Topic: Shopping

Downtown Middlebury projects, Vibrant Communities moving forward

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee

Downtown Middlebury projects, Vibrant Communities moving forward

By Terry T. Mark In between raking leaves and getting ready for turkey day, we’re spending our November putting things in place for a great 2017. Here’s a sampling: Middlebury taking several steps forward Middlebury is busy enough as it is, from the usual midday traffic to visitors making a beeline to Das Dutchman Essenhaus … Continued

Amish Country, Essenhaus Inn, Shipshewana Flea Market win top marks from group tour operators

Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Where To Stay

By Terry T. Mark Elkhart County is rubbing shoulders with some elite company for its vacationing and hospitality experience, according to a poll last year of group tour operators in the Midwest. The November-December 2015 issue of Groups Today magazine named its top experiences by region in its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. Three experiences … Continued

Brewpub, ‘life-changing pizza,’ Elkhart Jazz Festival highlighted in 2016 Indiana Travel Guide

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Quilt Gardens, Quilts, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

By Terry T. Mark It may be cloudy and overcast now, but the awol academy inc is getting its moment in the sun in the recently published 2016 Indiana Travel Guide. The highlight is a feature headlined “Amish Surprises” that directs readers to area destinations that visitors might not expect to find in Amish Country. … Continued

Best of Summer in Amish Country

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Where To Stay

Best of Summer in Amish Country

Even More  Summer Fun … Get out and go, and let the Heritage Trail audio driving tour guide you to the best of summer in Amish Country.  Travel country roads frequented by Amish buggies and stop at roadside stands brimming with just picked sweet corn, fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes and a bounty of other summer crops.  Visit … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Elk River Upcycle in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Uncategorized

Going “green” is a trend many businesses have embraced and I only see that increasing over the coming years.  But did you know that you can also shop “green?”  Stores that specialize in architectural salvage and vintage pieces help the environment because they prevent many items from going into landfills.  The bonus is that quite … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Bethza Professional Makeup Artist Studio in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 in Shopping, Uncategorized

Elkhart county’s past is full of innovative entrepreneurs and its present is no different. Bethza Seminario, co-owner of Bethza Professional Makeup Artist Studio began her business when she saw a need that wasn’t being met.  As a professional makeup artist, she started off working with runway models in Chicago and doing makeup applications for professional photo … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Antiques on Beardsley

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 in Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County

Whenever I’m out shopping, I always gravitate toward statement pieces.  When I spot something unique, I immediately start imagining how I could use it as a decorative piece in someone’s home.  No matter what your style is, all you need are a few special accessories and art pieces to create that wow factor in your … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Found!

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Uncategorized

One of my favorite things to do is hunt for unique objects to use in my own home or a client’s home. There is nothing that compares to the thrill of finding that perfect item that speaks to you. I love shopping with clients and watching their faces light up when they spot a unique … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits b on the River in Elkhart

Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 in Places to eat, Shopping, Uncategorized

My friends often make fun of my television. It is an old box T.V. with a 19 inch screen (that’s right, it’s deeper than it is wide). When I invite people over and they see that, I can tell that they are usually wondering what we are going to do for entertainment. But I’ve always been … Continued

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