Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

10 Detroit Businesses Win Annual Commerce Design Detroit Awards

Congratulations to the ten Detroit businesses that won the Commerce Design Detroit Awards! Design Core Detroit and American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter (AIA Detroit) announced the winners and selected the businesses from a group of 20 finalists. The Commerce Design Detroit Awards honors local, small businesses that have opened or renovated their business in… Read More 10 Detroit Businesses Win Annual Commerce Design Detroit Awards

Family Life, Feature Story

6 Tips for Staying Sun Smart This Summer

Today’s blog post is sponsored by Priority Health. Please read our disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Summer is in full swing and we’ve been enjoying many Detroit festivities and outdoor adventures! The weather hasn’t been too bad this summer, either. I was pleasantly surprised… Read More 6 Tips for Staying Sun Smart This Summer

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

Detroit Swag: Interview with Detroit Artist Judy Bowman

Detroit artist Judy Bowman has arrived, and she accomplished it in only four years! After taking a long hiatus from her art career, Mrs. Bowman decided to pursue her passion for art again. In just a matter of four years, the retired school teacher is making a name for herself as an artist. Thanks to… Read More Detroit Swag: Interview with Detroit Artist Judy Bowman

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

A Magical Time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party

The Michigan Renaissance Kickoff Party was the highlight of my Sunday (8/4/19) and I am excited about the 2019 Michigan Renaissance Festival (Mich Ren Fest) season! The first time we attended a Mich Ren Fest event was our first year in Michigan. It was a magical experience and we instantly fell in love with the… Read More A Magical Time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award

Last week, I attended 313 in the D– Matrix Human Services’ annual summer fundraiser– and you guys…it was my first Detroit rooftop party! My friend Becky (co-founder and co-host of The D Brief) invited Travis and me to Matrix’s party. Most importantly, though, the event was all for a good cause: to support the Osborn… Read More 313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award

Culture, Feature Story

The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots

Last Friday, I visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright) to view a new art exhibit called The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles. It’s a fascinating exhibit which highlights the traditional Aboriginal Australian ceremony from centuries ago and how the Aborigines honored their loved ones who passed away.… Read More The Wright’s New Aboriginal Australian Art Exhibition Encourages Us to Connect to Our Roots

Family Life, Feature Story

10 Reasons Why You Should Get a BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership

This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. You can read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! Have you heard the news? BJ’s Wholesale Club is coming to the metro Detroit area this Fall! The Massachusetts-based warehouse club is opening two new stores– one in Madison… Read More 10 Reasons Why You Should Get a BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

Piper Carter Talks Photographing Erykah Badu and the Advice She’d Give Women Photographers

The 2nd Annual ROCK THAT Photography Conference and Trade Show starts tomorrow. Are you going? The three-day conference will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan from July 25th to the 27th.  I plan on attending the conference and learning more about what ROCK THAT has to offer. Although I’m not a… Read More Piper Carter Talks Photographing Erykah Badu and the Advice She’d Give Women Photographers

Culture, Feature Story

NAACP Convention Highlights (Plus, Meeting Shaun King and April Ryan!)

My first experience at the NAACP Annual National Convention has been amazing so far! As soon as I received news Detroit was the hosting city for the annual convention, I knew I had to go. I am enjoying making connections and learning more about important issues. So far, the overall experience has been very enriching… Read More NAACP Convention Highlights (Plus, Meeting Shaun King and April Ryan!)

Family Life, Feature Story

Family, Ice Cream, Kites, Music, and Taco Trucks (A Few Summer Photos)

How has your summer been so far? Have you been on a vacation yet or to any exciting festivals this summer?  We don’t have a vacation planned for this summer, but we do plan to explore new (to us) places in Detroit and (hopefully) up north.  Travis has been busy with full-time summer classes at… Read More Family, Ice Cream, Kites, Music, and Taco Trucks (A Few Summer Photos)

Culture, Feature Story

White House Correspondent & Political Analyst April Ryan Will Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum at NAACP 110th National Convention

The NAACP announced today April Ryan, American Urban Radio White House Correspondent and political analyst, will moderate the NAACP’s Presidential Candidates Forum at the 110th National Convention on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 A.M. in Detroit. The forum will give the candidates an opportunity to discuss solutions to some of the most critical issues we… Read More White House Correspondent & Political Analyst April Ryan Will Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum at NAACP 110th National Convention

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

ANNOUNCED: Hip Hop Legends Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh with DJ Mal-Ski Added to Beacon Park’s FREE Saturday Concert Lineup

Are you planning on attending the Tamia concert at Beacon Park this Saturday? The six-time Grammy-nominated, R&B singer-songwriter is headling the event and I know it’s going to be a great show! Last year, I saw Tamia perform at GM River Days in Downtown Detroit and her performance was SO GOOD! She sang quite a… Read More ANNOUNCED: Hip Hop Legends Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh with DJ Mal-Ski Added to Beacon Park’s FREE Saturday Concert Lineup