March 22, 2018

Let’s do some exploring in the town near Maple Cove B&B. March-May feel like the  longest months. You get a sneak peak of spring with an unseasonably warm day and then it gets snatched away with a brisk freezing breeze and another 4 inches of snow.

To combat the lethargy that comes from the waiting for warm sunny days, I decided to make a few changes. This month I will try a new recipe, find a unique shop, taste a new wine, eat at a new restaurant (to me) all the while exploring a town close to me.

Since Leonard really does not have a bustling downtown area, I drive 10 minutes into Oxford. There are so many restaurants, boutique shops and a delicious bakery. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Victoria’s Wine & Dine: 

Mark and I often visit this gem and have also teamed up with Vicki (owner/chef) for a Valentines dinner. One word, YUM!

Voted Oakland County’s most romantic restaurant!

Don’t forget to make reservations!

Salmon dinner at Victorias

Modern Market Place:

Modern take on country charm. Lot’s of vendors have made beautiful things for your home and I know this as we have many of their works here at the Inn. Click on the name to see the store..

Caveman & Pip:  

You can’t walk out without something special for you or as a gift or for you, or two for you (yes I did purchase a gift or 2 for me)!  There are over 40 vendors and artists! Just click on the name and you will see the store and meet the owners.

Caveman & Pip
The Team

Evergreens Coffee & Bakeshop:

Who wants a flight of coffee? Who doesn’t! You’ll want to fuel up on your walk and this is the spot to do it. Look at those choices.. yum!

Flight of Coffees