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Happy Saturday!

Fall brings about a breath of fresh air on the island, as the leaves are changing and the season is starting to slow down. The air is crisp and the mornings / nights are chillier.

I wanted to tell you about two of my favorite spots to visit on the island: Watercolor Cafe and Lucky Bean!

Watercolor Cafe

Watercolor Cafe is new this year, opened by Kate Dupre, an artist on Mackinac Island. (Fun Fact: Her work is in The Artists Market of Mackinac!) Watercolor Cafe is an art space and beanery, hosting a cafe during the day and creative art classes at night. The boys enjoyed her Monday art classes that she hosted for children this summer! The menu is fresh, exciting and delicious! The view of Watercolor Cafe is peaceful and serene, as is it right on the water, next to the marina.

Lucky Bean

Lucky Bean is right behind us on Market Street. I love to slip in here in the morning for a chai tea latte with almond milk to start the day! Crisp fall mornings are perfect latte weather. This is Lucky Bean’s 9th season on Mackinac Island and I honestly don’t know what I did before it existed!

When you are on Mackinac Island this fall, stop in to each of these places for a sweet treat and great drink!




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Random Acts of Kindness Day

"Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere." 

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. If we all need a little more of something in life, it's kindness. It doesn't cost us anything to be kind to ourselves and to everyone that we come in contact with, each and every day. 
When someone does a random act of kindness towards us, it makes us want to pass it along and show kindness to someone else! If the person in front of you pays for your coffee or an anonymous table pays for your dinner, it can change the entire outcome of your day. Or it can be something as little as someone holding the door, or asking how you truly are doing. 
Over on Facebook and Instagram, we are doing a random act of kindness and giving away a $25.00 gift card to Little Luxuries to you and to a friend! Head over to our social media, like the post and tag a friend that you'd share the second gift card with!
We hope that on this day, Random Act of Kindness Day, that you are inspired to do something kind for your loved ones (or a stranger)! 
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