As you all know, I am a foodie at heart. When I think of dinning out, hotel restaurants aren’t on my list of choices. That’s until; I introduced myself to The Jefferson House in the Crowne Plaza Pontchartrain in downtown Detroit. Last month I frequented the hotel while planning an event, always exploring to try new Detroit Eats, I had the opportunity to have lunch. The restaurant style is classic American, with an upscale but casual theme that is captured in the menu selections. The menu items pay homage to metro Detroit style cuisine from a Michigan Cherry Salad to a Mediterranean Chicken Shawarma sandwich. My favorite item on the menu is the classic Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. Not your traditional Caesar, the shredded romaine lettuce is tossed lightly with the creamy house Caesar dressing, then pilled high on a surprise bed of toasted grated Parmesan. I have never had a Caesar salad with the taste and texture of this salad…toasted Parmesan is just brilliant. I am so addicted to this salad I haven’t allowed myself to explore the menu any further.
Happy October my friends! Now that the leaves are beginning to change colors I am starting to embrace the fall season. Even though there’s a slight chill in the air, it’s comforting to know I can indulge in a daily cup of hot apple cider. This time of the year I am drawn to all things apple. I find myself buying beauty products infused with apple and seeking out apple flavored eats just because. I am convinced it’s the smell that gets me every time. Here’s list of apple inspired products I’ve recently purchased. Are you a lover of apples, what are some of your favorite products I can try?
Does anyone else get excited to read and hear rave reviews on the best eats around town? Being the foodie that I am, today I am launching a new series that highlights some of my fav spots and new places I’m eager to try. I’ll be kicking it off with my new found favorite, Zeff’s Coney Island.
Being born and raised in Detroit Michigan, we have a few renowned eateries. One is Coney Island’s, I have a new found favorite in Zeff’s Coney Island. Coney Islands are a Michigan thing, where you have choice of Greek and American style foods with breakfast and Coney Island Hot Dogs served up anytime. Hearing the raves about Zeff’s a few weeks ago, I had to try it. Located In the heart of the Eastern Market (local farmers market), they are known for a constant line, which says to me the food is super good. The Zeff’s omelet special didn’t disappoint, filled with grilled chicken, bacon crunchy peppers and onions…it was the BEST I’ve tasted yet.
Have you experienced a Coney Island or type restaurant? Please leave a comment and share your experience.
I believe the best DIY projects are simple and quick. Five or less materials needed or and viola you have something handmade to enjoy. This simple frosted technique puts a twist on a plain mirror. I love how this mirror goes from regular to super modern and chic. Perfect for any table or wall in your home and ideal for wedding centerpieces.
Frosted Spray Paint
- Start by cleaning your mirror with glass cleaner to remove any dust or fine particles
- Begin to create a pattern with the masking tape. Have fun here and create a pattern that’s uniquely yours
- Once you have your pattern defined, run your fingers along the tape to ensure the edges are secure. Now it’s time to spray paint
- Setup a well ventilated area (preferably outside) for step 5
- Holding the spray can about 6 to 8 inches away from mirror; begin to spray paint the mirror using a left to right motion. This motion allows you to cover the mirror evenly. Once the mirror reflection disappears and looks opaque, stop painting.
- Let the mirror dry for 15 minutes
- Carefully remove each piece of tape. Once all the tape is removed, wipe the mirror lightly with the original cloth from step 1.
Mirror Tile – $9.99 for box of 6
Frost Spray Paint – $3.96 per can
Masking Tape – $1.00
Total – $14.95 (w/o tax); $2.49 per mirror
Happy wedding Wednesday everyone! I use to think I was the only gal in the universe, who dreams of having a winter wedding. There is something about a winter wedding that is so romantic. Last winter I had the chance to plan a gorgeous wedding, for a lovely couple. The moment Erin told me her wedding date of December 29, 2012; I instantly knew she was my kind of girl. She wanted an intimate snowy December wedding that didn’t scream Merry Christmas with a traditional church ceremony and a cozy reception at her parents’ home. Lover of all things outdoorsy we incorporated the colors, textures and seasonal elements into the details of Erin’s dream wedding. From the tree bark inspired wedding invitation and cake to fresh ground coffee for guest favors and a mix of fur glitter and antler decor. As the old saying goes a picture speaks a thousand words, Calynn of Calynn Berry Photography captured all the spectacular details of this special day. I introduce to you Erin & Tim Rice!
Wasn’t this wedding just stunning? It was such a pleasure and joy to work with Erin and her mom, Maureen planning this beautiful wedding. We are so happy they chose us to be apart of this special day.
Thank you to all the vendors that helped make this wedding possible:
Cake and Catering – Holiday Catering
Flowers – Blossoms
Invitations – Lee’s Specialty
Linen – Lyndsey’s Linen and Chair Covers
Photographer – Calynn Berry Photography
Furniture Rentals – The Display Group
Tent and table rental – Bloomfield Party Rentals
Wedding planning and décor design – V Agency Events