DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event

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

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts

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

ART, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History

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

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season

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

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My Favorite Art Pieces from CCH Pounder’s QUEEN Art Collection

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

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A Magical Puppet Show Featuring Jeghetto’s Workshop

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

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An Artsy Valentine’s Day

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

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Visiting the Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context Art Exhibition at MOCAD

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

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Happy December!

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!

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, 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, 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