Monday, August 24, 2009

Taking our Show on the Road


Last month Mother & Daughter packed up our dazzling domestic attire, hit the road and headed to two of Northern Michigan's trendy hot spots. Yes, there really are some hot spots up here. Since we live between the two, I guess we didn't actually "hit the road"... just went down it.


First stop, Sea side in Charlevoix!


www.charlevoix.org

This lovely little resort town is nestled between Lake Michigan and Round Lake. Come Summer this place comes alive with seasonal residents, tourists, boaters, campers and lucky for us, tons of shoppers!

Part of the charm of Charlevoix is the drawbridge right in the middle of downtown. The bridge goes up at the will of the numerous sail boats making their way to and from Lake Michigan. It's quite a charming site to see these magnificent boats making their way down the channel. Maybe not so charming is waiting in traffic for the bridge to go back down. But who cares, it's Summer, right?

Setting up Shop in Charlevoix

While pitching our fashionable frocks we were tickled pink to meet up with a multitude of Makers, countless Bakers, and quite a few Fakers all looking to sport a hip little apron! We had tons of fun!


Next stop... The Beautiful Village of Bay Harbor



Hard to believe until the early 80's this area was home to the Portland Cement Company. In 1993 the area was transformed into the beyond belief resort it is today. Visitors can partake in all this beauty by the bay while swimming, biking, hiking, golfing and for the less energetic crowd there's shopping, dining or just laying on the beach and taking in the spectacular sunsets. A little bit of heaven right here in Michigan.

Our booth was near downtown Bay Harbor and
right along the water in the Marina. Beautiful but breezy.



By the way...The best part of the village:
The Inn at Bay Harbor
In our humble opinion, hands down, flat the most gorgeous place on earth.

Who knew this glistening little jewel was sitting on the shore of magnificent Lake Michigan?

We certainly did not...until four years ago. That's when this very spot was the setting for the darling daughter's wedding. No matter how much we visit, this little slice of heaven always takes our breath away!

How lucky are we... Mother & Daughter doing business by the Bay!

Thanks for stopping by...
Cheers!

10 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Looks like a wonderful time!! I absolutely love the black and white apron so sad it is sold out :( . Looking forward to seeing if you will get it again?!

Crystal said...

I didn't know you went to Charlevoix! We have a place up there and I must've missed you!
Which weekend were you there? Was it a festival?

The Hip Hostess said...

Crystal.
We were there July 10-11, so sorry we missed you.
We will be back in Oct for the Apple Fest!

B.E.A said...

It looks like you had a great time! Your booth looks great!

Polished Sense said...

Fabulous post! That umbrella shot is my favorite :P

Also love the black and white striped dress in the first photo!

♡,
Jessica

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Your set up is amazing (as are your aprons). Hope your business skyrockets! Everything from the boxes, to the pricing board, to the flowers. Love it all! Great work.

Renda said...

I came across your store from the "Soft Place to Land" blog. I have to say I can hardly express the happiness I feel by seeing your aprons and other goodies. I am so obsessed with that design. It is all over my home and office.
Thank you ladies. You are so talented!

Timi said...

I also came from a "Soft Place to Land". Love your aprons! How wonderful it is to see a mother /daughter team doing something they enjoy and being successful at it.

Miss B. said...

Congrats! LOVED your dress in the 1st photo just darling!

Sandy said...

Lovely - and beautiful mother and daughter! :)