Letter from the Editor: It’s That Time Again…

Letter from the Editor: It’s That Time Again…

Dearest Michiganders,

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Goofin’ and loungin’ is the best way to spend December.

It’s December in Michigan. For many of us, that means nesting — catching up on domestic tasks, drinking lots of tea or other warming beverages (read: TC Whiskey hot toddies, anyone?), spending a ton of time in sweats, emptying Netflix queues, and generally avoiding the outdoors as much as possible. In the last few weeks, I’ve also spent tons of time reorganizing and redecorating my current apartment as my roommate moved out and my boyfriend moved in. HUGE steps, people, and for it to happen during my favorite month of domestic and homebodied bliss makes it seem all the more right.

The Awesome Mitten - Letter from the Editor
Transitions, man.

December means transitions for The Awesome Mitten, too. We’ve said good-bye to a few contributors, welcomed some exciting new ones, and have a LOT of new stuff to divulge soon. #TeamAwesome is gearing up for the holidays, too! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for:

– Maureen’s list of best Christmas lights in Metro Detroit,
– Kelly’s coverage of Re-envisioning The Nutcracker at the Grand Rapids Art Museum,
– A new installment from Alfy on mobile apps in Michigan,
– Beer news from Chaz,
– Great Lakes winter science from Emily
… and more!

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Perks of the job — Grand Rapids International Wine, Food and Beer Festival.

Next month, we’ll celebrate Michigan’s 178th birthday as only we know how — with our annual Birthday Bake-Off! Get all the details about this year’s contest at the end of the week from Alex.

If you’re like me, you’ve barely begun to think about holiday shopping. Never fear! Our Holiday Pop-Up Shop is just for you. Give the gift of the mitten state with our specially-curated shop of goodies.

We also hope you’ve already taken advantage or plan to chime in on our many giveaways this month: Moosejaw ends THIS SUNDAY, Live Love Michigan will begin December 16, and Pup North begins December 23rd.

As always, we welcome your comments, questions, story ideas, and contributions. Send ’em our way!

Stay warm, Michigan! Happy holidays.

Until January,
Erin