One of the Top Five Art Towns in America"
American Style Magazine
prime time to visit our dozens of Art Galleries and Studios abuzz
during the Fall with Gallery Openings, Artist’s Receptions, painting
demonstrations, and classes! Saugatuck/Douglas has over forty
galleries exhibiting over 800 artists – all year long!
“Looks may be deceiving. It’s
eating that’s believing.”
Ever since Chef Matt and Amy Millar made a commitment to
share their culinary curiosity and creatively with the rest
of us at The Journeyman – well, we’re in heaven!!! It’s a
haven for local foodies and the few visitors we’re willing
to share the secret with. We’re thrilled every time we
visit! Run don’t walk to The Journeyman!
Matt knows exactly how to coax flavors you’ve never known!!
You’ll be in awe! There are fresh Cockles and Prince Edward
Mussels – Sautéed White Sardines – Wild Mushroom Gnocchi –
Sablefish, White Salmon, dry aged beef , great pizzas,
fabulous herbs and to die for desserts – Chocolate Hazelnut
Soufflé, Pannacotta, and Chocolate Amaretti. Wow!!
Come to the Cabaret
All around town there’s cabaret, jazz, and blues –check
it out at Chaps, Pumpernickels, The Lakeshore Jazz
Connection, Everyday People Café, and The What Not.
Your favorites – Organanissmo, Michael Holmes, Mary
Rodemacker, The Scott Bill Trio, Christy G, Rich Ruther,
Mark Kahney, and Edye Evans Hyde. We’ll be there!
brings out the best creativity all over town! Houses look
scary and a glow – Costume Contests prevail and everyone
dreams up and struts their stuff in one parade or
another…The Children’s Parade, “The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow” is re-enacted, Haunted Houses and Corn mazes, and
the wild Adult Parade after dark in Douglas are not to be
missed events!! October 28th and 29th
all around town!
Our Little Black Book
If you're not in Saugatuck during the season - we hope
you're on your way to Tuscany! Some of the best places we
know to create memories ...
A Tuscan Fall ...
Late Breaking News
According to the New York
Times on 9/6/05 – Researchers have pinned down another
important reason to use olive oil – it has a naturally
occurring anti-inflammatory chemical, “oleocanthal” –
creating similar benefits to ibuprofen. Look for “extra
virgin olive oil” with a good throat sting indicating it
has a high level of oleocanthal. That’s good enough for
Our Red Book
"Books are funny little portable pieces of thought." -
Nemisis – the “Real” story of the Onasis/Kennedy love
– Peter Evans
Palladion Days – tales of an American restoring a Venetian
Country Home – Sally Gable
Apples America – as only Johnny and his friends can see it!
A must! – R.W. Apple Jr.
The Clumsiest People in Europe – hysterical travel
proclamations by Mrs. Mortimer – Todd Pruzan
La Cocina de Moma – new insight into “home cooking in Spain”
– Penelope Casas
The Real Greek at Home
– the real deal
– Theodore Kyriakow
Families of Wine
– Seasons of Winemakers in SW France – Michael Sanders
– always a
treasure to read – Edith Whorton
– a brilliant nugget on every page – Heston Blumenthal
– profiles of the curiously passionate
The Prince –
a refreshing course in today’s politics – Niccolo Machiavelli
Great Lakes Stories of 20 islands; intriguing call for adventure
– Gerry Volgenau
Join the Rush of
Local wineries throughout Southwest Michigan bustle all Fall. It's the
best time of the year - "the vendage" or the crush of the grape,
best season for visiting wineries and Tasting Rooms. Start in downtown
Saugatuck at the Fenn Valley and Tabor Hill Tasting Rooms or head
right out to the wineries as you follow The Wine Trail to:
American as Apple
Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp,
Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Ida Red, Empire Golden, and Cortlands – great for
apple pies, applesauce, cobblers, crisps, strudels, and cider. It’s
a great time of year and we live smack in the center of Michigan’s
Fruit Belt so there are orchards all around us.
Time to visit Crane Orchards to “pick your own” apples! Then go to
their Pantry for terrific soups, homemade pies, cider, and cider
During October, The Crane Corn Maze is open and great fun! Towards
Halloween it becomes The Haunted Maze with ghosts and goblins. Time
to be a kid again!
Catch the Holiday
Spirit in Saugatuck!
Plan now to visit us as the Holiday Season approaches.
Saugatuck and Douglas become an Old Fashion Christmas Card – with
twinkling lights everywhere lighting in med-November. For six weeks
our towns are magical – horse drawn carriage rides, mulled cider and
holiday Cookies in shops brimming with unique gifts and stocking
stuffers, Dicken’s “Christmas Carol”.
The tradition at Wickwood is to sparkle from top to bottom – inside
and out! Every room has its own special tree with our own
personal decorations collected from around the world! We
elves work very hard to bring you a new Christmas memory! Come
"Now Christmas is come
Let's beat the drum,
And call all our neighbors together,
And when they appear.
Let us make them such cheer."