Cyber Monday Savings

November 29, 2015 by  
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  • 525 America – 40% off sitewide with “CYBER40” until 12.1.
  • Alexis Bittar – Take 20% off sitewide with “MONDAY” at checkout.
  • Ann Taylor – Enjoy 50% off everything plus free shipping until 12.1. Use “EVERYTHING” at checkout.
  • Bauble Bar –  Early Cyber Monday savings!  35% off with “VIP” for all the jewelry you need for those many holiday parties.  Ends at 6am EST on 11.30.
  • BCBG – 50% off regular-priced footwear and accessories through 11.30. And, buy more, save more with up to $200 off.
  • BCBGeneration – 50% off regular priced items on Monday only!
  • Echo NY – Get 25% off favorite gifts like scarves, hats and gloves. Ends on 12.1. Also, get a free booklet on how to tie a scarf with every scarf purchase.
  • Ella Moss – 40% off everything with “SURPRISE” on 11.30-12.1.
  • Emerson Fry – 45% off sitewide with “DISCOBALL” through Monday.
  • Footwear – Take 30% off sale items on 11.30.
  • Henri Bendel – Wow! 50% off plus free shipping!
  • House of Harlow – 30% off sitewide with “CYBER30” through 12.1.
  • Hudson Jeans – Get 40% off select styles!
  • Mara Hoffman – 20% off sitwide with “CYBERMONDAY15” at checkout.
  • Max Studio – 50% off full price and 30% off sale with “CYBER2015” on Monday only!

Satin Twill Paillette DressMohair Knitted Pullover

  • Modcloth – 25% off sitewide with “FUNDAY” until 12.2.
  • Nordstrom – Save up to 50% on brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Free People, Kate Spade, Vince Camuto and more.
  • Parker – 30% off sitewide when you use “CYBER30” on Monday only.
  • Scoop NYC – Get 25% off everything plus free shipping.
  • Shopbop – Buy more, save more! 15% off orders of $250 or more/ 20% off orders of $500 or more/ 25% off orders of $1,000 or more. Use “GOBIG15” through 11.30. Free shipping and free returns!
  • Sole Society – 30% off sitewide plus free shipping on orders over $30.
  • Splendid – Get 40% off with “CYBER” through 12.1.
  • Sweaty Betty – 30% off everything with “BLACK30” through 11.30. Also, get free shipping and free returns!
  • The Fashion Connector – 50% off designer women’s wear through 11.30.
  • Trina Turk – 30% off your purchase and free 2-day shipping on orders over $150 on Monday only.
  • Vera Bradley – Get 50% off sale items!


  • Andrew Marc – Save up to 75% off at the Cyber Monday Sale.
  • Cole Haan – 40% off sitewide through 12.1 and get free shipping.
  • Lucky Brand – 50% off regular priced items and 60% off markdowns + free shipping through 12.1.
  • Nordstrom – Save up to 50% on brands like Nike, Hugo Boss, Topman, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste and more. Plus, free shipping!
  • Scoop NYC – Get 25% off everything plus free shipping.
  • True Religion – 40% off plus free shipping on every order.


  • Gap – 40% off everything with “BESTCYBER” on 11.29 and 11.30.
  • Melissa & Doug – 15% off Developmental Toys/Games and Card sets.  Use “MELDOUG15” through 12.7. Also, buy one, get one 50% off sitewide. Use “CMBOGO” on Monday only.
  • Petit Bateau – 50% off sitewide through 11.30!
  • Nordstrom –  Save up to 50% on brands like Under Armour, The North Face, Mini Boden, Peek Kids, Little Me and more.  Plus, an extra 25% off select sale items and as always, free shipping.
  • Tea Collection – 30% off everything Tea and free shipping on all orders. Use “SHOPNOW” through 12.2.



  • B.Glowing – 20% off all orders of $50 or more with “GIFTS20” through 12.1.
  • Julep – 50% off sitewide when you use “YAYTODAY” until 12.1.
  • Jurlique – 25% off orders of $50 or 30% off orders of $100. Use “CYBER30” at checkout.
  • Living Proof – Purchase a full size shampoo, conditioner, styler, or treatment product, receive its travel size FREE. Ends 12.1.
  • Prescriptives – 30% off sitewide through 12.6.
  • Rodan + Fields – Shop our Holiday Bundle Sets, you’ll save 20% & they’ll arrive in gift boxes ready to go!

Beyond the Shave Kit – $162 PERFECT for the men in your life. No more razor burn, irritation, or dryness, plus a treatment to keep them looking as young as you!

The Kissable Lip bundle – $67 –  contains some of our FAVES! Lip Serum (thinning, loss of color, lines) + Lip Microdermabrasion – exfoliates lips/ feels amazing, + 2 Lip Shield -protects & stimulates collagen!
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November 29, 2015 by  
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Each year after the turkey has been consumed, Christmas goes up in our house. It felt appropriate that we put it up on the first day of advent this year.

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Our advent calendar is from Naptime Diaries.

Today I taught my 2nd and 3rd grade Children in Worship class about Advent and what the people in the Bible were waiting for. They didn’t know they were waiting for Jesus; they just knew they were waiting for someone to show them the way…someone to save them.

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I really, really love this time of year. Most of the year I consider my faith and understanding of it shaky at best. It’s so hard for me to believe because I am so very afraid. But that is maybe a different post. This time of year is all about hope.

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Hope for a better world and better people and better choices. Hope that it’s all true and that Jesus came and will come again.

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I don’t know where factual truth ends and where symbolic allegory begins. I don’t know what is historic or scientific. This time of year reminds me what faith is all about. Believing even though you can’t see with your eyes.

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The waiting time of Advent slows it all down. It forces me to reflect each day on what it must have felt like to wait and wait for a Messiah, because really, we are waiting for that now.

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I watch the news and see this world. I have felt loss and witnessed despair. But as we enter Advent, I remember that this is not it. This is not how it’s going to be forever.

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I am glad for this time of reflection and peace and tradition. I love to take this time to teach the kids about how love will always win.

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Plus this is our first Christmas as a complete family.

And that is pretty cool too.

The Importance of a Friend

November 28, 2015 by  
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Being invited over or out feels good–regardless whether I can go or not. It’s being invited anyway because she wants me there.

Insisting on taking a selfie with me because she doesn’t have enough pictures of us together feels good. Even if I look ragged and tired from shopping all day.

Asking about my family and life feels good–even if there is not much to report.

Telling me about her life and thoughts and feelings feels good–even if I don’t have advice. It’s good to feel trusted. And needed.

Being reassured that this is just a season of my life–the one with tiny kids, making it hard to get away spontaneously–and that she will be there when I can get away more feels good.

Sipping champagne and laughing about the past and giggling about the present and wondering about the future feels good because it’s in those seemingly mediocre moments that life is most joyous.

Laughter with a friend is like a warm blanket over cold feet; it’s needed and cozy at the same time.

photo courtesy of my friend Trisha and her insistence that we get a selfie at 1am.

photo courtesy of my friend Trisha and her insistence that we get a selfie at 1am.


November 28, 2015 by  
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Oh you better watch out…’cus he’s coming back to town!  On Friday December 4th 2015, Krampus is at it again with the 5th annual festive event:


Who is Krampus?  Only the swellest devil to accompany ole’ St Nick on his rounds during the holidays.  Unlike Santa, he joyfully punishes the naughty by swatting them with switches…but who doesn’t?  However, on  this day he’s a devil with a cause helping those in need with a…

 Toys For Tots & BWBD Benefit 

Bring in some new toys or cans of food and get in on the cheap (and some good feels)!  All toy donations are taken directly to a Toys For Tots center to benefit less fortunate children during the holidays and all canned donations go to Burners Without Borders Detroit to help feed the homeless (click here for details).
But he’s not stopping there with his benevolent malevolence!  He’s also helping to support local artists with a…

 Krampus Bazaar of Local Art 

Buy some swell affordable art gifts for the naughty on your list (or for your naughty self)!  You’ll find everything from small unique stocking stuffers to large original art pieces.  
And to make this a Black Friday you won’t regret, there’s also a…

 Silent Art Benefit Auction 

Generously donated by various artists of the DAMNED Exhibition,Corpus Illuminata and the Krampus Bazaaryou can bid to take home some amazing fine art while helping the homeless!  100% of all auction funds go directly to Burners Without Borders Detroit to help purchase much needed supplies to create survival backpacks for the homeless (click here for details).
But wait!  There’s also the 5th annual…

 Wreck The Halls Exhibition 

It’s an “no-so-holiday” holiday art, film & animatronics show! See the animated holiday monstrosities you’ve always wanted to see!  Take home some disturbing holiday-themed art for your upcoming family party! Watch some “not-so-cheery” holiday-themed films in the WTH Theater!
And for your “entertainment”, we once again bring you the hilariously disastrous…

 Christmahanakwanza Variety
Show Spectacular

Come experience a wild night of amazingly bad lip syncing, barely rehearsed skits and impromptu shenanigans loosely based on your favorite holiday television and film classics!  Featuring Satori Circus,Lushes LaMoan, Sofía Syntaxx, Bootsie La Fontaine, Scott Dambacher and lounge singer extraordinaire Konrad Lee!
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also…
  • A full bar with all the boozy trimmings and spiked punch!
  • Swanky holiday lounge music all night…in the lounge
  • So-bad-they’re-good vintage holiday B-movies all night
  • Demented decor by the Krampus Recrafting Antidecoration Party
  • Yummy festive food and delicacies by the Fargin Chef on-site
And THE BIG MAN HIMSELF will be present on his throne to hear how naughty you’ve been all year.  Will you get switched or candy?  That’s HIS call.


Tangent Gallery / Hastings Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI


+ Schedule +

07p – Wreck The Halls & the Krampus Bazaar opens
08p – Wreck The Halls film festival starts (& every 1.5hrs)
09p – Big K arrives giving photo ops, swattings & candy
10p – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt1
11p – Christmahanakwanza Variety Show Spectacular Pt2
12a – Bad Street Caroling outside to annoy the neighbors
01a – Last call (& bidding fight!) for the Silent Auction

+ Admission +

  • $10 with New Unwrapped Toy and/or 3 Canned Food Donation*
  • $15 for rotten stinkin’ Scrooges without either
*non-Scrooges also receive a coupon worth $5 off their purchase of $25 or more in the Krampus Bazaar!
There is no dress code but creative/naughty/festive holiday costuming welcome!


Krampus Night V – A Holiday Benefit Extravaganza
Friday December 4th 2015 – 7pm until 2am – Strictly 18+
Tangent Gallery/Hastings, 715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI
Merry Krampus and Stay Naughty!!!

+ 2015 Wreck The Halls Artists +

Brian Weirdartist Lewandowski
Darwins Daughter Couture
David Feingold
Debbee Lotito
HAND Group Studios
Julie Fournier
Gretchen Armstrong
Linda Flynn
Marie Kidd
Mel Jarvis
Rosemarie Hughes
Sofia Syntaxx
Steve Czapiewski
Vincent Trebuchet

+ 2015 Wreck The Halls Films & Filmmakers +

Alchemy – Brandon Polanco (2015 New York 15:00)
An epic transformation manifests from a seemingly routine interview.
Christmas with Billy – Christopher Kahler (2009 Illinois 09:45)
The magic of a young boy’s Christmas goes undeterred as a dangerous hostage situation unfolds around him.
Klaus – Daniel Scarpati (2015 New York 12:20)
Jack is a mall Santa who’s tired of listening to spoiled children and conjures an evil version of Santa in an attempt to teach naughty kids a lesson.
M is for Merry Christmas – Maxence Rapp (2013 France 03:21)
A family gathers around the Christmas tree to celebrate the merriest time of the year!
One Drink – Jacob Greenawalt (2014 Pennsylvania 01:37)
Everyone’s least favorite Uncle gets drunk at the yearly holiday party.
Santa’s WishList – Paul T. McGilvray (2014 Australia 04:55)
Santa and his helpers deliver presents out of Christmas eve, but one present was left undone, though all the children wished for it. For Santa to beat up the town bully, Brad.
The White Spruce – Chris Vaglio (2015 New Jersey 25:26)
It’s Christmas Eve and Guy is working the last shift at the Baumstein Christmas Tree Farm and just wants to get home when someone happens to show up.
Twas the Night of the Krampus – Donavon Thompson (2015 Arizona 10:49)
On the eve of Christmas, Santa Claus must team up with the reluctant Bill the elf, to save the President’s daughter from the terrifying Krampus.

+ 2015 Krampus Bazaar Artists 

& Merchants +

  • 9 Designs Emporium – Candles & home decor
  • B Bomb Music & Arts – Paintings, photographs & CDs
  • Brian “Weirdartist” Lewandowski – Light up ornaments, small sugar skull canvases, drawings & paintings
  • Caye Studios – Custom canvases & oddly painted items
  • clever9design – Cool photos displayed on wood blocks & original art
  • Crafty Darling – Creepy, kitchy, cute, & badass jewlery, accessories & mixed media art
  • Crystal Mielcarek Illustration – Original artwork, stickers, magnets, custom toys & more
  • HAND Group Studios – Detroit Kaiju prints & shirts, as well as custom Blythe dolls & accessories
  • Julie Fournier – Oil paintings, prints, ornaments & jewelry
  • Kia Ix Art – Ceramics, metals & mixed media
  • Mama Coo’s Boutique – Mexican folkloric with a twist
  • Motor City Nightmares – Masks, sculpture & indie movies
  • Motor City Toy Co – Puppets, toys & art with a dark twist
  • Painted Lady Trashions – Oddities & creepy goodies
  • Shanta Ambady Ceramics – Creepy & cute handmade functional ceramics
  • Vector Lab – Stickers packs, holiday cards & decorative items
  • Zachariah Messiah – Tarantula taxidermy, coffins & octopus vile necklaces


The Day After

November 27, 2015 by  
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We are fat and lazy and tired today.

I went shopping with my mom for five hours today. I am exhausted, but I have very little left to buy–most I can do online.

In a little while we will be heading out to our friends for dinner and games and general tomfoolery.

Maybe tomorrow we will put up Christmas.

Grandma picking out a football. I laughed the whole time because according to Ralphie (of A Christmas Story), a football does NOT make a good Christmas present.

Grandma picking out a football. I laughed the whole time because according to Ralphie (of A Christmas Story), a football does NOT make a good Christmas present.


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Stirling and Charles English (Photo by Peter Schorn/
Retro music fans will have three good reasons to get together this December! There will be a reunion of friends, fans, and family of the seminal '80s nightclubs Todd's and Liedernacht/City Club and a birthday celebration for Stirling - the creator of these two (and many other) nightclub new wave theme nights. The party is on Saturday, December 19, 9 pm at Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit's New Center.

The night will feature original Todd's DJ Charles English spinning music from the '80s for your listening and dancing pleasure. The night is also a party for a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit the release of a local documentary film. 

“AMERICA YOU KILL ME” is a feature-length documentary film about the pioneering work & impact of gay rights activist Jeffrey Montgomery, and the struggle for equality in the midwest. The film is in its final production stages and is scheduled to be released in 2016, once funding is completed. Stirling specifically requested that some of the proceeds go towards this important documentary as it needs to be seen and gay rights was an integral part of the Todd's legacy. The 2014 short film is here: 

The history of Todd's was an East Side gay nightclub that welcomed and transitioned into a new wave/punk dance club two nights a week by nightclub impresario Stirling in the early '80s. He then worked his magic at the old Leland House Hotel and transformed its' upstairs club into the subculture enclave Liedernacht on the weekends. This eclectic club hosted techno pioneer Derek May as a DJ followed by punk Djs on Sundays. The club still remains an underground nightspot today as the City Club and is one of the longest running clubs in the city. Stirling also helped found The Majestic Theatre, and the now defunct Sardine Bar, The Warehouse, and live music club 313.jac.

Northern Lights Lounge is located at 660 W. Baltimore in Detroit. (313) 21 & Over welcome. $6 cover with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the documentary film “America You Kill Me.”


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Mike Galbraith
The holiday season is upon us and it is time once again for "Home for the Holidaze 13: Songwriter Showcase & Charity Drive." Static Network has been hosting this night of songwriters for the past decade to benefit the community's homeless citizens and animals.

The event brings together six local singer-songwriters in one evening of acoustic music for a good cause.

Performing will be:


The donations and proceeds from the event go towards purchasing food and winter clothing items that is distributed to the homeless thru our selected charities:

Outcry Youth & Street Ministry - Brother Joe Hicks has been helping the homeless and youth in Detroit for over a decade. His nights are spent on the streets of downtown helping those less fortunate with the donations he receives. 

The Congregation of Every 1 - Local artist and philanthropist Jeff Hocking started the secular community group turned charity to help the homeless and also contribute goods to other homeless shelters for people and also animal rescue groups.

Pet food donations are also collected each year and donated to a non-profit animal rescue shelter. 

Hater Kitty Rescue Army ( is a local cat rescue group who takes care of strays, gets them health checked, and places them in forever homes.

The show is on FRIDAY, DEC. 18 at 9 pm. The venue is THE CADIEUX CAFE located at 4300 Cadieux Rd. in Detroit. Please call 313-882-8560. 21 & over are welcome. Admission is $5 with one can of people or pet food or winter clothing item or $6 without. Boots, blankets, socks and hats are much needed items this year.

Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lovers

November 27, 2015 by  
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1. Glossier Balm, Set of Three, $36
2. Pink Cosmetic Case, $20
3. Tarte Clay Matte Palette, $45
4. Deborah Lippman Polish Set, $34
5. Sugar Rose Ritual, $18
6. Elizabeth and James Mini Rollerball Set, $24
7. Benefit Cheeky Party Blush Palette, $42
8. Burt's Bees Night Cream, $14.39
9. 5 Piece Brush Set, $65


November 26, 2015 by  
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Happy Thanksgiving…

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from my three turkeys…

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to you and yours.

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We give thanks for you.

It’s Our Black Friday Sale!

November 26, 2015 by  
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EVERYTHING in entire Reware Vintage shop is 30% off. No exclusions. No coupons needed. The sale ends Monday, November 30th, so take your time if you want! It’s my way of saying thanks to you, and also “I understand if you want to sleep/eat/hang/whatever you want other than shop for a couple days”.

If you’d like to, please share the sale. Online, with your friends, however you want! You can also take the opportunity to subtle-ly point out that thing you’ve been wanting, wink wink nudge nudge.

Thanks as always for shopping here!

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