The Art Gallery of Ontario was one of my favorite art museums I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to dozens!). From the flow of the exhibits, to the use of lighting and negative space, each exhibit was uniquely contrived to draw viewers in and create a unique space for local and international artists alike to share their
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Toronto, Ontario and Niagara Falls are two of the most exciting and beautiful places in Canada, which is saying a lot, because the entire country is stunning. This itinerary is the perfect way to plan or inspire your perfect long weekend in the Toronto Area with lots of “this or that” options to customize your trip.
While I was researching where to go on our trip to Toronto, one building really stood out to me: Casa Loma. The Edwardian building jumped out at me, because it’s the only castle in a bustling metropolis, so it obviously stands out. The 98 room castle was built in the early 1900s by a wealthy…
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore contains 72,000 acres of massive, sweeping sand dunes, some as high as 40 a story building, winding sand hiking paths, rivers, streams, gorgeous beaches on Lake Michigan, and unbelievable views. Voted the “Most Beautiful Place in the United States”, this Northern Michigan gem is an iconic nature preserve that reminds visitors how powerful and impressive the transformative powers of nature truly are. We had an exceptional time hiking, swimming, and exploring this beautiful nature preserve, and I’m sharing with you my tips for having a fun and safe time at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
If you ask me, no visit to Mackinac Island is complete without visiting Lakeside Salon & Spa. The largest salon and spa on the island and in the area, this is one of the most iconic and popular destinations on Mackinac Island. I simply cannot say enough good things about the spa itself, the staff, the tranquil atmosphere of the spa, and the quality of the services they offer. If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself on the island, make your stay extra special, relax and unwind, celebrate a special occasion, or if you’re looking for a gift for a loved one, I absolutely recommend a spa day at Lakeside Salon & Spa.
When on Mackinac Island recently, we enjoyed the most gorgeous sunset sail around the Straits of Mackinac, and saw incredibly vibrant colors like oranges, yellows, pinks, and briefly purples. It had been raining almost all day, so we were a bit worried that the sunset wouldn’t be very visible, but our good luck held out and we were shown the most magnificent sunset I’ve seen all year, which allowed me to take some of my favorite sunset photographs to date! I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them and getting splashed by the choppy waves!
I love wearing something simple, light, and airy, especially when it’s a hot, sunny day, so this lovely Swiss dot number was exactly what I was looking for, and checked all of my boxes when it comes to what I like to wear. This gorgeous, lined maxi is perfect for picnicking, a day at the market, brunch with friends, a walk along the beach, or dining al fresco with loved ones. Once again, Duffield Lane delivers a gorgeous, inspiringly comfortable and refreshing garment that I will be able to wear year after year.
Bay Harbor Golf Club is currently ranked as the 13th most beautiful golf course in the entire world, and with stunning views of sailboats and whitecaps on Little Traverse Bay, as well as the surrounding forest, it’s easy to see why it ranks so highly. Home to three golf courses modeled after famous European golf courses, and designed Bay Harbor Golf Club has some of the best golfing in all of the United States.
One of the most awarded hotels in the Midwest, Mission Point Resort is one of the most iconic and beloved hotels in the United States, located on Mackinac Island in scenic Northern Michigan. Read all about our stay, and how they’re constantly improving to ensure that every guest has the best possible experience, plus how they’re helping brides and grooms who had to cancel their larger weddings have the wedding ceremony of their dreams, in under a week from first contact to “I Do”s!
We recently went to our local farmer’s market, and I threw together a feminine outfit that would protect me from the hot sun and high temperatures in just a few moments. If I can throw on an eyelet shift dress, denim jacket, white sandals, and woven accessories that quickly, so can you! It’s the easiest way to look chic and feminine without having to give it much thought, and it’s the perfect look if you’re running short on time when getting ready.
LoveShackFancy is one of my go-to brands for fun, feminine, and airy dresses. I have been a longtime fan of the brand’s heavy use of eyelet, botanical motifs, scallops, ruffles, lace, and an easy to mix and match color palette. These are a few of my favorites from the sale, and a few of my favorite pieces to pair with them!