Robin owns most Lilly Pulitzer shorts that have ever been made, and sometimes we coordinate our outfits. This time we wore all blue together, and he always gets lots of compliments whenever he wears them. I like the way he paired his blues in such a summery way. Click Here to see more outfits. Outfit…
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI, is so special to me because it’s a place I’ve visited my entire life. I grew up running through these halls, and when I moved on to swimming in the Esther Williams swimming pool and then dancing at night to the nightly music in the ballroom, the way I perceived it and what I packed grew too. The hotel is a unique place with a dress code (more on that later), and as such, I must ensure that I pack the right things. Packing for Grand Hotel is a celebration unto itself, and it’s one of my favorite rituals before visiting #AmericasSummerPlace! Here’s what I packed for a visit to Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Summertime is, in my opinion, the best time to get outside and do things! I love swimming, hiking, gardening, sailing, traveling, strolling the beach, going for morning walks, biking, canoeing, and so much more, but nothing quite beats a day at the pool. Here’s what to wear to the pool this summer to stay cool, comfortable, and safe in the sun.
Swimming and summer go hand in hand. When I visited Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, recently, I spent a glorious afternoon (read: three) swimming and lounging by Grand Hotel’s new pool deck. It had some of the most magnificent views, not to mention how aesthetically pleasing all of the blues and yellows were. This…
I love bright colors, and Juliet Dunn makes many gorgeous colorful, fun dresses. I love that they’re so bright and comfortable. This pink Palladio tie shoulder dress has tie shoulders, mother-of-pearl buttons, and darling scallop trim. This pink is one of my favorites. It’s comfortable, easy to wear, and looks elevated without trying. I wore it during our stay at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, and received many compliments, so it’s easy to see it’s an instant classic!
Having a good day begins with having a great morning. Here are my ten favorite ways to have a better morning, set a positive tone for the day, and ensure I accomplish all that I need to without feeling drained. I hope these tips help you have a better morning too!
Afternoon Tea at Grand Hotel is one of Mackinac Island’s most iconic activities, and something that both guests and visitors alike can partake in daily from 3:30pm – 5:30pm in the hotel’s sitting room or on the World’s longest porch, overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. This tradition has existed for more than a century, and is something every visitor to the island needs to do at least once.
During our anniversary trip to Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, we enjoyed a gorgeously slow start to our otherwise adventure filled day, by having breakfast in bed. Freshly caught fish from Lake Superior, gluten-free granola & strawberry topped panna cotta, gluten free pancakes, plenty of fresh, organic fruits, and other beautiful side dishes made this a morning to remember, as we looked out over the beautiful Straits of Mackinac.
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 love wearing bright, bold colors. It’s part of the reason I’m such a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan. I don’t think wearing bright colors can ever be too loud, but that’s just me. When I heard that Tieks had a neon collection that included radiant pink, purple, green, yellow, and orange in the brightest neon shades possible, I knew I had to add the neon pink, called “pop pink” Tieks to my shoe collection. I’ve never worn such bright, neon pink shoes before, and I absolutely love these!
This step by step guide, with video, will help you create the most elegant and sumptuous bouquet for spring or summer, and the ladies of Margaret’s Garden at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will share their tips on how to extend the life of cut flowers, how to keep blooms looking fresh, and how to best present your floral arrangements.