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Making the Plan: Maximizing Your Apartment’s Space

One of the fellows that works for us is married, with a kid, and spent the first several years of that kid’s life in a tiny 645-square-foot apartment. It was advertised at 900 square feet, but like many apartments, the ad was an outright lie. How and why they realized it, however, [...]

Winter Blast: Where to Warm-Up While ‘Chilling’ in Detroit!

Don’t miss the Meridian Winter Blast this weekend! There will be Comfort Zones and comfort food—like Southern Cooking from Beans & Cornbread, BBQ from Lazybones Smokehouse, and Chili from Red Crown.  And things are sure to heat up with performers like The People’s Republic [...]

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

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 [...]

How to Get Hygge This Winter 

This winter’s new meme is a good one — good enough for us to introduce it to you before it’s really taken root. It’s a Scandinavian word (Danish with Norwegian roots) pronounced ‘HYOO-gah,’ spelled ‘hygge,’ and meaning ‘inner [...]

Holmes and Watson’s Flat Door is Never (Sher)locked

As everyone who has a passion for high-functioning British sociopaths is aware, this month is the last planned season — series, if you’re British — of Sherlock. (They say a 5th is in the works, but you can expect a minim-two-year hiatus between, and this one is supposed [...]

Host & Hostess Gifts that Call Detroit ‘Home’!

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 [...]

‘Tis the Season…to Celebrate Detroit!

‘Tis the Season for Gifting. ‘Tis the Season for Going Out. ‘Tis the Season for Getting Snowed-In. And what could be more perfect for any of these occasions than a book to curl up with, to curate your evening out, or to help you cook dinner? All celebrating Detroit of course! Give [...]

Royce Wine Bar Resident Outing

For the month of November, residents enjoyed delightful conversations and refreshing cocktails at the Royce Wine Bar.

The Psychology of Renting an Apartment

Everyone thinks that the way they think is normal, and that most everyone thinks the same way they do. That’s just plain not the case, no matter how normal you actually are — and the wide variation in psychological biases can be seen in activities as everyday as choosing what [...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving (and EVERY Day) in Detroit!

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 [...]