This summer I got to collaborate with some really rad ladies - photographer Emily Berger of eeberger and Wolf Moon Mixer co-creator Dorota Coy. We combined our talents and got some friends together in Brush Park for an evening filled with delicious drinks and long warm golden hours.
Really grateful that Dirt loved the experience we captured and the words we collectively wrote to explain the bigger picture of what we're trying to do here in Detroit. You can read the article "Rebuilding Detroit, One Collective Sip at a Time" here.
Gotta chuckle a little at Corktown being named the most hipster neighborhood in all of Michigan according to BuzzFeed's article The Most Hipster Neighborhood In Every State, In Case You Were Wondering (AKA the places you’ll either flock to or avoid, depending on what kind of person you are.) But hey, I'll take it BuzzFeed! I do love hipster-ish things. Thanks for including us in the lineup.
Completely and utterly shocked and honored to have Eldorado General Store named Best Vintage Store in Detroit by Detroiters and Metro-Detroiters in Hour Detroit Magazine - Best Of 2016 issue.
I received the magazine at the shop and starting flipping through the pages - and was nearly floored when I read Eldorado in print. Thank you so much for everyone who voted. It really made all the hard work for the last several years worth it.
Writer Amy S. Eckert wrote a really great article for the Chicago Tribune - in which she focuses on the resurgence our neighborhood, Corktown, is experiencing here in Detroit. While it mostly focuses on the emerging dining scene, she was sure to mention some other great spots to check out in the neighborhood. And we really appreciate the love. You can read the entire article on the Chicago Tribune here.
Travel Writer and Author, Amy Eckert, of the new book “100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die,” suggests what to do on your next visit to Detroit. The Detroit News highlights 5 off-the-beaten-path things to do in Detroit - and named Eldorado as a destination not to be missed. What an honor. Read the entire article here.
It was such an honor to be interviewed and included in "States of Inspiration & The Science Behind Realizing Your Aha Moment" - an article created by Tito's Vodka and T Brand Studios for The New York Times that focuses on individuals who have listened to their inner callings and found their true passions. Read the entire article here.
It was so incredibly exciting when Design Sponge reached out and said they wanted to feature the apartment on their blog. I think I actually did a little jig in celebration. I would look through the pages of beautiful apartments and houses years ago on their site and never even fathomed I would be included. It's been truly a bucket list check off the ol' to-do list.
You can read and see the entire home tour here.
Below are some extra images not included in the feature.
Danielle from WeWoreWhat was swinging through Detroit and asked her followers on Instagram where she should go shopping to find stellar vintage pieces while in the city. (Thank you everyone who mentioned and tagged Eldorado General Store!)
It was her first stop in the city, and she left with some of my favorite pieces in the shop. Like a 1940s authentic bomber jacket - complete with a note in the pocket detailing who it belonged to - Major Stanley Sealy / 384th Tactical Fighter Wing, U.S. Army Air Force. And a vintage fur jacket, to name a few pieces.
It's always pretty rad seeing where these finds end up - looking forward to having WeWoreWhat stop back by next time she's in the Corktown neighborhood.
It was a dream come true being featured in Hour Detroit Magazine this January. Last year I made a list of goals I wanted to accomplish over the next 365 days and it was certainly awesome to be able to cross this off the list. It's a great reminder to keep reaching for the stars.
Thank you Hour Detroit for such lovely, lovely words about Eldorado and my Lost City of Gold. You can read the entire article here.
Thanks The Metropolitan for stopping by on Small Business Saturday to help us drink mimosas and highlight Eldorado in your December's issue of the magazine. It's always fun flipping open a magazine and seeing the shop in print. Cheers!
Click here to flip through the digital version of the magazine (Eldorado is on page 8 & 9).
Was so honored Eldorado General Store was included in the photo essay One Of Many - a website dedicated to highlighting creatives and their communities around the country with hopes to inspire and empower others to make the leap into the growing creative independent movement.
Click here to read about other Detroiters and their inspiring stories.
This is when I wish I kept up on my Italian lessons. Thank you so much Grazia Italy for including me in your favorites stops in Detroit. So honored.
One day a friend messaged me and said he was sitting down to his break (as a pilot for Virgin Australia), flipped open their new inflight magazine and was shocked to see Eldorado. So very grateful to be included in the eight page spread Virgin Atlantic did on Detroit and what's currently happening here in the city. If you find yourself on a flight in Australia, please snag a copy!
After announcing that Virgin Atlantic will have non-stop flights to Detroit, the airline company has really focused on sharing the wealth of opportunities and activities that Detroit has to offer tourists. They did a really awesome Neighborhood Guide to Corktown on their blog and mentioned Eldorado General Store as a destination not to be missed.
Check out the entire article about our neighborhood and neighbors here.
I'll never forget the day I sold a gigantic disco ball to the adorable Tracey Tilley . She has impeccable taste and I knew immediately we were kindred spirits. What I didn't know, however, is that said gigantic disco ball would be featured on Design Sponge less than a year later.
Take a tour of her home and check out that disco ball!