All posts by Athena Cocoves

Fireflies on the Water at Toledo Museum of Art

Yayoi Kusama established her groundbreaking artistic vision almost seven decades ago, yet, at age 90, she’s the most Instagrammable artist at work today. Join other art-lovers, who relish in the opportunity to post pictures of their experiences with her work, when Yayoi Kusama’s site-specific installation Fireflies on the Water debuts at the Toledo Museum of

December 2019—Biz Buzz

ANN ARBOR Find colorful waffles, printed “selfieccinos,” bubble tea, espresso, and other vibrant treats at BeanBerry Cafe, now open at 305 S. Main St., by E. Liberty St. 7am-9pm, Monday-Thursday. 7am-10pm, Friday-Saturday. 8am-8pm, Sunday. 734-929-2415. facebook.com/BeanBerryCafe After working closely with board-certified plastic surgeons in Ann Arbor, and spending 14 years as an expert in the

If you can’t DIY— just buy

Full disclosure: most of my holiday shopping is done in a full-on, Supermarket Sweepstakes-style fugue state during Handmade Toledo’s Maker’s Mart. I never know who I am buying for, but I always see enough cute stuff to know I can satisfy a handful of friends and family with the DIY and handmade goods. Fortunately, the

November 2019—Bizz Buzz

2 Dandelions Bookshop has opened in downtown Brighton. The independent bookstore, which carries a wide selection for all ages and reading levels, is owned by Jeanne Blazo, a retired kindergarten teacher, and Jeri Kay Thomas, who also teaches at Spencer Elementary. 10am-8pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Noon-5pm, Sunday. 209 W. Main St., Suite 105, Brighton. 810-522-5310. facebook.com/2DandelionsBookshop The

Goodbye, Bona. Hello, Bobcat.

On Sunday, September 15, Ypsilanti’s cozy neighborhood eatery, Bona Sera, located at 200 W. Michigan Ave., served its last brunch. In October, the historic downtown district space will reopen as Bobcat Bonnie’s, a popular Corktown-based gastropub. The two-story property is currently being transformed to better fit with the style of the Detroit-based restaurant’s other three

Ele’s Place Offers Support Groups and Programs

1 in 12 children in the state of Michigan will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the age 18, and the community-based nonprofit Ele’s Place seeks to help those grieving children and teens by providing peer support groups and programs. Through the organization’s A Home for Healing Hearts campaign, Ele’s Place was