Monday, May 6, 2013
Blair Memorial Library hosted the shopkeeper for an entertaining look at how she finds products from vendors, artists and factories all over the world to bring to Clawson.
Leon & Lulu in Clawson is truly the store for everybody and nobody at the same time. Some people come from around southeastern Michigan to simply have a cup of coffee with a close friend, explained co-owner Mary Liz Curtin, while others buy from the store's massive collection of stuff collected from around the globe. Curtin shared some of her favorite places to buy from, at a Blair Memorial Library program which filled the room on Monday night. There, not only did Curtin share her experiences from around the world, she also gave a well-received history of her store in Clawson and a look at the future of Leon & Lulu. So, where do all of the fun things that fill the former Ambassador Roller Rink site come from in the first place? Here are a …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
With Small Business Saturday coming up this weekend, Patch will be highlighting a different Clawson business each day this week.
Clawson is comprised of dozens of small businesses, which help give the city its character. Each has something unique to offer and keeps customers coming back for more. In honor of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, we will be featuring a profile on a different business each day leading up to Saturday, the day that celebrates them all. Today, we take a look at Leon & Lulu, owned by Mary Liz Curtin. Name: Leon & Lulu Location: 96 W. 14 Mile Road Years in Clawson: Seven What does your business sell? "Leon & Lulu is Metro Detroit's award winning destination lifestyle store, selling furniture, gifts, clothing and decorative accessories." What does your business embody? "Shoppers from all across the southeast Michigan area come to Clawson to …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Artists' Market event benefits the Salvation Army.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Artists from across the state will congregate at Leon & Lulu to showcase a variety of handcrafted wares. 38 local artists will show their hand-made art at the juried show to be held on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 26 from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. The market exhibits more than 40 local artists with products including jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, and much more. All products are hand made in Michigan and the artists will be in attendance. The Artists' Market is a juried show offering local craftspeople an opportunity to sell their work in the warm and welcoming environment at Leon & Lulu. There is no admission fee to attend or exhibit, giving emerging artisans a high-traffic place to showcase their goods with no out-…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Shop at Metro Detroit’s award-winning lifestyle store Friday from 5-8 p.m. and help prevent HIV/AIDS in Michigan.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This week, the Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC) will host a shopping event from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at metro-Detroit’s legendary lifestyle store, Leon & Lulu. Proceeds from the shopping event will help prevent HIV/AIDS in Michigan. Get a jump on holiday shopping season and explore one of Michigan’s most treasured gems – Leon & Lulu – with its fun accessories, unique gifts, well-designed furniture, and friendly and fun atmosphere. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink, Leon & Lulu provides a shopping experience unlike any other. The expansive store is serious about good design, fabulous service and great pricing. Leon & Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson, MI 48017 (phone: 248-288-3600). For more …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's the scoop on what's happening in and around Clawson for the week of Nov. 12.
1. Not a fan of computers, or still confused on how to navigate around the World Wide Web? Come to the Blair Memorial Library Monday at 7 p.m. and let technology trainer Bart Gioia help you out in a special "Internet Basics" class. The cost is free, but please reserve a spot ahead of time. 2. Bring your children back to the library on Tuesday for "PAWS to Read". Certified therapy dogs, Grace and Riley, will be present to listen to kids practice their reading skills. The event takes place from 4 - 5:30 p.m. 3. The League of Women Voters of Michigan is sponsoring a post-election event on Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Regency Manor in Southfield. A panel of young leaders will discuss what ignited their passion to make positive change as well…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Also happening this weekend: 'The Great Pubkin Crawl' and a book-signing event at Leon & Lulu.
Are you still looking for something to do this weekend? Clawson Patch is here to help you out. We’ve got the best bets for making the most of your relaxation time.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Mary Liz Curtin receives recognition for her 35 years of experience in retail.
A notable Clawson business owner was honored earlier this month in Atlanta for a successful career in the retail industry. Mary Liz Curtin, owner of the popular eclectic furniture store Leon & Lulu, received an award at the ICON Honors ceremony before a crowd of about 900 people on July 14. ICON Honors strives to recognize global innovation in the gift and home furnishings industry each year. The awards ceremony is a collaboration between AmericasMart Atlanta, Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and national media sponsor HFN. Award winners include home and gift retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers. Curtin said she was honored to receive the award. "I so appreciate being recognized for my many years in this …
Monday, July 23, 2012
We're keeping you in the loop with what's going on around town this week.
Events Blair Memorial Library will host its Paws to Read program for youth from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Kids will have a chance to read stories to certified therapy dogs. You can register at the library or call 248-588-5500. Leon & Lulu will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone who gives blood will receive a free gift. The Clawson Farmers Market will officially open on Sunday. The market operates every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Sept. 30. There will be no market Labor Day weekend in observance of the holiday. Announcements Several organizations in Clawson are seeking volunteers and members. Check out the list of groups you can sign up for.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
A roundup of various Facebook posts from Clawson pages.
Social media has evolved into a daily dose for most people. It's how we keep in touch with our friends, relatives and stay updated on what's going on around us. So today, we pulled together a list of postings from Facebook pages with a connection to Clawson. The updates were posted within the past few days. Here's the word on the street: Downtown Clawson-Schedule Change! The Main Street workshop planned for tomorrow - Thursday, July 12th - has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 8th. The next workshop remains on July 25th from 6-8pm. Join us in making the downtown we want! Blair Memorial Library- LEGO @ your library (added 20 photos) Everyday Yoga- DIA is in Clawson and EveryDay Yoga got its piece - a piece of art: "Luncheon with …
Monday, July 2, 2012
We're keeping you in the loop on all the happenings in Clawson this week.
Meetings City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Events The Clawson Fourth of July carnival at City Park will be open from 3-9 p.m. on Tuesday. There will be amusement rides and food concessions. Admission is $2. The parade will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday and move from the Clawson Shopping Center to City Park. Check out the full schedule of events for the line-up on July 4. Blair Memorial Library will host The World of Laurel and Hardy at 7 p.m. Monday. Marshall Korby from the Detroit Tent of Sons of the Desert will speak about the lives, films, and legacy of comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. You can register for this free program in the library or by calling 248-588-5500. Leon & Lulu will host a Girls Night Out at 6 p.…