Tuesday, July 5, 2011

just a few of my favorite places...

in case you missed the 1st post from my vacation, click here

as promised, here are a few more photos from a couple more of my favorite places to visit when i am up north.

next up suttons bay, michigan. bahle's has the best selection of barbour! i almost bought another jacket, but didn't! after all, i just bought one in georgetown a few weeks ago! ha! ha!

check out the barbour wellies...great deal for $89.00!
the annex which is their sale store had a nice selection of madras shorts and plenty of vineyard vines shirts!

here a photos from a few more of my favorite stores.

next up, here are a few photos from glen arbor, michigan, also home to cherry republic!
while at cherry republic you can enjoy their cafe. everything is made with cherries! cherry ice cream, cherry chicken salad, cherry pie, cherry wine, chocolate covered cherries, cherry peanut butter, etc. YUM!!!!!! 

below is a sample of some of their salsas:
below is a view of the cafe, great place to catch a bite to eat or even a slice of cherry pie or ice cream cone!
below is a view of the wine tasting/beverage building.
while we were at the tasting room they had some very tasty cherry guacamole on display! YUMMY!!!!
of course, i enjoyed a few samples of wine and non-alcoholic beverage samples.

below are a few more photos from glen arbor:

check back tomorrow when i share photos of a few of my purchases and a photos from harbor springs and petoskey, mi.

before if forget, below is a view from the shores of lake michigan! couldn't have asked for better weather --- low 80's and no humidity!!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

"upnorth" part one...

happy 4th of july!

i'm home after 6 days vacay up at our cottage in northern michigan. it was rough driving home today!  we were spoiled with awesome weather! low 80's and NO humidity...who could ask for better weather! of course we get to chicago and the temps are in the 90's...UGH!!!

first up, i wanted to share some photos from leland, michigan. one of my all-time favorite places to visit! after all, i have been coming here my whole life! our cottage is located between leland and glen arbor. so many wonderful memories!

below are some photos from "fishtown" ...enjoy!
i loved the flag hanging below...such an awesome picture!
if you are in leland, you MUST pick up something from TUG STUFF!
i love the sandals above with the tug boat logo!
of course, you'll have to be sure and stop over at haystacks! another one of my favorite shopping destinations in leland!

another one of my favorite stores is niki & greta's. the store reminds me sort of what the mole hole used to be! oh, how i miss that store!!!!

check out the toilet below, hilarious! i love how they advertise for "poo-pourri" --- get it, ha! ha!
below is a view from the bridge looking out at lake michigan. although, my photo doesn't to the view justice! sorry, i forgot my camera....AGAIN and had to resort to using my phone!
here's a view from "fishtown" looking back up towards the cove.  btw, they have THE BEST keylime pie! seriously TDF delish!!!!!
finally, don't forget to pick up some whitefish and smoked chub from carlson's...YUM!!!
also, don't forget to stop over at the mercantile [the grocery store] and pick up some award-winning raclette cheese and sisson's peas & peanut salad! sounds crazy, but this salad is seriously delish and worth the ridiculous price! ha! ha!
here's a close-up of sisson's peas & peanuts....YUM!!!!

hope you enjoyed this brief visit to leland, michigan! check back later for more photos from my vacation!