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

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!)

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

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

Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

Family Visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019

Hi, friends! How are you? Hope you had a good weekend. In today’s post, I am sharing our family photos from our visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. We attended the DIA Day of the Dead (another term used for Día de Los Muertos) art exhibit at the… Read More Family Visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve attended my friend’s two art exhibitions, but I wanted to share a few photos from my visit. Last year, I had featured an interview with Detroit artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker introducing you to his world of art. I first met Errin at a Mack Alive event in Detroit.… Read More Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

Art & Entertainment, 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

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

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”

Art & Entertainment

New Midtown Restaurant Smith & Co. Grand Opening is Tomorrow

Hi, friends! Tomorrow (9/20) a new restaurant will open its doors in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood– Smith & Co. Located at 644 Selden Street, Smith & Co. will feature “a menu focused on the cultural blend that makes the city so unique, with locally sourced ingredients and a deliciously Detroit vibe.” HONORING DETROIT FLAVORS AND CUISINES… Read More New Midtown Restaurant Smith & Co. Grand Opening is Tomorrow

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Rick Ross on Living the American Dream and Not Fearing Death

By Allison Kugel One conversation with rapper Rick Ross will have you questioning the definitions of success, wealth and opportunity; how to identify opportunity, how to achieve success and how to maintain it while keeping your soul and bodily faculties intact. Ross, born William Leonard Roberts II, rose to prominence in 2006 with his breakout… Read More Rick Ross on Living the American Dream and Not Fearing Death

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Detroit Artist Charles McGee Honored at 2019 Legacy Gala

Detroit artist Charles McGee was recently honored at the 11th annual Legacy Gala fundraiser. Hosted by the Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Legacy Gala was held on August 16, 2019, at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan. READ MORE: The Coolest Little Art Park and Detroit Swag: Interview with Detroit Artist Judy Bowman CHARLES MCGEE, THE… Read More Detroit Artist Charles McGee Honored at 2019 Legacy Gala

Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

Detroit Month of Design 2019 Details + 17 Event Highlights

Detroit Month of Design (MoD) is one of my favorite September celebrations. This month there will be 145 participants and over 55 events and special programming throughout the city of Detroit! Last year, we attended a few MoD events so I am really excited to discover more about MoD! READ: Light Up Livernois 2018 and… Read More Detroit Month of Design 2019 Details + 17 Event Highlights

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

Photographing the Woodward Dream Cruise from My Minivan

Did you go to see the Woodward Dream Cruise last weekend? Travis and I took our three little ones to the Dream Cruise. It was actually an accident that we happened to attend the event. We were driving down Big Beaver in Troy (Michigan) and next thing we knew we were stuck in one-lane traffic.… Read More Photographing the Woodward Dream Cruise from My Minivan

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

10 Detroit Businesses Win 2019 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 2019 Commerce Design Detroit Awards

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, Detroit City Guide, 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