Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day!

This has been a lovely Valentine's Day for me.  My hubby and I left home around noon for New Center One [Business Center] of Detroit.  It has been on my bucket list for awhile to visit the Peacock Room [Women's Clothing Boutique] on the first floor of the Fisher Building, so when my hubby asked what I wanted to do for Valentine's Day I didn't have to think very long.  It was a beautiful, sunny day for traveling the short distance [16 miles].

I love visiting old, historic buildings in Detroit.  The interiors are so beautiful.  Below is the Fisher Building as seen from East Grand Blvd. before crossing over Woodward Avenue to West Grand Blvd.  It's where most of WJR's broadcast studios are located, as well at the Fisher Theater.

~ Front Entrance ~

~ It's a Michigan Historic Site built in 1928 by Albert Kahn ~

 The fresco ceilings and art deco chandeliers are beautiful.  Pictures don't do them justice. 

I couldn't help being a shutterbug!

Mosaics on marble walls.  There are 40 different kinds of marble in the lobby.   No wonder the 30-story ornate building is known as Detroit's largest art object!

~ All the way down at the end of the first floor corridor is The Peacock Room ~

~ This furry, plush Valentine coat [not a bathrobe] was for sale ~

The interior of the boutique is beautiful and quite large.

Such a cute sweater.  But it would have been much too hot to wear when I was in Paris last August.

My Valentine bought me these dressy gloves.  They're the only thing I saw that tempted me, although there was a wide variety of fascinators, hats and tiaras, and they were all reasonably priced. 

When we left Detroit we stopped at a restaurant for a bite to eat, then came home.

Remember the heart-shaped charcuterie board I was searching for at Walmart?  A member of a Facebook charcuterie group posted a picture of her charcuterie arrangement on the same board this morning. Isn't the food artistry lovely?  The heart-shaped brie is from Aldi's.

Before we left for Detroit, the mailman delivered a Hudson's keychain I purchased on E-bay.  It wasn't expensive [$17.95 including shipping] and I'm thinking the building can be removed from the keychain and put on a necklace chain.  I haven't done a Hudson's presentation since before COVID, but I couldn't resist buying this inexpensive replica of the beloved department store.

And last, but not least, another handmade birthday card from Georgia was in today's mail.  Thank you, Angela!  I love the creativity of handmade cards.

I'd enjoy hearing how you spent your Valentine's Day, which is also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent that leads us to Easter.


  1. Sounds like a great time, and I loved seeing photos of all of that wonderful architecture! I am also delighted you got that Hudson's keychain! (And I *did* get your birthday card in the mail well before your birthday this year, but I'm learning that who even knows when they'll get there anymore! I got a Christmas card in the mail last week, and a card a friend sent me in January still hasn't arrived!)

  2. What a beautiful building! A lovely place for a Valentine's Day excursion. And I expect you'll be doing another Hudson's presentation, wearing that necklace.


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