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.
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.
Condo kitchen renovation

Modern Elements Meet Vintage Charm

“Prohibition modern” is how one local couple describes the interior design of the condominium they purchased in downtown Grand Rapids in 2014. Their objective? The feel of a speakeasy merged with a sense of modernism.
Kelly Smith

More Than a New Year’s Resolution

Skip the resolutions this year and, instead, try incorporating something into your routine that is guaranteed to grant you physical, mental and emotional benefits: meditation.
Mod Bettie model and crowd

Plus size? This Style Party is ‘Just for You’

Lydia VanHoven-Cook is here to do the real work when it comes to educating the public on plus-size fashion, and she’s got news for you: “Being plus-size inclusive doesn’t mean one piece of clothing that’s got a lot of stretch to it that maybe I could fit into.”
Grand Rapids Remodeling & New Homes Show family room

Thinking of a Home Makeover? Get Inspired at DeVos Place

There’s nothing like getting an early start on spring — or at least thinking about it.
Ignite Retreat

Yoga Retreats: A Wholistic Approach to Energy and Self-Discovery

How did you ring in the New Year? At a quiet cottage outside of the Grand Rapids, a group of people began the year with a nourished mind, body and heart. At the Ignite Retreat, attendees spent four days and three nights pursuing replenished energy and positive energy for the year ahead.

How to Wear Vintage This Season

It never fails. You compliment someone on their clothing and when you hear them say the word vintage, there’s always that sting.

5 Holiday Gifts to Help Your Loved One Unwind

The holidays can be stressful. To help you find the perfect present this holiday season, GR|MAG organized a list of five relaxing gift ideas for your loved ones. Choose your favorites from the list and you will be the best gift-giver this year.

7 Gifts for Your Most Fashionable Friends

For that friend who looks like she's always ready to walk the runway, GR|MAG asked local retailers for great gift ideas to keep them stylin' this season.
Deer Haven home. Photo courtesy of Jason Keen.

Homes that Have It All

At first glance, passersby might not assume that two homes — one on a large, secluded plot in the woods of Cascade, the other on a small lot in residential Grand Rapids — have much in common beyond a modern façade.
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.

Man Up at The Nines

Hershel Tucker is into solving his own problems and his business, The Nines, is one handsome solution. He was looking for something that didn’t exist in the area when it came to men’s beauty, cosmetic and personal care products and it didn’t seem fair.
The November Project

The Snowy Season Doesn’t Stop the November Project from Heading Outdoors

Exercising outdoors year-round at 6:01 a.m. through wind, rain and snow might sound like torture to some, but there is a dedicated bunch of people in Grand Rapids that do it every Wednesday morning. They call themselves the November Project.
Thermal Bra

Spectrum Health Innovations Introduces Bra for Breast Cancer Survivors

A new product is available for women who experience temperature issues after mastectomies. After three years and many wear trials, the Thermal Bra is ready for consumers. Elemental, the team who worked on the product, created a high-quality thermal bra with the needs of breast cancer survivors in mind.

Style Tips from Le Fleur Boutique

You have your favorite fashion spots and boutiques that get you but it’s nice when there’s something new to investigate because you want your style to stay fresh. It’s also helpful when the shop has loads of advice.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Photos.

Tips for Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

The holidays aren’t always a joyous time for everyone. Sometimes, it can trigger negative feelings and memories, such as grief. The holidays can act as a reminder of the loss of a loved one and can sometimes force us to realize how much our lives changed without that person.
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.

Shop A.K. Rikk’s From Your Couch with New E-Commerce Site

What’s better than shopping for luxury clothing, shoes and accessories? Doing it in pajamas from your couch. Just in time for the holiday season, A.K Rikk’s has launched an ecommerce site to make your shopping experience even more convenient and enjoyable.
Amber Brandt of The Coziness Consultant

The Philosophy of Cozy

Hunker down. Burrow in. Get as comfortable as the season allows. Practice your hygge and as winter approaches, layer up with soft clothing and collect items for the home that seductively whisper: sit, rest and stay…

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