Allow us to introduce ourselves.
There's a certain grit to being a Detroiter. A uniqueness that has enabled us to persevere as a city. Though discounted, we are never counted out, which is why I have such an affinity for "Detroit Vs Everybody." It embodies the ethos of the city and its inhabitants. I love that about Detroit. I am a product of the city and my people are, too.
With strong Polish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Mexican and Italian populations in the city, not to mention exquisite fine dining options, there is incredible, delicious and authentic places to eat and drink everywhere you go!
I love taking advantage of all 4 seasons downtown. Whether it's grabbing an ice cream in the summer, watching the Thanksgiving day parade from our 313 office, checking out the architecture, or ice skating in the middle of Cadillac Square, there's always something to do.
The Music Scene
The metro Detroit area has such an awesome music scene. Almost every band comes through at some point on their tour, we have world-renowned festivals, a rich history with Motown, and there's amazing karaoke going on somewhere every night.
Detroit is an amazing city for art. The DIA is absolutely massive and free for local residents, while there's a ton of local galleries that do comedy nights and host concerts, the supercool Modern Art museum that brings in artists like KAWS, and public art everywhere.
Gritty Yet Sophisticated
There is something very special and unique about Detroit. It is old yet new… gritty yet sophisticated. It is secretive and honest. The art and music scene runs deep through our veins. The culture is genuine, heartfelt and evocative. This creative bloodline flows in all who call Detroit home. We the people are restless, and I love that non-complacency. Detroit’s DNA cannot be expressed in words or pictures but rather it’s a state of mind – a relationship that evolves, teases, and even remains a mystery that has always drawn me closer.
While living here I have had the chance to truly immerse myself in the sports culture of Detroit. Be it the Tigers, Lions, Pistons, DCFC or the Red Wings, the venues are always filled with fans passionate for not only their team but the city itself.
One of my favorite things to do in Detroit is Slow Roll. Every summer, on a Monday night, thousands of people from all over the metro Detroit area come together and experience a 2-hour cruising tour of areas you may have never seen. New areas, renovated areas… It's a great, positive event every year.
I love that there are beaches everywhere! Detroit is so close to many amazing nature spots. When I'm not outdoors, I love hunting down mid-century modern furniture.