Spring with A Dose of Punk


HM leather biker jacket | Nike Dri-Fit shirt | Calvin Klein Shea Saffiano bag | Report Signature "Toby" booties

photos by Thaad Sabolboro

Ah... spring. Too bad you're so incredibly fleeting -- I mean, when else can we be able to wear a ful-on quilted biker jacket and still have gorgeous sunlight in our faces? We're starting to get 80-degree days around here, and soon enough, I'd have to put my new baby (this leather jacket, not my actual baby lol) away. After a loooong and very drawn out search for the perfect biker jacket without the huge price tag (because we all can't afford the Acne Mape, which is just incomparable), I finally found THE one from HM's SS15 collection, and I am just smitten. Still available here in very limited quantities if you're looking for one too!

Muchas gracias to the mister for getting me this lovely Calvin Klein Shea Saffiano bag for Mother's Day this year... he definitely gets me, haha. It's gorgeous, practical (on sale at Macy's right now!), and is deceptively spacious... it's perfect to fit a milk bottle or two for a quick run with my son and my tablet. Thanks again, papabear!

Wore this outfit to the Ultimate Style Expo, the very first fashion event I ever attended here in Michigan-- hopefully won't be the last. Can't wait to share that bit with you all!

Much love xx

Michigan Eats: Craft Beer and Crack Fries at Hopcat Detroit


When you become a newly minted parent with no regular sitter (basically majority of us parents here in the US, hehe), the words "going out on the town" becomes a rarified, almost profound experience. I definitely have a newfound appreciation for something I used to take for granted. Two weeks ago, however, my brothers-in-law Clay and Brandon were in town for their birthdays-- we knew we had to go out sans babies (thank you, grandparents :)) and check out Hopcat, one of the most buzzed-about craft beer pubs in the country!

If microbrews are your thing, then look no further than Hopcat. Boasting of 130 taps in their joint (seriously. 130!), Hopcat houses some of the finest craft beer selections from the Midwest and other key parts the US and worldwide. Prices for these fine craft creations start at $5, which I think is mighty reasonable considering how special the drink is. Sidenote: do ask your servers about the heritage and more information of your craft beer order-- they are extremely knowledgeable at it! We picked up a ton of new information on the art of microbrewing as well as the small businesses that made our brewskies.

When making a trip to Hopcat, do NOT pass up on the Crack Fries-- they are so widely known for it, it's become its own thing (obvious reference to the drug here!). They're definitely unlike any other fries you've ever tried, I can tell you that much. On top of the craft beers and the crack fries, Hopcat does have a ton of food for the eat-and-drink crowd  With HUGE burgers and tacos at around $10, you definitely get value for money. No regrets on the carbo overload that night!

Overall, we were all glad to finally be able to check out this place and get to explore a bit of Greektown and downtown Detroit at night-- something which I haven't really done since I got here, being pregnant and all. Will for sure swing by Hopcat again when possible -- anyone want to babysit for us? Hehe.

For craft beer and menu options, visit Hopcat's website here.