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BEWARE OF BARGAINS
r. Alan and Blanche Mindlin of
Bloomfield Hills announce
D with pleasure the engagement
of their daughter Alicia to Joel
Columbus, son of Dennis and Ilene
Columbus of Las Vegas, formerly of
Alicia graduated from the University
of Michigan-Dearborn and is pursuing
graduate studies in counseling at
Oakland University. Joel graduated from
Eastern Michigan University with a
degree in finance and is employed at Air
International in Auburn Hills as an
inventory control accountant.
A July wedding is planned at the
Somerset Inn in Troy.
All diamonds are beautiful
but only when you view them side-by-side
can you understand and appreciate their differences.
At Karagosian we remind you that
there are no bargain diamonds, there are only diamonds
of different value, weight and brilliance.
So, when you're choosing a diamond,
sit face-to-face with an expert jeweler you can trust.
We are the best...come in and we'll prove it.
ary-Ellen and Karl Lyngaas
of Birmingham are pleased
to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Alison Nicole
to Storm Tyler Kirschenbaum, son of
Janice and Stuart Kirschenbaum of
Alison will earn a doctor of dental
surgery degree from University of
Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
this Ivlay. She will begin a general
practice residency at the VA Hospital
Storm received his juris doctor from
the University of Detroit Mercy
School of Law. He is vice president of
ISP management, the sports represen-
tation division of Turner & Turner PC
Leven and Eva Lipton of West
Bloomfield and David and
Susan Shepherd of Farmington
Hills are pleased to announce the
engagement of their children Jessica
and Matthew Elliott.
Jessica is a graduate of University of
Michigan with a degree in economics.
She is attending Moore College of Art
and Design in Philadelphia.
Matthew is also a graduate of the
University of Michigan with a degree
in computer engineering. He is a sen-
ior software developer at Marsh &
McLennan Companies in Austin,
An August wedding is planned at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
2266 Orchard Lake Road at Middlebelt . 248-682-8573
Learn more at www.karagosian.com
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A June wedding is planned at the
Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
The Larkins called it their "Manhattan
apartment"—an optimist's view of living
full-time on the second story of their
6,000 sq. ft., Bloomfield Hills colonial while
Gittleman remodeled the entire first floor and
lower-level. And it was worth it. Extending
the roofline, rearranging the interior walls
and, most importantly, adhering to their
budget, Gittleman created precisely the floor
plan they envisioned,
one boasting a formal dining room, elegant
great room, a study/den and spacious new
kitchen with breakfast nook.
"It was wonderful that they allowed me, with
my elementary knowledge, to contribute to
the design," Karen Larkin commended them. With Gittleman, commitment to customer satisfaction
drives each project. Scott Gittleman presented four distinct plans to the Larkins, determined to
capture their unique vision.
"I compliment their persistence and patience," she remarked. And also their creativity, which
inspired innovative touches such as a custom archway pocket door set in a column to section off
the laundry room.
Alas, no longer in their "Manhattan apartment," the happy Larkins are still the toast of the town,
with exquisite new space to host large parties, and hostess, Karen, returning to gourmet cooking.
While some take Manhattan, others take their dreams to Gittleman, who'll stop short of nothing to
make them a reality.
Just ask the Larkins
28580 ORCHARD LAKE RD., SUITE 102
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48334
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