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A Wine Lover’s Weekend at Thunder Bay Resort

A Wine Lover’s Weekend at Thunder Bay Resort

It is no secret that one of my favorite aspects of traveling is trying new foods and drinks. (Evidence: here.) This past Fourth of July weekend was no exception. The huz and I traveled to Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula for a weekend getaway. We actually redeemed a LivingSocial voucher on this trip and scored a … Continue reading

Conor O’Neill’s Irish Whiskey Tasting

Conor O’Neill’s Irish Whiskey Tasting

Recently, the huz and I attended an Irish Whiskey Tasting at our local Irish pub, Conor O’Neill’s in downtown Ann Arbor. Upon arrival, we received a welcome cocktail made with Paddy Irish Whiskey, lemon-lime soda, and lime. Also known as a Paddy Wack, this cocktail is Conor’s signature drink. Tasty! At the front of the … Continue reading

‘Twas a Rainy Day in Ann Arbor

‘Twas a Rainy Day in Ann Arbor

‘Twas a rainy day in Ann Arbor today. A perfect day for nabbing a window seat a Black Pearl and taking advantage of the happy hour food and drink specials, with Five Star SexiMexy. The best fish tacos in Ann Arbor are to be had at Black Pearl. I love the chipotle mayo. Colossal Coconut … Continue reading

Roger Monk’s Happy Hour

Roger Monk’s Happy Hour

A restaurant and bar offering daily specials that is less than two miles from one’s workplace seems like a natural Happy Hour choice, right? It does. So I don’t know why I haven’t visited Roger Monk’s for Happy Hour more often. Apparently “back in the day” (e.g., over three years ago), Roger Monk’s used to … Continue reading

Vellum Happy Hour and Dinner at Mani Osteria

Vellum Happy Hour and Dinner at Mani Osteria

This past Friday a large crowd of people from my office went to Vellum for Happy Hour. This was my first visit to Vellum! Our party indulged in libations in the lounge area, a space filled with natural light courtesy of the large Main Street-facing windows. Two-story high ceilings covered the lounge, affording a view … Continue reading

Mash Whiskey Tasting & La Dolce Vita Dessert

Mash Whiskey Tasting & La Dolce Vita Dessert

You guys, this past week has been such fun! Last Friday and Saturday nights were both date nights with the huz, and we went to a Lindsey Stirling show at the Crofoot Ballroom. On Sunday, Five Cent Femme and I donned our green and engaged in plenty of St. Paddy’s Day revelry. Then, this Wednesday … Continue reading

Scenes from St. Paddy’s Day 2013

Scenes from St. Paddy’s Day 2013

I’m past the days of getting up at the crack of dawn to start out St. Paddy’s Day. Well, actually I was never really down to do that, usually favoring my warm bed for a few more hours while my college housemates stumbled out of the house in the wee hours of the morning. There … Continue reading

The Last Word

The Last Word

I finally visited The Last Word last month, during the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Annual Artini Martini Crawl 2013. The Last Word’s martini of the evening, “The Understudy,” consisted of Pearl vodka infused with pineapple, gin, cucumber, jalapeño, and ginger beer, and it ended up being the winning cocktail of the event! (Also my favorite.) … Continue reading

Artini 2013

Artini 2013

Hey friends! I’m so excited to tell you about my participation in this year’s Artini! Artini is an annual event organized by, and fundraiser for, the Ann Arbor Art Center, at which participants engage in a Martini Crawl around downtown Ann Arbor. I also attended Artini Martini Crawl 2012, last year! This year there were … Continue reading