Monthly Archives: January 2009

Day Trip: Frankenmuth, Michigan

Frankenmuth, Michigan is the next destination in our Day Trip series in which we “feature culturally interesting jaunts within an hour or two of Royal Oak which may be interesting to our readers.  It’s also our hope to help our readers save their cash by giving them ideas for trips near home while promoting travel…

Royal Oak Parking Gestapo

What do you hate the most about Royal Oak? Don’t get me wrong.  We at UrbaneBlog love this little city.  We love the food, the shopping, nearby cultural events in Fabulous Ferndale, local museums, quirky gyms (see here and here), the opportunity to meet other engaged citizens, and our local characters (see here and here). …

Smoothie Sensation!

ON THE GO !?!?!??  How about a fruit smoothie packed with vitamins anti-oxidants, and a great taste!  Seriously folks this is so simple to make and you can have for breakfast or in between your main meals.  Here is what you will need: Frozen Choconana ****Women use 1/2 the amount of Protein powder (1 scoop…

Underground Dinner Club

(picture from gawker.com) The first rule of Underground Dinner Club is: you do not talk about Underground Dinner Club. The second rule of Underground Dinner Club is: you do not talk about Underground Dinner Club. I’m sorry. But this story was too good to keep secret.  Underground Dinner Clubs have been popping up quite a bit on…

Stuff to Do: the Ferndale Blues Festival

Ferndale’s Got the Blues The eighth annual Ferndale Blues Festival is on!  The festival, which features about sixty live concerts at numerous venues in downtown Ferndale, is being held from January 23 – 31. Also, this year, there’s going to be a “Rib Burn Off” on Saturday, Jan. 31. in a 4000 Sq Ft heated…

Hop for Health!…Plyometrics

Ready to mix up your workout routine and blast some powerful moves that reap powerful results? If yes, then Plyometrics just might be your ticket! MonicaMore Posts – Twitter – Facebook – LinkedIn

Black President / “Black” Perspective

As cynical as I am about everything, I must say I found myself swept up by the pomp and circumstance of the Inauguration proceedings Tuesday. For once, I was really proud to be an American as the closest popular ideal of a man for me was being sworn in as President of the country. In…

Zeitgeist, bye George! Hello, President Obama!

If you’re reading this post, chances are that you did not win a ticket to the inauguration from newly-elected Congressman Gary Peters.  However, there are numerous opportunities to watch this historic occasion unfold tomorrow/later today — whether by watching on msnbc.com from your office, calling in sick (please coordinate this with your co-workers), or dropping…

Day Trip: Toledo, Ohio

This is the second post in our series, “Day Trip.”  (Check out the first, Flint, Michigan).  Our goal with this series is to feature culturally interesting jaunts within an hour or two of Royal Oak which may be interesting to our readers.  It’s also our hope to help our readers save their cash by giving…

Chili for Chilly times…

Here is a hot hearty chili recipe that contains lots of protein, low in fat, and will warm you up! Here is what you’ll need : MonicaMore Posts – Twitter – Facebook – LinkedIn

Network at MCC Millennials Happy Hour (This Friday)

Greetings everyone, Above is a screenshot from a video currently in development by the Motor City Connect (MCC) Millennials. Yep, that’s me looking real thoughtful. I wish I could show you the video now, but we are better at building relationships than we are at editing mpeg files. Speaking of which, here at Urbane, we…

Take it to the nth Degree!!!

Every time I come into Downtown Royal Oak it seems as though I have discovered a new hidden spot that I previously overlooked or it simply went up overnight ! Vibrantly colored walls in a corner building off Main St. keep catching my eye and this morning a friend of mine mentioned Nth DEGREE FITNESS…