Finds of the Week

I spent three days in Detroit and saw more than I have in ages. I decided one way to keep up on blogging will be to share highlights from the places I’ve been. Here are this week’s three favorites. Avalon Cafe + Biscuit Bar // Avalon’s chocolate sea salt cookie is my absolute favorite and … More Finds of the Week

Detroit Outdoor Adventure Center

The Detroit Riverfront continues to grow and add great family-friendly activities, the newest addition is the Outdoor Adventure Center.  The center is a Michigan DNR facility and they spent the last couple years renovating the abandoned Globe Building. The transformation is incredible and another great example of restoring, instead of removing, history. Located at the entrance … More Detroit Outdoor Adventure Center

River Days

The first day of summer didn’t disappoint. We went to GM River Days with the Hakalas and it was a warm, sunny afternoon on the river with plenty of fun, family-friendly activity. Here are some highlights: Beautiful dancers put on a show. This jet ski surfer attracted a ton of attention and it was fascinating to see … More River Days

The Urban Bean Co.

My hands-down no competition favorite coffee in life is the Pure Evil Latte from the Urban Bean Co. Why haven’t I posted about it sooner? Plain and simple, I’m intimidated. This hipster joint is way too cool for me and I can’t bring myself to ask for an interview or take pictures inside. I did … More The Urban Bean Co.

Happy Friday!

It’s 313 Day! The day Detroiters celebrate our (in)famous area code. I found this picture of Campus Martius from 1954 and it’s odd to imagine this Detroit. My favorite statue is surrounded by cement instead of grass (or sand as it will be shortly). The shiny glass buildings I identify with the landscape are missing … More Happy Friday!

The Top 10

It’s always interesting to see what blog post end up being popular. It often seems random and the posts I’m most excited for don’t get a lot of traffic or posts I feel could have been done better get lots of hits. Interestingly, my most popular post of all time is the International Literary Project … More The Top 10