Hello and Happy Friday!! I have a feeling this weekend is going to fly, but then again… what’s new, amiright?
How was your week? Mine was great and filled with activity. Scott and I spent our weeknights entertaining family and exploring new things to do and see in the Detroit area. We are really starting to become acclimated to our surroundings! It’s a nice feeling.
I’m not sure how I feel about the projected cold temperatures in the 30s, however. We’ll see how running that race in it goes.
Anyhow, it’s time for another edition of Friday Favorites! I love to hear what you have been enjoying over the week too, so feel free to play along in the comments section and link up at the bottom!
Friday Favorites #62: Week of 11/7
• patterned knit tights
Ever since we moved to somewhere seasons actually exist, I have been admittedly obsessed with leggings and tights.
I received this pair as a Christmas gift from Scott’s mother two years ago, and they have been my favorite pair yet! I’m pretty sure she got them at a store like TJMaxx or Marshall’s.
• Pure Michigan (with family)
To kick things off on Scott’s Birthday, we made a trip to Yates for hot cider and donuts for breakfast, per his request.
You can’t really go wrong with a trip to the cider mill. The food and drinks are always scrumptious, but visiting the apple tents (when they’re open) and walking the beautiful trails are my favorite part.
Any time we have family or friends in town, we make a point to visit Yates!
Family + Pure Michigan = <3
• L’Oreal Sublime self-tanner
I know I have mentioned this specific product on the blog close to a handful of times.
There are plenty of different self-tanners out there, and you can find a full list of my favorites in my Spray and Self-Tanning 101 post.
This exact version of Sublime (Instant Action) works immediately after you put it on, and I have been applying it every couple of days to keep somewhat of a “tan” going. I chose to quote “tan” because it’s necessary. Tan is one thing I am not these days. But hey, at least there are self-tanners like these to help a sister out!
• Fox Theatre
I’m quickly becoming smitten by all of the historic buildings in Detroit.
The Fox Theatre is known as Detroit’s crown jewel, and the reason is obvious. Everything from the architecture to the (literally) jeweled details in the wooden structures is rich and luxurious.
It’s a truly ornate performing arts center unlike any I’ve seen before.
I was blown away by the lobby and in awe of the main stage and auditorium design and details.
Scott and I attended our first show at the theatre last night with the Jason Mraz concert as part of his birthday gift.
It’s absolutely gorgeous, and we can’t wait for an excuse to get back!
• Jason Mraz
While we’re on the subject, Jason Mraz is really good in concert. SO good that we have purchased tickets to see him twice now!
(The last time we saw him was a surprise in Tampa, Florida!)
Not only is his voice amazing, but he is hilarious. He was quarky and quick with funny statements and jokes in and out of his songs. Just like before, he had me cracking up the entire time!
One of my favorite parts was him singing live with Raining Jane to this video of them goofing around while performing in Antarctica. I died at the animal dance break at the 3:25 mark. So flipping cute!
I’m just going to go ahead and wrap this section up with Jason Mraz radio.
Before the concert, the group of us stopped into the Shawarma Festival in Royal Oak.
What the heck is shawarma, you ask?
Shawarma is a sandwich with sliced lamb, chicken, or vegetables and often tahini or salad wrapped in pita bread.
Also known as… delicious.
This particular stand included pickles in their sandwiches and the combination was so, so good! Scott and I washed our meals down with a couple of strawberry lichi (lychee) juices which were also very tasty.
The only downfall was the amount of garlic I consumed. It tasted great, but without access to gum or mints afterwards (fail), I’m pretty sure I could have killed a vampire just by saying “hello”. Yikes!
• Usher Concert
This week was very concert heavy. Scott got tickets to see Usher Tuesday night through work, and we were excited to go see him live!
As I was getting ready at home, I threw on Usher radio and had a blast singing along to hits dating all the way back to my middle school days. Any U-S-H-E-R or Ur-sher fans out there? Ohhh yeah.
He was a great performer and didn’t stop! We were all very impressed with his moves and vocals hit after hit. He was also very grateful and seemed genuinely appreciative of all of his fans. I loved him as a judge on The Voice and admire his work even more after this concert!
Peace up, A-town down. #Yeah
• favorite HWG posts
and to end on a laugh…
• Friday funny
(Now if I could only get the husband on board! Sigh.)
Have a wonderful weekend!
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