Merry Christmas to me from the D! Loving my new green croc leather Shinola Detroit watch.Shinola and Willys Detroit in Midtown have amazing gifts for the holidays and if you are like me and want to treat yo self, selfie gifts as well.

The fine people of Shinola personalized hardcover journals with gold hand pressed initials or full words and do any of their leather or canvas journals, notepads, and covers. They turned out stunning and the personalization is at no additional charge in store or online on some products.

In addition, between the stores, they offer the most beautiful bikes and accessories, specially commissioner candles (my personal favorite by detroit rose), apolis market bags (pictured - detroit, mi) to pass the time at eastern market and pack it full of veggies and fresh, local ingredients, mens and women's clothing, (including carhartt work in progress - extremely hot line in Europe right now), and fantastic men's accessories & bags.

Next to the stores is a gorgeous dog park - the brand found has the cutest collars and leashes inside shinola and the stores are very dog friendly. For the dog lover, you can pick up hand made cards with Bruce weber photography of adorable pups.

Be on the look out for events of all types at both stores whether it be a made floral workshop, pop up dinners by stockyard, private parties, and special educational meet and greets with the talented designers that are carried by the stores. The events go fast, so be sure to follow @willysdetroit and @shinoladetroit on Instagram and facebook for updates.

Happy detroit holidays!

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