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Detroit Seasons Category

The seasons of Detroit bring unique fun and activities to the city. Festivities that include ice skating and ice sculptures are always a hit for the whole family.

Celebrate the Season in Downtown Detroit!

Photo by Joseph Stevenson, JSFauxtaugraphy @Fauxtaugraphy   I’m not sure when your Holiday Season begins. Before I moved to a Downtown Detroit luxury loft, mine usually kicked off later than I’d planned—mostly because the decorations and celebrations depended on when, well, I decorated, invited, or cooked. [...][...]
 

Detroit Living: 5 Must-See Spring Attractions

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Outdoors, Detroit Seasons
Even if you enjoy a modern, inviting living space as a resident of the Lofts of Merchants Row, the long Michigan winter can leave you itching for some outdoor activity come spring. Purveyors of apartment tips would tell you to stretch those pale legs and take full advantage of rising temperatures and abundant outdoor [...][...]
 

Detroit’s Winter Blast: Where to Chill and Thrill Downtown this Weekend!

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Seasons
Slide into your weekend literally—by checking out the Meridian Winter Slide, a “30-foot high slide [that] will whisk riders through a pitch-black tube and quickly drop them at a steep, 40-degree angle. With speeds of up to 20 mph, this exhilarating attraction is one attendees will want to experience again and [...][...]
 

Host & Hostess Gifts that Call Detroit ‘Home’!

Posted on December 27th, 2016 in Detroit, Detroit Food, Detroit Seasons
The Holiday Season carries on for a few more weeks, and while the emphasis is often on shopping until you drop for those big-ticket items, it’s also important to thank your family and friends for inviting you to their home—and what better way to do that than to give them a taste of your home! Naughty or Nice? [...][...]
 

Celebrating Thanksgiving (and EVERY Day) in Detroit!

Posted on November 21st, 2016 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food, Detroit Seasons
I’m thankful for many things in life, but every day I am especially thankful I made the decision to move to a Downtown Detroit loft a little over seven years ago now. In terms of thankfulness, Thursday will be no different—except for it being the day our nation designates for ‘thanksgiving.’ And that there [...][...]
 

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Detroit: With Decorations Hung with Care and Visions of Holiday Cheer!

Posted on November 25th, 2015 in Detroit Events, Detroit Seasons
While it’s incredibly fun to plan for Thanksgiving and the Holidays when you live Downtown, it is also incredibly easy – because, well, basically, it all gets done for you. This past week, just in time for a quick visit from my Dad, they hung the holiday lights. The timing was perfect—my Dad was only here for [...][...]
 

Celebrate Spring in Detroit: Give The ‘D’ a Daisy Day!

Posted on March 19th, 2015 in Detroit, Detroit Business, Detroit Seasons
Giving someone a flower to show you care is a pretty longstanding tradition—longstanding as in, there are references to the tradition going back to the Bible and pre-biblical times…when the medicinal value of flowers and herbs meant the gift of a flower was a truly caring gesture. You were literally contributing [...][...]
 

St. Patrick’s Day in Detroit: Celebrating Love, Loyalty, and Friendship

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food, Detroit Seasons
Pewabic Claddagh Tile – image courtesy of Pewabic   It’s pretty well accepted that on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. And, aside from the fact that ‘The D’ is by far the best place to celebrate the holiday, this inclusive aspect of the holiday speaks to the ‘Spirit’ of [...][...]
 

Detroit: Evergreen, Ever-Growing, & Ever-Glowing…!

Before moving to my Downtown Detroit loft, I restored and owned an early 1900s Tudor. The late-Victorian elements of the house’s design and the numerous fir trees that filled the front and back yards—draping the leaded windows like festive lace—made the annual installation and decoration of a Christmas tree a [...][...]
 

Campus Martius Tree Lighting

Posted on December 8th, 2014 in Detroit Seasons, Detroit Videos
The Lofts of Merchants Row documented inspired Detroiters as they celebrated the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Recorded during the 2014 Christmas Tree ceremony in Campus Martius [...][...]