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Avalon International Breads

Detroit is the kind of place where you definitely want to save room for dessert. Here are some of metro Detroit's best bakeries and sweets shops when you want to spoil yourself or bring something delicious to your next gathering.

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Eastern Market Flower Day

Between 7 a.m. (or earlier!) and 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, Eastern Market’s sheds and open areas will be covered with every possible annual, perennial, herb, shrub and tree at prices much lower than what nurseries charge.

This annual Eastern Market Flower Day occurs every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day when members of the Metropolitan Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA) arrive from a variety of cities in Michigan, Ontario and neighboring states to share “15 acres of the heartiest varieties for this region”.

Before you pack up the wagon and head down to The D, check out these six tips on how to enhance your experience at Eastern Market’s Flower Day:

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Detroit Surf Co. Skateboard

No visit to Detroit would be complete without a souvenir or two to remember your stay. Here’s a list of the best Detroit souvenirs to pick up while you’re in Detroit this spring:

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Village of Rochester Hills2

The hallmarks of Detroit as a destination — cars, culture, music and sports — echo into the metro area’s Oakland County, an attractive mix of tony suburbs with upscale shopping, dining, entertainment, commerce and industry.

The county is home to the North American headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Oakland University, transportation services company Penske Corporation and Taubman Centers, owners of regional malls throughout the country. If you’re seeking a meeting destination that’s sure to impress, you’ve found it in Oakland County.

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Eastern Market Shopping Dawn Giblin
Eastern Market is known as the largest historic market in the country that celebrates “the freshest, most wholesome fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, art and music, all undeniably Detroit.” However, many do not realize the retail options that exist both in and around its 4.5 acres.

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