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  • 1970s-80’s memorabilia from Emily’s Across the Street which was next door to London Chop House. It was the home of our “say nice things about Detro...
  • 1970s-80’s memorabilia from Emily’s Across the Street which was next door to London Chop House. It was the home of our “say nice things about Detroit” movement and also the headquarters for our Emily Detroit Runs. Thanks to everyone who gave us support back then and those who continue to share your memories and stories for that era. Fun to bring past stories to the present as past shapes the present .... I am grateful to all those whose stories are about how they never gave up on Detroit ... #saynicethingsaboutdetroit
  • 59 1 9:16 PM Nov 23, 2018
  • I love a good rumor!
  • I love a good rumor!
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  • This photo from 1983 ... 35 years ago was taken in front of Emily''s Across the Street located next to the London Chop House at the corner of Congr...
  • This photo from 1983 ... 35 years ago was taken in front of Emily''s Across the Street located next to the London Chop House at the corner of Congress and Shelby in downtown Detroit in the 1970’s-80’s. It was sent to me by Margo Kempinski. She was with her mom and son Nathan. Any given day the benches always had people sitting and enjoying their ice cream or hot dogs from Emily's and people hanging out in front of the store enjoying the community spirit. We also had some of those benches on Woodward Ave ... they were very noticeable at the time. I remember feeling so proud of those benches because they got used. Margo and her husband Mark Kempinski and I reconnected couple years ago at the Detroit Historical Society Vernors 150th Anniversary Celebration and each time we have seen each other at community events there is a very special connection knowing that those days at Emily's Across the Street are good memories for us all. #saynicethingsaboutdetroit #visitdetroit #downtowndetroit #emilytgail #detroit
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  • Beauty Is NOT Only Skin Deep...
  • Beauty Is NOT Only Skin Deep...
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  • “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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  • 1970’s-80’s Emily’s Across the Street. Some of the first bumper stickers we made ...
Included couple of the first Detroit bumper stickers that gave...
  • 1970’s-80’s Emily’s Across the Street. Some of the first bumper stickers we made ... Included couple of the first Detroit bumper stickers that gave people a simple way to share that they cared about Detroit. 40+ years later lot more people care about Detroit because so many never gave up and stayed... Their stories need to be shared and weaved into our stories when we say nice things about Detroit. I have great admiration for those who never gave up!!! #saynicethingsaboutdetroit
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  • I am an adventurer 🌎.
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I never thought I could travel the 🗺 world. In fact, before I became debt free I felt like my neighborhood and state ...
  • I am an adventurer 🌎. . . . I never thought I could travel the 🗺 world. In fact, before I became debt free I felt like my neighborhood and state were as far as I wanted to go. 😏 . . . But as I look back on my time in college, I realize that I am not the same person I was 7 years ago. . . . This photo was taken in Oahu, while I was visiting a friend. It was so beautiful 😍 there, a haven from all of the stress. Yet, I was in such a different mental state back then. . . . My mindset back then was just to survive by getting through the next bill 😕. By playing it safe, I thought I could do it all by myself. By getting to my next paycheck and never saving, I was constantly worried about having enough for my big fat student 👩‍🎓 Loans. . . . My mindset was wrong. I needed to thrive. 🌹 . . . I started to consider how to accomplish being stuck in debt by getting access to a better paying job to attack my debt. . . . I had support🤲🏾. . . . My family and boyfriend then showed me that I did not have to struggle alone. 💕. . . . I was ready for a change. . . . I was ready to live a better life. . . . I was ready to reach my goals and choose peace over anxiety. . . . I was ready to take an adventure of changing my life and exploring the world. ✈️. . . . My clients love that I am available to answer their questions, come up with a plan to beat their debt, and free up their stress of worrying over their finances. . . . Don’t wait for your best life, start by planning for it today. Like this post if you agree!
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  • I could have left the drone hovering in this position forever and just watched the world below.
This is from only 300ft in the air and such a cool ...
  • I could have left the drone hovering in this position forever and just watched the world below. This is from only 300ft in the air and such a cool reminder of how small we really are. 🌲💡⛸📸
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  • We met Andrew earlier this year when he was homeless and living at Detroit Rescue Mission. We got to know him as our team of men visited the shelte...
  • We met Andrew earlier this year when he was homeless and living at Detroit Rescue Mission. We got to know him as our team of men visited the shelter regularly. He’s been a part of Border City Church for the past couple of months and today he’s employed, living in his own place and rebuilding his life. This Saturday Andrew went back into the rescue mission with our team for the first time - the rebuilt becoming a rebuilder. This is what we’re here for. “...to proclaim good news to the poor... and THEY will rebuild the ruins...” Isaiah 61:1-4 We are so thankful for what God is doing in and through Andrew’s life. 🙌 . #detroit #lovedetroit #rebuilddetroit #woodward #puredetroit #saynicethingsaboutdetroit #detroitchurch #churchindetroit #bordercitychurch
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  • Treat yo self: baking edition. I can’t wait to try to make the egg-on-top sweet potato & cheddar galettes 😍
  • Treat yo self: baking edition. I can’t wait to try to make the egg-on-top sweet potato & cheddar galettes 😍
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  • SPIRIT OF DETROIT
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Dumping the rest of the pics and videos from my time in Detroit yesterday.
Sorry in advance for the posting overload and sh...
  • SPIRIT OF DETROIT . . . Dumping the rest of the pics and videos from my time in Detroit yesterday. Sorry in advance for the posting overload and showing how beautiful this city really is. (I’m not that sorry)
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  • One more from Corktown yesterday. I can't wait to see all the pics from my favorite neighborhood taken by all of you who were there today. I was cl...
  • One more from Corktown yesterday. I can't wait to see all the pics from my favorite neighborhood taken by all of you who were there today. I was cleaning my house. :-(
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  • One of my favorite things about this amazing city is wandering around and finding little gems like this painting, just tucked away waiting to be di...
  • One of my favorite things about this amazing city is wandering around and finding little gems like this painting, just tucked away waiting to be discovered. Detroit, you’re beautiful. ❤️
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  • ✨ trabajando ✨
  • ✨ trabajando ✨
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  • Urban Decay 🖤
  • Urban Decay 🖤
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  • Corktown is lit!
  • Corktown is lit!
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  • I haven't had noodles this good since I left Japan.
  • I haven't had noodles this good since I left Japan.
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  • Tiff Massey, “SAY IT LOUD” 
The Library Street Collective, 
closes January 12, 2018.
You’ve likely seen her large, linked, metal sculpture, “Facet”...
  • Tiff Massey, “SAY IT LOUD” The Library Street Collective, closes January 12, 2018. You’ve likely seen her large, linked, metal sculpture, “Facet”, in The Belt. I went to the opening of this show back on October 27th. I really haven’t shared much this fall, but this show was amazing. Ok, I’m not exaggerating one bit when I tell you that the opening was so well-attended that you could hardly move. Entry was curtailed and could only take place when someone exited. Crazy, wonderful energy! Her art ranges from the large-scale to jewelry (as she’s wearing in the photo). Her work is so freaking cool. My photos don’t do it justice. She has gingham pieces (shown behind her) that are another post entirely. The story of that work is incredible. Gallery hours and professional images of her gallery installation are shown here: www.lscgallery.com/tiff-massey-say-it-loud-install-images • www.tiffmassey.com • @tiff_massey @librarystreetcollective#librarystreetcollective #tiffmassey #metalartist #femaleartists #detroitartists #detroitgallery #thebeltdetroit #saynicethingsaboutdetroit #thingstodoindetroit
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  • I'm so excited about these flurries in Detroit!
  • I'm so excited about these flurries in Detroit!
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  • ‘Say nice things about Detroit’. And while we’re at it, support Detroit. Spend your money here. Visit here, and bring your friends. Support local b...
  • ‘Say nice things about Detroit’. And while we’re at it, support Detroit. Spend your money here. Visit here, and bring your friends. Support local businesses here, devote your time and money to local organizations. Move here and live here, but maybe in a house or building that already exists, maybe not a new one. Eat our food, drink our drinks, take in our culture and history. Tell people about Detroit. See her for yourself, and not just the ‘pretty’ parts. There is no place like it in the world. Also visit me while you’re at it.
  • 63 3 6 days ago
  • say nice things about detroit’s potholes.
  • say nice things about detroit’s potholes.
  • 48 2 1:22 AM Dec 3, 2018
  • I can never get over the ceilings at the Masonic in Detroit. 😍
  • I can never get over the ceilings at the Masonic in Detroit. 😍
  • 20 1 12:34 AM Dec 2, 2018
  • Awake early, or still awake? ☺️ Red Dunn “brunch & bottomless beermosas” is here for you 7am-2pm. I arrived a bit early so I strolled around ‘til t...
  • Awake early, or still awake? ☺️ Red Dunn “brunch & bottomless beermosas” is here for you 7am-2pm. I arrived a bit early so I strolled around ‘til the clock struck 7. Enjoying my Eggs Benedict while listening to Rufus & Chaka Khan sing “Tell Me Something Good” - written by Detroit’s own Stevie Wonder. I mentioned before that Trumbull & Porter Hotel was a Holiday Inn back in the day, then The Corktown Inn where New Jersey native David Blair stayed. “I stay, even when I go”, on the manhole cover of the mural by Detroit’s Don Kilpatrick @donkilpatrick is a line in David Blair’s writing about Detroit, “While I Was Away”. It hangs on the wall in the hotel lobby and begins with, “Even though I know the air hangs like a dead dogs ass over River Rouge, I still miss you”. It ends with “I love you”. My sentiments exactly ... and just like that, I’m wrapping this up and Stevie Wonder is singing “I’ll Be Loving You” 😘 #steviewonder #detroitweekend #detroitbrunch #trumbullandporterhotel #istayevenwhenigo #saynicethingsaboutdetroit #reddunnkitchen #beermosas #lgbtdetroit #over50over60lifestyle
  • 58 9 1:23 PM Dec 1, 2018
  • At work today we finally got all the pics back from gala, there’s so many fun ones to share so I’m gonna do that all weekend long 💋✨ cuz 1. My dat...
  • At work today we finally got all the pics back from gala, there’s so many fun ones to share so I’m gonna do that all weekend long 💋✨ cuz 1. My date was 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 & 2. Bc the night was so fun i wanna do it again!
  • 46 1 2:25 AM Dec 1, 2018
  • Did you know that crops in our #ebbandflow system grow 30% faster than conventional crops? This #funfarmingfact brought to you by farmers Hunter an...
  • Did you know that crops in our #ebbandflow system grow 30% faster than conventional crops? This #funfarmingfact brought to you by farmers Hunter and Kai on #planteddetroit’s very first #farmerfriday! 👨🏼‍🌾👨🏽‍🌾 Hunter, a Marine Corps vet who grew up farming, and Kai, a soil scientist turned hydroponic farmer, are shown inspecting the flow in one of our vertical systems this afternoon.
  • 90 4 10:27 PM Nov 30, 2018