The Spring Design Event at Serena & Lily begins today! Get the most luxuriously elegant, coastal home decor that will last a lifetime, 20% off just about everything for a limited time only. You’ll recall from my guest room refresh just before the holidays that Serena & Lily is our go-to home decor brand for elegant, sophisticated, yet laid back and inviting home decor that lasts year after year, which is why we love this brand! Shop the sale before your favorites sell out!
Terrain’s Fresh Ranunculus Bouquet is one of the loveliest gifts i’ve ever been given, parrticularly because I love flowers so much. 80+ stems (I received 115) and around 500 actual blooms makes this such a phenomenal gift for anyone who loves flowers, whether they’re an expert flower arranger, or someone who simply loves having fresh flowers around, this massive bunch of fresh cut ranunculus will last week after week, with new blooms opening up in waves. Read on to find out how to care for ranunculus, how to order this incredible gift for a loved one (or yourself), and what other types of flowers you can order online from my favorite flower retailer!
Springtime is the best time of year to explore Michigan’s many beautiful botanical gardens. These 17 public gardens and when to visit them will inspire you to grab your camera, birdwatching binoculars, and hiking boots and get outside (or inside) to enjoy the best of Michigan’s native and imported flora ranging from delicate and extremely rare tropical plants at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids to native habitat preserves around the state. Which garden will you visit first?
My blog started because of my love obsession with the Lilly Pulitzer brand. I run a Facebook group dedicated to styling the brand with nearly 40,000 members in it, and I went from 0-40k followers on IG because of a few viral flatlay and closet pictures that garnered hundreds of thousands of shares on Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest, so it’s easy to see why the pink and green brand will always have a special place in my heart. It’s because of this fondness for the color of pink sakura trees, blushing cheeks, and bright summer colors that I created this week’s Spring Essentials post. I hope you enjoy it! Ps. stay tuned for a few Lilly Pulitzer themed essentials coming up!
I’ve compiled a shoppable list of more than 600 sun hats from all over the internet, almost all of which are under $50, organized by color, so that you can find the floppy, wide brimmed hat of your dreams.
Many of these hats are one of a kind, handmade, vintage, or deeply discounted designer items, which means you’ll find the perfect hat (or 3 or 4) in no time! Match your sun hat to your swimsuit, coverup, colorful dress, lipstick color, hair color, or match a party theme for the perfect summer instagram shot. Don’t forget to save this post for later, so you can check back whenever you’re planning a new trip, or when you need a new hat!
Wondering what to wear this spring? This style forecast has you covered with everything you need to know about popular colors, textures, and even fragrances, plus find out the best way to stock up on spring essentials without spending your last time, during the Shopbop Spring Event. Find everything you need from brands like Gucci, Reformation, Cult Gaia, and many more on sale, so you can look your best as temperatures climb.
Spring is on its way in, and I couldn’t be happier about it. With spring weather, at least here in Michigan, comes blue skies, sudden rain showers, and beautiful balmy nights. So, in this week’s Spring Essentials, I’ve centered everything around this gorgeous navy color, to play into the blue skies we are finally seeing. Navy is such a versatile shade, and it’s so classic, which means you can easily integrate each and every one of these pieces into your existing wardrobe, without missing a beat.
San Morello authentic Italian restaurant inside of Detroit’s trendiest hotel, Shinola Hotel, is one of the best places to snag a bite to eat in the Motor City. If you enjoy fire baked, hand tossed pizzas, large uncomplicated menus, and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, San Morello Restaurant is just what you’ve been looking for. The brain child of Chef Andrew Carmellini, San Morello is located on the hotel’s ground floor, accessible to the left of the hotel’s reception desk, or via the street entrance. Metro-Detroit’s most enticing brunch and dinner spot, this authentic Italian eatery caters to diners with a refined palate, and delights guests by carrying on the same traditions chefs of Southern Italian have been using for centuries.
Last week, we climbed into, and explored the Eben Ice Caves, which are a series of frozen caves near Lake Superior inside the canyon at Rock River Wilderness area of Hiawatha National Forest. To reach them, we not only had a long, snowy drive to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but we also enjoyed a gorgeous, snowy hike of about 4 hours round trip to reach them. Read on to learn what we packed, how we got there, what there is to do at the caves, and the experience level required to successfully navigated the ice caves.
Pet friendly, with a 24-hour gym, an excellent location near a future People Mover site (Detroit’s elevated tram system), excellent views of Detroit, impeccable customer service, posh rooms, sophisticated dining and drinking options, plus an indescribable “coziness”, make Shinola Hotel the best hotel to stay at in Metro-Detroit. Whether you’re visiting over the weekend for a Lion’s game or in town for business, Shinola Hotel is truly a home away from home for the discerning traveler. Read on to find out why even locals should book a staycation at one of the Midwest’s finest hospitality destinations.
This has been the first week that we’ve had consistent blue skies since last September. The snow is beginning to melt, and we can finally go outside without having to worry about getting frostbite (I’m not exaggerating, it gets dangerously cold here!). These refreshingly blue skies inspired me to craft this week’s Spring Essentials around this stunning hue, and thankfully now that retailers are finally putting out spring and early summer clothing, so it wasn’t difficult to find a plethora of beautiful blues.