Topic: Shopping

Best of Summer in Amish Country

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, 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 Amish Country, 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 Amish Country, Unique Shopping

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 Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

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

Andrew Skipper Visits Garber's Interior Design

Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

When entertaining at home, I always try to give my guests more than just a meal. To me, it’s about the entire experience. If I’m throwing a themed dinner party, the food, music, and table settings should all flow together. One of my favorite things about entertaining is setting a beautiful table. I love mixing things … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Legacy Home Furniture

Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

One of the greatest investments you will make in your home is your furniture. That’s why I recommend buying the absolute best quality pieces that your budget will allow. When I’m shopping for furniture for myself or clients, I look for a few key components to make sure that I’m getting the best value. If … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits Gamze Neer Exclusive

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012 in Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

When I was in Europe, one of my favorite things to do was to wander from shop to shop in the quaint little towns and meet the shopkeepers, whose families had often been in the same location for generations. They always had fantastic handmade wares from local artisans and it seemed that each object had … Continued

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