So Eric and I checked out Ando Sushi + Bar this past weekend… and it was such a great experience! We’ve been wanting to check out this place for a while, so when they invited us in for a visit, we jumped at the chance! It’s located on the west side of Grand Rapids, in a super fun and upcoming neighborhood. The vibe was awesome, their joyful hour had some serious deals, and the food was delicious. I’m wondering where we’ve been this whole time, haha! But I’m so glad we checked it out, and already can’t wait to go back to try other things!
Hellooooo. Sorry for the long pause! I feel like we’re stuck in a never-ending winter and I just can’t seem to pull it together this season! Hoping spring will rejuvenate me somehow… if it EVER comes! But since March is here, at least we start to see more daylight, so hopefully that makes the blogging game a little easier. But! In the meantime, we took a quick trip over to Lansing area last weekend because Eric had a show with his band, Chain of Lakes (that sold out!) I thought it’d be fun to make a little adventure out of it, book a hotel, stay overnight and explore the area. It wasn’t my favorite trip — not a ton to do, but we did have a great time at his show at the Robin Theater, ate dinner at Lansing Brewing Company, brunch at Golden Harvest, a little window shopping in East Lansing, and then explored this little antiques district in Mason just south of Lansing. So all in all — a good little getaway!
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Helloooo from the winter wonderland of Michigan. We escaped to the “desert” for a day to beat some of these winter blues, which was just ugh, so refreshing. I could sit here all day long. If you’re in Grand Rapids or ever visit Grand Rapids, be sure to head over to Frederik Meijer Gardens! We ended up getting a membership last year (mostly to get first dibs on their concert series, haha) but it’s nice to be able to pop over anytime and walk around for a bit. Especially in their Tropical Conservatory. Ah, heaven! Trying to love every day of winter, but I don’t know, I just get to be a bit over it this time of year. It just drags on and on and onnnnnn. And we’ve had the craziest weather and my car has gotten stuck in the snow more times than I can remember this year. So maybe I’m not even desperate for spring yet… maybe just some normal 32º winter days. 😆Read More
One of my favorite places to head in Michigan is up to Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula. Last summer, I took a trip with my girlfriends and we booked a wine tour that took us all around – stopping to Leelanau Cellars, which was my first time ever visiting! Instantly… it was my favorite winery. I’m a sweet wine drinker – all the way – bring on the sweet red and Moscato! And while I love wine tasting in Traverse City, there aren’t a ton of wineries that offer a breadth of sweet options. It was fate we stopped to Leelanau Cellars! I’m forever their biggest fan now, and I had the wonderful chance to stay there a few weekends ago with a group of our closest friends. It was one of the best weekends!Read More
So, even though we’ve already had our first snowfall here in Michigan… I’m sitting on a boatload of content, so it’s going to be autumn here through November (which is how it should be anyway!) I’m trying to catch up, but other things have just taken priority lately. Work has been super busy, I’m trying to get back into my FLEX routine, we’ve been working to make our apartment as cozy as possible after the fire, and I’m starting to cook again, fill our fridge, and get back on track with everything in life! But let’s back up to our trip to Tunnel of Trees, which was my favorite autumn weekend. We took a long drive along M119, which is so beautiful and scenic.
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During our trip up north to the Tunnel of Trees, we went into Harbor Springs to grab brunch and do a little bit of exploring! This town is so cute. It’s just the quintessential autumn small town — just like what you see in the movies. We grabbed brunch at Sam's Graces Cafe & Bakery, picked up some infamous Tom’s Mom’s Cookies (the peanut butter ones are the best!), explored a few of the cute shops, and walked around enjoying the scenery and brisk autumn air. I just loved it up there! I could honestly visit this town every autumn… there are just too many good places to visit in Michigan during this season!
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