a…

The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan celebrated its 70th anniversary with a signature fundraising event, “Platinum Prints: Old Hollywood” on April 23 at the Detroit Golf Club. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TERRY SHEAR PHOTOGRAPHY The elegant, black-tie…

Check out photos from the CARE House of Oakland County’s 26th Annual Circle of Friends Luncheon at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The CARE House of Oakland County hosted its 26th Annual Circle of Friends Luncheon on April 21 at The Townsen…

Julie Dawson is an altruistic artist, sharing her talent and creativity to spread love and beauty BY JENNIFER LOVY  Julie Dawson is 85 and not even close to slowing down. There’s too much to do. Besides, this prolific artist and author, photographer, designer, speaker, and lifelong volunteer…

Michael Estime, one of the best dressed meteorologists around, shares style tips, fashion must-haves and favorite places around Metro Detroit. CONTRIBUTED BY MICHAEL ESTIME In 2020, after nearly 15 years forecasting weather all over the United States, Michael Estime returned to his roots in …

Alternatives For Girls hosted its annual Role Model Celebration on March 30 at the MGM Grand Detroit. The event celebrated the accomplishments of extraordinary women in the community and the achievements of the young women AFG serves. The 2022 event theme, “Color in Dreams — Finding Purpose …

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted its annual Kidney Ball on Saturday, April 2, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel PHOTOGRAPHY BY PERRY HASELDEN The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted its annual Kidney Ball on Saturday, April 2, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. Hundreds of…

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…

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…

On Feb. 1, New Seoul Plaza in Southfield hosted a celebration in honor of the Lunar New Year. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY HANG On Feb. 1, New Seoul Plaza in Southfield hosted a celebration in honor of the Lunar New Year. The main attraction, other than delicious Korean food: the unveiling of “Our H…

On Feb. 10, the fourth annual Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer ice show — a fundraiser on behalf of the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute — took over the rink at Campus Martius Park. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DOWNTOWN DETROIT PARTNERSHIP The event featured U.S.…

Detroit artist Marlo Broughton’s latest exhibition, Long Days, No Dreams, portrays the ongoing fight for freedom and equal rights for people of color. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PERRY HASELDEN On Feb. 19, Detroit-based artist Marlo Broughton, also known as “MARLOBRO,” debuted his new exhibition at Playg…

Jennifer and Kenny Bell’s August wedding was a multicultural, multiracial, interfaith celebration of love! Jennifer and Kenny Bell of Beverly Hills got married on August 21 among 58 of their closest family and friends. Kenny, a Rocket Mortgage solutions consultant wed Jennifer, a personal as…

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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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Jordan and Ashley Oesterle’s July 2021 wedding was filled with love, family, and friends – plus the news that Jordan would be coming home to Michigan to play for the Red Wings! By Nicole Mazur Dearborn Heights native Jordan Oesterle wed his beautiful bride Ashley Dazel on July 16, 2021. Jord…

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The Twist Out Cancer reception at Detroit Shipping Company honored individuals affected by cancer in Metro Detroit. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS On Nov. 11, Twist Out Cancer held a reception at the Detroit Shipping Company to honor participants and artists in its Midwest Brushes With Cancer p…

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JVS Human Services Trade Secrets Event raised nearly $274,000 for Women to Work. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM SARKIS PHOTOGRAPHY On Nov. 11, JVS Human Services held its 13th annual Trade Secrets Event at the Detroit Marriott Troy. The event raised nearly $274,000 for Women to Work, a program that offe…

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One local reader hosted a wine party for friends, based on some of wines featured in our July 2021 Art + Wine issue Here at SEEN, we love when our readers are inspired by what we’re doing. That’s the case with Michelle McCormick of West Bloomfield, who read the story about Michigan wineries …

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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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Detroit Country Day is taking part in a groundbreaking new way to teach teachers – and students – how to learn. BY: KORIE WILKINS Sponsored by Detroit Country Day School For years, teachers taught and students learned and sometimes, there was a magical moment when a certain lesson went well …

Armond Rashad, managing partner of Jabs Gym and the founder of Run This Town shares his style and health tips. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS In 2012, Armond Rashad, then 22, started working towards a lofty goal: making the city of Detroit healthier. Growing up in Inkster, he watched his grandf…