“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” On Thursday, August 30, 2018, more than 40 performing artists will honor the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin during the tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at the Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre. The concert will be free to the public, but you will need to get… Read More Details About the Tribute Concert and Public Viewing Scheduled for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin
The Belle Isle Aquarium added a new (and very cute) fish to their collection: the Mbu Puffer Fish. Aquarium supporters had the chance to meet the new Mbu Puffer Fish at the “Deeper Dive: Into the Congo” fundraiser. The funds raised at the event helps with the maintenance and development of the Belle Isle Aquarium. Elijah… Read More Belle Isle’s New Mbu Puffer Fish and the Deeper Dive Series
Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been? I know the week ended on a sad note with the passing of Aretha Franklin. Our hearts are heavy with the late singer’s death. She is truly a legend and she was such a beautiful soul. We are praying for her family and loved ones during this… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/17/2018)
Hi, friends! Well, the results are in and Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock has announced the final four contestants and we’ve got the list of finalists you! Neighborhood Grocery: MegBruitt and Raphael Wright Neighborhood Grocery is bringing fresh food back to the neighborhoods with a small footprint, full-line grocery stores in Detroit,… Read More Here They Are: the Comerica Hatch Detroit Final Four Contestants!
Today we lost a true legend. Ms. Aretha Franklin passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Aretha Franklin was truly a cultural icon and her music is timeless. She inspired so many female singers from around the world. She also inspired many women and had a… Read More Aretha, The Queen of Soul
Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party is set for Friday, August 24th and you can get your tickets for HALF OFF the door price ($50)! Just use our code GOODLIFE by August 19th to get your tickets for $25. What: Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party When: Friday, August 24th Time: Party starts at 6:30… Read More Get Tickets to The Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party for Just $25!
Hi, friends! Have you been to the Michigan Science Center’s new planetarium show? Travis and I checked out the new show and we really loved it. The name of the show is Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and it runs about 45-minutes. It’s a live show with a presenter who will guide… Read More The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids
There are ten excited Detroit entrepreneurs who are hoping to win the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock. Last night, Travis and I attended the Comerica Hatch Detroit mixer where ten semi-finalists were announced! We had the opportunity to meet a few of the entrepreneurs and learn more about their businesses. Here are the Comerica… Read More Vote for Your Favorite Entrepreneur to Win the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest!
Hey! How’s it going? Are you ready to kick back and relax this weekend? I know I am! I was looking through the events featured on Facebook for Detroit and the metro area, and there seem to be quite a few fun things going on this weekend. I’ve narrowed my search down to four events… Read More 7 Cool Detroit Events (Aug. 10 – 12)
Hey, friends! Last Thursday night, Travis and I had a date night at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) in Downtown Detroit. Every third Thursday of the month, MiSci hosts an event for the “big kids”. It’s part of their After Dark series and each month there’s a new theme. June’s After Dark theme was about… Read More Date Night: Vintage Video Games at MiSci’s After Dark Series
Happy Thursday, friends! What are your weekend plans? This weekend I think we are going to go to a farmers’ market and check out a family festival in Detroit or the metro area. Travis has a lot of homework and studying for his second summer term so we’re trying to keep it a light weekend.… Read More What to Do in Detroit This Weekend (July 27 – 29, 2018)
By Kevin Alan Lamb Only you can map the measurement for what you perceive as success in your life. If you love something I recommend you harness the passion to put in the energy and effort it takes to hold onto it, and keep it present in your day-to-day life. For the third… Read More MO POP Festival 2018: Interview with MO POP Producers Dan McGowan and Jason Rogalewski
Last Tuesday, I was invited to attend Good Pitch Local Detroit at The Eastern. If you haven’t heard of Good Pitch before, it’s an international program that is an initiative of Doc Society, – a nonprofit organization that connects documentary filmmakers, journalists, and storytellers to businesses and community leaders. From my understanding of Good Pitch, they… Read More Good Pitch Local Detroit Connecting Storytellers to Change Makers
Last Sunday, Travis and I took the kids to the second annual 2018 Detroit Kite Festival at Belle Isle Park. It was a scorcher that day, let me tell you. As soon as we arrived at the event area, we were dripping with sweat. I made the terrible mistake of wearing makeup that day so… Read More We Didn’t Let the Heat Stop Us from Enjoying the 2018 Detroit Kite Festival
An unintentional theme to our week has been “Exploring Belle Isle”. We have taken a trip to the island park four times this week so far. On Friday, Michala and Zephaniah joined me for a special Metro Detroit Youth Day ceremony. Saturday and Sunday, Travis and I took the kids to Belle Isle for a… Read More Fun in the Sun at Belle Isle Park and Belle Isle Nature Center
Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD) is one day away and the kids and I are excited to attend the big annual event! This year will mark thirty-six years for Michigan’s largest youth day event. Can you believe it?! It will be our first time attending MDYD (because we’re kinda new here, remember?). I was trying… Read More Detroit Business Leader Edward Deeb Honored with Belle Isle Street, and We Can’t Wait to Attend Our First Metro Detroit Youth Day!
Calling all entrepreneurs, dreamers, and innovators! The 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock is returning for an eighth year with a $50,000 prize, courtesy of Comerica Bank. Entrepreneurs with a retail concept looking to open a brick and mortar location in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck can now submit their business plans. “The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is… Read More Less Than Two Weeks Away to Enter Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest
The New Yorker shared a pretty cool video about Detroit history called “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then and Now”. Since I’ve only been living in Michigan for three years, I found the video to be very informative. I have no clue what Detroit looked like past 2015! Every time I am in the downtown… Read More “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then & Now” – The New Yorker’s Short Video Tour of the Motor City
Summer has been keeping me very busy with taking my kids to all of the fun city activities and festivals. Sometimes it seems like the kids get to have all of the fun more than the grownups, right? Take the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) for example. It’s filled with so many educational and fun activities for the kids. We visited the… Read More Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”
What are your Father’s Day plans this weekend? We’re thinking about attending at least one summer concert and cooking out at the house. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is we like to go to outdoor concerts in the city and at the lake. It’s perfect for us because 1) they’re… Read More 10 Summer Concerts for Father’s Day Weekend