All posts by Aimee Eldon

Day trip to Belle Isle

Traveling to the gem of the Detroit River, Belle Isle, situated in northeast Detroit, is a short hour drive from Ann Arbor and can be easily made into a full day trip when coupled with outings around the island. Where to go Lovers of architecture and aquatic life will both be entranced by a trip

Celebrate Reading Month with local literacy expert Melissa Brooks-Yip

Melissa Brooks-Yip is curled up with her two girls, Ella and Izzy, reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, their new favorite book by Grace Lin. Lin weaves traditional Chinese fairy tales into her own stories. Brooks-Yip’s husband, Danny, is also hooked on the books, which have introduced his girls to tales he heard growing

A Conversation with Wil Strickland, Ann Arbor’s Favorite Santa

Wil Strickland sits on a wooden bench, his soft brown eyes twinkling at the young children sitting next to him. Donning his handcrafted red parka accented with white snowflakes of soft, furry angora and glittering Swarovski crystals, Strickland plays a grand Santa as he embraces the magic and sparkle of the Christmas season. “Sparkle is