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This issue discover a few of our favorite Detroit businesses with The BLAC® List. Spend some time looking for Detroit landmarks with the gorgeous cover illustration from Mario Zucca and get your talking points together as we delve into Critical Race Theory. And, be sure to flip to page 14 to discover classic cocktails made with Black-Owned Spirits.
Our inaugural suite of BLAC StyleMakers on the cover, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, (Page 40). Explore the culture of non-monogamy (Page 44). You’ll also find watermelon-forward recipes (Page 14) and learn how artist Mario Moore uses the idea of space in his work (Page 20), among other offerings.
We’ve got 10 pages of photos, shot by Lauren Jeziorski, that perfectly capture the spirit of the summer hangout, complete with the recipe for a boozy yet festive punch. Summertime also means travel, and we’ve got you covered from swimwear and other chic but easy suitcase staples, to where to eat, sleep, play and nuzzle up to nature across the Midwest.
In May, we’re spotlighting Detroit’s Black entrepreneurs who all gave us beautiful insight into what fuels a business owner. This Mother’s Day, while we celebrate the mothers, we also want to acknowledge the millions of women who are struggling with infertility, an issue that affects Black women more often than white women. We check in with Black-owned wine brands and TLC reality stars, plus much more.
For our cover story, we ventured to Palmer Woods and to a midcentury home built in 1959, the first residential project by the late architect Irving Tobocman who designed 400 structures across the world before he died in 2017. Over the years, the current homeowners filled the space with works of art collected during their travels and pieces of sentimental significance.
To cap the year of the bizarre, we thought we’d recall the spirit of seasons past. By now, we’d be in full fashion swing with holiday parties, fundraising galas and charming stage shows to attend. There will be none of that, but we thought why not play dress up anyway with 13 pages of lavish looks?
As we look ahead to a new season (actually and metaphorically), let’s also peer back in time. Flip through our noticeably more robust issue and discover 12 pages of fall looks that evoke the funk and foxiness of the 1970s (Page 32). Was there a decade that better combined sophistication and cool?