All posts by Aimee Eldon

Ultimate Local Gift Guide

Best Gifts for Kids Books from local authors and publishers Ann Arborites love their books, and Nicola’s loves to stock favorites from regional authors. Look for new picture books from two beloved Michigan authors and illustrators — Patricia Polacco’s Remembering Vera ($17.99) and Philip and Erin Stead’s adaptation of a Mark Twain story, The Purloining

Downhill Ski Resorts

Crystal Mountain Situated in the Traverse City area, Crystal Mountain has popular ski school programs, Adventure Cubs (ages 3-6) and Crystal Kids (ages 7-12), that aim to get kids outside and enjoying the snow. With a variety of runs for all skill levels and fast moving lines, families love skiing at Crystal. For children learning

Ann Arbor’s Warmilu Warms Babies and Saves Lives

Michigan native and Warmilu CEO Grace Hsia describes herself as an “accidental entrepreneur.” As a college student, she imagined herself working at a national lab or John Deere, but her course in materials science engineering at the University of Michigan inspired her to imagine a career solving real world problems. “From day one, we didn’t

Blackbird Bonnets

After her second child was born, Michigan native Katie Robinson could not find a stylish twist on the classic baby bonnet. “I always really liked bonnets, but I wanted a modern version. I had a hard time finding what I wanted in stores. I wanted something neutral, but not frilly and old-fashioned,” says Robinson. The