About Me

Welcome About

Hi! I’m Elizabeth a.k.a. the Duchess of Detroit. I toyed with the idea of starting a blog for about four years before I finally decided to stop procrastinating and just do it! I created this partly as a lifestyle blog and a virtual scrapbook of my adventures.

I have worked in public relations in Detroit for the past twelve years and have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing brands and organizations. I love becoming an expert in many different industries. I also moonlight as an adjunct professor teaching public relations, event planning and business writing to fashion students for the past five years. I think I’ve learned more from my students than they have from me. This is my passion project and I blog the night away researching looks for less and beauty products.

I married my college sweetheart, John, on May 7, 2011 one of the best days of my life. We knew each other for a LONG time before we got married. I’m sure I will post our story at some point, but I knew from the moment I saw him from across the room that he was something special. He is my prince charming and my best friend. I am very lucky to have him in my life.

I’ve been working on some throwback posts to share a little more of our story:

In 2014 we became homeowners and expanded our family in 2015 with our sweet Cocker Spaniel, Sport:

Meet Sport

Here are some of the things that I love and you will probably see more of in my blog:

  • I’m a romantic who loves Celine Dion
  • I love a project and am usually starting new ones all the time
  • I adore traveling and exploring my city
  • I like high heels, makeup and all things girly
  • I may have a TV problem – I have a lot of shows programmed in my DVR and try to keep up on all of them
  • I’m into sports – mostly Michigan football and the New York Yankees (I know I’m from Detroit, but there is a story behind this which I will share)
  • I’m obsessed with blackjack – I love the movie 21 and watch it before every Vegas trip
  • I love wine (we visited Napa a few years back and I am hooked) and anything to do with Italy which we visited on our honeymoon

This is my journey…