Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support the event in Ferndale?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Ferndale that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question asked back in 2010, when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third year on Nov. 24, the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jarred Gild at Western Market offers recommendations on wines to consider for your Thanksgiving dinner.
What's the best wine to go with Thanksgiving dinner? We asked that question of Jarred Gild, who you might know as the "wine guy" at Western Market in Ferndale. (Read more about him here!) He gave us some tips on choosing a wine to serve (or bring as a gift) for the holiday, and five specific suggestions to make your shopping trip even easier. 1. Chateau Cariziere Muscadet: This light, dry white wine has "a good crispness" and is organically grown. "It's what a Pinot Grigio is supposed to be," Gild says. Price: $12.99. 2. Lini Labrusca Rosato: This is a dry, savory wine that will pair well with Thanksgiving dinner. It's "not your mom's labrusca," Gild says. Price: $14.99. 3. Maison Angelot Bugey Gamay: This light, bright wine has a high …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Meet Cheryl Salinas-Tucker and Jeny Bulatovic, owners of ROUGE Makeup and Nail Studio.
There are many unique and interesting businesses that call Ferndale home, from retailers and restaurants to art galleries and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard. Each week, we'll feature a Ferndale business to learn about its roots, plans for the future and more. This week we chat with sisters Cheryl Salinas-Tucker and Jeny Bulatovic, owners of ROUGE Makeup and Nail Studio. ROUGE specializes in organic, natural nail manicures and pedicures as well as healthy makeup and skincare. Inside ROUGE's little red building at 23341 Woodward Avenue is a charming space filled with vintage, girly-chic decor. Salinas-Tucker and Bulatovic opened the business in the summer of 2010 and say they're thrilled to be in …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Check out these Ferndale-centric pages available on Facebook.
The following is a list of must-like Facebook pages in no particular order. Of course, there are many more. If you see something missing from the list, add it to the comments section!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Shop at Metro Detroit’s award-winning lifestyle store Friday from 5-8 p.m. and help prevent HIV/AIDS in Michigan.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This week, the Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC) will host a shopping event from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at metro-Detroit’s legendary lifestyle store, Leon & Lulu. Proceeds from the shopping event will help prevent HIV/AIDS in Michigan. Get a jump on holiday shopping season and explore one of Michigan’s most treasured gems – Leon & Lulu – with its fun accessories, unique gifts, well-designed furniture, and friendly and fun atmosphere. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink, Leon & Lulu provides a shopping experience unlike any other. The expansive store is serious about good design, fabulous service and great pricing. Leon & Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson, MI 48017 (phone: 248-288-3600). For more …