Judy Rose Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 7:13 AM EDT Sep 22, 2018 This lavish mansion on 11½ acres is a showcase of luxury embellishments — ornate coffered ceilings, lavish plaster work and opulent spans of mahogany trim. Its breakfast room rises to second-story windows. Its theater feels like a small cathedral. It was the passion project of one of southeast Michigan’s large luxury home builders, especially the wife in the couple. The home’s second owner, a friend of the first, says she even clashed with the architect, Dominick Tringali, known for flashy, ornate work, to make things better, more special. For example, she did not want today’s staple, a showy staircase when you enter the foyer. Instead she wanted to show hospitality by making the first view the elegant dining room. She didn’t want the back entry to be downgraded as a service entrance, the second owner said. “She said ‘That’s where I enter the … [Read more...] about For $7.5M, you get room to entertain 350 in Bloomfield Twp.
A SINGLE mother and food blogger turns amateur sleuth to unravel the mystery of her best friend's disappearance in the sinfully entertaining comedy thriller, A Simple Favour. Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy, blends a fruity cocktail of Hitchcockian whodunnit and gnarly black comedy, garnished with generous twists of spite and betrayal. Think Gone Girl with killer one-liners and perfectly shaken martinis and you'll be close to the lip-smacking delights of a battle of the sexes in small town suburbia, adapted for the screen by Jessica Sharzer from Darcey Bell's novel. Pitch Perfect powerhouse Anna Kendrick captures the tics and tenacity of her socially awkward homebody, whose well-ordered routine is thrown into disarray when the most glamorous woman in town vanishes without trace. She contrasts sharply with Blake Lively's lost matriarch, who makes her entrance in lustrous slow motion, strutting elegantly beneath an umbrella during a torrential downpour dressed in a … [Read more...] about Film review: Comic whodunnit A Simple Favour is sinfully entertaining
Judy Rose Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 7:17 AM EDT Sep 8, 2018 On a secluded street with just a handful of neighbors, this 9,000-square-foot colonial home is one of the finer houses of the Grosse Pointes. It’s set behind a tall hedge on 2.4 landscaped acres with a pool, pool house, men’s and women’s dressing rooms, a brass door, a four-car garage, two koi ponds and a carriage house apartment. It has two first-floor bedroom suites, seven suites altogether. Upstairs, the owners’ suite has a 20-foot walk-in closet, an 8-foot walk in closet, a 16-foot dressing room or fitting room. All these rooms, and the other bedrooms as well, have extensive built in closets and drawers — storage for a very large household. The floors have beautiful wood effects — wide planks, pegs, herringbone, an inlaid medallion. Crown molding is deep. There are two built-in bars — one in the family room, one upstairs in the fitting room. … [Read more...] about Grosse Pointe Farms home was made for entertaining
PUBLISHED: 08:46 27 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 27 August 2018 Last year's Aylsham Show. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2017 A Bank Holiday event which has been one of the centrepieces of Norfolk’s rural calendar for more than 70 years returns today with a diverse range of countryside attractions and family fun. Aylsham show 2017. Picture: Nick ButcherThousands of visitors are expected at the Aylsham Show, which runs from 8am to 5pm at the Blickling Estate, with features including traditional displays of farm livestock and heavy horses, a sheep show, art marquee, a World War One display and a balloon flight.There will also be well-known chefs and local delicacies in the cookery theatre and food hall, while the sideshows and exhibitions include classic cars, bowmen, military vehicles, aviculture, dog training, and the police horse unit.Michael Gamble, show president, said of the event, which each year attracts about 17,000 people: “It’s a fabulous day at one … [Read more...] about Aylsham Show promises a diverse range of Bank Holiday entertainment
JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- A source close to the investigation says a mass shooting during a video game tournament at a Jacksonville, Florida, riverfront mall has left four people dead.A gunman opened fire Sunday during an online video game tournament that was being live-streamed from a Florida mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals, authorities said.The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office did not immediately confirm the number of dead at the Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops along the St. Johns River. At least one suspect was dead after the attack on the video football tournament, which was held in a gaming bar that shares space with a pizzeria. Viewers could watch the games online and see the players.The sheriff's office used Twitter and Facebook to warn people to stay far away and to ask anyone who was hiding to call 911."We are finding many people hiding in locked areas at The Landing. We ask you to stay calm, stay where you are … [Read more...] about Multiple dead including suspect following mass shooting at entertainment facility hosting video game tournament