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Father's Day

Hi there,I’m sitting at the kitchen table at the house on the point, up north. It looks out to the east. The morning sun has filled the lake with diamonds. So beautiful. So relaxing. We came up Saturday evening after I closed up the shop. We got here in time to watch the sun set from the dock. Again, so beautiful. It’s 66F with a light breeze, and the lake is 72F — a nice reprieve from the heat of the Cities!Sitting here allows me to reminisce about this place when it was my Grandparents' summer home. They would spend winters at the house in Eveleth. Once spring came, they would move out to the lake for the summer. I would boat over from...

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New Amundsen Sports from Norway & Bellerose from Belgium

It’s only been a week since my last note, but I wanted to touch base before I head out to Palm Springs for week on Saturday! I’m going to do my best to relax and escape into a few books and hikes. There may be a cigar and a touch of bourbon, too!I also wanted to make mention that I’m in need of some help at Brightwater. Sadly, Molly is headed back to Park City, her home, and I need to find someone to fill her shoes — tough as that will be! I’m needing someone who’s technologically savvy enough to learn and master the POS/Inventory Network, the Shopify website, and feels comfortable on the retail floor. There’s an opportunity to assist with the...

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Mother's Day in & around the shop

  Hi All,How are you? It’s finally feeling like it’s going to warm up a bit. April was a cool one. It’s nice to see the flowering trees in full bloom! They look so beautiful in front of the house. The trees on Water Street are budding out too. Sure signs that the warmth of summer isn’t too far off! Let’s hope May brings more warmth and sun!  May also brings Mother’s Day. I tip my hat to each of you moms, grandmas, and mother-figures out there! You do an amazing job, and we’re all grateful for you! Although my mom has been gone for over 10 years, she was quite an amazing woman. I miss her. She never missed a...

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Spring is Around the Corner

How are you? Have you been enjoying this unseasonably warm weather? Certainly a change from February! It was nice this past weekend as I was up at the cottage and skiing in the Ski Challenge Championships at Giant’s Ridge. It was a great day of skiing and a mediocre day of racing! But I’m ok with that. It was fun to get out and race for the final time this season. The snow was good and the sun was bright!We’re currently scurrying about to get ready for our photo shoot for the 21/22 Brightwater Look Book. We will be shooting out at Camp Tanadoona tomorrow, and I can't wait. It’s always an amazing day. A group of characters—and friends—getting together to don samples from next winter's clothing offerings, eat amazing foods, and sip delicious libations. It’s a...

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