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American Girl Pop-Up Store Returns to Twelve Oaks Mall

The temporary American Girl store is returning to Twelve Oaks Mall this summer. They don’t have an opening date set yet, but the details are in the press release below: AMERICAN GIRL TEMPORARY STORE OPENING Popular Retail Site Opens at Twelve Oaks Mall This Summer WHAT:                 Grab your girl (and her favorite doll) for a trip …

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Briarwood Mall

New Stores Coming to Briarwood in Summer 2017

New stores are opening at Briarwood Mall this spring. New stores include Love Culture, RJ Heavenly Delights, and more. With a daughter rapidly approaching her teen years, I was excited about Love Culture, a teen store. Then, I looked at their website. I don’t see us shopping there. I definitely wouldn’t consider young teens to be their market. …

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Briarwood Mall

Vans & PlayLive Nation to Open at Briarwood Mall

Any Vans fans? They are opening a new store in Briarwood Mall. Also coming to Briarwood Mall is PlayLive Nation. From their website, all locations offer XBOX One gaming and some locations offers board/card games as well. I’m hoping the Ann Arbor location also offers board/card game. See the press release below for more details: …

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Art Inspired Monday Summer Reading Recommendations

6 Art Inspired Summer Reading Recommendations

Since this week is the Ann Arbor Art Fair, I decided to focus today’s Monday Summer Reading Recommendations on Art Themed books. I would like to thank my two readers who responded to my Facebook request for art themed books. I have arranged the books by reading/interest level starting with a board book. Disclosure: Support Ann …

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Bookstock 2016 - May 15-22 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia

Bookstock 2016 – Metro Detroit’s Largest Used Book Sale

Last month I was invited to lunch at WDIV (Channel 4) to learn more about Bookstock 2016 which is happening this weekend. About Bookstock 2016 Bookstock is Metro Detroit’s largest non-profit used book and media sale. It is held at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place which is a convenient drive from Ann Arbor. Proceeds from the sale …

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ivivva Athletic Wear Store To Open in Twelve Oaks

Are you looking for great activewear options for your daughter? I know we are always looking for good sports shorts/skirts for my daughter’s soccer practice and games.  lululemon has created the ivivva line of athletic wear for girls sizes 6-14. They are opening a new store in Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi this weekend.  See their press …

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Briarwood Mall

Freshii Celebrates Grand Opening at Briarwood Mall with a Benefit for Flint Water Crisis Victims

Freshii opened their first Ann Arbor location at Briarwood Mall in November with little fanfare. Now that the holiday rush and winter doldrums have passed, they are holding a Grand Opening Celebration with a Buy One, Get One Free entree (minus the protein) promotion this weekend. Additionally, they will be contributing 5% of their proceeds this …

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2016 North American International Auto Show

2016 NAIAS Auto Show

The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Saturday, January 16 and runs through Sunday, January 24. The NAIAS is held at Cobo Center in Detroit. We have attended several times over the years, most recently in 2014. We will probably skip the auto show this year since my husband and I both have cars that …

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New Store – Dear Prudence – Opens at Arbor Hills

The new store Dear Prudence has opened in Arbor Hills Shopping Center. This is the second location for the fashion and jewelry store whose original location is in Grand Rapids.  Wednesday night’s Halloween Spooktacular Why Not Wednesday? at Arbor Hills on October 21 from 6-8p would be a great time to check out the new store. The press …

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