Waitress Seeks Young Female Actress

Detroiters, WAITRESS is coming to town and is looking for two young female actresses. Do you know anyone?

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, May 7-19, 2019 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement.
 
WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage.   Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.”
 
The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene.  Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2 and be no older than 5 years and 3 months.  Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings.
 
The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Detroit on Tuesday, February 5 from 12 – 3:30 PM at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd.  The audition will consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required.
 
Parents or legal guardians must register their child for a time slot in advance of the auditions using Sign Up Genius at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/luluauditionsdetroit.  A limited number of time slots are available, and auditions strictly limited to the first 36 people who sign-up.  No walk-ups will be allowed on the day of the auditions.
 
The character of “Lulu” will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role.  Each girl chosen will perform in 4 performances each week during the two-week engagement.
 
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).
 
Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.  A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness.  But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
 
“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire.  Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
 
For more tour information, please visit http://waitressthemusical.com.

Connect with #WAITRESSTOUR
Twitter: @WaitressMusical
Instagram: @WaitressMusical
 
Performance times for WAITRESS appearing May 7 - 19, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
·         Tuesday – Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
·         Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
·         Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
·         Special open captioned performance on Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Tickets for WAITRESS start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and also by phone at 800-982-2787. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
 
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

2019 Winter To-Do List


This time last year I was standing on Lake St. Clair among fishing shanties, this year that is not the story at all. You see, it has been an incredibly mild winter thus far in Michigan. Cold temperatures are finally starting to set in, and you can bet snow and ice are right around the corner. In the meantime I have decided to share with you my Winter 2019 To-Do list. 


Winter To-Do List

1. Dine inside an igloo (plastic ones are popping up all over Michigan and they’re so cute)

2. Watch a winter sunset over the water

3. Try snowboarding

4. Go snowshoeing through a state park

5. Enjoy pizza by a fireplace

6. Hot tub under the stars while the snow falls

7. Romantic weekend in a cozy cabin

8. Go snowmobiling

9. Try new restaurants and ‘eat around the world’

10. Have a game night

11. Go ice skating

12. Take a snowy hike

13. Go on a carriage ride

14. Take a hot yoga class

15. Go bowling

Restaurant Review: Johnny Noodle King


Ramen is a staple for anyone in college, right?! Wrong! While away at college many of my friends and fellow students would eat ramen, this girl… not so much. My roommate would chow down on ramen, and I would indulge in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich, because there was no way I was eating ramen noodles as a meal. Last week while I was at the North American International Auto Show with friends they decided that after the show we would go to Johnny Noodle King. 


Johnny Noodle King is basically ramen noodles with a grown up price, and if I wasn’t paying 25 cents for ramen in college I sure was not going to pay 14 plus dollars for a grown up version. Another thing to know about me is that I really dislike pasta, so going to a place with noodles wasn’t what I was excited about. However my goal in 2019 is to try new things and not say no - therefore I went to Johnny Noodle King. 



Despite my avoidance of pasta and ramen I ended up giving Johnny Noodle King a try and order the Chicken Pho with Ramen Noodles instead of the Rice Noodles.

Chicken Pho comes with chashu chicken, scallions, onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, basil leaf, jalapeno, lime, fish sauce and rice noodles (I got ramen noodles instead). I was actually really impressed with the meal. First the amount of food was unreal, it was about three meals for me. Second, the taste was absolutely amazing. Even if you avoid ramen like me, I highly recommend giving the grown up version a try - you definitely will not regret it.



DesB Timeless Workout Plan


Can you believe January is almost over? It’s crazy, right? If you’ve been following along you know that I am not a fan of resolutions, and that this year I decided to talk about my intentions instead. If you missed the post you can check it out here. 



Recently, there was a little saying floating around online that I am sure you have seen, it says… “I’ve decided my 2019 will start on February 1st. January is a free trial month.” January has been a slow month for me, and the old me would use that as an excuse, but not this girl. I am done with excuses. January is NOT a trial month. I may be struggling a little bit getting into habit this month, however it doesn’t mean it was my trial month, there are still days left to make moves to create my best year ever. That’s why yesterday I decided to start a completely new workout plan.



Most of you know that I am a huge fan of Tone It Up, and have been doing there programs for years. Currently they have the Love Your Body Challenge going on which I am a huge advocate of. If you follow my fitness account you know that I took a break from TIU for a little bit to get real about the food I eat and have been following what Lauren Gleisberg offers. That being said, it’s a new year and it’s the perfect opportunity to give a new plan a try. That’s where DesB comes into play.



Haven’t heard of DesB before, no problem I didn’t either. But I love her instagram, and the fact she isn’t gimmicky, and that’s why I am giving her brand new TIMELESS Plan a try. 



What is TIMELESS?


TIMELESS was created for anyone looking to get into the gym or looking to break past a plateau. Which means right now is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.



The guide is a 6-week plan with a 4 day/week workout split with an optional 5th day that focuses on total body toning and fat loss. 



You’ll be working

Glutes and Hamstrings

Biceps and Shoulders

Back and Quads

Chest and Triceps

with the optional Plyometric and Ab day.



Once you finish the first three weeks you will go to a new split with new workouts that follow the same layout you have come to know during the first three weeks.



For those who want to follow along check out my stories on @erica.terry, follow my fitness account @petitefitnessista and check back here every Tuesday for an update. I will give you my real thoughts on the plan, if I’m seeing progress, what I like and don’t like, what I’ve been eating and more.



For the next six weeks, and for the first time ever I am giving you a complete inside look into my fitness routine from the ground up.


Week One: Monday, January 21

Week Two: Monday, January 28

Week Three: Monday, February 4

Week Four: Monday, February 11

Week Five: Monday, February 18

Week Six: Monday, February 25




Each Tuesday I will give you a rundown of that week. If you want real time thoughts, see what I am eating and more make sure you follow me on follow me on social media.



On Tuesday, March 5 I will share my before and after pictures with all of you, as well as give my final thoughts about the plan. Putting this all out there will not only hold me accountable, but will also help me feel more confident with myself and what my body is capable of doing. 



I cannot wait to share this journey that I am embarking on with all of you. If you have any questions, special requests, please feel free to let me know.

Mitten Crate

Thanks so much to Mitten Crate for providing me with this amazing box.


Winter has finally arrived in Michigan, and with its perfect timing the Mitten Crate arrived at my doorstep. In a market saturated with subscription boxes, Mitten Crate stands out. Mitten Crate is committed to curating boxes filled with Michigan goodies. Since receiving the Michigan Crate for the past few months I have discovered so many great brands and products. That being said this months was filled with plenty of goodies, so let's see what’s inside.

Speaking of made in Detroit, have you tried Better Made chips before. They taste amazing and the recipe hasn’t changed since the company opened in 1930. Better Made is actually my favorite  potato chip company and I especially love to pair the chips with a good old PB&J sandwich.

Bodhi Tree Switchel is an age old tonic used by farmers to cool off after working in the fields. Popular in the 1700’s Bodhi Tree Juice Company’s is delicious and refreshing. I receive the Ginger Turmeric Brew, and it was definitely a refreshing drink. The company is out of one of my favorite Michigan beach towns, Grand Haven.

Germack mixers are the perfect snack for on the go. Made in Detroit, Michigan they’re an essential part of any Michiganders road trips.

Guilt Chocolates bon bons definitely look too pretty to eat, but they taste even better once you accept that you have to eat these delicious treats. Made in Redford, Michigan - I highly recommend giving these little chocolates a try.

Mackinac Jerky company makes beef jerky the slow and traditional way. This process ensures that everything is tender and delicious. Made in Cheboygan, Michigan I highly recommend giving Mackinac Jerky a try on your next road trip.


Mitten Bites made in Detroit, Michigan make the perfect addition to your gym bag and will help you fuel your goals this year. These bars are not only delicious, they taste amazing as well.





5 Tips for a Stress Free Auto Show Experience


The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Saturday, and is sure to be busy. For those of you that do not know the NAIAS takes place in Detroit, Michigan at the Cobo Center. Being the motor city, you can imagine how big of a deal the auto show is in Detroit. Tons of people talk about the show, what their favorite cars are, who makes their favorite, what they want to see…etc. What I was surprised to learn while talking to people across the metro Detroit area was a lot of residents actually have never been to the auto show before, and if they had been it hasn’t been for years. Everyone had their reasons, but there were a few that really stuck out. Parking, planning and dress seemed to be the main concerns. I truly believe the auto show is an amazing experience that everyone should check out. That’s why I am going to give you my top five tips for a stress free auto show experience.




1. Purchase tickets at YOUR convenience. You can easily purchase ticket vouchers online or buy your tickets at the door. Therefore you can go when it’s convenient for you, and you don’t have to worry about paying for tickets in advance that you may or may not use. Being able to buy your tickets at the door is great because if something comes up you don’t have to worry about money being wasted, and let’s face it none of us want to waste money.



2. Parking. Now this one might take a little bit of planning. Lots and garages that are closest to Cobo fill up quickly, however there are plenty of lots within walking distance. Lots near Cobo Center are going to be prime parking spots and can cost you upwards of $30 or more. If you don’t want to drop a ton of money on parking, park further away from the venue and take the People Mover over to Cobo Center. Just make sure you bring enough quarters, the people mover costs 75 cents one-way, per person.




3. Eat before you arrive. Detroit is a foodie city from comfort to Caribbean you can find almost anything that you’re interested in eating. There are also plenty of restaurants within walking distance of Cobo Center that you can try once you have parked. Of course, if you want convenience there is a food court within Cobo as well as some snack food. However, be ready to pay premium amounts for the food that probably isn’t going to be as good as something you can find around the city.





4. Dress code. What you wear doesn’t matter, you can wear jeans if you’d like. However, ladies if you’re like me I know you want to dress to impress. Not to mention have a killer outfit for taking pictures next to some serious stylish cars. Keep one thing in mind though, this place is BIG and you will be doing a TON of walking. Which means you don’t want to wear your cutest shoes that are going to cause you pain. In most cases you’ll be spending at least a few hours at the show. Make sure your shoes are comfortable, really comfortable - there’s nothing worse than blisters and unable to walk because you’re uncomfortable. 




5. Be patient. I’ll be honest it’s going to be crowded, and I definitely know how frustrating crowds can be. I am 4’10” so I feel like I constantly am saying “am I invisible?), because people are always running into me. It’s easy to think that everything is about you, and your personal experience at the auto show.  Just remember everyone is there for the same reason as you are - to check out the cars. Remember to take a deep breathe and be courteous and polite with others.

Coming to Detroit: Hamilton


Detroit, get excited! HAMILTON is coming to town!! With all the hype, you can imagine how excited I am for this coming to town!




Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Detroit announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement of HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM ET.  Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.
Jeffrey Seller states, "Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices. I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans.  We know how challenging it is to buy tickets and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier."
 
Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration begins now and will close Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 PM ET.  Visit verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/hamiltondet to register.
 
Those who registered will be notified by Ticketmaster via SMS text message on Thursday, January 24 if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on sale. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan® on sale will be available for purchases online only.
 
Tickets will be available for performances of HAMILTON at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, March 12 – April 21, 2019.
 
There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household for the engagement. Tickets range from $80 - $185, with a select number of $485 premium seats available. Ticket prices include facility fees and parking.
 
A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase through a wristband lottery at the Fisher Theatre Box Office (3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit).  From 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM on Friday, January 25, numbered wristbands will be distributed. Starting at 10:00 AM, groups of wristband numbers will randomly be called to purchase tickets at the box office windows. 
 
Additionally, there will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.
 
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.  
 
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
 
The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best Musical In the Heights. 
 
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical. 
 
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
 
Premiering in Chicago in April 2019, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, an immersive exhibition inspired by the musical, will take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.  For more information and to sign up to be the first to receive news and ticket sales alerts about HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, please visit hamiltonexhibition.com.
 
The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. 
 
For information on HAMILTON, visit:
 
Performance times for HAMILTON appearing March 12 – April 21, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
 
•             Tuesday – Sunday evening performances at 8:00 PM
•             Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
•             No Sunday evening performance on April 14 or April 21
•             American Sign Language (ASL) / Open Caption performance on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM
 
Tickets for the ASL / Open Caption performance are available now and may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.
 
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
 
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

 
Ticketmaster Verified Fan®
 
How does Ticketmaster Verified Fan® On Sale Work?
Prospective tickets buyers will need to register for an access code through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® system.  Those who are verified and selected will receive an access code that unlocks the opportunity to purchase tickets via the Verified Fan on sale.  If you have been randomly selected to receive a code it will unlock the ability to access tickets. However, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Registering for the program does not guarantee that you will receive an access code for the Verified Fan on sale. 
 
If verified and randomly selected, you will receive an access code via text message. The first message(s) will include timing details and a link to where you can purchase your tickets, immediately followed by another text containing your unique offer code. Keep your phone handy – you’ll receive text messages 2-4 hours before the sale begins.
 
How do I register?
Go to verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/hamiltondet January 16 through January 23 and connect your Ticketmaster account to register.
 
How do I know if my Verified Fan registration was submitted?
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Receiving a confirmation email only means your registration has been submitted. It does not mean you will receive an offer code. Fans may only register once.  Multiple registrations will disqualify you from the Verified Fan event. 
 
Please note: Registering does NOT guarantee you will be verified, receive a code or have the ability to purchase Verified Fan tickets.

Detroit Auto Show 2019

This post is sponsored by A Girls Guide To Cars. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Get up close and personal with your dream car, sit in the driver seat, feel the interior and learn about the latest technology that will be in your next car with a trip to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). NAIAS has taken over the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan for the next couple of weeks to bring you the best of the best. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for your next ride, want to attend the show for the first time, are a car enthusiast or just want to go and pick out their dream vehicle.




This year, the North American International Auto Show celebrated its 30th year in Detroit. During its 30 year reign there has been plenty of changes. But, 2020 brings the biggest change of all. Detroit is saying goodbye to frigid temperatures, snow and ice and bringing you the best cars in JUNE! That’s right, not only will you see vehicles inside, but outside as well. You have no idea how excited I am that next year I will be able to visit the auto show and adventure around Detroit.




Let’s get back to talking about NAIAS 2019 though. When you step into the auto show you will be able to see what has just been launched from your favorite brands. Visit the AutoMobility area to see what the future holds for the way we drive and interact with our cars. Toyota premiered their all-new 2020 Supra, which is definitely a car I highly recommend you stopping by to see. The Lexus LC Convertible concept made it’s world debut, and usually I am not a Lexus girl, but this vehicle was so hot I couldn’t help but fall for Lexus.



What will 2020 bring….


Over the last 30 years NAIAS has changed, but no change will ever be like the one that is happening in 2020. Now you will be able to come to Detroit in JUNE instead of January, which means you’ll be able to see all the food, fun and beauty Detroit has to offer. The North American International Auto Show will return to Detroit on June 8, 2020. You will be able to see the newest technology and products inside Cobo, enjoy events around the city and really get to see what the motor city has to offer. With having the whole city to showcase what the industry has to offer I cannot wait to see all the creative ways brands will be debuting their vehicles.

 “Our show is undergoing its most significant transformation in the last three decades,” said Rod Alberts, Executive Director, NAIAS.

“Detroit will continue to be a global stage for some of the world’s most significant and iconic vehicle reveals and host an unparalleled international audience of media and key industry influencers.”



“Detroit now has the opportunity to showcase our riverfront and our revitalized downtown during our beautiful summer months and creatively use the exterior of Cobo to launch new products that will transform Detroit into an exciting auto-centric environment,” said Larry Alexander, president and CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.



Having the North American International Auto Show in June allows exhibitors to create outdoor experiences, and some of the activities might include: 

• Dynamic Vehicle Debuts
• Rides and Drives

• Autonomous/Automated Driving

• Off-Road Challenges



Current vision boards show activation sites throughout downtown Detroit, including but not limited to Grand Circus Park, Woodward Avenue, Campus Martius, Detroit RiverWalk, Hart Plaza and perhaps state parks such as Belle Isle.





New Year Intentions: 2019


The start of a new year is a time to reflect and set new goals for the year ahead. ‘New Years Resolutions’ tend to just set me up for failure, thats why I have decided to start setting intentions. For me intentions seem to have less pressure and feel like they’re something that I can actually accomplish. 



What exactly are intentions? Intentions are simply the plans and goals you make to align with your life path. They’re more attainable, and allow you to work toward achieving them at your own pace. When I was setting my intentions for the year I wanted to really focus on the journey rather than an immediate outcome which tends to usually be a main focus. One of my friends told me that if I honor my intentions everyday, it will continue to put me steps closer to my dreams - and I am rolling with it.

Usually I keep my ‘goals’ to myself, however this year I want to share a few of my ‘intentions’ with you in order to hold myself accountable. I decided to break them down into categories to make them simple. While my intentions are long than this, I thought I would just share five of them with you. What are some of your intentions in 2019?



Fitness: The perfect cliche place for me to begin. I think every year I say I want to focus on my fitness and become the best version of myself, however I don’t think I have ever actually achieved this. I just finished reading the book Unfu*k Yourself and it really changed my perspective on a lot of things. It talks about the domain we create, and we achieve what we want. In 2018 I spent time going to plenty of workout classes - I showed up, put in the work, but I wasn’t supplementing it with days spent at the gym - so really I wasn’t helping myself or reaching the goals I want to. That’s why this year I want to spend five days a week at the gym which includes bootcamp classes in the mix. I intend to focus on strength training, and properly breathing during core exercises. Despite my loose skin, sketch marks and cellulite, my goal is to be confident enough to wear a bikini when summer rolls around. It’s January so in reality thats five months of putting in the work to reach my goal - I know that I can do this and I will do it. Of course, I will be sure to share my journey with you through social media and post updates.



Nutrition: In 2018 I learned that meal prepping really isn’t something that works for me. I was spending countless hours in the kitchen, would package my meals in easy to grab containers and then when it came down to it I NEVER wanted what was in those containers. I had so much food waste it was pathetic and a huge waste of money. This year I want to be more mindful of the food I buy, even if it means buying things that are pre-cut for me (hello apples at Walmart). In order to reach my fitness goal I know my nutrition will need to be on point (with desserts and dinner out every now and then). My intention is to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water and really try to live an 80/20 lifestyle. 



Career: A week before Thanksgiving I left my job to begin at a new one during the busiest time of the year for an e-tailer. I cannot wait to really move my career this year, and bet the best version of myself.



Faith: This is something very personal for me, that I am sure many of you really haven’t heard me talk about before, but since I am sharing my intentions I figured I needed to mention this one too. I think in order for me to live my best and feel more confident I really need to listen to what the Bible has to say, put my trust in Jesus, and really just allow myself to be vulnerable. 




Personal: I want to travel and go on more adventures, be spontaneous, read more, focus on the good, practice more gratitude, actually show up for myself, do what I say I will do, practice self love, nourish my body with workouts and healthy meals, work on becoming the best version of myself, work on my relationship with myself so I can have a better relationship with a significant other.


2018 Recap


Goodbye 2018, and Hello 2019. Can you believe it’s already 2019, and 20 years ago we were partying like it was 1999 - so crazy! For me, 2018 was just an okay year. Sure, it was filled with a lot of fun moments, but I really didn’t get to soak in a lot of those moments. To be honest I feel like I missed out on a lot of things too. 2018 was a year of struggle for me, for starters my career (or lack there of) was taking me down more than I thought it was. My job changed me from the bubbly happy girl that everyone loved to be around, to someone who lacked confidence, started arguments and genuinely was not happy. My depression from work carried over into my personal life. Honestly, I wasn’t enjoying life and was just going through the days. Thankfully, right before Thanksgiving I started a new position at a new company and I am finally feeling like I am getting back to my high energy bubbly self again. 



I am thrilled that 2019 is starting off on a positive note, and cannot wait to see what this year has in store for me. One of my intentions for 2019 is to see the good, therefore I found it only fitting to share with you some of my favorite moments from the past year. Here are 12 of my favorite memories/moments of 2018:

Drove across the Blue Water Bridge, used my passport and tried poutine - all for the first time.

 Went to DryBar for the first time, and discovered I love simple ways in my hair.

Went on plenty of amazing icy adventures, and learned that I don't need to drive all the way up north to discover plenty of beauty.

Went to the Auto Show for the FIRST TIME EVER - pathetic since I am a Detroiter. The experience was amazing and I cannot wait for the opportunity to go back again.

Driving to Illinois with my boyfriend to spend the day on a steam engine locomotive was probably one of my favorite memories/experiences of the year. This was one of those experiences that I would have probably never done in my life if it wasn't for A. He has a love for trains and volunteered to be a medic, and managed to get me on the train as well. People dressed in 1940's and 1950's clothing and the experience was one of a kind. It's definitely something I would love to go back and do again.

Took the boat to get dinner, multiple times and discovered new (to me) restaurants on the water. If you have never taken a boat to dinner I highly recommend doing it at least once in your life and watching the sunset afterwards. Summers are 100 percent made to be spent on the water, and taking the boat to dinner.

Something I really loved about the summer of '18 was the fact that weekends (and even some week days) were spent out on the water. Even though I can't swim I enjoyed kickin' it on the boat, dinner, views, sunsets and spending time with good people. I will be honest with you, water adventures did not come without a struggle. If you know me, you know that I love the water and any opportunity to go to the water, be on the water...etc I take it! However, last summer was different - my self-esteem was at an all time low, and my body confidence just wasn't there at all. As a result, I missed opportunities to be on the boat - obviously I regret that greatly. However, 2018 has taught me that I can't live a life of regret (I mean really who wants to do that?) - instead I decided that I will live 2019 to the fullest and say yes to as many adventures as I can - including ones that require me to be in a bathing suit.

 Attended Friendgiving with people I had never met before, and had the best time!

Rode in a dune buggy on the sand dunes for the first time ever and it was so much fun. Also a lot of memories from the dunes that will forever last a lifetime.

Found my faith once again, and learned that I need Jesus in my life. I also discovered that I absolutely love Christian music, especially TobyMac.

My baby turned 6! You guys, I seriously cannot even believe this! Time is flying by with this little one and I need it to SLOW DOWN!

Tried a TON of foods I have never had before, and expanded my taste pallet. If you have any food recommendations for me, please share!

$20 Rush Tickets: Rent

Broadway In Detroit announced today that for all performances of RENT a limited number of main floor seats near the front of the theatre will be available for $20, day of performance only, at the Fisher Theatre box office. RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, is appearing at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, January 8 – 20, 2019.  
 
The $20 tickets are limited to two tickets per person, cash only. The line to purchase these tickets may begin forming two and one-half hours prior to the performance time with ticket sales beginning two hours prior until all designated rush tickets have been sold.
 
Rush tickets to RENT do not include parking.
 
Visit RentOnTour.net for more information.
 
Performance times for RENT appearing January 8-20, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
 
•             Tuesday, January 8 performance at 8:00 p.m.
•             Wednesday – Saturday evening performance at 8:00 p.m.
•             Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•             Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•             Thursday, January 17 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
•             Special open captioned performance on Sunday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Regular priced tickets for RENT start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees). Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Tickets can also be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office.  For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
 
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

OMG OMG You Guys! Looks like Elle Woods is Coming to Detroit! + GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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Get ready Detroit, Elle Woods is coming to Detroit and you're not going to want to miss the show. On Saturday, February 9, see all your favorite characters in  Legally Blonde the Musical at the Fox Theatre.

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Legally Blonde – The Musical will make its Fox Theatre debut for a limited engagement on Saturday, February 9. As part of the Fox Theatre 2018-19 Theatre Series, the fabulously fun and international award-winning production will perform at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets (starting at $34) are on sale now and can be purchased at 313Presents.com, Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box office and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.

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Legally Blonde - The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde - The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting more serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her ingenuity and charm to get into Harvard too. School begins with endless struggles, but with the help of her new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential, and her true assets, as she sets out to prove herself to the world and make everyone a believer.

Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde - The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser.

“A high-energy… hymn to the glories of girlishness.” – The New York Times