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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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Jenna Kator

On Saturday, June 22nd Little Luxuries is welcoming Jenna Kator into the shop for her annual Trunk Show! We’re switching it up for our Monday Maker and sharing more about Jenna Kator, as a Michigan designer! 

Jenna Kator Handbag

In 2008 during the economic downturn, Jenna Kator took the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur and started marketing her vegan handbags at affordable prices, to give women a little pep in their step, while helping them save money.

Jenna Kator Wallet

Jenna Kator’s roots are here in the great state of Michigan. She pays tribute to the state in every bag and wristlet by naming them after different Michigan cities or landmarks.

Jenna Kator Handbag

The Women’s Wellness Weekend that is held on Mackinac Island each fall has been largely influenced by Jenna working to bring women to the island for a weekend of women, wellness and a wee bit of wine!

Jenna Kator Handbag
To meet Jenna Kator, handbag designer, come to Little Luxuries on Saturday, June 22nd from 2-4 PM. During the event, all handbags at 10% OFF and there will be a wristlet giveaway during the show! See you then!

Jenna Kator

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Mackinac Island Father's Day

Father’s Day will be here before you know it! We have rounded up a few of our favorite things in Little Luxuries that are perfect for the special Dad in your life!

Sunday Funday

  1. Sunday Funday Shirt: If your dad loves catching a game on Sunday’s, make sure he has this shirt to cheer on his favorite team!
  2. Collegiate MSU or UofM Pillows: Does your dad have a strong allegiance to MSU or UofM? Grab him one of these uniquely embroidered pillows, honoring his favorite team.
  3. Michigan Beer: Little Luxuries sells a wide variety of Michigan beer. Stop in to mix-n-match a 6 or 12 pack for Dad to enjoy! Don’t forget to pick up a coozie, too!

University of MichiganMSU

Along with so many other dad gifts that we carry, we also have a great selection of Father’s Day cards, to capture just what you want to say to your family man! We’re open daily, starting at 9:30 AM, we can’t wait to see you and help you pick out the perfect present!

Father's Day on Mackinac

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Today’s Monday Maker is Elizabeth Hans, a Mackinac Island local who creates necklaces, earrings and barrettes that are sold at The Artists Market! 

Elizabeth Hans

Elizabeth works to create jewelry and barrettes from beautiful and unique natural materials. Her work is created from natural, semi-precious stone beads, pearls, crystals and shells, as well as unique objects, like Massachusetts sea glass, from where she grew up! The beautiful hair barrettes are made from handmade, heavy watercolor paper. 
Elizabeth Hans JewelryElizabeth Hans Jewelry
Elizabeth and her husband Dan reside on Mackinac Island May - October and then live in Pennsylvania the rest of the year. Next time you are in the Artists Market of Mackinac Island, stop in to see her beautiful designs! 
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Have you ever looked at Little Luxuries’ collection of Lake Art? Lake Art, custom made in Harbor Springs, Michigan (only about 45 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge) is one of a kind and customizable! 

Lake Art

Lake Art is the company that started making 3D wooden lake maps, in the early 2000s. All of the orders are made in the United States by a small family owned and operated company and most of the process is done by hand! 
Lake Art
The number of layers on the art depends on the shape of the lake, so each one is creative and unique to the actual lake design. Lake Art has a pop of color included, with blue stain added to the natural coloring of the stain, as well. 
Next time you are in the shop, look at our collection of Lake Art! If you don’t see the lake you want on their list of offerings, they will work to make a custom map for you! 
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Little Luxuries
May 1st marked Little Luxuries 11th Birthday! Thank you to everyone who has made this dream of mine a reality over the past 11 years - I would not be here without your support. 
On May 1st, we had some of the worst weather that I have ever seen here in May! We had a little snow, wind and just cold, cold weather. Other than the winter weather that we are experiencing, life on the island is going well! Every day in the shop we are busy unwrapping new merchandise that I can’t wait for you to see! We have so many more products arriving this month, so stay tuned for updates!
Island Girl
Our most popular item so far has been our new Island Girl Sweatshirt Dresses. They have been so popular that we already had to re-order. Many of you asked if we had a variety of colors, so we ordered a second color: heather grey!  Have you snagged yours yet? If not, do so today! (Heather grey won't be in for a few more weeks.)
I’m hopeful that spring is just around the corner. Until you’re on the island, stay updated with what’s happening on Facebook and Instagram.  Don't foget about our brother shop, Canvas and Paddle. They are celebrating their birthday on May 5th with a 20% off sale - so go check that out (Sale Valid: May 3rd - May 5th, 2019). Artists Market of Mackinac Island, our sister shop, has welcomed in so many new artists for this season. Don't forget to pop in there next time you are on the island! 
As always, thanks for your support of Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. 
Nicole

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