Holly Jolly Detroit

Hello Everyone!

Happy Sunday & Christmas Eve Eve! ( Lol, it’s a real thing)

Alright, I know it has been a hot minute since I have posted, and I’ll be honest….. I need to get more organized with work, life and everything in between. I hope I’m not the only one who can relate to that? ANYWAY, I appreciate everyone for sticking around & if you ever need to catch up make sure you are following me on Instagram @ifyouseektara.

Ok, on to some Christmas Fun! This year I wasn’t really feeling the Christmas spirit like I usually do, so I needed a boost. My fiancΓ© decided to take me downtown to enjoy some holiday activities & I think it actually worked! We live about twenty minutes from the city so it was an easy ride over, and we parked for free at one of the casinos.

Might not be the best shot, but there were a lot of people and cars, so I had to take what I could get, BUT its so pretty! They also have an ice skating ring to the right of the tree.

After we walked around the little pop-up shops we decided to walk over to Miracle at Park Bar. If you are unfamiliar with it and you live in the Detroit area, it’s a New York City based pop-up bar that takes over The Skip . The menu is all Holiday inspired drinks. ( Don’t go there hungry, no food.)

There are Christmas lights everywhere, presents hanging from the ceiling, Christmas music playing and of course every table had these RV’s, which reminded me of the movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Now, they have a lot of festive drinks that come in cool glasses, but I decided to be a little safe, lol. I ordered the Christmaspolitan & it was delicious!

If you don’t have any plans today and you live in the area I would highly recommend going downtown and checking it out for yourself! If you can’t make it today don’t worry the pop-up bar will be here until December 31st!

I hope you enjoyed my little trip around the city. If you know of any other places let me know, I would love to hear! I hope everyone has a Fantastic Holiday and I can’t wait to catch up with everyone to hear all about it!

Always,

Tara

Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged?

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I feel like November is just flying by, don’t you? Christmas will be here before we know it, but don’t worry if you haven’t started shopping, I plan on posting some more holiday gift guides soon!

Anyway….. a couple weeks ago I went to Denver for the first time and it was amazing! So I thought I would share some photos with you and some things we did while we were there. It was a short trip, only four days, but still fun.

Right when we landed we got our rental car and headed to the Red Rock Amphitheater. I have to be honest with you, once we got there I felt so sick. Elevation is a real thing. BUT I did my best to be a trooper and hang out. ( I did end up going back to the hotel to sleep)

After walking around and hanging out at the Red Rocks, we stopped at Roof Top Tavern. It was literally right around the corner in a little town with other bars and shops.

Roof Top Tavern

The second day we got up early and drove to The Rocky Mountains National Park. It was about an hour drive from our hotel, but the view while driving makes up for it.

The park is beautiful. Some parts had snow while others didn’t.

Ryan wanted to see wild life the whole time we were there, while I was terrified to see anything. Lol, I didn’t want to meet anything big and wild. However, we did see some deer at the park, which I was ok with.

While we were at the park we decided to do a little hike along Bear Lake Trail. It was beautiful! It was covered in snow, and you hike the loop around a lake.

& here folks is where it happened! I GOT ENGAGED! That’s right after five years of dating he finally popped the question! The photo below we took right after he got down on his knee. ( Awwww!)

A women walking the trail with her son stopped & took our picture because she said she saw us & we “looked too cute”. ( the snow was falling which makes the photo look grainy)

& thats pretty much all folks! It was a great time and I would definitely recommend visiting if you haven’t already. I’m sure I’ll be posting more photos on Instagram ( so go follow @ifyouseektara ) Thanks for hanging out and reliving our trip with me!

I can’t wait to start writing about wedding stuff….. haha too soon?! I do plan on going back so if you live there or have visited before I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Always,

Tara