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.
Woosah Outfitters relocated from Division Ave. to Wealthy Street.

Woosah Outfitters Joins Bustling Wealthy Street Corridor

Wealthy Street sees another retailer open its doors today. Woosah Outfitters has relocated to the former home of Wealthy at Charles.
Trim your Christmas tree with ornaments from Baily & James.

Holiday Hits List: Find Out Where to Go To Deck the Halls

In case your momma didn’t teach you the festive fine arts, we thought we’d show you how it’s done. Short of owning an elf, this is how you achieve maximum holiday spirit.
You don't have to spend a fortune to score a great vintage dress.

Vintage Misconceptions: Vintage is Expensive

I can still remember scouring racks of incredibly timeless dresses at a vintage store in Portland, Maine, hoping I’d be able to find one under $100. No matter where I travel, I always try to find the local vintage stores in the area and I hit the goldmine when I traveled to Maine a few years back.

Start Your Thanksgiving Day with the Turkey Trot

Lace up those running shoes before you sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, the Grand Rapids Turkey Trot takes off at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Duluth Trading Co. West Chester store.

Professional Lumberjacks Show Off Their Skills at Retailer’s Grand Opening

In what has to be one of the more unique grand opening events for a retailer, Duluth Trading Co. has enlisted a pair of professional lumberjacks to show off their axe handling skills.
Bethany's is a thrift store with a mission.

Vintage Finds: Bethany’s Offers More Than a New Outfit

Part of the fun of my vintage conquests always involves the hunt. There are so many treasures to find along the way. I always mix my vintage with a touch of modern or vice versa, so on this next venture I will take you to a place that has a little bit of everything - old and new.
Phillip Boutte Jr. has created costume concepts for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.

Black Panther Costume Concept Designer Makes GR Visit

With costume concepts featured in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Man of Steel,” “Star Trek,” “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Inception” and upcoming projects that include Disney's “A Wrinkle in Time” and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” Phillip Boutte Jr. has helped define fashion.
Dime & Regal holds grand-reopening at new Wealthy Street location.

Makers On The Move: Retail Shop Relocates & Expands

There are big changes ahead for the ultra-sophisticated shop Dime & Regal.
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.
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.
Lost & Found Vintage in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Take a Road Trip to Lost & Found Vintage in Royal Oak

My favorite part of October is my birthday. Every year, on Oct. 13, I take myself out for vintage shopping and quality “me time.” It’s the perfect day to reflect on the past year and to embrace growing older while doing something I love.
Central Michigan University students help develop thermal bra.

Breast Cancer Survivor Helps Develop Thermal Bra

The summer after undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, Jodie Faber went for a swim in the East Bay in Traverse City. She said after climbing out of the water she was freezing and could not warm up. She also noticed her breasts had turned a concerning shade of bright red.
Alkalign Studios opened in Ada earlier this year.

A Workout for Every Body

Yoga blocks, pilates balls, low weights, yoga straps, resistance bands, closed-loop bands, a ballet barre and even the mirrors lining the studio walls are used to help with engagement and alignment at Alkalign.
LA Miller owner Lisa Miller focuses on personal styling.

Personal Styling Makes LA Miller Unique

Talking to LA Miller boutique owner Lisa Miller means discussing leggings, fur and the art of layering.

Hit Up Local Vintage & Antique Shops for Great Halloween Finds

I’m an October baby, I live for all things fall. Naturally, Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I am a huge advocate for finding costumes and decorations you can use year round and that can be repurposed.

The James Salon Knows How To Hustle

Adding a side-gig of clothing and shoes is a pretty genius move.

Getting Wardrobe Ready for Fall & Winter

Michigan’s shifts in season are incredibly unpredictable and while I’m not quite ready to store away my swimsuit and sandals, the weather has demanded I frantically pull out some of my fall/winter wardrobe.
Iyengar Yoga Studio Photo by Matthew Provoast Photography

Get in the Right Mindset For Fall with Iyengar Yoga

On the corner of Division and Goodrich sits a ground-level studio wrapped within a panel of windows through which sunlight penetrates, creating a hazy glow amongst the wooden floors and white walls of the interior.

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.