Ludington Knitter’s Weekend

I have a confession.  I helped organize this event, but I don’t knit (yet). I made an attempt to learn last Spring, but gave up when I tried to cast-on 7,352 times and failed (miserably).  My “Granny Barb” sat patiently next to me, guiding me through the process, offering encouragement as I started and stopped,…

Winter Fireside Dinner Packages at The Lamplighter

Sometimes, opportunity knocks loud enough that it can’t be ignored.  As we were gearing up for the busiest part of our ’18 season, an email hit my inbox:  “I’m an executive chef / restaurant consultant in the area.  I’m reaching out to see if you might be interested in working together?”  A week later, three…

West Michigan B&B Christmas Cookie Tour

Experience the Joy of Baking During the Holidays! One of my greatest childhood memories is from a woman I never met – Mrs. Duensing.  Days before Christmas, she would deliver a Marshall Field’s® coat box to my grandparent’s house which contained dozens of varieties of Christmas cookies.  The mysterious box was passed around the dining…