LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Itís hard to believe, but a year has passed already since my first issue with Michigan HOME and Lifestyle. Itís beWinter. Today Iím not excited about it. Perhaps thatís because itís a gloomy day. Fortunately, I know that winter in Michigan is full of great events and activities that will pull me outside and keep me happy during the winter months. Over the years that has consisted of a variety of activities Ė When I was young, it was sledding and ice skating at the neighborhood rink next door. Then skiing at the neighborhood ski hill, in my case, Pine Knob. It was my absolute favorite thing to do in winter when I was a teenager. I loved making new friends from places other than the town I grew up in, and the freedom I felt with the wind blowing through my hair on the way down the hill. Like many, as Iíve grown older my activities have changed. Activities with friends changed to incorporate children. And my desire to be outside in the cold has decreased. Itís more likely these days youíd find me sitting by the fire, legs curled beneath me, a good book in hand. Still, there are days when outdoor adventure still beckons me. Whether youíre a homebody or an outdoor enthusiast, this issue has something for you. While youíre reading the magazine, look for some changes. First, there have been some design tweaks that weíre pretty excited about. I wonder if you can spot them. Weíve also reorganized a bit by pulling the articles related to working outside your house into a sub-section. I think the thing Iím most excited about with this issue is the addition of Dining Discovered. This will be a new feature every month about a newly discovered dining option. The restaurant may not be new, but the experience will beÖat least to me. The issue is also full of designer tips and creative ideas, articles about Michigan made products and more. I hope you enjoy the Winter issue of Michigan Home and Lifestyle.

Kathy Stone
Managing Editor

WINTER FEATURES



Discovering Michigan's Craft Distilleries
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UNEXPECTED DESIGN
Guest Designer: Brian Clay Collins

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Window Replacement 101
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Holiday Cookie Exchange
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WINTER RECIPES


Red Mesa Grill
Grilled Pork Ribeye with Green Chile Mashed Potatoes
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CitySen Lounge
Tikka Masala with Saffron Rice
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Pour Public House
Pour Public House Harvest Salad
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Copper Falls Rok & Grille
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Kabobs WITH Mediterranean Red Cabbage Salad
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Stafford's
Seared Scallops With Apple Cider Reduction, Sautťed Bacon, Winter Squash, Apple, Cabbage, Sage
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Tuscan Bistro
Eggplant Rollatini
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Pearls
Shrimp and Grits
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Flint Farmers Market, Flint Food Works
Celery Root and Smoked Whitefish Cakes with Garlic Aioli
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WINTER FEATURES

Red Mesa Grill
1544 U.S. 31 North, Traverse City, 231-938-2773
Downtown, Boyne City MI, 231-582-0049 www.MagnumHospitality.com

CitySen Lounge
83 Monrow Center St. NW
Downtown, Grand Rapids
616-608-1720 www.CityFlatsHotel.com

Pour Public House
422 E. Mitchell St.
Downtown, Petoskey
231-881-9800 www.PourPetoskey.com

Copper Falls Rok & Grille
1796 S. Garfield Ave.
Traverse City MI 49686
231-943-1103
www.CopperFallsRokAndGrille.com

Stafford's Waterfront Dining
Bay View Inn
Bay View, 800-258-1886
Pier Restaurant
Harbor Springs, 231-526-6201
Perry Hotel
Petoskey, 800-737-1899
Drawbridge Bistro
Charlevoix, 231-758-3801
Weathervane Restaurant
Charlevoix, 231-547-4311 www.Staffords.com

Tuscan Bistro
12930 SW Bay Shore Dr.
Traverse City MI 49686
231-922-7795
www.TuscanBistroTC.com

Pearls
Elk Rapids, 1/2 Mile East of the Light
231-264-0530
www.MagnumHospitality.com

Flint Food Works
300 E. First St.
Flink, MI
www.FlintFoodWorks.com