Monthly Archives: March 2010

Indulge in spa specials in April

When the group-gets-a-deal site Groupon.com kicked into gear around Metro Detroit recently, I was excited to see what all the hype was about. I logged in for free and now receive daily messages detailing available discounts of at least 50 percent at metro area businesses. I’ve seen everything from rock climbing to smoothies available for…

John Cusack doesn’t need a hot tub to time travel to the ’80s

  This past weekend the anticipated Steve Pink comedy Hot Tub Time Machine hit area theaters and I couldn’t help but wonder, would Actor John Cusack really need a time machine to travel back to the 1980′s? Would he even want to? Yesterday’s Detroit Free Press piece addressed that issue. Lucky for us faithful fans who have followed him…

Brainstorm 4 Positive Detroit – What’s the BIG idea?

Detroit you’re invited. All are welcome to attend the #Brainstorm4PositiveDetroit meeting 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Urbane_Space in Birmingham. Barb Tronstein , the owner of Gardner White Furniture and I – Leslie Carothers – are co-hosting. Our agenda is simple: Barb wants to crowdsource one BIG idea that she can leverage with the media resources at…

New Tune Tuesdays 3-30-10

Today’s post sees songs from a member of Eminem’s multi-platinum certified group D12, the producer behind some of Jay-Z’s most memorable songs, and one of the  most exciting fresh faces in R&B. Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi, “Tight Rope” Janelle Monáe is acclaimed for her energetic live performances, and “Tight Rope” sounds like a song…

New Royal Oak cupcakeries satisfy any sweet tooth

It may have taken a while for the cupcakery trend to hit the metro Detroit area. But once it found its foothold – thanks to Birmingham’s Cupcake Station – it seems we couldn’t get enough of the sweet buttercream-topped little treats. With flavors like What’s Up Doc carrot cake and their original – a simple…

Music Mondays

B.o.B – “Nothin On You (Remix)” (feat. Big Boi) T.I. signee B.o.B has always been one of my favorite artists of the new school with his multiple talents (singing, rapping, producing/instrumentation) and his sincerity on record, and with the Billboard success of his single “Nothin On You,” mainstream radio is beginning to pay attention, too.…

Tune Thursdays 3-18-10

Today marks the second half of the series that highlights the month of young Michigan emcees showing their dedication to the future of the state’s hip-hop scene. Check below for reviews and download links to rock solid mixtapes and a hip-hop ode to one of Detroit’s greatest jazz musicians. DJ Woogie & Willie The Kid,…

Troy Restaurant Week Is Coming: Start Training NOW!

Birmingham Restaurant week brought us delicious food and great prices during the first two weeks of February, and now, we have Troy Restaurant week to look forward to at the end of March.  And after that, we have Detroit Restaurant week to look forward to in mid-April. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Starting Sunday, March 21st and…

6th Street is Decadent and Depraved

If the Blogger Lounge is the heart of SXSW interactive then the spine has to be 6th street. This is a stretch of road where the majority of the parties and events take place.  There is no end to the choices of bars, pizza vendors, and polish hotdog stands. And at any given moment something…

The #SXSW Blogger Lounge

For those who don’t know, South by Southwest is a conference and depending on your interest and endurance, it can last over three weeks. There is Interactive, Film, and Music. All of which tend to meld and mix into each other as time progresses. For me it was about the interactive. In this stage of…