Tag: city life

Michigan Central Station Light Show Was a Nice Surprise

Michigan Central Station Light Show Was a Nice Surprise

My family and I found a nice little surprise in Detroit last night. We spotted the Michigan Central Station light show, part of the “Detroit Homecoming” event. I’m so used to seeing the old train station closed with not much activity going on in it. […]

Naturally Flyy Detroit Hosts Annual Natural Hair Meetup

Naturally Flyy Detroit Hosts Annual Natural Hair Meetup

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, my family and I attended We Rock Dope Hair: A Natural Hair Experience. We Rock Dope Hair is presented by Naturally Flyy Detroit, founded by sisters Jennifer Thomas and EttaFlyy Espy Thomas. Jennifer was very kind to extend an invitation to Good Life […]

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Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown

Corktown – Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is in store for an exciting event this coming weekend (May 20, 2017)! Spring Into Corktown is a new event created by Erin Gavle, owner of Eldorado General Store and founder of Spring into Corktown, which celebrates community and welcomes the […]

Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D

Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D

I enjoy exploring the city and taking photographs of city life and from time to time I share my photographs on the blog. For today’s post, I am sharing photographs of the Soul Roll, not to be confused with the Slow Roll. It was my […]

Ghost Bike on Warren Avenue

Ghost Bike on Warren Avenue

Abandoned buildings with ivy covering the windows, graffiti of a hopeful message painted on the side of a building, and bikes resting on a light pole on a busy main road in the city. This is what catches my eye, and for that very reason, […]

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

No Ban No Wall: Emergency Hamtramck Protest

Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 Hamtramck, Michigan   *All photographs by Jennifer for Good Life Detroit.    

When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You

When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You

I was really excited for my mom, sister, and nephew to visit us over Thanksgiving holiday. It was my sister (Lisa) and nephew’s first time visiting Detroit and our new home, sot it was a pretty big occasion for us. But another reason why I […]

It’s Not This Time of Year Without the Detroit Turkey Trot

It’s Not This Time of Year Without the Detroit Turkey Trot

I haven’t done a photo challenge in a while, so I thought I’d participate in the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “It’s Not This Time of Year Without…”. The Detroit Turkey Trot is perfect for the Daily Post’s photography challenge because it’s not the holidays […]

Behind the Scenes of America’s Thanksgiving Parade

Behind the Scenes of America’s Thanksgiving Parade

It’s almost time for “America’s Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit! Last year, we weren’t able to attend the parade because we had a new baby. But now Zechariah is 17 months old, we will be able to go. And what makes it even better is my […]

Youmacon 2016: Detroit’s Largest Anime Convention

Youmacon 2016: Detroit’s Largest Anime Convention

Last week, I presented Good Life Detroit’s new weekly photography series: Detroit Street Photography. Today’s street photography captures are from Youmacon 2016. They’re not necessarily street shots. Well, with the exception of one street shot, all of the other images are indoors. But I am […]

Detroit Urbex: Exploring Highland Park Ford Plant

Detroit Urbex: Exploring Highland Park Ford Plant

Detroit urbex is very popular. Many people love exploring Detroit’s abandoned buildings, houses, and other structures. These buildings and homes have such rich history. I mean, let’s be honest, Detroit has a lot of abandoned buildings and decay. From historical churches to automobile plants, you […]

15 Things I’ve Learned About Detroit

15 Things I’ve Learned About Detroit

I have lived in the greater Detroit area for a year and a half now. Since moving here, I have learned quite a bit about my new home. For example, it took me a while to understand this, but Detroit and Metro Detroit are connected but […]

Retro Dining Experience at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

Retro Dining Experience at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

I remember the first time we went to Downtown Mt. Clemens, Michigan we discovered a burger diner in the downtown area called Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers. It has a retro feel to it with it’s classic jukebox and classic arcade in the back of the restaurant. We visited […]

A Day Out at Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market

A Day Out at Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market

Being a newbie to Detroit, I am still discovering businesses and restaurants in the city. Our first year here, Travis and I visited Eastern Market for the first time in December. We went on the “Feet on the Street” tour to learn more about Detroit’s […]


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