Let's Get Moving
By the time this issue is in your hot little hands, we'll already be thinking about Movement 2011, and some of us will probably still be drunk. Wednesday, however, we dropped by the Movement kickoff reception at Roast alongside Jason Huvaere and the entire Paxahau crew, some industry movers and shakers, and the nicest-guy-around Carl Craig. We caught up with Barb Deyo of Deyo for Face & Body Spa and admired her fabulous engagement ring, courtesy of her fiancé, Michael Martelli. Go, girl. We also got rambunctious with MetroMixers Ese Esan and B.J. Hammerstein, Kristin Gregory, Derek Plaslaiko, Shades and more. After all the mingling and four glasses of red later, it was time to head north to Royal Oak for ...
The American (Apparel) Dream
Our favorite local hipsters (yeah, we hate that word, too) came together at the Study above Ronin Sushi to support Detroit's very own Viva Radio host Greg Baise and his latest adventure in the world of awesome: his own "La Vie C'est Chouette" (named after his show) fine jersey short sleeve American Apparel T-shirt in an awesome cream, blue, fuchsia and lava color palette. War of the Pour victor Virginia Benson made a guest appearance behind the bar, while Greg and Amanda Khoury spun a slice of their great taste in ... well, everything.
War of The Pour Continues
After a holiday hiatus, War of the Pour continues where it left off at Dooleys of Sterling Heights on Sunday, June 6th. Who will prove to be the top 'tender around this week? More importantly, who will do the splits in the bar?
Sex and the Motor City
Wednesday proved to be a busy evening for D-Days, as we found ourselves at MBarGo Nightclub in Novi for the Skyy Vodka/Sex and the City 2 party. With cocktails in every gal's (and guys', they were dragged there, too) hands, we felt as if we were thrown right into a sea of Fab Four wannabes. With all proceeds going toward the No More Naughty Knockers fund created to fight against breast cancer, giveaway prizes from Pure Romance, Estee Lauder and more, we weren't sure we cared about splitting for the midnight showing. And we are, by the way, suckers for the Patricia Field Skyy Vodka limited edition bottle.
After being buried in blips and bleeps lately, D-Days might just want to get down to some country music. And what perfect timing! Detroit-based Annabelle Road is having an album release party on Saturday June 5th at Coyote Joe's in Shelby Twp. Word is these country-western cats were signing autographs and selling merch for two hours straight after their recent performance at the Downtown Hoedown. They're leaving on tour this summer to open for the likes of Lonestar and Clint Black, so this might be your last chance to say, "I knew 'em when." We're there with boots on!
And More Style
We're still exhausted but will find the energy to drop by The Annex in Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday, June 5th and 6th for the Nash/ Dear Raymer trunk shows. D-days can't wait to lounge on chic outdoor settings from Vogue Vintage while enjoying tasty barbecue from P. Ho, sangria from Zak Yatim and party jams from DJ Captn20.
If anyone's getting us thirsty for summer these days, it's been Detroit's Traffic Jam & Snug. Seems they're hosting a new taste every week ... and on Thursday, June 3, Michigan's oldest brewpub will introduce the Dubbel Wit, which we hear is spiced with bitter orange peel and coriander (it's also ABV 8%!). Petal Shop will be strumming and the patio's open for business. $3 drafts, half off appetizers and growlers, guys. You're welcome.
For Those About To Rock ...
Make sure to head out and salute Detroit's own Dryvel, who will be celebrating the release of their full-length concept album on June 4th at the Crofoot's Eagle Theatre. These guys keep a low profile, but their blazing riffs are in your face. | RDW