A good friend of mine, Johanna, visited the mitten for the first time last week! We met in 2016 while studying in Sweden and it was great to finally show her some of my favorite places.
We had a lovely dinner with my parents at the French Laundry, where I was able to indulge in $38 scallop risotto.
Early the next day, I drove us to Grand Haven and Grand Rapids in blizzard conditions (but the western part of the state was worth the drive)!
There’s no way I could let Johanna leave Michigan without experiencing Detroit! Although Detroit has a bad reputation, it’s up and coming and one of my favorite US cities. It has a lot of hidden gems…
I hope you all have a fun and safe NYE!