Star-Spangled Summer Cottage

An updated cottage on Lake Michigan celebrates the Fourth in style, with a cheerful palette of red, white, and blue, and lots of nautical charm.

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Family Outside
Photographer Lisa Romerein, Stylist Elizabeth Beeler

Preserving Family Traditions

“Life here is a refreshing antidote to the daily grind,” says Small, who brings out a tray full of s’mores provisions at sundown and then gathers everyone on the beach to roast marshmallows and watch fireworks bloom over the water. “When we’re at the lake, we like to keep it old-school.”

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