CorkTown Detroit

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Saturday Kyle and I headed down to Corktown in Detroit for part of the day. I want to explore more areas around us because we are too broke to really travel. Even though it is not nearly as old as the city of Detroit, Corktown is the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. It is named Corktown because of all the Irish immigrants in the 1840's, and by the middle of the 19th century they became the largest ethnic group settling in Detroit.


Our first stop was Mudgies! A great sandwich/soup type place inside this historic building. The place was awesome, they panted the walls a soft orange color and they sell all kinds of Michigan made products. All of their food is made fresh to order and they get all of their products from Eastern Market. I didn't take any pics of the inside, because they had a lot of patrons and I thought it would be a little rude so I just took one of the building outside, which I thought was pretty cool. We ate outside too, it was perfect in the shade.


After we ate, we decided to bum around the neighborhood a little, and Kyle found a great spot for some outfit pic shots.



I saw this little building with pictures and a card stuck to the window so I stole the camera from Kyle to take a few pics.



Kyle took some pictures of the houses around the area as well, they were so hodge-podge and it was great. Some are in great shape, some are rundown, but there is a huge movement right now trying to get  the houses bought, rented out and fixed up to try to restore the community. As of right now, it is one of the most artistic areas of the city.



We also stumbled upon a little record store and I was excited because the prices were pretty good. Kyle bought two records and then we left because we would have spend more money then we should.


After that we headed back to the car to get going but I had to take a pic of Kyle on the orange planter boxes, since orange is his favorite color :) Then Kyle snapped these last two pics of a really cool rail and a banana tree. 



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  1. Those old homes in Cork make me homesick for the Midwest! Awww...
    And p.s. - Kyle's shirt totally owns. Tell him.

    <3

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  2. Wow, that sounds like such a fun time!

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  3. These Victorian houses are so precious, I'm sure the insides are filled with built ins (which I have a weird obsession with) I want one!

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  4. That town looks adorable. Its worth exploring your own state before you go everywhere else!

    And your dress is cute, perfect for the hot summer weather lately

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  5. I so love your dress. Some beautiful houses too. Its always great to find a new yet old part of the city to go too. Once my Dad took us to a little whole in wall place since my Mom's Birthday place was close. Anyway, they only spoke spanish there and were shocked to see people like us there. Even the cook came out to watch us eat. Seriously, I did feel I was in a complete different country. But it was so cool. And the food excellent.

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  6. Looks like a cool place, all the houses have so much character.

    I love that dress Sara, its so fun and it has colourful candy stripes!

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  7. I love your dress, the colors are stunning! Your adventures around your city look so awesome! They inspire me to go adventuring around town :)

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  8. I adore houses like that-so much character and great history behind each one. Cute dress.

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  9. Love your dress Sara! Looks so good on you! So excited to see you wear the dresses I send :)
    Yay for old houses! I would love to live in one of those and do it up.
    Aw I wish we had a bigger town I could check out... I've been here 6 years and know it all back to front :p

    xoxox

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  10. such cool pics of those houses. what a wonderful time you guys must have had. so cool. Happy 4th!

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  11. Amazing photos! I love exploring old neighborhoods in big cities. They always have so much history attached to them. Cute dress, too! I love the colored stripes.

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  12. Amazing the treasures you can find right around the corner! It looks like such a charming place. Love the photos!


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  13. that dress is pretty and stylish! and im loving the quaint architecture of the buildings and houses there!! :D sweet! :D

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  14. great dress

    and love all the houses

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  15. loving your dress its super cute xxxxx

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  16. Oh wow I just love that run down green house. I can totally imagine living in there. The look of it is just magical to me. =]

    And thank you for the comment! Now when you smell it, you'll be like, Oooh this smells of that weird British girl that rambles for ever and a day in her comments. ^_^

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  17. wow sara very big houses , i like them all

    very nice outfit sara looks soo cute

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  18. Cool trip! Great dress. There's adventure everywhere if one knows how to look for it.

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  19. Ooh, what a fun local adventure! Mudgie's sounds so adorable; and the record store...like something straight out of a nineties flick ("Empire Records" anyone?).

    I'm so glad you and Kyle had a good time, Sara; AND...ohmigosh I so need your dress!! :)

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  20. it seems like a really nice place!

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  21. What a cute town! I adore the peace sign :) How cute you look in your summer dress!

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  22. Lovely photos you got! Thank your visiting my blog btw, love your skirt!

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  23. you look so pretty!

    squeeee! i want you to live in one of those houses! They are beyond beautiful! I'd live in one of those even if there was nothing at all inside! Just for the outside! x

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  24. love your cute bustier dress...looks very pretty on yoo.

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  25. (I am soooo late commenting on this post, but whatever)
    I love Mudgies!! I work about 5 mins away from Corktown!

    How am I just no discovering awesome MI bloggers?? (yes, I am a MI blogger too)

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