2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

A Sunday Visit to Jazzin’ at the Vanity

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

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Detroit Podcast Festival Kicks Off This Thursday

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

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

Jazz Brunch Sunday at The Apparatus Room

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

2019 Blog Posts, Culture, Detroit City Guide

Photos from My Visit to “Celebrate India” at the DIA

Last Saturday, I attended “Celebrate India” at the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA). The event was a beautiful celebration of Indian culture. The event featured art and crafts, dancing, films, henna, literature, music, yoga and more. “Celebrate India” was presented by the DIA and the Friends of Asian Arts and Cultures as part of the… Read More Photos from My Visit to “Celebrate India” at the DIA

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All of the Beautiful Queens at the Wrapped In Love Headwrap Workshop

Last Sunday, I attended the Wrapped In Love headwrapping workshop at the Detroit Public Library. The headwrap group is founded by Love Rose. She stayed busy at the event with wrapping styles for ladies and teaching them how to create styles on their own. Despite how busy the workshop was, Love Rose stayed smiling throughout… Read More All of the Beautiful Queens at the Wrapped In Love Headwrap Workshop

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10 Detroit Businesses Win Inaugural Commerce Design Awards

A few days ago, Design Core Detroit, a non-profit that offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses to Detroit, and AIA Detroit announced the 10 winning projects of the inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit awards. Commerce Design: Detroit recognizes 10 brick-and-mortar commercial projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and designing team. “The jurors… Read More 10 Detroit Businesses Win Inaugural Commerce Design Awards

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Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

What’s up, Detroit!  I’m excited to share with you my post about my experience at Light Up Livernois 2018! It seems like I’ve experienced a lot of firsts over the past few weeks: Murals in the Market Eastern Market After Dark MOCAD’s Intersection Series Now I can add my first Light Up Livernois to my list… Read More Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

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Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

The first year we moved to Michigan, Eastern Market was the second Detroit place we visited (Greektown was the first). Our introduction to Eastern Market was in December 2015 during a city tour. I registered Travis and me to take a tour of the market with Feet on the Street Tours. After spending three months… Read More Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

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Recap of Murals in the Market 2018

WHAT’S UP, DETROIT! Hope you had a good weekend. I’ve been recovering from being sick the last few days so last week’s blog schedule was a little off. That’s why today I am sharing with you my recap of the 2018 Murals in the Market (MITM). I didn’t want to not post my photographs and… Read More Recap of Murals in the Market 2018

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All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Eastern Market After Dark — what can I say? The entire festival was SO much fun and my head is still spinning from all of the excitement of Thursday night. It was my first time attending an After Dark event and it most definitely will not be my last! WARNING: I hope you like to look… Read More All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

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My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Last Friday, I attended a very special artist talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD): The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drummer and band member of The Roots), Chef Max Hardy (owner and chef of Detroit’s River Bistro), and dream hampton (filmmaker and writer). It was the eighth… Read More My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

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A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

On Saturday (9/15/18), we attended the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival. It was held just outside of Highland Park on Woodrow Wilson Street in Detroit. The theme of the festival was “Celebrating Detroit’s Past, Present and Future Through the Lens of a Camera” and the festival featured various photography exhibits from organizations such as the… Read More A Few Captures of the Focus On Detroit Photography Festival

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Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival

September is another big month of festivities in Detroit. This month marks the celebration of design aka the Detroit Month of Design Festival, and we’ve got a list of eleven events you may really love! The Detroit Month of Design Festival is a city-wide celebration of art, creativity, and design. Throughout the month of September,… Read More Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival

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“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Was a Beautiful Tribute Concert for Aretha Franklin

Last night, I attended the Aretha Franklin tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at Chene Park in Detroit. It was a beautiful tribute to the Queen of Soul and one I will never forget. On August 16, 2018, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. To say the Aretha Franklin tribute… Read More “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Was a Beautiful Tribute Concert for Aretha Franklin