Southwest Michigan
Photograph: Angela Treimer


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Opened in August by South Haven native and Hinsdale resident Irene Wood — who also operates the Fields, a glamping resort — this home design store shows off Wood’s knack for creating stylish tableau vivant–like scenes with everything from pedestal bowls to African textiles. 550 Phoenix St.

Photograph: Terry Walker/Lulu Cadieux

Lulu Cadieux


Housed in a restored 100-year-old former fruit market, this French-inspired cooking school and shop is packed with modern and vintage French finds (like linens and hand-blown glassware), coffee-table books, and charcuterie picnics to go. 3480 Blue Star Hwy.

AP Shop


Rare and limited-edition women’s fashions from designers like Jasmin Shokrian and Milena Silvano are the stars of this artfully curated boutique by Ariane Prewitt, the former visual director of Barneys New York and a professor of fashion studies at Columbia College Chicago. She owns the space with her husband, Archer Prewitt. 14931 Lakeside Rd.



Stacia Garriott Cass (left), who owns the home design store Tribute in Chicago’s West Town, fills this similarly focused, airy shop with brass sculptures by Nancy Pearce, tasteful coffee-table books, vintage and modern ceramics, stylish textiles, and other artisan-made objects. 12908 Red Arrow Hwy.


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How to impress your teenage kids: Ask them about Funko and then show them boatloads of the pop culture figurines at this fun but serious collectors’ store, where all ages go gaga over anime, Marvel, and DC Comics statues. 104 N. Elm St.

J. Petter Galleries


Art runs deep in Douglas and nearby Saugatuck, where the famed art school Ox-Bow has been a fixture for more than 100 years. At this 12,000-foot gallery and wine shop, which offers wine tastings ($15 for four pours) on the second Saturday of each month, you can shop for paintings, sculptures, and glassworks by local artists. 161 Blue Star Hwy.

Peachbelt Studio


Artist Dawn Stafford, a New Yorker who moved to the region in 1992, transformed this 19th-century one-room brick schoolhouse into her studio and gallery in 2003. These days, you can watch her creating original still lifes and oil paintings of lake scenes and other natural landscapes while you shop for something to take home. 6292 124th Ave.

Roan & Black


Visiting this powerhouse contemporary art gallery is the best way to kill time while waiting for a table at Pennyroyal Cafe next door. Among its showcased works are mixed-media pieces by Milwaukee artist Rory Burke, steel sculptures from German native Stefan Duerst, and ethereal oil paintings from Georgia-based Helen DeRamus. 3315 Blue Star Hwy.

Photograph: Jamie and Eric Photography

Granor Farm

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It’s a beautiful 10-minute drive from downtown Three Oaks to this certified organic farm, where you can shop for seasonal produce, fresh-baked bread, and marinated meats. You’ll also find farmhouse dinners, a creation of Granor chef and Pilsen expat Abra Berens (formerly of Chicago’s Local Foods), which are moving to a glass-enclosed barn opening this season. You can even send the kids to half-day farm camp, where they’ll learn to harvest, snag eggs from the chicken coop, and spend time in the “schoolhouse” thinking creatively about the food they eat (four one-week sessions from July to August for ages 5 to 10; $375 for one week). 3480 Warren Woods Rd.

Photograph: Brandon Nelson

Trilogy Antiques & Design

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Even if you’re not looking to buy, wander this unstuffy gallery-like store by Brandon Nelson, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It’s loaded with everything from folk art and funky curiosities to upscale midcentury modern furnishings. 19 S. Elm St.