Last month Mother & Daughter packed up our dazzling domestic attire, hit the road and headed to two of Northern Michigan's trendy hot spots. Yes, there really are some hot spots up here. Since we live between the two, I guess we didn't actually "hit the road"... just went down it.
First stop, Sea side in Charlevoix!
This lovely little resort town is nestled between Lake Michigan and Round Lake. Come Summer this place comes alive with seasonal residents, tourists, boaters, campers and lucky for us, tons of shoppers!
Part of the charm of Charlevoix is the drawbridge right in the middle of downtown. The bridge goes up at the will of the numerous sail boats making their way to and from Lake Michigan. It's quite a charming site to see these magnificent boats making their way down the channel. Maybe not so charming is waiting in traffic for the bridge to go back down. But who cares, it's Summer, right?
Setting up Shop in Charlevoix
While pitching our fashionable frocks we were tickled pink to meet up with a multitude of Makers, countless Bakers, and quite a few Fakers all looking to sport a hip little apron! We had tons of fun!
Next stop... The Beautiful Village of Bay Harbor
Hard to believe until the early 80's this area was home to the Portland Cement Company. In 1993 the area was transformed into the beyond belief resort it is today. Visitors can partake in all this beauty by the bay while swimming, biking, hiking, golfing and for the less energetic crowd there's shopping, dining or just laying on the beach and taking in the spectacular sunsets. A little bit of heaven right here in Michigan.
Our booth was near downtown Bay Harbor and
right along the water in the Marina. Beautiful but breezy.
By the way...The best part of the village:
The Inn at Bay Harbor
In our humble opinion, hands down, flat the most gorgeous place on earth.
Who knew this glistening little jewel was sitting on the shore of magnificent Lake Michigan?
We certainly did not...until four years ago. That's when this very spot was the setting for the darling daughter's wedding. No matter how much we visit, this little slice of heaven always takes our breath away!
How lucky are we... Mother & Daughter doing business by the Bay!
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