Saturday Morning in Ferndale

On Saturday morning, my mom, sister, and I headed out to Ferndale for some shopping. The first thing I have to say is: Ferndale. Who knew? It has a cute little downtown, lots of interesting shops, and just a nice overall atmosphere. Definitely a worthwhile place to spend a lovely Michigan summer day (and by “lovely,” I clearly mean, so damn humid I wanted to die. What’s up with the weather this summer?)

Anyway. We spent most of our time exploring the Rust Belt Market, an indoor arts market. There was an interesting mix of vendors selling all kinds of things – from jewelry to soap to clothes to photographs. One thing I really loved was that many of the booths were distinctly Detroit-orientated, with photographs and pieces of art celebrating the city. For a place that many people are down on, that was awesome to see.

I snapped a bunch of photos of cool things that caught my eye:

After the market, we headed to lunch at Rosie O’Grady’s, and then grabbed miniature cupcakes from the Cupcake Station.

That’s a chocolate cheesecake for mom, a samoa for Janelle, and a red velvet for me. And as a sidenote, the cupcake had the best frosting I’ve ever tasted. So if you want art and incredible cupcake frosting, go to Ferndale, folks. You heard it here.

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