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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

After living in sunny California for many years, I couldnít wait to return to the snow of a Michigan winter. Really, what are the holidays and the season even, without snow? I may grumble about the cold like so many others but we live in such an incredible place. Thatís something we all need to remind ourselves during the long, cold days. Honestly, Michigan winters are magical. The incredible crystal formations of each flake of snow, the crispness of the air, the silhouette of a snow drift or snow covered tree, and the perfect stillness that can be found outdoors. These are things meant to be appreciated. I urge you to take a moment and embrace the beauty.

Youíll find that this winter issue has two additional regional sections; Oceana County, and Leelanau County, which means there are even more beautiful houses to explore. Plus, this edition is full of interesting things to see and do, helpful information, causes to support, as well as design and gift ideas. Of particular interest in the Leelanau section, youíll notice that the regular segments (Out and About, Focus On, and Building Community) all target the Glen Arbor community. We at Michigan HOME and Lifestyle magazine wanted to do what we could to support the community in their efforts to rebuild after the devastating storm this past summer. We hope that youíll get out and do the same.

And with that thought, Iíll bring my note to a close. Delight in the warmth of home and family this holiday season and head into the New Year energized and ready to take on all that life brings.

Kathy Stone
Managing Editor

WINTER FEATURES



Design In 2016
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Michigan Ice Wine
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Euchre, Michigan's Favored Card Game
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One Client, Two Homes
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WINTER RECIPES


Blackberry BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Asiago and Rosemary Smash
Park Place Hotel
Minervas Restaurant & Bar
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Brussels Sprout Gratin &
Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Amical
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Filet Napoleon &
Filet Napoleon

Copper Falls Rok & Grille
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Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
Staffordís Weathervane Restaurant
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WINTER FEATURES

Amical
229 E. Front St.t
Downtown Traverse City, MI
231-941-8888
www.amical.com

Copper Falls Rok & Grille
1796 S Garfield Ave.
Traverse City, MI
231-943-1103
www.CopperFallsGrill.com

Park Place Hotel Minervas Restaurant & Bar
300 E State St.
Traverse City, MI
231-946-5000 800-748-0133
www.Park-Place-Hotel.com

Staffordís Weathervane Restaurant
106 Pine River Ln.
Charlevoix
231-547-4311
www.staffords.com