There’s a chill to the air here in Detroit that can only mean one thing: winter is finally here. I wish autumn could last forever and ever, with its crimson forests and brisk mornings. But I also have a lot that I’m looking forward to over the winter months, including a little ski trip with some of my favourite Canadian blogging friends and starting classes again. There are also a couple of short term things I’m looking forward to this week.
Last night I went to the opening of Gobsmacked at the Fisher Theatre and I’m still buzzing about it. It’s an acapella show headed by Nic Doodson. The show was quite a bit different from the last time I saw it – a bigger stage, longer show, different cast – but it was just as good as I remembered. Ballzee still manages to steal the spotlight with his ridiculous beatboxing skills in his ten minute solo. They’re only in town this weekend, and the tickets are really reasonably priced, so get down there while you can!
Prime + Proper
Detroit already has more than enough hamburger joints downtown, so I’m so excited to be headed to an opening for some proper meat. Prime + Proper opens this weekend. I’ve got a reservation with my parents next week, so I’ll fill all of you in with a post after.
I’m actually really proud of myself for rationing out this season over the course of an entire week. I’m going through withdrawals now, so if you have any binge-worthy recommendations let me know in a comment below!
This cold snap has left me browsing some new winter jackets to upgrade my wardrobe. I’ve always been a huge fan of Moncler because of their quality construction and subtle feminine touches. I saw this coat from their new winter collection and fell in love. I feel like it’s such a pretty version of Millenial Blush – not too pink, but not too dull either.
I just finished up the weekly reading for a Romantacism course I’m taking by the Brooklyn Institute. I had really wanted to jump back into a learning environment, and these courses are perfect for what I needed! Their New York class schedules are obviously a lot more robust than other cities, but the limited courses offered locally are all fascinating nonetheless. The best part? It’s a pay-what-you-can model, meaning you join an entire series of classes for as little as $25. It’s awesome, and you should join the next one.
Miracle at the Skip
Is it too early to be excited for Christmas? I heard this week that one of my favourite bars in town is going to be the host of a Christmassy pop-up for a month starting on Black Friday. I’m not about to throw up mistletoe and put on the holiday playlist just yet, but Snowball Old Fashioneds and Jingle Ball Nogs? Count me in.