Thanks to the amazing crew from Willy’s & Shinola, I had the pleasure to pack a bag (okay, 3) and grab my gal pal & amazing photographer, Yesi Fortuna for a 2 day trip to Detroit, Michigan to attend their Style Slam event. We were so excited because, a.) we were in for a early winter treat b.) our scarves could really be put to use and not just instagram “have to post this” use and c.) we both have never been! How is this hard?
Yesi insisted that before we head to the event that we stop by the once Michigan Theater (Michigan Building), so we did. Truth be told, our uber driver circled around the building at least 3 times because we had no idea what we were looking for and we were literally circling it…the entire time. Detroiters used to park their seats under the jaw-dropping ornate plasterwork and opulence of a downtown movie palace. Today, they park their cars there. It doesn’t sound like much but once you see it for yourself, you will appreciate that they left some of the theaters beauty intact.
After we got a little adventuring out of our system, we headed to Willy’s for the Style Slam event located in Midtown. All I can say is, it wasn’t the typical schmoozing event…this was a par-tay! It was ALL over my snapchat soooo, if you follow me then you can testify! Everything from the music, drinks being served, the live photo shoot taken place, it was all so perfect and so much fun! I felt like I’ve known these great people for years? Willy’s hospitality has set the bar and I look forward to hopefully visiting my new friends again soon.
P.S. Spotted this in their men’s section and fell in love. You know how I feel about a good poncho.