24-hour Girl's Staycation in the D

What better way to explore Detroit than a 24-hour staycation with my fav gal pal at the Foundation Hotel?

I couldn’t be more excited to stay at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. The hotel has so many moving parts, its like part of the pulse of the city. 

After checking in at the hotel, we'll head to Townhouse for a proper brunch (with bubbles included) to get our day started right.  Pro tip: the veggie burger is to die for. The food has greatly improved over the past few months! 

No girl’s day is complete without doing some serious shopping. Thankfully Detroit has some great outdoor summer markets such as Capitol Park and Cadillac Square.

For our first stop on the shopping trip, we'll head to the Bedrock Markets at Cadillac Square. Some of my favorite shops our listed below:

Ink Detroit: Apparel that embodies "Detroit Pride and Love."

Ashley Gold: Handmade jewelry.

York: Streetwear designed & printed in Detroit. 

Flamingo Vintage: Men's and women's clothing and accessories that date back to the 1920s through 1970s.

1441 Woodward Collective: Grouping of awesomeness. 

Who's kidding who? All that shopping can be exhausting. We'll most likely stop in the belt for a mid-day cocktail at Loiza Detroit (the cutest bar/art installation designed by Carlos Rolon), which reflects the kiosks type gathering places seen in Puerto Rico.  Also, we need a frozen special from The Skip as we've been drooling over their instagram posts as of late. 

@LoizaDetroi t photo credits:  @jjcuris

@LoizaDetroit photo credits: @jjcuris

Afterward, our shopping day will carry over to Capitol Park to visit some of our other favorites listed below:

 le detroit macaron: MACARONS!

dale&blue: 100% hand-dyed linen goods produced in small batches.

SAHI Cosmetics: Luxury makeup made for ethnic skin tones.

Paisley Paper Co.: Cute cards and paper goods.

Pewabic Pottery: Handcrafted ceramic art that's been in Detroit since 1903

Bird & Bee: Our go to 

I've been dying to check out Clementina, the latin style cocina & libations pop-up that just opened up. We'll definitely stop by here for a coffee (or a raspberry frose sangria if the mood strikes.) -- most likely the frose because rose all day is the answer to all. 

After a quick outfit change a refresh at the hotel... we'll be doing some cocktails and you guessed it - more frose -  on the patio at the Foundation Hotel.  The sun at 5-6pm is SOLID and the frose has glitter in it.  

From the patio, we are heading to Lady of the House for dinner. If you haven't been there I suggest you do. The food, drinks and Ryan Gosling stool in the ladies room are all to die for.  Plus, Chef Kate Williams is one of my GIRLS and is amazeballs.

We'll have one more pit stop to Motor City Wine or the like before ending with a night of dancing at 3Fifty Terrace feeling the breeze and taking in all the views of the city.

I can’t wait to share our Detroit adventure with you - follow the j'adore detroit story on Instagram and FB to get all the in between stops. If you have any other Detroit go-to spots we need to hit on our 24-hour girls staycation, LMK!



Candice Simons

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