SPRING IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER!!!
signs everywhere. The ice is gone from the lake,
seagulls back, joggers out, shops restocked, buds on the apple trees
and our Events Calendars bursting. Whether you're a Foodie, Nature Lover,
History Buff, Art Collector, Fitness Fan or Shopper, join us for the
most eagerly awaited Spring ever in Saugatuck!!
May & June Turn Back Time Specials --
Our Magnificent Obsession!!!!!!
"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats."
Food is our passion at Wickwood! from morning
until night! To celebrate Spring our menus are loaded with strawberries,
rhubarb, morels, and asparagus, each tasting brand new as the season
Every dusk we're serving an expanded Evening Wine
Buffet and we've even added to our Champagne Brunch. Of course, we love
to have everyone nibbling and sipping in between.
May & June Turn Back Time Specials ---
"Long live the sun which gives us such
N A T I O N A L T R E A S U R E
Saugatuck and Douglas named Distinctive
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Our neighboring Harbor towns nestled near
the shore of Lake Michigan, vacation destinations for moe than 100
years, were among the dozen new Distinctive Destinations for 2009. Also
cited were Santa Fe and Santa Barbara. We like the company.
Jonathan Borofsky at Meijer Gardens March 1 -
May 10, 2009
The acclaimed sculptor from the Beijing Olympics, Borofsky has
created stylized descriptions of male and female figures to suggest the
commonalities shared. across humanity regardless of ace, gender or creed.
Central to the exhibition are hundreds of large-scale lexan figures a well
as presentations of Borofsky's major projects from around the world. It is
an incredible experience to behold.
“Like a laid-back Sundance. Great independent film festival.”
Waterfront Film Festival
June 11-14, 2009
Now in it’s 10th season, and named one of the five top film
festivals in the US by SAG, this independent film festival held every June
in Saugatuck is a must!!
These are four days of feature films, shorts, outdoor movies,
parties, workshops and rubbing elbows with filmmakers and luminaries from
the film world you won’t want to miss.
“Plant a radish
Get a radish
Never any doubt.
That's why I love vegetables
You know what
If You Plant Them,
They Will Grow
The very best seeds abound from Renee’s Garden.
That’s because Renee Shepherd has been importing the finest seeds from
around the globe since 1985 when she began Shepherd’s Seeds which was
quickly bought by the illustrious White Flower Farm.
Renee brings in seeds from growers all over the
US, Holland, Italy, England, France, Germany and the Near and Far East. They
are all the most special, newest and exciting seeds of time-tested heirloom,
fruits or vegetables. They make gardens magical and now we are sharing them
with you at Wickwood. Be sure to visit our Retail Area to select some for
you own wonderment.
New Restaurants in NYC
Word on the street is that the two best new
restaurants are actually offshoots of two of our favorites. The new Minetta
Tavern (the old often visited by Ezra Pound and Ernest Hemingway) on Minetta
Lane in the West Village is the creation of Keith McNally owner of Balthazar
and Pastis. It is like a family-run bouchon in Lyons with oxtail terrine,
fish en papillote and lots of charcuterie and already very popular.
The John Dory
The Spotted Pig’s chef April Bloom has opened
The John Dory, her salute to all things that swim in the sea. And, she has
nailed it, complete with an aquarium in the Bar. There’s Grilled Octopus,
Fluke Fritters, Maine Ruby Red Shrimp, Sea Urchin with Blood Orange and
Razor Clam Ceviche. Everything April does is an eye-opening taste treat!!
Jazz at Lincoln Center
One of the true treasures on New York resides
inside The AOL Time Warner Building at Columbus Circle. Wynton Marsalis has
created a mecca for jazz and it’s visited by all of the greats.
Everyone plays here from Marian McPartland, to
Angelea Bassett, Billy Strayhorn, Elvis Costello, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne
Reeves, Bill Charlap, Jenny Scott, and Dave Brubeck. Dizzy’s Club and The
Rose Room start early and end late and you never know who is in town and
will drop in. There’s hot jazz and cool cabaret throughout the year. A few
weeks ago we enjoyed Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis and Nora Jones in a
marvelous concert of Ray Charles’ music. WOW!
SAVE THE DATE
Saugatuck-Douglas Jazz Fest July 31
and August 1st. The Idlewild Foundation sponsored festival will
begin with evening performances at The Saugatuck Brewing Company
and continue on Saturday with a big band parade and performances
all over town.
Performing will be New Yorker’s “One For All”, Chicago’s Nicole
Mitchell, Detroit’s Shahida Nurullah, Onita Sanders, Johnny
O’Newal, Benny Cruz and Dwight Adams, Greenville’s “Flat River
Band and Saugatuck’s Jim Cooper Trio. There will be jazz movies,
documentaries and lectures. 313.965.0505 or 616.915.0288
The Peachbelt Studio & Gallery
Dawn Stafford's Fabulous Oils
The Spiritual Voice of Jill
Lareaux - Artist Reception, Saturday, June 20 6-9 PM
"Art resides in the doing. The process is not
magic but that’s what artists crave."
Ox-Bow and the School of
the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck Announces 2009 Schedule
For the past 99 years, Ox-Bow has remained a
haven for artists and fellowship and an integral member of the
Saugatuck-Douglas community. This year resolve to take a class.
“Nature is pleased with simplicity.”
Sir Isaac Newton
Walking Tours of Saugatuck-Douglas
One of the best ways to relax
and get to know our villages is to walk around and soak up history.
Everywhere you look there are examples of 19th century Greek Revival,
Italianate style and Gothic architecture dotted with relics from The
Pioneer, Lumber, Shipbuilding, Fruit Growing, Big Pavilion and Post WW II
Eras of our past.
The curators at the
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum have created walking tours and maps to
give you a glimpse of the historical significance of various architectural
styles, while guiding you on a pleasant walk about our small towns.
Be sure to also visit the
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum this summer celebrating “100 Years Along
the Lakeshore”. www.sdhistoricalsociety.org
Blue Coast Artists
The Blue Coast Artists tour
offers a behind-the-scenes look into the studios and galleries of six studio
artists. This site gives you a sample of the work from each artist before
visiting the studios. View the
tour map for directions to the studios.
Blue Star Pottery
Khnemu Studio LLC
Blue Roan Studio
Lake Effect Pottery
Blue Star Studio of Wood and Glass LLC
The season begins June 26th
-July 19th with the Broadway hit, “The Full Monty’.
Based on the film, a group of unemployed steel workers dream up
the ultimate money-making gimmick and along the way renew their
self-esteem and remember the importance and fun of friendship.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes”, that
Broadway classic of pump boys selling high octane in Grand Ole
Opry country while dinettes run the Double Cupp diner. It’s an
evening of country western song on guitars, piano, bass and
kitchen utensils. From July 24th-August 9th.
A secret New York musical is
under contract, but not yet announced for August 14 -30. It
has just completed successful runs in New York and Chicago and is
completing it’s national tour. We Can’t Wait!!!!
Staying Fit in Saugatuck
It’s easy here. We have miles of
beaches to walk, trails to cycle, streams and rivers, and one Big Lake, to
canoe, kayak, and surf, and paths and woods to walk. We also are lucky to
have the Satya Yoga Center which is dedicated to our best selves with yoga,
Pilates, meditation, martial arts, dance and even Boot Camp. There are
classes, personal training, and workshops for all.
Lakeshore Pilates is committed to upholding the
highest standards of Joseph Pilates with Group Reformer & Mat classes and
personal training. Lakeshore Pilates takes Pilates seriously training men
and women of all ages. Visitors welcome.
The Pump House Gym is everyone’s
favorite for hitting the Cardio Mezzanine with Elliptical Bikes and
Treadmills, free weights and Magnum weight and strength training equipment.
Classes, day rates, personal training, it’s all here seven days a week.