Friday, March 11, 2011

let's take a drive...

the sun is FINALLY shining in chicago, YIPPEE! don't be fooled, it's only 31 degrees outside, BRRRR!

can't wait for the warm weather to return, so can take trips up to our cottage in northern michigan! hard to believe i haven't been up since labor day '10. oh well, below are a few photos from some of my favorite places upnorth.
[charlevoix, michigan]

one of my favorite monogram stores up north is called monogram goods. you are probably familiar with them online or at one of their many trunk shows.
[monogram goods, harbor springs, mi]

another one of my favorite shops in petosky is called cutler's!
[cutler's, petoskey, michigan]

cutler's has a little something for everyone! plus, a great kitchen store too!

a trip up north isn't complete without a little shopping in leland, suttons bay and glen arbor. below are a couple of photos from leland.

[haystacks, leland, michigan]

carlson's fish market in lelandYUM! got chub??!?!

almost forgot, one of my favorite activities while upnorth...WINE TASTING! below is a photo from the entrance at blackstar farms winery which is located south of suttons bay. also, don't forget to purchase some raclette cheese, YUM!!
if you have been to michigan, do you have a favorite winery? mine happens to be the round barn winery in southeast michigan!

oh well,


  1. Girl, if I ever venture that far up north, I'm getting with you on all the hotspots! You have them scoped out! :)

  2. LA LA LA LOVE your blog! :) Just started following & I'm already obsessed! I also love that you're from the midwest! I feel like there aren't too many of us out there! One place you HAVE to stop next time you head to Michigan is New Buffalo! It's the cutest little town on the Lake and it's full of cute shops and even cuter homes!

  3. Looks like a fun little trip! Monogram goods need to make an appearance in the Tri-State Area!

  4. i'm in LOVE with round barn!! i went for the first time this fall, and instantly loved it! it's so charming. i'd love to have some sort party or shower in the upstairs area of the barn!

  5. Finally catching up today and finding your new blog. Love it! Looks like I need a trip to Michigan!

  6. We need to get over to the TC area more often. When you grow up in the Harbor Springs area we get too lazy to snake our way down around the lakes to TC. We don't venture past Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Charlevoix or Boyne City. Might need to take a trip over to Leland this summer. Summer can't come soon enough for me either.