Cannabis retailer Skymint Hazel Park is hosting a pre-4/20 celebration this evening. Detroit artist and musician Sheefy McFly will be painting and spinning at the event. The pop-up event starts at 4 p.m. with Sheefy’s live DJ set beginning at 6 p.m. Sheefy will also have his iconic artwork for sale for just $100. The… Read More Happening Today: 4/20 Celebration at Skymint Featuring Detroit Artist Sheefy McFly
In honor of Women’s History Month, Detroit restaurant EastEats announces its collaboration with Nourish Ramen’s Imani Battle. Special thanks to EastEats for sharing the news with GLD! Photography by Jimmy Goldfinger March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, the owners of EastEats are handing their restaurant over to a few of the women keeping… Read More EastEats Collabs with Nourish Ramen’s Imani Battle During Women’s History Month
Have you been to The Pose Experience yet? If you love creating Instagram-worthy images for your social media, then this is a photo experience for you! As a creative who is always looking for artistic ways to create new content, I really enjoyed visiting the new event space. Located in Southfield, Michigan, The Pose Experience… Read More See Why The Pose Experience Selfie Museum is an Instagram-Worthy Hot Spot
Celebrate the closing of Black History Month with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Detroit Restaurant Weekend! The members of the Metro Detroit alumni chapters are hosting the event to support Sigma-owned restaurants during the pandemic. This is a wonderful opportunity for Detroiters and beyond to support these great locally-owned and Black-owned businesses! As a self-proclaimed Detroit… Read More Phi Beta Sigma Restaurant Weekend: BGLO Restauranteurs Turn the Heat Up for Black History Closeout
Happy Friday! What’s one thing that brought you joy this week? For me, it was listening to the audiobook version of Elaine Welteroth’s memoir More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say). Have you read it yet? The audiobook is SO good. Elaine narrates her memoir and her parents… Read More Happy Friday!
Happy Friday! What’s one thing that brought you joy this week? For me, it’s seeing Zaya reach her next milestone. She is almost crawling now. (So hard to believe!) She’s been getting up on her knees and making very small movements forward. It’s cute to watch her move around. Right now, she’s just moving in… Read More Happy Friday!
If you love hanging out at bookstores and libraries, then you may enjoy MOCAD’s latest art exhibition called the Black Art Library. Curated by art educator Asmaa Walton, the art exhibit features a lovely collection of books dedicated to Black art. Over the weekend, I took my daughter Zhen with me to view the exhibit.… Read More Asmaa Walton’s ‘Black Art Library’ Now Open at MOCAD
How was your week? This week has been pretty busy with us getting ready for Christmas. I can’t believe it’s next week! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If you’re still looking for last-minute gift ideas, here’s my “Favorite Detroit Things List” that I shared last night. It features sixteen Detroit small businesses I… Read More Happy Friday!
As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Detroit businesses. You can also use this as a last-minute gift guide if you’re looking for Detroit gift ideas. The small businesses featured on my list are places I have visited in 2020. Some are places I frequently visit… Read More These are a Few of My Favorite Detroit Things
Have you gone to see any holiday light displays yet? So far, we’ve been to two holiday light events in the metro area: the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and Light Up Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit. The kids loved both events! The Beacon Park Christmas lights were their favorite event because they… Read More Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event
One of my favorite holiday traditions in Detroit is shopping at the Eastern Market Holiday Market. I remember our first time visiting the Holiday Market in 2015. It was our first year living in Michigan and Travis and I signed up for the Feet on the Street Holiday Market Tour in Eastern Market. (That was… Read More Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts
One of the many things I love about Detroit is its mural art. You can find so many beautiful murals throughout the city that share a story about a memorable person, a neighborhood’s rich culture, or raising awareness on an important issue. Yesterday, Detroit artist Elton Monroy Duran unveiled his new mural in Southwest Detroit.… Read More New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History
Happy Holidays! Shopping small is a great way to find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. I’m sharing five helpful tips on how to shop at Detroit small businesses during the pandemic. Today’s blog post is sponsored by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). Click here to learn more about DEGC’s work in Detroit!… Read More Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season
Last week, we went to Southwest Detroit to view Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas at local businesses. For the past three years now, we have reserved time at the end of October for our homeschool studies to learn about Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The kids showed a great interest in learning… Read More Exploring Día de Los Muertos Ofrendas in Southwest Detroit
A few weeks ago, my friend Jess invited me to participate in an Instagram Takeover for her blog The Creative Armory. She asked me if I could share three of my favorite Detroit murals with her followers. This topic was one that I had no problem contributing to because I love mural art, especially city… Read More Twenty of My Favorite Detroit Murals
The last art exhibition I visited in Detroit was at the end of February to see the QUEEN exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum. QUEEN is a personal art collection from actress CCH Pounder which features a beautiful collection of African, African American, and African Diaspora art. Pounder is a four-time Emmy-nominated Guyanese-American actress… Read More My Favorite Art Pieces from CCH Pounder’s QUEEN Art Collection
Two Sunday’s ago, I took the kids to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) to see Jehetto’s Workshop– a unique puppet show created by Pennsylvania artist Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins. The event was part of the DIA’s Black History Month celebration. The night before our visit, I had told Zhen, Zechariah, and Zephaniah we were going… Read More A Magical Puppet Show Featuring Jeghetto’s Workshop
It’s been five years since we moved to Michigan and Eastern Market is still one of our favorite places in Detroit to hang out. We love attending special events (like Flower Day), eating out at the different restaurants, and shopping at the local stores. Detroit Eastern Market is also where we like to buy our… Read More Wintry Days at Eastern Market
An Artsy, Detroit Valentine’s Day at the Detroit Institute of Arts: Viewing the art exhibit “Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections”. February 14, 2020 “Were we born in Africa?” she asked me as she peered at a collage art piece depicting what appeared to be three women standing on an African… Read More An Artsy Valentine’s Day
We finally had the opportunity to visit the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context art exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The Crossing Night art exhibit opened on October 25, 2019, and the last day will be on February 2, 2020. It’s a must-see if you haven’t had a chance to… Read More Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD