13 Michigan Cupcakes You Need To Try

Cupcakes might be the next best thing since sliced bread. For starters, who doesn’t love cake? Cake is great. But even better yet, we then had to one-up cake with its adorable counterpart: the cupcake. With so many styles, flavors, and fillings, we set out to find the best tasty places to get cupcakes in […]

10 Places You Must Eat Tacos In Michigan

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As we have explored many times in the past, Michigan is one of the best states to live in if you’re a foodie. Whether you want pizza, donuts, or vegan ice cream, you can find top-notch food no matter where you go. That includes tacos. We’re talking real, fantastic tacos today. Michigan has a ton […]

4 Metro Detroit Downtowns You Should Explore

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Metro Detroit is overflowing with vibrant towns. Over the years, I’ve frequently visited Royal Oak and Birmingham. However, I wanted to discover other downtowns in my Metro Detroit community. Below, find four additional downtowns that are certainly worth a visit. Berkley Berkley’s downtown is a bit smaller than some other Metro Detroit communities. However, the […]

Take A Detroit Daycation This Summer!

Pull out your sandals, sunscreen and shades: this is the season of adventure! Not everyone has the time or money to go on extravagant vacations this time of year, but you don’t need a lot of money to do something fun. In fact, there are plenty of mini-vacations you can fit into one day. Here […]

10 Places in Michigan To Get Your Vegan Ice Cream Fix

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There’s no denying that ice cream is great pretty much anytime. And it’s even better in July, because it’s National Ice Cream Month! That’s fantastic news for those who have no issues with dairy. But what about us Michiganders who can’t eat dairy or eggs due to health issues or ethical practices, or those of […]

8 Oakland County Restaurants Where You Can Taste The World

When I get the chance to experience new cultures, I like to take it. I have recently started trying more food from countries all around the world. Listed below are eight restaurants scattered throughout Oakland County that will craft a culinary experience your taste buds won’t soon forget. China and Japan: Yummy House (Commerce Charter Township) Located in front […]

Michigan Musician Stef Chura Plays The Mitten

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Alpena native Stef Chura just got off of a West Coast tour, stopped at SXSW and played a show as part of the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, Michigan. Now, she’s preparing for a solo set at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids on Saturday, April 22. The 28-year-old Detroit indie rocker spoke about […]

24 Shops To Celebrate Record Store Day In Michigan

You’ve heard of Christmas in July, but April 22nd is practically the best holiday of the year for music lovers. Record Store Day celebrates the love of vinyl, independent record shops, and vibrant music communities all across the nation. This year claims to be even bigger and better. It’s the 10th anniversary of Record Store […]

Orchards’ Ambassadors Relaunch: A Night of Giving

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Typically when we think of Valentine’s Day gifts, our minds immediately jump to the traditional fare: chocolate, candy, flowers. But if a box of tiny candy hearts seems tired, it may be time to show and share your love in a different way. This Valentine’s Day, why not try a night of giving back to Michigan’s […]

Ferndale Area District Library Makes Libraries Fun Again

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This year, the previously named Ferndale Public Library transitioned into the Ferndale Area District Library. While the change might not be immediately felt by guests, according to library director Jessica Keyser, it is a positive step in the right direction. This change, which makes the library a partner with the Ferndale Public Schools and the […]

Visit The Rust Belt in Ferndale


If you’re looking for a way to buy unique items and support local economy and art, The Rust Belt Market in downtown Ferndale is the place to go. The market is referred to as an “offline Etsy,” and rightfully so; both the online website and its in-person counterpart sell anything from original artwork and vintage […]