Archive of ‘Waterford’ category

Indulge at Sweetwater Bar & Grill

Looking for a place to indulge in some guilty pleasures? Sweetwater Bar & Grill is your place. Chicago-style deep dish pizza, meaty wings & a variety of beers on tap are the specialties of this spot. Need I say more? I’m imagining you are already on your way there and have no need to read the rest, but just in case you need some more convincing…

Spot.

7760 Cooley Lake Road Waterford, MI

Cooley Lake Road

Cooley Lake Road

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A day on Union Lake

Since our state slogan is the “Land of 1,000 Lakes” it’s fitting that we feature some of them on Chick in the Mitt! Starting with the lake that is near and dear to our hearts – Union Lake.

Both Courtney and I have grown up spending our summers on Union and still do! It is a beautiful, clean lake with lots of friendly boaters and one rockin sand bar!

Beautiful Union Lake!

Beautiful Union Lake!

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Key Largo: NEW Island Grill Restaurant

On Saturday, my husband Dan and I went on a double date with my brother Austin and his girlfriend Theresa to Key Largo Island Grill. We heard great things about this place (formally O’Tooles) so we decided to give it a whirl.

Having dined at O’Tooles before I was shocked to see the renovations the restaurant had undergone. The previously lodge-style restaurant had been transformed into a breezy, light, lakeside oasis.

The dining room.

The dining room.

Part of the bar area.

Part of the bar area.

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Magnum Helicopters: Detroit from Above

A Morning in the Sky

One thing that my husband is known for among my friends and family is that he is a great gift giver. He is super thoughtful and has no problem picking out a pair of flats or a purse for me. So when our first anniversary was approaching, I was expecting something incredible. He likes to keep a secret, so a day before we were planning to celebrate I received a midday email with the itinerary.  It read, “9:30am depart for surprise, 10am arrive at surprise, 11:30am return from surprise”. I am not good at surprises, I want to know everything, so I immediately started going through ideas with my colleagues. Well the surprise turned out better than I expected. We got engaged in Detroit, spend a lot of time exploring, and love the city and all it has to offer, so it was only fitting that we take a helicopter ride with Magnum Helicopters out of Waterford to Downtown Detroit… complete with the awesome headset.

From Above.

From Above.

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