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The Evolution of Ryan Thornburg: Chef to Name Brand to Retail Executive

The Evolution of Ryan Thornburg: Chef to Name Brand to Retail Executive

In the past I always could get in touch with Ryan Thornburg. All I had to do was call the Bistro on the Boulevard where he was the well-known and affable executive chef who made seriously great food.

February 26, 2014 12:41 pm Photos

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EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

Now that I keep track of my activity when I'm awake and know exactly what the percentages are on light and deep sleep, I have pinpointed exactly where the problem lies: There are not enough hours in the day. Furthermore, this is not a time management issue, or the result of a lack of balance…

September 23, 2013 2:15 pm
EDITOR’S LETTER

EDITOR’S LETTER

We have just closed the book on an extraordinarily beautiful issue of Shore magazine that includes a vast array of discoveries, rebirths and humble Renaissance. I had almost completely forgotten about the Paw Paw River running through southwest Michigan, until Tony Martin used it as a backdr…

June 23, 2013 2:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, October 11th

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, October 11th

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.

October 10, 2012 9:00 am
The Good Life: A guide to Koh Samui

The Good Life: A guide to Koh Samui

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.

September 19, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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THE GOOD LIFE: Savoring the tastes and kinship of Manila

THE GOOD LIFE: Savoring the tastes and kinship of Manila

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…

July 28, 2012 1:00 pm Photos

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A labor of love: The Gallery Inn at Galeria San Juan

A labor of love: The Gallery Inn at Galeria San Juan

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.

April 22, 2012 12:08 pm Photos

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Foraging with Wyncroft and the Charlie Trotter Folks

Foraging with Wyncroft and the Charlie Trotter Folks

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.

April 12, 2012 8:30 am

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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.

March 23, 2012 1:00 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, February 9th

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, February 9th

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…

February 08, 2012 8:15 am
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, February 2nd

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, February 2nd

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…

February 01, 2012 8:15 am

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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…

January 29, 2012 1:00 pm
GOOD LIFE: A Foodie Guide To College Towns

GOOD LIFE: A Foodie Guide To College Towns

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-…

January 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, January 26th

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, January 26th

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…

January 25, 2012 10:00 am
February/March 2012 Shore magazine's letter from the editor

February/March 2012 Shore magazine's letter from the editor

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…

January 24, 2012 3:50 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, January 12th

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, January 12th

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.

January 11, 2012 10:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, January 5th

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, January 5th

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

January 04, 2012 10:00 am Photos

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Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, December 29

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, December 29

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.

December 28, 2011 10:00 am
The Good Life: Living the Life in Grand Rapids

The Good Life: Living the Life in Grand Rapids

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.

December 06, 2011 12:00 pm Photos

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