Last year Courtney and I attended this event and it was an amazing night! This year will be another wonderful evening filled with delicious food and drinks from Detroit restaurants, live music, and much more!
Most importantly, this event supports the Empowerment Plan’s incredible mission. Watch this video to learn all about it. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
We recently had the chance to try out some products from Sage & Hazel Apothecary. The products have been proven to change daily skin care regimen making skin care a treat, not a chore. To be honest, caring for my skin has been one of my last priorities, but as my skin begins to show signs of sun, stress… and wine, it has moved up the list a bit! I always like to use all-natural products and I am happy to say these actually WORK! The deodorant lasts and smells so yummy… (seriously yummy) while the clay mask and toner are revitalizing and leave my skin feeling soft and refreshed. We are soon going to be checking out the Wrinkly Wink and documenting the change to our skin… so stay tuned. In the meantime, fill your shopping cart with the clay mask, toner and deodorant!
You can find her products at various markets, be sure to like them on Facebook to stay up to date as well as on Etsy.
Green Clay Mask (18). Herbal Infusion Detox Steam (10-35). Calendula & Rose Toner (18). Wrinkly Wink Moisturizer (25). Deodorant (12).
It is time to celebrate Detroit’s emerging restaurant culture. Dine Drink Detroit is finally upon us and now is your chance to get out and try a new spot that you’ve been hearing and reading about. Here’s a quick rundown of the details:
October 4th – October 20th . Some participating Restaurants include Batch Brewing, Katoi, Mercury Burger & Bar, Chartreuse, Parks & Rec and Townhouse. For a full list of participating restaurants and bars, click here.
$15 Menus. At least one food item, a drink, and an awesome night are included in the price. Taxes and gratuity are not.
Launch Party. Monday, October 3rd (that’s tomorrow). 5pm – 11pm. West Riverfront Park.
To be really honest with you, having newborn pictures taken sounded like torture for the entire family. The combination of a hot August day + an unpredictable newborn + sleep deprived parents + a mom who’s not feeling her best = ugh. But to EVERYONES surprise, our morning with Laurie from Simply Newborn Art was one of the most enjoyable experience we had in those first few weeks of our baby’s life.
When we were introduced to VOO Vodka, we went on a mission to convince our friends that it is the way to go when drinking vodka… anytime, anywhere! It is so clean, that even the anti- vodka drinker couldn’t deny its smooth flavor.
VOO Vodka is distilled and distributed right here in Michigan. It is distilled eight times versus the industry standard five times, which explains why there was no “burn” when you drink it.
VOO Vodka makes the perfect mixer in a cocktail:
Or an easy shot or sipper:
Fine dining in Downtown Rochester has been taken to the next level by an architecturally fine spot on Walnut Boulevard. Although this 8,200 square foot house is nearly a century old, it has been converted into a Modern American restaurant inspired by French culinary tradition. We must give kudos to the extraordinary cuisine at Chapman House, however it is the vibe that completes the experience.
Downtown Rochester. 311 Walnut Boulevard Rochester, MI.
Comfortable patio in front.
More courtyard perfection.
Multiple options for private dining.
The menu selections vary with the seasons and availability. Everything is prepared with the freshest of ingredients that are available in the Great Lakes region.
Jerusalem Garden serves up fresh and tasty Mediterranean in the heart of Ann Arbor.
Our full table.
Downtown Ann Arbor. 314 E Liberty Street
Plates range from 8-13, sandwiches from 5-8 and a variety of soup, salad and sides all less than that. We ordered one plate and two sides and could hardly finish it all.
Comfy & cool, there’s plenty of space to accommodate the lunch crowd and those who prefer to grab carry out.
We visited Detroit’s Motown Museum and had an amazing time learning about the history of American artists that changed the history of music. Watch the video to see the outside of the museum and click HERE to read all about the tour.
Over the weekend I was at the Eastern Market and came across the Stockyard food truck. I was intrigued by the unique sandwich combinations featured on their menu, so I decided to give it a try. When I got to the front of the line, I asked woman what her favorite sandwich was and she said the BLT Chorizo. So that’s what I went with it and all I can say is MMMMMMMMMMM!
BLT Chorizo Sandwich.
The Stockyard food truck is all over the place. So the best thing to do it sign up for location updates on their website or follow them on social media.
Their menu will vary from time to time but here are the prices from the day that I visited.
The Stockyard menu.
The vibe at the Stockyard food truck was simple and delicious. I could tell everything on the menu was specifically there for a reason and the sandwiches we crafted with thought and intent. I highly recommend this truck when you are in the mood for a unique sandwich experience.
The Stockyard food truck.
Tomatoes APIZZA introduced their Neapolitan style pizza to Farmington Hills in 1998 and have received rave reviews ever since…and after my visit, it is VERY easy to see why. Their pizza style may be different from what you are used to but I PROMISE you it’s worth trying. The flavorful, thin, chewy, crispy, slightly charred pie with fresh ingredients is beyond delicious and will keep you coming back for more!
The Naples Sampler.