2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide

An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Travis and I were invited to attend TEDxDetroit 2019. It was our first time attending a TED Talk so we were really excited to go! Wrapping up its 11th year, TEDxDetroit is held each November and it features inspiring entrepreneurs, artists, educators, musicians, world travelers, community leaders, and many other… Read More An Inspiring, First-Time Visit at TEDxDetroit 2019

2019 Blog Posts, Culture, Detroit City Guide, Feature Story

10 Things We Loved About the Forbes Under 30 Summit

Hi, friends! It’s been about two weeks since we attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit and we’re still walking on air! Now that we’ve had some time to process everything (because there were so many wonderful experiences to take in), I’m excited to share with you all that we loved about the Forbes Under 30… Read More 10 Things We Loved About the Forbes Under 30 Summit

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

The Grace, Beauty, and Grit of Vanessa Williams

By Allison Kugel Vanessa Williams is a creature unlike any other. It’s as though she came here to impart the ins and outs of living life on one’s own terms. From unwitting societal lightning rod during the 1980s to multi-platinum selling recording artist; and Broadway, film and television star, Vanessa Williams slayed the male-dominated Hollywood… Read More The Grace, Beauty, and Grit of Vanessa Williams

2019 Blog Posts, Family Life

Touring the New BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights (and 6 reasons why we love BJ’s!)

Today’s blog post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. Please read our disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit! BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights officially opened last weekend and we are excited to start grocery shopping at the new wholesale club! Have you been yet? Travis and… Read More Touring the New BJ’s Wholesale Club in Madison Heights (and 6 reasons why we love BJ’s!)

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment

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

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment

A Michigan-Made Holiday Gift Guide (featuring 8 Michigan brands!)

Hi, friends! Today’s blog post is a guest post by From Michigan With Love. They were very kind in sharing their 2019 holiday gift guide featuring Michigan gift ideas from eight Michigan-based brands! The products featured are also available to be shipped to family and friends all over Michigan and the country. This holiday season,… Read More A Michigan-Made Holiday Gift Guide (featuring 8 Michigan brands!)

2019 Blog Posts, Women's Lifestyle

One Mother’s Fight to Help Families of Addicts

By Allison Kugel A few weeks ago, Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas and his son Cameron Douglas appeared on the cover of People Magazine, opening up about their decades-long struggle with son Cameron’s cocaine and heroin addiction, and the devastating impact addiction has had on the Douglas family. It’s a portrait that outlines the trauma that… Read More One Mother’s Fight to Help Families of Addicts

2019 Blog Posts, Culture

Weekend Vibes!

NEW to Good Life Detroit is “Weekend Vibes!”– a round-up featuring a brief list of four community + lifestyle happenings! Want a shout out in “Weekend Vibes!”? Email Jennifer at jennifer@goodlifedetroit.com! THE RETURN OF THE CLARK SISTERS The two-time Grammy-award winning group The Clark Sisters are back with a new single called “Victory”! The song… Read More Weekend Vibes!

2019 Blog Posts, Women's Lifestyle

November Thankfulness Challenge: Practicing Specific Gratitude

Happy November! It’s the month of thankfulness, family feasts, festive celebrations, and my birthday month. 😉 I’m here for it! How about you? I’m sure you’ve heard of a November Thankful Challenge. Usually, family and friends will post on their social media a daily thankfulness post leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Do you like thankfulness challenges?… Read More November Thankfulness Challenge: Practicing Specific Gratitude

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Detroit T.V. Personality Jenifer Young is Stepping Out on Faith

When you’re an entrepreneur in the media industry, rebranding yourself can get a little tricky. First, there’s the risk of losing your readers/viewers, and second, rebranding can be a very long (and sometimes costly) process. Yet, sometimes, a new career shift can be a refreshing start to a new business endeavor. Meet Detroit entrepreneur Jenifer… Read More Detroit T.V. Personality Jenifer Young is Stepping Out on Faith

2019 Blog Posts, Family Life

Detroit’s 97.9 WJLB to Host 36th Annual Coats for Kids for The Salvation Army

‘Tis the season to give back to our community and neighbors! If you’re looking for a way to give back this holiday season, then here’s a kind way to help children receive warm coats and gloves! Detroit hip-hop and R & B radio station 97.9 WJLB will host its 36th annual Coats for Kids fundraiser on Saturday,… Read More Detroit’s 97.9 WJLB to Host 36th Annual Coats for Kids for The Salvation Army

2019 Blog Posts, Family Life, Feature Story

RECIPE: Three Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (including the turkey!) from Chef Leigh Ann Chatagnier

Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu yet? Many food experts recommend planning your Thanksgiving menu one month in advance, especially if you are going to host Thanksgiving dinner for a large gathering. That’s why today’s blog post is a feature on a family Thanksgiving menu idea to help you plan ahead for this Thanksgiving… Read More RECIPE: Three Thanksgiving Menu Ideas (including the turkey!) from Chef Leigh Ann Chatagnier

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Detroit City Guide

Family Visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019

Hi, friends! How are you? Hope you had a good weekend. In today’s post, I am sharing our family photos from our visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. We attended the DIA Day of the Dead (another term used for Día de Los Muertos) art exhibit at the… Read More Family Visit to Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019

2019 Blog Posts, Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve attended my friend’s two art exhibitions, but I wanted to share a few photos from my visit. Last year, I had featured an interview with Detroit artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker introducing you to his world of art. I first met Errin at a Mack Alive event in Detroit.… Read More Photographs from “The Burn Kill Ego” Art Exhibition ft. Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker