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DEJA VUE Traverse City faces the same question as faced by Ann Arbor Township several years ago. A builder wanted to construct a 250-student Montessori school on 7.78 acres. The land was zoned for suburban residential use. The proposed school building was permissible as a “conditional use.”

The Court Overreached Believe it or not, everyone who disagrees with the court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t a hateful bigot. Some of us believe the Supreme Court simply usurped the rule of law by legislating from the bench...

Some Diversity, Huh? Either I’ve been misled or misinformed about the greater Traverse City area. I thought that everyone there was so ‘all inclusive’ and open to other peoples’ opinions and, though one may disagree with said person, that person was entitled to their opinion(s)...

Defending Good People I was deeply saddened to read Colleen Smith’s letter [in Aug. 24 issue] regarding her boycott of the State Theater. I know both Derek and Brandon personally and cannot begin to understand how someone could express such contempt for them...

Not Fascinating I really don’t understand how you can name Jada Johnson a fascinating person by being a hunter. There are thousands of hunters all over the world, shooting by gun and also by arrow; why is she so special? All the other people listed were amazing...

Back to Mayberry A phrase that is often used to describe the amiable qualities that make Traverse City a great place to live is “small-town charm,” conjuring images of life in 1940s small-town America. Where everyone in Mayberry greets each other by name, job descriptions are simple enough for Sarah Palin to understand, and milk is delivered to your door...

Don’t Be Threatened The August 31 issue had 10 letters(!) blasting a recent writer for her stance on gay marriage and the State Theatre. That is overkill. Ms. Smith has a right to her opinion, a right to comment in an open forum such as Northern Express...

Treat The Sickness Thank you to Grant Parsons for the editorial exposing the uglier residual of the criminalizing of drug use. Clean now, I struggled with addiction for a good portion of my adult life. I’ve never sold drugs or committed a violent crime, but I’ve been arrested, jailed, and eventually imprisoned. This did nothing but perpetuate shame, alienation, loss and continued use...

About A Girl -- Not Consider your audience, Thomas Kachadurian (“About A Girl” column). Preachy opinion pieces don’t change people’s minds. Example: “My view on abortion changed…It might be time for the rest of the country to catch up.” Opinion pieces work best when engaging the reader, not directing the reader...

Disappointed I am disappointed with the tone of many of the August 31 responses to Colleen Smith’s Letter to the Editor from the previous week. I do not hold Ms. Smith’s opinion; however, if we live in a diverse community, by definition, people will hold different views, value different things, look and act different from one another...

Free Will To Love I want to start off by saying I love Northern Express. It is well written, unbiased and always a pleasure to read. I am sorry I missed last month’s article referred to in the Aug. 24 letter titled, “No More State Theater.”

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Best look of 2011 3/28/11

Kristy Kurjan - March 28th, 2011
Best Look for 2011? Hint: chances are it’s your favorite style…
By Kristy Kurjan
When you pick up a copy of Northern Express, do you flip directly to the
“My Style” article to check out the featured style that week? For many of
us fashionistas, this is a ritual that brings delight. The outfits
featured are uniquely the individual’s own, proving that fashion can be
both diverse and playful. It brings a smile to our faces and sometimes
leaves us shouting, “I want that!”
So, which trend is claiming this year’s throne of Northern Michigan’s Best
Look? Top honors goes to a style that is summed up in two words: Casual
Chic.
Casual Chic is an understated glamour that is effortless yet demands
attention. It is a great pair of jeans paired with a fitted blazer, a
cotton t-shirt and a statement necklace. It is the sparkly touch on an
otherwise basic handbag. Casual Chic is not just a look but an idea that
defines our region’s sense of fashion. With a relaxed yet polished tone,
it is everything we love for 2011.
We called upon Traverse City’s Rebecca Kass to model the Casual Chic
style. In her dark
pants, simple cami and relaxed fit blazer she personifies northern
elegance. No doubt, once our cameras started shooting, her confidence took
center stage.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
The main ingredients that compile a Casual Chic ensemble are a flattering
pair of denims, a flowing top and a beautiful accessory. Additional
options include a fitted jacket or a bold scarf.
It is not expensive, but looks like it is. Take the style from day to
night by wearing a statement piece of jewelry -- add a necklace, earrings
or
set of bracelets, but not all at once. Don’t overload on accessories, due
to the relaxed nature of
the look.
Most important of all, be comfortable. The style is equally about the
outfit itself as the ease of wearing it.
“As a realtor, I need to be comfortable and presentable because I am
running around all the time,” explains Kass. “I usually wear flats and a
lot of cotton!”
We are inspired by Casual Chic’s ability to transition with the seasons,
from winter to spring without skipping a beat. Wondering if the
thermometer read 30 or 60 degrees today? With this dynamic outfit, layers
are always an option. Throw a lightweight jacket over a flouncy top for
chilly nights. Have a bright spring scarf on deck at all times, tie it
around your handbag for a taste of color when not in use.
Congratulations to Casual Chic for taking top honor as our Best Look for
2011. And to all of the stylish readers of Northern Express -- we look
forward to the coming year of intriguing styles and fashionable fun!


 
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