I love creating new family traditions, especially during the holiday season. Although we’re not exactly into the holiday season yet, I’d like to consider the Fall season as a prelude to the holidays. I love everything about the Fall. I look forward to the Fall festivals and taking my kids Trick or Treating on Halloween. I… Read More 8 Cider Mills to Visit This Fall
By Kevin Alan Lamb Handmade music, made with love, built upon a foundation of possibility and the best intentions. Music is medicine and our world needs healing; our people need healing. Our community is hungry for an active reminder that we are not alone and despite the challenges before us, we will retrace our steps… Read More The Handmade Music Festival Preview
I did something completely out of my comfort zone a couple of days ago. I went on LIVE TV to present a recipe! Tandoor Chef invited me to share a vegan recipe on ABC12 WJRT in Flint, Michigan. Eek! Right? My kids still think it’s the coolest thing that I was on TV. I’m sure you… Read More Delicious Potato Masala Recipe (As Seen On ABC12 WJRT for Vegan Month)
Hi, friends! October is right around the corner. Can you believe it?! I feel like the summer just flew right by us. Now the Fall season is here and you know it’s the Fall when you see all of your friends share on Instagram their favorite pumpkin spice foods and products. Am I right? But… Read More See Pink Go Blue: Support UM Breast Care Center with a Text Message
Hey, Detroit friends! Have you seen the television series Handcrafted America? The show is in its third season and is featured on the INSP network. This season on Handcrafted America, hosted by actress Jill Wagner, three Michigan-based artisans will be featured on the show! I’m excited to announce this week I will get to meet… Read More Metro Detroit Artisan Featured on TV Series Handcrafted America
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
Hi, friends! Check out today’s Artist Spotlight interview with Kimberly Hunley, co-founder of Black Quill Studio! Kimberly and her sister Melissa both own the modernized vintage art shop and feature their art pieces at Black Quill Studio. Good Life Detroit’s “Artist Spotlight” will feature an interview with a Detroit or Metro Detroit-based artist, highlighting his/her… Read More Artist Spotlight: Black Quill Studio, Modern Vintage Art Shop
Hi, friends! Marine Week is in full effect this week! I attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 6th with my teen daughter Michala. It was truly inspiring to see so many people out watching the opening ceremony festivities and cheering on the Marines. As I walked through the crowd to take pictures of the… Read More Photographs from Marine Week Opening Ceremony
Today’s blog post is a feature interview with contemporary women’s fiction writer Cheryl Robinson. Cheryl is a Detroit native and recently released her novel Until Ray, which is also set in the City of Detroit. Until Ray will be part of a trilogy and the first book is available for a free eBook download! Read… Read More Interview with Cheryl Robinson, Detroit Native and Author of Until Ray
An Amazing Time to Live, Work, & Visit the Motor City Detroit is a city that is in a magical period of transformation! If there is anything that the city is known for today, it’s our ability to bounce back. If you compared the city to what it was ten years ago, you’d be surprised… Read More Book a Party Bus for Your Next Group Event!
Have you ever tried yoga outdoors? It can be a very peaceful and serene experience. Moonlight Yoga in Detroit offers outdoor yoga classes on the Detroit RiverFront. I had the pleasure of attending the Moonlight Yoga class on Wednesday, July 19th. It is a unique yoga experience you definitely don’t want to miss! Blue… Read More Moonlight Yoga Offers a Unique Twist on Traditional Yoga
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, then I have a perfect volunteer event for you! The 2017 graduating class of Covenant House Academy is need of prom attire for young men and women. Join the GIVE Club™ on Saturday, May 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cashmere Studio Boutique in Farmington Hills. Members of… Read More Donate Prom Attire to Make a Teen’s Prom Unforgettable!
On Sunday, May 7, 2017, my husband and I attended the Cinco de Mayo Detroit parade in Mexicantown. We’ve only been to Mexicantown twice— both times to eat out at two different restaurants. I googled the location for the parade, but it turned out we didn’t need Google Maps to find it because as we… Read More Mexicantown’s Cinco de Mayo Detroit Parade 2017
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
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a most joyous holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. Today I am sharing a few photos of the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade 2016 (officially known as America’s Thanksgiving Parade Presented by Art Van. Hopefully, our Detroit Thanksgiving Parade tips can help you with planning your visit this year. Remember… Read More New Family Tradition: America’s Thanksgiving Parade 2016
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
Detroit urbex is very popular. Many people love exploring Detroit’s abandoned buildings, houses, and other structures. These buildings and homes have such rich history, and because of this, many urban explorers and photographers travel to Detroit. From the Packard Automotive Plant to the Belle Isle Zoo, many urban explorers search for abandoned sites in the… Read More Detroit Urbex: Exploring Highland Park Ford Plant
I had the amazing opportunity to meet with Keiona Turner, founder of the GIVE Club, and attend one of their community service projects. The nonprofit organization focuses on serving communities in Detroit and the metro area. They are making a great difference in Detroit! I enjoyed meeting the GIVE Club and learning more about the… Read More GIVE Club Makes a Difference in Detroit