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I'm Nicole. I am a wife, mother, shop owner on Mackinac Island, and lover of handmade. The little things and little moments inspire me. Follow me on my blog as I write about shop news, my travels, island life and motherhood.
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July 22, 2021

Chicago Yacht Races

This weekend, the 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac took place! 
The course from Chicago to Mackinac Island is 289.4 nautical miles, with 231 boats participating. 
There are more than 3,000 sailors that compete in the race! The race is the oldest freshwater distance race in the world, as it starts from Chicago Lighthouse off Navy Pier and ends at Round Island Lighthouse off Mackinac Island. 
To read more about the race, head to the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac website here: https://www.cycracetomackinac.com/news/article/slower-than-usual-but-still-satisfying.
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It’s been a while since I highlighted some of my favorites in the shop! We have so many new goodies this summer and so I’m highlighting what I love!

 

Island Girl Pomegranate Sweatshirt: This is the perfect sweatshirt to remind you of summer days on Mackinac! It’s comfortable and cozy and a classic fit!

Little Luxuries’ Diner Mug: I truly believe that life is made in the little moments and the little things. Something that brings me joy is drinking my tea out of this Little Luxuries’ Diner Mug. It’s a classic styled mug that is timeless!

Little Luxuries’ Burlap Tote: New this summer, this tote is the perfect bag for a day at the beach, pool or for running errands. It’s sturdy and great for groceries, car trips and more! When you purchase the tote, you’ll get 10% OFF future purchases when you bring it into the shop!

Island Girl Reusable Bag: I love to leave this bag in the car for groceries or if I’m on the island, I love using it to grab my groceries from Doud’s! It’s sturdy and great for groceries or an afternoon spent at the park! 

 

Mackinac Tervis Water Bottle: Say hello to the NEW Mackinac Island Island Girl Water Bottle! You're going to want to have this with you all summer long! It is designed to keep your drink cold for up to 48 hours, plus it has a leak proof lid, which makes it the perfect water bottle to throw into a tote!

 

Mackinac Tray: Made exclusively for us, this tray is the perfect keepsake from your trip to Mackinac Island. Use it to serve your morning beverage, display jewelry or just as decor in your home. 

Nat & Noor Hair Clips: I love the classic look of these barrettes from Nat + Noor! They pair perfectly with any outfit and the colors are fun for summer! 

Inspirational Wire Journal: New this year, these wire journals are the perfect inspirational notebook for all your thoughts, lists and sentiments. Designed by Katie Doucette, this journal makes the perfect gift for a friend or to keep for yourself! 

Little Fish Boateak Pearl Earrings: Boateak is new this summer and I love the classic look of their jewelry! Made on Hilton Head Island and shipped to Mackinac Island, this jewelry line fits in perfectly with the Island lifestyle. These earrings are classic and pair well with any outfit. 

Wavertree & London Australian Soaps: These soaps are amazing! They are great for sensitive skin and help to seal in moisture.

 

I hope you'll stop in and shop my favorites or check them out in the online shop! 

Xo, 

Nicole 

 

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Sharing my favorite online finds over the past few weeks! I’ve been so busy in the shops, I haven’t really been doing a lot of online browsing, but here’s what I  found that I’m currently loving!

Nature's Truth Peppermint Refreshing On the Go Hydrating Mist: I love having this for room spray! 

Nutella: The boy’s LOVE these Nutella packs for when we are on the go! Just grab some crackers and one of these packs and you have the perfect snack!

Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath Epsom Salts: I love using these Epsom salts for when I want to take a bath, or for the boys! The lavender scent is so soothing, relaxing and refreshing!

Casual Dress: I wanted a new dress for summer. Something that is comfortable and practical. I found this cute option - best thing is - it has pockets! 

Patio Conversation Set: I am SO excited for this four person seating group! It’s going to go outside on our back deck and will be great for nights around a fire!

 

Patio Umbrella: I also grabbed a patio umbrella to put over the new patio furniture!

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I wanted to share a blog post with you that highlights what you as our customers are loving in the shop! 
Here are the top goodies that are popular in the shop right now!
Hand painted Mackinac Ornaments: Everyone loves to bring home an ornament from Mackinac! These ornaments are so popular because they are hand painted and gorgeous!
Mackinac Bath and Body: It's no secret that our Mackinac Bath and Body line is extremely popular! Made in Northern Michigan, this line is luxurious, but affordable! 
Island Girl Candle: Another popular item that is signature to the shop, our Island Girl line from Green Daffodil! These lilac candles are the perfect take home present from Mackinac- they remind you of lilac season year round!
Elyse Breanne Stickers: Elyse Breanne is an artist that is currently in law school! Her creative outlet of stickers, cards and more is helping pay her way! We love supporting business women like her. 
Polka Dot Mitten Stickers: Another business woman, Katie Doucette's work is extremely popular! Her stickers remind you of the best parts of your trip to Mackinac! 
Choices Shower Steamers: Popular among everyone, these shower steamers are great for those that want to add a touch of self-care to their daily routine! 
MichiGummies: There's just something about candy in the shape of Michigan - it tastes better! Plus, we love that these are made in Michigan! 
Beth Mueller Mugs: Beth Mueller has been working with Little Luxuries since 2009. Her mugs have remained classic and timeless pieces that are wanted every year! There are so many beautiful designs that have been added over the years, but the bike design still remains our favorite! 
Michigan Necklaces: Overall, these necklaces remain the most popular! With quite a few different designs, these necklaces are a favorite year after year! 
Wee Bee Jammin': We love all of our different options from the Michigan food section, but this year Wee Bee Jammin' is taking the lead as the most popular! With so many different tastes and flavors that are all delicious, these are the perfect addition to any appetizer! 
Were any of your favorites included in this list? If you haven't checked these goodies out, head over to the online shop and add them to your cart!
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The Summer Happy Collection is FINALLY Here!

This collection was inspired by realizing what brings us happiness each minute, day, season and year.  

I love to be on Mackinac - enjoying the breeze through my hair as I bike down Main Street in that warm summer sunshine. 

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I love a kind smile from a friend, coworker or even just someone I pass on the street. 

I love doing what makes me happy - a chai tea latte from The Lucky Bean, a day at work in my shops, a dinner with my family and an evening walk - either in the Secret Garden, down the Boardwalk or on Main Street.

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This summer, we are all about celebrating the little things - and that means each day, I'm looking for that bright spot. If I can't seem to find it, I've decided I'll be the bright spot! 

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