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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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Another year of visiting the AmericasMarket in Atlanta has come and gone! 
To all of you that filled out the survey that we sent before we visited the show, thank you! That gave us so many ideas of what you love to shop for when visiting Little Luxuries!
This year, we have beautiful new home goods, baby clothes, accessories, spa products and more arriving in the shop!
When at the market, we work hard to meet with current vendors, but also find new vendors to bring into the shop! 
One of my favorite places to visit while there is the Made in America section, where all the smaller, artisan lines are. We visited with Nola Watkins, a Christmas ornament  vendor that we have had for years at Artists Market. She will be bringing fun, new ornament designs to Little Luxuries this year! We also found beautiful new candles and fun new rubber toy soaps for the kids! 
We can’t wait to show you what will start arriving this spring! Be sure to follow along on our Instagram to see what’s arriving. Also, if you haven’t signed up for our weekly email, let’s be email friends! We promise not to spam you - we just love to let you know what’s new, what’s on sale and what events will be on Mackinac during the summer!
We can’t wait for another amazing year at Little Luxuries! 
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2021 was truly amazing! This year was filled with so many beautiful memories and moments - I wrote a blog recapping our year here
Here is what you loved this year - the Top 10 Customer Favorites for 2021, followed by my Top 10 Favorites from the shop this year! 
If you missed out on shopping any of the favorites highlighted below, simply click on the image and it will take you over to the shop to learn more about that product and then purchase it for yourself! 

Top 10 Customer Favorites for 2021:

  • Green Daffodil Island Girl Soap 
  • Mackinac Bath and Body Goat Milk Soap
  • Polka Dot Mitten Stickers
  • Elyse Breanne Stickers
  • Mackinac Bath + Body Lotion
  • MichiGummies
  • Hanover’s Chocolates
  • Choices Bath + Body Steamers
  • Log Cabin Creation Ornaments
  • Island Girl Candle

 

Nicole's Top 10 Favorites for 2021: 

  • Do More of What Makes You Happy T-Shirt + Crewneck
  • Mackinac Island Beanie
  • Mackinac Is My Happy Place Mug + Sticker
  • Mackinac Island Embroidered Pillow
  • Mackinac Island Bicycle Sweatshirt Blanket
  • Ginger Turmeric Granola by Bear Creek Farm
  • Jenna Kator Peninsulas Wallet
  • Coconut Lime Body Lotion 
  • Wavertree + London Soaps
  • Island Girl Reusable Tote Bag
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This is our last full week with the shops being open for the 2021 season! I wanted to take a quick minute to highlight Top 9 Favorites from the shop this week!
Fall Favorites Crewneck: We love all things fall! Wear what you love about fall this season in this super soft, cozy crewneck. Plus, isn’t this color just perfect?! The best part is, it’s on sale for 20% OFF!
Bear Creek Farm Granola Bars: If you’re in a pinch and need a snack filled with nutrients and protein, check out these granola bars! Made in Michigan, they are one of my favorite go-to snacks!
Robyn Love Prints: I love these beautiful Michigan and Mackinac prints! They highlight the best parts of Michigan in a beautiful and unique way. The colors are stunning in their watercolor. This would be a perfect addition to any room in your home!
Baby Clothes from Milkbarn: Milkbarn has the softest, organic cotton that will fit your baby with form and functionality! Once you feel their material, you won’t be able to buy just one! Plus, our summer baby clothing is 40% OFF!
Polka Dot Mitten Ecclesiastes PlaqueThe fall colors, plus this verse would be a beautiful addition to your fall decor! We love supporting Michigan female artists like Katie from Polka Dot Mitten, so having her work in the shop every year is so special! 
Island Girl Silipints: Summer may be over, but these silipints are great for year round use! Remember your favorite summer memories while drinking your iced tea or iced water inside this winter from your favorite Mackinac Island Silipint! 
Jenna Kator Collection | Houghton Handbag: The Houghton Handbag’s inspiring design lifts you to new heights. Houghton, the Gateway to the Keweenaw perfectly blends the outdoors and history with a small college town feel. The iconic Portage Lake Lift Bridge and waterfront path are just a few of the sights that will catch your attention. The vibrant downtown features quaint shops and dining that have transformed the historic buildings into unique + charming gems.
Square Plaid Scarf: Large and cozy for fall, this fringed trim plaid scarf will keep you warm on your fall and winter days out and about! 
Fall Card: Don’t forget to mail a fall card to someone you love this season! You could even send them a little treat from our food section to go along with the perfect fall card! 
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This summer, I've had the privilege of having two interns, Isabella and Natalie, from Central Michigan University's Merchandising program.

They've spent time working on creating beautiful displays, learning to move merchandise throughout the store, posting stories on social media, writing their own guest blog posts for Little Luxuries' and more!  

One of the things that I'm most proud of that they do is new window displays at Little Luxuries, Artists Market and Canvas and Paddle every few weeks! They do an amazing job! 

This is my second year having interns from Central Michigan's Merchandising program and each summer they impress me so much! Isabella and Natalie have such incredible ideas to contribute and I'll be sad to have them head back to school, but I'm so excited to see where they end up when they graduate! 

 

Are you positive, up beat, organized, creative and hard working?

🎉 We’re hiring for now - end of October! 🎉

Housing is provided.

Email me at littleluxuriesmanager@yahoo.com to apply!

 

Xo, 
Nicole 
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