Get your Boba On at Cafe Boba

As you enter this coffee house the immediate sensation I received was one of family, and I was so right! The owner, Serena, was not available but her sister was covering for her. The father actually owns this small strip mall, and the art that embraces you from the crates of paintings for sale toContinue reading “Get your Boba On at Cafe Boba”

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Local Breakfast Club is Station 801

This place displays the essence of community and artistic passion here in Michigan City. Like the Cheers version of a restaurant – where everyone knows your name, a train tours the restaurant from the ceiling, cross table-talking, cell phones down, great food and clean restrooms. They even have a separate room for business meetings, studyContinue reading “Local Breakfast Club is Station 801”

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Thompsons Meets Zentress

As a young child, I had long flowing hair that I could sit on with the hopes of reaching Chrystal Gayle length. However during my first grade year of schooling, the boys were teasing me and tying my up with my hair. I came home, ran to my room and cried. My loving and supportiveContinue reading “Thompsons Meets Zentress”

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Ballyea Jewelry Designs

Oh the luck of the Irish is upon us! As I have been progressing to support our local merchant on social media I stumbled upon a business with the same message and spirit. Bernadette Gibson originates to us from an Irish family and supplements her jewelry with a Celtic twist: not only in design butContinue reading “Ballyea Jewelry Designs”

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Nostalgia Feeds the Soul and stomach

From the awning advertising to the vintage painted word DINER on the historic building storefront in downtown LaPorte, this place takes you back to the days of a high quality diner. I was looking for somewhere to kill a few hours of time while my daughter was at volleyball practice, and decided to investigate aContinue reading “Nostalgia Feeds the Soul and stomach”

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Silver Surf Resort, Brandenton FL

This little hidden gem brings back the nostalgia of the 80’s getaway. When it was purchased in 1986 it was renovated and added two more buildings to accommodate guests with breathtaking views and the privacy to enjoy all the amenities it has to offer. Walking up to the third floor was worth the sunset views.Continue reading “Silver Surf Resort, Brandenton FL”

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Bite Cafe is a Mouthful of Goodness

This little unkranian village cafe has the meraki vibe as you enter off the street: laid back with the aroma of passion and epic food. The staff genuinely is there because they enjoy what they do, the company of their co-workers, and it shows in their flow from service to stocking: synchronicity is present.  AsContinue reading “Bite Cafe is a Mouthful of Goodness”

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You Can’t Help Go Down The Rabbit Hole

Street art graffiti invites you to travel into the rabbit hole and the service, food, laughter and giant Jenga on every table keeps you there. Six TV screens internally circle the encompassing bar to keep the sports enthusiast satisfied from every angle, while music spirals from one genre to the next with a flow thatContinue reading “You Can’t Help Go Down The Rabbit Hole”

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Sculptures From Spills

I had the privilege to meet and amazing local man who has found a way to turn wasteful spillage from a blast furnace into significant art sculptures. His name Is Justin Sule and he is a 3rd generation steel mill worker who has a family history of about 100 years in the industry. He hasContinue reading “Sculptures From Spills”

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Sophia’s Pancake House is Supreme

About 6 years ago, a life-altering opportunity was presented to a young server, Stelios Mitris, who was born here in the states, raised in Greece, where he worked as a server when his patron offered financial support of his dreams. Now, having been a server before, this happens more frequently than people realize without avail:Continue reading “Sophia’s Pancake House is Supreme”

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