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ay hello to my little friend!” Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Just like Al Pacino’s Scarface character pulling out his secret weapon, I’m officially introducing you all to mine! Meet the gorgeous and talented Kristy Kurjan. First of all, I am so lucky to be able to call her one of my dearest friends, and secondly, I am passing the Baylife Editor helm to Kristy’s very qualified shoulders. The magazine is growing at such a rapid pace that as hard as I paddle, I just can’t keep up. So, the winds of change are here, and the timing is just right to navigate through the uncharted seas together. I’m not abandoning the ship since it’s still all-hands-on deck, but this transition simply frees me up to work on the new ventures that Baylife will be launching in 2019! I can’t wait to share them with you! I honestly believe that people come into your life for a reason. I met Kristy at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club almost five years ago, when she was a new mom to identical twin boys. I instantly gravitated to her bubbly personality. She is truly beautiful, inside and out, and brings her remarkable resume to Baylife. Before becoming an awesome wife and mom, Kristy learned from the best by working at Glamour Magazine in New York and The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago. She also spent a summer in Paris, which is why we snagged her up as our Style Editor for the last few years. She puts her family first as a dedicated mom, but her imaginative side still yearns to create. So, teaming up with BayLife has been a great outlet for her and us. In the past five years she found time to write and publish three award-winning children’s books and added a wonderful baby girl named Clementine to her family. This fall, her twins Brooks and Alex are starting kindergarten, and Clementine is at preschool, freeing up a little of Kristy’s time. The timing could not be better. Here at BayLife we just happened to move into bigger headquarters with a large office sitting empty! It’s almost like I planned it. With Kristy’s name on the office door as Managing Editor, it’s beyond exciting to predict our sparkling future with her

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Another dynamic individual that joined our Baylife crew is Interior Designer Shane Inman. The coincidental common thread is that Shane, just like Kristy, did some conquering of the big cities too. Shane is a Traverse City native who was destined to make a name for himself in Chicago and Manhattan. With his goals achieved, he was beckoned to return to put down roots. Like Frank Sinatra, he did it his way. Like a meteorite hurtling to earth from space, he didn’t come back calmly or quietly. He jumped headfirst into an almost impossible task, gambling to transform an ugly duckling house into a beautiful sellable swan. After five months in the making, the fixer-upper is finally complete and Shane is launching ‘Flipping Homes’ as a new arm of his Inman Design Company. It’s pretty bloody mind-blowing. Shane came into our world like a whirlwind and we are thrilled he chose to partner up with us. In the pages of this issue we share his story and his sacred secrets, so you can do it too. In this short time, we have become great friends with Shane, and have awe and respect for his work ethic. Much like myself (a blessing and a curse), he is a workaholic, zealous, and enthusiastic. He is a thinker and a doer. Together we are planning and plotting to hone in on that unchained electricity and expand upon it. It’s an exciting adventure! Stay tuned! I would also like to say a big Thank You to all of our amazing advertisers, readers, friends, and acquaintances who reached out to share their compliments and kudos in praise of our new change in format. Thank you for noticing! It took a lot of preparation and a lot of trust that it was the right thing to do. For that certainty, I thank my awesome husband, co-publisher, and partner in crime, Tom Gorsline. His vast publication knowledge and experience is truly immeasurable. I constantly admire his wise advice, risktaking attitude, and his drive to Go Big or Go Home. Without change, nothing changes. Autumn brings natural change. Our kids go back to school. They are taller, older and bigger. The weather grows cooler and as the leaves prepare for their last spectacular show before falling to the ground, they change too. So, enjoy the crisp fall air, savor the rich colors, and enjoy a little time to yourself. Just don’t change your habit of reading BAYLIFE Magazine cover to cover! It’s only going to get better.


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REALTOR - Coach - Dad Homewaters Recreational Real Estate Traverse City West High School Tennis Coach Leelanau Conservancy Advocate and Volunteer Trail Walker Great Lakes Children’s Museum Advisor and Water Table Extraordinaire Big Brothers Big Sisters - Big Brother What is the most rewarding thing about being a realtor? I get to work with all different kinds of people! At times we’re working through very emotional and life-changing decisions, and my biggest goal is to help my friends and clients be comfortable and informed. Things aren’t always peachy, but it’s the challenge and the opportunity to help people through these scenarios that I most enjoy. Are you a native? If not where are you from, and what was your journey to Traverse City? Angela, our two dogs Brody and Buster, and I vacationed many times to the North from Kalamazoo (Go Broncos!), and eventually decided that we loved it so much here, we had to go for it, in 2012. I missed the hospitality work I was doing in years past, and the TC area meant I could find this enjoyment again. What three words best describe you? Curious – Competitive - Balanced Are there any words of wisdom you live by? “Treat others as you wish to be treated” - cliché, I know, but so useful. I really enjoy meeting new people and put this practice to use every day. What’s something you have achieved on your bucket list? Sailing our boat from Holland to Traverse City a couple summers back was an adventure far beyond my skills at the time - bucket list worthy. But, it’s given me a great taste of how enjoyable the open water can be, so now I’ve added it to the bucket list! The Chicago to Mackinac race is at the top of that list now. Tell us something no one knows about you? I love to find and cook good food, and find a new local wine or beer, some people know this. I love learning about new farms and products made in our area, and new ways to cook something I haven’t done before. I enjoy the eating part too. What’s your perfect Up North Day? Getting on the water or in the woods with Miss Emerson, our 4-year-old daughter. She absolutely loves a good adventure, and it’s so much fun to watch her explore. With our little baby boy arriving this November, I can’t wait to double the fun!

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This Fab Five are running for the TCAPS board. We asked them why? See www.team5tcaps.com for more information. Erica Mohr: “I am deeply concerned about the disconnect between our building administrators and our leadership. Our building administrators are our connection to our teachers and ultimately OUR kids. If we have such a deep disconnect, then how do we move forward? How do we make TCAPS a top district in Michigan and a top district in the nation? In my opinion, we need positive change. We need to create an environment of trust where everyone treats others with dignity and respect. This is what we try to teach our children every day.” Deyar Jamil:“I believe that a new Board with a strategic vision for the future of TCAPS can bring about the positive change we need. Together, we can work to include the perspectives of teachers, principals, staff, parents, and community members when making major decisions. The best ideas will come from including more respected minds at the table. I would like to see the Board of Trustees ask all relevant questions of the executive team and require supporting documentation for any decisions to be made. A strategic plan that includes input from respected individuals and groups will help TCAPS make better decisions for the future, and I hope to help bring about that change.” Cathy Meyer-Looze: “I have great passion for public education, our community and helping to prepare students to be successful in a safe, engaging, and relevant school environment. I know the TCAPS district well. I served as an elementary principal, middle school principal, and high school assistant principal as well as the Professional Development Director for the district. I have great respect and admiration for our leaders, teachers, support staff, students and their families. I believe we 22

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are good, but I also believe we can be better. Serving on TCAPS board of education is really the next level of work for me, and it would be an honor to serve our community of learners to be the best we can be for the children and families of Traverse City.” Patricia Henkel: “I can make a difference to help pave the way toward positive, collaborative and creative changes! I have four kids, two at Central High School, one at East Middle School and one at Old Mission Elementary. My children have had a wonderful experience in TCAPS with exceptional teachers and principals. However, I have been surprised to learn TCAPS is only slightly above average in the state of Michigan. TCAPS should lead the state in student achievement and teacher effectiveness. I am running as team with Team5TCAPS members, because although we are independent thinkers with diverse backgrounds and views, we share these core values and are deeply committed to raising the bar in student achievement at all levels—and creating a culture of collaboration, trust, collegiality.” Rhonda Busch: “My decision may not have been easy, but it was a simple one. I will have the opportunity to give back to an institution that has given me so much. As a TCAPS teacher, I worked diligently to a create a strong, safe environment with a laser focus on my instructional decisions and each student’s learning. My relationships with the students, administrators and the parent community were developed in a culture of collaboration, cooperation and trust. My 25 years of classroom experience has prepared me to take a lead in discussions surrounding the future of our district. I want to have a hand in the future of Traverse City Area Public Schools and preparing our students for 21st century success.”


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My head says gym, but my heart says Tacos

Spanish Takeover Adios to Copper Falls and say Hola to Robby’s. The place is springing back to life, Spanish style with spices and sizzle. It will be a welcome return to the corner that has sadly sat empty for months. New energy and new flavors will be firing up the grills amid Mexican & Spanish cuisine. It’s nice to know that these are seasoned professionals taking on the task. Owners, Rosalba Montes (Robby) and Mike Leko launched the successful Robby’s Taqueria TC Mexicana at 830 East Front St. a few years ago. The favorites from their

existing menu will carry over, but they are looking forward to the opportunity to expand their menu (and our waistlines), with tapas, paella, and other Spanish dishes, plus a heavy focus on Mexican seafood dishes. The new digs can accommodate larger groups, and private parties too. We don’t yet know if they plan to close every day just like in Spain, for Siesta! 1796 South Garfield Rd.

Delicious Decade We all have our favorite Fustini’s go-to bottle in our kitchen, and now Fustini’s Oils and Vinegar are celebrating ten tasty years. Jim Milligan, the founder of Fustini’s, was so intrigued by the oil and vinegar stores he saw while traveling in Europe, he wanted to bring the concept Stateside. His first tasting room was right here in Traverse City. After growing to four stores, five cookbooks, and a School of Cooking in each stores kitchen later, this summer they launched Fustini’s Fresh Take. Chef Sam Brickman works to create a Hyper-Local and Hyper-seasonal menu, ready for pick up. Locally sourced ingredients, crafted with Fustini’s Oils and Vinegars. What’s not to love? Deliciously different takes on classic dishes, like Kale Caesar and White Bean Caprese Salad for grab and go. Peek at the menu for call ahead too. fustinis.com/fresh-take. We already love Fustini’s flavors, pairing them with take-out just took us over the mouthwatering edge. Yum. 141 East Front St. 24

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Cuisine for a Cause It’s all for the kids. Support the March of Dimes and attend the beloved Signature Chef Auction Event. The entire community looks forward to this unique and memorable event. Book the babysitter, dress to impress and prepare your taste buds for Gourmet Cuisine of epic proportion. The area’s top chefs from the hottest restaurants will wow you. The local wineries provide the wine for perfect pairings galore. This extraordinary evening is only held once a year. Now in its 16th year, the signature Chef Auction is hosted at the elegant conference space at the NMC Hagerty Center overlooking the bay. It is truly a not to be missed event to be wined and dined in style, rubbing elbows with real foodies, and novices alike. The highlight of the evening is the opportunity to give back to a marvelous cause. All the culinary fanfare takes place on Monday October 9th. Be sure to get tickets in advance, the community comes out in abundance, making it a sellout. It’s Foodie Fabulous and Mouthwatering Delicious. Marchofdimes.org 26

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Healthy Organic Fast FOOD Stop just ‘trying’ to eat healthily, make it a nobrainer and discover Edson Farms Market & Deli. With a plethora of Healthy Grab & Go freshly made packaged salads, wraps, sandwiches, and veggies as well as shakes and pressed juices, you will be astounded how easy it can be. Fresh Fast Food, what a concept? “Everything is made local and made fresh; we restock the fridge at least twice a day,” explains owners Chris and Jessica Edson. Since 1979, their family has been helping Traverse City make good choices. Today, it is a hidden gem for any self-proclaimed foodie aficionado, with a made from scratch scrumptious deli bursting full of mouthwatering flavor.

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Our journey to the healthy side began jumping all-in with a 3-day juice cleanse. Cold pressed and made to Chris and Jessica Edson, Owners order, the experience was mind-blowing, removing all toxins and re-setting our bodies digestive system. We have been eating our way through their deli ever since! Personal favorites include an incredible curry chicken, “the secret is our amazing bulk spices, with smoky rich aroma’s, so many people are hooked on it!” laughs Chris. We also have a craving for their homemade sweet potato falafel, and cherry chicken salad too. You can also call ahead for anything, try a turkey pesto panini or a tuna melt, and you’ll be wowed. Yummy. If smoothies are your thing, you’ll be in heaven, with a Tutti Fruitti, Mango Madness or a Tropical Sunset. Their entire menu is fast, healthy and amazing, did we mention they have parking? Support family and local. Check out their menu ahead online at edsonfarms.com. Extra Bonus, they have a to-go coffee and breakfast menu too. 835 S. Garfield Ave. TC

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PINK POWER Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. So with Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, we have unlimited local opportunities to pitch in and support amazing charities. The best part is much of the actual money raised directly helps women in our own community stricken with this disease. Make a goal and pick just one on the list. You’ll feel terrific while helping, having fun and making new girlfriends for life!

Oct 13, Recovery Plus 2018

This informative and uplifting event is an annual conference for women who have had or who are living with breast cancer. Participants will enjoy a continental breakfast, special “pampering” session, informative presentations by guest speakers, discussion, lunch, and a fashion show. Held at The Elks Club 8:30 am – 2:00 pm it is sponsored by the Zonta Club of Traverse City and Munson Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Navigator Program.

munsonhealthcare.org Oct. 6, Remembrance Run:

This year celebrates the 25th Anniversary of this beloved Fundraiser to benefit The Women’s, Cancer Fund. This event is lovingly organized by the Traverse City Track Club and held at the beautiful Timber Ridge Resort 5K & 1-Mile Race/Run/Walk. It’s always a gorgeous fall day; all are encouraged to participate. From runners to a family walking with strollers. Honor your friend or family member who has battled this fight. Support a worthy cause while enjoying nature at its finest, hiking the hills of Timber Ridge. You must preregister online! www.remembrancerun.com

Oct. 12, Bras for a Cause:

Join in and celebrate the 9th Annual Bras for a Cause. This hilarious event is like no other. Men strut the runway wearing sponsored, decorated bras. Food, fun, wine and dollars bills flow. The funds raised this year will benefit the Women’s Council of Realtors and the Munson Breast Foundation. Tickets are $25 event is at Streeters Center. www.brasforacausetc.com 28

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SCHOOL’S BACK IN And that means so are CRAZY mornings! Do a few things different this year and you’ll make it through unscathed and less stressed. Here are 4 ways to lessen the load. Do it The Night Before: Train yourself and your kids to pack their backpack, prepare clothing and plan for the next day, before bed. This equals less morning panic and what to wear struggles! Everything Has its Place: Create a special place where ALL school related things go, backpacks, lunch boxes, library books, permission slips etc. Preferably near the door. (Less searching)

Create Charts: Organize the kids with a Morning Routine Chart – get dressed, comb hair, make bed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, put on shoes, grab backpack – and out the door!

DIY Breakfast: Empower the kids to fix breakfast for themselves. Save hot breakfasts for the weekend. Have cereal and bowls out where kids can reach them with milk, yogurts and fruit. Breathe: Once the house is clear take 5 minutes for yourself. You earned it, and because they will be back SOON.


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I’m nicer when I like my outfit By Kristy Kurjan

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Autumn weekends are best spent outside enjoying the crisp fall air and witnessing the spectacular array of colors at their peak. A visit to one of our local vineyards or tasting rooms adds to the enjoyment of a beautiful weekend afternoon and provides the opportunity to sample our region’s delicious wine. In addition to wine, one of the best parts about fall months is effortless fall fashions. Think flowing floral dresses, leather boots, cozy sweaters and layered scarfs. Embrace the season’s vibrant beauty pallet of burgundy, maroon, deep oranges and sultry browns. As you are sipping on a glass of red don’t forget to reapply your “wine bottle lipstick” from Vita Boutique in Traverse City- It is the perfect vineyard accessory. And, if you do choose to wine taste this weekend, ensure a safe and happy excursion by hiring a car service.

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The Hip Flip Dynamic Designer Shane Inman of The Inman Co.

So long, Waco, Texas ‘Fixer Upper’, you are so yesterday. Say a big fat hello to Traverse City’s ‘HIP FLIP’, baby!

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We’ll take a wild guess that you’re mildly familiar with Chip and Joanna Gaines? They are the Magnolia Darlings of HGTV. Their ‘Fixer Upper’ TV show has spiraled into a mainstream media explosion, igniting the flames for ‘home project palooza’ spin-offs with flip this, flop that, and fix this galore. We binge watch and daydream about what could be in our humble little abodes. Wake up people, it’s only TV! It’s one entire remodel done in 60 minutes, showing zero of the behind-the-scenes blood, sweat, and real live tears! FALL 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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AFTER: The “look-at-me” exterior is the secret to reaching your target market. Budget adequately for landscaping – a manicured lawn, flourishing plants and blooming flowers combined with fresh paint, clean windows and swept walkways.

Their sacred secrets and enlightening flip tips are hush-hush...until now. All is revealed by our very own celebrity premier interior designer, right here in Traverse City! We are thrilled to introduce you to the fantabulous Mr. Shane Inman! He’s back in town with a bang from the big city of Manhattan and is ready to rock the cherry capital once again.

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Shane is a Traverse City native, who quite frankly is in a category all his own. One we like to call FLAWSOME (adj. a person who knows their “flaws” and knows they’re awesome regardless). He is fearless, with over 25 years of experience in design. He doesn’t just do “out of the box.” He is a tour de force in design partnered with an extroverted personality. He is also a workaholic and an impeccable perfectionist. Maybe even a little obsessive, but in a good way. His bragging rights also include Forbes Magazine, The Today Show, Pottery Barn, and the coveted New York Times. If you already know Shane, there are two things I can guarantee: 1. You’ll never

forget meeting him. 2. His progressive designs make him a leading trendsetter. His supersized goals challenged him to head to the big cities of Chicago and New York. It was a true test of talent and not for the faint of heart. He flourished in these towns with his name in lights and a Rolodex full of powerful clients. When Shane began to review his bucket list, he saw all check marks. He thought, what comes next? “I had accomplished all my dreams at 45, and I wanted to move back home, plant down some roots and settle down,” says Shane. Settling down may be a bit of an understatement. Shane’s first summer back in Traverse City has been all work and no play for five solid months. His project’s big reveal is dramatic, premiering an Inman Design Company ultra-chic remodeled home. It catapults a new umbrella of his company “Flipping Homes” into the forefront. However, he didn’t jump into this endeavor alone. He got by with a little help from his friends and past clients, Kara and Craig MacMillian.


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“We have maintained our friendship through the years. Shane called one day, and we were talking about life and the need to shake things up,” explains Kara. “He mentioned moving back to Traverse City to pursue ‘flip’ houses. I knew that this ® was going to be a perfect match.”

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Shane had the time and industry expertise, and the MacMillians had the resources. “I would be able to help when I could, and Shane would act as the project manager,” recalls Kara. “I talked it over with Craig, and he was supportive, as he always is, and excited to for this opportunity. We were able to iron out the details and turn all of our passions into a reality.” Another couple that has been part of the transformation is Erica and Brian Mohr, who own Calybr Homes. Erica had hired Shane in 2013 to help design their dream home, which would make its big debut in the coveted Home Builders Parade of Homes. “He expertly guided us to

take big bold risks. Our house was one of the first to have modern black windows, oversized double islands in the kitchen, and all shades of grey on the walls,” says Erica. “He even suggested painting the ceiling in the dining room a dark grey. It was out of the box and scary. But it all came out amazing.” Their house became a finished contemporary classic, fresh and innovative, and won numerous Parade of Homes awards for Calybr Homes (with a little help from Shane!). As they say, teamwork makes the dream work. These fab friends, armed with real-life skills as smart investors, devised a plan to make the HIP FLIP House happen. Kara and Craig invested in purchasing the before house. Erica and Brian, working as Calybr Homes, became the General Contractor to oversee the project. Shane’s job was to draw up the blueprints to redesign and remodel, adding the wow factor.

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AFTER: Finishes – Make your interior scream originality by mixing and matching all metal finishes. Today, there are no rules in design – however, be cautious that your interior doesn’t become too “Eclectic” – people are drawn to cohesive design.

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Shane’s Flip Tip Floor Plan – When scouting potential properties to purchase, envision removing as many walls as structurally possible. The twentyfirst century floor plan is a fully open space of kitchen, dining room and living room.

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Shane’s Flip Tip DIY – Roll up your sleeves and apply some elbow grease. You will surprise yourself at everything you can do if you set your mind to it! Before

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Shane’s planned additions included a master en-suite bathroom, and a bright laundry room in the basement. That was the easy part, since Shane’s vast talent and experience are undeniable. But this house redesign was one of many firsts for Shane. Working on an understated moderate home with a tight budget challenged him to use all of his expert skills. He was all-hands-on-deck, living and working at the Flip House in all stages of construction. One bedroom became his office and the other his actual bedroom. He rolled up his sleeves and was doing an enormous amount of the labor himself. “I YouTube’d directions for anything I didn’t already know. I had a hand in almost everything except drywall and carpet,” he smiles. Thankfully, when he needed to call in the big guns (the list of professional tradesmen that make the magic happen), everybody still loved Shane! His fifteen years of relationships were loyal and trusted. He easily picked up where he had left off. “I’m back!” he said, and along came plumbers, electricians, tile guys, carpet installers, landscapers, and more. It takes a big dedicated workforce to flip a house. They don’t show all that on TV!

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Shane’s FLIP TIPS 1. Rule #1 - Respect Your Budget: Stepping over your budget is financial suicide! Although transforming a property from drab to dynamic is personally rewarding – the sole purpose for taking on such an enormous feat is purely financial. Pro Secret: Place every transaction on a credit card that rewards with points (remember to pay the bill before accruing interest). 2. The 2-Step Interior Design Process: Decrease the distance between your dreams and reality by realizing that you are not going to be able to do everything.

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Pro Secret: Stepping out of the box with wellconceived and uniquely inspired design solutions will add monetary value by offering a space that isn’t available anywhere else. 3. Rule #2 - Do It Yourself As-seen-on-TV doesn’t seem as easy when doing it yourself, however – the more you can manage to do yourself, the bigger the profit. Pro Secret: – Fast-forward and rewind a million different YouTube videos to learn from thousands of professionals and other do-it-yourselfers from around the world who are eager to share.


4. Curb Appeal Counts Seducing the buying public with your new project is job Numero Uno! No matter the location – neighbors and passer-byers respect pride of ownership. Pro Secret: It is statistically proven that potential homebuyers will decide if they are going to buy your home within 8 seconds of pulling in the driveway. 5. Repurpose You don’t have to be a high-ranking official of the green movement in order to respect our planet. Before throwing out absolutely everything, consider repurposing any cabinets, wood flooring, interior doors, hinges, hardware and other decorative elements by repairing and/or repainting. Pro Secret: Many design styles that were “old” are “new” again – experiment in painting existing cabinet hardware, hinges and decorative lighting fixtures to achieve those modern/trendy colors that you see in the magazines.

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Shane’s Flip Tip Remember, you are not designing for yourself – are you attracting a Millennial or a Baby Boomer?

The grand unveiling is a dazzling transformation and has proved to be much more than just a flip house project. It’s been a rewarding labor of love (complete with blood, sweat and tears). While forging a new path for his company, Shane has been welcomed back to into his hometown with open arms. He is reigniting treasured friendships and reviving loyal and trusted business relationships. All work hard together for one common goal, turning an adventurous idea into a reality. “It’s finally finished and I can’t wait for the next one,” he laughs.

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The Hip Flip Team Players House Flip Partners: Calybr Homes – General Contractor American Waste – Disposal/Recycling Avery Excavating – Excavating D&W Mechanical – Plumbing/HVAC Select Drywall Specialties – Drywall Floor Covering Brokers – Flooring/Tile Golden Fowler – Furniture Max’s Service – Appliances Matt Fischer – Plants & Flowers Overhead Door Company – Garage Doors Read Tree Service – Tree Removal Sherwin Williams – Paint Stratus Marble & Granite – Countertops Twin Bay Glass - Glass Windemuller – Electric The Flip House Professional Team

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THE VILLAGE AT GRAND TRAVERSE COMMONS - TRAVERSE CITY Jim Anderson of Anderson Aerial Photography captured this striking image last fall of The Village At Grand Traverse Commons where one of the largest historic preservation and adaptive reuse redevelopments in the country is underway. The Village is the unique renovation of dozens of historic buildings formerly known as the Traverse State Hospital. www.andersonaerialphotography.com

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As the days of summer wane, we turn a little more inward. We seek spaces in our homes that we can feel the warmth of the sun and enjoy the outdoor scenery from our favorite nooks and crannies.

built in drawer to store your reading materials, perhaps a favorite blanket. Having a small surface to set your cup of tea or wine is almost a must. This could be a simple little tea table.

A window seat, a banquette for morning coffee, our favorite chair placed by an easterly or westerly window pending whether you are a morning or early evening person. Cozy is the theme. Even the four legged family members will often gravitate to these spots.

Take a look around your home. Is there a corner or window that is calling to be sat in? Could be your new favorite nook or cranny!

It is amazing how a room can be transformed when careful planning and design is applied to the right corner of the home. A place that calls to have something added (no more fake fig trees please). By adding the quiet space to sit gives the space not only a more finished feel, but also adds a use to that square footage. We so often focus on how to arrange seating so you are always part of the group, participating in the activities and conversation, but if you are like me, some of your favorite spaces are for quiet reflection, reading, puzzle doing. It’s a part of the room, but the focus is not on the center but to be more sidelined. The basics in designing these spaces are simple. A window is preferred. How else to capture the sunshine or simple daylight? I love a bench with a

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he famous Martha Stewart is a one-woman sensation, gifted with unbelievable talents, to create anything with flawless panache. She was Pinterest before Pinterest was even a thing! And yet, with all that wallop, she is still no match for our hometown Creative Genius, Ms. Izzy Semrau. Izzy is a true anomaly. She embodies all of Martha’s captivating capabilities: design, craft, cook, grow, garden, and elaborately entertain with style and grace. Above all, her eye for interior design is staggering and featured throughout her eclectic home. Izzy devised every detail herself, merging old with new, reclaiming, repurposing, and conceiving one-of-a-kind creations. Much like the lady herself, Izzy’s home is edgy, curious, charming, and truly fascinating. Welcome to Izzy’s world. In 2010 Izzy and Mike, her husband of 53 years, were living in Park City, Utah. Mike had fallen ill due to the high altitude, making a move necessary. As Izzy recalls, “We finally chose Traverse City because we realized it had everything we needed: culture, transportation, and medical.” Settling in, they chose an original 1930 historic farmhouse situated on a lush twelve acres on Old Mission Peninsula, which included private waterfront on crystal blue East Bay. They decided to initiate an extensive re-construction project custom to their needs and wants. FALL 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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“The house really just happened and thank goodness I had a husband that let me do whatever I wanted,” laughs Izzy. The finished home is Izzy’s pride and joy, and it’s a spectacular showcase to behold. It’s filled to the brim with treasured moments spent with family and friends and is especially beloved as Mike sadly passed away in March of 2017. The construction took over a year and a half and they lived in the house on and off. “I cooked on a two-burner hot plate and washed dishes in the laundry sink,” she recalls. During the long process, Izzy bonded with the myriad of subs and contractors. “Every Friday I cooked a big pot of something for them. I felt it was about all of us. It’s not about the house going through the change, it’s about the people going through it with you. They were all just so proud, and that makes my heart pound with joy,” smiles Izzy. The original farmhouse section was gutted all the way to the studs. Workmen peeled away generations of years and layers, magically revealing walls of sturdy shiplap. It was farmhouse barn wood chic, years before the trend hit the mainstream. She chose to leave them raw and bare. “Texture on walls, to me, is so important. It adds dimension,” she explains. 54

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The long-standing narrow stairs lead up to the loft. Antique mirrors that Izzy picked up at antique stores embellish the walls as you climb. Ahead lies an enchanting bedroom with a gorgeous view of the bay. “It had to be redesigned. There wasn’t a loft, but now it’s my favorite room,” she tells us. Another redesign was the dining room. “It was a summer porch, but a useless room, so we decided to add all new windows,” says Izzy. From the dining room, a bar connects the kitchen. The bar is constructed of old bowling alley flooring Izzy picked up at

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Odom Reusable Building Materials in Grawn, MI. “I don’t design; I see things and I think, Could I could use that somehow?” That’s how her unusual living room wall was conceived: painted Victorian-era tin tiles. “It was all outside at the back of Odom’s, and it was full of lead paint from old ceilings. We pounded it all off and Mike glazed it.” It once again gave her walls the texture she loves. The walls in the dining room are wildly creative. They are actually the back of the wood floor strips they removed. “We had all this left and when we flipped it over and

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YOUR GRAND TRAVERSE REAL ESTATE EXPERT • Long time Traverse City Resident • Award-winning agent and a Top Producer • Accredited Buyer’s Representative • Active Community Member - TC Economic Club Board - Rotarian - Women’s Council of REALTORS • Fine Homes And Estates Marketing • Certified Negotiation Specialist • Certified Staging Professional

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it looked like that, we put it on the walls,” laughs Izzy. “We pulled it up because I like continuity on the floor, it makes the flow consistent.” She chose Oak Wood stained a dark grey throughout the home, and it’s an understated contrast to the bold colors on the walls and décor. As Izzy recalls stories of how things came together, your mind wanders to thoughts of, “I wish I had thought of that, and what a great idea!” She values objects and elements we’ve seen and maybe thrown out. Instead, she artfully places them on shelves, on walls, makes a table or a light fixture. Each room is literally a feast for the eyes, being imaginative, resourceful, and oh so creative. FALL 2018 | BAYLIFE MAGAZINE

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Northern Michigan’s most experienced stone & tile artisans.

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Where Izzy doesn’t skimp on makeshift design is in her beloved kitchen. It could be the envy of any top chef. It is commercial grade with industrial steel countertops, a butler’s pantry, a pull-out pantry and a Wolf stove. Izzy adores cooking and is well renowned for her sophisticated dinner parties seated at her original farmhouse table, long before Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware caught on. And just like Martha, Izzy is at home in the garden. “I wanted some land and water. I think I was a former farmer. My parents were farmers and I love dirt. I think it’s osmosis,” Izzy laughs. She grows a plethora of veggies, fruits, and herbs in her garden. A high hanging sign claims her space, saying “Izzy’s Garden.” Izzy says, “I love nature! I talk to the flowers and the trees and give thanks.” In the middle of the driveway stands a playful frog with a welcome wave, and nearby in the yard sits a bright red caboose. Every house has a caboose, right? The caboose has a history all its own. It was part of the Grand Trunk Railway in Port Huron. The home’s original owner transported it onto the property with cranes, Izzy explains. “It was a horrible yellow and a mess. I took on the job of making it look better.” Who would have thought? From the exterior this exquisite house looks reasonably conservative.

On the interior, Izzy Semrau singlehandedly crafted a multi-faceted, vivacious world that’s fresh and innovative and breaks all the rules of design. She mixed styles: industrial amongst Victorian, bohemian next to modern, vintage farmhouse amid contemporary, and more. All live in harmony under one big roof. It’s true that you can never judge a book by its cover.


408 S. UNION STREET TRAVERSE CITY

PHOTO COURTESY OF TRAVERSE AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY

THEN: The Dog House “A Dog Gone Good Place To Eat” —circa 1948

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NOW: Blue Heron 2 Cafe and Bakery


EXCELLENCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE The CT6 sets the new standard for excellence, combining advanced technology with breathtaking design. An agile, solid and secure driving experience comes from a Twin Turbo engine paired with a new lightweight architecture. Super Cruise and comfort for all is delivered with refined features that enhance every journey.


NORTHERN ENCOUNTERS

CAPTURED BY TODD AND BRAD REED PHOTOGRAPHY

M22 Color Tour by Todd Reed A Jeep passing by my camera position looks color coordinated with the fall color image I am working hard to make along M22. This might look like a stroke of luck, but after finding a vantage point that would show the highway, colorful trees, Lake Michigan, Frankfort Lighthouse, and Point Betsie, I have waited for nearly an hour for just the right vehicle to include in the scene. I have photographed others but when I see this one I know it is the perfect added ingredient. D800, F14 at 1/125, ISO 400, 70-200mm lens at 185mm toddandbradreed.com


EXPERIENCE THE LOCHENHEATH LIFESTYLE

Traverse City, Michigan • 7,280-yard gem masterly sculpted by acclaimed golf course architect, Steve Smyers • Two of Michigan’s top teaching professionals • One of the Best practice facilities in the Mid-West • Exceptional culinary dining experience overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.

Named to Golf Digest “Best In State” List 2017-2018

LochenHeath Golf Club, with its growing membership, is transitioning to a private club with focus on world-class golf, exemplary service and fine dining. Limited memberships are available for Resident and Seasonal Resident Members. For membership consideration, please contact our general manager at membership@LochenHeath.com

We invite you to experience LochenHeath

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GET UP AND GO Vibrant hues of orange and crisp autumn air. The paradise of Northern Michigan in fall is more than a scenic vineyard, spacious fairway, or crackling beach bonfire. More than a day at the spa or an evening of local beer. It’s having all of those things at your fingertips. You won’t believe it if you haven’t seen it. Get up and go at grandtraverseresort.com.

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BAYLIFE MAGAZINE FALL 2018  

BAYLIFE MAGAZINE is the premier lifestyle magazine for Traverse City in beautiful Northern Michigan. It celebrates Home - Culture - Style -...

BAYLIFE MAGAZINE FALL 2018  

BAYLIFE MAGAZINE is the premier lifestyle magazine for Traverse City in beautiful Northern Michigan. It celebrates Home - Culture - Style -...