A Long Weekend Itinerary in Traverse City, MI

If you are looking for a weekend getaway that is not only beautiful but has it ALL, Michigan is such a hidden gem. Traverse City is a short 5 hour drive from Chicago, IL. We spent Labor Day weekend up there but are already want to plan a trip back in the Fall. Here is our 4 day itinerary with almost everything being dog friendly including our amazing Airbnb.

DAY 1

Explore town downtown Traverse City

Dinner- The Little Fleet food trucks (dog friendly)

Ice cream- Moomers (lots of ice cream shops sell Moomers)

DAY 2 

Golf- Bahle Farms

Lunch- Hop Lot Brewing Co.

Head home to change

Beach – There are beaches everywhere but drive to Good Harbor beach believe me it’s worth the drive. It’s dog friendly but dogs must be on a leash. Plenty of room to spread out as it’s not a crowded beach!

Shower/change

Dinner- Artisan (grab an outdoor patio seat) or Trattoria Stella

Cocktails- Lowbar (dive bar feel) or North Bar (rooftop bar that sometimes has live music) 

Go out- Kilkenny’s Irish Pub

DAY 3

Breakfast- grab a breakfast burrito to go at Shipwreck Cafe

Hike/sightsee

  • Empire Buff Trail- easy hike with a beautiful view
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Route ($25 to get into the National park, only do this if you have a few hours)
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes overlook, trail, climb (this is 3 separate hikes with different difficulties)
  • Pyramid Point Trailhead- if you do just one hike, let it be this one!

Coffee at The Mill

Walk around Fishtown

Lunch- Village Cheese Shanty (cash only)

Leland Wineries

Head home to freshen up 

Dinner- Apache Trout Grille (go early and sit on the back deck for a drink) or Farm Club (farm to table)

DAY 4

Breakfast- Towne Plaza

Coffee- Seven Hills (Mission Proper) 

Visit Mission Point Lighthouse and Old Mission General Store

Winerie’s in Mission point

  • Brys Estate (dog friendly + the Pinot Blanc and Froze are delicious)
  • Bowers Harbor (dog friendly)
  • Mari Vineyards (dog friendly, enjoy a flight in the adirondack chairs overlooking the winery and water)
  • Black Star Winery
  • Bonobo Winery
  • 2Lads

Lunch- Jolly Pumpkin (opens at 12, ask about ghost Genevieve) or Peninsula Grill (both are dog friendly)

Head home to change and get ready for dinner

Go to the rooftop at Hotel Indigo for drinks

Dinner- Boathouse (make a reservation in advance)

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Quiet Luxury Fall Haul

Walmart just released some new Fall arrivals and they are so on trend wether you are trying to nail the quiet luxury trend or want to wear them into the office, I am thoroughly impressed with everything and definitely recommend taking a look! You can’t beat these prices and the quality is some of the best I’ve ever purchased from Walmart.

If you don’t know where to start looking, I recommend checking out the Free Assembly, Scoop and Time and Tru lines. All three offer very on trend items at an affordable price. I’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of my favorite finds at the moment below. Simply click on any of the images that you wish to shop!

*Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe

FROM THE ANNIVERSARY SALE

If you aren’t familiar with a capsule wardrobe, let me introduce you to something that might literally change your life. The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to buy a few items that you can style a ton of different ways. Some people buy one capsule wardrobe for their entire year while I like to think of capsule wardrobes seasonally. Typically in capsule wardrobes you see less trendy items and more basic, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year and over and over again. This is why people are willing to invest a little more money into a capsule wardrobe because you should get the absolute most wear out of these outfits possible!

With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale going on, we thought it would be fun to select a Summer capsule wardrobe made up of items from the sale in case you wanted to score new, name brands for less but I will also link similar items from other retailers in case you want a more affordable option or in the event that Nordstrom pieces sell out. See below for alternatives as well as outfit styling inspiration made up from items in the capsule wardrobe!

LINKS FROM ELSEWHERE

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Red, White and Blue Outfits Under $40

July 4th is right around the corner and you know that means it’s time to pull out all of the red, white and blue attire! There are a few times a year we get to put our patriotic hat on so if you’re needing to add a couple of new pieces to your wardrobe for the occasion, I highly recommend checking out Walmart as they have so many cute and affordable finds right now.
If you’re not where to start I suggest checking out my favorite brands: Scoop, Free Assembly and Time & Tru. You can also check out some of my recent finds below!
Walmart Red White and Blue

*Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. *

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New Spring Arrivals from Walmart

We are headed to Napa, California this week and I stopped into Walmart to grab some last minute outfits. They have the cutest dresses right now for Spring and Summer. I was immediately attracted to the bold colors but if you are more of a neutral lover, there were plenty of options for you too! Mr. Chic even found a few pieces that we picked up as well. See and shop all of our finds below!

Women's Walmart Fashion
Walmart dress
Walmart Dress
Men's Walmart fashion
Men's walmart fashion

*Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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