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Q & A Time: Roo Kee Roo

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Two of our absolute favorite artists to work with, brothers Forest and Michael Evashevski, the creative minds behind Roo Kee Roo, sat down and answered some fun questions of ours. Read below to get an insider view on who they are as a company and how they began creating their unique designs and illustrations.  Canvas & Paddle: How was Roo Kee Roo created? And where did the name come from?Forest & Michael (RKR): As brothers, both designers and living in New York at the time, we knew we wanted to create something together. We actually spent a few years exploring exactly what...

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Our Favorite Island Hidden Treasure: Sunset Rock

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Sunset Rock, located on the backside of the island near The Inn at Stonecliffe is a breath-taking overlook of the Straits of Mackinac and St. Ignace. It's name gives away when the best time is to go there, because the sunsets are magnificent.  Sunset Rock is hidden off a bike trail just to the left of the backside of The Inn at Stonecliffe and is usually never crowded with people, if you run into people at all. It has been known as a great engagement spot and, of course, for sunset viewing. (Fun fact: shop owner Nicole was proposed to...

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Q&A Time: All Things Grow With by Marcy Davy

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We had a chance to catch up with one of our favorite artists, Marcy Davy who is the creator of All Things Grow. Her products include wood signs, cards and prints and we cannot get enough of them! Read below to find out the back story of how she chose the name of her business as well as her future goals for her business.  Canvas and Paddle: How did All Things Grow begin?Marcy Davy: In 2006 I moved to Ypsilanti and began working as a sign artist, which really pushed the skills I had practiced as an art student to the next...

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Top 3 Camping Spots in Northern Michigan

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The outdoors, some may argue, is best experienced while camping! We've picked three sites that are a must visit in Northern Michigan. Let us know if you've been to any and what your experience was like!  WILDERNESS STATE PARK MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN Wilderness State Park offers some of the best views in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. The white sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see and the water is perfect for swimming. This campground offers multiple camp sites right on the lake, so you can wake up and lake! There are numerous hiking/biking trails at the...

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We're Hiring!

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  We're HIRING!  Yes, that's right! I am looking for passionate, hard working individuals who want to be a part of our team! Accepting full-time positions from April-November and full-time from May-August/Labor Day at all three shops. If you are organized, social, clean, crafty, loyal, enjoy making people happy and very hard working - this is the job for you. Please contact Nicole @ littleluxuries.mackisland@yahoo.com. Include your resume and 3 references. I would love to hear from you! Nicolexo.

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