Monthly Archives: March 2011

Food fight: Arguing over the best places in Detroit

It’s always funny to me how passionate people can get about their favorite food, recipes or restaurants. True story: At one of my old jobs, the staff got into a yelling argument about whether or not chili should have beans. People weren’t speaking to each other by the end of the day. (I’m pro-bean. Otherwise,…

Meet Detroit Music Award nominated band Bear Lake

For the days leading up to the 20th annual Detroit Music Awards, we’ll be featuring a local artist here on The Urbane Life blog. Take a look at the VitaminWater Peoples’ Choice Award music player on the right (the big purple box), listen to the nominees, and download your favorites. The artist with the most…

My new favorite cookie

Cheeky Monkeys cookies and scones

The dried cherries add a splash of tart, along with a satisfying chew. There’s the combo of rich chocolate and tart cherry in every amazing bite.

Detroit Music Awards… Powered by Vitaminwater!

Vitaminwater presents the 20th annual Detroit Music Awards (DMA), April 15, 2011 at Detroit’s Fillmore Theatre and The Urbane Life is proud to partner with them by hosting the Vitaminwater Peoples Choice Award Music Player. Vitaminwater is giving you the chance to grab some tunes – fresh from the motor city. Check out the Vitaminwater “Revive…

Spring Rolls will be a two-wheeled progressive dinner

Biking makes you hungry, right? Then why not combine your love for cycling and your love of good food? “Spring Rolls,” the 2011 progressive dinner via bikes, will be hitting up Royal Oak, Clawson and Berkley not only to partake in good food, but also to spread the word that cyclists have equal rights to…

So You Want to be an Entrepreneur

I thought I might try something with So You Want to be an Entrepreneur, and run an article every Sunday morning, and perhaps help by sharing some experiences that I have had in my own quest to build a better mousetrap. After all isn’t that part of what being an entrepreneur is, doing something a…

Meet Detroit Music Award nominees Annabelle Road

For the days leading up to the 20th annual Detroit Music Awards, we’ll be featuring a local artist here on The Urbane Life blog. Take a look at the VitaminWater Peoples’ Choice Award music player on the right (the big purple box), listen to the nominees, and download your favorites. The artist with the most…

Lettuce Rock! tomorrow!

It’s almost time to party! Get your lettuce ready! Yes, your lettuce. Supporters of Royal Oak, education, community farming, and good food and music have the chance to come together tomorrow to support a great cause. The event, aptly named “Lettuce Rock!“, is a fundraiser for the Royal Oak Community Farm, a project of Royal…

Detroit Music Awards nominee highlight: Eliza Neals

For the days leading up to the 20th annual Detroit Music Awards, we’ll be featuring a local artist here on The Urbane Life blog. The Detroit Music Awards have been around since 1992. It’s an award show highlighting and celebrating the best of Detroit music and musicians. And we’ve got that in spades. Detroit has…

Finding Sexy:Part 1

World dictionary defines sexy as an adjective meant to provoke sexual interest: a sexy dress, book, car. The other part of the definition claims that sexy is interesting, trendy or exciting. Modern day slang uses the word sexy to describe a certain sex appeal: That guy/girl is sexy. While the textbook definitions remain somewhat fixed,…

Dear Melissa: I Want What They’re Having

Dear Melissa I’ve been married to my husband for 6 years and we’ve been together for a total of 9 years. We have a great relationship, so much in common and a strong, fabulous bond. I consider myself so lucky to have such a wonderful man to spend the rest of my life with. I…