The Cherry Capital - Michigan
Earlier in the summer, we headed up to northern Michigan for a wedding. While all our friends kept telling us how pretty that area was, we were still blown away by the stunning scenery. We stayed at the Homestead Resort, near Lake Michigan and just east of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
I somehow managed to convince Dennis and our good friend Kelly to get up early the day of the wedding and hike up to Pyramid Point. It’s a relatively easy, fast hike that was well worth the views. The majority of the trail is wooded but there is a vista point that allows sweeping views of the lake.
To get to the trailhead you drive through an area called Point Onedia. Point Onedia is unique for its large collection of farmhouses and agricultural buildings that haven’t been modernized (and never will be because of their historic designation). The area was most active during the late 1800s and early 1900s. We didn’t have much time to explore on this trip but I would jump at a chance to go back. I have a not so secret love of agrarian buildings - sometimes dangerously hanging out moving car windows to take a picture of a barn or grain silo as we drive by.
I’ve recently become obsessed with Outdoor Voices’ leggings. I wore their 7/8 Spring Leggings on this hike. They come in a range of fun, beautiful colors. The fabric is thick, but still allows you to move around. They’re great for yoga or barre class. I like the crop tops as well (I’m wearing the Athena Crop). I’m really exciting to try their new line of more supportive sports bras!
The wedding ceremony took place in a small church in Lake Leelanau Village. I had been looking forward to wearing this blush lace Club Monaco dress since February! I purchased it second hand from Gal Meets Glam blogger, Julia Engel’s closet clean out sale. I had had it on my wish list since first seeing it in her Easter Brunch Post and jumped at the chance to get it discounted straight from her!
The bride tipped us off to the Boathouse Vineyards tasting room across the street from the church. It was the perfect place to grab a drink (or two) between the ceremony and the reception. Coming from San Francisco, and having spent some time in Napa and Sonoma, we were shocked at the prices ($1 tastings!). The Boathouse Red was my favorite, sweeter than a red wine I would typically select but perfect to enjoy from an Adirondack on the lawn and watch the boats go by.
All too soon we had to leave to come back home. We wished we had planned for more time. Hopefully we’ll find another reason to head to Michigan again soon! We didn’t leave before making one more stop though at the Cherry Republic to stock up on pounds of cherry gummies to bring back as gifts! - Rebecca