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With the holidays around the corner, gift ideas can often be hard to come by – especially for the Detroit-centric receiver. What do you get for the sports nut that has every game-worn jersey or the DIY pro who makes gifts before you can buy it for her? It’s hard enough to come up with gift idea for your parents who have been around long enough to collect a plethora of unwanted, useless things, luckily, you can kick back and relax this season, because we’ve got you covered. We introduce to you, the…


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Chic, eclectic and surprising are all words that describe the Peacock Room, one of Detroiters’ favorite boutique shops.

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DSO LiveFromOH logoThe Detroit Symphony Orchestra is making classical, jazz and pop music more accessible to the public than ever. The community-supported orchestra, directed by Leonard Slatkin, is offering new, low-cost “Detroit Rush” tickets, as well as free community concerts, live webcasts and a smartphone app for iPhone and Android platforms.

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Victora ArajThe following is a guest post by Victoria Araj, writer for Quicken Loans and Managing Editor and Publisher of the Quicken Loans Zing Blog. With degrees from MSU and U of M, her allegiance to the Mitten State is indisputable. She loves politics, decorating, photography, fashion, music and the Detroit Red Wings. With a camera always in-hand, you’ll likely find her snapping photos of Detroit while hanging out with family and friends.

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My friends often say, “Hey, you’re my Detroit connection, what’s going on this weekend?” Or, if they are visiting from out of town I hear, “We’re doing cool stuff when I get there, right?” After hearing this time and again, I wondered if anyone else out there needed help figuring out what to do on any given weekend in Detroit, besides the typical sporting event.

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The following is a guest post by Amber Hunt, and originally appeared in Visit Detroit Magazine. If you’re interested in being a guest blogger with Visit Detroit, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line: Guest Blogger.


"I love my commute to work. Yeah, I said it."


Most people would compare their commute to getting a root canal or listening to the sweet sound of a baby screaming. But not me. Some days I drive the 10 miles from Ferndale to Quicken Loans' headquarters on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit; other days I take the bus. But my favorite way to get to work is by bike.

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