I know it’s not fashion or street wear but this book is my newest obsession. It’s quite brilliant and something I think the city has needed for years.
Edited by Andy, Emily, and Rob Linn this book covers pretty much everything you need to know about our favorite city. It’s an all-in-one guide, even if you feel like you know Detroit. Bell Isle to 8 Mile covers the newest shopping, restaurants, transportation and attractions the city has to offer. If you haven’t been downtown in a while you will be surprised by how much awesome new stuff there is to do. The book is broken down by area, e.g. Midtown, Corktown, Hamtramck etc, and covers points of interest, attractions, bars and restaurants, shopping and everything else you need to know about any given neighborhood. Each chapter includes a map, a quick introduction, and some history on the area as well. There’s even an annual events section and, my personal favorite “Getting it Strait” a guide to pronouncing or rather mispronouncing place names like a Detroiter!
(Don’t think we mispronounce our street names? Say Cadieux to a French speaker)
There is so much good in this book, I could go on and on, but it’s probably best to get it straight from the source. I truly believe that every metro Detroiter should have one. It also makes a great gift for our Detroit expats! Belle Isle to 8 Mile is available at City Bird and Nest on Canfield in Midtown for $22. Or at www.belleisleto8mile.com Thank you Linns! this is the guide-book Detroit has been waiting for!
If you don’t live in the area, midtown Detroit is worth the trip! City Bird and Nest are next door to each other and are just around the corner from two other fabulous shops, Hugh and Nora. Check out all 4 stores and reward yourself with coffee and a treat at Avalon Bakery or The Great Lakes Coffee Company. It’s all within walking distance!
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For more shopping, visit my Shops I love page.
Thanks for reading,