Sponsored by The Lash Lounge They say that life doesn’t give you more than you can handle. But sometimes, it seems like everything goes wrong all at once. And sometimes, when that happens, you can’t concentrate on reading or don’t have time to read. That’s where I’m at right now. I’ve started several books, but haven’t…Read More
Well, not exactly. But, being at other peoples’ weddings certainly makes me think about my own wedding. And June, July and definitely August are shaping up to be very busy nuptial seasons. This August, my best friend and my sister are getting married within two weeks of each other, and I am in both weddings.…Read More
We’ve started the conversion process and are several weeks in at this point. And, as it turns out, there are connections everywhere. [similar id=43974 type=all] We were out to dinner with my fiancé’s family to celebrate his grandmother’s 90th birthday and they were asking about the conversion process. We were talking, and my fiancé’s cousin…Read More
Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Native Detroiter Mollie Yarsike takes care of the kids so parents can enjoy the party. I can’t believe this didn’t exist before,” is the most common reaction to Mollie Yarsike’s two-and-a-half-year-old business venture. It makes sense considering the idea of having childcare at a wedding or other adult-focused event seems like…Read More
Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer A brand-new local business offers from-scratch cookies for everyone — including on the go. Rebecca Abel had an urge to start a cookie company. Her vision was to create the perfect gourmet cookie — something crispy on the outside, doughy on the inside and made from only premium ingredients. “I couldn’t…Read More
Planning a Jewish wedding may not strike some as an especially daunting task. Add the complexity of doing so from nearly 1,000 miles away, and I’ll ask you to reconsider your stance. [similar id=38398 type=all] We met on Jdate, so while our lives are inherently steeped in modernity, we knew we wanted a wedding that…Read More
It all started with fireworks … Derrick and I met in person on July 2, 2016, although we had been talking via JSwipe and then the phone for weeks. I almost ghosted him, but I’m so glad I didn’t. Anyway, we went out on July 2 and watched the fireworks in Waterford. Then we went…Read More
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Debra, Whenever a friend’s daughter visits, she asks if she can try on our daughter’s clothes. This isn’t playing with our dress-up clothes, but actually going into our daughter’s closet and chest of drawers and taking things out to put on. It’s bizarre, yes? I have told her no…Read More
On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage became legal in Michigan. Minutes after hearing the news, Annette Kanar called her girlfriend, Leslee Kanar. She knew Leslee was working, but left her a message: “I hope you still want to marry me.” Leslee did. The couple had already planned to have a party on Aug. 21, before…Read More
It was a glorious wedding — the stuff dreams are made of.
And after six months of planning a wedding and one week of parties, dinners and get-togethers with family and friends before the big day, the bride and I wanted a weeklong incommunicado honeymoon.
Canada seemed the logical choice. Quiet, simple, plenty of places to get lost — and enough extra roaming charges on our cell phones to convince us to turn them off.
We were sitting on a bench outside the Festival Theatre waiting to see 42nd Street when I realized our “get-away” honeymoon hadn’t gotten away enough.