Monthly Archives: December 2008

Day Trip: Flint, Michigan

One of our resolutions for the New Year (now fewer than three hours away!) is to (1) be financially responsible and (2) to spend our dollars in Michigan whenever possible.  In support of this goal, this column will feature “day trips” over the next few months:  culturally interesting jaunts within an hour or two of…

Party Like it’s 2-0-0-9!

  Can you believe we’re less than 24hrs away from 2009! Crazzeeee. It honestly feels like I was celebrating 1999 last year… Anyway,… In case you still haven’t decided what you’re going to do tonight,.. Metro Times has a nice round up of a lot parties going around the city.  Check out the MT Party Guide. As always >…

Sip away and don’t feel as guilty:)

This time of year with the holidays and new year upon us, people are out and about and celebrating life while guzzling empty calories at the same time!  Here are some better options for drinks that won’t leave you feeling as shameful on the calorie count the next morning….. A few tips to know is…

CLEAR is the NEW GREEN

Clear Magazine (based in Royal Oak, MI) has announced the publication of its first tree-less, 100 percent recyclable magazine. Printed on YUPO®synthetic papers, Clear’s latest issue, themed “fame underground,” premiered at December’s Design Miami/Basel festival, where Clear was also a media partner. This environmentally friendly publication is the brainchild of Clear founder and creative director Emin…

Weekly Poker Games at Woody’s Diner

For all those that enjoy a good game of Texas Hold’em, Brass Ring Poker hosts charity poker games at Woody’s Diner in Royal Oak on Sunday through Wednesday.  They can basically accommodate any game you want (Omaha, Five Card Stud, etc), but right now the major games are the freeroll Texas Hold’em tournaments with $250…

Who’s Ready to Rock?! Like, at School…

Blogging for Urbane, I try to give a user’s perspective in all my features, because I am a marketing/PR guy.  I always want to help a person know why they would want to consume/buy something.  See, I already know what it is to want to buy a pair of limited edition sneakers and I can…

How about some free parking, Royal Oak?

I love living in Royal Oak.  The great cafes and bars, restaurants and shops, and the fact that I can get my haircut at 11:00 pm on a Thursday all make this my kind of town. No town is perfect, of course.  Anyone who has lived in, shopped in, or visited someone in Royal Oak…

Stuff to do: Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival

Tomorrow– Saturday, December 13, 2008 — head to Fabulous Ferndale for the Holiday Ice Festival.  It will take place from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Unlike Royal Oak, parking is free all day long (and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from November 28 to December 28). The Ice Festival will feature more than 40 ice sculptures…

Fit Gift Guide Find-Dominator Clothing

As a spin off from one of our other blogs regarding gift items for the holidays, I thought I would put together a few great places in the next few days  that have great fit gifts to help motivate some of your loved ones to living a more healthy and active lifestyle, or just enhancing…

Late Night Thursdays – Royal Oak

(photo found on flickr - by mag3737) Royal Oak’s “Late Night Thursdays On The Town” features stores open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (and some even later) on Dec. 11 (TODAY!) and 18. During this event several stores will be offering great discounts on merchandise. Better yet, free samples and gifts will be handed out each Thursday by Santa…

Swanky Salmon Salad!

For those of you who are fish lovers, this is a MUST try! I am an avid salmon eater, and can attest to this easy, delicious, very healthy (jam packed with GOOD fats) ensemble. ***Just a quick fit tid bit, when I say GOOD fat, I mean the kind of fat found in natural foods…

Lift Designer Toys: Not Just for Little Kids

You might be looking at this photo and thinking, “This is a toy?” or “Ooh, that looks kind of cool.” Either way, the image you see is a limited edition toy (only 500 made) that actually sells for $38 and for this particular vinyl piece of its kind is CHEAP. Designed by Tristan Eaton, founder of Thunderdog Studios and a former Detroiter who likes to show love to the place he once called home for 4 years.