There's nothing quite like an Autumn day out with the girls because you just never know what you'll discover until you get there! This year, downtown Howell, Mi was our destination and we took the scenic route to treat ourselves to all the vibrant colors of the season.
Our first stop of the day was Black Iron Coffee Roasters and we were greeted with the aroma of freshly brewed artisan coffee to start the day right. There were plenty of tables to choose from and the coffee was nothing short of amazing and served up with style in hearty mugs! I happened to choose their maple cappuccino which I highly recommend for a chilly autumn morning. You can also purchase their coffee and gifts from their online website.
Unlike cookie cutter chain stores, there's something special about boutiques because they invite store browsers, tend to easily engage in friendly conversation and their staff members seem more than happy to answer questions and make helpful recommendations. If you get the chance, support your local boutiques and don't just go shopping, go boutiquing! Unfortunately, many of the stores were not open on our Monday visit, but here are some of the awesome shoppes that were.