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So…I went to Detroit a few weeks ago and I think I really liked it!

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 It’s kind of a mini Chicago maybe?! A bonus is that it is right across from Canada, and you all know how much I’m obsessed with Canada! (Thanks to Degrassi, Andrea Lewis and Drake) The reason for my visit was to meet up with a few of my college friends and catch up. My friend and I stayed at the Roberts River walk hotel and while the view of the hotel was amazing and that was about it.

The area  where the hotel was located  is called River town/Warehouse district and it  was a nice place to stay, very industrial but close to anything you would need. (Banks,CVS,food)

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 I was so surprised at the  food options that Detroit had to offer. I’m such a food snob because Chicago has the best food hands than a lot of places but Detroit really  made me happy in the food department.  The first night we went to a southern style restaurant called “They Say” very nice feel and seems to be a great place to get after work or mid-day drinks.  I had some sort of punch drink and it was AMAZING!  I got the fried catfish and my friend  ordered the steak bites,all were very good! I highly recommend this place if you happen to be in the area.

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We also partook in some nightlife activities ala the club and it was your typical cost 30 dollars to get in but we are going to charge you 20 type of deal. Which is reason number 109678 I don’t care for the “Club” scene but the music was good and the drinks were reasonably priced.

Our  final night in Detroit we went to another great restaurant called "Central Kitchen and bar" The ambiance of this place was very chic and modern.  ( I loved it) I ordered shrimp and grits and the flavors of everything was excellent.  Being the Wino I am I also ordered a glass of wine.

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After  dinner we ended up going to  another lounge type place and it was very lackluster, no frills just tables, couches and HOOKAH (Did I come to ATL or Detroit?!)  

The next day everyone else left to go back home and I had a later flight out so I explored the city a little more by going to brunch before leaving.

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 Overall I really enjoyed Detroit, the food surprised me and the rebuilding of the city and all the businesses that we encountered was very cool to see.  It was very refreshing and relaxing. I also had been feeling like I was restarting my life but was reminded that I’m rebuilding it instead.

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Next time I am for sure hitting up Canada. Let me know places I missed and need to visit when I return! 

XOXO,

Arella 

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Black History Fashion Icons. Misty Copeland 

 

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Misty Copeland has had the ballet game on lock for the last decade. She has shown everyone what a strong and determined black women looks like and for that she is apart of our list of Black History Icons. With her grace and strength she is a wonderful example of what hard work and amazing work ethic can get you. Far. Her Couture and Sporty chic style sets her apart in the style realm. You will never see her in a regular "ballet" look,she always adds her own flair and grace to it. Continue to shine Misty,You inspire us to do great! 

 

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Photo Credit: Vogue.com

 

XOXO Arella 

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