Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Michigan Recap

downtown Birmingham
the lobby of our hotel (The Townsend)

On our way to dinner


breakfast biscotti at our hotel
Henry Ford Hospital
Gabe and I are back from Detroit and had a fantastic trip.  We actually stayed in Birmingham, which is about 30 minutes outside the city.  We checked out the suburban areas and were pleasantly surprised with how much we liked it there!  Birmingham and its surrounding towns were charming and quaint with cute little downtown areas, neighborhoods with huge beautiful homes (and spacious yards), tree lined streets, great restaurants, and friendly people.  Here are a few pictures from our trip.

28 comments:

Katie said...

Cute area! Your hotel looks cute :)

Krystal said...

what a fun trip!!!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I'm all about biscoti!

Lisa Griffin said...

it looks like a really quaint town! i'm so glad detroit is getting some positive coverage!
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Gabriel said...

What a great trip! Detroit was a pleasant surprise. Now lets go to the tropics!

Taylor said...

Fun trip! Are you moving??? :) That is close to me!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I had no idea Birmingham was so charming!! Actually, despite its reputation, Michigan has many charming towns. Looks like you two enjoyed yourself as always!

Torrie said...

I'm glad you went and gained (and posted) a new perception of the area.

My mom's husband and I were talking a few weeks ago about Detroit, and how the city is really struggling economically. Hopefully that changes soon (for it's resident's sake especially).

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

gorgeous hotel! i'm so glad you had a nice trip :)

Gareen said...

So old world and chic! Glad you had a chance to get away.

Kayla said...

Love your hotel. Looks adorable. Never underestimate a town. Some of the places I dreaded going the most turned out to be the most fun.

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PursuitOfLLT said...

how cute is that downtown? love the old school theater.

and i really want a biscotti now. yum!

looks like a great trip, val!

Alicia said...

It does look charming! And just read your post below about it being the potato chip capital of the world - my kind of place too ;) PLus it's the home of Motown!!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a beautiful hotel! It's sad becuase Michigan always gets a bad rep becuase of Detroit. I've never been, but I'd like to think it's still a great place.

Marisa said...

Wow that hotel looks fancy :) I'll take a biscotti please and thank you. Glad you guys had fun!

this free bird said...

Val I'm so happy to hear you had a great trip. I was thinking about you the other night when I flipped on some HGTV show about people looking to buy their first house and saw all these very cool homes in the greatest neighborhoods in DETROIT!

xo,
C

this free bird said...

ps-did you see eminem?

Sarah B. said...

SO glad to hear you and Gabe liked Detroit! :)

Josie said...

Your hotel looks absolutely adorable! And the suburbs are super pretty. Glad you had such a fun trip!
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Looks like such a cute little town....glad you had fun Val! xo

Annie said...

Your hotel looks gorgeous!! I'm glad you guys liked it. I've never been before, but you make it sound like a worthwhile trip :)

nikki said...

Awww Im glad you guys had a great time Valerie! I love the pics!

xx
Nikki

style'n said...

I love travel posts...and I have not really been to or explored Detroit. I bet it was a nice relaxing mini getaway!

Anna Jane said...

birmingham is supre cute and my favorite mall in the WORLD is nearby as well (somertset collection). i usually go once a year when i'm home for x mas :)

Jess said...

That hotel looks beautiful - love that chandelier.


Glad you had a great time!

Kristyn Burtt said...

Love the Townsend. Did you get to Slow's BBQ?
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Marie said...

Thanks for the pictures, it looks like a good area and the lobby looks cozy.:D

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Fashion Meets Food said...

I live right outside of birmingham and absolutely love it. Michigan definitely surprises people and the further up north you go the prettier it gets.

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