Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season

‘Tis the season of gift-giving. Before you start making lists and checking them twice, give yourself the gift of cyber safety. The National Cyber Security Alliance created a holiday shopping safety tip guide to help keep your gift purchases safe this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, 73 percent of consumers plan to… Read More 8 Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for a Cyber-Safe Season

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Lindsey Vonn’s Incredible Climb and View from the Top

By Allison Kugel The new HBO documentary, Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (the documentary premiered on November 26th), is anything but that for the Olympic gold medal winner and former World Alpine Ski Racer. While 2019 was her final push down the slopes as a professional ski racer, Lindsey Vonn The Brand, is coming into… Read More Lindsey Vonn’s Incredible Climb and View from the Top

Detroit City Guide, Family Life, Feature Story

Happy December! A December Holiday Greeting for You

How do you entertain yourself when you’ve got a few hours alone during the holidays? A good read? A movie? A Hulu binge? When I have a few hours to myself, I love to watch classic Disney Christmas movies like Mickey’s Christmas Carol and other Christmas cartoons from my childhood. I remember when I was a… Read More Happy December! A December Holiday Greeting for You

Culture, Feature Story

Highlights from the 7th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the award recipients who were honored at the 2019 Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony! On November 6th, Travis and I attended the special event, which was held at the MGM Grand in Downtown Detroit. Detroit Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMS personnel were recognized for going “Above & Beyond” the… Read More Highlights from the 7th Annual Above & Beyond Awards Ceremony

Family Life

Celebrating Holiday Savings at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Today’s post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you! ‘Tis the season to make everything merry and bright! BJ’s Wholesale Club’s got you covered on your holiday needs. From fresh-baked holiday goods to exciting gift ideas, BJ’s is your one-stop-shop this holiday season. Last week, I visited the… Read More Celebrating Holiday Savings at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Culture, Feature Story

On Creating Peace and Positive Change Within Our Communities

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Sabina invited me to a special event called “A Peace Symposium: Building Communities Across National, Cultural, and Religious Boundaries” at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Greater Detroit hosted the event and welcomed women from the community from all faith… Read More On Creating Peace and Positive Change Within Our Communities

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Four New Broadway Shows Coming to Detroit in 2020 (Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!)

Hello, Broadway Lovers! Broadway In Detroit recently announced four Broadway blockbusters are coming to the Fisher Theatre starting early March 2020! Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday, November 29. The Naked Magicians | March 6 & 7, 2020 | Tickets start at $39 Fiddler on the Rook | March 10 – 15,… Read More Four New Broadway Shows Coming to Detroit in 2020 (Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!)

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch

November is truly the month of “all the feels” because I have another heartwarming story to share with you today! Have you heard of Gigs for Digs? A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to attend the 5th annual Gigs for Digs benefit at the Detroit Opera House. The charity event benefited SAY Detroit… Read More A Heartwarming Evening at Gigs for Digs and Mitch Albom’s ‘Finding Chika’ Book Launch

Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I were invited to attend TEDxDetroit 2019. It was our first time attending a TED Talk so we were really excited to go! Wrapping up its 11th year, TEDxDetroit is held each November and it features inspiring entrepreneurs, artists, educators, musicians, world travelers, community leaders, and many other… Read More An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

The Grace, Beauty, and Grit of Vanessa Williams

By Allison Kugel Vanessa Williams is a creature unlike any other. It’s as though she came here to impart the ins and outs of living life on one’s own terms. From unwitting societal lightning rod during the 1980s to multi-platinum selling recording artist; and Broadway, film and television star, Vanessa Williams slayed the male-dominated Hollywood… Read More The Grace, Beauty, and Grit of Vanessa Williams

Family Life, Feature Story

Touring the New BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights (and 6 reasons why we love BJ’s!)

Today’s blog post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights officially opened last weekend and we are excited to start grocery shopping at the new wholesale club! Have you been yet? Travis and… Read More Touring the New BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights (and 6 reasons why we love BJ’s!)

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Detroit Comedian Tirrell McCoy’s Good Medicine Entertainment Offers Feel-Good Comedy with a Dose of Inspiration

“Laughter is good like a medicine,” said Detroit comedian Tirrell McCoy. I was chatting with him about his latest production “Roland on the Floor Laughing with Good Medicine Entertainment” (also called ROFL W/GME) at Noah’s Event Venue in Southfield, Michigan. Tirrell invited Travis and me to attend the comedy dinner theater night on October 21st. … Read More Detroit Comedian Tirrell McCoy’s Good Medicine Entertainment Offers Feel-Good Comedy with a Dose of Inspiration

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

A Michigan-Made Holiday Gift Guide (featuring 8 Michigan brands!)

Hi, friends! Today’s blog post is a guest post by From Michigan With Love. They were very kind in sharing their 2019 holiday gift guide featuring Michigan gift ideas from eight Michigan-based brands! The products featured are also available to be shipped to family and friends all over Michigan and the country. This holiday season,… Read More A Michigan-Made Holiday Gift Guide (featuring 8 Michigan brands!)

Feature Story, Women's Lifestyle

One Mother’s Fight to Help Families of Addicts

By Allison Kugel A few weeks ago, Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas and his son Cameron Douglas appeared on the cover of People Magazine, opening up about their decades-long struggle with son Cameron’s cocaine and heroin addiction, and the devastating impact addiction has had on the Douglas family. It’s a portrait that outlines the trauma that… Read More One Mother’s Fight to Help Families of Addicts

Culture, Feature Story

Weekend Vibes!

NEW to Good Life Detroit is “Weekend Vibes!”– a round-up featuring a brief list of four community + lifestyle happenings! Want a shout out in “Weekend Vibes!”? Email Jennifer at jennifer@goodlifedetroit.com! THE RETURN OF THE CLARK SISTERS The two-time Grammy-award winning group The Clark Sisters are back with a new single called “Victory”! The song… Read More Weekend Vibes!