Winter is a good time for indulgence. It’s cold and it’s gray and there’s all that nasty white stuff about. You need to ease the misery sometimes and have a reason to get out of your jammies – and a little alcohol and sugar can definitely do the trick!
Indulgence, the annual event held this Saturday in the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market’s indoor facility, allowed guests to sample various wines and mixed drinks featuring specialty whiskeys, vodkas, and tequilas as well as delicious desserts made by local vendors (including cake-pop bites, mini sundaes, freshly-friend donuts, and mini maple-frosted cupcakes topped with bacon – definitely my favorite choice). A DJ spun out modern and ’90s-era tunes, and a photo-booth let you document your ridiculousness after 10 samples of shamrock shakes and spicy tequila hot-chocolate. But the best part was that the event benefitted local charities – so you could feel good about stuffing your mouth with chocolate-dipped strawberries and destroying the giant Jenga tower in your tipsy ineptitude (every time I was gonna go over and try my hand at it, another person had knocked it over!).
As fun as it was, I did definitely get a little sugar-overloaded from the whole shenanigans, which was a great reminder that overindulgence on a daily basis can be a very bad thing. All in moderation!
Held annually at the Royal Oak Farmers Market at:
211 S. Williams St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067