Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s blog post is the second part to my interview with Detroit writer B. Van Randall.   The Ghetto Nerd aka B. Van Randall– or as his family and friends call him, Van– is the creator and writer of the new graphic novel series Therians The Awakening.  The Detroit writer decided to try… Read More Bringing Therians The Awakening to Life (Part 2 Interview with B. Van Randall – “The Ghetto Nerd”)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

By Jennifer Hamra Today’s interview is part one in a two-part blog series with Detroit writer B. Van Randall the creator of Therians The Awakening.  When I discover a new Instagram account, one of the things I like to do is read the person’s or company’s bio. I just love when people take the time… Read More The Ghetto Nerd: Meet B. Van Randall the Creator of Therians The Awakening

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

On a late summer night sometime in August, I met with artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker at his Black Door art studio in the Fisher Building. Located in Downtown Detroit, the Fisher Building has become home base for many Detroit creatives. Errin shares an office space-turned-art-studio with a few other Detroit artists, and occasionally the artists… Read More Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

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Waiting Until the Last Minute to Book Your Thanksgiving Flight May Save You Money

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The holidays are upon us, my friends, and that means more people will be traveling to visit their loved ones.  AAA estimates more than 1.7 million Michigan residents will travel 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a 5% increase over last year’s travel… Read More Waiting Until the Last Minute to Book Your Thanksgiving Flight May Save You Money

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Priority Health is Offering a FREE ‘Health Insurance 101’ Guide to Help Make Understanding Health Insurance Easier

Today’s post is a paid sponsorship with Priority Health. For more information about Good Life Detroit’s sponsored posts, please read our disclosure policy. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit!  It’s that time of year again. Open Enrollment Period for health insurance is here and will be open until Saturday, December… Read More Priority Health is Offering a FREE ‘Health Insurance 101’ Guide to Help Make Understanding Health Insurance Easier

Culture, Feature Story

5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

By Jennifer Hamra Tomorrow is Election Day and if you find yourself frantically searching online for last-minute tips about voting, you are not alone. Many Americans are still researching voter’s information about candidates and various issues. In fact, last night I was talking to my husband Travis about Election Day and he told me he… Read More 5 Websites to Help You with Last-Minute Tips About Voting

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Hutzel Women’s Hospital Dresses Up Newborn Babies in the NICU in the Cutest Halloween Costumes

Hi, friends! Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween yesterday. Travis and I took our kids out trick or treating and then afterward we watched Hocus Pocus while eating some yummy pizza from Randazzo. Trick or treating has been one of our favorite family Halloween traditions. The kids look forward to it every year,… Read More Hutzel Women’s Hospital Dresses Up Newborn Babies in the NICU in the Cutest Halloween Costumes

Art & Entertainment

10 Detroit Businesses Win Inaugural Commerce Design Awards

A few days ago, Design Core Detroit, a non-profit that offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses to Detroit, and AIA Detroit announced the 10 winning projects of the inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit awards. Commerce Design: Detroit recognizes 10 brick-and-mortar commercial projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and designing team. “The jurors… Read More 10 Detroit Businesses Win Inaugural Commerce Design Awards

Health

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Recognized as a Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Accredited Center of Care

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has been recognized as a Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Accredited Center of Care. This program honors medical centers in the U.S. and Canada that provide high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy. “It’s an honor to receive this accreditation as it speaks to the high level… Read More Children’s Hospital of Michigan Recognized as a Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) Accredited Center of Care

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15 Halloween Safety Tips You Need to Know Before You Take Your Kids Trick or Treating

Can you believe Halloween is NEXT WEEK?! The month of October has gone by so quickly. My kids are excited for Halloween and they can’t wait to go out trick or treating. We’re still searching for the perfect costume for the kids. Meanwhile, Travis and I are creating our own DIY couples’ Halloween costumes this… Read More 15 Halloween Safety Tips You Need to Know Before You Take Your Kids Trick or Treating

Food

Take a Look Inside the Transformation of Corktown’s Favorite Restaurant Brooklyn Street Local

Today on the blog, we’re taking a look inside the newly renovated Brooklyn Street Local, one of Corktown’s favorite restaurants! RL Concetti, interior design strategists based in Detroit, was very kind to share with Good Life Detroit their story of how they planned and redesigned Brooklyn Street Local. I hope you enjoy today’s post!  The… Read More Take a Look Inside the Transformation of Corktown’s Favorite Restaurant Brooklyn Street Local

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Rove Pest Control: Keeping Kids Safe and Getting Rid of Bugs

Today’s blog post is sponsored by Rove Pest Control in Detroit, Michigan. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! With kids, safety is definitely a priority, but is it possible to keep your kids safe while getting rid of bugs? In this post, we cover some simple tips on getting rid of… Read More Rove Pest Control: Keeping Kids Safe and Getting Rid of Bugs

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

What’s up, Detroit!  I’m excited to share with you my post about my experience at Light Up Livernois 2018! It seems like I’ve experienced a lot of firsts over the past few weeks: Murals in the MarketEastern Market After DarkMOCAD’s Intersection Series Now I can add my first Light Up Livernois to my list of first… Read More Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

Art & Entertainment, Life in Detroit

Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

The first year we moved to Michigan, Eastern Market was the second Detroit place we visited (Greektown was the first). Our introduction to Eastern Market was in December 2015 during a city tour. I registered Travis and me to take a tour of the market with Feet on the Street Tours. After spending three months… Read More Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City