Here it begins. My arrival to Detroit Michigan. My mom has a lake house in Manitou Beach Michigan which is about an hour and 15 minutes from Detroit. I grew up going here every summer to escape the humidity of Miami, FL. I have so many fond memories and love Michigan! The people are so friendly and it’s a relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
For traveling, I recommend wearing something comfortable. I always bring a cardigan on the plane because airports are so cold. This pink one is perfect because it’s lightweight for summer but keeps me warm on the plane.
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Manitou Beach Michigan is perfect for 4th of July. Everything just feels so patriotic in the Midwest. Neighbors hang American flags and everyone grills out and hangs out on their boat. It was really noticeable to me this year compared to living in Miami. Miami is a city where people seem to be more focused on what other Country they are from and less into American traditions.
Surprisingly, I don’t have much red in my closet. I was happy when I found this cute red blouse with flutter sleeves. I also wanted to give a shout out to my denim shorts. Don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time finding shorts that aren’t riding up my booty, too tight, and fit just right. It’s honestly the clothing piece I struggle with the MOST. Insert, these shorts. They are expensive but worth it! These denim shorts are an appropriate length (no cheeks hanging out) and are decently comfortable. Also, the shorts are 100% cotton so I sized up one size.
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I told my Mom that her lake house is so “cottage chic” and should be in a magazine! She did such a great job decorating. If you don’t have a friend or family with a lake house than you can easily rent a place here!
Manitou Beach Michigan Boats & Beers (or Mules)
Don’t worry I am NOT driving the boat and drinking a Moscow mule! I was just sitting there while the boat was parked 🙂
Manitou Beach Michigan is very laid-back and pretty much everyone has a float boat. You will spend a lot of time doing water activities – including lots of boat rides! So bring your best swimsuits!
My favorite place EVER for cute and affordable swimsuits (with super fast shipping and easy returns) is this amazing online store. I buy 90% of my swimwear there and also beach hats. They have such a good selection of vacation-ready hats!
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Ann Arbor, Michigan is only about 45 minutes – 1 hour away from Manitou Beach Michigan. It’s a cute area to go shopping, eat food, and explore. Ann Arbor is the home to University of Michigan so if you are into football check out the stadium!
Summer is a great time to go because the students are gone. We went to Blank Slate Creamery and I highly recommend! You can get an ice cream flight (4 different flavors) and its so cute! I love being able to try different flavors. I’m a big fan of ice cream and it’s the best summer treat!
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