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.

Bissell ranked 39th among most dog-friendly workplaces

Seattle-based Rover released a nationwide report noting Grand Rapids-based Bissell Homecare as the 39th most dog-friendly work culture, during a year where 77% of Americans placed more importance on working for a dog-friendly company.
Photo by David Spetch

Designer Rc Caylan Talks Dressing for the Holidays

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.

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.

Zeal Aerial Fitness launches Grand Rapids’ first bungee classes

Zeal Aerial Fitness is going to add bungee fitness classes to its studio, making it the first location in Grand Rapids to offer that type of fitness class.

Lakeshore cannabis center to host grand opening

A new cannabis provisioning center will open this weekend in Muskegon.

Grand Rapids Art Museum exhibit to feature American folk art

The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s newest exhibit features more than 80 American folk art objects, spanning from paintings and pottery, to quilts, needlework and sculpture, which were created by folk artists, often referred to as self-taught artists.

East Grand Rapids to host 37th annual triathlon/duathlon

The 37th annual Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon/Duathlon will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Drive SE in East Grand Rapids.

Cider making

Create your own cider this season.
baby toddler and parents reading on bed Grand Rapids Baby and Beyond

Expo goes from baby … to beyond

The first-ever Grand Rapids Baby and Beyond Expo is this weekend.

Vintage Finds: The Perfect Wedding Gift

When you are as obsessed with vintage shopping as I am, you can’t avoid sharing this love with everyone around you. My sister’s wedding is at the end of September and I’ve been searching my local vintage/antique stores to find something completely unique that will help her remember her special day.

Planet Fitness opens downtown location

A new fitness center is now open for business in downtown Grand Rapids. 

A shift in the retirement world

Retirement is changing. That means planning for retirement is changing, too, according to Steve Starnes, principal at Grand Wealth Management.

Annual coding event draws more than 2,300 students

More than 2,300 West Michigan third, fourth and fifth grade students from 24 schools learned computer programming basics during West Michigan Tech Talent’s virtual Hour of Code event.
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.

Meijer Gardens unveils new Welcome Center with soft opening

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park had a soft opening of its new 69,000-square-foot Welcome Center at 9 a.m. Monday.
FLEXcity Fitness

Fitness Studio Provides Support Outside of the Gym

Co-owners and founders Jenny Quinn and Trista Parisian started FLEXcity Fitness in January of 2012. Their vision was to create a place for people to workout in a big city at an affordable price and to create workouts that would meet anyone at any level of fitness, helping every person achieve their personal best.

Ford airport unveils new mural

A new, 80-foot mural by Reb Roberts is on display inside the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

New Holland teams up with Wolverine on special-edition boot

Wolverine Worldwide is teaming up with New Holland Brewing’s Dragon’s Milk brand to create a Wolverine 1000 Mile boot celebrating Dragon’s Milk’s 20th anniversary.

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors publishes children’s book on how to thrive following trauma

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors published the children’s book “Sara’s STEPS” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to provide kids and families with the tools to deal with anxiety, bullying and uncomfortable conversations.




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