Wayne County

221. Birch Wood – December 27, 2016 – Plymouth, MI

birchwood1Guys, I’m so behind on this blog! I’ve been posting more regularly on my food blog, A Cookable Feast, which is happy, but it’s taken away from my blogging time here. So it’s time to go hard, for real-for real! I want to catch up and tell you about some of the things I’ve been doing in January – and Year 3 of the blog closes on February 7, a mere two weeks from today! So expect me to be on here more in the next few weeks. I haven’t been exploring nearly enough places this month, and I am happy to have the motivation to get out there more – especially since we’ve been so fortunate to have warmer weather (for January) here in the D.

Birch Wood is another one of the cute shops I visited in downtown Plymouth at the end of December. It offers stylish women’s clothing – and it also touts itself as a home décor and furniture shop on its website. I don’t recall seeing home décor and furniture in the shop on my visit there – but honestly, it’s been a while, and it was probably so artfully woven in among the clothing displays that I didn’t notice it. I do remember a variety of essential oils and a diffuser being on display – that could count as home goods, right?

525 Forest Ave.

Plymouth, MI 48170

 

 

220. Urban Loft – December 27, 2016 – Plymouth, MI

urbanloft2urbanloft1Here is another one of the super-cute shops I visited in downtown Plymouth last month, Urban Loft! It sported gorgeous upscale home décor, with most being holiday-themed at the time I was there.

551 Forest Ave.

Plymouth, MI 48170

15. Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe – April 17, 2014 – Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

DirtyDogJazz

Photo courtesy of Yelp user Kristin G. (via Yelp.com)

I went here for a family dinner where we sat in the boardroom, which was very nice but was separated from all of the action. They did have a TV in there so you could still see the jazz band playing, which cracked me up. It reminded me of how one of the churches I used to go to when I was a kid put TVs in the hall on Christmas and Easter so the people who couldn’t get seats could still view the mass – not quite the same as being up near the action! The main dining area was very luxe and had much more character than where we sat.

I forgot to take pictures! Shame on me – but here is one of the bar, courtesy of Yelp user Kristin G. (via Yelp.com).

97 Kercheval Ave.

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

http://www.dirtydogjazz.com/