On the last day of my recent visit to Twin Oaks Inn in Saugatuck, I took a quick walking tour of downtown Saugatuck. My plan was to write this blog on all the shops, art galleries and restaurants in Saugatuck that are just a few steps out the front door of the Twin Oaks Inn. However, as I started to type the list became longer and longer and just seemed to run together. So I thought that maybe I would just write about the favorite spots that I always stop in when I’m there. And, even then, the blog seemed too long. Instead, I will just mention a few of my favorites and I’ll save some of my other favorites for future blogs.
Favorite Shops and Stops
On Culver Street is a not-to-be-missed shop, the Bright World Candle Co., with the most beautiful glassware, candles and other giftware. I’ve bought many gifts for friends, and myself, in this shop. Susie, the owner, has a wonderful gift for color, shape and design and she’ll even wrap your purchases for you.
Also located on Culver Street is Just Dogs which stocks homemade dog bones and dog collars with bows or bow ties; Rosio’s which features casual clothes and handcrafter jewely; and Sanborn Jewelry which has created a special white Murano Pandora bead for Saugatuck that features an artist’s palette engraved on the side and “Saugatuck” etched around the outside edge. It should be in stock now.
Hoopdee Scootee on Mason Street is a really fun shop that the manager describes as “unexplainable” merchandise. You’ll know it’s summer when you see a pair of lady’s legs with spike heels hanging out of the upstairs window.
Just down Water Street is a women’s clothing store called The Beach House, The owner has row after row of clothing racks tucked into a 500 square foot store. Another small shop, located on Butler Street, is Fat Cats with its 300 square feet of mostly Life is Good t-shirts for men, women and children. My daughters, sister, friends and I have all made purchases in these both of these shops, and we love them!