Michigan Love <3

 This past weekend, I took a little mini-vacay to Michigan!  The main reason was for my friend Kate’s bachelorette party, but I ended up doing so much more than just going to the party.  I stayed with my Twinny (one of my best college friends), Steph, in downtown Detroit, and her fiance and two loving cats.  When my twinny and I get together, we are like super planners, so the weekend was packed full of food and fun!  Thanks Steph for all your hospitality, I had SO much fun!!

The first night I was there, we headed to a pastry in Greektown for some key lime pie and ice cream.  What a great way to start the weekend!  🙂

The next day we headed to a super cute crepe place for some savoury goodness.

And hit up Olga’s (miss this place) for lunch #2.  Brought back so many memories!

Although I lived in Ann Arbor most my life, I hardly ventured into Detroit so it was fun riding the People Mover and getting a tour of the city with some of my girls!

Next morning we went to a Yard Sale and these cuties were selling lemonade, of course I bought two glasses!

Then we went to a Pakistani festival where I got my coconut juice (pregnancy craving)! YUM!

And after that we visited 71 Pop, an event MCed by Sean that displayed new Detroit artists.

And there was a ton of free candy, cupcakes, drinks, and more!

Loving this shop setup!

We ended the night visiting a few Ann Arbor landmarks, Zingerman’s Deli and the first ever Border’s.

And then surprising Kate for her bachelorette dinner, bubble tea, and karaoke party!  Congrats to Kate and Hieu on your upcoming wedding! 🙂

When’s the last time you visited your hometown?  Or do you still live there?


  1. July 31, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    Aw, looks like such a fun weekend! You crammed so much in! I love seeing when kids still do lemonade stands. The kids in our neighborhood just run around selling mangos which is funny because there are tons of mango trees around with free mangos. 😉 Little entrepreneurs!

  2. July 31, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    Um… my name is Steph and I’m from Michigan. Looks like you had a great time at my ol’ stomping grounds!

  3. steph
    July 31, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    yay!!!! it was so much fun having you in town, shopping, eating (a lot) and seeing a lot of our friends… heehee, i love the picture of Sean with the giant scissors.

    smokey & bandit say ‘purr’

  4. July 31, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    i was in L.A. this past june. i don’t live there anymore, but i tend to visit once or twice a year – usually hang with different pockets of friends and visit our old stomping grounds, sometimes they will take me to new places that have been developed. i love going back to my hometown, catching up – but mostly, i’ve grown to appreciate it more now that i am away from home that i used. plus, i am older now – my younger days appreciation was a hard concept! LOL

  5. July 31, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    what fun and eventful weekend! <3 I used to live in san diego california before moving to texas 🙁 i miss my family and friends so much! the last time i visited them was back in april of 2010 🙁

  6. July 31, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    This trip looked so fun, Sandy! 😀 The food looks especially scrumptious *stares at candy, lunch from Olgas and well everything* hahah

    Super glad to hear you spent a relaxing time with your friend for her bachelorette party. : )

    P.S. – was it coconut milk or coconut water?

  7. July 31, 2011 / 11:06 pm

    I still live in my hometown and I almost feel like I forever will, haha

  8. August 1, 2011 / 12:50 am

    Wow! That’s an incredible weekend! All that food-dang am I hunnngry! 🙂

  9. August 1, 2011 / 1:03 am

    Wow, what a great looking visit! You sure know how to eat well! Yum!

    I go back to my hometown about twice a year…my mom and sister still live there and it`s hard to go too long without seeing them, even if it is across the country!

  10. August 1, 2011 / 1:40 am

    The pics are wonderful and it looks like you had the most wonderful time with your friends 🙂

  11. August 1, 2011 / 3:53 am

    I still live there although whenever I came back for Christmas vacation during college it was like one big constant party. So much fun!
    I love you and your pregnant self- you’re glowing!

  12. August 1, 2011 / 6:29 am

    I visit my hometown often…my parents and in-laws still live there 🙂 It looks like an action packed weekend! And look at all that yummy food!

  13. August 1, 2011 / 8:34 am

    Hooray for Michigan! I’m glad you had a good trip. It’s so fun to see Kristen here, too! I hope you had a great sandwich at Zingerman’s.

  14. August 1, 2011 / 9:24 am

    looks like a great weekend! and that savory crepe…yum! whenever i go home i like to just eat all the good food at my parents house! they seem to always have a well-stocked fridge with goodies. and my mom will make my favorite– meatballs! 🙂 xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  15. August 1, 2011 / 11:17 am

    Nothing beats MI in the summertime!! I love Zingermans too 🙂 Glad you had such fun 😉

  16. August 1, 2011 / 11:29 am

    ooh! i heart the mitten! i am a michigan born, michigan living person, and currently live in Fenton, which has a restaurant name the French Laundry…it is about an hour from Ann Arbor, but they sell/use all of Zingerman’s breads and pastries in their restaurant…plus it is too die for cute! Yay for girlfriends too! 🙂

  17. August 1, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Yum the food looks so so good! Great pictures xo

  18. August 1, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    I gotta say, I went to Michigan about a month ago and it was really awesome. Gorgeous, even. We had such a good time even though it was just my husband and myself. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  19. August 1, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    I live relatively close to my hometown but hadn’t been back in awhile. We recently stopped there for dinner and I realized how much I love that I’m from there!

  20. August 1, 2011 / 5:43 pm

    Wow you did get a lot in during this trip–all the food looks so yummy!! And I’ve lived near where I live now most of my life, but I spent part of my childhood in a town about 3 hours away. I haven’t been back there for years!

  21. August 1, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    You fitted lots in!! All of that food looks so delicious! I am glad you had a good time 🙂

  22. August 1, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    yahoo!!! welcome back to MICHIGAN!!! It’s been a warmer up here in N. Mich!! But good times still roll on 🙂

  23. August 1, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    looks like you had a fantastic time! i am dying to visit my hometown but I’m not sure when I’ll get there yet. =(

  24. August 2, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    Shut up! I didn’t know you were from Ann Arbor. I recently moved to AA and would love any pointers for awesome things to do in the area. I don’t go to Detroit much, either. I’ve been to a baseball game and the Farmer’s Market there, but that’s about it.

  25. August 2, 2011 / 11:32 pm

    aww, looks like a great visit to michigan 🙂

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