Holiday Shopping at Haven Boutique in Traverse City, MI

I stopped by Haven Clothing Boutique in Traverse City, Michigan to check out their cozy clothing and accessories. Scroll down in this post to see some of the beautiful items I found including soft sweaters, winter hats, dyed sweatshirts, fun pants, carry-everything bags, oversized scarfs, knit mittens, basic long cotton tanks, locally made facemasks, delicate jewelry, and much more! Visit Haven to see for yourself at Grand Traverse Commons Shops located at The Old State Hospital Building: 800 Cottageview Dr, Suite 20 Traverse City, MI 49684

www.havenclothingtc.com

 

 

HAVEN: A New Traverse City Clothing Boutique 

As we prepare for autumn weather we are starting to think more about sweaters, knits, and soft pants… Well, Up North ladies, I think I have found your new favorite store! With fall coming in strong, Northern Michigan style gals have found their newest calling at Haven Boutique- a clothing market found in the Village at Grand Traverse Commonswhich is located in the Old State Hospital buildings in Traverse City, Michigan.  Filled with casual clothing, perfect for Up North living.  You can also find affordable necklaces, bags, earrings, and other adorable accessories that make perfect gifts. Owners Erin and Aaron Simon have created a space that is inviting and makes me want to purchase one of everything! She is the adorable lady standing behind the counter in the opening picture. Check out the images from my last trip and see for yourself… 

HAVEN: A Clothing Market

800 Cottage view Dr, Suite 20 Traverse City, MI 

 231-735-8813          www.havenclothingtc.com

 

 

 

 

       

WORTH A VISIT: SHOP WESTBAY HANDMADE on Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan for locally made goods all in one place! 

I found these great leather earrings for under $10 and LOTS of other fun surprises at one of my favorite shops in Traverse City- Westbay Handmade. The store carries goods from over 100 Michigan artists and makers at Westbay Handmade- located next to The Goodbowl Eatery and Yen Yoga on Front Street. One of my TOP PICKS from this store is a set of my board books! Find all four titles in their children’s section. They also have great home items, men’s gifts, beauty, yoga mat bags, handmade face masks and feature talented local artists work- You won’t find some of these artists anywhere else!!!  Take a tour of the store and watch the owner, Kat, on her YouTube channel- Here she shows off some of her creative DIY projects and cool products at the store. The inventory is constantly changing and once the pandemic is over they also offer classes! Thanks for  shopping small #supportlocal

West Bay Handmade, LLC
326 E. Front St. Traverse City, MI  231-252-8482

Find hip leather earrings for under $10 at Westbay Handmade Shop on Front Street in Traverse City, Mi. 

The huge selection changes every week!  

<- Find Kristy’s baby board books at Westbay Handmade Shop! Pick up all 4 for your next baby shower! Each book is priced at only $7.95 – What a great gift!

Men’s gifts too! 

 

Shop: West Bay Handmade 

West Bay Handmade, LLC
326 E. Front St. Traverse City, MI 49684 
231-252-8482

www.westbayhandmade.com

Discover Recycled Nautical Charm at Sea Bags: A New Boutique on Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan


As I was walking down Front Street in Traverse City the other day I stumbled upon a new store filled with straight-up “Nautical Charm.” Walk inside Sea Bags and you will find hundreds of one-of-a-kind vintage bags and accessories made out of recycled sailing sheets! These bags are so cool… I just loved looking at each one, they are ALL unique and ALL absolutely fabulous! These bags are sturdy enough to last for seasons. Nautically inspired, the motifs include lobsters, dogs, mermaid, and sailing stripes and number. Pick a handmade tote bag to pack for the beach, or a choose a smaller cosmetic bag to carry in another purse. They also have home decor, candles, accessories, dog items, and more. Sea Bags is one of the newest boutiques to pop up on Front Street in downtown Traverse City, Michigan this summer. Originally based out of Maine, the handmade items are made in the USA. Each bag is a little different than the next, so the joy is stopping by and checking out each one in person!

Sea Bags in Traverse City
223 East Front Street (See map below!) 
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231.421.3185
https://seabags.com

Each bag is unique and made from recycled sailing sheets!

Wear a mask to keep safe inside the store.

Sea Bags has other items like candles and cheese trays!

They have mermaid and lobster bags too!

Sea Bags in Traverse City
223 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231.421.3185
Find them online at: www.seabags.com

Sea Bags Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

 

 

Laura Swan Pollina of Professionally Fabulous talks skincare with the fabulous Missy Moo Moo who truly “radiates youth.” Her first tip: wear SPF, avoid the sun, and wear a hat! Watch the video below to see what else she recommends to keep looking and feeling young for years.  Bonus, she tells us some of her favorite products!

 

 

Don Orr Ski N’ Beach Haus

Did you know you can find loads of summer fun at Don Orr Sk N’ Beach Haus in TC? It has way more than just snow skis…

Those of us who spend our winters in Northern Michigan know Don Orr as a great place to purchase ski apparel and equipment, but it is way more than just a winter destination…During summer months Don Orr turns into a tiki bar boutique filled with beach gear, apparel, swimsuits floats, sandals, sunglasses, and so much more! The locally owned store has a good selection of life jackets and sunglasses (see pictures below) and sell my favorite brand of sunscreen: Sun Bum! They have a great selection of local apparel brands including M-22, Love, My Michigan Roots and 45th Parallel. Visiting from out of town? You can rent a huge yellow lily pad for hours of fun to play on the water! Take it to a beach or show it on the back of a boat for floating fun in the middle of the lake. Head to their website and sign up for their emails for 10% off a shopping trip www.donorrskihaus.com Or visit in person —> Don Orr Ski N’ Beach Haus:  890 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686 (see map below)

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Don Orr Ski N’ Beach Haus

890 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686

 (231) 946-8810                         www.donorrskihaus.com

 

 

 

             

 

Foxy Spring Jewelry Trends

Rose, blue, beauty! Erin Simon of Silver Fox Jewelry tells us about Spring jewelry trends and what rocks to “rock” once we are out of lock-down. Follow Erin’s hot shop and the latest jewelry trends on Instagram @silverfoxjewelrytc 

 

Welcome to StylishUpNorth.com

Northern Michigan
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Welcome to StylishUpNorth.com. This is your premier spot for the style-conscious visitors, vacationers, and year-round Northern Michigan fans! What began as a humble little corner of the mitten state has turned into a hot spot for entrepreneurs and adventures alike. This region is overflowing with new restaurants, stores, places to visit and things to see. We can’t wait to share it with you! Click on our BLOG to see the latest that UpNorth has to offer, and coming soon: TRAVEL GUIDES  to the area!

Stylish Up North’s owner of KPO Creative LLC, Kristy Kurjan, is based in Traverse City. She is author of four children’s board books, mom to some adorable kiddos, and freelance writer for various publications. For more information on her Creative Kids Board Book series check out www.kpocreative.com  Thank you for supporting local! 

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Kristy is a creator, writer, author of four children’s board books, entreprenuer, and a small business owner from Traverse City, Michigan. She is passionate about travel, style, food, beauty, writing, small business, and an advocate for supporting local. She is a wife and mother to three amazing kiddos. To learn more about how you can collaborate with Kristy contact: kristy.kurjan@gmail.com

 

GIRLFRIEND’S QUARANTINE BEAUTY GUIDE

A few of our favorite beauty items as discussed in our zoom happy hour… 

A few days ago my girlfriends and I hosted a zoom happy hour  (because we are stuck in our homes right now due to Covid-19- Stay safe ladies). Instead of talking about being cooped up, we all decided to present on a beauty product or two that we LOVE. So we all poured ourselves a glass of wine and talked about beauty products. Below you will find a few of the highlights along with links just in case you wanted to try them out yourself! If you like what you see or have another beauty suggestion, please leave it in the comments below. Stay safe and healthy. xoxo Kristy & Friends

KRISTY’S PICK FOR SWEET LIPS

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 0.71oz (Berry 20g)

“During the winter months, I have a problem with dry lips- I have tried a lot of different options, many of which have made my lips worse. Laneige’s sleeping mask is just what I needed! My super dry lip secret is that I use it as a lip gloss during the day, not just a night sleep mask.” -Kristy

Mary’s MAGIC BEAUTY Pick 

Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm with Fruit & Seed Oils

“I am at the hockey rink all the time- I bring this all-over beauty balm and put it on non-stop!” -Mary

get Erica’s glow

Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops 30 ml Light/Medium

“I mix a drop or two in with my moisturizer every morning to get a soft glow. Highly recommend it, especially during the winter months, girls!” -Erica 

carrine’s secret weapon

Perfumeria Gal Lip Balm, Strawberry

“I first found this Parisian Lip balm at Venus in Traverse City, Michigan. I love it!” -Carrine 

MACKENZIE’S SLEEP SOLUTION

Badger Balm, Sleep Balm – 2 oz

“I use this sleep balm at night on my hands before I go to bed. It is lavender-scented, which makes it even better!” -Mackenzie

 

ERICA’S stain and cleaning go-to

Goo Gone Pro-Power Spray Gel – 24 Ounce – Surface Safe, Great Cleaner, No Harsh Odors, Removes Stickers, Can Be Used On Tools

“I use Goo Gone anytime we have a grease stain- It works wonders!” -Erica

 

MACKENZIE’S NO MORE DARK CIRCLES PRODUCT

TULA Probiotic Skin Care Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm | Dark Circle Under Eye Treatment, Instantly Hydrate and Brighten Undereye Area, Portable and Perfect to Use On-the-go | 0.35 oz

“This product brightens my eyes and gives my skin glow. I use it under my dark circles for instant improvement.” -Mackenzie

 

Kristy’s favorite face wash 

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser Cleanser For Unisex 8 oz

“I have used this face wash for years- It works great and smells fresh. I recommend the large bottle with the pump to keep in your shower… It will last all year!” -Kristy