Monthly Archives: August 2011

2011 Arts Beats & Eats: Beats Preview with David Shelby

In anticipation of the 2011 Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival coming to Royal Oak Labor Day weekend, the Urbane Life will be talking to some of the festival’s biggest and best bands and performers. Keep checking back to keep up on this year’s acts. David Shelby Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Stage, Saturday Sept. 3,…

Fill your bellies at Arts, Beats & Eats this weekend

In my opinion, Arts, Beats & Eats should be renamed to Eats, Arts & Beats. Why? Nothing against the “arts” and “beats” part of the festival, but I LOVE food. Good thing for me that there will be plenty of it at this year’s festival, which kicks off Friday and runs through Monday, Labor Day.…

Go see ‘The Devil’s Double’ at the Main Art

I saw another great movie in a great venue over the weekend. And if you get the chance, you should also go to see “The Devil’s Double” at the Main Art in Royal Oak. To be honest, I hadn’t heard much of anything about the movie before we went to see it, but my husband…

2011 Arts Beats & Eats: Beats Preview with the HandGrenades, Traeder

In anticipation of the 2011 Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival coming to Royal Oak Labor Day weekend, the Urbane Life will be talking to some of the festival’s biggest and best bands and performers. Keep checking back to keep up on this year’s acts. The HandGrenades Budweiser Stage, Friday Sept. 2, 3 to 4pm Three…

Arts du Jour offers tasty festival preview

Getting ready for Arts, Beats and Eats? One thing you can count on, there will be plenty of good food. I enjoyed an appetizer of the “eats” portion of the festival last week at Arts du Jour. Fifty of metro Detroit’s finest restaurants, sweet shops and more provided samples to the estimated 1,100 people in…

2011 Arts Beats & Eats: Beats Preview with Otto Vector

In anticipation of the 2011 Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival coming to Royal Oak Labor Day weekend, the Urbane Life will be talking to some of the festival’s biggest and best bands and performers. Keep checking back to keep up on this year’s acts. OttO Vector Ford Focus Stage, Friday Sept. 2, 8 to 9pm…

Sometimes, a dive makes food to-die-for

Don’t get me wrong. I love going out to eat at white tablecloth restaurants, dressing up and maybe even putting on makeup and heels, and ordering something from the wine list. Sometimes. But, the truth of it is, I love a good dive joint just as much, maybe more, than I like fine dining. For…

2011 Arts Beats & Eats: Beats Preview with the Infatuations

In anticipation of the 2011 Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival coming to Royal Oak Labor Day weekend, the Urbane Life will be talking to some of the festival’s biggest and best bands and performers. Keep checking back to keep up on this year’s acts. The Infatuations Ford Focus Stage, Sunday Sept. 4, 8 to 9pm…

5 Cool Ideas for Dealing With Procrastination

Here is another “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.…

Fetishes: Strange love

I’ve known about certain fetishes for a long time. People being into, what I would consider, strange and unusual things. I consider myself to be “in the know” because hey, I watched HBO’s Real Sex. It became blazingly obvious how prevalent these fetishes are when one of the biggest searches that landed people on my…