Detroit: The Crossroads of Past, Present & Future

At The Life Chest we take pride in our hometown. Detroit, best known for Motown, muscle cars, and its hard working people, is the perfect place for The Life Chest to call home. Every Detroiter has a story — hearing Diana Ross sing, watching the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup, or tasting their first Coney. Detroit is full of living memories. What’s more, Detroit is full of innovators, entrepreneurs, and community leaders guiding the way to a brighter future. We’re confident that Detroit will continue to grow and make history. Be a part of the Detroit story! Come and visit Detroit and The Life Chest today! In town but can’t make a visit to The Life Chest? Follow us on Instagram @thelifechest and share a photo from your Detroit #lifechestmoment.



The best way to see Detroit is as a local. Wake up to views of the Detroit River from a Downtown loft apartment or cozy up in a Corktown condo.


Cliff Bell’s 

The 1930’s jazz bar named after Detroit Entrepreneur John Clifford Bell is now beautifully restored and returned to the beloved haunt of Detroit locals. Step back in time as you enter under the gilded awning into the dimly-lit, art-deco club. Walk up to the bar and order any one of their classic cocktails – I recommend the Detroit Dirty Martini. Not nearly old-school, hardly hipster, and least of all kitsch, Cliff Bell’s draws a truly unique crowd of Detroiters. Stay into the evening for dinner and live jazz performances, from single acts up to 9-piece bands! Lest we forget their playful souvenir for all guests: a vintage Cliff Bell’s postcard to commemorate your visit. Choose to either take it with you or mail to a friend – courtesy of your waiter. Either way it makes for an unforgettable Life Chest moment!

Cliff Bells Detroit Michigan

Sister Pie 

Sister Pie Detroit Michigan

Got a sweet tooth? Make sure to visit Parker Street Market for Detroit’s Best Cookie! Sister Pie’s delectable Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookie among many other Sister Pie creations are sure to satisfy your sweetest of cravings.



The uniquely Detroit watchmaker Shinola has grown into a nationally recognized brand.  Shinola operates out of the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Shop their watches, journals, bikes and accessories at their flagship store on W. Canfield.

Shinola Watches Made in Detroit Michigan


Detroit Institute of Arts 

Most notably home to Diego Rivera’s twenty-seven fresco panels, Detroit Industry Murals, among countless other internationally renowned works of art, the DIA is an irreplaceable Detroit landmark. While there make sure to visit the beautiful, light-flooded Kresge Court where you can nosh on charcuterie and sip wine all while taking in live music.

Detroit Institute of Art Detroit Michigan


Make the DSO your home for live music and entertainment this holiday season! From Vienna Boys Choir to Home Alone with live orchestra, there’s fun for the entire family!

The DSO is proud to be the only American Orchestra to present free live webcasts all season long. Presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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DSO Detroit Michigan