DEAN'S LANDSCAPING. 238 Kennedy Ave, Schererville. 219.864.9078. deanslandscaping.com. Dean Savarino and his team at Dean’s Landscaping specialize in designing outdoor rooms for the home. Using a variety of hardscape structures such as patios, walkways and retaining walls, combined with other materials and patterns, Dean’s can create a custom backyard for each customer. Customers should call to schedule a consultation.
WATER PLACE. 18853 W US 12, Ste 3, New Buffalo. 269.231.5153. The Water Place is a decorative plumbing and hardware products superstore. With whirlpools, faucets and cabinets, this facility has "everything you need for plumbing services."
SPIKE AND BUDDY’S. 320 S Calumet, Chesterton. 219.921.0621. spikeandbuddys.com. Spike and Buddy's of Northwest Indiana offers a full-service interior design service and home accessories boutique. Partnering with Service Doctor, a full service remodeling company, they provide the convenience of choosing your remodeling with interior design experts.
LIKE NEW HOME FURNISHINGS BEACH HOUSE & WICKER GALLERY. 619 East 3rd St, Hobart. 219.942.0783. This home decor store offers gently used high quality furniture in their retail space. The store also offers selection of new furniture in their Beach House and Wicker Gallery.
DECORATING DEN INTERIORS. 269.266.7094. decoratingden.com. This award-winning international design firm provides full-service, professional interior decorating. Well-trained decorators bring their ideas and expertise directly to clients' homes, along with fabrics, furniture, floor and wall coverings, lighting and other accessories.
EMERALD AVENUE. 3401 Friday Rd, Coloma. theemeraldavenue.com. A collection of family-owned farms, wineries and small businesses based in Southwest Michigan, Emerald Avenue offers the best in gourmet food and drinks and old-fashioned Michigan atmosphere.
HARBOR TOWN INTERIORS. 613 Broad St, St. Joseph. 269.983.7774. harbortowninteriors.com. Harbor Town Interiors offers home décor items such as furniture, mattresses, bed coverings, rugs, and home accessories. Gift items and full service design consultation are available.
IMPERIAL FURNITURE. 57530 M-51 S, Dowagiac. 269.782.5020. imperialfurniture.net. Imperial Furniture was started in 1962 by Russ and Eleanor Klapchuk and was known as Imperial Bedding Company. Originally, it manufactured custom-made mattresses and box springs. With the addition of headboards, chests and upholstered goods, within 10 years the company outgrew its downtown location, moving to its current site. Customers say it's the best-kept secret in southwest Michigan.
RETROSEKSUAL. 408 E Britain Ave, Benton Harbor, Michigan. stores.ebay.com/retroseksual. Retroseksual sources modern, retro, kitsch, tiki, lounge styles and much more; restoring that which was cool and altering the rest. Retroseksual specializes in Heywood Wakefield restoration with 3rd generation upholstery services available.
SAWYER HOME & GARDEN CENTER. 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer. 269.426.8810. sawyergardencenter.com. The Sawyer Garden Center offers a large inventory of items for the garden, including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, plus a variety of high-quality lawn accessories. A large gift shop and gourmet shop are also on site.
DORMAN GARAGE, INC. 1317 Lake St, LaPorte. 219.324.7646. dormangarage.com. With more than twenty years of experience, Dorman Garage specializes in classic car restoration. Aside from offering restoration services, there is also a large inventory of restored classic automobiles for sale.
THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON SHOP OF MICHIGAN CITY. 2968 N Hwy 421, Michigan City. 219.878.8885. hdmichigancity.com. While the Harley-Davidson brand needs no introduction, the Michigan City store stands out in the crowd, being a member of the largest Harley dealer in the state.
GREAT LAKES CATERING. 701 Washington St, Michigan City. 219.898.1502. greatlakescatering.com. With a combined 150 years of experience, Ed Kis and family have formed one of the area's leading catering companies. A full range of services is available for all kinds of events, including catered foods and beverages, bands, tents, tables and more.
CENTER FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGY. 9120 Columbia Ave, Ste A, Munster. 219.836.4820. Bethany Cataldi, D.O., specializes in ear, nose and throat surgery and facial plastic surgery. In fact, she is the only female facial plastic surgeon in Northwest Indiana who's been specifically trained in surgery of the face, head and neck. Dr. Cataldi's expertise in such procedures exclusively ranges all spectrums, from topical treatments like skin peels, to hair removal, to full nasal construction.
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. 901 MacArthur Blvd, Munster. 219.836.1600. comhs.org. This award-winning hospital is a not-for-profit acute care facility with 354 beds and a medical staff of more than 530 physicians. Community's services include a surgery center, oncology center, women's diagnostic center, pain clinic and rehabilitation center.
FRANCISCAN PHYSICIANS HOSPITAL. 701 Superior Ave, Munster. 219.922.4200. franciscanphysicians.org. Franciscan Physicians Hospital offers nearly 50 medical specialties and subspecialties in a 63-bed acute care hospital setting. Physicians and staff provide award winning services, state-of-the-art technology and best-in-region staffing ratios to deliver the highest quality of care.
FRANCISCAN ST. ANTHONY HEALTH. 301 W Homer St, Michigan City. 219.879.8511. saintanthonymemorial.org. This acute care hospital, serving LaPorte, Porter and Berrien Counties, boasts an integrated health care network that is made up of an intensive care unit, a new birthing unit, an emergency department, behavioral medicine, rehabilitation services, medical surgery units, oncology, pediatrics and a multidiscipline physician practice.
FRANCISCAN ST. MARGARET HEALTH. 5454 Hohman Ave, Hammond. 219.932.2300. smmhc.com. One of the largest acute-care hospitals in Northwest Indiana, Saint Margaret Health offers myriad services in their Dyer and Hammond locations as well as multiple off-site facilities.
OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. 1101 E Glendale Blvd, Ste 102, Valparaiso. 877.462.6249. weunderstandwomen.com. The board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists—Drs. Murphy, Rutherford, Short, and Strickland—at this clinic specialize in pregnancy care, family planning, infertility and menopause, along with general women's wellness.
EDWARD JONES. edwardjones.com. Edward Jones financial advisors take a personal approach that starts with a face-to-face meeting to discuss your investments and financial goals. They believe that building long-term relationships with their nearly 7 million clients is key to serving their investment needs.
MUTUAL BANK, KATHY SELLERS. 307 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo. 269.469.5552. bankwithmutual.com. Kathy Sellers is a Mutual Bank agent who services both first-time home buyers and seasoned investors. Mutual Bank specializes in investments and wealth management for businesses and personal clients.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES, LARRY HITZ. 2612 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso. 219.405.8649. When the most respected brand in the world, Berkshire Hathaway, puts its name on a real estate sign, that’s a good sign for the market and a great sign for clients. Prudential Executive Group Real Estate is proud to join them as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
COLDWELL BANKER, DAWN BERNHARDT. 2110 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso. 219.241.0952. dawnbernhardt.com. Dawn Bernhardt is the go-to agent for homes in Chesterton's luxurious Sand Creek subdivision, along with other properties in Porter, LaPorte and Lake Counties.
COLDWELL BANKER, DONNA HOFMANN. 219.331.1133. dhofmann.com. Donna Hofmann, Coldwell Banker and Residential Brokerage, specializes in residential properties in the Indiana Dunes.
MERRION & ASSOCIATES, MARGE SKWIAT-GLOY, 1010 N Karwick Rd, Michigan City. 219.872.4206. merrionrealty.com. When it comes to buying or selling a home, you need a realtor who is willing to go the extra mile for you. Marge Gloy has been involved with real estate since 1977, and is the go-to person in LaPorte County for personalized service.
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE. 10 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo. 269.469.3950. coldwellbankeronline.com. New Buffalo’s premier real estate firm features properties in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Both the in-office staff and the Coldwell Banker website offer multiple services and resources for buyers and sellers.
HARBOR SHORES RESORT. 269.932.1600. harborshoresresort.com. Southwest Michigan's biggest, most talked about project is underway in Benton Harbor. The residential community will include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, marinas, an indoor water park and a luxury spa. The property is surrounded by two rivers and five beaches. Custom home sites and cottages are available.
DEWITT PLACE. 900 N DeWitt Pl, Chicago. 312.642.7020. dewittplace.com. This 82-unit vintage building, built in 1924, offers corporate housing, temporary furnished apartment rentals and long-term temporary housing solutions. These studio and one-bedroom apartments come with a variety of amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, wireless Internet access, DirecTV satellite service and an exercise room.
ELLE SALON. 113 W 8th St, Michigan City. 219.874.3553. This upscale salon, situated in Michigan City's historic district, offers full-service hair care, plus manicures, pedicures and facial waxing. Retail products include skin care, body care, a men's line, wooden styling tools, a full line of Aveda products, and other calming items such as Aveda teas, candles and oils.
INN AT ABERDEEN. 3158 S State Rd 2, Valparaiso. 219.465.3753. innataberdeen.com. Located in the beautiful and prestigious Aberdeen neighborhood, just minutes from downtown Valparaiso, the Inn at Aberdeen is a comfortable and convenient place to stay. A variety of unique rooms and suites are available, as well as a Flavia coffee and tea bar, a full gourmet breakfast every morning, and all of the amenities.
NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT. Various locations along the South Shore, nictd.com. The historic South Shore line offers a convenient and cost-effective to get to work on time, while weekenders find a quick and easy option to get downtown or to the beach.
NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster. 219.836.0690. The orchestra, a group of 75 rostered professional musicians is under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Kirk Muspratt. The orchestra plays a full season of subscription concerts, in addition to a number of educational outreach initiatives, designed to allow interaction and personal involvement by students represented in each program.
DUTCH FARM MARKET. 6967 109th Ave, South Haven. 269.637.8334. dutchfarmmarket.com. Escape from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a leisurely stop at the Dutch Farm Market and Orchard, just north of South Haven, Michigan. Discover where the world-renowned Red Haven Peach and all other Haven varieties of peaches were born.
GRANOR FARM. 3480 Warren Woods Rd, Three Oaks. 269.944.6456. granorfarm.com. Strong believers in feeding the soil, not just the plant, Granor Farm draws on historical and modern practices to enhance the land’s ecology to produce flavorful, nutritious, and beautiful vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits.
HARBOR MARKET. 510 W Main Street, Benton Harbor. harbor-market.com. Every Friday during the summer months, Harbor Market offers a free opportunity to farmers, individuals, organizations, and small businesses to earn income, try new products and ideas and develop marketing strategies.
JOLLAY ORCHARDS. 1850 Friday Road, Coloma. 269.468.3075. jollayorchards.com. Jollay Orchards is a unique entertainment experience, blending a working orchard with family activities. Located in the heart of Southwest Michigan's fruit-rich region, along the shores of Lake Michigan since 1857, Jollay Orchards offers the best in homegrown fruit.
KLUG ORCHARDS. 8407 Pokagon Rd, Berrien Center. klugorchards.com. Klug Orchards is the 160-acre farm of Kevin & Cathy Klug, which has been in the Klug family for more than 60 years. Hand-hoeing acres of crops and hand picking of their fresh produce at the peak of ripeness to bring to customers at Farmer's Markets are timeless traditions that carry on.
KRASL ART CENTER. 707 Lake Blvd, St. Joseph. 269.983.0271. krasl.org. Owned and operated by the St. Joseph Art Association, Inc., the main gallery showcases a variety of art from historical to contemporary. The artlab is a gallery specific for audio/visual experimentation. Krasl also offers many educational opportunities and puts on an art fair in the summer.
NEW BUFFALO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. 888.660.6222. newbuffalo.org. The New Buffalo Business Association is made up of more than 100 members representing New Buffalo and neighboring communities.
PIGGOTT'S FARM MARKET AND BAKERY. 3824 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor. 269.876.9269. piggottsfarmmarket.com.Piggott’s Farm Market offers the freshest produce in season. From strawberries, cherries, and blueberries to their famous homegrown tomatoes and much more, Piggott’s is your one-stop for fresh, local, and delicious produce. Also, be sure to grab a pie or cookie from their bakery while you are there.
ROAN & BLACK. 3315 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck. 678.777.8730. roanandblack.com. The vision behind Roan & Black is to feature both contemporary art and found objects in the same place. The gallery features established and up-and-coming contemporary artists.
SKIP'S OPEN-AIR EUROPEAN MARKET. Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road, New Buffalo. 269.469.3341. skipsrestaurant.com. The Market is in full swing from May through October, and farmers are beginning to harvest some of their best crops, all grown in Michigan. In addition to produce, market goers also will find fresh-baked doggie treats, cheeses, sausages, coffees, food, spices, olive oils and more.
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN TOURIST COUNCIL. 2300 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor. 269.925.6301. swmichigan.org. The natural attractions of Southwest Michigan—the dunes, miles of scenic Lake Michigan beach, rivers and parks with hiking trails and biking paths—offer beauty in every season. The friendly staff at this nonprofit organization can assist travelers whether they seek solitude or a group learning experience.
ST. JOSEPH TODAY. 421 State St, St. Joseph. 269.985.1111. sjtoday.org. Visitors to St. Joseph will find a variety of helpful information—on shopping, dining and events—at this welcome center. St. Joseph Today is a nonprofit organization that assists and encourages local business and tourism development.
TABOR HILL WINERY. 185 Mt Tabor Rd, Buchanan. 800.283.3363. taborhill.com. Located in Lake Michigan's wine country, Tabor Hill produces a range of dry, semi-dry, sparkling and dessert wines and alcohol-free sparkling fruit juices. The winery also includes a restaurant and tasting room.
TRUE BLUE FARMS. 9548 County Road 215, Grand Junction. 269.434.6112. truebluefarms.com. True Blue Farms, owned and operated by Dennis and Shelly Hartmann, has been in the family since the early 1900s, when blueberries were first pioneered in Michigan. The farm consists of many acres producing twelve distinct varieties of berries.
ALBERT'S DIAMOND JEWELERS. 711 Main St, Schererville. 219.322.2700. albertsjewelers.com. Besides the fact that Albert's showcases 12,000 square feet of jewelry, the store in itself is an entertainment destination. Brands include Cartier, Breitling, Omega, Tacori, Roberto Coin, David Yurman, Mikimoto, with more than 100 feet of bridal jewelry on display.
INDIAN SUMMER, CHESTERTON and NEW BUFFALO. 131 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton. 219.983.9994. Indian Summer features brands such as Sympli, Oh My Gauze, Connie's Moonlight, Habitat, Miracle Body and San Diego Hat Co. The Chesterton shop offers a large selection of apparel, jewelry and accessories, while the original New Buffalo storefront continues to feature its quality inventory for those on the other side of the border.