Shore's Marcia Froelke Coburn has debate deja' vu'. Sawyer's Barry and Linda Patejdl launch a wine club and Shore Good Life Columnist George Aquino will lead a European food tour in 2013.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.
I’ll give Koh Samui another five years before the rest of the world discovers this island nirvana off the eastern coast of Thailand. I toured around Koh Samui for a week on moped in search of the island’s most idyllic places to stay, eat and see.
I met Billy Valtos in Chicago in 1989. We were both single and living carefree lives in the city. Billy was in the high-octane venture capital and finance field and I was catering to the needs of venture capitalists and celebrities at Le Ciel Bleu restaurant in Chicago, where I was the maîtr…
Tucked away among the rows of Spanish colonial buildings in Old San Juan is this gem of a domicile called the Gallery Inn at Galeria San Juan. This 17th-century inn along the northern seawall of Old San Juan, with majestic views of the Atlantic, is, perhaps, the main reason I return to Puerto Rico.
Keep your fingers crossed for decent weather this weekend when I am scheduled to accompany chefs led by Eric Lester searching for edible plants in the wilds of southwestern Michigan.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
Between traveling for work and pleasure and mild weather, this winter is a blur. But I want to hit some highlights, because there have been many this January and February.
Romantic adventures with NISO's concert of requited (Schumann) and unrequited (Tchaikovsky) tomorrow night and a collaborative work about George Mallory's frustration with Mt. Everest and on Saturday an exhibition by inspiring artist-couples. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, S…
Great visuals are coming up, including the Abstract Expressionism of Robert Rauschenberg opening tonight at GRAM; Anthony Droege's paintings at Main Street Galleries in Benton Harbor starting tomorrow and an exhibit for Black History Month at KIA. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Edit…
Julie just shakes her head at me on many of the things I do, and with some of my Christmas rituals and actions there is probably much justification. As many of you know, the Christmas season is my most favorite of the year and I cannot get it going fast enough. Lights go up on the first warm…
College towns in the U.S. come in different sizes, from the tree-lined streets of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to New York City, arguably the cultural and business epicenter of the country. For foodies, each town offers vast options of eateries from food trucks serving Korean tacos to white-…
CBS Morning Weatherperson Megan Glaros and her brother Matt co-host Shore Bridal event Sunday; Tryon Farm's Eve and Ed Noonan present at Cliff Dwellers next week and Andy Urschel and Justin Treasure direct Albee's 'The Goat' at CTG opening Friday. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Ed…
Last year was a traumatic year in food. Cantaloupe made people sick. Charlie Trotter decided to close his restaurant. Even Mario Batali lost weight. I believe I'm beginning to make a separation in my mind between what tastes good, what is good and what becomes not so good when you have it to…
Weekend excitement includes a birdhouse auction featuring the work of local artists including Fritz Olsen, Stephen Holkansen, Bruce Niemi, Eric Shaw, Rick Ott and Roger Harvey tomorrow night.--Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Cheers for favorite holiday gifts created and brought to us by Rick Kaempfer, Brendan Sullivan, Roger Ebert, Christopher Hitchens, David Mitchell, Woody Allen, Christopher Reid, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, among others, this year. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore
The special Happy New Year's Eve issue in which we end with a look back at the perfect meal at Chef Jean Joho's LV Eiffel and forward to the major Rauschenberg extravaganza GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen has planned for 2012.
Life in Grand Rapids is on the upswing. Despite the economic woes felt all over Michigan, there is an energy constantly buzzing in Gerald Ford's hometown.
Two legendary and inspiring patrons of the arts --- Former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley and Grand Rapids' Frederik Meijer --- passed away last week and while we mourn them, we also celebrate the rich legacies they left behind. They were visionaries and pragmatists who made big dreams come true.
Life in Grand Rapids is on the upswing. Despite the economic woes felt all over Michigan, there is an energy constantly buzzing in Gerald Ford's hometown. The city's Van Andel Arena has been named the Top Venue in 2011 by publications such as Billboard and Pollstar, and the arena's lineup th…
Welcome to our special Thanksgiving Day edition enewser in which all you have to do today is eat well, make plans to shop, (possibly) cook, (maybe) drive somewhere and have fun! Shore Motoring Columnist Jim Jackson's idea of fun is driving Mr. Santa Claus in a red 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee in…
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