Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

I told you last week about some nasty person who kind of ruined my day, but this week, I have a better story.  Someone, a couple people actually, who made my day.

A couple weekends ago, it was just beautiful out, though a bit windy as you can see in the photos, so we headed to downtown Plymouth, grabbed some coffee and walked around.

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

It was hopping, full of people out and about, thrilled to be enjoying the nice weather.  When we were walking around a park, there was a family – a dad and I think two kids.  One of the kids, a young boy, looked at me as I passed and said with wonder and excitement “cat glasses.”

It was an honest moment, something kids are so good at, not concerned about filtering everything they say.  We turned back and smiled and exchanged pleasantries with the dad, who may have been a little embarrassed.

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

But he shouldn’t have.

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

It was a fun, great moment, that instead of bringing me down for the rest of the day, totally lifted my spirits and made me happy.

Like the little boy, I too think cat glasses are pretty awesome 🙂

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

He also may have been intrigued by my blue lipstick.  I wouldn’t blame him.  The first time I wore it I felt a little self-conscious, but since then, it has become one of my favorites.

At the end of the day, it’s all just makeup and clothes; it comes off.  Why not have fun and wear cat glasses and blue lipstick?

Dress: Roland Mouret // Blazer and Shoes: YSL // Bag and Lipstick: Dior // Bag Charm: Tiffany // Sunglasses: Anna Karin Karlsson

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

Light Versus Dark #FashionFriday

Foodie Night in Detroit

Foodie Night in Detroit

The Tower

I told you recently that I had just about the perfect day/night at the Bon Jovi concert.  I figured things like that only happen every now and then.  But it turns out, anything is possible, especially in nice weather.

Last weekend, Mom, Dad, and I met up with Dad’s boss and her husband, Jana and Steve, whom we have become friends with.  We had a blast with them last year at the Detroit Athletic Club and this most recent outing may have been even better.

The Ren Cen

We began our evening with dinner at the London Chop House.  It was popular back in the day, had been closed for a few decades, and was resurrected five years ago.  We hadn’t been and it sounded like the place to go.

Unfortunately, the service and food were far from the high expectations we all have when dining at a steakhouse with prices to match.  The most glaring errors were bones in Jana’s fish and Steve’s forgotten entrée.  That’s pretty unacceptable no matter where you dine.

London Chop House Fish

Too bad they left the bones when they filleted it :/

LCH Hamburger Steak

Dad was fine with his filet and sides of macaroni and cheese and a stingy portion of fries.  Mom’s entrée the Hamburger Steak was again, fine.  My food was probably the tastiest.  I ordered the tuna appetizer and fried Brussels sprouts.  You can never go wrong with Brussels!

Dessert was just as strange.  Housemade blueberry gelato had a strange nut/coconut thing going on that none of us liked, the crème brulee was not fully set and warm.  Dad’s carrot cake was the star of the whole evening.  I may have eaten more than my fair share.  Oops!

LCH Carrot Cake

Despite the odd food and service experiences, the company and conversation were great and more than made up for it.  I won’t be going back to the Chop House though.

From London Chop House, we walked to Bad Luck Bar.  I have been DYING to go to Bad Luck since it opened in December 2016.  It is known for pricey craft cocktails and is something totally different for the Detroit area.

Bad Luck Bar

Though the evening was a bit brisk, the walk was nice.  We made it a bit after our designated time and were thrilled the bar sat us anyway.  It is teeny tiny and has a speakeasy vibe.  We were presented with menus and given an amuse bouche: a warm pisco beverage with cinnamon and honey that was pretty much EVERYTHING!

We each ordered a drink after carefully going through the menu.  I had the Tower and loved every bit of it.  The complex flavors went together perfectly in this smooth cocktail.  I also tried Mom’s Past Lives, a tequila and rum based drink that was fruity and sweet and went down super easy.  Steve also had the Past Lives, Jana had an Old Fashioned, and Dad’s drink was something with citrus and good too, but I don’t remember what it was.

Past Lives

Past Lives

The Tower

The vibe of the bar was awesome, as were all the drinks and the people who work there.  They were knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to explain all about the bar and deal with our slightly tipsy attempts to set me up with one of the workers.  #sorrynotsorry – he was cute and nice … and not single 🙁

On our way to the bar, we passed the recently opened Shake Shack and joked about stopping on the way back to the restaurant to pick up our cars.  As we neared leaving the bar close to ten pm, it wasn’t a joke.  Not only did I FINALLY get to go to Bad Luck, but I FINALLY got to try Shake Shack.

Shake Shack

It’s so not like me to get a burger at 10 at night, but with our lackluster meal, we weren’t that full and it sounded fun.  I let go and went and it was awesome.  Shake Shack wasn’t very crowded, thankfully, and we pretty much walked right up.  Everyone there was so nice!

The fries were fine, though I bet the cheese fries might be better.  But the Shack Burger.  Let’s just talk about that Shack Burger.  It isn’t too big or too small and has just the right bun to meat to cheese ratio and the sauce is good and it’s all-natural, non-GMO, and it’s just great.  I’m not the kind of girl who eats a whole burger, but I would have eaten that one and hope to go back for another very soon.

Foodie Night in Detroit

We walked back to the restaurant for our cars and five and a half hours after our evening began, I didn’t want it to end.  It was an evening totally unlike me.  Yes, I love going to dinner, but not typically dinner and a bar and an almost midnight snack.  It felt good, like a preview of the life I want in the midst of times that are often stressful and disappointing.

Nights like that remind me that I am very lucky and I need to appreciate all I have.  They also remind me I need to keep fighting for my dreams and goals, because I can and will reach them.

Also, when can I go back to Bad Luck and Shake Shack????

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The Ultimate Doughnut Grilled Cheese

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Flourless Chocolate Torte #SundaySupper

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