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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

I am eager to present to you the palpable energy packed into this spring’s issue of Michigan HOME and Lifestyle. Sure, spring is a time for renewal and rebirth and growth, but this spring I feel especially inspired and motivated. Whether it’s to spring clean, start a new project, remodel, try something new or finally put in that pool you’ve always wanted, we’ve got the tools to get started.
We’re covering all the bases this issue; the list goes on and on. We’re talking about windows, decking, pools, backsplashes, landscaping design and architecture, flowers, festivals, food, wine, books, interior designers, kitchen designers, and – of course – kitchens, kitchens, kitchens. This issue of MHL allows you to really dive inside the inner workings of remarkable Michigan homes with builders and subcontractors whose knowledge, experience and specialties are beyond impressive.
We head behind the scenes in an exciting special feature on the West Michigan Chapter of the NKBA virtual kitchen and bath tours. This feature gives you an amazing glimpse of the best-of-the-best in kitchens and baths throughout West Michigan. Use your computer to remotely “walk” through each kitchen from the comfort of your own home.
After you’ve finished reading this issue, I hope you’re ready to spring up and get started on your next endeavor as Michigan weather begins to warm up. I hope you feel as energized and inspired as we do here at MHL from the incredible talent we see each issue. What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

Laura Scott
Editor-in-Chief

SUMMER FEATURES



Let There Be White
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Outdoor Living: More than a BBQ
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Splurge or Save?
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Efficient Efforts
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SUMMER RECIPES


Hot Smoked Salmon
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
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Pollo A La Plancha
Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine
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Idler Riverboat Restaurant
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Pan Fried Chicken Schnitzel
Sullivan’s Black Forest
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Maple Smoked Sea Scallops & Shrimp
Whitecaps
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SUMMER FEATURES

Aerie Restaurant & Lounge
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, MI 49610-0404
231-534-6000
www.grandtraverseresort.com

Georgiana's Fusion Cuisine
236 Front St.
Traverse City
943-1555
www.georginastaqueria.com

Idler Riverboat
Old Harbor Inn, 515 Williams St # 10
South Haven, MI 49090
269-637-8435
www.millenniumrestaurants.com/idlerriver

Sullivan's Black Forest
281 Heinlein Strasse
Frankenmuth, MI
989-652-6060
www.blackforestbrewhaus.net

Whitecaps
Lake Street, Downtown
Petoskey, MI
231-348-7092
www.whitecapsrestaurant.com