Grand Bend.

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I’ve been visiting Grand Bend every summer since I was a little girl. When I was a kid, I used to take camping vacations there with my family. Now, TDF and I make a trip together every summer.

Grand Bend is a little tiny beach town on the edge of Lake Huron. The town itself is basically one street long, with little cottage communities along each side. Down the main street you’ll find ice cream and burger shops that have been there since the 50’s and 60’s (See the Dairy Dip). We ate brunch every morning in the institution that is The Colonial Hotel Restaurant, which has been there since the 1940’s. Many of the existing buildings along the strip are about hundred years old or more. You can feel the beachy nostalgia as you stroll along…

Some of the most mesmerizing sunsets I’ve observed in my life were up in Grand Bend. They are a huge draw. It’s really amazing to see the tourists and the locals group down to the beach to witness it every night; assembled in collective, quiet awe.

We only had a few days there for this trip, so we made sure to indulge in all the great Grand Bend patios; Coco’s, The Growling Gator, Cheryl Ann, et al. We also love to stroll through all the little shops, which change over the years. I love that they all seem to be in the business of salt water taffy…a sugar rush in Grand Bend is made of assorted salt water taffy, margaritas, and a Dairy Dip Sundae (I highly recommend The Famous Turtle Sundae: gooey chocolate & caramel fudge drizzled over crunchy pecans and soft serve)… fuel for a little afternoon mini-putt.

Both of the skirts I’m wearing in this photo diary were major thrift/vintage finds. The denim version is actually a skort, which I love! The floral skirt is vintage. I take this skirt with me on every beach-related trip. With the bright, vivid colours, it just feels like I’m on vacation when I put it on. Plus I think it goes well with a patio and a margarita.

A. xx

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First Look

Top // Zara

Denim Skort // Thrifted

Sandals // Aldo

Sunnies // Forever21

Hat // Unknown

Bag // Vintage

Second Look

Top // Costa Blanca

Skirt // Vintage

Sandals // Aldo

Sunnies // Unknown

Hat // Unknown

Bag // Vintage

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