BAYLIFE North Magazine Sep/Oct 2014 "Living the Northern Dream"

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Bay LIFE North Magazine is a bi-monthly Lifestyle publication serving the readers throughout Northern Michigan. Traverse City, Frankfort, Leland, Glen Arbor, Northport, Suttons Bay, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs.


1747 S. Garfield Traverse City, MI 49686(231) 947-9000 WWW.CHERRYCAPITALCADILLAC.COMFinely stitched, premium-leather seats availablePower, fold-flat third-row seats 12" reconfigurable, full-color gauge TASTES BEST WHEN ITS WELL DONE. 2014 General Motors. All rights reserved. Cadillac Across from East Bay 4290 US 31 North Traverse City, Michigan 231.518.41486648 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, Michigan 248.825.4495indoor & outdoorEnd oF SuMMEr SAVinGS4 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHWe were recently invited to the Legacy Gala a few weeks ago that benefited the Crystal Mountain Legacy Art Park. I was just happy to support the arts and have a fun date night with my husband. I had no idea what a profound effect this memorable evening would have on me. The Gala honored George Zimmermann, who has just retired as the head of Travel Michigan and is responsible for spearheading a marketing team with a little campaign you may have heard ofPure Michigan. The quote above is an opener from one of the many successful commercials read by famous Michigander Tim Allen. Incidentally, Allen is most proud of the campaign, above all else that hes achieved. George was honored by the Art Park Board of Directors because of the significant positive impact the campaign has had on the state, sharing with the world the story of Michigan, its arts, history, culture and natural beauty. In 2013 alone, Pure Michigan attracted 4 million out-of-state visitors who spent $1.2 billion at Michigan businesses! Not too shabby, huh! As Zimmerman quoted the trees in his acceptance speech, his words really resonated with me. I sat captivated by all that he had to say, and reflected on the campaign timeframe. The Pure Michigan launch began in 2006 in only three regions, including our region at the time of DC/Maryland. I recalled vividly how while we were sipping our morning coffee together and watching TV, my husband, a Michigan native, would jump up with admiration whenever one of the campaigns commercials would air. Its Michigan, thats Michigan, followed by stories of the Caribbean-esque beaches with crystal-clear water, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Petoskey Stones, and Fall on Mackinaw Island. And even though he had lived in Maryland since 1983, he was so proud all over again of his Michigan roots, heritage and the beauty he had left behind. It dawned on me that a large part of the reason we were sitting in that room, as George was being honored, was actually because of that campaign. The commercials had romanced us from afar to move here, raise our baby daughter and live a simpler, less hurried but more fulfilling life, which we did in 2010. Its funny how everything happens for a reason, and I am in awe that the trees remind us there are bigger things than us. So as the magical transformation of the seasons occurs, revel in all its splendor and glory. The endless leaves saunter down silently in their hues of blazing gold and fiery reds. Its harvesting time for the farmerswhere flowers once bloomed, trees bear bountiful fruits. Time falls back, the air is crisp and Autumn has arrived. For many hardcore Michiganders, this is their favorite season.At home, its almost a nostalgic time. It is the start of life becoming normal. (Kids go back to schoolwoo-hoo!) Fabulous Fall is weekend football games, cozy sweaters, blazing up the fireplace, more snuggly hugs, the beginning of planning the holiday season and treasured family gatherings. With this issue, we embrace all that nature has to offer. Be mesmerized by Craig Sterkens stunning photography that captures the season beautifully. Chase the Colors and head north to experience the Tunnel of Trees M-119 for your first time or your twentieth. Visit inside the wilderness water view home of Dan and Meridith Falconer, who share a new world of unique designing possibilities with rustic, repurposed, raw materials and interior style elements. To inspire your fall wardrobe, we styled radio personalities Ron Jolly and Colleen Wares-McClelland on an 80-degree day in the finest town and country attire from Bahles on a shoot at the spectacular Black Star Farms Winery. (Plus, we had a blast drinking wine of course.) Speaking of wine, we take a trip to the French Side of Cass Street at Bistro Foufou, and indulge in some French comfort food and wine and culture. So as the sun sets and the house quiets down, pour some warm apple cider, grab a sweater, curl up on the couch and enjoy reading us cover to beautiful cover.FROM THE editorThe Nature of Trees reminds us there are bigger things than us.Posing with fellow Brit Charles D.G. Wickins, The English Auctioneer who made the Legacy Gala so entertaining!SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 5worldly cuisine paired with panoramic viewsmichigan microbrews | weekday specialsopen daily 5:00pm | sunday brunch 10:00amOwned & Operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians231-534-6800 | grandtraverseresort.com16th Floor | Grand Traverse Resort and Spa6 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH departments 10 SAY CHEESE 12 THE SCOOP 14 THE DISH 16 BEHIND THE DISH 18 FEELING GOOD 20 STYLE IN THE CITY WTCMs News Talks Colleen (Wares) McClelland & Ron Jolly 26 DATE NIGHT Bistro FouFou 38 A VIEW FROM ABOVE By Jim Anderson 42 SPROUTS & TYKES 44 BIG KIDS & TEENS 46 HOME STYLE 48 HOME SCOOP 50 ASK ANGELA 62 THEN & NOW Bahles of Suttons Bay 64 NORTHERN MICHIGAN EXPOSED By John A. Gessner features 30 SHADES OF AUTUMN Magically captured through the lens of photographer Craig Sterken 40 AN AUTUMN PILGRIMAGE A dazzling visual and historic drive through the Tunnel of Trees 52 STYLE + FUNCTION A coveted peek inside Dan and Meridith Falconers recently built home which strikes the perfect balance of Elegant meets Functional.302646S E P T E M B E R /O C TO B E R 2 0 1 4SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 78 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHCome FEAST upon our GRAND BUFFET SUNDAY BRUNCHDine outside on the covered patio.Book your special event on the private covered patioSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 9L I V I N G T H E N O R T H E R N D R E A MTraverse City: 143 E. Front Street 231.929.9665Alden: 9043 Helena Street 231.331.6438Elk Rapids: 144 River Street 231.264.6420Suttons Bay: 220 St. Joseph Street 231.866.4137Shop Online @ NiftyThingsOnline.comShop Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 11-4 Call 800.405.6909 to order by phone.Join the fight against Breast Cancer.Give Back Limited EditionBreast Cancer Gift Set!Featuring Her Gift of Strength only...$75PUBLISHER /EDITORTeri GorslineEditor@baylifenorth.comPUBLISHERTom GorslineTom@baylifenorth.comCOPY EDITORPam SchipperSTYLE EDITORSKristy Kurjan & Greta MyersHOMES CONSULTANTRebecca EykeCONTRIBUTERS WRITERSJohn A. Gessner, Angela Goodall, Darric Newman Vickie Reese, Kym Gauthier, Kristy KurjanCONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERSCraig Sterken, Mike Gullon, Kim Kozlowski Photography,Felicia Seeburger, Greta Myers, Tom Gorsline, John A. Gessner, Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route Committee. Jim Anderson Anderson Aerial PhotographyART DIRECTORGene Ullery-Smith, www.ullerysmith.comSALES EXECUTIVEMargaret CarlsonSales@baylifenorth.comADVISORY BOARDKatie Horvath, Erica Mohr, Greta MyersLauren Jeffries, Kristy Kurjan and Angela GoodallBAY BREEZE MEDIA LLCP.O. Box 1273 Traverse City, MI 49684231-715-6087LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND INQUIRESeditor@baylifenorth.comABOUT THE COVERCaptured by Photographer Craig Sterken D. H. Day farm, at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Taken along M-109 that can also be seen from the top of the Dune Climb.Bay Life North Volume 3 Number 16 is a bi-monthly publication of BAY BREEZE Media, LLC. Advertising Rates available upon request by calling 231-715-6087. Free distribution to over 550 locations throughout the Grand Traverse Bay and Northern Michigan. Bay Life North is owned exclusively by BAY BREEZE Media, LLC. 2014. All content of this publication is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior approval of the publisher. Bay Life North is a registered trademark of BAY BREEZE Media, LLC.The Legacy Gala 2014 Photography by Tom Gorsline and Felicia SeeburgerThe Legacy Gala celebrated the wonderful Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain. A fabulous evening with fun, food and art where the highlight was the Legacy Award to George Zimmerman, the man behind the original launch of the hugely successful PURE MICHIGAN campaign!Smiling guests with Crystal Mountain owners Chris and Jim MacInnes Bill Milliken, Patty Pelizzari and Barry LevineSusan and Norm Ling Legacy Award Honoree George Zimmermann with his wife Carol Tom and Judy Dawson won the South African Safari in the live auctionEmcee NPRs Kate Botello and guest Ray Weigel.Gene Jenneman of NMCs Dennos Museum greeted by Renee Hintz, Park Director.John and Beth Melcher 10 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 11Goodwills Pop Up Dinner Photography by John A. Gessner100 fabulous people lavishly dined on a 5 course dinner at the beautiful new Kirkbride Hall. The delicious cuisine was all prepared by masterful owner/chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee, of the The Cooks House. The dinners are to support Goodwills Fresh Start Program helping train people along side professionals in the Restaurant industry! It was a magnificent evening!Check as a place to stay up-to-date and hear about the next pop-up dinner before the general public.Molly Albert and Collette ChampagneK.K. Trucco and Megan Madion12 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHFill it UpTheres a new service at the IGA in Harbor Springs, and this is a very GOOD Thing! Its a convenient donation bin for Goodwill, so now you can give back when you shop! The Petoskey location was the closest, and while thats close to Harbor Springs, its not as convenient. When you give to Goodwill, youre reinvesting in your own community, says Leah Bagdon McCallum, Goodwills advancement director. IGA store co-owner Suzanne Hug explains, When Goodwill approached us and laid out the concept, and what they do in our community with the money raised from these donations, we thought it would be a great idea. And with the location right next to the recycle bins, Its also an added convenience to our shoppers. As the seasons change, this is a great time to clean out those closets and fill them up! Open 24/7 at the Harbor Springs IGA grocery store at 300 W. Lake St.Flower PowerLocal beloved florist Derek Woodruffs resume is blooming again! And he already has the prestigious Michigan Floral Associations 2014 Designer of the Year Award under his belt! The Floral Underground and Fleur Couture Cabaret owner just won first runner-up at the 47th Annual Sylvia Cup Design Competition, held Aug. 16 in Marco Island, Florida. The competition is the floral industrys longest running, national annual floral design competition, and only 25 participants qualified. Its the U.S. floral industrys only LIVE national design competition, so the pressure is palatable! Its so like an episode right out of a reality TV contestand hes done that, too, on Logo Networks The Arrangement! He had to use talent, creativity and a whole lotta wow, and with a Studio 54 theme, the mega-talented dancer had no problem with inspiration. Congrats, Derek! Best of The BestWe all already knew that Peg and Dan Jonkhoffs Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home business that sits in the stunning Historic Perry Hannah Home on 6th Street is the Best! But now the entire nation does! The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) recognized them as a 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award Winner, but because of Peg Jonkhoffs dedication in bringing the Historic Coffee Table book Perry Hannahs Gifts to life by telling the story of Traverse Citys Founding Father. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home now will be prestigiously honored one step further as only one of four funeral homes in the nation being hailed The BEST of The BEST! The award recognizes the development and execution of an innovative program or service that had a positive impact on the families and communities they serve. Their big All-Star honors will be given in a recognition ceremony at the 2014 NFDA International Convention on Oct. 13 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Perry Hannah is smiling down in approval, Im sure! We are pretty proud, too, as we are the publishers of the stunning book. Way to go, Peg! 12 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHDerek Woodruff pictured at last years Friendly Garden Club 90th Celebration Michigan Governor Rick Snyder with Peg Jonkhoff holding the famed Perry Hannah's Gifts BookChoose to see the GOOD STUFF!SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 13Elizabeth BlairFine Pearls Everyday Luxe115 W. Main Street | Harbor Springs, MI | | ElizabethBlair.comMember Cultured Pearl Association of AmericaBigger is BetterTwo of the oldest law firms in Traverse City (circa 1892) have united. Recently announced, the law firm of Calcutt Rogers & Boynton has merged with the law firm of Kuhn, Darling and Quandt. The new firm will be known as Kuhn Rogers PLC. Joining forces with father and son Terry and Chris Rogers and Gregory Jenkins will be Ward Kuhn, Brooks Darling, Joseph Quandt, Gregory Donahue, Edgar Roy III and Gina Bozzer as partners, and Troy Stewart, Matt Boyd and Marc McKellar as associates. They will combine their practices at the Union Street offices. Jack Boynton will continue with the firm in an of counsel relationship. And of course, their prime goal is superior customer service for existing and future clients. 231-947-7900231.995.5500 | tcsb.comTHRIVE HERE!Member FDICChris Rogers and father Terry Rogers have a big announcement!Choose to see the GOOD STUFF!Family MUST DO!The Great Lakes Childrens Museum under the awesome leadership of the new Executive Director Michael Long is a happening place to be! Things are a changing, and its All GOOD for our families fun and learning! The first major change is a brand new exhibit Building Bridges to be unveiled Friday Sept 26, at Noon. Its launching with a BIG SPLASH! on Sat Sep 27, at 1:00 pm. As well as experience the new exhibit and all the fun the museum has to offer. Make a date to have your kids take on the Bridge Building Challenge! Participants will try their hand at mastering tension, compression, gravity and load to span a distance using (wait for it) Spaghetti and Mini-marshmallows! How fun does that sound! We double dare you to try! Team registration will be required - $5 for materials one per team. See also the Sprouts on page 42 for more fun info. 13240 S West-Bay Shore Dr, T.C. 231 932-4526 greatlakeskids.org14 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHVegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.JIM DAVISFall FIZZL. Mawby Vineyards are already known as Michigans Sparkling WineBubbleheads is the affectionate term! They have been shaking up the grapes lately with bubble-bursting and cork-popping fizzy new ideas! In summer, they launched a tentbar. Now rolling in for fall, they will be featuring different food trucks each Saturday through the end of October. Take an autumn drive, visit the vineyard, savor unique food truck flavors paired with wine by the glass and shake up your fall! 4519 S. Elm Valley Road, Suttons Bay 231- 271-3522 www.lmawby.comCuisine for a CauseIts all for the babies! Support the March of Dimes and attend the Signature Chef Auction Event. Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering delights. Youll dine on the finest of Gourmet Cuisine by our areas Top Chefs from the hottest restaurantsall under one roof. They are also paired with local wines to complete the experience. The extraordinary evening is held once a yearthis is the 12th Signature Chef Auction Eventat the elegant conference space at the NMC Hagerty Center overlooking the bay. This is truly a not-to-be-missed event where you are wined and dined in style. You also have the opportunity to give back to a marvelous cause with silent and live auctions. All the culinary magic happens on Monday, Oct. 13, 5:309:30 p.m. Get your tickets in advance. The community comes out in abundance, and it always sells out. Its Foodie Fabulous! www.signaturechefsauctiontc.com14 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 15Branching Out Harringtons by the Bay and Sorrelina owners John McGee and Glen Harrington are planting more roots this fall. Along with a group of investors, they purchased the old TraVino restaurant building and property on the East side of town that has been vacant since closing over a year and a half ago. They are already turning over a new leaf with renovations underway, and just like a new addition, the name is being closely guarded! (Or, they havent figured it out yet?) One thing we do know with the quality, service and wonderful dining experiences we all enjoy in their current restaurants, we are in for another delicious treat!Pop Up DinnersYou may have heard the term Pop Up Dinners recently. They are inventive, engaging dining experiences in our community that promote Goodwills Mi Fresh Start job training program to mentor program participants. They have been lucky to partner with some of the hottest TC restaurants (so far, Red Ginger and The Cooks House). Mi Fresh Start is held at the Kirkbride Hall, a renovated historic building of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Working alongside professionals, Mi Fresh Start program trainees benefit greatly from a shared experience with the regions greatest culinary leadership. Training in a live classroom environment under chefs of this caliber represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for individuals with disadvantages and disabilities, said Brandon Seng, director of Goodwills food programs. The goal is one Pop Up Dinner every month; check for updates. Harrington and John McGee pictured with Harringtons By the Bay Chef Josh Vinocur (center)16 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHsecret recipe:GRILLED PORK PORTERHOUSE WITH A TART CHERRY BBQ SAUCEPre-heat your grill to ensure that the briquettes are red hot.Season to your liking, let sit at room temperature for 30 mins. Place on the grill and rotate and flip regularly. It keeps the fats and juices moving on the inside of the meat. I like to cook pork to medium about 135-140 degrees before it is removed from the grill.While the pork is resting make a batch of your best mashed potatoes to serve as a side. Toms Tips Set the seasoned meat on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet; it will draw moisture out of the meat and cause it to drip a little, ensuring the meat cooks at an even pace and be extra juicy.Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving, this will let the juices in the meat disperse back into the meat and prevent the dreaded juices all over the plate from the first cut into the steak.Tart Cherry Bbq6 oz. onion, small dice 2 oz. sesame oil 1 oz. garlic puree tsp. ginger puree 6 oz. brown sugar 3 oz. molasses 2 oz. worcestershire sauce 1 oz. sherry vinegar 20 oz. tart cherries, frozen 16 oz. water 12 oz. ketchup 8 oz. strawberry preserves tsp. cumin seeds, lightly toasted pinch cayenne pepper tsp. saltDirections1. Saut the onions, garlic and ginger in sesame oil until translucent over medium low heat.2. Add brown sugar, molasses, worcestershire and sherry vinegar and cook until brown sugar dissolves.3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 25 minutes.4. If you would like the sauce a little more stick to your ribs you can mix an equal amount of cornstarch and water and thicken the bbq sauce at this time.5. Season with salt.6. Use immediately or store in refrigerate in a covered container for 1 week.This bbq sauce is also good with salmon, chicken or any other meat that comes off the grill.Tom Kelly Copper Falls Steakhouse Executive ChefI strive for seasonal and regionally inspired dishes prepared from scratch using local ingredients whenever possible.SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 17vino UNCORKED Darric Newman is the wine aficionado and co-owner of Folgarellis Market and Wine ShopFalling For FallWhile many of us are enjoying the summer months, warm breezes, sunny days and time spent with family and friends in beautiful Northern Michigan, it is once again time for a season change and Fall is just around the corner. With that in mind it is also harvest season for our wine industry hauling in yet another crop of delicious wine vinifera. Many who are familiar with the wines of France know of the harvest end Beaujolais Nouveau made in a fresh style and released from the current harvest. Locally we have what I consider a sleeper red wine, the Gammy Noir from Chateau Grand Traverse. This wine made from 100% Gammy, (which is the grape Beaujolais is made of) a bit lighter than most traditional reds with flavors tart cherry, dark plum and pepper. Being that this wine is a bit lighter in body in allows for pairing with a wide range of foods from cheeses to pizza, salmon, grilled chicken or just simply porch sipping. Give this wine a try this late summer / early fall, and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.Cheers, Darric424 West Front Street, Traverse City 231.941.7651Arts TavernAn Arts Tavern Burger has been calling your name all summer! A Blue Burger? Olive Burger, topped with a side of Tater Tots? Heck, yeah! Locals call this place Legendary, mainly because its been around since 1934 and the food is Darn Good Eatin! Its the epitome of a corner watering hole and a beloved place to enjoy stellar pub grub and chillax with friends. Nestled right on the corner of M-22 and Lake Street in Glen Arbor, Arts Tavern is almost as famous as the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes. The namesake guy, Art, is long gone. These days, the tavern is proudly owned by Tim Barr who, rumor has it, is also known as the unofficial Mayor of the town! Its dcor is true vintage sports, decorated in a mean man cave basement style, complete with a pool table (but dont worry, girls are allowed). The food is Americana classic with a twist. Their Mouthwatering Burgers are famous, coming in close seconds to the Whitefish Burger, Funky Grilled Cheese and the Smelt! Their daily Soups are homemade, including a Smokin Chili and on Wednesdays only a Chicken Jalapeo that makes Hump Day extra special! Wash all these wicked good eats down with some rockin beer on tap. They open at 7 a.m. (Tims still sleeping, though!), and a Breakfast here will have you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a Rib Eye & Eggs, Fishtown Omelet or even a Hangover Helper!Open 360 days a year and stays open till Late. Bring cash! 6487 Western Ave. 231-334-3754 Don Miller PhotographyOff the Beaten Track! Foodie Gems you need to discover.wicked GOOD EATSAwesome owner Tim Barr, serving up an infamous Art's Juicy Burger and Tater Tots! Yum!18 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHTHINK PINK! Pink POWER! Never underestimate the power of women! 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. Youll feel terrific while helping, having fun and making new girlfriends for life! I dedicate this page to my dear Friend Katie Horvath who is amazing and strong. You Got This! Sept. 19-21, Trailing for TriumphCelebrating its 10th year, this event founded by Lori and Lisa McFarlan grew out of a love for horses and honoring their moms passing. Its not just all about horses either. Non-horse enthusiasts can enjoy fly fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing and more. Held at Ranch Rudolf. www.trailingfortriumph.orgOct. 4, Remembrance RunThis beloved fundraiser for the Womens Cancer Fund is lovingly put together by the Traverse City Track Club and held at Timber Ridge Resort. New this year, all participants of the 5K will be chip timed, so everyone will know how long it took them to complete the course. Awards go to the top three in each age group! (But remember, all levels are most welcome.) You must preregister online! www.remembrancerun.comOct. 10, Bras for a Cause Come join the 5th Annual Bras for a Cause. This hilarious event is like no other. Men strut the runway wearing sponsored, decorated bras. The funds raised go to the local chapter of Womens Council of REALTORS and The Traverse Health Clinic. The event is held at Streeters Center. www.brasforacausetc.comWe dont know how STRONG we are, until being strong is the only choice we have.SARAH BROWN PHOTOGRAPHYSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 19Seriously fun fashion, hip & happy gifts.www.thehappywomanstore.com309 St. Joseph Street Suttons BayCMYCMMYCYCMYKHW_BAYLIFE_septoct14.pdf 1 8/15/14 7:00 AMTraverse City143 E. Front Street231.929.9665Alden9043 Helena St 231.331.6438Elk Rapids144 River Street 231.264.6420Suttons Bay220 St. Joseph St 231.866.4137Shop Online @ NiftyThingsOnline.comShop Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 11-4 Virtually any lake can be turned into one ofthese beautiful 3-dimensional pieces of art!Only $129.95Call us on our toll-free line...(800) 405-6909 to place your order.Warehouse District, Corner of Hall & GarlandTraverse City231-421-9117Fall in Love with20 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHMOVERS & SHAKERS20 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHTEXT Kristy KurjanSTYLED BY Kristy Kurjan & Greta MyersWEARING Bahles of Suttons Bay LOCATION Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay HAIR Missie Burgess of Allure SalonMAKE UP Cassie Grammer of Allure SalonPHOTOGRAPHER Greta MyersSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 21Colleen (Wares) McClellandProducer for The Christal Frost Show, Newstalk 580, WTCMCLOTHING: Bahles of Suttons Bay Barbour Jacket $379 Barbour Messenger Bag $329 Not Your Daughters Jeans $130 Cotton Country Sweater $90 Boots: Models Own Red Barbour Jacket $270 Foxcroft Blouse $80 Stella & Dot Gabrielle Pearl Necklace $69 and Daphne Pearl Bracelet $49 WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT WORKING IN RADIO? I LOVE talk radio: the variety of topics each day, the interaction with our listeners, the opportunities to be a student, and working for such a long-established company, Midwestern Broadcasting.HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LISTENERS? Our listeners are terrific. Theyre interested in their communities, their families, culture, food, musicand are thought-provoking conversationalists!WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FALL IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN? Looking forward to a good crop of local Honeycrisps, and praying for a nice long October warm spell.TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT WE DONT KNOW: I married my sweetheart, Mac McClelland, in an extraordinary ceremony on Empire Beach in early August. It was the greatest day ever.SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 21Colleen brought along her Best Buddy, Golden Retriever Daisy age 16!22 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHRon JollyMorning Host, WTCM NewsTalk 580CLOTHING: Bahles of Suttons Bay Barbour Jacket $399 Barbour Plaid Scarf $69 Barbour Shirt $99 Bills Khakis $155 Merrell Shoes $135 WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT WORKING IN RADIO? Its a great vantage point to observe a community, in this case Traverse City and the broader northern Michigan region. Its a pleasure to engage with people who are caring, concerned, decent, and proud of where they live.HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LISTENERS? Informed, engaged, attractive!WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FALL IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN? Hot chili, good football games, and some northern Michigan day trips with my wife, Laura.TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT WE DONT KNOW: I have one heckuva a book collection! Specialize in rare, antique books about northern Michigan (TC, Mackinac, Petoskey, etc.), and many books by local authors, well-known and obscure, and books about the region.22 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHKari Merzs (Black Star Stable Manager) dog Perth got in on the posing too!SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 23Cross Country Ski Shop is thebest-stocked Northern Michigan Ski Shop. Visit us for Cross Country Skis and Cross Country Ski Shop - 6041 West M72 - Grayling, MI 49738 - 14867 N Cathead Bay Dr. Northport, MI 49670 3 bds 2 baths$525,000. Ann Porter, GRI, CRS, ABR ASSOCIATE BROKER231.944.4959 Ann@AnnPorterTC.comBREATHTAKING VIEWS OF LAKE MICHIGAN100 Private frontage, new build.6659 NW Torch Lake Drive Kewadin, MI 49648 4 bds 4 baths$595,000. 5800 S Lake Leelanau Dr. #1 Traverse City, MI 496842 bds 1 bath$195,000. VACATION/INVESTMENT WATERFRONT400 shared frontage, private boat slip, stellar rental history.SCHMIDT REALTORS402 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686PRIVATE FRONTAGE ON TORCH LAKEExpansive decking, boatport and additional 2 car garage detached garage.BRING IT ON AUTUMN!So, thats it! Bye bye beach dresses, little tops, sandals...It is time for a wardrobe refresher. Bring on Fall Fashion! Exciting season when you can still add a pair of leggings to a light dress, wrap yourself in a sweater or a cardigan ... and Voila!, you are ready... Bring it on Autumn!boutique salon231.944.1969 116 south union downtown tcboutique salon231.944.1969 116 south union downtown tcThe Exchange boutique downtown TC offers a broad and exciting selection of fall sweaters, cardigans and leggings. New weekly arrivals of scarves, pashminas, handbags ...everything you need, everything you want for an economical but trendy Fall wardrobe.A big Thank You to the Groleau family for letting us use their beautiful barn for the photo shoot. Located in Traverse City at the corner of 4miles and Hammond, you can find wonderful locally grown fruits and vegetables. BISTRO FOUFOU26 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHBienvenu! (Welcome!) To experience European culture, amazing ambiance, authentic French food and wine all delivered with a real French accent, Bistro Foufou could be compared to having our very own French Quarter right on Cass Street in Traverse City. If youve never had a French Fling, or met a true Parisian, let us expand your horizons. If you include the French Riviera and the sovereign city-state of Monaco, France is the most visited country in the world. Paris alone is named the worlds most romantic city. Its famous of course for its Wine, Bordeaux, Beaujolais and Champagne, to name a few, and Cheese (Fromage)there are more than 400 types, including Brie, always paired with a baguette! France has also given the world incredible artists and monuments. Claude Monet invented French Impressionist painting. Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa sits in the French Muse Du Louvre. The Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower are world-famous landmarks, and in 1886 the French actually gifted the Statue of Liberty that graces New York Harbor to the United States! Ooh la la, who knew? So come join the French Revolution at Foufou! The owner/chef is the charismatic Frenchman Guillaume Hazal-Massieux, and he was born in Paris! (Impressive, huh?) His mother, whom he calls a Culinary Master, inspired him to cook. Later, he moved to the West Indies, his fathers native country. You may already be familiar with him if you have dined at La Becasse near Glen Arbor, which Guillaume has owned with his wife Brooke for 10 years. The couple lives close by on a farm with daughters Margot (12), Lizzy (6), and poodle Gus!Guillaume is classically trained by Paul Bocuse, who is considered the greatest French chef of the 20th century! (In the restaurant, look for the photograph of Bocuse with a very young Guillaume in 1993.) Guillaume perfected his craft in France, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. He even spent time teaching cooking in the military before eventually landing in Grand Rapids in 1996 where he met his wife. After years of prestigious culinary positions, the opportunity arose to purchase La Becasse. It was actually already a French restaurant, so how perfect? (La Becasse is the French word for Woodcock, and the restaurant name is a word play on the original name of the previous restaurant.) So when the time came to name his new restaurant, Guillaume decided to keep the bird theme. Foufou means crazy in French, but it is also the Creole nickname for a Hummingbird and used as a term of endearment for Crazy in the West Indies. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 27LEFT: The Famed Steak TartareRIGHT: Owner/Chef GuillaumeInside Bistro FoufouA dazzling Beet SaladThe unique bar inlaid with wooden french wine cratesCome in, enjoy great food, a glass of wine and have fun with friends, Voila!28 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHAnd Bistro in French means an everyday place that is not pretentious. I wanted this to be a fun and very approachable place, where you can come in and just grab an espresso, or have a glass of French wine at the bar, shares Guillaume. Situated in the heart of bustling Downtown, Bistro Foufou offers the very European feeling of outdoor seating, right on the sidewalk like the happening restaurants in Paris on the famous Avenue des Champs lyses. Take in the ambiance, enjoy a glass of wine with friends and fabulous food, all while you people watch and are seen having a French frolic like a true Parisian. Ooh la la! Inside, the bar catches your attention first. Its adorned with French wooden wine crates, serves only the finest of French wines and is the only place you can indulge in French beer On Tap. The incredible wine list is like a drive through the countryside of France that lingers in every region! And if you are a certified wine connoisseurJe taimeyou will fall in love for sure! There are French Cognacs, of course, and some aptly named cocktails to try are The Arc De Triomphe and the Metro De Paris. Happy hours from 4 to 6 p.m. are indeed spent being happy here; for a mere $3, you can have a glass of delicious French wine! Spring another $3 for hand-cut frites, have another glass and youre still under $10! Now that is Foufou Good! The food is Classic, Simple French food, and specials are many staples like oysters, grains, bacon, poached eggs, beet salad, stews and delicious bread. The cheese is local from Leelanau Cheese, also French! Like most, they try to stay in season so everything is served fresh. There are bolder flavors like Steak Tartar, Oysters, and of course you will still find Escargot on the menu, which is a favorite of 6-year-old daughter Lizzy! The Culinary Tour de France starts again this Fall. Dont wait to make your reservations for a five-course dinner with five Wines for $65 a person including tax and tip! (Every one sold out last year!) And if you attend any elegant event at The City Opera House, the food and drink is also French-inspired with a partnership with Bistro FouFou.Do you believe everything happens for a reason? We do! Our visit to Guillaumes Foufou also included the food photo shoot, so all the culinary cuisine was prepared especially for us and it needed to be eaten! (Ooh la la!) Yes, this was a terrible dilemma for our waistlines only! As dish by delicious dish was lovingly delivered from the busy kitchen and proudly laid out on a platter in front of us, our eyes were wide, the aromas were delectable and our mouths were watering in tempting ancipation! From the incredible Beet Salad, the Parisian Gnocchi with amazing sauce, a Pork Chop to die for, all topped off with a Berry Crisp dessert la mode of course! We truly experienced our French revolution, our taste buds were tantalized and culture evoked! After one visit, you will say Jadore Bistro Foufou and Guillaume will be your new BFF. Merci beaucoup!Bistro Foufou 118 Cass St 231-421-6583 www.bistrofoufou.comExpect the finest of French Wines The blackboard of SpecialsYou have to try Parisian Gnocchi! Berry Crisp, served A La Mode of course!UnTroisDeuxQuatreBistro is a casual place of everyday, and Fou is French for Crazy, and Creole for Hummingbird!SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 29Organic Fresh and Local Foods Enormous Wine Selection300 W. Lake Street Harbor Springs, MI 231-526-2101 YOUR UPTOWN GROCERY AlwaysHomemade104 W. Main Street, Lake Leelanau231-994-2400 www.bellafortunarestaurant.comFREAKY FAST DELIVERY!2011 JIMMY JOHNS FRANCHISE, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.1217 E. FRONT ST.231.929.2999SUBS SO FAST YOULLFREAK!30 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSHADES OF AUTUMNFeaturing Photography by Craig SterkenSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 3132 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHMeet Photographer Craig Sterken Growing up in the state of Michigan has provided me with a love for its beauty and a great appreciation for the outdoors. Many of my fondest memories involve small boats on inland lakes, camping in the woods, and sunsets over Lake Michigan beaches.Woodland, lakes, and beaches. In Michigan youre never far from any of these. Each of these providing subtle to stunning beauty for the observant viewer.My passion for photography has led me to spend countless hours not only practicing the craft, but also working to capture those scenes that show my appreciation for the beauty that Michigan has to offer. There are moments in our lives where we view a sunset over a quiet lake or a lighthouse shining like a star in the night, guiding sailors to safety. We take in these scenes and wish these moments would last forever. As we all know, those moments are fleeting. My goal is to capture those moments as best I can, for no two scenes are ever the same. Its my pursuit of those moments that keep me going. Sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.Enjoy, Craig Sterken, Craigsterken.comSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 33Autumn is hands-down my favorite time to take landscape photographs, Michigan just comes to life in the fall.SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 3334 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH34 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 35SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 3536 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHThe colors are vibrant, the air is crisp, and the sunsets are better than in the summer.36 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 37Investment Portfolio or a Financial Plan?If your portfolio is the plan, thenhope becomes the strategy. I hope the market goes and stays up when I am near or in my retirement years.Dont rely on hopecall me for a no obligation meeting and well discuss life event considerations,investment options and the comprehensive planning resourcesavailable through Raymond Jamesthat can help you have a Life Well Planned.Robert J. Fenton, WMSFinancial Advisor, Wealth Management Specialist13818 S. W. Bay Shore DriveTraverse City, MI 49684Office: Raymond James and Associates Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPCBIKESY E A R S !C EL EB R A T I N G1038 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHBY JIM ANDERSONSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 39Autumn Over Omena Jim Anderson of Anderson Aerial PhotographyOur Legendary Steaks, Seafood and Prime Rib Have Made Us a Northern Michigan LandmarkPh. 231-946-3991 www.booneslli.com7208 secor road Traverse ciTy, michiganwww.M22.comTraverse City - Glen Arbor40 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHAnAutumnPilgrimageSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 41As fall briskly breezes in, head north to M-119 to experience the famous Tunnel of Trees. Like a movie set from The Hobbit, leafy branches are everywhere alive with glorious colors. They sparkle in ever-changing hues; aimlessly arched and entwined like arms hugging high overhead, creating a magical gleaming canopy entrancing drivers and cyclists alike. Just travelling along the road feels like a mystical adventure, eyes wide ogling gleefully. The air blows crisp as leaves dance to the winds whistle, and high along the bluff, the road hugs, curves and wows at every turn, giving way to peeks below of the glistening water of Lake Michigan. This isnt just taking the road less travelled. (In fact, it is travelled by thousands.) This is natures momentous journey that delights the soul.Just the Facts: You pick up the M-119 taking a left at the north end of Petoskey, drive though the idyllic town of Harbor Springs, and when youre north of Harbor Springs, M-119 becomes the 20-mile Tunnel of Trees. Watch out for sharp twists and turnsthe Tunnel of Trees boasts 137 in all with Horse Shoe Bend and Devils Elbow being the most white-knuckling. Drive slowly and make sure to take in the historical markers. Along the way, these markers will enrich your knowledge of the area. Pit Stop 1: Pond Hill Farm: Fun for the entire family, a must do! 231.526.3276 Pit Stop 2: Trillium Woods Antiques: Treasure hunt for antiques, collectibles and primitives in an original Good Hart log cabin. 231.526.6569 Pit Stop 3: Good Hart General Store: This little red building is an authentic 1930s general store. Dont miss the World Famous Pot Pies. 231.526.7661 Pit Stop 4: Cross Village: One of the oldest settlements in the state of Michigan. Three Pines Studio. Art gallery and working studio. 5959 Levering Road, 231.526.9447 End of M-119. Legs Inn: This historic landmark features authentic Polish cuisine. 231.526.2281 For more history and information, visit 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 41Courtesy Tunnel of Trees Scenic Heritage Route CommitteeKim Kozlowski Photography42 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHPlay in the DIRT, because life is too short to always have CLEAN fingernailsSPROUTS &T Y K E SBridge to DiscoveryDiscover our wonderful Great Lakes Childrens Museum all over again! Brand new exhibits have been meticulously planned and are being installed into 2015! The first big unveiling will occur Sept. 26 (drum roll, please!) with Building Bridges, an exciting interactive structure that allows children to engineer kid-sized working bridges. (Thanks to support from Team Elmers, Paul Mauer Construction and Hesper Smyth for making it possible.) See Touch Explore Discover is the mission of the museum for our children, and these shiny new improvements promise to make it better than ever before. Purchase a family membership for the fun to never end! 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr., TC. 231-932-4526. Greatlakeskids.orgBuschels of Farm Fall FunCorn Mazes, Hayrides, Pumpkins, Cider, Apple Picking OH MY Fall Is Here Make some Family Play Dates and Create Awesome Autumn Memories. Heres a list of our local Pickins:Jacobs Corn MazeFun Factor: The theme this year is Top Secret! Be a super sleuth spy and unlock its hidden meanings. 7100 East Traverse Highway (M-72 West), TC 231-632-6293 www.jacobscornmaze.comFriske Orchards Fun Factor: Harvest Festival on Sept. 27 (pumpkin pancake breakfast, live music, wagon rides, face painting and more) 10743 North US 31, Atwood 231-599-2604 www.friske.comHoxsies Farm Market Fun Factor: Corn Maze, hay rides and play in the Big RED Barn 6578 M-72 East, Williamsburg 231-267-9087 www.hoxsiesfarmmarket.comRennie Orchards Fun Factor: The Teepee & Log Cabin 11221 Munro Road, Williamsburg 231-264-8387 www.rennieorchards.comPahls Pumpkin PatchFun Factor: Take a train ride! 11168 N. M37, Buckley 231-620-1242 www.pahlspumpkinpatch.comGallaghers Farm MarketFun Factor: See the animals in the Petting Zoo. 7237 M72 West, TC 231-947-1689 www.gallaghersfarmmarkettc.comPond Hill FarmFun Factor: Shoot the Super Squash Rocket! 5581 S. Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs 231-526-3276 www.pondhill.comThank you to Judy and Denny Hoxsie for sharing this picture of granddaughter Charlise (Schulz) at 11 months old, who is now 8! So Cute!SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 43 (231) 946-5191 | TCCENTRALUMC.ORG | 222 Cass, Downtown TCSunday Mornings Chapel Worship at 8:15 am | Casual Worship at 9 am Sunday School at 9:45 am | Traditional Worship at 11 amYOUare welcome HERE.Crooked River Lodge & Suites Family friendly 42 guest rooms and suites Indoor pool and hot tub Lodging packages Complimentary breakfastYour gateway to all things north! Located in Alanson on the picturesque Crooked River, recreational and river activities are within arms reach. Just across the road is access to hundreds of miles of trails connecting you to Indian River, Harbor Springs and Mackinaw.6845 US 31 N, 231-548-5000Take a virtual tourComplete Marine Service10% DISCOUNT TO ALL NEW HEATED & COLD STORAGE CUSTOMERSOutside Mast-Up StorageOpen Year round Authorized Gas & Diesel Sales & Services, Hull Painting, Varnishing,Re-Finishing, Engine Re-powering, Prop & Shaft Repair, TransmissionRepairs, Stern Drive Repairs, Hauling and Launching, Rigging,Electronics Service & Ships Store44 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHBIG KIDS &T E E N SWhats a Millage? On Tuesday, Nov. 4 TCAPS will request a renewal of its longstanding non-homestead operating millage. What is a millage, you ask? An operating millage provides a large portion of the funds needed to run a school system. TCAPS serves more than 10,000 students, covers 300 square miles of Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties and employs 1,900 area residents. So the millage pays for books and classroom materials, staff salaries, utilities and other basic operational needs. Here are a few other points:1 It is not paid by most taxpayers, and those who do pay would see no change to their current tax rate.2 It is a property tax on most second homes and businesses.3 It has been in place since 1999 and is required to receive the states full foundation allowance per pupil.I have no need for GOOGLE I have teenagers that know it all!Spooky FunScreams in the DarkFace your fears, if you dare! Scare your tweens and teens at the Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds at the largest haunted event around. Its a Halloween Horror Fest! New this year is Delirium! Pitting you against your fears with spiders, snakes, darkness and claustrophobia! Yikes! With a haunted hayride, a haunted trail and more, theres something for all ages. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October from 7 to 11 p.m. www.evernighthaunt.comKingsley Ghost FarmBack for its 5th year, the line-up of events includes Ravencrows Revenge Haunted Walk and The Cursed Barn Haunt. Every Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 through Nov 1, The Ghost Farm, located at 5010 Pierce Road, Kingsley, is open 7 to 11 p.m. Tours start at dusk. Dont miss Spooky Trick-or-Treat Walk, Oct. 18 and 25: Children go in costume. Cobbys Hay Maze will be open weekends. Oct 3 through 26, 12 to 5 p.m. For pricing and info go to, or call 231.645.14474 It provides approximately 36 percent of TCAPS annual operating budget.5 Without it, TCAPS cannot fully operate.Learn more about it at and register to vote by Oct. 6.44 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 45Ignite...Its time to experience 800.681.5920Loudon WainwrightFriday, October 3Interlochen Collage October 9 & 10Aquila Theatre, Wuthering HeightsTuesday, October 14Ailey II: Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterMonday, October 27Terrance HayesThursday, October 30 Nebraska Theatre Caravan A Christmas Carol Tuesday, December 2 Sleeping BeautyInterlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. and OrchestraDecember 11-13WINTERLOCHENSaturday, February 21From The Top with Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Michael ThurberFriday, March 13Altan: St. Patricks Day CelebrationSaturday, March 14eighth blackbirdThursday, April 9ChanticleerWednesday, April 15The King and I Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Co.May 15-16...a lifelong passion for the Arts.Laugh with a Grammy Award-winning songwriter. Immerse yourself in an exhilarating performance. Be moved by a tragic love story. Be inspired by an American poet. 46 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHStudy nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTEarthy Locally Made Stone Photo Frame $70.00Change of Season Clock $139.99Amber Glow Kelton Hurricane Candle Holder $249.99Autumn Foliage Burl Wood Vase $59.99Pick of the Patch Pumpkin $20.99Hibernate Bear Finial $44.99Bringing the Outdoors INFor finding unique rustic elements to enhance your home, Woodland Creek Furniture has the Wow Factor in endless eclectic choices to fit every home style: urban, reclaimed, barn wood and farmhouse styles, to name a few. For over 10 years, owners Rob and Gina Evina have been devoted to crafting custom furniture from local and sustainable sources, outfitting the finest interiors of Northern Michigan homes, cabins and cottages. 4290 N US Highway 31 N, T.C. 231- 938-8025 woodlandcreekfurniture.comSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 47Call to schedule your FREE in-home estimate today!We bring our showroom to YOU!(231) 947-948810 Premium WindowsInstalled withSOLARZONETMOnly $73/MONTH0% Financing Available Leading Edge, High-Performance Products Industrys Strongest, All-Inclusive Lifetime Transferable Warranty Clearly Itemized Guaranteed Low PriceREPLACEMENT WINDOWS & DOORS SIDING DECKSLOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.windowstc.comImprove the Look of Your Home with a New Entry DoorMEADOWSWEET418 S. Union St. (Old Town)Traverse City 231-943-2170 MeadowsweetTC.comhome accentsTHE QUILTSARE HERE! Aerial Photos make a great gift Idea!www.andersonaerialphotography.com231.947.4598 48 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHYour HOME should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you LOVE brought together under one roof.Bewitched by FallMother Nature goes out with a bang, before drifting into the drab cocoon of winter. Lift your spirits while embracing the explosion of the seasons spectacular colors by using your home as a blank canvas to decorate. Design elements are out there for the picking in the backyard or at local farm stands. Find inspiration both outside and inside by creating glowing warmth and texture wherever you roam. Here are a few ideas that are sure to leave you spellbound by autumns glory. Nate BergusSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 49. . .. . . c o me v i s it o u r s ho wro o m ... ...420 South Division Street, Traverse Citywww.KitchenChoreography.nett el epho ne: 231.932.9700True OneStop ShoppingNorthern Michigans only Design Firm creating a true one stop shopping experience for your new construction or remodel project. The highly skilled design team streamline every detail from flooring products to ceiling treatments. Our in-house Project Management team will coordinate the industry leading installation crews on all materials selected to create a seamless transition between design concept and project completion. 311 Main St., Frankfort, MI(231) 352-4202 (800) 652-4202www.betsiebayfurniture.comExperience Our Custom Interior Design ServicesUnderstanding, serving and inspiring you.50 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHASKANGELABY ANGELA GOODALLDesigning for the 4-legged family membersFor those of us that love our pets and consider them part of the family, incorporating storage for all of their needs is just as important as any other item in the house.Items that are often overlooked in home design, but can be difficult to find just the right spot for after you move in might include water and food dishes, doggie beds or cat trees, food, leashes, shampoo and brushes and medicines to name a few. If your pets are like mine, they want to be wherever you are. This means the bed needs to be in your main living space. We have built areas into banquette seating for the smaller of the animals. This can give them a very den like atmosphere that most furry friends love to snuggle in. For their supplies, I try to incorporate just the right storage into the laundry or homeowner entry of the home. Putting a double pull out waste bin in the laundry not only gives you means to handle the dryer lint, but also use the second bin for storing their food. Using a shorter cabinet, held off the floor at the appropriate height allows a spot for the water and food dish to be tucked away. We may plan a spot under counter for kennels as needed. Also using a row of small hooks or a basket in your built in bench seat for leashes, collars, and coats is a good way to store those items.For the feline lovers, a challenge is the litter box. Well, no worries, designing a good spot under counter with a creative door having an appropriate sized cutout can add a little personalization while concealing the box. The door will open so you can clean as needed. So, love them as much as you do and give them some spaces that are designed just for them.Angela Goodall is the lead designer and co-owner of Kitchen Choreography with her husband Mike. PHOTO: GRETA MYERSSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 51Lou Anne Fordassociate brokerYour key to Traverse area Real Estate241 E. State St. Traverse City, MI231.645.364352 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 53STYLE + FUNCTIONWelcome into Dan, Meridith, Isla and Emmett Falconers elegant home. Its a deceiving place on first glance. You turn down a dirt road and its the only house at the dead end, appearing to be nestled deep in the woods. The house sits beautifully on a circular driveway, framed by the forest of green. But take a little walk around the right side of the home and youll find a sprawling outside living area of grand proportions with a full-size stone fireplace, couches for lounging, a complete kitchen with a built-in grill, and a rarely found brick-fire ovenall of this is framed by stunning patio landscaping. The lush, thick branches part and give way to a startlingly surprising view. In the near distance, the blue glistening of the East Bay stares back in all its awe-inspiring beauty. In fact, this view of the Bay can be seen from almost every room in the house through contemporary, black-framed windows. Photography by Mike Gullon54 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHWe wanted to make it elegant and nice but functional54 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 55So, the Falconers have a perfect balance of wilderness and waterfront, high up in their own little Robinson Crusoe world. I like seeing the water, and I like the quiet setting, says Dan. Its private and so very quiet, and is frequented by an overabundance of deer, rabbits, family and friends! This is a house of elegance, unique style, function and fun. After a year and a half of building, the home was ready in November 2012. Its inaugural event was Thanksgiving dinner for the entire extended family! Both Dan and Meridith are TC natives. After marrying in 2004 as their family started to bloom, they began to outgrow their old home. Emmetts arrival took over the only guest room. Isla was ready to start hitting the pavement on a bike, and their home had no kid-friendly yard. The dilemma began: Find a new house that would fit their family, or build one to their specific needs and desires. Meridith was against building at first, but she eventually realized that it would take more work to remodel a house than just start from scratch. The perfect plot they found came with a clause to use the custom builder Whiteford Associates, Inc. The picking of a builder alone Meridith cooks a lot in this stunning contemporary kitchen designed by Bay Cabinetry56 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHsometimes is exhausting and overwhelming for new construction. It could have been a blessing or a curse having to use a certain builder, and the Falconers had a terrific experience. We loved our project manager, and he just retired, says Dan. Heres a fun fact: They bought all the lighting for their entire house from the Lighting Store when it was closing down in 2011. We had boxes of lights before we had a hole in the ground, laughs Meridith. Many of their home design choices were focused around the lighting they had chosen. Meridith is passionate about cooking, and the kitchen is gorgeously designed by the team at Bay Cabinetry; owner Sandy helped them immensely in all kinds of design decisions. It is effortlessly elegant, with classic and unique elements that make it just outstanding in a very unassuming way. The exposed beams are reclaimed barn wood, the countertops are matte black sandstone, and the farm sink adds warmth. The room has the old, worn-in appeal of a beloved kitchen that has been the heart of a home for many years. The center of attention here is the dramatic Blackened-Steel Hood. Custom-made by Ace Welding, this sits grandly in place over the Wolf Stove. Over in the other corner, the huge Sub-Zero looms, hiding its yummy wares. The entire living room was designed around the custom made couchSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 57The rustic table came from New York Citys famed Home store ABC58 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHWe knew we wanted a very clean lined look so it feels more modern58 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 59To prove the theory that this home was built with function in mind, the pantry is actually a walk-through, perfectly organized by food group and specific containers for every morsel! Walk-through here is the operative word; the pantry connects all the way through to the mud room and the door to the garage! As Dan explains perfectly, You walk in the house from the garage with bags of groceries, plop them down and youre already in the pantry! Off the mud room is another brilliant example of form meeting function. The laundry area walks through to the couples master suite huge walk-in closet! The surprise is also the long, rustic and exposed wall built to add character to their private wing of the home; this gives a New York Loft feel and oozes a cool factor! Off that is the master bath, and once again youre surprised by the bathtub, a modern-edge take on the classic claw-foot tub that youd find in an old Victorian house. There are warmer shades of wood, and the countertops are granite leather-finished that gleam just slightly. The floor was very specifically designed by Dan, who wanted a large octagon marble tile to contrast with the smaller one in the shower. He couldnt find this, so they made it from 6-inch squares with a special jig. The main living area of the house (besides the kids huge playroom upstairs, and the adults basement playrooms that include a full-sized pool table, card table, pinball machine and even a complete home theatre room that seats at least 12) is refined and elegant. Walk through the front door and youll be greeted by dark-stained Birch wood floors throughout. As Dan described, they wanted a clean-lined, primitive, re-purposed look but then thrown in with shiny Design Inspired by NatureWWW.SUSTAINABLE-LANDSCAPE-DESIGN.COM KEVIN@SUSTAINABLE-LANDSCAPE-DESIGN.COM231.735.6972Isla and Emmetts sleek bathroom60 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHAll the little luxuries are built around family and friendsWe wanted a FLOW for our outdoor and indoor living spaceSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 61things. This works beautifully and is definitely like a trip through a modern, coveted Pottery Barn wish list. But there are no run-of-the-mill catalog items here. The huge, long and low couch that frames the entire window was custom-made, and they actually designed the entire living around room it! The dining room table was found at the exclusive ABC home store in New York, where movie stars outfit their brownstones with interior designers in tow! But then there is a cool, old wood bowl that they found at Wilson Antiques, so everything is a little unexpected and refreshing.This couple has a unique style, and it shows. On their long and arduous quest for the perfect couch, table, linens or home accessories, they came across Ultra Chic urban boutiques and furnishing vendors in Chicago and New York. In fact, their eclectic, eye-opening journey has inspired them to open their own store right here in Traverse City. We realized a need for something that isnt offered in town currently, our version of a lifestyle store. They already have a locationironically, where the Old Lighting Store used to be on Hall Street in what is now known as the Warehouse District. The store name (drumroll, please!) is Wood + Cloth. When we met with Dan and Meridith, they had just returned from a New York buying trip! As a transplanted East Coast city girl myself who has walked through their stunning home, I cant wait to see what they wow us with there!Located in Old Town at 415 S. Union St. Traverse City 231-933-4321INTERIORS SHOWROOM & DESIGN STUDIOFarm to Table62 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHNOWTHEN Circa 1878Bahles Suttons Bay The earliest photo of the Bahless store from 1878. Bahles of Sutton's Bay has been a tradition in the retail community of northern Michigan since 1876. Founded by Lars Bahle who came to Michigan in the 1860s from Norway. He had 11 children, and in the 1920s his son Otto and wife Lena took over the store. The wooden floor, counter and stools are still in place today. Bahles is one of the oldest family businesses in the state with the fourth generation operating the business. Thank you to Karl Bahle for sharing his cherished photo.62 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHSEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH 63AwArd winning wine List Over 300 winesA wide seLectiOn Of Beers & spiritsThe New York Restaurant in downtown Harbor Springs offers an eclectic cuisine in a comfortable setting, overlooking Little Traverse Bays 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.Corner of Bay & State Streets in Downtown Harbor Springs231-526-1904 www.TheNewYork.comYour Home. Your Lifestyle. Your Story.Uniquely You.Call to Arrange A Visit 231.225.97351400 Brigadoon Court, Traverse City, MI 49686 At Boardman Lake Glens we are all about options. Our intimate lakeside retirement community oers both assisted and independent lifestyles in all our beautiful apartments. With a wide variety of care plans to choose from you can live the lifestyle that best suits you. 64 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTHN O R T H E R N M I C H I G A NEXPOSEDBY JOHN A. GESSNERAutumn CalmI was already huffing and puffing from the short yet steep hike. After a brief climb, I passed through the tree line and the sky opened above me. Beneath my feet the rolling dunes were bathed in a soft golden light, brushed with the delicate fibers of early fall. The trail turned north and ended at the crest of a distant dune, crowned with a cherry tree draped in autumn gold. I closed my eyes and breathed the sweet scent of Lake Michigan as her aroma meandered up the camber of the dune, filtered in the fading grasses. The evening surf sang in the distance. I took of my shoes and moved the soft, cool sand beneath my toes, relishing in the moment and storing the memory for the dark, cold days to come. 64 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 | BAY LIFE NORTH01 BLN_SeptOct_Cover02 BLN_SeptOct_Cover2BLN_SeptOct03 BLN_SeptOct_Cover2 204 BLN_SeptOct_Cover 2