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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

I am eager to present to you the palpable energy packed into this spring’s issue of Michigan HOME and Lifestyle. Sure, spring is a time for renewal and rebirth and growth, but this spring I feel especially inspired and motivated. Whether it’s to spring clean, start a new project, remodel, try something new or finally put in that pool you’ve always wanted, we’ve got the tools to get started.
We’re covering all the bases this issue; the list goes on and on. We’re talking about windows, decking, pools, backsplashes, landscaping design and architecture, flowers, festivals, food, wine, books, interior designers, kitchen designers, and – of course – kitchens, kitchens, kitchens. This issue of MHL allows you to really dive inside the inner workings of remarkable Michigan homes with builders and subcontractors whose knowledge, experience and specialties are beyond impressive.
We head behind the scenes in an exciting special feature on the West Michigan Chapter of the NKBA virtual kitchen and bath tours. This feature gives you an amazing glimpse of the best-of-the-best in kitchens and baths throughout West Michigan. Use your computer to remotely “walk” through each kitchen from the comfort of your own home.
After you’ve finished reading this issue, I hope you’re ready to spring up and get started on your next endeavor as Michigan weather begins to warm up. I hope you feel as energized and inspired as we do here at MHL from the incredible talent we see each issue. What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

Laura Scott
Editor-in-Chief

SPRING FEATURES


NKBA Virtual Kitchen & BATH Tour
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Kitchen vs. Interior Designer
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Behind the Wine
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Backsplash: Backdrop or Backlash?
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Pondering Pathways in the Garden
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Delve into Decking
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SPRING RECIPES


Duck Consommé& Cauliflower Risotto
Boathouse Restaurant
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Black Cod with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Lemongrass Beurre Blanc and Polenta
The Drawbridge Bistro
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Crab Cakes & Apple Tart Tatin
La Bécasse
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TUSCAN BISTRO RAW BAR Available every Friday and Saturday 4:00 p.m. - Close
Tuscan Bistro
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SPRING FEATURES

Boathouse Restaurant
14039 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI
231-223-
www.boathouseonwestbay.com

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

The Drawbridge Bistro
100 Michigan Ave.
Charlevoix, MI
231-758-3801
www.staffords.com

Tuscab Bistro
12930 South West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI
231-922-7795
www.tuscanbistrotc.com