Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fort Myers & Sanibel | Day 2

Our second day in Fort Myers & Sanibel was a productive one! We woke up, had brunch at Jack's (at Pink Shell Resort) and headed down to the ocean. Laura ventured out on a paddleboard, and I laid in the shade on the beach. Afterwards, we headed out to one of our must-do excursions... a fishing trip. I was like, um... what? I had never been fishing before, let alone, on the ocean! There are SHARKS out there (which I almost caught a mini one)! So we met up with Captain Rob of Soulmate Charters. He was the nicest person ever, and to be totally honest... I thoroughly enjoyed our fishing trip. I think I enjoyed it more after I learned that fish don't feel pain, but I still felt so guilty anytime I would catch a fish. In one of the pictures above, Rob was laughing at me because my face just flat out read, "I'm not touching that fish!" Haha! But it was definitely a highlight of the trip, and I loved that we did something totally new and something we wouldn't normally sign up for. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone, and especially with Captain Rob. After that adventure, we headed back to the hotel for a quick snack and a pool dip at our resort. I'll be back with our evening of day two when we headed to Times Square (the Fort Myers Beach version!)

Outfit details:
Sheer Popover Top c/o Aeropostale (similar)
American Eagle Festival Shortie (similar)

Travel details:
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Fishing Trip: Captain Rob with Soulmate Charters

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fort Myers & Sanibel | Day 1

As many of you know from my Instagram this past weekend, I headed out to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel with one of my best friends, Laura! We were "Saved by the Shell". After both of us had horrendous weeks, we jetted off to paradise. I will be sharing all three days we were there... so this is day one! The majority of our day was spent traveling. We had a layover in Detroit, and landed in southwest Florida around dinner time. We had just enough time to check into our amazing hotel room (with two balconies and a spa!) at Pink Shell Resort & Spa. It was perfect. We jumped into our bathing suits, headed downstairs to the poolside bar, Bongo's, and had a quick meal of fried shrimp and fish. Afterwards, we ended up in the ocean... and it was like bath water! After that, we dove into the pool, drank many girly cocktails at the bar, and headed upstairs to finish a bottle of wine in the spa. Perfect first night... can't wait to share the rest of our weekend!

Outfit details:
Urban Outfitters bathing suit (similar)
Forever21 headband (similar)

Travel details:
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Madewell T.G.I.(A.)F. Invite

Hi guys! Just dropping in quick to invite my Michigan readers to a fun Madewell event this Saturday, July 26th, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We'll be hanging out Saturday afternoon for sips, sweets, and styling tips from 12-3pm. There will be a special discount and free gift with purchase (while supplies last). I'd love to see you there! If you're planning on attending, shoot a quick note to to let them know... and definitely let me know in the comments too! xo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mission Point Lighthouse

While in Traverse City, Eric and I headed up Old Mission Peninsula to see the lighthouse at the tip-top called Mission Point Lighthouse. You drive along M-37, which is such a beautiful scenic route with cherry orchards and vineyards. The lighthouse was built in 1870, and decommissioned in 1933. We explored the beach for a while, but unfortunately missed the time slot to tour the inside and climb the tower. It only means we'll have to come back someday! Plus, there are lighthouse keeper programs here. I'm definitely going to do that sometime in my life. ;)

Forever21 Denim Jacket (similar)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

World's Largest Cherry Pie Tin

Last weekend, Eric and I headed up to the cherry capitol of the world, Traverse City, for cherry festival. On our drive there, we stopped to the "World's Largest Cherry Pie Tin". It's located by Sara Lee Bakery, on highway 31. On July 25, 1987, the world's largest cherry pie was baked in this tin. It was 28,350 pounds; 17 feet, and 6 inches in diameter. The Guinness Book of World's Records certified this pie as the largest ever made. Next up, we'll have to go see the second world's largest cherry pie tin just 50 minutes away in Charlevoix. I sure love the quirky things in Michigan, don't I? Afterwards, we went to the original Traverse Pie location and shared a mini cherry pie. We also checked out the festival, rode a couple of rides, drank cherry sodas, and watched a friend play an acoustic show at Workshop Brewing. I just adore northern Michigan.

Outfit details:
ModCloth Milkshake Things Up Dress (similar)
Shoes Your Own Adventure Heel c/o ModCloth (similar)