DELICIOUS DESIGN: Kristine Lyn Granger of Marquette won the grand prize (both poetry and photo) in the Mackinac Arts Council’s annual Poetic Visions of Mackinac competition. “Winter Blue” was photographed through the frosty glass of an inn where Granger was an artist-in-residence on Mackinac Island. It shows winter as a quiet, fallow time of rest. kristinegrangerart.com, mackinacartscouncil.org.
MORE CABINETS: Bakes & Kropp Fine Cabinetry recently opened a showroom in Bay Harbor. The launch party took place at the Chatham House Lifestyle Gallery on Front Street in Petoskey. It’s the second Michigan location for the company (the other is in Plymouth). bakesandkropp.com.
JUST LIKE REAL: The holidays are around the corner; will you be decking your cottage? Balsam Hill sells lifelike artificial Christmas trees and more. The company was started by a man who’s allergic to live trees but wanted a festive atmosphere in his home. His mission: to offer the most realistic and luxurious artificial trees available. balsamhill.com.
LANDSCAPE TOME: “Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s North American Landscapes” ($50, Workman Publishing, hardcover) features some of America’s most iconic landscapes, including Belle Isle, which is located on the Detroit River in Detroit. The book is a must-have for landscape and garden lovers. workman.com.
— Compiled by Megan Swoyer
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