Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kathy Leisen's Paintings and Music

Working in the shop has been an extra pleasure in the last couple weeks because Kathy Leisen's amazing paintings are hanging and her records are in heavy rotation on our turntable. It was great to have such a lovely turnout and see so many of you at the opening. If you weren't able to make it, stop in any time by May 8 to check out work from this talented Detroit artist!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Open City tonight

If you're an aspiring Detroit business owner, have already started a business, or are just interested in small business in Detroit, come to this month's Open City meeting, tonight at Cliff Bell's. We'll be there and Emily will be a part of the panel of new(ish) business owners sharing their experiences, moderated by Liz Blondy of Canine to Five. Here's the scoop:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"Detroit Business Owners Talk Shop"
- Melinda Anderson,
MeMe Design & Events
- Emily Linn, City Bird
- James Morris, DSE At Grand
- Jen Willemsen, Curl Up & Dye

Third Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 PM
Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Avenue, Detroit 48226

Hope to see you there!

Also, congratulations to Natalie Zebula of Zebula Design who won our giveaway last week! Check out the great purses in her Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for everyone for entering our gift certificate giveaway and for your great comments about Spring in Detroit. Stay tuned - we'll be having regular giveways on the blog soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

City Bird Giveaway!

Walks in Woodbridge, biking to Eastern Market, driving around Belle Isle - we love Spring in Detroit and want to hear about your favorite things to do as the weather warms up!  Comment below with your favorite Springtime activity in Detroit by 3/12 and we'll select one winner at random on Saturday 3/13 to receive a $10 gift certificate to City Bird.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Marche du Nain Rouge!

We are SO EXCITED for this neighborhood event! If you aren't familiar with the legend of le Nain Rouge, he's a mischevious little red dwarf who has been spotted rabble rousing throughout Detroit's history ever since Antoine de la mothe Cadillac attacked him in 1701. From the Battle of Bloody Run in 1763 and the great fire of 1805, to the surrender of the city in the War of 1812 and 1967 riots, legend has it the Nain has played a part in brewing trouble in our fair city for a long, long time.

Come down to the Cass Corridor on March 21st to help banish the Nain and to participate in this new tradition of purging the bad and celebrating Spring!

Stay-tuned for fun events before the parade at City Bird, Bureau and other local businesses...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Let's Save Michigan Poster Contest

If you haven't already, check out this poster contest co-sponsored by Let's Save Michigan and the Detroit Institue of Arts. The contest was inspired in part by this great exhibition at the DIA (through March 21st) of around 100 WPA prints from the 1930s. There are a lot of great finalists in the contest and you can vote for your favorites (everyday!) through March 15th. Below is Nikki Desautelle's awesome design. Nikki works with us on Wednesdays, so vote for her poster and then come say hello next week!