Specialty Shops

Beach Bum Jewels
617 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Beach glass or sea glass is glass that has been discarded in to bodies of water, either intentionally or by accident, that has found its way to shore. Typically glass from an ocean is called sea glass, while glass from lakes is generally referred to as beach glass. We use both beach glass and sea glass in our jewelry. Both fresh and salt waters can produce beautiful, smooth frosted beach glass. It is these colorful, frosty gems that we use to create our beach glass, sea glass jewelry.

We are proud to say that we are now 3 generations of “beach bums.” In brief, grandma, daughter and three grandchildren design and hand fabricate our beach and sea glass into works of jewelry art.

in addition to our jewelry, we sell artwork, artisan crafted items all by local artists. Stop by and see us!

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Creme de la Crop
208 N. 250 W., Valparaiso, IN 46385

Creme de la Crop Organic Farms is a local CSA farm in Valparaiso, IN. CSA is a community supported agriculture, which is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community.

Our mission at the farm is to maximize the flavor, nutrition and quality of every product we produce through sustainable old world practices. 2009 was the milestone when Creme de la Crop became the first USDA Certified Organic farm in Northwest Indiana. The heirloom crops and heritage livestock at the farm increase the sustainability of the operation by providing a more balanced ecosystem. The Landgrebe family has provided the community for over 65 years on the 70 acres located directly off U.S. Route 30 in Valparaiso, Indiana. In 2003, Leann Landgrebe Pelzel founded Creme de la Crop. The farm has grown and evolved over the years and now we provide certified organic produce and heritage chicken eggs year round. Leann and her husband Chef Jason Pelzel are constantly looking ahead and working to improve the quantity and variety of products they are able to provide the community.

To learn more, follow us on Facebook or check out our website!

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26 N. Elm Street, Three Oaks, MI

Froehlichs is not just a shop, it’s a grocery store, bakery, deli and more! Owned by Colleen Froehlich, Froehlichs carries everything from jams and jellies to gift baskets to marinades and seasonings. You can now order your lunch online!

Please check our Facebook page during the winter months to see our special weekend openings. (Generally closed January thru April 7).

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Hoity Toity
731 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Hoity-Toity specializes in everything from the high-end & unique to project furniture and home decor! Sofas, Lamps, Vintage rugs, Chairs, Tables, Art and more!

Lake Street Gallery
613 South Lake Street, Gary Indiana 46403

Lake Street Gallery in Gary, Indiana has been proudly serving Northwest Indiana with original art, fine American crafts and custom framing since 1993. We specialize in local art inspired by the Indiana Dunes and the shores of Lake Michigan but are equally comfortable with a wide selection of abstract art and photography.

Gift items are all hand made by craftsmen from the area and all over the United States and Canada. At Lake Street Gallery you will find a wide selection of artisan jewelry, pottery, glass and the ever popular reproductions of vintage South Shore posters. Gallery openings and “Pop-Up” art events are on our schedule.

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Nature’s Cupboard
340 Dunes Plaza, Michigan City AND 575 Indian Boundary, Chesterton

Nature’s Cupboard offers natural and organic foods including local grass fed and organic beef, local milk, top quality supplements and bulk herbs!

We now have two locations in Chesterton and Michigan City.

Michigan City: 219.874.2335, Chesterton 219.926.4647
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Patina Vintage Goods
621 Franklin Street, Michigan City IN

HiP, Hand-Picked, Curated Collections of Vintage Goods…find ShabbY Chic, ReTrO, Industrial, SteaMPunk, RustiC, RustY, RePurposed! Calling the UAD HOME!

Check Facebook for our hours!

219.256.9963 and 219.805.6433
Sapori Stationery + Design Company
Valparaiso, IN

SAPORI creates and develops modern creative stationery and luxe paper products for personal, professional and event use.

1 (219) 242-2959
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