Archive of ‘Explore by Location’ category


Been crazy busy this holiday season and need to relax? Sole Serenity is the place to do it! It’s a hidden gem and my favorite medi-spa for a facial – but they offer a wide array of other spa services in a SUPER clean, professional and relaxing environment. I would highly recommend spending some time there to unwind during the craziness of the next few weeks – they are even offering holiday specials!



The reason I called Sole Serenity a hidden gem is because you wouldn’t just drive/walk by and see it. It’s tucked away in a medical building on Commerce Rd. Once you arrive at 9640 Commerce Rd #204, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382, you pull around the left hand side of the building and will see the main entrance. From there, you take the elevator to level two and make a right and you will see the spa.



Sole Serenity is a medi-spa which means they blend medical technology with traditional relaxation to create an experience that rejuvenates your skin while easing your mind at the same time. Best of both worlds, right? The prices for their basic services (signature facial, mani/pedi, massage) are very reasonable. But there are other services you can add on that are on the pricier side but have incredible results! They offer a wide variety of peels and laser treatments that work wonders – the wonderful estheticians (I recommend Carri) will help you decide what’s best for your skin. They also offer a Sole Sisters membership where you pay $59 per month and choose choose from one of three spa services (facial, mani/pedi or massage) valued from $75-$85, plus 20% off additional services and 10% off products! Click HERE for their full menu of services.


I absolutely LOVE this spa. Not only do they offer amazing spa services in a relaxing and clean environment but the products (SkinCeuticals) they use are incredible and the estheticians are super knowledgeable and get results.Take advantage of their holiday specials and see for yourself!




Real Detroit Events and The Detroit Mercantile Co. present the Mitten Market on December 15 from 3-11pm at Royal Oak Farmers Market. Shop with 100+ Michigan art, vintage, maker, design, and food vendors – plus a pop-up coffee house, food trucks, and pet-friendly fun (well-behaved pets welcome) with a Santa Paws holiday pet picture booth, Tito’s Handmade Vodka bar supporting SE Michigan animal rescue charities, holiday DJ sets, and much more! All FREE at Royal Oak Farmers Market on Friday, 12/15.

mitten market


One in four girls will experience child sexual abuse. These broken, abused children, if not given the opportunity to heal, grow into broken adults who are vulnerable to many of society’s injustices. Joanne Ewald, survivor and founder of Mend on the Move, hopes to help break the silence of abuse and trafficking, empower survivors, and be their voice until they become strong enough to find their own.


Products are created at a recovery home in Detroit called Samaritas Heartline where the women live.  Soon they will have a mobile studio which will house all their equipment and tools and up to six of their makers can actually create inside it!  They will also use it as a retail space for markets and events (look for them at Eastern Market).

Customers can purchase items on their online shop and at various art shows, awareness events and speaking engagements they  do throughout the year, as well as retail locations Made Studio + Market in West Bloomfield and Finding Roots in Howell.


All their jewelry all retails for under $30, most expensive item they sell is the leather cell phone sling for $32. They use car parts which are very inexpensive and the leather is donated so we spend as little on our materials as possible and more for our makers’ hourly wages.

On The Move Key Chain.

On The Move Key Chain.


The most important thing for customers to know about the products is that they are providing an opportunity for women recovering from abuse and addiction to feel good about themselves again.  Working for Mend on the Move builds their confidence, provides skills, promotes accountability and is a stepping stone for future employment.  In addition, they also feel strongly about promoting our makers into leadership roles within Mend on the Move.

Mission and more information from the Founder.

The inspiration behind Mend on the Move came through my own journey of faith and healing from childhood abuse.  But that process took years and the true work did not begin until I was 40 years old.  My heart goes out to women carrying the shame and burdens associated with unhealed abuse.  I am a jewelry artist and I have always been intrigued by social enterprises which provide creative means for people to help themselves.  Mend on the Move became my vehicle to serve others who struggle like I once did.

This is the common story of the women we serve through Mend on the Move.  It is also my story and why I was inspired to start Mend on the Move. I, too, am a survivor of child sexual abuse. But I was one of the fortunate ones. My abuse did not lead to trafficking, addiction, homelessness or domestic abuse.  I have been able to heal. My heart aches for those women who are still trying to find their way.

In conclusion, the majority of our Makers were first abused as children, as was I.  It sets them up for further abuse and addiction later on in life.  The poor choices often lead to incarceration. The irony of abuse is that so often it is the victim’s life, not the abuser’s, that is destroyed by abuse.  It is the victim who lives with shame and unworthiness.  As a part of our mission, we hope to help break the silence surrounding abuse.


Neighborhood SEEN Magazine is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a pop-up shop! This event will make it easy to check everyone off your gift list while supporting the local boutiques, businesses and designers in our community. We have included all the detail below and would LOVE to see you there!

Seen Magazine Pop-Up Shop Details:


Who: SEEN Magazine is partnering with the Reyes Projects Gallery to bring you the ultimate shopping experience.

What: “Shop Local for the Holidays” Pop-Up Shop experience. Gifts will be organized into  ‘shops’ based on who you need to buy for — kids and teens, hostesses, foodies, fitness buffs, outdoor lovers and more… how great is that?

Where: Reyes Projects, 100 South Old Woodward, Birmingham,  Michigan 48009. Corner of Maple and Old Woodward, in the heart of the downtown Birmingham shopping district.

When: Friday, November 3, 2017 10am – 9pm & Saturday, November 4, 2017 9am – 7pm.

Give back: A percentage of proceeds will go to Detroit Goodfellows. This year, 34,000 children in Detroit, Harper Woods, Highland Park, River Rouge and Hamtramck will get holiday gift boxes filled with clothing, candy, books, toys and more. They also do more than make sure kids aren’t “forgotten” one day each year. Enhancing their lives with shoe and dental programs, camperships and scholarships to Wayne State University. Because regardless of what day it is, “forgotten” is no way to feel.

Participants: Found Objects, Caruso Caruso, Guys N’ Gals, Scout – Royal OakPaula & Chlo, Orleans + Winder, Anuja Tolia, CapriciousElla Designs JewelrySundance Shoes, Kiloh & Co., Ruby’s BalmGazelle SportsBateel USA, John Varvatos, dolce MODA, Sfumato FragrancesFranklin Village Boutique, SharklionBundled


I have always been a HUGE fan of Joe Muer Seafood. Whenever a special occasion or celebration came up, it was place I suggested. But for so long, the only location was in Detroit – which is wonderful but quite the drive for some people. So I was extremely excited to hear about the Bloomfield Hills location opening – now whether you are in the suburbs or downtown, you can enjoy this upscale, phenomenal restaurant.


The new location is located at 39475 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, right next to The Kingsley Inn. There is valet available or parking in front or on the side of the restaurant.

The beautiful exterior of Joe Muer Seafood.

The beautiful exterior of Joe Muer Seafood.


Joe Muer Seafood has won award after award for best seafood restaurant, restaurant of the year and more. So their prices do reflect the amazing seafood and spectacular service. Entrees range from $35-$90 but they do offer some incredible happy hour drink and appetizer specials.

The sushi is always fresh and unique.

The sushi is always fresh and unique.


The vibe is my favorite part of this restaurant. The elegant ambiance, live music and top of the line service makes any night spent as Joe Muer Seafood feel like a very special one.

The decor and ambiance is stunning.

The decor and ambiance is stunning.



Calling all pizza lovers! We’ve teamed up with Buddy’s Pizza, the original Detroit-style pizza, to offer one lucky winner a free 4 square cheese pizza voucher & $25 gift card to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of their Ann Arbor location this month as well as National Pizza Month. To get more information on the opening of the Ann Arbor location, be sure to follow them on Facebook. To enter to win FREE pizza, read the simple directions below!IMG_6034Giveaway info:

Entering is easy. Head to our Instagram account (@chickinthemitt) and follow the simple directions. One winner will be selected at random and given the option to have the gift card and voucher shipped to them or a pizza loving pal of their choice. Giveaway ends Monday 10/9 at midnight- winner announced Tuesday morning.

Good luck!


Combine a love for Detroit with being in a number of weddings and you get the cutest local shop we’ve come across in awhile. Amanda Adamcheck created Kiloh + Co, a simple, classic and chic online boutique and Etsy shop that we know will make you swoon!

The Wedding Shop

Wine Sippy Cups: 12.50 each. These are my personal favorite and the most popular item that she sells. They are perfect for weddings, bachelorette party, or just a day at the lake or on a boat! You can custom and personalize with names or a short phrase. All tumblers have a white/frost lid with the option of white, rose gold, or gold vinyl writing and come with a straw. She also offers stemless wine glasses and champagne flutes.

Wine Sippy Cup

Wine Sippy Cup.

Coffee Sleeves 2.50 each or Custom Canvas Bags 15 each. The custom coffee sleeves and canvas totes are the perfect gift for you bridesmaids, maid of honor, mother of the bride or groom, or your bestie. It’s also a great grab bag for bachelorette party weekends and photo opps on the big wedding day!

Tote Bag.

Tote Bag.

Detroit Love Collection

Detroit Tshirt 25 each or Sweatshirt 40 each.  These adorable shirts are perfect for all those who love Detroit, the city, Detroit sports, and more.

Detroit Shirt.

Detroit Shirt.

Detroit Love Mug: 16 each. Show your love for Detroit and coffee with this adorable mug!

Detroit Love Mug.

Detroit Love Mug.


Olga’s Kitchen in Royal Oak will be celebrating THE OLGA as she turns 91 with a special birthday celebration on Tuesday, May 23rd.



Olga’s Kitchen. 30332 N Woodward Ave. Royal Oak, MI 48073

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.


The party is open to the public so join them from 2-3pm as they share a special video & woo her with a cinnamon sugar Snacker birthday. Guests are encouraged to celebrate in the following ways:

  • Bring a birthday card for Olga and receive FREE cinnamon sugar Snackers!
  • Share an Olga’s Kitchen memory on Facebook or Instagram, via @olgaskitchen, and up to 10 winners will be selected as VIP guests!

In case you aren’t able to make it to the Royal Oak location, guests can visit any of the 26 locations and receive two free classic side items with any purchase, like a small Olga salad, side curly fries, cup of peasant soup, or a cup of broccoli soup. (This offer is valid at any location, for dine-in guests only, and only on 5/23/2017).

Moms are Beautiful GIVEAWAY!

Mother’s Day is one week away so we HAVE to tell you about this week’s GIVEAWAYS sponsored by our gifting company, Bundled. We teamed up with some pretty cool Michigan womenprenuers to create the perfect mommy & baby bundles!

Entering is easy. Head to our Instagram account (@bundledmi) and follow the simple directions. Winners will be selected randomly and given the option to have the bundle shipped to them or a momma of their choice!

Giveaway 1 will run from Sunday 5/7 through Monday 5/8 at 10am & includes:

Giveaway 2 will run from Monday 5/8 through Tuesday 5/9 at 10am & includes:

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