Sally Keiser, founder of Sally Ann bags, has a mission: She wants people to care about where their fashions come from, who makes them and how they are made. From handbags, backpacks, clutches and satchels, this maker’s bespoke products are made in Grand Rapids with love, a lot of time and with Mother Earth in mind.
It is an absolute fact that a die-hard customer camped out at Rebel’s front door to be the first person in line to shop at the new store.
We’re talking literature, music and hair with the darling of Palace Flophouse Salon, Ann Van Weaver.
With a new store in the bustling Wealthy St. area, Patrick Stoffel, owner and maker of Fox Naturals Skincare, answers our beauty questions and shares a powder room must-have.
Winter will soon be over (no, really) but right now you hate everything in your closet. We get that. Crushing on spring style is only natural this time of year as we hope she graces us with warm breezes, green grass and open-toed shoes. Check out what a few local boutiques have to get you ready for the season.
The life of a candle shop owner means your trash never smells bad.
“I mean literally, it never stinks,” says Jill Bromley-Sung, owner of Wax Poetic Candle Bar, who also comes away smelling pretty nice herself.
A homemade card is sweet. A love poem is pretty crafty. Stop there with the homegrown items and trade up with solid gifts that show you care.
Scott and Linda LaFontsee, owners of LaFontsee Galleries, celebrate a milestone in the artistic community by throwing a party and showing West Michigan what a 30-year commitment looks like.
With January’s slow, nothing-to-celebrate slump settling in, I was looking for an experience to set the tone for the new year ahead. I craved a getaway or staycation that catered to exciting the senses—something my husband and I could enjoy together in our own town, on our own time.
Whether you were roped into a work gift exchange or genuinely love treating your co-workers, spread some holiday cheer (and a few subtle hints) from cubicle to cubicle.