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How to Turn On the Autumn in Your Apartment

Posted on October 15th, 2016 in: Apartment Living with the tags: ,
Every season is iconic in its own ways, but autumn has easily the most obvious elements of style. The transition from summer’s sky blues, sun yellows, and mature-grass greens to autumn’s panoply of orange, yellow, rust (never red!), tan, and brown is one that dominates the American cultural landscape this [...]

Get Sweet On (& In) Detroit!

Saturday, October 15th is this weekend, and it’s never too early to start planning a ‘sweet’ night out in Detroit with your ‘sweetie’! Yes, I’m talking about Sweetest Day—which was traditionally a Sadie Hawkin’s version of Valentine’s Day, where women were given the [...]

The Complete Guide to Apartment-Kitchen Chinese Food, Part II

If you haven’t read Part I of this guide, this isn’t going to make a lick of sense to you. Go read that first, then come back here and become an apartment-kitchen Chinese food master! For those of you who know what we’re all about, let’s dive into the recipes! Oh, [...]

The Complete Guide to Apartment-Kitchen Chinese Food, Part I

Apartment-kitchen Chinese food generally comes in five parts: the carb, the meat+marinade, the vegetables, the sauce, and the background spices. For all of these recipes, the vegetables and the background spices are the same — the varying flavors from the meat+marinade and the sauce [...]

Epsom Salt: A Surprisingly Versatile Household Cleaner

We’ve written fairly extensively before about how useful the combination of baking soda and lemons (or vinegar) is for cleaning many things around your house. Today, we’re going to add to that arsenal the unexpected and awesome power of Epsom Salt. WTF is Epsom Salt? Epsom [...]

Detroit Cycle Pub

Detroit Cycle Pub
Detroit Cycle Pub allows you to rent a mobile bar that you pedal around Detroit viewing the sites while drinking. They not only have beer but craft cocktails as well. The lucky residents of Lofts of Merchants Row were able to enjoy this for the August resident [...]

The Lost American Art of Getting to Know your Neighbors

One of the best resources that any apartment dweller has access to is their neighbors. Unfortunately, a combination of rampant paranoia (“How do you know he isn’t a drug dealing Satanic Zika-infected rapist for ISIS?”), screen-oriented living (“Why do I need to [...]

Do You Have the Apartment Insurance You Need?

Most Americans aren’t really conscious that apartment insurance (a.k.a. renter’s insurance) is even a thing. Some estimates say that as many as half of all renters are un- or under-insured in terms of renter’s insurance. The likely reason that other half qualifies is [...]

Belle Isle Park

Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle Park, is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River, between the United States mainland and Canada. Owned by the City of Detroit, it is managed as a state park by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources through a 30-year lease initiated in 2013.[1] Belle Isle is the [...]

A New Twist on Touring Detroit: Bikes and Beverages!

A Pub Crawl is not an exceptional event for The Lofts of Merchants Row Residents.  We are in the heart of Downtown Detroit and surrounded by incredible pubs and eateries, so technically any night out or even your walk home from work, can turn into an impromptu Pub Crawl! But every month [...]