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Making a Social Difference while Social Distancing: Life in the City that is a Community

Making a Social Difference while Social Distancing: Life in the City that is a Community

March 30, 2020 | Detroit

One of the reasons I love my Downtown Detroit Loft is that when you live in the heart of the city, you quickly realize how big this city’s heart is. And while I was out for a run on the Detroit Riverfront the other day, I slowed my roll when I saw the ‘Open’ sign lit up at the Atwater…

Dating neighbors in your apartment building - should you?

Dating neighbors in your apartment building - should you?

March 30, 2020 | Apartment Living

You caught a glimpse as she walked up the stairs to the door. There he was again at the mailbox. You shared glances at last weekend’s summer gathering. You pass each other in the halls and the lobby and pretty soon you’re lingering near the front entrance in hopes of a “chance” encounter. A smile here or eye contact there…

Creative wine storage hacks for your apartment

Creative wine storage hacks for your apartment

March 26, 2020 | Apartment Living

At first glance, some people might not list Detroit as one of America’s great wine cities. At second glance, they won’t want to leave. Downtown Detroit and environs are chock full of all manner of vino delights, from casual stop-ins to award-winning elegance. Bonus points for all this wine-based goodness is the equally enticing selection of Detroit luxury apartments within…

A guide to the best cooking herbs to grow in your apartment

A guide to the best cooking herbs to grow in your apartment

March 23, 2020 | Apartment Living

Do you love cooking, or perhaps simply the stomach-filling satisfaction of eating a great cook’s culinary creations? It might be that you have a big house with a spacious kitchen and all manner of top-shelf appliances and it’s nothing to whip up an enormous spread of gourmet grub for a throng of hungry party guests. If you live in a…

Staying Fit While Staying Inside: My Detroit Loft Makes it Easy For Me (and My Community) to Stay Strong and Keep Healthy!

Staying Fit While Staying Inside: My Detroit Loft Makes it Easy For Me (and My Community) to Stay Strong and Keep Healthy!

March 22, 2020 | Detroit

Staying active while staying safe IS possible! And it’s as important as ever to our mental and emotional well-being. I’ve always made time for exercise in my schedule, and my Downtown Detroit Loft has made that very easy for me. Along with lots of excellent outdoor options, there’s a gym in my building with cardio and weight machines. Of course,…

5 downtown Detroit coffee shops that are definitely worth a visit

5 downtown Detroit coffee shops that are definitely worth a visit

March 19, 2020 | Detroit Food

Is a coffee cup the first thing you reach for in the morning? Does your lunch break walk “just happen” to always pass by a local coffee shop? If you appreciate a good java fix every day or even just once in a while, you’re in good company in downtown Detroit. The city is chock full of excellent coffee cafes…

5 amazing spots every wine lover in Detroit should visit

5 amazing spots every wine lover in Detroit should visit

March 16, 2020 | Detroit Landmarks

Back in September of 2019, Detroit welcomed its first new winery in 60 years. Detroit Vineyards treats guests to vino with grapes grown in and around the city as well as throughout Michigan. The new kid on the block hosts a packed menu of sumptuous wines to tempt and please new and seasoned fans alike. This is great news for…

A Different Formula for Pi Day from Detroit...

A Different Formula for Pi Day from Detroit...

March 14, 2020 | Detroit

It's #PiDay. And while today is not a day for celebration, I'm finding some comfort looking back at 365 Days of 3.14 (okay, actually the other kind of #Pie) in #Detroit and the friends and neighbors I've shared it with. It's more important than ever right now to think about and take care of those around us, and I'm grateful…

St. Patrick’s Day Starts Early in Detroit! Monday Munchies Kick Off the Week on Woodward!

St. Patrick’s Day Starts Early in Detroit! Monday Munchies Kick Off the Week on Woodward!

March 08, 2020 | Detroit

Starting next weekend, there are going to be a lot of official St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. But, true aficionados, know that St. Practice Day is equally as important—and it’s super easy when you live in Downtown Detroit! Let’s start at the beginning (of the week). In 1979, Shannon’s (est. 1974) became Foran’s Irish Pub, which became Grand Trunk Pub (est.…