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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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February 19, 2016

Handmade Bookmarks

Happy Friday!
One year ago, we teamed up with local artist, Michigan Pins to help give back to the Mackinac Island Public School.  Michigan Pins makes awesome pins, magnets, and new coming this year, ornaments and bottle openers. Pete, owner of Michigan Pins works with local artists to feature different designs as well as their own designs.  You may have seen a 'button machine' in Doud's Market or the Gate House restaurant, just to name a few.  We have had Pete, owner of Michigan Pins, in our shop making pins and featuring his work. 
What's special about the bookmarks are when you purchase one bookmark, $1 goes to the Mackinac Island Public School Book Fund. We love helping people, especially children. So keep in mind the next time you shop with us to pick up an adorable Mackinac Island-made book mark!
Hope your weekend is great!

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