2019 Blog Posts, LIFESTYLE

Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week

You may recognize Detroit entrepreneur Dr. Sabrina Jackson for her work on Detroit’s “911 People with Dr. Sabrina” on FOX 2 and “The Essentially Sabrina Show” on 910 AM Superstation, but did you know she is also diving into the fashion world? Fondly known in Detroit as “The People Expert”, Dr. Sabrina is excited to… Read More Dr. Sabrina Jackson to Launch New Fashion Collection at the 2020 Paris Fashion Week

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

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

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

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

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

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

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

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

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT

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

2019 Blog Posts

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!)

2019 Blog Posts

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

2019 Blog Posts, CULTURE

Weekend Vibes!

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 will be released on Friday, November 15 on all major digital platforms for streaming. It is the first single from The Clark Sisters’ new album set to be released in March… Read More Weekend Vibes!

2019 Blog Posts

Detroit T.V. Personality Jenifer Young is Stepping Out on Faith

When you’re an entrepreneur in the media industry, rebranding yourself can get a little tricky. First, there’s the risk of losing your readers/viewers, and second, rebranding can be a very long (and sometimes costly) process. Yet, sometimes, a new career shift can be a refreshing start to a new business endeavor. Meet Detroit entrepreneur Jenifer… Read More Detroit T.V. Personality Jenifer Young is Stepping Out on Faith

2019 Blog Posts, FOOD

RECIPE: Three Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (including the turkey!) from Chef Leigh Ann Chatagnier

Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu yet? Many food experts recommend planning your Thanksgiving menu one month in advance, especially if you are going to host Thanksgiving dinner for a large gathering. That’s why today’s blog post is a feature on a family Thanksgiving menu idea to help you plan ahead for this Thanksgiving… Read More RECIPE: Three Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (including the turkey!) from Chef Leigh Ann Chatagnier

2019 Blog Posts, DETROIT, Family Life, FEATURE STORY

Our Homeschool Field Trip to Watch ‘Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet’ at the DIA

A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I took the kids to see Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit. Roadside Wedding Banquet is a Taiwanese musical play celebrating the Taiwanese cultural tradition of roadside banquet celebrations. The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan performed Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet and it… Read More Our Homeschool Field Trip to Watch ‘Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet’ at the DIA

2019 Blog Posts, LIFESTYLE

Deepak Chopra on the Healing Power of “Love-in-Action”

Hi, friends! In today’s celebrity interview, syndicated entertainment journalist Allison Kugel talks with Deepak Chopra “to unpack the pressing issues of isolation, anxiety and depression and the growing epidemic of suicidal ideation and suicide, which has taken sharp incline over the past eighteen years.” Hope you enjoy today’s blog post! Leave a comment sharing your… Read More Deepak Chopra on the Healing Power of “Love-in-Action”