The Pull of Michigan

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Luminature

Kath Usitalo, a contributing writer for Michigan Travel Ideas, describes how the pull of Michigan brings previous residents home again.

Many of the entrepreneurs I have met in Michigan have a similar story: They left for jobs, relationships or to see the world, but each one returned to their roots. The pull was too strong to resist when they wanted to start a business, raise a family or begin a new part of their lives.

Lori McCarthy spent six years in New York before returning to central Michigan to open Luminature.  Owosso surrounds her with inspiration for her unique, steel lighting fixtures. The shop also sells rustic and nature-theme art and home furnishings handcrafted by local artists.

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Ford Arts, Beats & Eats: Take Your Pick!

Photo credit - warmheartcoldRoyal Oak’s Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, a celebration of art, music, and cuisine returns Labor Day weekend, September 2-5! The festival has expanded for 2011, adding 4 additional blocks, with more fine artists and restaurants, as well as 80,000 additional square feet of space in the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The Theatre will feature a mini Michigan art & craft show and live music in a comfortable, air conditioned space. Continue reading