DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

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 a big circle (LOL!), but it won’t be long before she is crawling throughout the house. Time for us to prep the house for a baby on the move!

Hope you have a good weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day! Xoxo

A selfie of me at the new The Pose Experience in Southfield.

Here are four Detroit things I discovered this week:

LAST-MINUTE VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS

Beautiful flowers from Jay’s Flower Shop located on the eastside of Detroit. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit)

Looking for last-minute Valentine’s Day Ideas? (Confession: I still need to get Travis and the kids their Valentine’s gifts.) Here are a few of my favorite Detroit businesses offering an assortment of Valentine’s gifts you may like.

Mama Coo’s Boutique: Find your sweetie a unique gift at Mama Coo’s! Featuring lingerie, Valentine’s cards, jewelry, “naughty thangs,” and more. Click here for more details!

Jay’s Flowershop + Flower Forward 313: The two floral businesses are hosting a Virtual Valentine’s Day pop-up this weekend. Get beautiful flower bouquets, flower candles from Self Love Supreme, and boxed chocolate!

All Things Marketplace: You can find an assortment of Valentine’s gift ideas such as candles from Sasha Sass Candles, cute cards from Paisley Paper Co., and more! Click here for more details.

Bon Bon Bon: Get delicious chocolates and flowers from Niche Hitch Floral at Bon Bon Bon’s Valentine’s Day pop-up this weekend

THE POSE EXPERIENCE– DETROIT’S FIRST SELFIE-MUSEUM IS HERE!

Founders Dr. Danielle Penson, Kiera Henderson (not pictured), and Danielle Hughes created The Pose Experience– a premier selfie museum and event space in metro Detroit. (Photo courtesy J. Hamra for Good Life Detroit)

Click take a pic! The Pose Experience opens its doors this weekend so get your tickets now! Thursday night, I had the opportunity to get a sneak-peek of the new event space and I loved the photo installations! 

Founded by Dr. Danielle Penson, Kiera Henderson, and Danielle Hughes, The Pose Experience is a selfie-museum and interactive event space located at 15618 West 10 Mile Rd. Southfield. There are ten fun photo installations including a life-size magazine box and a Bali-themed lounge. 

While at Pose’s private party, I connected with Danielle Hughes to learn more about The Pose Experience. Stay tuned because next week I will share the interview on the blog!

Click here to get your tickets to The Pose Experience. The price is $28 per person for ages 12 and up. The owners take COVID-19 very seriously and book all visits by appointment, allowing for only 10 guests in the space at a time.

GRIOT ART EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT NORWEST ART GALLERY

Art by Chicago-based multimedia artist Chris Saint Martin. (Photo courtesy Chris Saint Martin and Norwest Art Gallery)

The Norwest Art Gallery (Detroit) announced the opening of “GRIOT SPEAKS” art exhibition. The exhibit opens Saturday, February 13 at 6 P.M. and it was created in honor of Black History Month. GRIOT focuses on the history of story-telling across the African Diaspora. 

“GRIOT SPEAKS” features over ten amazing artists, and the art exhibit is “based on experiences, ideologies, and perspectives of visual artists exploring contemporary Black life and aesthetic either figuratively, technically, or contextually using various mediums.” (SOURCE: Norwest Art Gallery)

“GRIOT SPEAKS” is curated by Asia Hamilton and Donna Jackson and will be on display until March 31, 2021. Click here for more information about “GRIOT SPEAKS” and the Norwest Art Gallery.

BAMBOO ROYAL OAK CO-WORKING SPACE IS NOW OPEN!

Bamboo Royal Oak is now opening! (Photo courtesy Bamboo Royal Oak)

Bamboo Detroit recently announced the opening of a new location in Royal Oak. The new co-working space is called Bamboo Royal Oak and it’s located on 220 S. Main Street in Royal Oak. 

“Talent lives everywhere in metro Detroit, and it is our mission to support that talent by serving as a connector to promote regionalism across the state,” said Amanda Lewan, co-founder and CEO of Bamboo. “Having a centralized suburban location not only allows us to create a fantastic, state-of-the-art facility to better serve the state’s growing startup and business community but allows us to act as a catalyst for continuing to attract talent to metro-Detroit.”

According to a press release, Bamboo launched its flagship coworking space in Detroit in 2013, where it houses startup and innovation ecosystem leaders including New Economy Initiative, Techstars, Todoolie, Rivet Work, AaDya, and more. In addition to offering event space, business-class internet, bike storage, dedicated desks, community space, and other modern amenities. (There’s even a mother’s room for breastfeeding moms!)

Get all of the details about Bamboo Royal Oak here! Click here for more information on the Detroit location or here for info on their virtual streaming and recording studio space.


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