Get set for holiday shopping with RocktheLake’s guide to nautical gifts from local boutiques, from Northern Exposure in Port Clinton to Carlisle’s in Historic Ashtabula Harbor. We’ve got a list of eight great small shops, plus a few gift ideas. Check out the photos on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Michelle Burke, Micah Roberts and Erin Stack are each other’s biggest fans. You think they’d steer clear, since they all own Lake Erie lifestyle brands: Coastal Cleveland, Erie & Anchor and Lyman Life. But the women have decided to collaborate, instead of compete. Read the full story on cleveland.com.

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Perhaps a tromp on the ice dunes lacks the obvious romance of a barefoot walk along the surf. But Lake Erie is still gorgeous in winter, and its sunsets still cast a golden glow (albeit hours earlier). So why not make lakefront plans for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re looking for a decadent dinner, a swanky…

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