Love My City with Shinola


I’m a woman of routine and don’t get me wrong, I love to visit new restaurants and bars, but I have my go-to spots for eating, drinking, shopping and socializing in Lansing. I’ve partnered with Detroit watch company Shinola to show off my favorite spots
while wearing a few of their gorgeous watches from their spring line.
We shot these photos in my favorite neighborhood, Old Town. I love the alleyways and cute shops. It’s especially great in the summer to walk James, visit vintage boutiques and admire the local art. And force the boyfriend to take blog pictures.
Strange Matter Coffee opened in Lansing just last year and it’s my favorite spot for coffee dates. Great coffee, artsy vibes and so much natural light. If you’re ever in town, you must get the cinnamon and honey latte, it’s my favorite on the menu.

Allie also loves the cinnamon and honey latte!

The antique store Mega Mall in Lansing is unassuming from the exterior. It’s
hidden among old motels and closed down stores and it fills a space that was
previously a grocery store. If I have some time on my hands and I’m searching
for some unique, inexpensive pieces from accent tables to vintage fur jackets,
it’s the best spot. The place is huge and if you can dig through the old,
creepy dolls and VHS tapes, there are so many gems.

I’ve got a major sweet tooth and the cupcakes and
snickerdoodle cookies at Whipped Bakery are heavenly.

I’m not of a night owl, but I do love Zoobies and happy hour
drinks, or on the rare occasion, staying out past my bedtime sipping on hard ciders and eating an assortment of cheeses.
The bar’s charm is what really gets me. The lacquered 1960s wallpaper, local
art and repurposed wood used to make  the tables are beautiful. I just stare around at the walls and light fixtures in awe of how cool of a space it is. 

Connected to Zoobies is the tastiest pizza place in town, Cosmos! I love the pepperoni pizza while my friends’ favorite is the fried egg pizza with pancetta and plenty of egg yolk. We all agree though that the duck fries are absolutely delicious, especially with truffle oil and parmesan.

*Sponsored by Shinola. Thank you for supporting collaborations with brands such as Shinola! Be sure to check them out–watches and leather goods are absolutely gorgeous and manufactured IN Detroit! Read their story here.

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  • Haley
    February 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I love this post! You look beautiful, and it got me SO excited for the move 🙂 I want you to take me to all of these places! Also, your friend is gorgeous.

  • Nikki Williams
    February 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    that coffeeshop looks so cute!! those mint mugs are gorgeous!

    xx nikki

  • Abigail Hertzler
    February 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Love this post. Also your jacket in the top photos is BALLER, where is it from?!

  • Maggie A
    February 15, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    The second one was my favorite. Marc Jacobs did something similar with the launch of the Daisy perfume.

    Maggie A

  • Stephanie Gille
    February 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

    xx Stephanie

  • libys11
    February 17, 2015 at 2:14 am

    thanks for sharing your favourite spots in the city!! 😀
    great looking watch!

    have a great week!
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  • Saineve
    March 3, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I like these fashion clothes

  • Ranveer Patil
    January 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Your blog was too good. i really appreciate with your blog.Thanks for sharing.
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