Racking your brain for a last minute gift idea for that special lady in your life? Whether it be your mom, grandma, or the mother of your children, make sure you celebrate her the right way on May 8th (and every day)! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Pamper her: Get a gift certificate at Visions Spa & SalonVisions offers an array of products and services. Hair, nails, makeup, sunless tanning, spa massage, hand & foot treatments, skin care, hair removal and even oncology care can be found on their menu of options for treating yourself.

Send her some Michigan love: Bundled has perfect Mother’s Day gifts while support small businesses and providing job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. From The Mommy Bundle to the Deluxe Ladies Bundle and the option to customize something great, this is a perfect option to ship to the mom who lives away from you.

Get her a subscription: We have personally checked out Mitten Crate and Discover our America, both a great way to check out all the awesome food our state has to offer.

Buy her some swag: Check out MI State of Mind, Detroit Street Apparel Company or Brightly Twisted for some Michigan clothing!

 Whisk her away on a Michigan adventure: One of the best things about our great Mitten State is that you can drive some hours and really feel like you are on vacation. Grab that special mom in your life and take her to Traverse City, Downtown Detroit, the Thumb, or one of the many beautiful cities we 

Take her to Brunch: (here are a few of our favs)

  • Bistro 82: Royal Oak. They will be bringing back a selection of their famous brunch specials for Mother’s Day! Brunch will be available on Sunday, May 8 from 10am – 2pm.
  • C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill: Walled Lake. They will be hosting their annual Mother’s Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 8 from 10am – 4pm, with the last seating at 3pm. The regular dinner menu will start at 4:30pm. The Mother’s Day buffet costs $24.95 per person for adults, and $19.95 for children under 11 years old. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are included.
  • Joe Muer Seafood: Downtown Detroit. They will be serving a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10am – 4pm, with dinner from 6pm – 10pm. Specials include: made-to-order omelettes, egg Benedict, Belgian waffles, sushi, carved prime round, Dearborn ham, shrimp cocktail, oysters, salmon Wellington, maple-cured bacon, breakfast sausage, fresh fruit and gourmet desserts including Joe Muer’s famous coconut crème cake and many more. The brunch menu costs $47.99 for adults, $19.99 for children, and those 5 and under are free.
  • Terry’s Terrace: Harrison Township. They will be hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10am – 2pm, with omelets served to order and dessert. The buffet costs $21.99 per person. Terry’s new brunch menu will be available all day as well. `
  • Forest: Birmingham. They will be offering a three course menu costing $45 per person ($20 for children under 10) from 10am – 3pm.




Bacco Ristorante is launching a dining series, featuring a variety of guest chefs. The first dinner of the series will take place Monday, May 2 at 7pm, featuring a seven-course menu created by Chef Jessi Patuano, of Bacco Ristorante, and Chef Nick Rodgers, of The Root Restaurant and Bar. 


Bacco Ristorante. 29410 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI


Tickets cost $65 per person, and guests can add a wine pairing for an additional $25. To RSVP call 248.356.6600. 12439368_1116468868374072_8250404304889236352_n




Ever wanted to rappel down a building? Over the Edge Detroit is giving you the chance! Simply raise a minimum of $1,000, which will be donated to the Detroit2Nepal Foundation (D2N), and you will secure your spot to descend 25 stories in the heart of the city and join the party that greets you when you reach the bottom!

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This amazing event will take place from May 5th-7th at the First National Building in Detroit. If you are interested in participating, click HERE



We are SO excited about this giveaway! Not only do we get to giveaway a ride on The HandleBar to TWO lucky winners and THREE of their friends, we also get to ride along with you! We can’t think of a better way to kick off spring in Detroit than pedaling around the city we love!


What is The Handlebar Detroit?

The HandleBar is Detroit’s first and only 16-person pedal powered party on wheels! Grab your friends and let their company driver navigate as you pedal your way around downtown Detroit, stopping at areas of interest (bars, restaurants, etc.) along the way. Bring your own food, pick a designated route or choose your own, crank up the music and enjoy a great time with friends on The HandleBar!

More information about the company and the world’s first pedal pubs they are proud to operate can be found by clicking here.

If you are interested in booking your own party, check out the availability by clicking here.

The Giveaway.

Win a tour on the pedal pub that started it all in Amsterdam 19 years ago, but right here in Detroit. We have partnered up with the founders and are selecting TWO winners to get FOUR seats each for a ride on Thursday, April 28th 6-8pm with The Chicks!

*Please make sure you are available on April 28th from 6-8pm and have some pals in mind to bring along for the fun! If you are not available, we will pick another winner.

Enter to win.

The winners of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter (see below). Here’s how it works:

  • Login using your email or Facebook.
  • Simply click on the different entry options and follow the directions.
  • The more entries you complete on the Rafflecopter form, the higher your chances are of winning.
  •  We will contact the winners personally and announce the lucky people on our social media!

Good Luck! Giveaway runs through Friday, April 22nd at Midnight.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


We were recently invited by an old high school friend to attend a show by Detroit Public Theatre at the Max Fisher in Midtown. We made an evening out of it, grabbing dinner at The Block and a few glasses of wine at the theater. As we walked in, we decided to sit front row and were so glad we did. The show was fantastic, keeping our interest from start to finish, begging for more!

Detroit Public Theatre produces world-class plays and programs with world-class writers, directors, actors, and designers in the heart of Midtown Detroit’s thriving cultural district. We invite Detroit audiences to experience bold plays that illuminate the thrills, joys, and challenges of our shared human experience.

3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI

Tickets can range from $20 (student) to $45 (adult).

We had the pleasure of seeing Sex with Strangers written by Laura Eason, directed by Frannie Shepard-Bates, starring Matt Lockwood and Hallie Bee Bard. Don’t let the racy title fool you, it was a well written show that kept us intrigued and provided the audience with many moments of laughter, wonder (“should I look away? Oh, I can’t!” type moments) all while pulling at the heart strings.

They have shows that debut throughout the year, so stay up to date with their website.


Wolf Moon Mixers has brilliantly combined the “fresh juice craze” with the “craft cocktail obsession” to create a yummy all natural cocktail mix. We have tried them for ourselves and wow….they are delicious! Made from fruits, vegetables, cane sugar and flowers – all you have to do is add your favorite alcohol and garnish and you have yourself a fresh craft cocktail!


Their three delicious flavors.


The Block Detroit

Situated on Woodward Avenue in Midtown behind the M-1 construction, there is a spot that is not to be missed. We discovered it because we were looking for a restaurant to grab some food & drinks at before a show at the Max Fisher. What will keep us coming back to The Block is the overly kind staff, scrumptious food & amazing Happy Hour (did I mention I got an Oberon for $1?!).

The Block.

The Block.


3919 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Parking Tip: Park in lot off Alexandrine. The Block will validate your parking stub or receipt and parking is free!


The Block has great Happy Hour Specials and a menu full of dishes at various costs. We were looking for a couple things to share so we had a starter, the Shot Gun Shrimp (9) and two sides, Alfredo Mac & Cheese (3) and their famous cornbread (3). Each dish was delicious and more than we were hoping for!

Mac & Cheese. Shrimp. Cornbread.

Mac & Cheese. Shrimp. Cornbread.


The bar side was full for Happy Hour, but they still gave us Happy Hour pricing even though we were seated in the dining room bringing me to my $1 Oberon.  From 4-7pm, Monday through Friday, The Block offers a fabulous Happy Hour in their bar area. A variety of starters and sides for only $3 along with drink specials that can’t be beat makes this an ideal time to visit, but they put on a great lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch as well!


Leanne Raymond, owner and creator of (Terra)cotta Paste struggled with acne for many years and eventually decided to start mixing and matching her own concoctions. After much trial and error she finally found it – something that worked! After such a great breakthrough she knew she needed to share her discovery with the world. The ACV Toner has become their most popular product. She has since added many new products alongside the original “staples” that continue to define the quality and effectiveness of the brand as a whole. (Terra)cotta Paste is always testing new products and are adding a number of new aromatherapy lifestyle items to the product line in the coming months! Keep your eyes open, but in the mean time… you HAVE to try these products!terra


All products are created & handmade in Farmington, Michigan. (more…)


Josephine Dabish-Fermanian, also known as the Mother of Innovation, has put her heart, soul and scientific mind into the creation of a number of products that allow us to lead a “cleaner” life. Finding that she and her son had chemical sensitivity, she set out to make a pure household cleaner with organic and natural ingredients. Now here she is with a Michigan based company, Detroit Organics, offering a variety of innovative creations making the world better, one product at a time.

Detroit Organics

Detroit Organics


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