What’s more fun than the brand new 2020 Ford Escape? Driving it. To celebrate the launch of the new compact SUV, we’ve asked a few more of our Detroit friends to share their favorite escapes—as well as their favorite escapes from Detroit. Because sometimes flying is cool too. 

Takeaway: With this much talent, there actually is no reason to escape Detroit.  


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Rita Sayegh

Rita Sayegh

Rita Sayegh  

Occupation? Curator + Buyer of unique retail goods. Currently, the co-Proprietor of Sabine, the luxury goods shop at the Siren Hotel.  

What keeps you in Detroit? Our independent creative community. I’ve been living in Detroit for nearly 25 years, and there has always existed a close-knit community of dreamers and doers. We have vision and imagination in order to create opportunities that are not readily available, and we have the drive and support, from each other, to make them happen. I hope that never changes.

Favorite Detroit escape? I’ve taken some rowing classes at the Belle Isle Boat Club. Gliding along the Detroit River reveals an unexpected view of the city—it reminds me how much I love Detroit’s proximity to the water and its not so obvious beauty

Favorite escape from Detroit? Paris is my idea of a cultural mecca. It’s a city that respects its history and holds art and culture in the highest esteem.  

 

Brian Oscar

Brian Oscar

Brian Oscar aka Wrcklés  

Occupation? Multidisciplinary Creative  

What keeps you in Detroit? The creative community. The people I’ve been coming up with have learned a lot here and also created a lot. I’m invested in the city and seeing it grow. 

Favorite Detroit escape? I’d have to say Belle Isle, but The DIA is a prime location for all seasons. 

Favorite escape from Detroit? Brooklyn. NY will always have a place in my heart—and it’s one I love returning to. 

 

Jon & Ash

Jon & Ash

Ash Nowak 

Occupation? Nightlife Architect. 

What keeps you in Detroit? It’s home! Nothing feels better than that.  

Favorite Detroit escape? Belle Isle Conservatory Cactus Room.  

Favorite escape from Detroit? Our cute next-door neighbor, Windsor. 

Jon Dones 

Occupation? Creative Polymath. 

What keeps you in Detroit? The people, the creators. 

Favorite Detroit escape? Any of the tennis courts around town. 

Favorite escape from Detroit? Toronto, Atlanta and Miami. 

 

CanDace Johnson

CanDace Johnson

CanDace Johnson 

Occupation? Director of Digital Content, Hi CanDace, where I specialize in content strategy for lifestyle brands 

What keeps you in Detroit? My partner and I own a home here, I love the community and I love that I am a stone’s throw away from nature. 

Favorite Detroit escape? Belle Isle; I love to take my dogs here, scout for eagles and take long walks.  

Favorite escape from Detroit? New York. I left there four years ago to return to Detroit—and now find it so much fun to visit.   I get to visit my friends, go to my favorite places and experience the city as an insider, not a tourist. 

 

Sean Patrick

Sean Patrick

Sean Patrick  

Occupation? Owner of Willis Show Bar, Creative Director, Deejay. 

What keeps you in Detroit? Endless possibilities that we can bring to life here. 

Favorite Detroit escape? Cranbrook Museum & Campus and Belle Isle. 

Favorite escape from Detroit? Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, Colorado, Big Bear, California & Puerta Vuerta, Mexico. 

 

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