The New Yorker shared a pretty cool video about Detroit history called “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then and Now”. Since I’ve only been living in Michigan for three years, I found the video to be very informative. I have no clue what Detroit looked like past 2015! Every time I am in the downtown… Read More “A Hundred Years of Detroit: Then & Now” – The New Yorker’s Short Video Tour of the Motor City
My family and I found a nice little surprise in Detroit last night. We spotted the Michigan Central Station light show, part of the “Detroit Homecoming” event. I’m so used to seeing the old train station closed with not much activity going on in it. It was the coolest thing to see it come to… Read More Michigan Central Station Light Show Was a Nice Surprise
Emergency Hamtramck Protest: We Stand in Solidarity with Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 Hamtramck, Michigan *All photographs by Jennifer for Good Life Detroit.
I was really excited for my mom, sister, and nephew to visit us over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was my sister Lisa’s and my nephew Landon’s first time visiting Detroit and our new home so it was a pretty big occasion for us. But another reason why I was excited to see my sister was… Read More When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You
It’s almost time for “America’s Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit! Have you considered signing up for Parade Company tours to get a behind the scenes look at the Thanksgiving parade? Last year, we weren’t able to attend the parade because we had a new baby. But now Zechariah is 17 months old, we will be able… Read More Behind the Scenes of America’s Thanksgiving Parade Presented by Art Van
DETROIT STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: Youmacon Detroit Travis and I were out in Downtown Detroit on a day-date. We didn’t have a planned destination. We just knew we wanted to go downtown for coffee and do some street photography. As Travis was driving down Jefferson Ave., we spotted a few people dressed in costumes walking down… Read More Detroit Street Photography: Youmacon 2016
Being a newbie to Detroit, I am still discovering businesses and restaurants in the city. Our first year here, Travis and I visited Eastern Market for the first time in December. We went on the “Feet on the Street” tour to learn more about Detroit’s famous marketplace. It was love at first sight for me… Read More A Day Out at Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market
Last week, I was looking through my Instagram feed and saw a post from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announcing the unveiling of a new mural in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, located on the east side of the city. The mural, painted by local artists Phillip Simpson and Tony Rave, is part of the “Welcome to Osborn” project.… Read More “I Love You Osborn Community” Mural Unveiling