It’s not all Wolverines and tailgating in Ann Arbor on fall weekends. Venture beyond the Big House and you’ll find plenty of shopping and cafes along the city’s inviting and pedestrian-friendly main streets ” Main, Washington, Liberty and State, to name a few. Border’s may be gone, but Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room on … Continue Reading →
Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finer things in life
There’s still time to catch the final days of the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual online travel auction, with travel packages valued at $65,000 up for grabs. Through Sunday (Nov. 20), you can bid on more than five dozen packages, from Arizona and Bermuda to Costa Rica and Dubai. Or, try for a dream … Continue Reading →
The next time you’re in Chicago, consider accommodations in one of the city’s great neighborhoods. My friends and I recently booked a weekend at Roscoe Village Guesthouse, an apartment suite along a side street in Roscoe Village, once an enclave for German and Swedish immigrants. The contemporary guesthouse, formerly a three-flat structure built in 1919 … Continue Reading →
I had someone ask me today about a tree in his neighborhood. It’s a beautiful fully-grown Black Walnut. He was concerned about the tree dropping its leaves so early in the season; the tree has almost no leaves left on it. I explained to him that there was nothing to worry about. Black Walnut trees … Continue Reading →
In today’s Handmade column, Sandy O’Brien of Birmingham gives instructions for making her carabiner coin purse.
In last Friday’s Handmade column, Martha Sintz of Birmingham shares instructions for making a chunky necklace with crazy lace agate.
The cannas had a nice long growing season but last week’s hard frost brought that to an abrupt end. Now gardeners need to decide: do you dig and store your cannas; or just let them freeze and buy new ones next year? Since I have such a hard time throwing out plants, I always dig … Continue Reading →
Shop for clothing, scarves, accessories and household items at the Michigan Weavers Guild Winter Market, set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You’re sure to find lots of holiday gift ideas in a range of prices. For more information visit the guild’s … Continue Reading →
The best-of lists in travel magazines are always fun to read, and Conde Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards never disappoint. They’re worth browsing if only to add to your bucket list. Three Michigan hotels – the Grand Hotel and the Hotel Iroquois on the Beach, both on Mackinac Island, and the Inn at Bay … Continue Reading →
From Arizona and Bermuda to Costa Rica and Dubai, more than five dozen travel packages — valued at $65,000 — are up for bid in the Society of American Travel Writers’ annual travel auction. Someone named “Anonymous” currently leads the bidding on many items, but there’s still plenty of time: the SATW auction runs through … Continue Reading →