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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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It’s been a minute, or so it seems, since I was writing about out upcoming Look Book photo shoot. It was a huge success, thanks to the hard work and shenanigans of all that were there — Erik, Paul, Tom, Nick, Wing, Deb, Anna, Bethany, and of course the incredible Eliesa Johnson photographing it all! We gathered at Camp Tanadoona with a collection of samples of next years clothing offerings, amazing libations, and food cooked over an open fire on this incredible Francis Mallmann-esque cooking apparatus (Thanks to Erik, Paul and Tom). It was stellar! We had fat tire bikes and a new Land Rover Defender (Thanks to Minneapolis Jaguar Land Rover), which added to the fun. The next Tuesday, photographer Decora Topp and a smaller collection of...

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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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Buy Local or Bye Local

How are you? If you’re like me, you don’t mind the chilly morning’s walk to get a coffee, and the check on the outside temperature. It’s invigorating to see the -15°F and colder temps. At least I think so! I’ve been checking on the house up north, too. On February 11th at 7:55AM, it was -33°F. THAT is cold! Glad the furnace is good, and the neighbors check on it regularly. I feel fortunate that it was warmer a week before when we were up there. We went up Saturday the 30th so that I could get an early start on Sunday morning, as I volunteered to help with the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. It is a different type of race than The Klondike Dog Derby. There...

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