Detroit ScrollDetroit Scroll logo

On Wednesday, December 11, we got wowed. Detroit Scroll out of Grosse Pointe, Michigan has found a way to turn the city's history into art. For instance a tee shirt will have important locations, artfully silk screened. There are glasses and scrolls. And patrons have an opportunity to create their own custom memories. If you met your sweetie on Belle Isle, ran the Detroit Free Press Marathon together down Jefferson, fell in love at the Detroit River and got engaged at Campus Martius, you can have a wearable, useable art item inscribed with the places that tell your personal story. This one really pegs the cool meter.

And for other interesting homegrown gift ideas, you can always check out the Buy Michigan Now gift guide.

Zingerman's DeliZingermans Mail Order logo

On, Thursday, December 12, we immersed ourselves in all things Zingerman's. Zingerman's Deli is an institution in Ann Arbor, but it was also recently a main character in the movie Five Year Engagement. People travel for miles to get those famous Zingerman's sandwiches, but the growing Michigan-made enterprise continues to wow and surprise with interesting kitchen items, cooking kits and sendable goodies. Zingerman's Online makes it easy to send a little bit of Ann Arbor to anyone you love.

Zingerman's Mail Order
422 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The Chase CoatThe Chase Coat logo

On Friday, December 13, we discovered The Chase Coat. Can the Big Dogs in the house get some love? If you have a behemoth of a beast who gets cold feet and needs warmth again the cold Michigan winters and you can't find dog coats and gear for your St. Bernard sized-bundle of joy, The Chase Coat may be your answer. The Chase Coat specializes in quality made clothing for the big, make that, the extra large dog in your life. Hand made with neoprene for warmth, there's gear for the body and the ears.

The Chase Coat
248- 957-8573

Cherry Republic of Traverse Citycherry-republic-logo

On Monday, December 16, we celebrated a very cherry holiday season with Cherry Republic out of Traverse City. This homegrown company makes everything cherry delicious with their blend of creativity and on of Michigan's favorite natural resources--the cherry. They have wonderful sampler baskets that are perfect for any occasion, not just the holidays. But if you need to get something for co-workers, bosses or hard-to-purchase-for family members, you may want to try some of their handmade goodies like Chocolate Cherry Toffee, a Cherry Nut Mix or one of their new products, Cherry Summer Sausage and Artisan Cherry Mustard.

Retail Locations:
Ann Arbor
S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

411 Bridge St
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Traverse City
154 E. Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684

Glen Arbor
6026 South Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Art is in Market

A collection of 150 local up and coming artists have banded together to share retail space -- it's called the "Art Is In Market."

It's a year-round art fair for locally-made work.

The works can be ordered online at or at their three locations:

The Mall at Partridge Creek

Phone: (248) 759-8000 ext 400
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00 pm

Laurel Park Place

Phone: (248) 759-8000 ext 200
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00am - 6:00 pm