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#OptOutside

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Photo Courtesy of REI A few years ago REI started a movement to #OPTOUTSIDE on Black Friday, rather than hitting the stores for sales.  As a seasonal store, the idea of Opting Outside does not affect us, since our storefront isn’t open on that day. We realize that it will affect some of our friends, but we encourage you to #OptOutside on Friday and then visit some of our favorite shops on Small Business Saturday! (Nicole recently shared on the Little Luxuries’ blog some of her favorite places in Petoskey, Michigan, including some businesses where you can shop on Small...

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Fall Favorites

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What is your favorite thing to do in the fall? If we had to choose a favorite thing to do each fall, it would be taking a walk outside in the crisp fall air, looking at all the leaves changing! A few of our favorite places to take fall walks are: Pond Hill Farms: They have great walking trails in the back of their property that make for great spots to see the leaves! There are so many colors to observe that it makes for a beautiful and peaceful walk in the woods. Leslie Avenue: We’ve written about Leslie Avenue before, how...

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10 New Products We're Loving!

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A State of Copper Coasters: One of a kind art work featuring the great state of Michigan. These beautiful copper 4 X 4 coasters are made using heavy gauge copper and various patinas and processes. Each piece is an original. Proudly made in Michigan!  Retro Mackinac Island Sticker: Bring a part of Mackinac home with you with this retro Mackinac sunset sticker. Finding Home Candles: These candles are reminiscent of summer camp and retreats to the lake. With the fragrances we used in the Cedar Lakes Estate collection we recreated the sights, smells, and the feelings of a getaway to this special place....

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Mackinac Island State Park

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Photo from Mackinac Island State Park Did you know that Mackinac Island State Park was Michigan’s first state park? Before it was a state park, it was a national park - being the nation’s second national park! The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau has a lot more information on this on their website, here! Mackinac Island State Park has over 70 miles of trails and roads for you to explore by bike, horseback or foot. The most traveled trail on the Island is M-185, the 8.2 loop that goes around Mackinac Island.  Some of our staff make it their goal each...

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Biking on Mackinac Island

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It's getting closer and closer to the time where Mackinac Island will start to come alive for the 2020 season! With Opening Day and The First Day of Spring approaching, here are some of the best bike rides to do once you're on Mackinac Island this spring!  1. Bike up to Fort Holmes: You cannot beat the view of the Mackinac Bridge and the Great Lakes from the top of Mackinac Island at Fort Holmes! Bike up to the fort for unbelievable views and photo opportunities.  2. Bike around Mackinac Island: There is something special about biking around Mackinac Island...

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