Happy Friday! How did your week go? We had a busy, full week of homeschooling. Last week, we started our fall homeschool season and it’s been quite the adventure with Zhen (my soon-to-be 9-year-old), my little boys, and baby Zaya! But I’m enjoying our moments together, too. In case you missed it… NEW ART EXHIBITION:… Read More Happy Friday!
Here’s your chance to meet Bone Thugs N’ Harmony ahead of their concert tonight! Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs and special guests will be onsite at New Standard Cannabis in Hazel Park from 4:30 to 7:30 P.M. BONE THUGS N’ HARMONY MEET AND GREET WHAT: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet WHEN: TODAY, September 14th… Read More HAPPENING TODAY: Bone Thugs N’ Harmony Meet & Greet at New Standard Cannabis
I’m excited Detroit’s African World Festival (AWF) is back this summer! Do you plan on going to the event? It’s the 38th year of the AWF and it will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from Friday, August 20th to Sunday, August 22nd. WHAT: 38th Annual African World Festival… Read More Detroit’s African World Festival is Back!
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to contribute to WDET’s “How to Summer” guide. The Detroit public radio station created the season-long series to offer recommendations and tips on how to make the most of your summer in Detroit. I shared five summer activities I’m looking forward to in Detroit. Here’s a brief… Read More What are you enjoying this summer?
Have you gone to see any holiday light displays yet? So far, we’ve been to two holiday light events in the metro area: the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and Light Up Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit. The kids loved both events! The Beacon Park Christmas lights were their favorite event because they… Read More Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event
How was your week? We had a busy week with getting our minivan fixed (so many unfortunate events happened with our old van), visiting Santa George at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (so fun!), and working on homeschool lessons. I also had the opportunity to participate in a Giving Tuesday fundraiser event, which I detail down… Read More Happy Friday!
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
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
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!)
To all of my single-dog-loving-friends, I know the dating world can be hard sometimes. I remember the #singlelife when I was in my 20s (typing that last sentence just hurt my heart a little as I realize I’m showing my age) and it was pretty brutal at times. Just trying to determine all that you… Read More The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)
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
On Saturday, September 22nd, Convoy of Hope will be at Bishop Park in Detroit to serve the community and those who are in need. The faith-based organization will offer $1 million in goods and services to the community. This will also include groceries, veteran services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, hot meals,… Read More Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday
Hey, friends! This is a #flashbackfriday post to when Travis and I attended the 2018 Best of Detroit Party hosted by Metro Times. We were invited to attend the fun party which featured some of the best Detroit restaurants, live music, burlesque, and dancing. Travis and I loved trying the different foods vendors featured at… Read More #FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party
What’s up, Detroit?! Our beloved 2018 Murals in the Market (MITM) is here! The Smithsonian Magazine recently dubbed Detroit’s Murals in the Market as one of the best mural festivals in the world! According to the official MITM website, 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation have produced more than 125 murals in the Eastern Market District.… Read More We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and the Science Gallery Lab Detroit (SGLD) will host their eighth and final installment of the discussion series The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton. According to the contemporary art museum, MOCAD’s Intersection Series is a program… Read More MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton
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
Exciting news! Toma Detroit won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest which was presented by Bedrock! The Detroit-based restaurant won $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $20,000 in pro-bono services from Hatch Detroit and its partners. The runners-up for the contest were Neighborhood Grocery, Paradise Natural Foods, and Slyde. Comerica Hatch Detroit is an annual… Read More Toma Detroit Won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest
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
“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” On Thursday, August 30, 2018, more than 40 performing artists will honor the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin during the tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at the Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre. The concert will be free to the public, but you will need to get… Read More Details About the Tribute Concert and Public Viewing Scheduled for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin
The Belle Isle Aquarium added a new (and very cute) fish to their collection: the Mbu Puffer Fish. Aquarium supporters had the chance to meet the new Mbu Puffer Fish at the “Deeper Dive: Into the Congo” fundraiser. The funds raised at the event helps with the maintenance and development of the Belle Isle Aquarium. Elijah… Read More Belle Isle’s New Mbu Puffer Fish and the Deeper Dive Series