Owner and creator of Simply Marcella, Michigan’s most chic custom pearl jewelry boutique, Marcella Costin is an expert at bringing dreams to life ,and with her gregarious nature and ready laugh, she welcomes you into one of her finest, The Queens Head Wine Pub.
In addition to her stint as acting Tap Master, Marcella is the official Queens Head Wine Taster.
International business man, entrepreneur, Marcella’s husband and newly anointed Adjunct Tap Mater, John Costin is always ready with an authentic English accent, an entertaining anecdote and a welcoming smile.
In addition to his duties as Adjunct Tap Mater, John is also the official Beer Taster to The Queen.
The Royal Court
Hi! I’m Samatha Darga, but you can just call me Sam.
I am 23 years old and I am the Head Bar tender at the Queens Head. I was born and raised here in Cheboygan and I am excited to see Cheboygan “up and coming” with new businesses like Simply Marcella, Stormy Kromer Cap & Ale House, and, of course the Pub. As the Head Bartender at the Queens Head Wine Pub, it’s my job to make sure all day-to-day activities run smoothly and customers have a great experience.
If I am not at work, you can find me around town with friends or relaxing at home with a good movie, or crafting at home. I knew, as soon as I got hired, I was going to love this job. Not only the job, but the fun people that stop by to share the Queens Head experience. I work hard to have good relationships with all our staff, keep our customers happy and maintain a clean, happy establishment.
We have a lot of regular customers as well as out of town visitors in the tourist season. In the winter our regulars make up a substantial percentage of our overall sales and to keep them coming back, it’s important I make them feel appreciated. I try to learn their names and what they usually like to drink, to show we appreciate their business. Being personable with the customers is important to me and I value the relationships I’ve created while working here.
I graduated from North Central Michigan college in 2018 with my associate degree. I then wanted to find a great job to work while I save more money to continue to further my education in pursuing a career in the medical field. With that being my career choice, it already seems to be in my nature to want to help and please everyone in anyway I can, which I think I also bring to the Queens Head while I’m working.
We love our customers. On busy days it’s very easy to get caught up in managing our routine tasks. So, I always try to take time to interact with our customers and ask how they’re doing and what they think of our Queens Head Wine Pub. I try to greet regulars when they walk through the door, be available to smooth out details, explain drink ingredients, and answer any of our customers’ questions and even give some special tours of our exciting new things to come!
I love my job and I hope you stop in to see me soon!
The Queen's 'Hounds'
Meet our Miss Minnie Pearl! This 9 year-old Westie has been with us her entire life and has spent many (or should we say “Minnie”) hours in the Simply Marcella boutiques. Not only is Minnie Pearl a boutique dog, but she is a world traveler! She grew up in St. Clair, Michigan, but spent two and a half years of her life in Helsinki, Finland, where she learned to LOVE the snow. Winter is Minnie’s favorite season! In addition to living in Helsinki, Minnie has traveled to other countries including Holland, Canada and France where she has been seen at a wine café or two. Minnie Pearl’s favorite hobbies include boating, swimming, belly rubs and most of all, she enjoys her 8:00 pm Kong Time!
Hello Miss Marla May! This darling little Westie was adopted by the Costin family (Marcella, John and Minnie) in December of 2017. She quickly found her way to the center of their hearts. (Well, maybe not Minnie Pearl’s quite yet, but she is getting there.) Marla May was a breeder dog and had several puppies in her seven years of life. Every day is a joy for Marla! She wakes up with her tail wagging and bounces her way through the day. Marla May is beginning to enjoy traveling and a little bit of boating, but she prefers most of all to be curled up next to Marcella or John (and even Minnie)! Ask Minnie Pearl about Marla May’s morning kisses!