FAMILY, FEATURE STORY

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa! I hope you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday so far. Do you have anything special planned for the next few days? We’re going to tune into The Wright’s Kwanzaa festivities over the next few days. Each day during Kwanzaa, The Wright will stream a special program at 7… Read More Happy Holidays!

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts

One of my favorite holiday traditions in Detroit is shopping at the Eastern Market Holiday Market. I remember our first time visiting the Holiday Market in 2015. It was our first year living in Michigan and Travis and I signed up for the Feet on the Street Holiday Market Tour in Eastern Market. (That was… Read More Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts

FAMILY, FEATURE STORY

Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As a spokesperson for Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, I’m excited to share with you our holiday gift shopping experience! All opinions are my own and you can read Good Life Detroit’s disclaimer policy here. If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas, then Great Lakes Crossing… Read More Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

Happy Friday!

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!

ART, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History

One of the many things I love about Detroit is its mural art. You can find so many beautiful murals throughout the city that share a story about a memorable person, a neighborhood’s rich culture, or raising awareness on an important issue. Yesterday, Detroit artist Elton Monroy Duran unveiled his new mural in Southwest Detroit.… Read More New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History

DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! Shopping small is a great way to find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. I’m sharing five helpful tips on how to shop at Detroit small businesses during the pandemic. Today’s blog post is sponsored by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). Click here to learn more about DEGC’s work in Detroit!… Read More Five Tips to Help You Shop Small Businesses in Detroit This Holiday Season

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center

Hi, Michigan friends! Here’s some good community news from Hazel Park’s BREEZE Provisioning Center that I thought might be helpful for families in need this Thanksgiving holiday. The metro Detroit-based dispensary is collaborating with the Hazel Park School System, the City of Hazel Park, the Hazel Park Fire Department, and the Hazel Park Police Department… Read More COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY: 500 Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Kits to Families in Need from BREEZE Provisioning Center

DETROIT

Happy December!

How do you entertain yourself when you’ve got a few hours alone during the holidays? A good read? A movie? A Hulu binge? When I have a few hours to myself, I love to watch classic Disney Christmas movies like Mickey’s Christmas Carol and other Christmas cartoons from my childhood. I remember when I was a… Read More Happy December!

CULTURE

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

DETROIT

313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award

Last week, I attended 313 in the D– Matrix Human Services’ annual summer fundraiser– and you guys…it was my first Detroit rooftop party! My friend Becky (co-founder and co-host of The D Brief) invited Travis and me to Matrix’s party. Most importantly, though, the event was all for a good cause: to support the Osborn… Read More 313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award