Hi, friends! How was your weekend? I had a great weekend with the family and it was very busy, too! We went to a fall festival at a local church in Utica, Michigan, Dally in the Alley in Detroit, and a (new-to-us) cider mill in Rochester, Michigan. Today I’m going to share with you our… Read More Dally in the Alley Family Style
LONG FESTIVALS ARE MY FAVORITE for so many reasons: …if you can’t make it to the entire festival, then you pick a day that you’re able to go and still get to experience some of it …if you are able to make it to the entire festival, you get a very enriching experience (it almost… Read More So long summer. Hello, Autumn days!
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
Just popping in here to say hi. Did you go to any festivals Labor Day weekend? We had planned on going to the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival, but we were only able to make it out to Hamtramck. I’m so bummed we missed the Jazz Fest. I’ve never been and… Read More What did you do Labor Day weekend?
The coolest little art park in Eastern Market recently opened. Have you been? I accidentally discovered it a few weeks ago when I was leaving the Michigan Renaissance Festival Kickoff Party. Later that evening, Travis and I took the kids to Bert’s Warehouse for our family anniversary dinner. We stopped by Eastern Market Art Park… Read More The Coolest Little Art Park
It’s that time of the year when we say goodbye to summer and start planning our Fall activities. If you’re a big planner like I am, then you’re probably already getting your Fall schedule ready. Yesterday Beacon Park announced its fall schedule of events and the events sound exciting! All of the events are FREE… Read More Beacon Park Detroit Announces FREE Events for Fall 2019 Season
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
What’s a homeschool mom of five like me doing hanging out at a marijuana festival you ask? No, I’m not having a midlife crisis. Haha. I guess you could say I’m on a roll (no pun intended) with learning more about cannabis. I find cannabis health benefits fascinating; CBD and THC have helped me with… Read More What’s a Mom Like Me Doing at a Cannabis Festival?
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
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
I’m so excited for the African World Festival (AFW) at The Wright in Detroit! We attended AFW a couple of years ago and had a great time. The festival was 3 days long and I had gone to AFW on each day. That’s how much I loved it! Here’s a blog post I shared about… Read More Counting Down the Days to the 37th Annual African World Festival!
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
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
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)
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
The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival (DKF) is this weekend and my kids are SO excited to attend! Zhen, my 6-year-old daughter, has been asking me just about every day this week if today’s the day for the festival. She has a mermaid kite from last year that she plans to fly at the DKF… Read More The 3rd Annual Detroit Kite Festival is This Weekend!
On Sunday, Travis and I attended Jazzin’ at the Vanity in the Jefferson-Chambers neighborhood in Detroit. The music event was a free two-day jazz and blues festival that featured live performances from many talented music artists, delicious food from local vendors, a small marketplace, live art, and a kids’ zone for the little ones. Jazzin’… Read More A Sunday Visit to Jazzin’ at the Vanity
Hi, friends! The last two days I have been enjoying my time at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019! This is the second year of the podcast festival and also my first time attending. So far, Travis and I have attended the Kick-Off Mixer at Marble Bar and Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories Podcast at MusicTown Detroit.… Read More Event Recap: Two Events at the Detroit Podcast Festival 2019
I’m looking forward to attending the Detroit Podcast Festival this weekend! It’s the second year for the festival and it begins tomorrow afternoon. The Detroit Podcast Festival is co-produced by Joy Mohammed and Erin Allen and it will feature a weekend of live, Detroit-based podcasts and storytelling events. Dates for the festival are Thursday, June… Read More Detroit Podcast Festival Kicks Off This Thursday
Disclaimer: The Detroit Foundation Hotel invited Good Life Detroit to visit the Jazz Brunch event. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Read our disclosure policy here. Have you had brunch at the Detroit Foundation Hotel’s Jazz Brunch Sunday event? Travis and I went a couple of Sundays ago and we had the best time!… Read More Jazz Brunch Sunday at The Apparatus Room