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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

As this time of year rolls around, I can't help but get the same feeling year after year. It's as if that giddy, night-before-Christmas excitement never went away after childhood. Yet, simultaneously there's a sense of calm that falls over you, like the sound of silence on a late winter night where all you can see is glittery, glistening snow and lit light posts in a small city. And the thought of curling up with a book, a blanket and hot chocolate around a fire keeps me impatiently waiting all year long. And always, I think of time spent with loved ones. I can't help it, I love everything about this time of year… until about February when all of Michigan gets a bit grouchy.
In this issue, you will find holiday-inspired content, like a tribute to the Christmas tree on page 107 and how to add a little Michigan to your traditions in Feels Like Home on page 84. Mostly, though, we really took a look at the truly wonderful winter season Michigan has that goes far beyond the holidays – perhaps a little too far for some! We're talking about how to warm up your space, winterizing your bedroom, and which red wines you should be drinking fireside. In Kitchen Work Triangle and The Art of Entertaining, we dive into how to create an entertaining space for times of year like this, as well as year round.
Our ever-changing seasons give our lives and homes such versatility, which gives us the opportunity to get creative. Take advantage of this! So whether you're diving into a pile of snow with your kids, or into a new interior home project this winter, dive into Michigan HOME and Lifestyle's entertainment issue about our very own winter wonderland.

Laura Scott
Editor-in-Chief

WINTER FEATURES


The Art Of Entertaining
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Kitchen Work Triangle
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A HOliday Tradition
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Tylor's Faves
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Warm Up With Winter Reds
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WINTER RECIPES


Roasted Duck Breast with Orange Sauce
Henderson Castle
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Pork Tenderloin
LaBecasse
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Braised Lamb Shanks w/ Lentil and Root Vegetable Pilaf and Date and Rosemary Reduction
Twisted Olive
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Wine Loft Crab Cakes
The WIne Loft
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WINTER FEATURES

Henderson Castle
100 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo, MI
269-344-1827
www.hendersoncastle.com

LaBecasse
9001 South Dunnn's Farm Rd.
Burdickville, Leelanau Counts
231-334-3944
www.restaurantlabecasse.com

Twisted Olive
319 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI
231-487-1230
www.twisted-olive.com

The WIne Loft
161 E Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-343-9227
www.millenniumrestaurants.com