Mackinac Island Style — Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop 9-10

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Mackinac Island Style

The Chief Blonde is wearing a pink flapper dress (Princess Vera for Kohl’s); shoes — Seychelles; green cardigan (Loft). Picture taken at the Mackinac Island Grand Hotel with a Samsung Galaxy Camera. 

Walt and I snuck away for my birthday to the gorgeous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Mackinac Island is at the top of the mitten (Lower Michigan is shaped like a mitten). No motorized vehicles are allowed on the island.  Transportation is provided by horse and carriage, bicycles, and your own two feet.  The island is only accessible by ferry boat and plane.

The Grand Hotel was  was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations. With a 660 foot porch spanning the front of the hotel, it’s the world’s largest porch.  The movie Somewhere in Time was filmed there, 5 presidents have visited, and countless dignitaries and celebrities have frequented its interiors. Built by railroad companies as a destination hotel in just 90 days, the Grand Hotel was completed in 1887.

The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island StyleWalt in front of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Not only is the great porch lined with gold awnings and flanked by flags but it also sports 260 window boxes full of geraniums. Boy, did I have to take a ton of Zurtec, to ward off the effects of all those flowers.
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Picture taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. 

On the way to the Grand Hotel, as we take 1-75 North, we crossed the 45 parallel at Gaylord, MI.  Walt and I had to sacrifice our lives to get this shot as the sign is on the left side of the expressway!  We have been passing it for years, and I always wanted this shot!  Now I have it!

Mackinac Island Style

The Chief Blonde blogs  in the Jefferson Suite at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI. Picture taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera. 

The rooms in the Grand Hotel are a crazy mix of eras, antiques, and decorating styles.  Some are ultra girly, others are garden like, while some rooms, like the Jefferson Suite, try to evoke a bygone day. This room on the porch level had 12 foot ceilings, rich colors, and dark antique furnishings.

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  1. says

    They must comb the blogs for subjects they are wanting to cover. I received an email and sent a picture. It’s a page of women in the US and Canada wearing animal print.

  2. says

    It’s in the October issue of Redbook. A small picture, but none the less from my blog. Have you been in Redbook before? They seem to be doing a good job showing more real women than most magazines.

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  3. says

    Looks like you had a great week! You are so pretty in these soft colors. Glad to hear you found the shoes for a good deal. Are you going to wear them in a post soon?

    blue hue wonderland

    • says

      Alicia, Thanks for the sweet compliment. THe room was absolutely to die for! The Shoes are Saychelles or Anthropologie, the style is Anthropologie Ringsend Heels aka Seychelles Rita Heels I keep a search in on ebay always for them. I buy every pair that comes up in my size. LOVE THEM. The Chief Blonde

  4. says

    What a beautiful hotel! I love that there are no motorized vehicles there- it must be very relaxing!

    Pink looks great on you by the way! Glad you had a great time on your birthday!