To be really honest with you, having newborn pictures taken sounded like torture for the entire family. The combination of a hot August day + an unpredictable newborn + sleep deprived parents + a mom who’s not feeling her best = ugh. But to EVERYONES surprise, our morning with Laurie from Simply Newborn Art was one of the most enjoyable experience we had in those first few weeks of our baby’s life.
Fine dining in Downtown Rochester has been taken to the next level by an architecturally fine spot on Walnut Boulevard. Although this 8,200 square foot house is nearly a century old, it has been converted into a Modern American restaurant inspired by French culinary tradition. We must give kudos to the extraordinary cuisine at Chapman House, however it is the vibe that completes the experience.
Downtown Rochester. 311 Walnut Boulevard Rochester, MI.
Comfortable patio in front.
More courtyard perfection.
Multiple options for private dining.
The menu selections vary with the seasons and availability. Everything is prepared with the freshest of ingredients that are available in the Great Lakes region.
We visited Detroit’s Motown Museum and had an amazing time learning about the history of American artists that changed the history of music. Watch the video to see the outside of the museum and click HERE to read all about the tour.
This post is for anyone looking for a new idea for an event, celebration, or just a night out with pals! We recently had the chance to giveaway a ride on The HandleBar where we joined the winners for a tour (bar crawl) of Downtown Detroit. We think it is safe to say that everyone had a blast and will most certainly find themselves sitting on those seats, pedaling around the D in the near future.
Our giveaway crew.
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.
When City Girls Soap invited us to check out their production facility in Orchard Lake, we had no idea what we were in for. It turns out, we got to meet the goats who provide the special ingredient in their products – GOATS MILK! City Girls Soap creates hand-made, whole body soap bars that are full of vitamins and nutrients that will gently moisturize your skin. We have tested their products and they are amazing!
The goats of City Girls Soap!
Our dear friend Kimberly Mortson, founder of Small Moments designs and invitations, has launched a t-shirt line and it’s to die for! Kimberly’s design work is amazing and her new shirts do not disappoint.
The line has a wide array of designs – many of them are Detroit themed, which we love!
We are giving away one t-shirt of your choice PLUS the print below.
Enter to Win.
The winner 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 winner personally and announce the lucky people on our social media sites!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
We took a look back at all of the amazing places in Michigan we were lucky enough to experience in 2015. All we can say is WOW – our state is PACKED with incredible places that delight our senses. So, we thought we would give you a quick snapshot of all the spots we visited in the past year.
We have told you before how much we LOVE the friendly, “family-like” atmosphere at Body Language Fitness and Yoga and now there is one more reason to visit this fitness studio! On Friday, December 4th they are hosting a Sip & Shop event, where lots of local small businesses will be present for all of your holiday shopping needs. PLUS all of Body Language’s adorable workout gear will be 20% off!
There is also a Christmas themed yoga class that night from 6:30-8:30pm. This FUN class sells out every year so be sure to sign up HERE.
This is an event you don’t want to miss. All details are below – see you there!
Channel 7 invited us to talk about our latest business venture, Bundled, on their “Mom’s a Genius” segment. Watch us go through each gift bundle and explain how we are supporting small businesses and employing adults with disabilities through Services To Enhance Potential. Thanks for having us, Channel 7!