With a background as an educator and manager for a large cosmetics retailer, Melina Carreno Tobin decided it was time to open her own shop and focus on brands not readily available locally.
Jessica Smith has long dreamed of opening a retail store in Grand Rapids. “I have dreamed of opening a women’s boutique for twenty years, but the timing just wasn’t ever right,” the former Global Infusion manager said.
In the thriving area of Uptown Grand Rapids, Wealthy Street is home to many businesses, from bakeries to restaurants to local shops, like the new boutique Reservoir.
It’s the holiday season and that means holiday parties of all sorts. GR|MAG talked with local designer Rc Caylan, of RC Caylan Atelier, to find out what’s in fashion this winter and how to show off your personal style at any holiday shindig.
When working with families, parents regularly ask me how they can teach their children to willfully get rid of stuff. This is typically followed by guilty admissions of purging toys on the sly. Out of sight, out of mind – right? Don’t worry, no judgment– we’ve ALL been there!
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.
Do you know a woman in the West Michigan community whose work in the area of environmental activism flies under the radar? The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) wants her name.