F3 Grand Rapids chapter launched in May.

F3 Offers Fitness, Fellowship & Faith

The group of guys doing push-ups at your local park might be going for more than just a good sweat. Or at least that’s what F3 is aiming for.
Salt Cave Santa Barbara

The healing power of salt

By now, you’ve probably heard of Himalayan salt, whether you’ve seen an orange glowing salt lamp or a cooking slab.
Ivy Castle will help you stock up on back to school gear.

Pop Quiz: Where To Find Back to School Fashions?

The boutiques of Hudsonville want to help you say adios to summer.
The Barre Bode Grand Rapids Heritage Hill Blue Bridge class

Shape Up With a Free Barre Week

A Grand Rapids fitness studio is celebrating one year of raising the bar by offering free classes.

BYOP: Bring Your Own Prescription

Less cold and clinical optician’s office and more fun, social gathering, Honest Eyes optical wants to bring affordability and style to the forefront of the optical industry.
Palace Flophouse Salon owner Anne Van Weaver

Blonde Ambition: Palace Flophouse Salon Opens

We’re talking literature, music and hair with the darling of Palace Flophouse Salon, Ann Van Weaver. 
Krista Price Designs

Professional House Stager Shares Tips on Creating a Space Buyers Will Love

Krista Price is something of a Jill-of-all-trades. She parlayed years of theater experience into a successful house staging and remodeling business.

Local Boutiques Walk the Runway in Fall Styles

You’re not selfish to wish that instead of traveling all over town to your favorite boutiques, they collectively came to you.
"Hunks & Heroes" book cover

GQ’s creative director at large is visiting AK Rikk’s

Jim Moore of GQ will be in town next week promoting his new book, “Hunks & Heroes: Four Decades of Fashion at GQ.”
Nestology offers a great selection of jewelry.

Staying Close To Nature with Nestology

Newcomer on the scene, Nestology Shop + Studio, is in bloom and ready to show GR how deep its roots go in terms of community, creativity and attention to the planet.   
European Wax Center exterior and model

European Wax Center moves into Grand Rapids

European Wax Center has opened its first West Michigan location.
Chelsea Lace Eggplant boots at Adored Boutique.

Fall Fashion Must Haves!

Not ready to transition to fall (raises hand and waves somberly)? We’re hoping a few cozy items from local boutiques can get you excited about this season’s offerings. If nothing else, now you know what the cool kids are wearing these days.

Set Yourself Wild with Alchemy Yoga

When is the last time you howled at the moon? Elaina Mackey, yoga teacher and founder of Alchemy Yoga, might just lead you in that direction at her upcoming full moon event, Set Yourself Wild.
Photo courtesy of ArtKive

Back-to-School: Winning the Never Ending Paper Battle

Let’s talk about the endless papers that make their way from our kids’ backpacks to every nook and cranny of our living space. It’s difficult to relax with stacks of school papers surrounding us and constantly reminding us of our “to-do’s."

Blackbird East hosting trunk show

East Grand Rapids is getting a taste of New York luxury. New York-based fashion brand Luxeire will host a two-day trunk show at Blackbird East...
KCAD Capstone Fashion Show 2017

Kendall College Fashion Students Showcase Latest Designs

The work of 25 up and coming local designers will be on display later this week during a special fashion show.
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.

JumpGR Offers Fun New Fitness Class

Alex Kakabaker is literally jumping around Grand Rapids helping people get fit.
AM Yoga offers free classes for veterans.

Yoga Studio Offers Classes Tailored to Veterans

AM Yoga Studio has partnered with Community Rebuilders to launch a yoga program for veterans to assist with symptoms of PTSD and other mental health issues.
Yoga Fever owner Shannon Austin

Creative Sequencing Sets Yoga Fever Apart

The fever. Have you caught it yet? Ever since practicing at Yoga Fever, at 1154 Wealthy St SE, a year ago as part of its new student deal, I hadn't had a chance to return but found myself craving its unique combination of intense hot vinyasa with thoughtful alignment cues and more classical postures.




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