The James Salon & Boutique Ada interior pre-open

Salon and boutique opening suburban location

A local salon and clothing store is opening its second location.
MVP Athletic Clubs Movers and Shakers event group fitness class

Movers and Shakers is a fitness party

Stretch your muscles with some friends for a good cause.
Wolverine Worldwide Super Mega Warehouse Sale

Get in line for the Super Mega Warehouse Sale

A West Michigan maker of footwear and apparel is hosting a major warehouse sale this weekend.
Pamella Roland DeVos

Fashion school sews up backing

A downtown fashion school has received a grant to fund programming for the next five years.
Marie La Mode T-shirts and denim shorts

Women’s fashion store is closing

A women’s clothing boutique in town is closing.
Grand Rapids Downtown Market Meet the Machines

Meet the Machines at Downtown Market

Kids will get a chance next week to explore a group of special vehicles that power some of the city’s biggest jobs.
A'Beautiful Soul white Helena dress model partial

Women’s Fashion Store Opens

A retailer of plus-size clothing for women has opened its first store in the West Michigan market.
Lauren Figueroa at home with her plants. Photo by Johnny Quirin

The Healing Power of Plants

Need more green in your life? Experts say we all do — green leaves, vines and stems.
Douglas J Salon stylist and customer

Two salon and spa locations open doors

A salon and spa brand has opened a pair of locations in the area.
Girlpalooza lip gloss tubes

Apply a new lip gloss line

A local entrepreneur has launched a line of “cruelty-free, vegan lip glosses” geared toward young girls.
Sky Zone Kentwood

Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Fitness Classes

New year, new workout. Whether you’re tired of not reaching your fitness goals or maybe just getting tired of the old routine, it’s time to get out and try something new.
Naughty Bettie is a new intimate apparel shop that empowers women.

Meet the New Girl in Town, Naughty Bettie

The woman who owns a lingerie business probably has a husband who appreciates that sort of thing, right? That’s not the case for Elise Kutt, owner and founder of Naughty Bettie, the new European influenced lingerie boutique.
Mobile Hydration

Nurses Deliver Hangover Cure to Your Door

Partied a little too hard last night and regretting it in the harsh light of day? A group of registered nurses are now making house visits with hangover cures that will leave you feeling like you spent a quiet night in rather than drinking yourself silly until closing time.
Phlot owner Tyler Phaneuf

Let Your Senses Float Away at Phlot Spa

Imagine laying in a pool of water but not even being able to feel its touch against your skin. That’s what it’s like inside one of three sensory deprivation floating tanks at Phlot, a new floating spa in Eastown.
Stoffer Home interior design showroom

An Open-Door Look at Interior Design

When Jean Stoffer was running her interior design business out of her home, it meant projects spilling over into almost every available space, coupled with a growing staff and client visits that forced the issue.
Anna Chapman, owner of Studio Barre Grand Rapids.

Anna Chapman Traded in a Corporate Gig to Open Studio Barre

After Anna Chapman took her first barre class in North Carolina, she knew she wanted to share the practice with others. While she had been active before finding barre, she saw results she had never seen before and loved the focus that the class brought to her mental state.
Design Quest furniture display

Design Quest Celebrates 45 Years with a Look Back

Jorgen and Meg Sorensen opened Design Quest in Gaslight Village in 1972 after relocating to Grand Rapids from Arizona. The couple was encouraged to make the move by Meg Sorensen’s brother in law, Joseph Grassie, who was the city manager of Grand Rapids.
Orange Theory Fitness group class.

Gift Guide for the Fitness Fanatic

Find something for every type of athlete on your list this year at these local gyms and sports shops.

‘Fixer Upper’ Star Brings Magnolia Home Décor to Midwest

Waco, Texas isn’t the only place to go if you want to capture the Magnolia Home style seen on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.”

Opening the Mind with Psychedelics

Transformative experiences with unconventional medicine led Paul Austin, a Grandville native and Hope College graduate, on an unconventional career path.

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