Bite and Sip

Bite and Sip Blog, September 27

2013-09-26T10:00:00Z 2013-09-26T18:27:15Z Bite and Sip Blog, September 27By Kathleen Dorsey nwitimes.com
September 26, 2013 10:00 am  • 

I can't believe it's officially fall. Where does the time go? Just last week I accidentally wrote "July" on a story.

But autumn is here, and with the faintest hint of turning leaves comes the scent of campfires, apple cider and pumpkin spice everything.

But first, a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach—Indian Summer Boutique in New Buffalo is holding a Jeff Lieb Jewelry Designs Trunk Show. These inventive pieces can be a conversation piece and the perfect accessory to a chic outfit.

“Life is my muse,” Lieb says. His designs might be described as baroque or grand, but very wearable, and he has given birth to totally new mediums to work with: LIEBcite, a lead-free resin rivaling Bakelite in clarity and LIEBium, a lead-free electrically treated aluminum which makes his designs very light-weight and therefore very wearable.

Meet this unique fine artist at Indian Summer Boutique in New Buffalo MI on Sunday September 29 from noon to 5 eastern time. Spirits and appetizers will be served—always an enticing prospect.

For a more rustic form of entertainment, Taltree Arboretum is starting their fall festivities with a hayride and pondside bonfire—available to be reserved for groups with a s'more and hot dog package too.

“Nothing says fall like a hayride and bonfire in the cool of a fall evening.” said Alexis R. Faust, President and CEO of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. “Taltree staff will tend the fires and do the driving to create a hassle-free experience for guests.”

Groups can make reservations by calling 219-462-0025 or emailing info@taltree.org.

And further north, St. Joseph's Fall Festival promises "bushels of fun" this weekend. Taking place downtown, visitors can take part in the first annual Bed Race—sounds magical—and enjoy local vendors' samples, sales and demonstrations. For more information, visit stjoetoday.com.

And as for me? I hear Dose Market is back in River North, so that's always enticing. But all I want right now is a Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice. It's not even seasonal, and certainly not unique, but I swear it's like a hug in a cup.

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