Live Like a Local
Sail with the breeze. Go fishing. Borrow a kayak. Meander. Live outside
your bubble. Get lost on a country road. Break your own rules. Climb a
dune. Roll down. Go body surfing. Watch the sun rise. Then set. Mingle.
Act like a local. Do nothing. Come stay at
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail."
"Wisdom at times is found in folly."
"Let them travel where there is good company and
good local food."
Sir Francis Bacon, 1601
Catch the Wind
Spend a couple of hours sailing Lake Michigan with our favorite
Captain, Tom Van Howe, on his 42' Catalina. You'll have a ball!
Guaranteed. Call Tom at 616.405.1599 or Mort at 616.836.0306
Treasures are everywhere in the singing sands of Saugatuck. Aqua
and cobalt beach glass. Skipping stones. Fish bones. Driftwood.
Ancient lures. Fossils. Fool's gold. Medicine bottles. Petoskey
pebbles. Arrowheads. Sandstones. Brimstones. Quartz. Seashells.
Barnacles. Once found, a memory.
"What is paradise but a garden, full of
Le Grand Aioli at Wickwood
To celebrate every stage of the wonderful heirloom vegetables
ripening at our local Farmer's Market recipes, we're celebrating
at Wickwood by
serving "le Grand Aioli", the infamous village supper held all
over Provence. It's a glorious way to begin every great evening.
Wine Weekend at Wickwood
November 2, 3 and 4, 2007
You are cordially invited to join us for the first ever Wine
Weekend at Wickwood. On the first weekend in November, Jim and
Rae Lee Lester, the extraordinary winemakers of Wyncroft Wines
will join Julee and Bill to co-host a spectacular few days of food
and wine tasting. We'll all savor an array of fantastic wines, (
and more than a little food), learn a thing or two and surely
laugh a lot!!!
This is a great opportunity to experience an array of Wyncroft
Wines as they are only available on the very best restaurant wine
lists and to Wyncroft's private customers. You'll find them at
Alinea, Charlie Trotter's, Tribute, The Rattlesnake Club and
Wyncroft Wines are very reminiscent of those of Burgundy. Their
white wines remind us of the Grand Cru Mersaults,
Puligny-Montrachets and their Pinot Noir reminiscent of
Gevrey-Chamberlin and Vougeot. And their Gewurztraminer and
Rieslings must be tasted.
The weekend will begin Friday evening with a Wine Tasting
conducted by the Lesters. The Lesters will lead a Champagne
Tasting Brunch on Saturday. On Saturday evening, we'll be in the
capable hands of Chef Matt Millar at The Journeyman Cafe to
experience a dinner with appropriate wine flights. Departure after
Sunday Brunch. Call the Inn at 800.385.1174 for details.
Travel is more popular today than ever, but many continue to
surround themselves with, and do the same things as at home.
The most popular place to live today is a small town. When you’re visiting
ours, we invite you to be one of us for a few days. And slow down.
• Walk the beach just after dawn.
• Play cards by the water.
• Shop the Farmer’s Market in Saugatuck.
• Work out on a bike path, our beaches or at The Pump House.
• Listen to music all around town.
• Play golf, tennis, climb Mt. Baldy or hike the dunes.
• Bike the country roads and get lost.
Sit in a café and watch the world go by.
• Picnic at the beach at sunset.
• Play checkers or read on Wickwood’s back porch.
• Listen to the doves.
• Go on Historic Walks or join House and Garden Tours.
• Talk to the locals.
"We must cultivate our garden."
How to Eat
The secret to good eating today is to
eat directly from the garden. as close to your kitchen as
possible!. Grow your own. Find a neighbor who farms organically.
Haunt your Farmer's Market. Eat only with the seasons. Learn that
craving is part of the flavor. Indulge. Obsess. Preserve. Freeze.
Pickle. Then know when a season is over! There's another one!
ART 'ROUND TOWN
Sculptures magically appear all over our village. Thanks to an
extraordinary competition that allows us to enjoy the very best. Stone,
metal, bronze, and marble are all in evidence - and all around town
everyone’s snapping photos.
Our golf courses are in perfect condition and
tee times are available
Clearbrook - 269.857.2000
The Ravines - 269.857.1616
HawksHead - 269.639-2121
Westshore - 269.857.2500
Those we haven't been able to put down
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver. A year of local food and it’s lessons.
A Pig in Provence by
Georgeanne Brennan. Memories of good food and the simple pleasures.
Luncheon of the Boating Party
by Susan Vreeland. One of our favorite authors lets us visit Renoir
as he creates a masterpiece.
How Doctors Think by Dr.
Jerome Groopman. A must.
The Road by Cormac
The Wines of France by
Jacqueline Friedrich. A passionate, unpretentious and useful guide.
The Dud Avocado by Elaine
Dundy. A madcap read from Kenneth Tynan’s first wife of love in
London in the 50’s. Wonderful
by Annie Dillard. Breathtaking description of beach life.
Rules of the Red Rubber Ball
by Kevin Caroll. Find your life’s passion and therefore your work.
June 25-28 Sketching at Ox-Bow with Theresa Gray - Ox-bow
June 26-July 1
Strawberry Festival - Earl’s Market
June 26-October 12 Friday Greenmarket - SCA 8am-2pm
June 26-July 31 The Art of Carl Hoerman - SCA
June 26-July 10 Ways of Wax Water Street Gallery
June 26-July 1 Gert Olsen - Constance Petter Gallery
June 26-July 5 John Wohlever’s Art - Red Barn Playhouse
June 26-30 Joanne Porter Watercolor Festival - The Timmel
June 26-July 1 Horizon Oils at The Button Gallery
June 26-October 31 Rodin’s The Thinker at
June 26-September 3 The Amazing Chocolate Tree at Meijer Gardens
June 26-September 2 Introspective by sculptor Sophie Ryder
at Meijer Gardens
June 26-July 8
Altar Boyz-Mason Street Warehouse
June 27 South Side
Evolucion Music in Wick’s Park
June 29 & 30 Nimrots -White House Bistro
June 30 Jack Tabler - The What Not
June 30 Estate Auction at the Old School House - Douglas
June 30 Pig Roast - Red Barn Playhouse
Keewatin Turns 100
The magnificent Great Lakes liner, built in Govan, Scotland in 1907, is
the last grand passenger steamship to have sailed Lake Superior. Its
mahogany carved circular staircase, Italian etched glass solarium and
gracious dining room salon carried the rich immigrants, missionaries, and
For forty years, the Keewatin has rested at The Red Dock in Douglas and
serves as a maritime museum ... allowing visitors to step back in time. At
11:00 on July 6, 2007, there will be a Rechristening Celebration for The Keewatin.
Heirloom ('er lōōm, noun, a valuable object that has belonged to a
family for several generations)
Heirloom fruits and vegetables are irresistible. They have
retained their flavor while they've acquired histories as they're saved as
seeds for generations being passed on from one gardener to another. They're
treasured as family.
The reason is always flavor. They are the sweetest tomatoes. The snappiest
beans. The most fragrant melons. The eggplants without bitterness. The
No longer are we charmed by eating everything, anywhere, all the time. We
want to eat only food at its best. Heirlooms in their season. Food in its
locale. Heritage breeds raised as they should be. Food that tastes the way
it used to! The way we deserve.
On The Road Again
On our recent book tour from East to West, for six weeks, I met many "Silver
Palate Cooks", most holding torn and tattered books. How fun it's been! Along
the way some fabulous "don't miss restaurants" ... Higgins' in Portland, Pigalle's Bistro in Cincinnati, Mozza in Santa Monica, Fred's and The Masa
Bar in NYC, Bistro 990 in Toronto, and Michael Minea's in San Francisco.
There's great eating all across America today.