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Lots to see and do in metro Detroit — and I’ve done a lot

I get accused of being boring quite a bit. Honestly, it’s at least a little bit true — I am pretty boring. I like to go to bed early, I don’t like all the work that goes with getting ready for a night on the town, and crowds of people annoy me. But I took […]

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Canton-based animal rescue seeks temporary foster homes

It’s no secret that we’re animal lovers over here at The Urbane Life. Our apartments don’t have pet fees or breed restrictions, and your furry friends are also welcome to wander around Urbane Space, if they’re so inclined. So when we hear about an animal rescue group in need, we always want to step up […]

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New Art Exhibit opening today in Birmingham

If you enjoy the arts then you’ll be pleased to hear of a new exhibit opening today at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, giving you the perfect opportunity to check out some great local artists including students at this center! This article featured in the Birmingham Patch gives us a sneak peak of the artists […]

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Ferndale bar offers up winter beer fest this weekend

Beer fans will flock to Ferndale this Saturday to sample 20 seasonal brews at the Winter Beer Tasting. The event, set to run 7-10 p.m. Jan. 8, at The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., is aptly situated in the city’s downtown area. The Loving Touch and its neighboring watering holes Woodward Avenue Brewers and The […]

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For fine Ferndale dining, try Assaggi Bistro

I can’t believe Assaggi Bistro opened nearly 11 years ago and it took me so long to finally walk through those doors for a fine dining experience in my hometown. Ferndale has a plethora of options when it comes to eating out, but fine dining isn’t especially its forte. Still, the Detroit News just named […]

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I wasn’t in Royal Oak, but I still had a great New Year’s Eve

I was one of the few people in southeast Michigan (it seems) that didn’t celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Royal Oak, but I had a good time anyway. Well, that’s not quite true — I had to visit downtown for an errand Friday morning and got to see the stage being set up. That […]

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Spend New Year’s Eve at Royal Oak’s own ball drop

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? It’s the big question this time of year. Like it or not, that fateful night is upon us. If you’re seeking a party that’s close to home, there’s a big gathering brewing just outside Urbane Apartment’s doors in downtown Royal Oak. About 8,000 people are expected, according to […]

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A merry local Christmas

I was doing some Christmas shopping with my mom when I got a call from my husband: “Hey, I know we agreed to get each other only a small thing… But I found something for you and you’re going to love it. I had to buy it for you.” I was nervous for a few […]

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Don’t forget the fun stuff!

Downtown Birmingham is a Winter Wonderland… This article in Birmingham Patch tells about some top activities people are enjoying during their off time! Things like visiting Santa’s house and even take a fun carriage ride around the town. There’s something there for everyone, don’t let the fun pass you by in all of the Holiday […]

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Check out Bistro 555 in Greektown

$7 lobster tail. Do I have your attention? Even if you don’t like lobster, if you have the chance to try out Bistro 555 in Greetown Casino’s hotel, I would recommend it. (And you can always opt to add shrimp or crab legs to your meal if you’d rather.) I visited there last weekend with […]

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