From the Living North editorHolly Henry and crew travel the Northland to discover hidden treasures in Living North's August Edition - Best Kept Secrets: one-of-a-kind finds
By: Holly Henry, Living North Magazine
I just love discovering new things. A tiny bakery up the shore, a cute pottery place on the back roads in Wisconsin, a new wine, a beautiful garden, a restaurant I didn’t know existed.
That’s why, whenever we do our annual Best Kept Secrets edition, I happily hit the road in search of undiscovered treasures.
It was my mom who led me out on Highway 2 to a pottery shop called “Barb’s Jugs.” Not only is Barb delightful, her pottery is cleverly designed, useful (yes, I steamed rice in my new clay pot) and incredibly priced.
Our graphic artist Peggy Day took me to Foxboro, outside of Superior, to the amazing perennial garden of Peggy Moen. Stop the car! This is one you shouldn’t miss.
OK, I must admit I kind of enjoyed looking for the best kept secrets in the wine aisle. I discovered that wine is not only good (hey, I knew that already) but it comes in some pretty interesting bottles that will make great conversation pieces at your next barbecue.
Writer Robin Washington discovered a great place to take a vacation. Guess what? You can spend a week in a space ship and never leave the ground!
Lucie Amundsen discovered chickens – living happily (and legally) in the city. Who knew?
Did you know that there are a collection of stunning and historical murals painted on buildings in Ashland, Wis.? We’ll take you on a tour.
And, of course, the Meat ‘n’ Potato Man is up to his wacky old tricks, sneaking around in search of the best of every food group. This month it’s pizza. Find out where to get the best slice.
Now get out and frolic in the glory days of summer and check out some of our best kept secrets. And feel free to share yours with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.