December 2018 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine
SMALL TOWN, BIG HOLIDAY SPIRIT Twinkly storefronts, brisk lake air, sweet eats and kicked-back fun wait for you in Glen Arbor.
CELEBRATE LIKE A LUMBERJACK So, what was the Yuletide like deep in the turn-of-the-century forest? Pull up a stump...PLUS: our picks to outfit a modern-day Lumberjack (or Lumberjill) this winter.
A SNOW DAY AT SWEETWATER Welcome friends with a farm-to-door wreath. Kalin Sheick of Sweetwater Floral shows you how.
THE GIFT OF BAKINGIt’s an homage to our favorite bakers, in the nick of time for big holiday breakfasts.
PLUS | NORTHERN HOME & COTTAGE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN STYLE
Up North - Chestnuts roasting in Manistee; stocking stuffing in Petoskey.
December Events - Good cheer all the way to the New Year.
Travel - Stay up for the ball drop in a sweet small town.
Up in Michigan - A coming-of-age tale on the ski hills of Nub’s Nob.
Dining - The North’s best beer halls.
Local Table - Bourbon-laced fruitcakes shipped from the tip of the Keweenaw.
Drinks - Short days call for dark beers.
Outdoors -Point those cross-country skis to Petoskey Brewing Co. for a well-earned pint. Hat hair allowed.
Love Of The Land - A winter waterfall.
On the Cover:
Merry making at Sweetwater Lavender Farm, Petoskey.
PHOTO BY COURTNEY KENT
And Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column ...
IN PRAISE OF WINTER
BY DEBORAH WYATT FELLOWS
It happens on cue as the days shorten and frost greets journey. And the winter wind howling against our windows us in the mornings: Some people start groaning about winter, making jokes about escape, already hunching shoulders as if to ward off the cold that is upon us. And then there’s me. The annoying one in the group who steps up in praise of winter and inevitably, happily a few like minds chime in. Some people truly don’t like winter; others just enjoy the low hum of winter woes and I think still others just haven’t figured out how magical and powerful the season is.
... Read the rest of Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column in the December 2018 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.