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
Did you see the Detroit Youth Choir’s (DYC) final performance on America’s Got Talent (AGT)?! We’re anxiously waiting to see if the Detroit Youth Choir wins AGT, and I think they just might do it! I’m keeping the faith strong and I already submitted my votes! What do you think? Last night, the Top 10… Read More Hanging Out at the Detroit Youth Choir Watch Party
TEDxDetroit returns for its 11th year on Wednesday, November 6th! The annual conference will be held at the Masonic Temple beginning at 8 A.M. and concluding at 6 P.M. Are you planning on attending? You can get ticket information here if you’re interested. TEDxDetroit brings together the area’s leading thinkers, designers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists… Read More Meet TEDxDETROIT Labs’ Three Inspiring Women
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 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
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
My first experience at the NAACP Annual National Convention has been amazing so far! As soon as I received news Detroit was the hosting city for the annual convention, I knew I had to go. I am enjoying making connections and learning more about important issues. So far, the overall experience has been very enriching… Read More NAACP Convention Highlights (Plus, Meeting Shaun King and April Ryan!)
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)
The NAACP announced today April Ryan, American Urban Radio White House Correspondent and political analyst, will moderate the NAACP’s Presidential Candidates Forum at the 110th National Convention on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 A.M. in Detroit. The forum will give the candidates an opportunity to discuss solutions to some of the most critical issues we… Read More White House Correspondent & Political Analyst April Ryan Will Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum at NAACP 110th National Convention