Feature Story, 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

Family Life, Feature Story, Sponsored Post

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, Feature Story, 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

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Recap of Murals in the Market 2018

WHAT’S UP, DETROIT! Hope you had a good weekend. I’ve been recovering from being sick the last few days so last week’s blog schedule was a little off. That’s why today I am sharing with you my recap of the 2018 Murals in the Market (MITM). I didn’t want to not post my photographs and… Read More Recap of Murals in the Market 2018

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

By Allison Kugel Born of a revolutionary bloodline to activist filmmaker, Melvin Van Peebles, you could say that Mario Van Peebles was born to make films that nudge our social consciousness and encourage us to answer questions we hadn’t thought to ask. An actor, director and writer, Mario Van Peebles’ first foray into acting was… Read More Mario Van Peebles Won’t Stop Making Films That Matter

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10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Fall! The fall season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s boot and sweater season. Do you have any sweater trends your loving right now? I’ve been perusing various fashion sites like Who What Wear, Nordstrom, and Target to stay in the know with all of the fall trends. From a… Read More 10 Fall Sweater Trends I’m Loving Right Now

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Style

All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Eastern Market After Dark — what can I say? The entire festival was SO much fun and my head is still spinning from all of the excitement of Thursday night. It was my first time attending an After Dark event and it most definitely will not be my last! WARNING: I hope you like to look… Read More All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Culture

The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)

To all of my single-dog-loving-friends, I know the dating world can be hard sometimes. I remember the #singlelife when I was in my 20s (typing that last sentence just hurt my heart a little as I realize I’m showing my age) and it was pretty brutal at times. Just trying to determine all that you… Read More The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Last Friday, I attended a very special artist talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD): The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drummer and band member of The Roots), Chef Max Hardy (owner and chef of Detroit’s River Bistro), and dream hampton (filmmaker and writer). It was the eighth… Read More My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Family Life, Life in Detroit

Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday

On Saturday, September 22nd, Convoy of Hope will be at Bishop Park in Detroit to serve the community and those who are in need. The faith-based organization will offer $1 million in goods and services to the community. This will also include groceries, veteran services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, hot meals,… Read More Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

On Saturday (9/15/18), we attended the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival. It was held just outside of Highland Park on Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit. The theme of the festival was “Celebrating Detroit’s Past, Present and Future Through the Lens of a Camera” and the festival featured various photography exhibits from organizations such as the… Read More A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

Art & Entertainment

#FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party

Hey, friends! This is a #flashbackfriday post to when Travis and I attended the 2018 Best of Detroit Party hosted by Metro Times. We were invited to attend the fun party which featured some of the best Detroit restaurants, live music, burlesque, and dancing. Travis and I loved trying the different foods vendors featured at… Read More #FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Style

How to Own Artwork by the Murals in the Market Artists + the 2017 Our Issue Mural T-Shirt

Now that Murals in the Market (MITM) has started did you know that you can also purchase beautiful artwork and some pretty cool merch created by the MITM artists? If you check out the official MITM website, you will find a variety of art by the artists and other merchandise you can purchase. From art… Read More How to Own Artwork by the Murals in the Market Artists + the 2017 Our Issue Mural T-Shirt

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!

What’s up, Detroit?!  Our beloved 2018 Murals in the Market (MITM) is here! The Smithsonian Magazine recently dubbed Detroit’s Murals in the Market as one of the best mural festivals in the world! According to the official MITM website, 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation have produced more than 125 murals in the Eastern Market District.… Read More We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

What We Can Learn from Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj’s Feud

One of the top stories in celebrity gossip for this week has been about the Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj fight at a New York Fashion Week event. According to People.com, the two rappers got into an argument last Friday night at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party. The argument turned physical when Cardi B. screamed… Read More What We Can Learn from Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj’s Feud