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Interlochen Arts Academy Winter Dance March 6 & 7

Altan: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Saturday, March 14

René Marie Tuesday, March 10

eighth blackbird Thursday, April 9

From The Top with

Chanticleer Wednesday, April 15

Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Michael Thurber

Friday, March 13

“Amadeus”

Composers in Context Festival:

Interlochen Arts Academy Band, Choir, and Orchestra

April 23 & 24 Pianist Alexandre Tharaud May 7 “The King and I”

Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Co.

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GOODbye 50 Shades of Grey Winter.. HELLO SPRING Fever Thanks to our good friend Erica Mohr for capturing this candid shot at Nubs Nob on the race circuit this Winter

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low down the Siberian Express, I want to get off! This picture depicts my happy little family, bundled up in layers because we have spent most of this wicked winter cheering on our daughter’s first ski race season as part of the Holiday Race Team. We have lived and breathed frosty air on the Northern Michigan winter mountain tour. Weekends full of family skiing at Crystal Mountain, and races over at Mt. Holiday, Schuss Mountain, Nub’s Nob and the grand finale at Boyne Highlands, with every week spending more days and nights practicing back at Mt. Holiday. It’s been a great way to motivate my family out of the usual grizzly bear hibernation, while also experiencing family bonding, friendships new and old and amazing team spirit. BUT … I have to admit here and now, I’m tired of bowls of chili and am majorly hot chocolate-ed out. I’m ready to retire my thermals, peel off the 50 shades of layers, claim back my bare fingers and toes, ditch the ChapStick, say goodbye once and for all to dry skin and actually feel my cold-numbed face again! Bring on the bronzer, the eezy-breezy wear and unleash the strappy sandals. I do declare I have a major case of Spring Fever. I know, I know, even when the calendar claims that it is officially Spring, I know this doesn’t mean it has actually arrived. But the Sun will rise earlier, giving us longer days and the feeling of Spring. Here’s a fact: Spring fever is within us—it’s a true state of body and mind. The spring in your step is an actual surge for an increased craving of physical energy. Really! During the Spring months to come, our bodies are triggered and literally “woken up” by the increased daylight we take in. Our melatonin levels begin to drop, lightening our sluggish moods and the need for as much sleep. By nature alone, we have a need and desire to be outside and more active, and the prolonged sun gives us vitamin D. So even if the weather doesn’t necessarily comply, the good news is your body is ready for Spring! Woo-hoo. And if you’re lucky enough to have a real Spring Break planned to warmer climates, Lucky YOU. It’s the only way to survive a winter here; I’m slow to catch on, just

figuring out that little secret after 5 years. Baylife Spring Fever will hopefully pop off these pages and inspire you, too, starting with the glorious blossoms of color on the cover by photographer Jim Sorbie and a few of his favorite photos he was happy to share with us of flowers in bloom and nature abounding. Spring’s longer days give way to getting out and about, and a car ride that finds you in the quaint little town of Harbor Springs isn’t complete without the tradition of dining on the water at The Pier Restaurant. (Dining at The Pier Restaurant has been popular since the days before Prohibition. Who knew?) If you are still not feeling that Spring Fling jolt, you need to wake up with a cup of Jack! We have ventured into the caffeinated world of Jack Davis, “Roaster Jack,” the coffee master behind the formerly named Great Northern Roasting Company. A few custom caffeine sips in his unique coffee Tasting Room will guarantee major spring in your step. Maybe he should rename his coffee “Jumping Jack”? As we peel back those many layers, Style Editor Kristy Kurjan highlights some Spring Break Style to show a little skin in all the right places. And speaking of travelling, this brings us to our feature that welcomes us inside the magnificent home of Karen and Brett Able, the couple that has been lucky enough to experience living all around the world, only to decide that Paradise Found is right on a little piece of heaven that sits on beautiful Long Lake where they just built their Forever Home. So even though while we were in production snow days were the norm, frigid below zero temps ruled and the wind chill roared outside, we hope you will enjoy our little Fling with Spring. Because no matter how wicked the Winter, Spring will come eventually! Remember, despite the forecast, Live Like It’s Spring!


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ROASTER JACK’S COOL BEANS We venture inside the highly caffeinated world of Jack Davis

MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHER Through the lens of Nature lover, Sailor and Super Grandpa Jim Sorbie HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Brett & Karen Able have lived all around the world but their new home on Long Lake is Paradise Found

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SAY CHEESE

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THE SCOOP

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THE DISH

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BEHIND THE DISH

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FEELING GOOD

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MOVERS & SHAKERS Susie Janis and Jay Buckmaster

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DATE NIGHT The Pier Restaurant

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE By Jim Anderson

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NORTHERN KIDS

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HOME STYLE

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HOME SCOOP

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SUSIE JANIS

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STYLE IN THE CITY

ASK ANGELA

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THEN & NOW The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce

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BAYLIFE LOVE By Chris Klau


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It’s not every day you get to celebrate a 100 year old birthday, so the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce partied it up January 23rd a little more than usual at their annual gala held at the Grand Traverse Resort. On hand were business people from all around the community. The highlight of the evening was the special honor, 2014 Distinguished Service Award given to Susie Janis for her dedication, commitment and compassion for her years of charity work in the region.

PHOTOS BY BILL O'BRIEN

Oh What A Night!

Steve Bollinger, Andrew Nickodemus, Mike Ascione and Jake Milarch at the American Waste party tent.

State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and State Rep. Phil Potvin Cecilia Chesney and Julie Warren

Caryn and Jon Cleland

Tom and Polly Dilloway and Dale Tumey

Mike and Laverna Witkop

Chamber ladies Angela Pahl, Diane Brown, Sheila Peek, Laura Oblinger and Andi Wagenschutz

Beccy and Charlie Janis


Photos courtesy of the TCFF

Chilled to the Funny Bone

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Front Street was abuzz with laughter and winter fun over Presidents Day weekend. Zero degree days didn’t stifle crowds at The Traverse City Comedy Festival and the Cherry Capital Wow Fest. Of course inside the State Theatre was the coveted place to be warm and cozy star gazing and laughing with onstage guests Bill Maher, Judd Apatow to name a few and your host Michael Moore. MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

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Some Pursue Happiness—Others Create It

PHOTO BY TRACEY GABEL

Purveyors of Quality Goods The newly remodeled Warehouse MRKT on Hall Street is a swanky looking place these days. The building owned by Dan and Meridith Falconer has been under construction for what seems like forever, but it is finally taking shape. With its walls of gleaming glass and a chic industrial finish, you could easily think you’ve stepped into a major city block. And one of the most anticipated store openings inside is Dan and Meridith’s own store, named Wood + Cloth and opening any day now. Meridith tells us, “We will offer an array of home goods, furniture, apparel, gifts and unique food items. We also have a selection of Found items we will be selling. We can't wait to be part of the Warehouse MRKT community and are looking forward to celebrating our opening.” 144 Hall St., No. 101. 231-392-6968

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Small Business, Big Celebration It’s that time once again for the race to begin of who will be this year’s Small Business Celebration Winner. Last year, top honors went to Oryana. The chamber’s celebration is entering its eleventh year, and the goal is to recognize, embrace and reward what our region is rich with, small businesses. The program begins with a nomination process. From there, a panel of judges selects the top 10 businesses to be recognized. The process ends with the prestigious Hagerty Small Business of the Year Award. Good luck to all. Here is a scoop on the timeline, with all events taking place at the Hagerty Center: March 25th Candidates Showcase, May 5th Meet the Top 10 Breakfast and May 28th Awards Celebration. tcchamber.org

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What’s All the Puff About? If you have been wondering what all the “Puff” is about on the side of Nolan’s Tobacco on Front Street, Traverse City is now home to Northern Michigan’s only Cigar Bar! Owned by Mike Nolan, Nolan’s Tobacco has been a mainstay for years and home to cigar aficionados near and far, but now their love of experiencing a fine cigar can be accompanied with their favorite adult beverage. Nolan’s Cigar Bar opened its doors just recently, directly behind the shop at 336 E. Front St. So far it’s a hit with the cigar-loving crowd, and we have a feeling many man caves will soon be abandoned.

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More Floor Space Floor Covering Brokers (FCB) are expanding their square footage, branching out with a new second location in Acme. You may have caught the teaser sign, “Guess Who’s Coming?” as you drove by on US 31 N. If you’re a savvy consumer, the familiar colors in the sign divulged a big clue. The store is slated to open in early March and will act as a showroom, flooring design center, and a venue for homeowners, architects and builders to work with FCB employees on selection, measuring, and installation of quality flooring. And we’re sure the fabulous singing voice of spokesperson Miriam Pico will fill the building, too. “The expansion is very exciting,” says Dennis Lauterbach, FCB owner. “It will allow us to increase our footprint and better service Northern Michigan customers.”

Visit our North store on US-31 in Acme for design, selection and professional installation of your next flooring project!

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A party without cake is really just a meeting – Julia Child

Back In Black The über cool sounding BLK MRKT (Black Market) is the newest place in town to get your caffeine fix on for Coffee & Culture. BLK MRKT is owned by Chuck Korson, aka Brilliant Barista Extraordinaire. You’ll find him at home behind the sleek counter brewing up your custom creation. If you frequent great coffee houses around town, Chuck may look familiar. His smiling face probably greeted you at Morsels where he gained valuable experience for years, but the time was right to do his own thing. And that he has, venturing out, even designing the entire BLK MRKT space himself. The end result is chic and minimalistic with a subtle vibe of a big city feel, but where any coffee lover will feel welcome. 144 Hall St, TC. | 231. 714.5038

Roadie Cuisine Boyne City Morel’s Bistro owner Brett Cuper is making a comeback in Charlevoix this Spring with a new restaurant named Roadhouse 757, in the former Giuseppe's Italian Grille site at 757 Petoskey Ave. After a fire destroyed his wildly popular Morel’s, this will be a welcome homecoming for Foodie Lovers who have missed Brett’s award-winning culinary creations. Here is what Brett shared with us. (Warning: Don’t read this when you’re hungry.) “This is my version of a Texas Style roadhouse. We will be featuring a couple of different steaks: Grilled flank steak with a maple ancho glaze and a blackened top sirloin with a molasses steak sauce (it is the same prep as our rib eye was at Morel's Bistro). We will also have John Cross whitefish and salmon done two ways (mustard seed encrusted and a hoisin BBQ). Maybe my favorite thing will be my blackened pork tenderloin served with a bourbon BBQ, also our jalapeno corn bread with maple butter and our signature app. from Morel's (award winner) When Pigs Fly—a pork shank deep fried and coated with our homemade peach ancho BBQ sauce. And I'm excited to bring back Morel's fried Brussels sprouts.” Is your tummy rumbling and is your mouth watering yet? It will be worth the wait, and we are counting down the days. 18 18

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A YMCA CAFE Not just any café either, it’s a Francisco's Market Café located right inside the newly built Silver Lake Road YMCA branch. The café just opened and Francisco's Market Café Manager Mike Krenzke says, "We are pleased to be a part of such a great organization in our community. We're ready to serve up some of the most delicious items we have to the YMCA members and guests. "The café will feature breakfast food items, salads, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, quick grab-n-go items and more! The café will be open to YMCA members and guests. The café will be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Remedy If you are already a fan of Pete Kirkwood’s Workshop Brewing Company, chances are you may have already had your dose of medicine for What Ales You at his new breakfast spot, The Remedy Cafe. For those of you not on the doctor-ordered medication, here’s the lowdown! House specials are breakfast remedy cures like no other in town. Take Chicken and Waffles, for example: Confit-fried chicken, sweet potato waffles, slab-cut bacon and bourbon maple syrup. Or how about Stuffed Brioche French Toast with caramelized pears, goat cheese mousse, cinnamon bacon and bourbon maple syrup? Or Malted Red Velvet Belgian Waffle with strawberrywhipped cream cheese and white chocolate syrup. The menu is unique, inventive and delicious to boot! When you’re craving a breakfast way more than just eggs with a side of something, meander on over and get your Remedy for what ales you. 221 Garland St., TC. (behind the Workshop Brewing Company) | 231.421.8977

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secret recipe: POPPYCOCK’S HARVEST CHICKEN Candied red onions2 cups red onions julienned 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup red wine vinegar Cook all ingredients in a sauce pot on medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated and the onions take on a bright pink color. Cool and refrigerate until needed. Farro salad1 sweet potato peeled and diced 1 parsnip peeled and diced 1/2 onion peeled and julienne sliced 1/2 bulb fennel cored and julienne sliced 1 ½ cups farro uncooked 4 cups water Handful of arugula 2oz goat cheese crumbled Combine the water and farro in a medium saucepan. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the farro is tender, about 30 minutes. Drain well, and then transfer to a large bowl to cool.

Chef Chris Day Poppycock’s "Whether it's creating that perfect dish or catching that flawless trout, for me, life in Northern Michigan is all about perfecting my craft & doing what I love"

Place parsnips and sweet potatoes on an oiled baking tray and roast at 400 until tender. Sautee onion and fennel in a medium saucepan with butter until caramelized. Chicken Confit6 chicken legs with thighs 3 quarts of duck fat (or lard) Salt Pepper Herbs de Provence Pat chicken dry. Season with salt, pepper and herbs de Provence. Put in a 4- or 5-qt. Dutch oven. Cover and chill at least 12 hours and up to 18. Preheat oven to 200°. Add duck fat to chicken; warm on stovetop over lowest heat, covered, until fat is melted, about 20 minutes. It should completely cover chicken; if it doesn't, add more. Bake until meat is very tender when pierced, at least 8 hours and up to 12. Once cooked remove chicken from fat. The fat can be chilled and stored for future use. When ready to serveHeat cooked chicken on a baking tray at 400 until hot and the skin starts to crisp and brown.15-20 minutes Combine roasted sweet potatoes, parsnip, onion, fennel and cooked farro in a buttered sauce pot and bring up to temp. Once hot add arugula and goat cheese. Top farro salad with chicken, candied onions and drizzle with rosemary infused olive oil.

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GOOD EATS Off the Beaten Track! Foodie Gems you need to discover.

Gurney's Harbor Bottle Shop

If your last trip to Harbor Springs didn’t include devouring what many locals and loyal visitors call the Best Sandwich Ever, then you don’t know the secret of Gurney’s Harbor Bottle Shop. A little piece of heaven between two slices of fresh-baked bread! This fabulous establishment carries two of my favorite food groups: Bread and Wine. Nestled right on Main Street, this gem is hidden—you may have passed it, oblivious to Sandwich Utopia a mere few feet away. Family owned and operated, Gurney’s has been a Harbor Springs institution since Bill Gurney started the store way back in 1972, now taken over by his kids, Kate and Peter. On a busy summer day, it’s a Sandwich-Palooza with the line stretching through the store and out the door as sandwich chefs whip up over 800 blissful bread-blessed creations. Fresh-baked bread, mouthwatering meats piled high, incredible pickles and the oh-so-secret weapon— Gurney’s Deli Sauce that patrons rave about. Try the Train Wreck, Veggie, best seller Turkey or build your own, but don’t ask for tomatoes because this is a tomato-free sandwich zone. Why, you ask? I’m told that most of the year tomatoes are not good, and it makes for a messy sandwich. Gurney’s does not accept credit cards, cash only. No worries, there is a bank across the street. Grab extra cash for your booze, too— their selection is amazing!

UNCORKED Cider Time While most are well aware of the number of wineries in the Northern Michigan Region, many may not have noticed the rapid growth of Hard Cider producers. Hard Cider, not your child’s apple juice, is produced in numerous styles utilizing different apple varieties with varying styles. Very popular in the UK and other Northern European countries, the delicious flavors of cider can range from relatively sweet to bone dry. Usually slightly effervescent, most ciders are relatively clear and slightly straw colored to the eye with some of the more traditionally produced products being a bit cloudy. One of my favorite local ciders is the “Crabster” from Tandem Ciders; crisp, tart and dry to the bone. There is a flavor profile for almost everyone’s palate, so if you are traveling around Northern Michigan, you owe yourself the favor of stopping in at producers such as Tandem Cider, Black Star Farms, Left Foot Charley and I am sure I am missing a few. Enjoy the sipping.

Cheers, Darric

Folgarelli’s Market & Wine Shop 215 E. Main St., Harbor Springs 231-526-5472, gurneysbottleshop.com

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Wake up with Determination – Go to Bed with Satisfaction

Purse Powers for GOOD Never underestimate the power of women and their fabulous purses! Get all your BFFs together to attend the Goodwill Power of the Purse Brunch, May 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the City Opera House. This fun fundraiser benefits women and children staying at the Goodwill Inn. You can use the power of what’s in your purse to help fill the purses of the people at the Inn with the skills, confidence and resources needed to succeed. Enjoy the silent auction full of exciting gifts and experiences, perfect for Mother’s Day! Tix are just $40 at www.goodwillnmi.org.

Spring Splatter Celebrate Spring and do good things by signing up the whole family for The Spring Splatter 5K, a charitable fun run that benefits local charity the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center. It’s such a great cause, helping abused children in our very own community. It’s truly a fun run. Dillyn Mohr At each K of the race, powder rocking paint is splattered over the her Spring runners, ending with a craze Splatter "after" look of colors at the finish line. The last year. passion behind the paint splatter is two local Central High School students, Niki Roxbury and Emily Decker, who are involved in the student senate at Central. The girls' main goal for the race is to give back to their community, and to see everyone come together to support one cause while having fun! This is the race's third year, and it is expected to be bigger than ever. The event takes place Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. Start and finish at Central High School, 1150 Milliken Drive, Traverse City. Walk, run or jog your way to the finish line, but sign up and register early! events.bytepro.net/spring-splatter 22

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Pickleball Mania Do you Pickleball? Apparently, it’s highly contagious and addictive. Traverse City is even the birthplace of Pickleball in the entire state, originating back in the 1980s when locals Gary Ford and George Powell played in the yacht club parking lot. Today, they can boast one of the best indoor facilities for Pickleball at the YMCA, and they head the Traverse Area Pickleball Association (TAPA). What is this Pickleball, you ask? Well, it is often described as a mix of ping pong, tennis and badminton played on a mini tennis court with an oversized paddle and ball similar to a whiffle ball. Sounds easy enough? It is fast, fun, addictive and George, Rick, and Gary can be played indoors or outdoors by people of all ages and athletic abilities! It is sweeping the area, faster than small town gossip. Go try it for yourself, paddle up and pickle on! cadenceproductions.com/pickleball


AnnuAl TiTAnic Dinner Stafford’s Perry Hotel the

Bistro

Saturday, April 11, 6 pm

All aboard for our Annual Titanic Dinner! Models, original newspapers and artifacts will be on display as well as table settings representing the first, second and third class.

Casual dining on Round lake in downtown ChaRlevoix - now seRving BReakfast, lunCh & dinneR!

Tickets are $65 per guest which includes Butlered Hors d’ Oeuvres and a five course dinner with a historical presentation. Take the elevator home! Includes two nights lodging, Noggin Bucks, Downtown Petoskey Merchant Money, Titanic Dinner event and breakfast vouchers each morning of your stay, $369. Based on two guests per room plus tax.

Reservations required, 231-347-4000.

STAFFORDS.COM • 231-758-3801

Stafford’S Perry Hotel, downtown PetoSkey 231-347-4000 • staffords.com

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

Susie Janis

Recipient of the 2014 Traverse City Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award HOW DO YOU SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY? I have been a volunteer in our community for the past 40 years, along the way I have been asked to do "fundraising" to be more specific. The projects I have worked on are varied from special need folks to churches, schools, museums, senior housing, and symphonies. WHAT DRIVES YOUR PASSION TO VOLUNTEER? Whenever I decide to work on a project I am thrilled to be a part of the Hopefully, many of them are peeps 24 "crew". MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

I haven't had the privilege to work with before and that gets me excited to meet them, work with and learn. My passion is my "enthusiasm" in working on a new project/community endeavor. I believe in order to truly grow in life you have to use and bring along your passionate (belief) side. It has never been to me what I have done but what we as a team have done collectively. YOU RECENTLY RECEIVED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD AT THE TRAVERSE CITY CHAMBER GALA; CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS? Never in a million years did I believe I would receive this DSA award. In the first place, I never took on any project with the idea that there would be an award attached to it. Reward, yes, in the sense that when "the group" of us are finished there is a great feeling of accomplishment. I have found that one receives so much more by giving; it's a pure, simple and honest fact!

WHAT DOES “SERVICE” MEAN TO YOU? To have the opportunity to serve in one's community is a gift within itself. It's there where you get a clearer picture of what our community is truly about. Just having the opportunity to work alongside with other members of this great area is a gift. The "picture" of what Traverse City is becomes so much clearer; its people, its people, its people....and may I add, it's FABULOUS PEOPLE! ARE THERE ANY "WORDS OF WISDOM” THAT YOU LIVE BY? If you try to find the time to volunteer you probably won't find it... but if you decide to make the time... you will find it for certain. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF WE DON’T KNOW? Something people do not know about me is that I love to write. Also, I am actually a very quiet person within my home and that I am a "nester.” I truly love to be creative in the kitchen.


Jay Buckmaster
 Chief Executive Officer at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT WHAT YOU DO? I oversee the operations, financial health, and guide the vision of the YMCA’s work at the new Grand Traverse Bay YMCA. WHAT EXPERTISE DO YOU BRING TO THE NEW YMCA? I have been with the YMCA since 1996. I have held numerous positions along the way. When I started I was in child care and aquatics, swim team, sports, teen programming, camp, membership, fundraising, executive director, vice president, and Senior Vice President. I have worked for small YMCA’s with an annual budget of $3 million to budgets of more than $40 million. WHY ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR JOB? I love being part of the YMCA Movement. We are here to help nurture the potential of kids through our programs, to help the community stay healthy, and be a destination place for building relationships, small Y communities, and building key collaborations within our community. YOU RECENTLY MOVED FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN. HOW HAS THE TRANSITION BEEN? COLD – I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin and spent most of my life in the Midwest, it is good to be home. The transition has been great. This YMCA has such a caring and passionate staff, as well as a very committed board of managers. Everyone involved is excited about the possibilities that can happen with this new Y. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN? Personally, being closer to home, Midwest. Professionally, I have always wanted to get some large Y experience and come back to a community that valued and invested in the YMCA. I place where the YMCA could help be a leader in Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY? My wife Megan and I have 3 beautiful children…..Twin 6 year olds Cade and Myah and our 2 year old Adalyn. We are very excited to meet new people and connect our family to this community. ARE THERE ANY "WORDS OF WISDOM” THAT YOU LIVE BY? I don’t know if its specific words…..But I consider myself a Lifelong learner and believe that there is wisdom in always wanting to improve and get better. Building relationships are key. You get out of it, what you put into it!! ANY FITNESS ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS? A little bit everyday goes a long way – both physically and mentally. TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF WE DON’T KNOW: I was a collegiate swimmer and played hockey through high school and now as an adult hockey. I love anything with water.

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Spring STYLE is BEACH Style! By Kristy Kurjan Add a Pop of Pattern Scarf $30 Veneer Boutique, TC

Survive the sun DeLux Hat, $31.00 Relish Boutique, Warehouse MRKT TC

Delicate Details Notion Earrings handmade in Interlochen $20 Relish Boutique, Warehouse MRKT TC

Spring Break Style It’s time for a beach break! After months of cold chills and white snow most Northern Michigan families are in need of a vacation. It’s time to relax, slow down, and travel somewhere warm. Luckily, we have found a few fabulous pieces that can help you hit the beach in style. Hot Pink and Happy Tank $66.25 Veneer Boutique, TC

Pedicure Time Havaianas Flip Flops, $28 Robert Frost Fine Footware in Petoskey & TC

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SPRING INTO BEAUTY Spring is almost here, finally! It is time to give your beauty routine a spring clean-up. Pavlova European Salon and Day Spa downtown TC gives some basic advice to freshen up after several long months of winter when dry air, hats, boots, wind and snow can have tarnished your look. The harsh winter conditions have been taking a toll on your hair: it is time to experience a deep conditioning treatment from Kerastase-Paris and to brighten up your color with a European balayage (highlighting technique) to transition your look to be "summer-ready".

Your feet also need some attention after being tucked away in boots for so long: get "pedi-ready" with the latest spring colours in Pavlova's new pipe free technology spa tubs. Also, a great way to relax and have fun with friends during one of the now famous "Pavlova pedicure party".

Your skin also deserves some attention: a series of facials and facial peels will not only rejuvenate your skin, but also hydrate it after the damaging effect of the frigid and dry air of Northern Michigan. Also take advantage of your visit at the Spa to get an update on the latest make up trends and techniques (ask about the eyelash enhancement !)

Finally, full body massages are an efficient way to detox, relax, unwind and de-stress. Pavlova's team of certified massage therapists - male and female - will help you get ready for the new season, but also feel good.

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You are now ready for spring: you feel good, you are beautiful, you are re-energized!


Spring into savings with the Pavlova's monthly massage membership! You and your preferred one can enjoy unlimited one hour massages at only $ 49 each - Ask Pavlova Spa associate for details

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THE PIER RESTAURANT

The Pier Tradition

A Northern Michigan promise will soon be fulfilled. Spring will come, and once in full glorious bloom, so will come our yearning to dust off winter hibernation and venture back outside to be rejuvenated by the warmth of the sun, the colors, the scents and the glistening blue water that bewitches us. We will Eat, Drink, Play and once again frolic with friends and connect with family.


"I want to put down a dish in front of a guest and have them be wowed!" Locals and Visitors alike look forward to keeping this tradition alive year after year at the elegant Stafford’s Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs, the only true place to dine on the sparkling shores we are lucky to call home. As Spring once again approaches, the sleepy little town of Harbor Springs slowly comes back to life, and with it, so does The Pier Restaurant. The popular dining

Opposite Page: Seared diver scallops with saffron risotto and sauce burre blanc Top Left: Roasted half chicken with cheesy hash browns, grilled asparagus and sauce bordelaise

staple has been a waterfront landmark since before

Top Right: Grilled salmon with spinach and roasted asparagus

the Prohibition days. In fact, the original structure was

Right: Executive Chef Britt Beaumont

only the Chart Room. The Pointer Room was added in about 1970 (the year Stafford’s Hospitality acquired

Bottom: The beautiful water pier view and The Pointer Boat

the restaurant) and was a huge project extending the property out over the water with 75-foot pilings. The Pointer Room is why the restaurant quite literally sits on the water. Inside the Pointer room, all is the height of elegance. Wall-to-wall windows elongate the dazzling water view, and just across the way is the aristocratic Harbor Point. This is a rare bird’s-eye peek at Harbor Point that can only be seen from the water of the legendary homes owned by a privileged few. To enhance the experience, make a note to take a ride on the famous Pointer Boat, MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

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the Harbor Point Association’s original water taxi. The Pointer, which ran between Harbor Point and the Village of Harbor Springs, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. To commend this milestone The Pointer has been restored in all its glory and will be launched into the pristine waters again, returning to The Pier this summer! The ambiance here is delightful, overlooking the crystal blue water. As Spring blooms, more boats will slowly meander in. The nautical theme is all around you, from shiny wooden canoes up on high to spectacular gold-framed and water-themed oil paintings that beautifully adorn the walls. It’s like experiencing a peek

The Pointer Room was added in about 1970 extending the property out over the water with 75-foot pilings, the restaurant quite literally sits on the water.

inside a private yacht club with no membership fees in sight. Executive Chef Britt Beaumont is your personal guide, tempting your palate and tickling your taste buds. He truly loves the creative outlet of his craft. He comes here with an extensive background gained through studying cuisine in Europe and many big cities. Chef Britt loves the curiosity of Food. “I look at food almost as an artist does a canvas. I want the colors and flavors to blend. I want to put down a dish in front of a guest and have them be wowed! And make all the guests at the table ‘ooh’ and ‘aah,’” he says. With an extensive array of delicious choices on the menu, you may linger longer over every mouthwatering description. Here is a little

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tip: Beloved staples that The Pointer Room is renowned for are the Seafood Chowder, the Oak

Cookbook Dinner Series

Planked Whitefish and also the Diver Scallops— they guarantee to please. And as you meander through the drink menu, you will see many local Michigan choices from

March 2nd thru 8th, 2015

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spirits to wines and beyond. Stafford’s even showcases four of their own private wine labels, bottled by Oakbow Cellars in Napa Valley, featuring a wonderful Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon—any one of these is a fabulous choice. And no dining experience is complete without the ultimate Awesome Coffee or The Hummer. Of course, the best part of dining at The Stafford’s Pier is there isn’t only one choice. Depending on your mood, dress, weather or

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guests to impress, you have three other options right under the same roof; Dudley’s Deck for true Al Fresco dining, The Chart Room or the Wheelhouse Lounge. So celebrate the return of Spring in Style at The Pier. Grab a Hummer, and let’s lift our glass and wish cheers to a Spring Fling to remember.

Top Left: The Pier Restaurant's Pointer Room Top Right: Lobster ravioli with cognac cream sauce Bottom: Oven roasted red fingerling potatoes crusted in brown sugar Bottom Left: Historical restaurant view

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CoolBeans Roaster Jack’s

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offee, according to Jack Davis, “is a Mystery to the World—the Hows behind it, its Great Secret, and that there is as much Art as there is Science.” Since Jack has studied coffee for years (his college roommate in Montana was a son of a coffee roaster), and for the last 14 years has been making a pretty decent living roasting and packaging the black liquid gold we all shamelessly worship, beginning every waking day with it, he must know his stuff, right?

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Legend has it that way back in the 9th century an Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats. This fact is not the BIG secret that he speaks of, but ever since coffee has held a long and impressive place in history almost as rich as its most virile, robust beans. Coffee’s intoxicating and magnetic allure keeps us always wanting more. But let’s get back to Jack! A Traverse City Native, he ventured out to Montana, returning home in 2001 with his new wife, Sarah. He is actually a welder by trade, but he had been bitten hard by the caffeine bug and figured there are always jobs for welders if Coffee doesn’t work out! The couple bought a house, and Jack sold his truck to finish the garage. 36

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Legend has it that way back in the 9th century an Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee by accident when he noticed how crazy the beans were making his goats. Like many great entrepreneur success stories, this one was “brewed” in a garage. For training, Jack flew in the guy who sold him his roaster equipment. This Coffee Guru Extraordinaire told him, “Rethink all the things that got you into this.” He sounds as wise as Mr. Miyagi from “The Karate Kid.” Jack realized that everything he had learned thus far had been other people’s shortcuts and bad habits. He committed to relearn everything. So in the garage the magic beans and the master plan began to take shape. Each hand-prepared batch started with superior, imported and weighed green beans that were poured onto the drum roaster on hot, rotating paddles. Time and temperature are critical. After a quenching cool-down process, the beans were re-weighed for moisture loss! Jack manually bagged the roasted beans by hand for 10 years, with a scoop donated to him by the guy he bought the scale from. He also selfdistributed around the area for years, and you have probably seen Jack at Oryana, Tom’s or a local restaurant or coffee shop that proudly serves Jack’s Cool Beans! Some of his best sellers are French Roast, Cannonball Espresso and Black and Tan. “Every great coffee has a story, and what I do is built around people wanting better coffee. I love what I do,” raves Jack. Jack’s coffee started as The Great Northern Roasting Company and just recently made the branding change to Roaster Jacks. “We are a MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

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“Every great coffee has a story, and what I do is built around people wanting better coffee. I love what I do,” local company with a global reach because everything we do is tied to agriculture,” says Jack. “I am very proud of the fact that we are still here.” Along with Jack’s new branding message, he also launched the first Coffee Tasting Room in Michigan, inspired by the wine model at their East Silver Lake Road building. (They finally had to expand out of the garage in 2005.) The idea for a coffee tasting room came along when a few random people kept showing up asking if they could buy coffee there. What a simple concept! On-site, they will build you a custom cup of coffee around your likes! It is a specific art. We watched them create and were visually amazed by the science and mesmerized by the aromas. Not surprisingly, those wise words of the Zen Coffee Guru way back in 2001 shaped Jack’s life for the better. Some other words to live by in Jack’s World: Coffee can always be better. Take your product more seriously than yourself. Carry water for the master! On non-Coffee days (I’m sure he still drinks it?), Jack is proud dad to Gracie (11), Judd (6) and Max (5). And just in case you were wondering … if Coffee still doesn’t work out, Jack would be playing with Street Rod Cars! (Flying high on Caffeine, no doubt.)

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BY J I M A N D E R S O N

Spring in Full Bloom Jim Anderson of Anderson Aerial Photography captures a farm and the essence of Spring. High above Lincoln Road northwest of Elmwood Township.

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NORTHERN

KIDS

Life Must Be Lived As PLAY -Plato

Artistic Journey Local Traverse City Central High School Senior Kat Huff has earned her way to a scholarship at the prestigious Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Kat, who is also gifted in music and plays the flute, says her artistic talent started to bloom in 6th grade, “I took it too seriously, though, and by 9th grade I was more naturally inspired.” Her art teacher, Amy Harper, encouraged Kat to submit an entry that earned her the scholarship. The piece was a concentration that focused on the contrast of geometric shapes between the City and the Earth. “I like abstract. I really want a future in movies, in illustration and animation,” she explains. It looks like she is off to a terrific start. Congratulations and good luck, Kat.

Art student Kat Huff pictured by her most recent work at TC Central High School

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As the Story goes, Melissa Whitman and Ellen Fred said this, “Once upon a time we went to restaurants and cool coffee shops to enjoy great food and relax. Then we had kids, and we were hungry and lonely (and really tired) but had nowhere to go. But wait … we had an idea!!! (a really good one) to create a place for parents that had a sweet space to hang out in (check), great healthy food and drinks (check), classes that my kid actually wants to go to (check), AND a kid drop-off option (OMG, really!!!).”

See Shrek

Voilà! ELF—eat learn frolic, Traverse City's upcoming family-friendly café. They are still working on finalizing the physical space, but are getting close to making an announcement. “ELF will feature healthy grab-and-go fare with a Scandinavian twist. It will have a large indoor wooden play structure and Lego area, and will offer classes of all kinds for all ages and a community cool place that reflects all that is great about the TC food scene—local, seasonal and delicious food—but in an environment that recognizes that some of this town's most ardent foodies also have kids in tow,” explains Ellen. We can’t wait! eatlearnfrolic.com

The beloved story of everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek will come to dazzling life on the stage of the Old Town Playhouse this March. Shrek The Musical is a must see for the entire family, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film and the book by William Steig. Call to reserve your coveted space today. (231) 947-2210, oldtownplayhouse.com.

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Empire Beach Lighthouse

MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Jim Sorbie My first fascination with photography began oddly enough, in church. As a young boy attending church every Sunday was the rule, and our church had an inspirational photograph on the cover of the weekly bulletin. Each Sunday I’d marvel at the photos (which were big on sunrise/sunset photos) and think about creating my own images I dabbled a bit in photography while working downstate, but moving to Leelanau County and my wife’s retirement gift of a digital 35mm SLR provided the impetus to learn more and capture the beauty of the local sights. Most of my photos are taken here in the county or on road trips with my wife, Gerri. We built our house in Empire in 2000 and moved here permanently in 2006. The woods, barns, lakes, sunrises and sunsets of Leelanau County provide ample opportunity to capture wonderful images, Northern Michigan can make any photographer look good. Leelanau County gave me an appropriate pallet and the new camera was the tool. Growing up along the shores of Lake St Clair gave me a love of sailing and the Great Lakes, so a fair number of my photographs are on or around these lakes. We have our own boat, so trips to Canada’s North Channel area of Georgian Bay provide plenty of photo opportunities. Involvement with Traverse City’s Traverse Area Community Sailing provides even more opportunities for great photos of kids in boats! I recently renewed my pilot’s license and have begun to enjoy the sights of this great state from the air. I hope to try to combine those interests and see what images I can capture from a bird’s eye view of Northern Michigan. 44

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Jim Sorbie during the last Mac race


Northport Barn

A view of the lake from Esch Road Beach

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Crystal River in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

Trillium in the rain

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Spring Beauties

Overlooked Falls – Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be BEAUTIFUL

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Fairy Garden caravan $40 • chair $8 • table $8 bike $15 • windflower $20

Blooming Surprise You may already guess Premiere Floral Design is a one of a kind place blooming with flowers custom created for any event. But did you know it’s also a hidden treasure chest oozing with gifts and home décor? Owner Pam Devol hand picks whimsical items that change seasonally to beautify your home and add inspirational touches. It’s also the perfect “go to” for showering friends and family with unique presents, hence the Gift Emporium name. We guarantee a smile or a laugh out loud moment with just one visit! 800 Cottageview Dr. TC 231.947.1167 Premierfloraldesign.com

Flower Power ceramic votive • $12

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rom the moment you enter the front door, you are swept away by the expanse of gorgeous East Bay water views. With impeccable attention to detail and superb quality craftsmanship, this freshly renovated home has a long list of features to offer, including clear maple floors, cathedral ceilinged great room, custom antique driftwood built-in cabinetry, 19‘ window seat and two waterside decks. Large open dining room, custom built French Provincial kitchen with granite counter tops and casual eating space. The mastersuite features a private water view patio with exquisite landscaping, jet-less, air jacuzzi tub, separate steam shower and his and her closets. Situated at the base of Old Mission Peninsula near the TART trail, East Bay Park, downtown and top notch schools. $849,900 MLS 1790868

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Elegance is the only beauty that never fades – Audrey Hepburn

Spring Interior Trends This season is about Reinventing Classic Luxury and Versatile Functionality. What’s old are new once more, traditional and new materials with modern spins of bold fresh colors, creative recycling, lush velvet and lots of gold. Here are the top five trends:

1. Chesterfield Sofas

3. Velvet

2. Gold

4. Lacquered Walls

5. Repurposed

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Organizing: The Mud Room

ASK

ANGELA

BY ANGELA GOODALL

As Spring time approaches (on this 0 degree day we have to believe), we all begin to think of organizing and updating areas of our home to refresh it along with the new season. A room of the home that has become much larger in size and focus is the Homeowner Entry or as often called the Mud Room. With growing families and the stuff that travels in and out of the door with us each day, the need to come through the door and have an area to drop all of those things is vital. This also gives us a spot to find them tomorrow. A place we can rely on them to be‌. From a design stand point, boot benches and drop zones are 2 of the biggest priorities most homeowners ask for. When designed properly, the boot bench can act as a place to sit as well as easy storage for jackets, scarves, hats, gloves and certainly boots. We typically tile this area and have in some applications, installed in floor drains with heated floors to help get rid of the melting snow that is brought in. Secondly, a drop zone or an area to set your keys, hand bag and mobile devices is on the top of the list. These are often small 2436� wide counter spaces that might incorporate a drawer to store charging devices, notepad and paper and such. It is set in a place that is accessible from the active parts of the house (kitchen or laundry), but serves to prevent the kitchen counter from getting cluttered with these items. So, when the temperatures start to rise and the birds start to sing, look at your entry into your home and see if a boot bench or drop zone could lend some organization and freshen up your space.

Angela Goodall is the lead designer and co-owner of Kitchen Choreography with her husband Mike.

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The phrase “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans” couldn’t be more true for Brett and Karen Able. Brett even retired for a whole five days before taking a job in China. Karen says that she and Brett, Indiana natives, are “simple Midwest, who didn’t have that Wanderlust.” But right out of college Brett started to work for Dow Corning in Midland, and the world just opened up. Their family’s journey is documented 52

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HOME IS WHERE THE

HEART IS.

PHOTOS BY JASON HULET on a canvas made as a gift from their two grown children; it proudly hangs on the wall in their newly built custom home. Here’s how it goes. It starts in Fort Wayne to Midland, Elizabethtown, and Snowberry, Connecticut via Fairfax, Virginia. Then over to Brussels, back to Midland via Tokyo, throw in little Traverse City, a hop, skip and jump to Shanghai, then to the windy city of Chicago, Morristown and finally ending at Paradise Found: Long Lake! That’s quite a wild ride. Where is their favorite place? “Probably Europe, because my kids were little and the family was all together,” says Karen, “But China was an adventure!” So after years of exotic globetrotting, experiencing cultures, food, language, and worldly sights of which most can only imagine, the Northern Michigan allure in all its wonder stole their hearts. On the shores of beautiful Long Lake their new chapter unfolds as Karen and Brett chose to fulfill their lifelong dream by building their forever home right here. MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

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“We knew we wanted water frontage,” says Karen, and when they found this little spot it just spoke to them. “It was 100 feet frontage with an original 1934 cottage. ‘It’s got possibilities,’ we said,” recalls Karen. They considered a remodel, but it made a lot more sense to just start completely from scratch. That’s when they enlisted the terrific husband-and-wife team of Mike and Robin Collings of MAC Custom Homes. “I wanted to be included in all the decisions every step of the way,” Karen explains, “and sadly the neighbor next door passed away but it gave us the opportunity to live here onsite.” Karen and Brett spent 18 months living in excited anticipation. They finally moved in just in time for their family’s big Thanksgiving Dinner. Karen is an interior designer who adores homes and architecture. While in the designing phases, she visited a friend who gushed she had to see a house in Kentucky with an open beam concept; Karen loved it and incorporated the look in their own house.

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says Karen. “A lot of built-ins too were on my wish list, and I had to have a fireplace—although I think we ended up with four! And being a retirement home, we wanted a complete first level.” Rooms with a view of course where high on the list, too, including the kitchen stunningly designed by Angela and Mike Goodall of Kitchen Choreography. “I like to cook, but I wouldn’t say I’m a great cook,” laughs Karen. But she does love her kitchen, with room enough for the entire family at the breakfast bar. The kitchen also boasts spectacular coiffured ceilings that add the highly dramatic “wow” factor. Karen says, “Mike and his team are amazing with the details. Any idea I had, they figured it out.”

Attention to detail is prevalent throughout the entire house. The carpentry and finishing touches are simply dazzling.

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Downstairs opens up to a huge screen TV room with a sectional leather couch to fit around 50! (Maybe a little less.) There is a pool table framed by sliding doors that open to the lake, and the downstairs comes complete with its own gourmet kitchen area. Oh, and did I mention the Ables’ own private wine cellar area? “My daughter and son-in-law are the winos,” Karen jokingly says. Delicate hues adorn the walls in shades of coastal blue and grey. Karen’s fun eye to detail includes eclectic wallpaper on many ceilings, recycled light fixtures, olive baskets and minnow buckets, and even a trough light over the pool table. There’s unexpected barn wood on the ceiling, creating a beachy feel, and faux painted finishes to look like driftwood. Porthole mirrors even hang on the walls in the guest bathroom. MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

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In the master bedroom, a white ledge rock fireplace commands the regal royal blue room, and gracing the walls are framed tribal necklaces from China. As you would expect, the home is filled with treasures from all around the globe, mixed in with local paintings and unique fab finds from the 18 months Karen meticulously collected them, keeping the tiny cottage chockablock with stuff.

“I’m of the place where if you love it, you’ll find a place for it,” she says.

JESSICA HUIGENS

ANGELA GOODALL

ERICA AICHER

Because Design Should Be Fun!

Visit us at our showroom at 420 South Division Street www.KitchenChoreography.net 231.932.9700

We’ve consistently been one of Fieldstone’s top ten dealers in the nation for over ten years.

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The crown jewel of this stunning home may catch you by surprise. It’s not the grand piano that overlooks the water or their four season relaxing room, not the heated floor hisand-hers bathroom, not Brett’s safari-inspired office or even Karen’s beloved craft room—nope! It’s the especially dedicated entire wing of the house named Camp Grandma! (Really, there is a sign on the wall complete with five adorable handprints!) IIt even has its own Beach entrance. “I hope to train the kids,” says Grandma Karen. A nautical banister rope leads the way upstairs to the kids’ very own living room, den and huge bedroom with giant custom, nautical-themed bunk beds hand-built by Mike and his team.

Camp Grandma is lovingly decorated in reclaimed wood, a cuddly bear skin on the floor. Even the bathroom is throwback vintage kid camp, with a pebble floor and barn wood cabinet (filled with bug spray and sunscreen, I’m sure). So you see, you can travel all around the world but home is always where your heart is. For Karen and Brett, this is captured by the simple sign in their living room: “All you need is Love and a Sunset.” We’ll add on Perfect Long Lake. MARCH/APRIL 2015 | BAY LIFE NORTH

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NOW

The Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce Building Current Day

THEN: The Modern Day Chamber of Commerce Building from a postcard dated July 1966. The building sits on Grand View Parkway and overlooks the Grand Traverse Bay.

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A lively mix of Northern Italian Cuisine with a dedication to fresh, seasonal ingredients, excellent service and a casual atmosphere!

Leola Yankee

Resident Since 2007

Our intimate lakeside retirement community offers both assisted and independent senior living in all of our spacious one and two bedroom apartments. With a wide variety of care plans to choose from you can live the lifestyle that best suits you. • Three Full-Time Registered Nurses on Staff • Three Chef-Prepared Meals plus Snacks Each Day

Mickey Cannon, Chef/Owner

• A Full Calendar of Stimulating Activities & Events

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12930 South West Bay Shore Dr. Traverse City, Michigan 49684

• Scheduled Transportation Services

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AwArd winning wine List Over 300 wines A wide seLectiOn Of Beers & spirits The New York Restaurant in downtown Harbor Springs offers an eclectic cuisine in a comfortable setting, overlooking Little Traverse Bay’s waterfront featuring fine gourmet dining, a professional and attentive wait staff and talented bartenders. Our restaurant opens daily at 5:00 p.m. and features nightly appetizer and dinner specials, which may include such delicious dishes as oysters on the half shell, mussels Provencal, walleye, rack of lamb and many other favorites.

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B A Y L I F E

BY CHRIS KLAU

As the snow and ice begin to melt (maybe) and spring comes back to the bay area we are reminded of new beginnings. Life seems to return to the bay in more ways than one. As we look to the horizon and celebrate what is to come, we want to hear what you LOVE about Spring! Share your LOVE for springtime in Michigan and the Bay LIFE by tagging your Facebook and Instagram photos with #BayLIFELOVE. We may just showcase your photo online or in a future magazine!


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BAYLIFE North Magazine March/April 2015  

"Living the Northern Dream" BAYLIFE North Magazine is a Bi-Monthly lifestyle magazine published by BAY BREEZE MEDIA and is distributed free...

BAYLIFE North Magazine March/April 2015  

"Living the Northern Dream" BAYLIFE North Magazine is a Bi-Monthly lifestyle magazine published by BAY BREEZE MEDIA and is distributed free...