It's Not Too Late
For good giggles and grins, homemade brandies can’t be beat!! While we’ve
long loved Lemoncello, Raspberry and Damson Plum, our new favorite is
Pomegranate!!! We wanted it ready for Christmas, so this time we cheated!
But you can’t wait a moment longer. It will need at least a month to age ---
remember nothing instant!
Begin with a 24 ounce bottle POM 100% Pomegranate juice, one Fifth of
vodka, and 1 cup sugar. Place in plastic or glass and mix well. Place in
dark cool place and twice a week shake gently to blend.
We love to seek out cult wines. These artesian treasures are truly gems in
a glass. Favorites: Colgincellars.com Harlanestate.com Screamingeagle.com
"One of the most startingly innovative artists of our time,” raves The
Metropolitan Museum of Art of Abakanowicz, an internationally
acclaimed sculptor. Fifty drawings that are being seen for the first
time present an immediate and lasting impression of this artist.
Self-portraits, flies, flowers, and animals display close attention to
materials, texture, mood, and emotion. Not to be missed. Meijer
“Those who eat breakfast everyday are
It's all in the oats!
Jump start your metabolism with breakfast, don’t miss it. Make it
automatic by having the same thing everyday! We love McCann’s Steel
Cut Oatmeal --- the original steel-cut Irish oats with the nutty flavor.
They take twenty minutes to cook, so make a batch, divide it into
bowls, cover and refrigerate. Then nuke. Top with blueberries,
walnuts, all-fruit preserves, dried cherries, a dash of maple syrup,
or cream. We often eat them cold, sprinkled with sea salt. But,
everyday it gives you energy all morning long and helps cholesterol
levels. What a start.
Holiday Open Houses
All around our villages the wineries, art galleries, and shops all host
receptions to make the Holidays more festive six full weeks. The weekend of
November 18-19 is the kick-off in Saugatuck and Douglas with extended
shopping hours, music, refreshments, holiday specials, good cheer, warm
treats, special wrapping services, all in an effort to give you the
Holiday Spirit and help make your Holiday gift giving a joy.
The Gift of Wickwood
We think that the greatest luxury we have today is Time. And so we marvel
at the number of people who are giving the time to relax at Wickwood as
gift certificates to their family and friends for all kinds of occasions.
We think what they’re really giving is loving memories. That pleases us
Make new traditions yet, keep the old. That’s the secret.
Be a Secret Santa. Pick a pal, surprise them with thoughtful treasures and
be serendipitous about where and when they appear. Then get together to
reveal yourself. It’s nice to show someone you care.
Cook as a family for one entire weekend. Every meal.
Turn off the TV and get out the board games or cards.
Have the family exchange only homemade gifts or those of time together.
Send old fashioned Christmas cards by snail mail.
Make a pot of soup for a neighbor in need.
Find time to pamper yourself.
Dine for one week together, uninterrupted.
Adopt a family, a friend, or a homeless pet. Care!
Play as a couple or family – dance, build a snowman, climb a tree and
talk, take a hike. Forget television as time together.
Connect, really connect with those you love. Show them they are important.
The Journeyman Cafe
Our favorite restaurant can now serve you a glass of wine with your meal.
And, of course, not just any wine! Well researched fabulous wines from
France, California, Oregon, Chili and Michigan --- emphasis on fabulous!
And, the press reviews are echoing our admiration for Matt and Amy
Millar’s café. Raves such as “outspoken flavor”, a dish with plenty of
attitude”, “Bar none, it was the best pizza we’ve had!”. We second that.
Matt makes everything taste WOW! The dinner menu is rewritten weekly as
Matt takes us along on his adventure of discovering great farm-to-table
organic ingredients and making magic!! Save room for dessert, it’s
The Felt Mansion
A fabulous Christmas tour of the Felt Mansion all decked out for the
Holidays!! A trip to Christmas past.
Dec. 15 ~ 6 - 8 pm
● Saturday, Dec. 16 ~ 6 - 8 pm
● Sunday, Dec. 17 ~ 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm
● Thursday, Dec. 28 ~ 6 - 8 pm
● Friday, Dec. 29 ~ 6 -8 pm
● Sunday, Dec. 31 ~ 2 - 4 pm
● New Year's Day ~ Jan. 1, 2007
2 - 4 pm