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Have you seen the nail Revolution?

Alright Ladies, I am about to rock your nail world! You may have seen postings about the new nail craze Jamberry. Maybe have been invited to the facebook events but have been skeptical about trying it! I’ve decided to take one for the team and test these nail wraps out for you .. let me…

Indie Movie Round-up: March

Most every town has a giant movie multiplex but there’s only one Main Art. Independent movie lovers from all over the region felt their pulse quicken a little when they saw the construction begin on the Emagine entertainment complex–directly behind one of Metro Detroit’s longest tenured and most popular art house movie theaters, no less.…

Royal Oak’s Blackfinn Re-opens as Blackfinn Ameripub

If you’re a fan of Royal Oak hotspot Blackfinn, you’ve probably taken a moment and looked around you: Your best friends, single people, big ol’ TVs, and great drinks. Chances are you’ve thought, man, it doesn’t get better than this. Well, guess what: It does. The popular nightlife chain Blackfinn has transformed its Royal Oak…

How to Decorate a Small Space

  I was looking to spruce up the the old apartment and found these tips online. What do you do to decorate your apartment? 1. pick a color scheme. Picking a color scheme is a good idea for a few reasons. First of all, it makes things easier by acting as a guide for your decorating (helping…

Motown Winter Blast 2014: Campus Martius Events Map

Believe it or not, another year has come and gone and the Motown Winter Blast is right around the corner. What started as a Super Bowl XL kick-off party has blossomed into one of the most successful festivals in metro Detroit. And when it comes to beating the late-winter doldrums of February, we can use…

Motown Winter Blast Events Make You Wish You Were a Kid Again

Believe it or not, another year has come and gone and the Motown Winter Blast is right around the corner. What started as a Super Bowl XL kick-off party has blossomed into one of the most successful festivals in metro Detroit. And when it comes to beating the late-winter doldrums of February, we can use…

Motown Winter Blast 2014: Music line-up

Believe it or not, another year has come and gone and the Motown Winter Blast is right around the corner. What started as a Super Bowl XL kick-off party has blossomed into one of the most successful festivals in metro Detroit. And when it comes to beating the late-winter doldrums of February, we can use…

Motown Winter Blast 2014: Winter Experience

Believe it or not, another year has come and gone and the Motown Winter Blast is right around the corner. What started as a Super Bowl XL kick-off party has blossomed into one of the most successful festivals in metro Detroit. And when it comes to beating the late-winter doldrums of February, we can use…

Apartment Tips: Moving in the Winter

  The winter: Though it’s not the ideal time of year to move, sometimes you just can’t help it. Here are some helpful tips we found that ease the burden of moving in the wintertime. Allow extra time: Whether your move is across town or across the country, winter driving can take considerably longer, especially if…

Science Fact: Ferndale is Home to Some of Area’s Best Recording Studios

Detroit’s music scene is so strong that even the city’s borders can’t contain it. All over the suburbs there are amazing bands, songwriters, and venues. And, as this Free Press article points out, one of our favorite ‘burbs, Ferndale, is home to some of the area’s best recording studios. In fact, writer Brian McCollum says…

Apartment Life: Scoring a Pad

One of the most difficult parts of apartment life is the actual act of finding one. With so many options and so many resources, the choices can be overwhelming. It’s a tiring act, travelling from apartment to apartment, through walk-through after walk-through. And too often is the story of a renter choosing an apartment and…

Shop Small Shop Local; Rail and Anchor Royal Oak

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Shop Local, Whether you’re planning to splurge on gifts for friends and family, or just use holiday entertaining as an excuse to redecorate, there’s no better time to go shopping for home goods. Luckily, there are plenty of options. There might be no better place for gift shopping than Royal Oak, where the concentration of unique…