Spring arrives in Michigan when it’s ready – but the professionals at Western Market make it official when they reopen the Floral and Garden Center on Saturday, May 5. The Ferndale-based, independently-owned market expands its focus from fresh fruits and vegetables, craft beer and natural wine, and its noted butcher, deli, and prepared foods to… Read More 8 Flower and Garden Trends for Spring 2018
I did something completely out of my comfort zone a couple of days ago. I went on LIVE TV to present a recipe! Tandoor Chef invited me to share a vegan recipe on ABC12 WJRT in Flint, Michigan. Eek! Right? My kids still think it’s the coolest thing that I was on TV. I’m sure… Read More Delicious Potato Masala Recipe (As Seen On ABC12 WJRT for Vegan Month)
Hi, friends! October is right around the corner. Can you believe it?! I feel like the summer just flew right by us. Now the Fall season is here and you know it’s the Fall when you see all of your friends share on Instagram their favorite pumpkin spice foods and products. Am I right? But… Read More See Pink Go Blue: Support UM Breast Care Center with a Text Message
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. It was the coolest thing to see it come to… Read More Michigan Central Station Light Show Was a Nice Surprise
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
Hi, friends! Marine Week is in full effect this week! I attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 6th with my teen daughter Michala. It was truly inspiring to see so many people out watching the opening ceremony festivities and cheering on the Marines. As I walked through the crowd to take pictures of the… Read More Photographs from Marine Week Opening Ceremony
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
An Amazing Time to Live, Work, & Visit the Motor City Detroit is a city that is in a magical period of transformation! If there is anything that the city is known for today, it’s our ability to bounce back. If you compared the city to what it was ten years ago, you’d be surprised… Read More Book a Party Bus for Your Next Group Event!
Have you ever tried yoga outdoors? It can be a very peaceful and serene experience. Moonlight Yoga in Detroit offers outdoor yoga classes on the Detroit RiverFront. I had the pleasure of attending the Moonlight Yoga class on Wednesday, July 19th. It is a unique yoga experience you definitely don’t want to miss! Blue… Read More Moonlight Yoga Offers a Unique Twist on Traditional Yoga
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
Hi, Friends! Do you love to bargain shop? I mean, who doesn’t love a good sale, right? Me personally, I love bargain shopping, especially since I shop for a big family. So when Macy’s invited Good Life Detroit to check out their new Macy’s Backstage outlet store in Dearborn, Michigan, I had to say yes! I even… Read More Find Good Deals and the Hottest Trends at Macy’s Backstage!
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 Detroit to attend the event. On today’s post, I share… Read More We Rock Dope Hair: Naturally Flyy Detroit’s Celebration of Culture and Natural Beauty
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 spring season. Today we’re sharing a mini-interview with Erin to… Read More Interview with Erin Gavle – Founder of Spring Into Corktown
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women. Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cashmere Studio Boutique in Farmington Hills. Members of… Read More Donate Prom Attire to Make a Teen’s Prom Unforgettable!
On Sunday, May 7, 2017, my husband and I attended the Cinco de Mayo Detroit parade in Mexicantown. We’ve only been to Mexicantown twice— both times to eat out at two different restaurants. I googled the location for the parade, but it turned out we didn’t need Google Maps to find it because as we… Read More Mexicantown’s Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade 2017
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 first time seeing a large group of bicyclists get together.… Read More Soul Roll Detroit: Bike Life in the D
Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 Hamtramck, Michigan *All photographs by Jennifer for Good Life Detroit.
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 was excited to see my sister was I wanted to… Read More When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a most joyous holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. Today I am sharing a few photos of America’s Thanksgiving Parade 2016. Travis and I attended the parade as a day-date and we had such a good time! Remember last week when I posted a blog post about touring… Read More New Family Tradition: America’s Thanksgiving Parade 2016