Our favorite shopping picks for women, men,
the home and more.
By Lynne Konstantin
his chilly January, hunker down in
out-of-the-ordinary warmth and
beauty with these cozy blankets
Founded in 1870 in remote Prince
Edward Island, Canada, MacAusland's
Woolen Mills is still crafting gorgeous
blankets of extraordinary quality.
Of its 100-percent virgin wool, the
VILLAGE WOOL BLANKET ($250;
$224 for members), custom made for
the Henry Ford, 60 percent comes
from the merino sheep raised on
Firestone Farm (shown) in Greenfield
Village. Greenfield Village Store,
Dearborn Museum Store, Dearborn
(313-982-6114); Online Shop (giftshop.
Invest in exquisite design and
decadently sumptuous craftsmanship
with Rani Arabell's AMALFI THROW
($1,275), crafted of pure spun
cashmere in a shell weave. A Touch
of Lace, Bloomfield Hills (248-645-5223;
Silky soft and snuggly, Restoration
Hardware's LUXURY PLUSH THROW
($59) is available in an assortment
of delicious hues — and affordable
enough for every room in the house.
Area Restoration Hardware stores
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j ewelry and beautiful
pieces can be yours
for less than you
New Year's Eve Happenings
he Yenta asked her friends where the best places to be are this New
Year's Eve. Many, such as Linda Finkelberg of Huntington Woods, will
be home celebrating with friends. But for those who like to paint the
town, Mindy Krigel of West Bloomfield recommends St. Andrew's Hall in
Downtown Detroit for the Ball at the Hall sponsored by ComePlayDetroit.
(Tickets: $25-$75, available at LiveNation.com ). You can also celebrate
New Year's Eve Motor City style at "The Drop" in Downtown Detroit at
Compuware and Hard Rock Cafe (Tickets $100 and up; info http://
motorcitynye.com ). Also Downtown, join the Detroit Princess Riverboat
for a "Rock The Boat" New Year's Eve cruise ($65; board at 8 p.m., cruise
at 10). The Filmore Theatre in Downtown is offering the Resolution Ball.
Entertainment includes high-wire acrobats and roving illusionists, a mid-
night buffet with pizza and Coney dogs, and a champagne toast as well
as six big screens tuned to Times Square (Tickets: $30 for late-night pass
to VIP tickets for $100). The Magic Bag in Ferndale is having a "Mega '80s
New Year's Eve Bash" ($25 starting at 8 p.m.). Have fun and be safe!
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