I have written about Grand Hotel, and Mackinac Island on which it has stood for 133 years, more than perhaps anywhere else in the world, because my husband and I spend so much time there each year. What keeps us coming back year after year to “America’s Summer Place” as its known, is its flair for the extravagant, attention to detail, and innovation. Read on to see why we keep coming back, season after season.
I want to start off by saying this post is not sponsored, and I am not a nutritionist; I’m simply sharing my experience using somethings that have worked extremely well for me. I’ve spent thousands of dollars over my lifetime trying various brands of vitamins, nutritional supplements, and protein powders, only to find that they make my stomach hurt, they taste horrible, or they don’t have any noticeable affect one me. Of course, everyone is different, but I have been using Moon Juice products on and off for years, and over the last six months I really got consistent with it, and I have noticed a tremendous difference that has improved my mood and energy levels significantly, and it feels wrong not to share something that has positively impacted my life so drastically, with you.
This relaxed embroidered dress, by one of my favorite dress brands, LoveShackFancy, has everything a dreamy, easy to wear dress should have, like floral embroidery, eyelet details, mother of pearl buttons, and ruffled layers for an extra breezy flounce.
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.
Since wearing a face mask is required almost everywhere anyone goes these days, there’s no reason not to wear one you like. Below are some of my very favorite styles, prints, and patterns, that make wearing a mask more enjoyable. I hope these inspire you to match your mask to your outfit, and to keep…
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.
I’ve written dozens of travel guides, and along with those have come requests for more detailed itineraries to help make planning travel adventures, especially when headed somewhere new for the first time, even easier. I wanted to start this itinerary series by sharing how we spent a long weekend at Mission Point resort on Mackinac Island. Mission Point is a very family-oriented and dog friendly hotel, so even though we travel as a couple, this itinerary can be adjusted to include the whole family – four legged family members included!
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!