Monthly Archives: May 2011

Members-only wine site offers quality and value

Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

There I was, minding my own business on twitter, when I get an @ message from @kloutperks. It seems my “Klout” had landed me a $100 credit at Lot18, an online wine seller offering some hard to find gems at great prices. I did some research, and made sure this business was legit. I looked over…

Real Heroes – Professional Athletes Who Served

The U.S. flag is displayed on the field before Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series featuring the Texas Rangers against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco

Many “battles” have been fought on our nation’s professional playing fields. But those battles pale in comparison to the actual fighting on the world’s battlefields where peace and new property lines are drawn between countries. Many of our beloved professional athletes have “given up their day jobs” to go and defend our peace, freedom and…

Having the Stomach to be an Entrepreneur

I am an avid reader of Seth Godins work. Much of what he writes about is that everyone has a shot, or at least the ability to take a shot, but they don’t. They fall short because they are afraid. I certainly saw this daily when I had a real job, and worked for the man everyday. Middle…

Want to get more from Twitter

Here is another Saturday “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we will.…

Hangover 2 Review: The Wolfpack Is Back

Set in Thailand, the original Hangover characters make their way overseas in honor of Stu’s (Ed Helms) wedding. Yes, another wedding means all sorts of troubles. Of course. And by George…troubles follow this wolfpack the way flies swarm around garbage cans. Or something like that. The first Hangover was one of my all time favorite…

Preserve Royal Oak teams up against Kroger

There’s a community group looking to preserve the character of Royal Oak, and it’s got a pretty big name in its sights. Preserve Royal Oak is a movement, says its website, that has the goal of keeping Kroger out of Royal Oak. It began with a few people in the community, the site explains, that…

Performance Network Theatre readies for next show

The Performance Network Theatre is gearing up for its next show, to begin next week. Geoffrey Nauffts’ “Next Fall” begins in previews June 2, next Thursday, and will run through July 3. It’s billed as a “smart and heartfelt drama” on the network’s website, one that has already received critical acclaim. Many local actors are…

Foods That Make You Go “OH Baby!”

Aphrodisiacs were used in ancient times to remedy a variety of sexual problems from fear of sexual inadequacy to promoting fertility. The first was discovered back in Greco-Roman times when Aphrodite rose from an oyster and gave birth to Eros. From there on, the oyster was said to have a stimulating affect on the sex…

Royal Oak softens its panhandling ordinance

Panhandling is something that is more likely associated with a big city, but it does happen in mid-sized and small cities from time to time. So while it might be a surprise to some people that Royal Oak recently enacted a panhandling ordinance, they’re certainly not the first. So, how does a town known for…

Good eating at Mae’s

Hillbilly Benedict at Mae's

If you missed last week’s episode of Dining in the D, you missed watching Chef Tom enjoy some great food and hospitality at Mae’s Diner in the cozy town of Pleasant Ridge. If you’re not already familiar with Mae’s, get ready for some good eating. The atmosphere is bright and cheery. The Formica countertops and…

ComePlayDetroit rec league has a sport for everybody

Maybe you were talented enough to play sports at your high school or college, or maybe you played on an intramural team or rec league in college. But if you’re home for the summer, or graduated, now what do you do if you want to play sports? Justin Jacobs has the answer: ComePlayDetroit. Jacobs, founder/president…