A Crazy Week

This week has truly been a challenge. I lost a good friend of mine on Monday morning, and the week was a little off after that. My friend was a poet and friend who always made you feel anything was possible, and that usually it was just you standing in your own way. I know she wouldn’t want me to be sad, but it just feels a bit odd not being able to get my coffee with her and her quick wit. Starbucks trips won’t be the same without her, life won’t be the same without her. I’m so glad I had the chance to not only work with her professionally, but got to know her as a friend. One of the few I’ve gained as an adult.

I started working with a new bride this week also. It kept my mind busy for sure. Went to the first dress fitting and did a site visit in the bitter cold temperatures. Couldn’t see much of the site due to the foot of snow still on the grounds (the wedding is outside).

Wedding Reception Space
Wedding Reception Space

 

We have a short amount of time to get everything in place, but this is going to be fun for me and something to document for you all to see. Stay tuned for updates on this process. It should be really fun and eventful. The theme of the wedding is fiesta with a little Dia de los Muertos twist.

Papel Picado
Papel Picado

Taking the good with the bad this week, my friend’s “Legacy” is big in the community and in my heart. Live loud and bold, full of color and spunk. That’s advice we can all live by. To my friend Chantay “Legacy” Leonard, I’ll miss you.

chantay piece
Chantay “Legacy” Leonard

 

Wedding Wednesday | 1.14.15

1.14.15

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Wedding Before
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Wedding After

 

Did you or someone you know get engaged this holiday? Well we are a full service event planning company that can help make your big day special and stress free. We do everything from wedding showers, receptions, and weddings. We can even help plan your bachelor/bachelorette parties as well. Ke Event Designs specializes in organization, planning, logistics, event styling, and vendor coordination and contracts. We would love to be a part of your special event, and will always rise to the occasion.

You can find us online here and on Thumbtack

The New Shower | Wedding Wednesday

9.17.14

Bridal showers were once seen as a formal event that required fancy food, toilet paper games, and an awkward gift opening session. These days, brides are choosing more personalized and unique ways to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their girl friends and wedding party. Here are some ways to throw tradition out and have a creative and relaxed shower.

Invitations/Stationery

You have to get the guests there, so choose stationery and invitations that compliment the colors the bride has chosen for her big day. Be creative and less formal.

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modern-invitation-11_vert
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mwd105818_fall10_scallop4_hd
mwd105818_fall10_sheer1_hd

Location, location, location

Choose a location that is unique and special to you and your groom. I love historic spaces and gastropub type restaurants. The kind that serve craft cocktails and have communal seating. Places with character and culinary fare that goes beyond bruschetta and cheese and crackers.

Wright & Company
Wright & Company | Detroit, MI

Centerpieces

Menus

If you are having your shower at a restaurant or public place, use their menu to your advantage. Takes that task off of you. You can usually get a restaurant to create a prix fixe menu for your guests, or a special variety of menu items just for your party. They will usually give you a deal with that type of set up, but don’t be afraid to ask them.

If you are having your shower at a private home, think of doing a family style set up or creative appetizers that people can walk around and get. That way they can get to know others at the party. One thing to do is to have the appetizers placed around the room and not in one spot because it will make your guests get up and mingle.

Decor Items

Your decor can help bring all the elements of your shower together. You can choose a theme that is either personal for you, or if you have a theme for your wedding day use that. It makes everything seem cohesive.

Chose things that aren’t fussy or formal as to keep the vibe relaxed and engaging for your guests.

parisian shower table
rustic party decor
shower decor
vintage bridal table

Table Setting

Setting the table is nothing formal either. Unless you are having a high tea, there is no need for formal seating charts…unless you want to do so to mix up the guests. Be reasonable, you will be using the table a lot. So nothing fussy is really going to be functional.

fun-and-flirty-tablescape-with-black-pink-and-gold shower table

simple table

Signature Cocktail

Choose a special cocktail to represent some of your favorite flavors or a make up of your favorite cocktail. This is all based on preference. You can always have a non-alcoholic option for your child guests or designated drivers.

Display your cocktails in a manner that is easily accessed, classily displayed, and decorative. Try a drink dispenser or decorative glass pitchers.

drink station
drink table decor

Try one of these:

grapefruit + mint mojito

Grapefruit + Mint Mojito

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 ruby-red grapefruit
  • 3/4 cup white rum
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup seltzer

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and add mint leaves. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a small bowl, and discard mint. Let cool.

Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from grapefruit in long, wide strips. Place in a large glass, and add rum. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a large glass measure, and discard zest.

Cut away remaining pith from grapefruit. Cut between membranes to release segments. For each drink, place 2 to 3 segments in a glass. Top with 3/4 cup ice. Stir 3 tablespoons infused rum, 2 tablespoons mint syrup, and 1/4 cup seltzer in a glass measure, and pour over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs.

sour cherry old fashioned

 Sour Cherry Old Fashioned

  • 24 frozen sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup whiskey
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons kirsch
  • Thin lemon-zest strips (from 1 lemon)

Place cherries in a heatproof bowl. Stir water and sugar in small saucepan to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil, and pour over cherries. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Drain cherries, reserving syrup. Thread 4 cherries onto each of 6 skewers. Make 3 drinks at a time: Pour 6 tablespoons whiskey, 3 tablespoons kirsch, and 4 1/2 teaspoons reserved syrup in a cocktail shaker 3/4 filled with ice. Shake and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewer and 2 to 3 strips lemon zest. Repeat for the second batch.

Social Media Buzz

Encourage your guests to use social media apps like Instagram, or the specialty app called the Wedding Party App. This app will allow your guests, at both your shower and wedding, to share their photos with other guests. This will create a great collage of photos and share the memories of others and your guest’s experience sharing in your festivities. Create a unique hashtag to distinguish your event and that way your guests can look back as well under that definer.

Gift Alternatives

For your guests, try an alternative idea and ask guests to bring handmade, small, or specified gifts (i.e. preserves, favorite food items, wine, etc) for things you may want or need.

Guest Favors

Lastly, give your guests something to remember the day by. Give anything useful and small, but something that says ‘thank you for coming and sharing that moment’ with you.  Again, be creative, but practical.

nail polish favor
wine favors

Whatever type of bridal shower you have, enjoy your friends and family, and be in that moment. Have fun!

Mad Monday | Spring Break Recap

4.28.14

So today begins a new week. We’re getting back into the swing of things after the week long spring break. The break was much needed from the running around, after school activities, catching up on work, late dinners, and homework. But I’m also glad to be back to somewhat normalcy.

Dew on Leaf

 

We did a collaboration post last week with a wonderful men’s apparel company, Bonobos. It was fun working with such a positive and innovative company. We have some new things we’re working on to share with you in the coming months. We hope that you enjoyed your spring break (whenever it may have been) and got some rest. Now it’s back to the regular schedule.

Here are some images from the past week.

Stay tuned for some new and exciting news and updates. We can’t wait to share the fun with you. Have a wonderful week, try not to stress too much, take a break when you can, and enjoy the madness!

Mad Monday | Batter Up!

3.31.14

 

Tigers-Opening-Day

Today is Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. And in the city that means an unspoken holiday for some. People tailgate like no other, and the city is full of people from dawn until dusk. The fans are supporting in and around the ballpark. There are block parties, parties, rooftop events, and people even dressed in costume to show their support. It’s a time when people enjoy the city and get together to support a sports team, as well as a welcome to the spring/summer season.

 

Baseball is a pastime in this country. So today was full of nostalgia, celebration, and tradition. The final score was 4 – 1 Tigers, so it was a good day for Detroit. We have won 7 consecutive home opening days, so it just added to the fun for the fans. No matter the weather, fans come out in droves and take over a one-square mile radius.

Tigers Opening Day win

Well it’s official! Spring is here, the summer is near, and the Detroit Tigers are on fire! Let the season begin, and welcome spring…Finally!

Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers! Get ’em boys!

Mad Monday | 1.6.13

1.6.13

Happy New Year! I know the holidays are over, so our Merry Mondays will be replaced with our new Mad Monday! Not in an angry sense, but the madness that Monday sometimes brings deserves some equal or balancing inspiration to help you get through the day.

Snow BootsHere is the madness most of the country is feeling today! No matter where you are in the U.S. you are feeling the brisk cold and maybe even a ton of snow (literally!), but there are ways to get through the extended holiday vacation.

Right now here in Michigan, it is -13 with a wind chill of -41. The weather is absolutely ridiculous and absurd if you ask me, so what better way to stick it to Mother Nature is to join her!

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Yep, that’s right! If you can’t beat them join them. So get out there and enjoy this snowy weather (with precaution to frostbite). Make snow angels, a snowman, or have a snowball fight. Or, stay indoors and enjoy a hot beverage or do some things you don’t normally get to do. Yoga…meditate…organize your office…catch up on reading your favorite magazines or book. Use this extra time to truly enjoy not having to rush back to the hustle of your weekly schedule.

magazine stackSo stay warm, enjoy this extra day or two off. If you have to work, please give yourself plenty of time to get to where you’re going. It’s treacherous outside no matter where you are. And if you’re in a warmer climate, enjoy some sun for us in this frigid polar vortex!

~Be Warm!

 

 

2013 Fall Weddings | 9.10.13

OK, so it’s been a while since I’ve talked about weddings, but I have been immersing myself in colors for the graphic arts program I just finished.  I learned about colors, the ‘science’ colors and their spectrums. Color can insite energy, feelings, and emotions.  I know I have discussed before colors and how they play an important role in weddings. People are starting to be more bold with their color choices for their wedding.

One palette that I have become fond of is chartreuse, gray, and white. The bright punch of color with two simple colors that go with everything, gray and white. With the summer coming to an end, using a bright pop of color with two simpler subdued colors is like throwing one last summer sunshine in the middle of your wedding.

chartruese gray white
chartreuse+gray+white

I love pops of color that can shake things up. A bright and fun color added to a wedding will give your special day a little twist. A color like chartreuse is one of those colors that adds a little burst of sunshine to a wedding, an already cheerful day. Adding gray and a simple white palette to such a punch of color will just create a great foundation for the chartreuse.

chartreuse dress

I love the contrast of a bright color with a dark color, or a simple white. The bright color can accent your special day just like you will in a bright chartreuse dress….

chartreuse bike

Ok, well maybe you don’t want to go that far, but hey live a little. Do something special that represents you and your new spouse. Take a canoe ride between your ceremony and reception, or ride your bike to your reception. Riding a tandem bike will help pedal you to a beginning of working together.

chartreuse cakes

You can also use the food or other elements of your day to infuse color into. Individual cakes in a bright chartreuse will definitely be a conversation starter with your guests. Wouldn’t a chartreuse cake make you want to say something. If you aren’t going to have a cake or grand 5-tier spectacle, go the simple route with cupcakes. They’re fun, easy to eat, and just plain old economical. Chartreuse icing would definitely be an interesting food experience.

gray and chartreuse table

So, where you eat also is important. Adding a bright color doesn’t have to be overpowering. You can use the more subdued colors in your palette and take the route of using the bright color as an accent. This table focuses on the white and gray, using chartreuse as a pop of color in the centerpieces.

Chartreuse flowers maybe…

chartreuse flowers
pompom of chartreuse flowers

A very fancy and extravagant table setting…

chartreuse tabel
hydrangea table runner

How about getting people there. You have to have invitations. Color will definitely get some attention.

chartreuse invites

Be creative in your invites. Give the information plainly and clearly. State the details, the basics, and use a little graphic design in the layout. Try something other than the plain scripted fonts and traditional layout.

gray_chartreuse invites

Make sure your invites represent you and your spouse-to-be, your personalities and something fun and eye-catching.

Ok, so lastly…the way to get any party going, cocktails. Color can be infused into cocktails/beverages as well. So, in case you didn’t know, there is an actual liqueur called Chartreuse.

Chartreuse

Chartreuse is a French-made liqueur made by Carthusian monks since 1737. It is made of distilled alcohol, aged with a variety of 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The name Chartreuse comes from the name of the monastery, Grande Chartreuse, which is located in the Chartreuse Mountains.  It is one of the few liquors that continues to age and improve in the bottle. Chartreuse would be an acquired taste by itself. It tends to be very sweet, and becomes spicy and pungent. But have no fear, the color of this liqueur (which comes in both yellow and green, as well as a white chartreuse) can add that special touch to your wedding day cocktails.

last word cocktail
last word cocktail

One of those cocktails is something I love the history on:

The Last Word cocktail was created back in the time of Prohibition in the lovely city of Detroit. Created by a Vaudeville director at the Detroit Athletic Club during Prohibition, “The Last Word” was essentially forgotten until recent years. It consists of a seamless blend of gin, lime juice, green chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur. Makers of the masterpiece are told to shake well with ice, shut up, and drink. Cliff Bell’s is one of the few places you can imbibe the drink in Detroit. So the next time you’re, out check out Detroit’s very own “The Last Word” and, as the bartenders of old used to say, shut up and drink – because no matter the era, Detroit always has its final say.

This is a simple way to add a bit of chartreuse literally and visually to your special day. Something classic and timeless, with a little bit of history to it.

gray shoes

And with that, however you choose to use color in your special day, enjoy the moment and those around you to share in your moment. Take your shoes off and dance, or keep them on if you have comfortable shoes.

Our Last Word, Have fun!

Fall inspired | Ke Event Designs

Spiced Apples

11.5.12

Fall is my favorite season and it is approaching pretty fast. One thing I love about fall is the food, it is full of comfort and warmth. A great ingredient that is fruitful this time of year is the apple. Apples can be used in many diverse recipes, but one that is my favorite is simply to cook them and add flavor. Cooking apples is pretty simple, and I love simple. When it comes to sweets and desserts, I am not a fan of fussy. I prefer to taste what I cooked and have the simplest of flavors and tastes combined.

Green Apples

Growing up, my grandmother used to can fruits and vegetables from her garden. Being that I loved food, I would stand right there with her and watch what she did. One of my favorites is her canned spiced apples. I developed this recipe in her honor, without the time of canning. Something I wanted to prepare and enjoy right then.

Spiced Apples

4 Granny smith apples (the tarter, the better) cored and sliced
1 lemon
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp of cinnamon
Cloves, a pinch

Peel and core the apples, then slice in 1/4 inch slices. Put apples in a saucepan and add the water and juice from the lemon (the lemon juice will keep the apples from turning brown). Heat on medium low heat, until apples are soft. Add the sugar and brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Don’t let the apples boil, they will burn and you will lose your liquid. Add the spices, cinnamon and cloves, and continue to stir. The liquid will start to thicken into a syrup. This is the good stuff! Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. Once cool enough to eat, you can add the apples over ice cream or shortbread cookies, but I like them by themselves. Enjoy!

*This post is dedicated to my wonderful grandmother who continues to share her recipes with me!

New Beginnings

Dawn of a New Day

Happy 2012 to you! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with family, good food, and friends. The holidays are my favorite time of year,  so I enjoyed the peace and quiet of home and great food and company.

Now that we’ve ushered in a new year, it’s time for a new beginning to start this year off right. We all make resolutions and start new routines and regimens, but this year try something different. Don’t make any! Just learn from the past mistakes and take them as lessons learned. As Maya Angelou has said many times, “when you know better, you do better”. So go into the new year with a new state of mind, set goals for yourself that are attainable, realistic, and measurable. With anything, you want to be able to see if your efforts are making an impact. Being realistic will help ensure that you can really achieve what you have in mind. It is a good idea to have some type of support from friends and family as well. When you have that support behind you, it makes it easier for you to stay focused and motivated.

Ke Event Designs will also be making some new moves as well this year. The website will be finished soon. Be on the look out late winter/early spring for the website to be finished and launched. Also, we will be launching a couple of new divisions to what we do. Yes we will still plan events, but we will offer new services to keep us diversified and fresh.

Ke Event Designs

With 2012 already on its way, we hope that we can work with you, share with you, and grow with you. If you have any events that you need coordination for, feel free to contact us at kia@keeventdesigns.com

Happy 2012!!
~Kia

Back to School

This week was the start of a new school year. It’s the New Year for kids. The daily routine is back and so is early morning rising. Also, here comes making lunches, after school activities, school projects, and nightly homework. It brings a lot of stress and anxiety for both kids and parents! There are a few things you can do to combat those stresses and makes for a smoother school year and fall/winter season.

Family Planning

First things first, write out a schedule monthly. Every month you should come together as a family and make sure you are all on the same page with progress. Also, it helps to see the different activities that are going on with everyone and that way it will be easier to make proper accomodations.

Second, communicate! Communication is key in all relationships, families included. If there is an issue that comes up or an event that arises that wasn’t expected, speak up and talk about it. Family is there to be behind you to help and support when needed.

Fun Times

Always make time to have fun! Life is serious enough, so why not take a few moments out to enjoy those around you. Play a family game, go to the park and play catch, or just laugh at each other’s jokes. Parents need to have ‘alone’ time as well. Take time to do something nice for yourself, pamper yourself in some way. Even if it’s a set date with yourself to take a bath or read a magazine you haven’t gotten to. Don’t forget the kids, they need some time to themselves too. They may be your kids, but they are people too. Encourage them to write in a journal or read a book to gather their thoughts and keep their minds active.

Lastly, give thanks and praise. No, not in a religious way, but to those around you. For every good deed comes reward. If there’s a good grade (parents included), reward it. Set an awards list for continuous good grades and accomplishments. Or try doing something nice once a month to reward all good deeds at once. Have a special ceremony of sorts to give recognition and a bigger sense of accomplishment.

Ahhh....

Don’t stress or sweat the small stuff, there is always a solution or some sort of compromise that can be reached. Communicate with each other and congratulate the great accomplishments and even the small ones. Remember to take time for yourself and enjoy those around you. Plan ahead and be prepared, and things should run smoothly.

Foodie Friday…Fall inspired

Spiced Apples

 Fall is my favorite season and it is approaching pretty fast. One thing I love about fall is the food, it is full of comfort and warmth. A great ingredient that is fruitful this time of year is the apple. Apples can be used in many diverse recipes, but one that is my favorite is simply to cook them and add flavor. Cooking apples is pretty simple, and I love simple. When it comes to sweets and desserts, I am not a fan of fussy. I prefer to taste what I cooked and have the simplest of flavors and tastes combined.

Growing up, my grandmother used to can fruits and vegetables from her garden. Being that I loved food, I would stand right there with her and watch what she did. One of my favorites is her canned spiced apples. I developed this recipe in her honor, without the time of canning. Something I wanted to prepare and enjoy right then.

Spiced Apples

4 Granny smith apples (the tarter, the better) cored and sliced
1 lemon
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp of cinnamon
Cloves, a pinch

Peel and core the apples, then slice in 1/4 inch slices. Put apples in a saucepan and add the water and juice from the lemon (the lemon juice will keep the apples from turning brown). Heat on medium low heat, until apples are soft. Add the sugar and brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Don’t let the apples boil, they will burn and you will lose your liquid. Add the spices, cinnamon and cloves, and continue to stir. The liquid will start to thicken into a syrup. This is the good stuff! Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. Once cool enough to eat, you can add the apples over ice cream or shortbread cookies, but I like them by themselves. Enjoy!

*This post is dedicated to my wonderful grandmother who continues to share her recipes with me!

Social Sunday – What to do when in Detroit!!

 
Detroit City

The media may have a perception of what Detroit has or doesn’t, but there’s no story like that of a true Detroiter. I was born, raised and bred in this city of music, cars, and monolithic creativity. This to me is a city of do-ers, real movers and shakers. I’m not just saying that because I am from here, I say that because I know these individuals for a fact.

Working and volunteering around with different organizations in the city, I have met some people who are impressed by what the city has to offer. Michiganders, suburbanites, or visitors alike, everyone asks “what is there to do in Detroit?” The answer is simple, a lot!

One thing I enjoy is walking around some of the many neighborhoods in the greater downtown area. In Midtown, there’s the newly revitalized Cass corridor. Avalon Bakery has the most amazing organic baked goods. Everything is made fresh daily and you can get day-old breads for a steal! There’s also the Spiral Collective, which includes Tulani Rose, Source Books Booksellers, and the Dell Pryor Gallery.  Also, there is the Bureau of Urban Living and City Bird, and across Woodward Ave, there’s Sole Sisters (my absolute favorite place in the city) and The Black Dress. There’s also a ton of places to try the food fare in Midtown as well. You have Motor City Brewing Works and Traffic Jam & Snug, who use all local products on their menu and provide local beers on draft and in bottles. My favorite in Midtown would have to be Good Girls Go to Paris, a true example of a do-er in the city. Torya Blanchard took her love for crepes and opened up a creperie in the city of Detroit! All the crepes, savory and sweet, are named after people Torya knows and she is planning to open up a bar/lounge, Rodin, soon in the same block as her creperie. This is all in just one neighborhood!

Further down Woodward Ave, you have so much more to see. There is Bob’s Classic Kicks for true classic sneakers. There is also the Museum of Contemporary Arts & Design (MOCAD) and the N’Namdi Gallery, the Detroit Artists Market for arts and culture. There’s the historical Majestic complex, one of the world’s oldest bowling alleys and multiple music venues inside that have seen the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa and even Bob Marley. The Central Business District is home to over 131 bars and restaurants all locally owned and operated. That’s just in one square mile! Park Ave is one of my favorite streets in Detroit. It is home to the Town Pump, Centaur Bar, and my ultimate favorites, Bucharest Grill (inside of Park Bar) and Cliff Bell’s jazz club! These are my ultimate favorites for different reasons. Bucharest Grill has the most awesome chicken shawarma in the city, and since it resides inside the Park Bar, they have some eclectic events such as Doggy Style (the dog-friendly Tuesday night event) and some local music shows upstairs in their venue space.

Cliff Bells Organ Jam

Cliff Bell’s jazz club has truly resurrected the origins of its name. Cliff Bell’s was once a jazz club in the 20’s before prohibition and a speakeasy during, and the 30-something recent owner has taken the time and effort to restore it to its original glory. From the gold vaulted ceilings to the original pipe organ, this place has truly put the jazz scene back into Detroit. Their weekly schedule is full of true jazz, open mic organ jams and different special guests on the stage 7 days a week. There is a full kitchen with unique foods and artful spins on culinary classics. The bar, is visually amazing and was restored to its original beauty as well. The cocktails are just as amazing. I would suggest the Vesper or the Last Call, one of the oldest cocktails in the country and said to have been developed in Detroit first during prohibition.

Shrimp and grits at Cliff Bells

A few blocks down Woodward Ave, you have more to see. For more information than I could post here, you can stop by the Inside Detroit Welcome Center, where I am a tour guide and weekly volunteer, for a plethora of information on where to go and maps for your use to getting around. At the Welcome Center, Jeanette and Maureen wanted to create a space where the people of and in the city can have somewhere to get information about what is going on in their surroundings. There was no welcome center before they opened their space almost 4 years ago. Now recognized nationally for their passion and love for this city, they give tours for people willing to explore the city and learn something new. There are walking, bus, Segway and bar tours every week. Check the website for specific dates and information. I am proud to be a part of such a great organization that helps lift my city and puts forth the effort to change the view of the beautiful place I call home…Detroit!

Belle Isle Conservatory Outdoor Garden
 Some other fun things to do would be checking out the latest eyewear at Spectacles (where you can also catch a cipher of hip hop or poetry), Belle Isle Park, further down Jefferson Ave. The Riverwalk, a 3.1 mile long dedicated green space that stretches along the river from the Ambassador Bridge to Belle Isle, has a carousel, Wheelhouse Bike rental and shop, the Milliken State Park, Chene Park (the best ampitheatre for national music acts all summer), and the beginningn of the Dequindre Cut, the greenway created for non-motorized vehicles that takes you to Eastern Market (our oldest outdoor Farmers Market where the grocery stores shop). There’s so much more in Detroit to see, and it would take a book to probably list everything. My home is my sanctuary and Detroit has a lot to make my soul excited.
 
This is My city!