MyNorth Holidays 2013
MyNorth Holidays celebrates the season as only Northern Michigan can with interesting gift and entertaining ideas. The complete Northern Michigan calendar of holiday events gives readers all the fun and frolic of the season.
holidays Gift Shopping in Northern Michigan Find the Perfect Gift Shop Local! Snowshoes for Her Art for Outdoorsmen Venison by Mail Cottage Cookbooks 2013 plus Recipes from the Pastry Goddess: Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free) Eggnog Crème Brûlée Vanilla Crescents 50 More Fab Ideas! A supplement to Enjoy the Feeling of Being Up North Every Day of the Year See our full line of responsibly sourced and perfectly roasted artisan coffees at DeepBlueCoffee.com Also available at ShopMyNorth.com and area retailers Indulge yourself... every day. Holiday Shopping made Quick & Easy! Specialty Coffees Sampler Selections Coffee Subscriptions Gift Certificates Gourmet Equipment available at DeepBlueCoffee.com Diamonds that dance to the Rythem of her Heartbeat. Make her heartbeat faster. Like nothing shes ever seen before. Nothing else sparkles like this. Text ROL to 231 680 0021 to view the Rhythm of Love video Downtown Traverse City 231.946.8528 minersnorth.com Friend us on Facebook holidays A MyNorth Media Publication Need Stocking Stuffers ? We have Accessories ! PRESIDENT/ EDITOR IN CHIEF Deborah Wyatt Fellows VICE PRESIDENT/ EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Jeff Smith MANAGING EDITOR Elizabeth Edwards iPhone iPod iPad Repair Co. 1215 E. Front Street (Campus Plaza) PH 231-668-7913 ART DIRECTOR Bob Wilcox PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Theresa Burau-Baehr GRAPHIC DESIGNER Claire Stortz STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Todd Zawistowski WEB DIRECTOR Michael Thompson WEB DEVELOPER MEDIA PROJECT COORDINATOR Rachel Fournier Roger Lamb VIDEOGRAPHER Kris Riley ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Jim Driver Ann Gatrell Lisa Gillespie Faulkner Jeff Hale Jill Hayes Amy Artz Joslin Cyndi Ludka Candace Morse Drew Warner If wishes were s We’d welcomneowt flakes... hem all. MARKETING DIRECTOR Rachel North CIRCULATION FULFILLMENT MANAGER Jodi G. Simpson MARKETING/EDITORIAL COORDINATOR Jenny Buechel TICKETING DIRECTOR Lori Savage TICKETING COORDINATOR Dana Allen OFFICE MANAGER CONTROLLER Monterey Wheeler Kirstin Gorney A Supplement to EDITORIAL&ADVERTISINGOFFICES 125 Park St., Suite 155, Traverse City, MI 49684 PHONE: 231.941.8174. FAX: 231.941.8391. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Wish upon a BOYNE holiday. Gift cards are valid for nearly all things BOYNE. Available at Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort, and all Boyne Country Sports locations. BOYNE.COM 800.GO.BOYNE SUBSCRIBERSERVICES To order a subscription, renew your subscription, order gift subscriptions or change your address online, go to www.traversemagazine.com and click on Subscriptions. To check the status of your subscription via e-mail, please send your inquiry to email@example.com. To contact our Customer Service Department by phone, please call 800.785.8632 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST. REPRINTS Wright’s Reprints 877.652.5295 MyNorth Holidays 3 Petoskey & Bay Harbor The fact that we hand craft the world's best beer glass is no big deal. . . Unless your love loves beer! ! ! November 22 - December 18 Gifts for everyone on your list • starting at $10 Over 60 participating artists! Handcrafted jewelry, scarves, sushi sets, mugs, plates, notecards, wine stoppers, vases, ornaments, home décor and more. Sugar Plum Fairy Tea The Nutcracker Saturday, Dec. 7 • 11:00 am or 1:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center Tea for you and your special guest, two tickets to the Nutcracker, photograph and gift. Saturday, Dec. 21 • 3:00 & 7:00 pm & Sunday, Dec. 22 • 3:00 pm CTAC School of Ballet performing the Nutcracker at Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center Petoskey, Michigan sturgeonriver.com Tuesday, Dec. 31 • 5:00-9:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center Family fun, food, workshops & performances. “Midnight at 9” Ball Drop! Downtown Petoskey • (231) 347-4337 • www.crookedtree.org Share the LOVE by shopping locally this season in our charming Village with twinkling lights and brick paved streets. Please Join u s for our Winter Events: November 30 Holiday Open House December 14 Santa Fun Run benefitting Toys for Tots - 4pm Holidazzle Lighted Parade - 5:30pm January 17 & 18 Ice & Spice Festival Winter Packages available at Bay Harbor Village Hotel Located 3 miles south of Petoskey on US-31 bayharbor.com | 231.439.2650 4 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE holidays TEXT BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS PHOTOS BY TODD ZAWISTOWSKI Northwoods Woman We went browsing Northern Michigan’s small town downtowns—and look what we found for the folks on your gift list! (SMN: Featured retailer items available on ShopMyNorth.com) SNOW PRINCESS She’ll glide atop snow on golden scrolls in these Tubbs Expedition snowshoes, $219.95. We picked them up at SOULFISH OUTFITTERS, SUTTONS BAY. 231.271.0500, SOULFISHOUTFITTERS.COM. Traveling in Style She’ll be hip and businesslike with her new candy apple red Briggs Riley lightweight hardside carry-on outﬁtted with an outside laptop/tablet pocket. Make it an ensemble with a poppy tablet cover, designed in France of course. Carry-on $479. VOTRUBA LEATHER GOODS CO., TRAVERSE CITY, 231.947.5615, FACEBOOK. Tablet cover $29.95. NIFTY THINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, ELK RAPIDS, ALDEN. 231.929.9665, NIFTYTHINGSONLINE.COM. MyNorth Holidays 5 Petoskey Visit us for Visitall usyour for all your fine holiday fine holiday linens.linens. Fine linens since 1904 210 Howard, Petoskey Fine linens since 1904 210 Howard, Petoskey ���.���.���� • 800.466.7271 ���.���.���� • 800.466.7271 PN-00361756 PN-00361756 Vis Visit us f Fine linens since 1904 fin ���.���.���� • 800.466.7271 fi ne holid ���.���.���� • 800.466.7271 Fine linens since 1904 210 Howard, Petoskey 210 Howard, Petoskey PN-00361756 PN-00361756 ADVERTISER: GATTLES SALES PERSON: Robin Petruska PN-0036175 START DATE: 10/31/13 ADVERTISER: GATTLES DELIVER TO: EMAIL TO: FAX TO: - DELIVER TO: EMAIL TO: - SALES PERSON: Robin Petruska START DATE: 10/31/13 SIZE: 2 col X 5 in PN-00361756.INDD SIZE: 2 col X 5 in FAX TO: - ADVERTISER: GATTLES SALES PERSON: Ro START DATE: 10/31 ADVERTISER: GATTLES DELIVER TO: EMAIL TO: FAX TO: - 6 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE DELIVER TO: EMAIL TO: FAX TO: - SALES PERSON: Robin Petruska START DATE: 10/31/13 SIZE: 2 col X 5 in SIZE: 2 col X 5 in holidays Northwoods Woman IT’S A RHINESTONE COWSKULL For the cowgirl who thought she had everything. Yep, it’s for real, $850. GLITZ & SPURS, TRAVERSE CITY. 231.421.9052, FACEBOOK. ANTELOPE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR Granny apple green cowhide mixed with green tinted antelope hide. No one is gonna have a purse like yours, girlfriend, $1,290. Handmade in Petoskey by PECADO HANDBAGS. 231.487.3000, PECADOHANDBAGS.COM. Asian Inﬂuenced Madame will look like a butterﬂy in this (or any one of hundreds!) vintage haori silk jacket from Japan, $88. RED MULLEIN, NORTHPORT, 231.386.1104, FACEBOOK. Petoskey LINDA MICHAELS All things Petoskey Stone & more! Serving Pieces Knives • Jewelry Photo Frames Clocks Rare & Enchanting Gifts for the Home Celebrating 86 years of quality (231) 347-0261 313 E. Lake Street Petoskey, MI • Shipping Available www.lindamichaels.net Dependable Merchandise and Distinguished Service 307 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey • 231.347.2942 www.ReidIndeed.com downtown Petoskey’s Chic Boutique Shop in Over 100 Stores Dine in Over 20 Restaurants Savor our Sunsets 402 E. Lake St. Downtown Petoskey 231-347-5830 8 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE www.PetoskeyDowntown.com facebook.com/petoskeydowntown ©2013 Downtown Petoskey Design: New Moon Visions Treasures from the Shores to the Stores holidays Northwoods Man MAN ART The aesthetic of the Upper Peninsula put through the New York City style ﬁlter and sold in the hip new Petoskey boutique Lake Affect. Find other Northern icons as art—riﬂe, axe, ﬁshing rods, life jacket—in the collection. Prints $45; FRAMED $175. 231.347.5253, FACEBOOK. HUNTSMEN HOLIDAY DECOR Campy. Yes. Will he love them? Yes. Are these shotgun shell Christmas lights relegated to the Man Cave? You bet. Twelve-foot strand, $25.95. AMERICAN MAN CAVE, CHARLEVOIX, 231.237.9585. FACEBOOK. Shaggy’s Skis A true Northern Michigander needs a true Northern Michigan ski—as in a pair handcrafted in Boyne City by the family-owned Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis. The Brockway is especially designed for our Midwest mountains—a short 17.5-meter turning radius allows for fast turns on small hills, $765. 231.459.4323, SCCSKIS.COM. Petoskey Northern Michigan’s largest retailer of Life is good® apparel for Men, Women, and Children Give a little piece of Michigan this Holiday season T Thank od hank you you G G--od for the gift of for the gift of years years 1913 100 100 2013 Eph 2:7-9 Eph 2:7-9 Plath’s Meats Plath’s Meats www.PlathsMeats.com www.PlathsMeats.com 116 South Third St, Rogers City, MI 49779 116 South Third St, Rogers City, MI 49779 (989) 734-2232 (989) 734-2232 2200 East Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770 2200 East Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-8100 (231) 348-8100 SMOKED POrK LOinS • HaMS SMOKED POrK LOinS • HaMS BacOn • SauSagE • SMOKED FiSH BacOn • SauSagE • SMOKED FiSH Please come visit us in downtown Petoskey at 208 Howard St OR shop online at ~ Unique Gift Giving ~ itsalwaysgoodinc.com 231-348-4663 World Famous Smoked Pork Loin, Whole Smoked Turkeys, Smoked Turkey Breasts, Hams, Bacon, Sausage and Smoked Fish. Work by 40+ Artists Original Works & Artful Objects 231.622.8626 308 Howard, Petoskey artcatsgallery.com Arriving for spring. 400 Bay Street Petoskey 231.439.9844 4237 Main Street Bay Harbor 231.439.2626 www.shopthreadsonline.com 10 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE Nationwide Shipping Available at Plathsmeats.com 2200 East Mitchell Rd. at the corner of Mitchell & Division Roads PETOSKEY 231-348-8100 116 South 3rd Street ROGERS CITY 989-734-2232 4.75x2 186pig.indd 1 4.75x2 186pig.indd 1 3/11/2013 8:04:26 PM 3/11/2013 8:04:26 PM holidays Northwoods Man HOUSE DIVIDED? HOUSE UNITED? Is there a family with Michigan roots that shouldn’t ﬂy this ﬂag over the television? We think not. $19.99. We found ours at THE FRONT PORCH, SUTTONS BAY. 231.271.6895, FRONTPORCHSUTTONSBAY.COM. No Green Horns For the mantel or for helping to bring home dinner: Every Northwoods man needs a handmade (in the Upper Peninsula) Rapid River Knifeworks knife. Shown here, the Drop Point with a cocobolo whitetail handle, $140. RAPIDRIVERKNIFEWORKS.COM. THE ONE THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY No one has to know you missed the shot—order up your venison from Michigan Venison. Choose from whitetail tenderloins, bratwursts, summer sausages, pot pie, stew meat, ground meat, steaks and rack. Plenty to brag about. MICHIGANVENISON.COM. Or, ﬁnd it at SHOPMYNORTH.COM. SMN MyNorth Holidays 11 Gifts For The Whole Family. The John Deere Way. One of the largest John Deere toy and novelty selections in Northern Michigan. 9821 U.S. 31 • Atwood, MI • 231.599.2822 www.worknplayshop.com We focus on science fun! • binoculars • telescopes • microscopes • weather meters • investigation kits • cool ‘geek’ shirts • scientific “toys” • chemistry sets 12 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE holidays Northwoods Man STAG FOR THE HOLIDAYS So inimitably Northern. So tailored for hanging over the ﬁreplace in the gentlemen’s den. Meet the MacKenzie-Childs stag wreath (stag head comes with!), $175. Ours is from Gattle’s in Petoskey—purveyor of many other wonderfully whimsical MacKenzie-Childs creations as well. 231.347.3982, GATTLESPETOSKEY.COM. Lucky Box Here’s where he’ll keep his cards, $89. REID FURNITURE, PETOSKEY. 231.347.2942, REIDINDEED.COM. GOLF RULES At the dawn of the 20th century, Perrier launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign called “Rules of Golf.” Give one of these vintage prints to the golfer in your life—and tell him that the clubhouse at St. Andrews has a set of the originals on display, $375. NORTH SEAS GALLERY, CHARLEVOIX. 231.547.0422, NORTHSEASGALLERY.COM. MyNorth Holidays 13 holidays Kids OTTER-ABLE Make this darling book about Squirt, an orphaned otter adopted by the former Clinch Park Zoo in Traverse City, come alive with an otter puppet. Squirt the Otter, $16.95, available at HORIZON BOOKS, TRAVERSE CITY, HORIZONBOOKS.COM. The puppet, $25.99, is from BRAIN STORM!, SUTTONS BAY. 231.271.0314. FACEBOOK. PHONE ZONE Phone cover and ear buds so cute she won’t forget to call (or text), $30. CYNTHIA’S TOO! YARN & GIFTS, PETOSKEY. 231.439.9221. Diva Trinkets Tuck a pair of just-for-fun eyeglasses, $20 ($23 WITH BOW), and a couple of glittery cellphone charms ($16 EACH), in your favorite fashionista’s stocking. SEOUL SISTERS, TRAVERSE CITY. 231.342.2192, SEOULSISTERSBOUTIQUE.COM. 14 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE MyNorth Holidays 15 one gift card can open a world of fun! Give the gift of endless fun with a Grand Traverse Resort and Spa gift card. Purchase $500 in Resort gift cards and RECEIVE ONE COMPLIMENTARY ROOM NIGHT!* Also, for every $100 gift card you purchase, you’ll receive a certiﬁcate for $15 OFF a treatment valued at $99 or more at Spa Grand Traverse! Gift cards can be used in a variety of ways throughout the Resort, including to pay for golf, spa, lodging, dining, shopping and more. Pick your gift card amount and purchase online or stop by our Concierge Desk. * Offer valid November 25, 2013 - January 1, 2014. Restrictions apply. Not valid during high occupancy dates, holiday weekends, or weekends in June, July and August. Reservations must be made in advance. 800-748-0303 | grandtraverseresort.com Owned & Operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians 16 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE Watch Barefoot TV Request our magazine Friend us online holidays Kids LITTLE STINKER For your little sweetie, $44. THE BIRDS NEST, BOYNE CITY, 231.758.3500, FACEBOOK. CLASSIC TALE A wonderful Northern lake country takeoff on the classic children’s story Goodnight Moon, Good Night Lake is a book every lake-loving family should have—for generations, $7.95. SWEET PEA, TRAVERSE CITY, 231.922.1600, SWEETPEATC.COM. Fur ’n’ Feathers These stuffed guys (gals?) wooed us from their perches: Alpaca, made from real Alpaca fur, $49. CRYSTAL LAKE ALPACA FARM, 231.882.5024, CRYSTALLAKEALPACAFARM.COM; Peacock Puppet, $49.99, BRAIN STORM!, SUTTONS BAY, 231.271.0314, FACEBOOK; Penguin, $49, LAMBERTSON’S GIFTS & ANTIQUES, KALKASKA, 231.258.7822, LAMBERTSONSANTIQUES.COM. WEE FEET Her ﬁrst Mary Jane’s. Set of six pairs, $29.50. Find more “shoes” for tiny toes at Ga Ga For Kids, CHARLEVOIX. 231.547.1600, FACEBOOK. Downtown Traverse City Planning a Vacation? VENUS, so much more than a makeup store! Express yourself with luggage that is distinctly yours! Stop in to see our many patterns to fit your own style. 112 E. Front Street • 231-947-5615 Downtown, Traverse City 18 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE 134 E. Front Street Traverse City • 231.995.0551 www.venustc.com holidays Kids DRESS UP When I grow up I want to be a … Help the child in your life ﬁll in the blank with Role Play Sets, $29.99, FROM SWEET PEA, TRAVERSE CITY. 231.922.1600, SWEETPEATC.COM. Fly Together Have fun, develop skills that could well be used for a future career—just a few of the reasons to ﬂy radio-controlled planes with your child or grandchild. Need help? T.R.A.M.P.S (Traverse Area Model Pilots Society) offers free instruction. Info at TRAVERSEMODELPILOTS.COM. Head to Trains and Things in Traverse City to pick your plane. Shown here: E-ﬂite Stearman PT-17. The plane runs about $250. Add another $600 to get it up and ﬂying. 231.947.1353, TCTRAINS.COM. 231.271.0314. FOR YOU, DEAR We don’t need to tell you that the little dude or dudette in your life needs this wee John Deere lunch box, $9.99, and matching boots, $36. WORK ’N’ PLAY SHOP, ATWOOD. 231.599.2822, WORKNPLAYSHOP.COM. MyNorth Holidays 19 Downtown Traverse City For All of the Men on Your List! Cookbook Dinner Series Gifts: Handcrafted Art Babes Reunion & Open House Friday, Dec 6, 5:00 till 8:00 November 4th-10th 2013 Recipes and preparations using our best local brews By John Holl (Runs thru Christmas, Tues - Sat 11 to 6) 124 N. Maple at 3rd St., Traverse City (One block east of Division, one block north of Front) 321.620.0458 cogscreekgallery.com Established 1966 Lunch and Dinner Service Daily Sunday Brunch 9am to 3pm 229 E. Front Street • Traverse City 231-941-8888 • www.amical.com Reservations Accepted • Gift Certificates 151 E. Front Street Traverse City • (231) 946-7066 www.captainsquarterstc.com Holiday Whimsy Interior Design & Staging Let Kim help you find the perfect gift! Woof & Poof hand cra [ CLASSIC COLLECTIONS OF AMERICAN ARTISTRY ] 231.933.0297 224 East Front Street, Traverse City 20 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE of Gr 41 WWW 415 S. Union Street · Olde Towne · Traverse City · 231-933-4321 · cedarcreekinteriors.com holidays Baby It’s Cold Outside COZY FINGIES For the cold-handed person on your gift list: The thickest mittens we’ve ever seen. Made from Alpaca wool and available from Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm, $49. 231.882.5024, CRYSTALLAKEALPACAFARM.COM. How about suave suede on the mittens outside, gloves on the inside (so designed for extra warmth), $38. MURIEL’S, TRAVERSE CITY. 231.933.9745, FACEBOOK. RUBBER BOOTS The good ol’ standbys from your childhood grew up and got hot—well at least really warm and toasty. Choose from a variety of styles and playful colors. $199. HILDA OF HARBOR, HARBOR SPRINGS. 231.526.6914, FACEBOOK. Cozy Toes-ies These’ll brighten frosty winter mornings. Black (dog)-and-pink patterned slippers are by HAFLINGER, $74. We picked them up at BAHLE’S, SUTTONS BAY. 231.271.3841, BAHLES.NET. High-top slippers by Baabaazuzu, $96. BAABAAZUZU.COM. Or, ﬁnd them on SHOPMYNORTH.COM. SMN MyNorth Holidays 21 Experience Downtown Traverse City! Let your imagination run wild! Kitchen Gadgets Stocking Stuffers Local Gourmet Foods Cookware/Cutlery Aprons/Linens Bar Accessories Gifts Decor and More Year ’Round Fun! Trains • RC Aircraft Models • Rockets • Kites Doll House Miniatures Open 7 Days a Week Like Us 210 E Front Street · Traverse City (800) 659-2021 · (231) 947-1353 Spiralfix www.tctrains.com TRAVERSE CITY’S RUNNING STORE 2 2 TRAVERSE TRAVERSE CITY CITY LOCATIONS LOCATIONS TO TO SERVE SERVE YOU! YOU! www.runningfit.com TRAVERSE CITY DOWNTOWN 300 E. FRONT ST. 231.932.5401 TRAVERSE CITY 3301 SOUTH AIRPORT RD. 231.933.9242 HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-8 • SAT. 10-6 • SUN. NOON-5 (231) 922-2050 downtowntc.com Santa’s Arrival, Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House: December 6 Ladies’ Night: December 12 • Men’s Night: December 19 • Downtown Bridal Show: January 5 CONVENIENT PARKING IN THE LARRY C. HARDY & OLD TOWN PARKING DECKS DOWNTOWN GIFT CERTIFICATES MAKE THE PERFECT GIFT! holidays Northern Foodie Movie Night Hand thrown popcorn bowl outﬁtted with a wrist cutout, so ya’ never have to bend it, $25. By T.J. Clay, available at STUDIO NORTH, HIGGINS LAKE. 810.300.5351. FACEBOOK. SALT (AND PEPPER) OF THE EARTH CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY MARTINI Shake up your holidays with this festive drink that calls for Fustini’s Raspberry Balsamic, $15.95. Find the recipe on page 129 of Entertaining With Fustini’s, $24.95. FUSTINI’S, Beautiful take on the traditional grinder: handcrafted by a former automotive engineer from multi-layered woods from all over the world. Made in Interlochen, PRICES START AT $180. 231.275.0017, G3STUDIOS.NET. TRAVERSE CITY. 231.944.1145, FUSTINIS.COM. MyNorth Holidays 23 Downtown Traverse City Celebrate the Holidays with Muriel’s CLOTHING WITH DISTINCTION Downtown Traverse City 156 E. Front Street · Traverse City 231.929.3940 • Like us on Across from the State Theater 231-933-9745 firstname.lastname@example.org NT_GLClock_4.5x4.75_Layout 1 10/2/13 12:25 PM Page 1 Call us on our toll-free line...(800) 405-6909 to place your order. Shop Mon-Sat 10-6 • Sun 11-4 Shop Online @ NiftyThingsOnline.com Traverse City 143 E. Front Street 231.929.9665 24 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE Alden 9043 Helena Street 231.331.6438 Elk Rapids 144 River Street 231.264.6420 holidays Northern Foodie COTTAGE COOK COOKBOOKS Jim Voltz, retired petro-chemical engineer, Le Cordon Bleu graduate and Crystal Lake chef extraordinaire, has upped his Sunny Shores cookbook series to four volumes: Dinner on the Porch, Hors D’oeuvres on the Porch, Brunch on the Porch, Simple Meals . Find simple, excellent recipes and pithy anecdotes about the folks around Crystal Lake, $17.95 EACH. CRYSTAL CRATE AND CARGO, BEULAH. 231.882.5294, CRYSTALCRATE.COM. HOLIDAY SEASONING Stuff your foodie’s stocking with Garlic Pepper from Alden’s Mill House and tell him to get shaking, $4.99. ALDENMILLHOUSE.COM. Or, ﬁnd it on SHOPMYNORTH.COM. SMN Lingering Flavor Want to send The Glenwood restaurant aﬁcionado in your life a winter survival kit? Check out the gift baskets from the Glenwood Market in Frankfort and Manistee. Gifts From the North shown here, $32. 231.887.4402, THEGLENWOODMARKET.COM. My North Holidays Holidays MyNorth 25 25 Fresh Colors for the Season Downtown Harbor Springs outfitterharborsprings.com 231.526.2621 Open Every Day The Outfitter Harbor Springs A Perfect Pure Michigan Gift: only $20 ea. ‘Natural Michigan’ towel design by artist Glenn Wolff: Available only at Crystal Crate & Cargo in Beulah! These 100% cotton kitchen towels are woven with original art by renowned Northern Michigan artist Glenn Wolff. The design is a beautiful illustration of the natural wonders of the great state of Michigan. Three color combinations will complement any cottage, boat or home kitchen. A great, easy to send gift! 1-800-SUPREMO · 231-882-5294 Mon.–Sat. 10–5:30; Sun. 11–4 www.crystalcrate.com 262 S Benzie Blvd · Across from the trail in Downtown Beulah 26 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE Snowshoes • XC • Skate • Telemark • Skis Sales and Rentals Clothing • Footwear • Accessories Adults and Kids holidays For the Cottager CUSHY VIEW Anyone who has been awed by the picturesque Day Barn across from the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb will want this pillow, $38. SMOOTH STONE STUDIOS; available at SHOPMYNORTH.COM. SMN Timeless A propeller clock that speaks of adventurous places—for the spot you always come home to, $299. REID FURNITURE, PETOSKEY. 231.347.2942, REIDINDEED.COM. 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Front St., Traverse City 231-933-0960 Hand-crafted, solid hardwood sheffields-gallery.com furniture ... made in America Handmade Hardwood Furniture • SIMON PEARCE Glass Turned Wood of Exotic Burl • Original Fine Art NEW LOCATION 741 Woodmere Traverse City, MI (231) 941-1263 Monday - Friday 10 to 5 Saturday 10 to 4 Lessons Supplies • • • 710 West Front St., Traverse City, MI • 231-933-0960 www.sheffields-gallery.com Christmastime Tours • Downhill Skis • Snowboards • Skates • Snowshoes • Cross Country Skis Start your Holiday Season with a tour of this historic Inn dressed in its holiday finery. Dec. 8 & 15 • 1-5pm • $10 at the door End your tour with complimentary holiday sweets in the vintage Ballroom. Ski Service & Skate Sharpening 1251 S. Airport Rd. • 231.929.1870 playitagainsportstraversecity.com 230 Wellington St. • Traverse City 877.968.9900 • WellingtonInn.com We Buy & Sell New & Used Equipment Cheers! ................................... Spreading the Power of OPTIMISM Celebrate this holiday season with local sparkling wine. Throughout the Holidays! Purchase a kids Nordica ski package, (skis, boots & bindings) and use it for the season... …then return it for 100% credit towards a ski package the next size up! When the child has outgrown the program they can use their credit towards purchasing an adult (or kids) ski package. US 31N at 3 Mile Rd, Traverse City 231-946-8810 or toll free 800-346-5788 28 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE 20% off Leelanau Sparkling Wine with this ad .......................... BlackStarFarms.com valid until 12/31/12 holidays For the Cottager PIToon Set olives or cherries in the bowl that offers a place to put the pits, $21.99. THE FRONT PORCH, SUTTONS BAY. 231.271.6895, FRONTPORCHSUTTONSBAY.COM. SCENT OF WINTER With its wooden gift tag, wooden lid and Fraser ямБr scent, this candle makes an elegant hostess present. $50. 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The handles are ceramic so they won’t burn your hands. The rods are stainless so they melt the marshmallow inside out! $20 EACH. GRANDPA SHORTER’S, PETOSKEY. 231.347.2603, GRANDPASHORTERS.COM. MyNorth Holidays 31 Recipes Holiday Recipes to Cheer in the Season Daniela Weiner grew up in Austria’s Tyrolean mountains—a land of legendary snowscapes and kitchens scented with vanilla and cinnamon. As a child Weiner baked with her grandmother, then went on to train in Chicago before moving to Traverse City where she’s cultivated a loyal (and addicted!) following. With the help of partner Laura Salvatore, Weiner markets her sweet masterpieces through her pastry catering business, Daniela’s Delectables. Here, Daniela shares three of her longtime favorite holiday recipes: 773.678.1020; FACEBOOK: DANIELA’S DELECTABLES. Eggnog Crème Brûlée 2K O 1 K 1 K 5 3 cups heavy cream teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg teaspoon kosher salt teaspoon vanilla extract cinnamon stick cup sugar egg yolks tablespoons brandy Position rack in center of oven preheated to 325˚. Arrange 8 (1/2-cup) ramekins or custard cups in a large metal baking pan. Combine heavy cream, nutmeg, salt, vanilla and cinnamon stick in a pot and bring to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Cover with lid and turn off heat and allow to infuse the flavors for 30 minutes. Combine sugar, yolks and brandy in a heatproof bowl and whisk to blend. Bring heavy cream to a simmer again and slowly add to the egg mixture (continue mixing them with a whisk so you don’t cook the eggs). Vanilla Crescents 9 ounces all-purpose flour 3 K ounces toasted almonds 2 K ounces powdered sugar Zest of half a lemon K teaspoon salt 7 K ounces cold butter, cut in small pieces 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine flour, almonds, powdered sugar, lemon zest and salt in the food processor and pulse until the almonds are ground. Add the butter and pulse for 30 seconds. Add the egg yolks and vanilla and pulse to combine. Place the dough on a clean work surface and knead till it’s combined. Allow the dough to rest in the fridge for 1 hour. 32 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE Preheat the oven to 350° and position one rack in the upper third and one in the lower third. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour your work surface and roll pieces of the dough into 2-inch ropes. Taper the ends slightly, and form the ropes into crescents. Carefully transfer the crescents to the baking sheets, about K inch apart. Bake 18 to 22 minutes until the bottoms are golden and the tops pale blond, rotating the sheet trays half way through baking time to ensure even baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Fill a small bowl with confectioners’ sugar. While the cookies are still warm, coat them in the sugar and transfer to a clean sheet of parchment paper to cool slightly. Roll the cooled cookies in the sugar again and let cool completely. Strain the mixture (to strain out the cinnamon stick and to make sure no cooked egg yolks end in the custard base). Divide the custard between the baking dishes. Transfer to oven and then pour enough boiling water into baking pan to come halfway up sides of dish. Bake until custard is just set around edges, about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your oven (custard will be soft in center). Remove dishes from water bath. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate at least six hours. BRÛLÉE N N N cup granulated sugar cup brown sugar teaspoon nutmeg To brûlée, combine sugar, brown sugar and nutmeg and sprinkle evenly over top of custards. Use a hand torch to carefully melt the sugar mixture. Place the custards back in the fridge for 15 minutes to set. Garnish with whipped cream if desired before serving. holidays Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Balaton Cherry Compote TODD ZAWISTOWSKI CAKE 1 pound dark chocolate chips (60 percent cacao or more) 1 cup light brown sugar, packed K cup white sugar O cup very hot coffee 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces 8 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare a 10-inch springform pan by lining the bottom with parchment paper. Place the dark chocolate into the bowl of a large food processor and pulse until the chocolate breaks into small bits. Add the sugar. Pulse until the chocolate and sugar turn into an even, sandy grain. Pour the coffee slowly into the feed tube as you pulse again. Pulse until the chocolate is melted. Add the butter and pulse to combine. Add the eggs, salt and vanilla, and process until smooth. The batter will be liquid and creamy. Pour the batter into the lined springform pan. Bake at 350° in the center of the oven, until puffed and cracked on top—about 55 to 65 minutes. Use a wooden toothpick to check the center of the cake; pick should emerge clean. Place the cake pan on a wire rack to cool. The cake will deflate. Don’t worry! When cooled a bit, press down on cake gently with a spatula to make it even. When the cake is completely cooled, cover and chill for three hours before serving. Release the cake from the pan and dust with powdered sugar. Serve with warm balaton cherry compote. This cake can be made a couple of days ahead and holds well in the refrigerator for up to one week. 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But do you really want them staying with you? Let’s face it. Even the closest knit families can start to wear on each other after a few days. Why not treat them to a real Up-North vacation with a gift certificate to one of Traverse City’s cozy lodging properties? Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. ELKRAPIDS:NOV. 30 Holiday Open House 10am-6pm. DEC. 31 Community PJ Party, 7am-Noon. 231.264.8202. Traverse City Tourism ELLSWORTH:DEC. 11 Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival, tree lighting, caroling, Santa. Banks Township Hall. 231.588.7411. P 800.940.1120 101 W Grandview Pkwy Traverse City, MI 49684 TraverseCity.com MyNorth Holidays 43 holidays Lavender Hill Farms of Horton Bay breathtaking lavender fields EMPIRE:NOV. 30 Artisans Marketplace, music, food, tree lighting. Empire Township Hall, noon5pm. 231.334.3349. uncommonly good honey FRANKFORT: NOV. 30 Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair, Frankfort High School 10am-4pm. Santa & Mrs. Claus 1-3pm. Community Tree Lighting and refreshments 7pm, Rotary Park. 231.352.7251. GAYLORD: DEC. 6 Santa Parade, tree lighting, Santa & Mrs. Claus, free horse-drawn carriage rides 6pm. DEC. 7 Holiday Shop & Stroll, 6-9:15pm 989.732.4000. Dear Santa, My favorites: 1. Lavender Grey Tea 2. A lavender tea cup 3. Loofahs, plenty, please 4. Tons of goatmilk & Lavender Soap Thank you HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE December 6-7, 10-5pm 07354 Horton Bay Rd. N, Boyne City, MI 49712 231-582-3784 lavenderhillmichigan.com GLENARBOR:NOV. 29 Merchants Pajama Party 5am. Tree lighting, carols, Glen Arbor Township Hall, 7pm. NOV. 30 Holiday Market Place, Glen Arbor Township Hall 10am-4pm. 231.334.3238. The fun store behind the pink bench Patience brewster 10-5 Monday-Saturday 11-4 Sunday 102 Mill Street · Northport, MI 231.386.9890 www.penningtoncollection.com GRAYLING: NOV. 16 Christmas Walk. Santa arrives in the World’s Shortest Parade followed by festivities including Cinderella carriage rides. 5-8pm 800.937.8837, GRAYLING-MI.COM. DEC. 13-14, 20-21 Farm by Lantern Light 6:30pm, Wellington Farm Park. 989.348.5187. HARBORSPRINGS: NOV. 30 Caroling, chili, Santa and Community Tree Lighting 6pm. DEC. 7 Merchant’s Holiday Open House, 6-9 pm. 231.526.7999. INDIANRIVER:NOV. 29 Christmas Craft Show, Inland Lakes School 10am-4pm. Christmas in Indian River with parade, Santa & Mrs. Claus, tree lighting 5pm. 231.238.9325. Interlochen: DEC. 1-22 Mitten Tree, Interlochen Public Library. 231.276.6767. DEC. 6 Community Tree Lighting, Santa and treats. DEC. 7 Christmas in the Village, Merchant’s Open House 10am-4pm. 231.276.7141. available at Classic Fine Clothing of Suttons Bay Since 1876 Mon – Sat 9:30 – 5:30 Suttons Bay, Michigan (231) 271-3841 www.bahles.net 44 TRAVERSE, NORTHERN MICHIGAN’S MAGAZINE KALEVA:DEC. 1 Special Christmas Celebration at the Bottle House Museum, noon-4pm. DEC. 21 Annual lighting of the Kaleva Cemetery, a Finnish tradition on the longest night, where hundreds of luminaries are placed on graves, 4pm. 231.362.2080. LELAND: NOV. 29 Where the Holiday Begins, PJ Party and Sale. 231.256.0079. DEC. 7 Merry Marketplace, Old Art Building. 231.256.2131. DEC. 14-15 Christmas in the Village. Santa, Christmas Tree lighting caroling and refreshments, 5pm. 231.256.0079. LUDINGTON: NOV. 30 Center for the Arts Christmas Holiday Craft Show 10am-4pm. 231.845.2787. Ludington Aglow on the Avenue Parade, Santa and festivities. 231.845.0324. DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, 231.845.6237. Give the Gift Of Fun To Northern Michigan’s #1 Entertainment Center MACKINACISLAND: DEC. 6-8 Christmas Bazaar, arts, crafts and meals. Community Hall. Bowling • Arcade • Laser Tag Laser Maze • Juke N Box Bocce Ball • Cornhole Kids Play Center • Parties 906.847.3783. MACKINAWCITY: NOV. 30 - DEC. 2 Christmas in Mackinaw, parade and tree lighting NOV. 30, 5pm. 231.436.5574. MANISTEE: DEC. 5-8 Victorian Sleigh Bell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend. 231.723.2575. DEC. 12 Ladies Night Downtown. DEC. 19 Men’s Night Downtown. 231.398.9355. Artisan Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, Burgers and More! www.incrediblemos.com 231.944.1355 NORTHPORT:DEC. 15 Christmas Concert with The Village Voices & Northport Community Band. 3pm, Northport Community Arts Center, Northport. 231.386.5001, NORTHPORTCAC.COM. ONEKAMA:NOV. 23 Craft show 10am. Celebration of Lights. Craft show, chili cook-off, tree lighting, caroling 5:30pm. 231.889.4048. PENTWATER: NOV. 30 Festival of Lights, caroling, tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, merchant open houses, carriage rides 5:30pm. 231.869.4150. DEC. 7 Christmas Craft Fair, Pentwater Public Schools, 866.869.4150. Petoskey: Nov. 22-Dec. 18 Holiday Art Bazaar, Crooked Tree Arts Center. 231.347.4337. Nov. 30 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade 10am. Dec. 6 Downtown Holiday Open House 6-9pm. 231.622.8501. ST.IGNACE: DEC. 6 Home for the Holidays Parade, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive, tree lighting 6pm. SUTTONSBAY: NOV. 24 Holiday Open House. DEC.6-8 Holiday in the village. TRAVERSECITY:NOV.2 Dickens’ Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar 9am-3pm First Congregational Church 231.947.6698 NOV. 7-10 Festival of Trees, Haggerty Center. DEC. 6 Holiday Open House, Santa’s arrival and tree lighting 5-9pm. DEC. 12 Ladies’ Shopping Night 5-9pm. DEC. 19 Men’s Shopping Night. 231.922.2050, DOWNTOWNTC. COM. DEC. 8, 15 The Wellington Inn at Christmas. Tours of the 1905 mansion’s decked halls. 231.922.9900. DEC. 31 Cherry-T Ball Drop, downtown. 231.922.2050. VILLAGEATGRANDTRAVERSECOMMONS: DEC. 7 Tree Lighting Celebration with carols and horse-drawn carriage rides 2-6pm. Village Open House, 5-9pm. DEC. 14 Santa Lucia Celebration, 2-6pm. 231.941.1900. Locally Crafted ~ Simply Delicious Gourmet Chocolates, Cakes & Desserts 415 S. 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