Sunday, June 26, 2011
We are breaking from our usual routines for a time to assist my mother-in-law in her transition from this life to the next. Each moment is preciously savored and brings life into sharper focus. Priorities are redefined, relationships are refreshed. Memories are shared, tears and laughter join hands, love covers all things. Life flows through these days very much alive and with such clarity even in the face of impending death. For now, my attentions are drawn to her side.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This is about a superb restaurant located in Saugatuck, Michigan which we happened upon this last weekend and were enchanted and delighted about the atmosphere and menu!
Not only did their fenced gardened courtyard hold a superb array of flowers and a canopy of beautiful shade trees (where, of course, we ate, being the day was a gorgeous one),
but their screened porch was airy and elegantly softened by these summery grommet draperies.
Hercules also offers a more intimate setting indoors surrounding you with rich wall colors, soft lights and a rich flow of fabric draperies. Oh, did I mention the food was wonderful and the staff very friendly and eager to make sure your dining experience was memorable. Hats off to Hercules!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Nestled up in the heart of Northern Michigan along Lake Michigan’s breathtaking Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore is a resort we lovingly (however, not legally) call our second home. The Homestead Fresh Water Resort is our “little piece of heaven.” A casual, laid back, relaxing coastal resort that we not only love to vacation at…but appreciatively assist in designing window coverings for.
We have spent summers swimming and sunning when the boys were growing up and winters skiing and drinking hot chocolate. We have tended to their window treatments as well as enjoyed their gracious hospitality in this marvelous “pinky” area of the Michigan mitten.
Every accommodation we have had, whether by the lapping waters of the lake front or high in the forested dunes of the Hawk’s Nest, has provided an experience we relive and relive for years to come.
We cannot really call it “work” when we are installing window coverings for the Homestead especially when being surrounded by such soothing natural beauty!
I know this sounds like a travelogue, but I have been freshly reminded of our Northern Michigan treasure recently as we are once again joyously assisting them with window coverings and will have yet another opportunity to gaze across “Michigami” as the Ojibwa referred to the “great water”. As the Homestead says, “If heaven’s full, this is a great second choice!”