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Andrew Stansell

Andrew Stansell

I ran into furniture designer and metal artisan Andrew Stansell a few weeks ago at the opening bash of Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s newest Three Oaks, Michigan endeavor Trilogy Antiques and Design. Somebody swooped in and bought Andrew’s industrial light fixtures mere moments after he pointed them out to me, but I wasn’t surprised. Andrew’s doing […]

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Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

While dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s Sawyer, Michigan gallery was delightful, no visit would be complete without taking some time to contemplate her work. Elizabeth has operated the gallery since 2008, but she’s made her living as an artist for the past 25 years, earning a MFA in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New […]

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Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Last Saturday night I attended a dinner party at my friend Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery in Sawyer, MI. Twas a beautiful warm summer’s eve with delicious food, conversation and much laughter. I’m very happy that fellow guest Jill Sites, who writes the incredible food and wine blog Eat It-Drink It (Tag line: You know you want […]

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This Week: The Plum Tree (Red Arrow Highway, MI)

This Week: The Plum Tree (Red Arrow Highway, MI)

Knowing about The Plum Tree will surely come in handy when I finally buy my little weekend getaway in nearby Harbor Country (or Buchanan), Michigan. Owned and operated for more than 20 years by the Rodeghier family, the Union Pier business offers a mix of new and vintage, cottage chic furnishings, accessories and art. While […]

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Buchanan Un-Sanctioned (May 29th)

Buchanan Un-Sanctioned (May 29th)

Hanging traffic lights often hang in tiny towns, so seeing one usually prompts me to roll up the windows and hit the gas. But I make an exception for Buchanan, Michigan. Sure, my heart still quickens, but not from fear but because I can’t wait to visit the town’s growing number of antique stores, restaurants […]

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Interview with a Fire Dancer: Shirley Myers Speaks

Interview with a Fire Dancer: Shirley Myers Speaks

Front owners Joe Paolucci and Tom Hitchcock held one of their renown dinner parties last weekend, and I was honored to be invited.  The couple estimates they spend 19 out of 20 weekends at their Buchanan, Michigan modernist glass and steel weekend retreat, which suits their sons Harry and Joey, ages 11, just fine (they […]

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This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

I write about Ipso Facto a lot, I know, but I can’t help myself.  Former Chicagoan and Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s eye for color, space and dimension makes me want to dance, er, take photos, and so I do.

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