Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dining in the D and Urbane Life Team Up

Dining in the D and Urbane Life team up to bring metro Detroit’s best local restaurants to your TV The Urbane Life, an online magazine focusing on all cool things hyper local, has been chosen as a media partner for the hugely popular “Dining in the D” TV series. “Dining in the D” will feature Tom…

Cool Stuff Ideas

If you read good books and see good movies, eat good food and drink good wine, have good friends and think good thoughts – you will have a good life.

My Family’s Favorite Fettucine ‘Fredo

I like easy. Recipes, I mean. I also like making things that my kids won’t whine about. Because, let’s be honest, nothing makes meal time worse than whiny kids. Unless you have a nice bottle of chianti and your ipod. Then, it’s possible to salvage the evening. Anywhoo… My family LOVES Fettucine Alfredo. It’s delish.…

Have you been to Detroit’s Corktown lately?

It wasn’t that long ago that we shared the news with you about a fitness trainer moving to a storefront on Michigan Avenue, in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. It wasn’t long before that that we shared the news with you about Detroit getting a hostel, and why that’s important for the city. The Detroit News explored…

Online Dating The Safe Way

Back in 2000, I was a newly single mom. There weren’t a ton of people to be fixed up with so, when I felt I was ready, I turned to the internet dating sites to find my match. Back in the day, there were only a few that I trusted. One was Match.com and the…

Detroit Fire Guild to put on a scorching performance

Your mother taught you not to play with fire. That’s OK, because the professionals will do it this Saturday night in Pontiac — and YOU can win tickets. The Detroit Fire Guild is bringing its spring show, The Fires of Beltane, to the Crofoot Ballroom Saturday night. Think “Braveheart” mixed with Cirque du Soleil, and…

Euro Tiger

The initial World War was raging and teenager Michael Bartolf was dealing with his own “suicide squeeze play”. He could either be forced to serve in the German army or he could go with his one remaining “option” – defect and hopefully survive. He chose his only “real” option and ended up in America to…

Dining in the D returns for a second season

Fudgie Mudgie

Dining in the D is back for another season of, well, dining in the D (metro Detroit). For a foodie like me, this is great. It’s like your favorite food show, but it’s local, so you can watch, and then follow up with a visit to check the place out for yourself. This show provides…

Long Live Detroit Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs don’t really fit in so well. They see the world a little differently than others, sometimes to their demise. They are a tough bunch, and there are a few in Detroit, that aren’t dead yet. Initiative for Southeast Michigan highlight in their recent article; Detroit’s Deaths Are Greatly Exaggerated. a) Detroit’s entrepreneurs are solving some ‘real problems’ – market pain that yearns for an elegant solution.…

MIPA: Own Your Brain. Own Your Life!

MIPA: Own Your Brain. Own Your Life.TM! A conversation with Sylvia Becker-Hill. MIPA stands for Michigan International Professional Association and is all about Connecting, Engaging, and Discovering. MIPA’s mission is to offer a platform for business professionals to connect and share thoughts in a convivial setting. This mission is driven to: Create opportunities to connect, make…

Dining in the D coming to a TV near you

A television show about eating in the Detroit area sounds like my kind of show. As all my friends know, there’s rarely a time when I’m not eating something. And like most food lovers, I love to go out to eat. You get all the deliciousness of a fabulous dinner without the cooking and cleaning…

Dear Melissa: Introducing My Kids To My New Partner

Dear Melissa, I’ve been divorced for 3 years after being married for nearly 14 years. I’m still friendly with my ex and we are still co-parenting but I have full custody of our daughters who are now 9 and 11. The girls seems to have adjusted wonderfully and are happily bouncing through their young lives.…