Monthly Archives: December 2010

Spend New Year’s Eve at Royal Oak’s own ball drop

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? It’s the big question this time of year. Like it or not, that fateful night is upon us. If you’re seeking a party that’s close to home, there’s a big gathering brewing just outside Urbane Apartment’s doors in downtown Royal Oak. About 8,000 people are expected, according to…

A merry local Christmas

I was doing some Christmas shopping with my mom when I got a call from my husband: “Hey, I know we agreed to get each other only a small thing… But I found something for you and you’re going to love it. I had to buy it for you.” I was nervous for a few…

Don’t forget the fun stuff!

Downtown Birmingham is a Winter Wonderland… This article in Birmingham Patch tells about some top activities people are enjoying during their off time! Things like visiting Santa’s house and even take a fun carriage ride around the town. There’s something there for everyone, don’t let the fun pass you by in all of the Holiday…

Check out Bistro 555 in Greektown

$7 lobster tail. Do I have your attention? Even if you don’t like lobster, if you have the chance to try out Bistro 555 in Greetown Casino’s hotel, I would recommend it. (And you can always opt to add shrimp or crab legs to your meal if you’d rather.) I visited there last weekend with…

The Ringwald’s take on The SantaLand Diaries and Seasons’ Greetings will keep you laughing into the New Year

Ferndale sure is lucky to have an experimental and exciting theatre like The Ringwald. I was certainly reminded of that this past weekend during opening night of Who Wants Cake theatre company’s daring duo of one-man holiday shows – The SantaLand Diaries and Seasons’ Greetings. In it’s fourth year, the show has become a bona-fide…

Get ready for winter solstice tomorrow morning

It might already have felt like winter for weeks, but if you’re paying attention, you’ll notice that the winter solstice is at 6:38 a.m. tomorrow. For us, that means the return of the sun! Slowly, and probably not noticeably at first, but after the Earth reaches the farthest tilt away from the sun as possible,…

It’s Christmas Time in the City

Eastern Market

It’s been nothing but work work work here at the Make/Shift house. As you’ve probably already heard, we released the rough cut of our trailer last week and the response we’ve received has been nothing but great news. Even Model D and Mrs. Detroit Moxie did write ups on us! I just wanted to say…

Lisa’s Gift Wrappers has the holidays wrapped up in Royal Oak

Royal Oak-based business owner Lisa Gleeson, of Lisa’s Gift Wrappers, earned a reputation for making gifts even more special through her customized wrapping services. Now, she’s taken her business to the next level by creating her own line of gift wrap. And it comes just in time for the holiday gifting season. “One of my…

Corktown’s getting a hostel, and that’s a big deal

Big news in Corktown — the Detroit neighborhood is getting a hostel. Yes, this is a big deal. Here’s a fun fact about me: I studied in Spain for a semester of my senior year in college. Knowing that I might never get the opportunity to visit there again, I traveled almost every weekend. And…