Dreams really do come true when we keep our faith and work hard toward our goals. Jenia Tanaeva is a perfect example of this. From living in the communism regime in Russia to moving to America as a single mom of two girls, Jenia’s story is a real-life modern Cinderella story, only it’s the single… Read More The Advice Actress Jenia Tanaeva Gives Moms Who Want to Achieve Their Dreams
Clayling Woods has a story to tell and she wants to share it with all who are willing to hear. The Detroit native is a playwright who loves creating stories for the theater which reflect the African American community. “We need true stories,” she told me during our interview. “That’s what my endeavor is: to tell… Read More Let’s Change the African American Storyline to Reflect More Positive Aspects of the Community
Today’s post is a guest contribution from Angel Livas, Founder & Board Chair for The Woman Behind the Business. Angel shares her experience at The Woman Behind the Business Bahamas Retreat where gospel recording artist Tasha Page-Lockhart performed and also shared her personal life journey with other female entrepreneurs. A “Different” Retreat For… Read More How Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Page-Lockhart Inspired My Entrepreneurial Journey
When I first watched The Monolith, I was completely amazed. Speechless, really. The 10-minute documentary is a film by Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. (The Woman Who Wasn’t There) and it documents New York City artist Gwyneth Leech’s art series of The Monolith— a large city building which was built right in front of her art studio.… Read More MUST-SEE: 10-Minute Documentary The Monolith Beautifully Captures the Art of Gwyneth Leech
Do you like to watch Christmas TV specials during the holidays? I think what makes the holidays so much fun is there are so many festive activities and events for you to attend. From attending holiday craft shows to viewing Christmas lights in the city, there is always something to do to celebrate the holidays.… Read More 13-time Grammy Award Winner Emmylou Harris Talks About Her Dog Rescue Bonaparte’s Retreat and Performing on getTV’s “A Nashville Christmas”
Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here. Hey, friends! How was your weekend? I had a pretty laid back weekend. Mainly, resting on Saturday and Sunday and getting caught up on some writing projects. I did get the chance to get out Friday night and catch the Death from Above show featuring… Read More The Beaches: There’s Something Empowering About Seeing An All-Female Band Perform
It’s no secret that our culture is fascinated with superheroes. From Spider-man to Wonderwoman, you can find superhero comic books, movies, and TV shows everywhere. “Heroes with extraordinary powers have fascinated people throughout history,” says investigative journalist Nadia Fezzani. “People see injustice and pain in the world and long for the idea of someone being… Read More Nadia Fezzani Reveals the Truth Behind Real Life Super Heroes
When I arrived at the Basement Burger Bar in Downtown Detroit, Apropos– Detroit-based singer and songwriter– greeted me with a hug. It was my first time meeting the singer, but it was like we had been longtime friends. He was friendly and eager to share with me his story about his new solo… Read More Getting to Know Apropos— Detroit’s Up-and-Coming Solo Artist
Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy here. Readers: Etched craft lighting should not be tried at home without the proper education on how to safely do the craft. As with any type of construction which involves electricity, it needs to be done in a very safe manner because the process… Read More Artist Spotlight: Interview with Paul Bonenberger of M1 Craft Co.
Do you listen to music while you’re working? I love listening to music when I’m working because I feel like I am more creative and productive. I like to listen to soft music, nothing too loud or fast tempo or I lose my focus. To be honest, the one time I actually get to listen… Read More What Music Do You Listen to at Work?
Disclaimer: Post may contain affiliate links. You can read the disclosure policy HERE. “Find something you love to do and doesn’t matter what it is and it doesn’t matter what it pays. Find something you love to do that [makes] you want to get out of bed in the morning.” —Steve Madden, Fashion Designer and Businessman… Read More MADDMAN: The Steve Madden Story Ann Arbor Premiere
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Haunted Houses and Things That Go Bump in the Night. Yep, it’s time for Halloween! I remember my one and only time visiting a haunted house. I believe I was a freshman in high school. My mom took my best… Read More Why Are People So Obsessed with Haunted Houses?
“Mack is ALIVE!” Artina Hardman shouted into the microphone. The crowd cheered and clapped their hands as Hardman continued to talk about the importance of coming together as a community. Soulful R&B music flowed through the speakers as children laughed and danced around. People greeted one another with a smile and warm hug. Food tables… Read More Mack is Alive
Hi, friends! Check out today’s Artist Spotlight interview with Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio! Kimberly and her sister Melissa both own the modernized vintage art shop and feature their art pieces at Black Quill Studio. Good Life Detroit’s “Artist Spotlight” will feature an interview with a Detroit or Metro Detroit-based artist, highlighting his/her… Read More Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop
Today’s blog post is a feature interview with contemporary women’s fiction writer Cheryl Robinson. Cheryl is a Detroit native and recently released her novel Until Ray, which is also set in the City of Detroit. Until Ray will be part of a trilogy and the first book is available for a free eBook download! Read… Read More Interview with Cheryl Robinson, Detroit Native and Author of Until Ray
I had just wrapped up a maternity photo shoot at the Z Lot in Downtown Detroit. This was a unique experience for me because this time I wasn’t the one behind the camera. I was the subject and the photographer was Jason Walker, a Metro Detroit-based photographer who specializes in portrait photography. I had never… Read More Detroit Behind the Lens: Interview with @thisaintjason
Street photography is one of my greatest passions. I love capturing candid moments of city life. You can get very creative with street photography and create photographs in your own style. I know there are certain “rules” when it comes to street photography, but I feel like if you capture an image or moment that really… Read More 5 Reasons Festivals are the Perfect Place for Street Photography
Do you have a favorite spot in Detroit or the Metro area where you just like to chill? For me, I’m usually found at Eastern Market, but when I am in Downtown Detroit, I love to hang out at Campus Martius. Campus Martius is my favorite summertime chill spot because there is so much to… Read More My Favorite Summertime Chill Spot in Detroit
If you’re a lover of street art, then you don’t want to miss FAILE: Size of the Fight, now showing at the Library Street Collective in Downtown Detroit! Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller created several art pieces in honor of Detroit’s “impressive comeback over the past few years.” My husband and I attended… Read More ‘FAILE: Size of the Fight’ Art Exhibit Opening in Detroit
Rua Francis’ art is shaped and influenced by her Mesopotamian and Assyrian heritage. This is evident in her artwork, as she infuses forms of Aramaic and Arabic arabesque and calligraphy art by combining the “elegant complexity of ink on paper”. Francis’ art style creates “an experiential interpretation of what ‘is’ versus what is ‘seen’ while… Read More Artist Rua Francis’ Experiential Interpretation of ‘What is Versus What is Seen’