Let it Slow --- Let it Slow
Clearly we’re all trying to slow down!
Daily life has become too loud. And, savvy travelers tend to go where
the action isn’t.
There are numerous books on the simple life, slowing down, even to
simplify your space. We’re all looking for moments of peace.
That’s exactly why Wickwood
isn’t high tech. We do have stereos, cd’s, feather beds, books, art,
sculptures, softness and serenity. We’re in the business of
indulgences and pampering. We like it when folks come to talk to one
another, read together by the living room fireplace, while away an
afternoon drinking wine and playing backgammon.
So whether the weather is 55 Degrees (as it was yesterday) Or 20
below, come “let it slow” with us.
"Surely joy is the condition of life." -
Henry David Thoreau
One of life’s true indulgences that has become a necessity today is
spa time – In Saugatuck we have a day spa that’s truly a gem – The
Bella Vita. It’s serene, relaxing and professional – with massages,
facials, body and beauty treatments. Treat yourself to a Swedish, Deep
Tissue, Hot Stone or Renewal Raindrop Massage – a Honey Almond or
Lavender Body Polish – a manicure or pedicure or some primping. We all
need a little pampering and quiet time for ourselves – just schedule
it in your Blackberry.
Imagine ---I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since my friend John
Lennon has been gone. He was a true pal of The Silver Palate. He loved
to sit in the front window next to the French grape picker’s basket we
used for bread – and chat – with us and our customers.
I remember one winter day in ‘79 when there had been a third huge
snowfall in as many days and I’d insisted we open for our neighbors.
I’d hiked across Central Park from my apartment on East 68th through
three feet of new snow and then later retraced my steps back to my
partner’s apartment at the Dakota to pick up the Beef Bourguignon for
that day’s “special".
John recognized me climbing snow mounds precariously juggling the huge
warm pot and offered to carry it to the store for me. I felt like a
Then he promptly plopped himself on his usual perch – chatted for an
hour or so – charming all of us as usual, and when it was time to go
home – he bought some of the Beef Stew and sauntered back to the
Dakota. It was such a sweet time!!
a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
- Danny Kaye
All of our Galleries are hosting Artist’s Receptions, new
works, and Wine and Cheese Open Houses--- Of course, the Tasting Rooms of Fennville
and Tabor Hill are stocked and loads of Shops are open and all of our
restaurants are serving Cozy comfort fare. Whatever the weather, it’s
a great Weekend to meander our villages. Join us.
The Pump House
New Year’s Resolutions resound! To be fit by summer. To be the weight
you were at 17. To walk up 5 flights of stairs with gusto. And to fit
into a silver string bikini. There’s no other way to do it than to do
Whether your regime includes downhill skiing, walks with a pedometer,
or Pilates, chances are you need some aerobic exercise and to pump
iron as well. Saugatuck’s Pump House has strength equipment, free
weights, cardio equipment with broadcast system, Indoor walking and
running track, supplements and smoothies, and locker room facilities.
They also offer personal training and message therapy.
So now there’s no excuse for missing a session while you're visiting
Saugatuck. The Pump House. Blue
Star Highway, Saugatuck. 269.857.PUMP
Bring home the bacon
When you taste superb bacon or proscuitto – it’s an AH HA! moment and
you know you’ve tasted something truly special. You immediately want
more! Heritage Foods is offering “La Quercia Artisan Cured Meats”
bacon, proscuitto and pancetta. Spring for it – its well worth the