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How to Put On a Romantic Apartment Valentine’s Day

Romance is in the air! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the torture and death of a man famed for illegally marrying young Christian soldiers (right before they were sent off to die in the name of Rome) by eating chocolates and making out. Yep, it’s Saint [...]

How to Make Your Loft Apartment Inviting

There’s an art to making a home inviting — the kind of place that says, ‘come in, be comfortable.’ Unfortunately, that art is in danger of getting lost, at least among the busy apartment-dwellers of Detroit’s urban core. So here’s a quick primer in [...]

Progressive Parties: The Perks of Living in a Downtown Detroit Loft!

One of the perks of living at The Lofts of Merchants Row is that every month they host a Resident Event where we can get together with friends from the building and meet new neighbors. This month ‘peeks’ were added to that perk, as we got to visit our neighbor’s homes in a [...]

Maximizing Your Spice Rack, Apartment Kitchen Style

We all know those people who never put enough salt in their food, and seem to be limited in their seasonings to ‘pepper and seasoning salt.’ We also all know those people who keep an alphabetized spice rack with 48 individual canisters, unlabeled because they know what each [...]

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 [...]