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Q&A with Bigfork Brokers

Q&A with Bigfork Brokers

Don and Rose Schwennesen are the owners of Bigfork Brokers, a local real estate brokerage company specializing in homes and land in Bigfork and on Flathead Lake. They live on and operate a small organic-style cherry orchard and grape vineyard south of Bigfork on Flathead […]

Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa

Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa

In Mexico, strangers are treated as family. That’s the atmosphere Francisco Valera wants to create at his restaurants, Vaqueros and Casa Mexico. By Linda Jaquette. Photo by Archer Messenger. Traditional food steeped in culture and tradition, as well as genuine hospitality, awaits you when you […]

This Is Our Happy Place

This Is Our Happy Place

Holt Stage Hideaway hosts a place to have fun and celebrate in a beautiful barn surrounded by mountains. By Justin Wachtel. Photo by Marianne Wiest Photography. Laurie Mason was born into the recreation business. Her father owned the largest privately-owned picnic park in California. Her […]

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Montana-inspired natural skincare in two downtown locations. By Wendy Coyne. Photo by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. When you walk into Sage & Cedar, you know that you are going to have a wonderful experience. Lovely aromas fill your senses. The store has a […]

Q&A with Local Business Owner: Northwind Shirt Co.

Q&A with Local Business Owner: Northwind Shirt Co.

Pippi Robben is the owner of Northwind Shirt Company, a local gift shop and screen printing business on Central Avenue in Whitefish. What does your business offer? We have an assortment of Whitefish, Montana, Glacier National Park and Big Mountain T-shirts designed by different local […]

Inhale // Exhale

Inhale // Exhale

Curative Yoga Bigfork combines balance and breath to better your mind, body, and spirit. By Katie Cantrell. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. I used to take a yoga class from a woman who had biceps like a Marvel comic hero. She seemed […]

Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine

Uptown Hearth is baking the world a better place from a shared community shop in Columbia Falls. By Jane Ellen Sexton. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. You know those little gems that you find in the world? Those places that you just […]

Doing It Her Way

Doing It Her Way

Badass Babe’s Jenn Mayrand handmakes one-of-a-kind statement jewelry pieces from spent ammunition in her shed in Creston. By Linda Jaquette. Photograph by Mandy Mohler of Field Guide Designs. Jenn Mayrand was born in a small town in northern Illinois to a math teacher mother and […]