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.”
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.
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.
Woosah Outfitters introduces fall products

Woosah Outfitters Introduces Fall Line

Woosah Outfitters is introducing its fall product line this week.
RC Caylan Atelier, wedding dress

Designer RC Caylan Invites You to “An Enchanted Evening”

Fashion designer RC Caylan has a bold vision: he wants to turn Grand Rapids into a city known for fashion.
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.

JumpGR Offers Fun New Fitness Class

Alex Kakabaker is literally jumping around Grand Rapids helping people get fit.

Business Moves with Marie La Mode

Liz Haan, owner of Marie La Mode, is living in jumpsuits—it’s the easiest get-up, slip one on and you’re done (your only stressor now is shoes). Also on repeat are high-waisted denim and graphic tees. These are her favorite looks and lately, she’s wearing them in her new brick and mortar store on Cherry Street as she adapts to a different pace than what she’s become used to.
AM Yoga offers classes designed for kids.

Empowering Children Through Yoga

From test-taking to temper tantrums, being a kid can be stressful. When emotions become overwhelming at school, work or home, it is essential for both children and adults to learn how to understand their feelings and express them in a healthy and productive way.
Buti Yoga offered at Kula Yoga studio

Move Your Booty with Buti Yoga

When Megan Rader, the owner of Kula Yoga first heard of Buti Yoga from her student Brittney Nawara last year, she laughed. “Wait, is this yoga that’s all about your butt? I am not interested…”
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.
Twisted Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga Studio Adds Second Location

A hot yoga studio is expanding with a second location next month.

Couple Turns Furniture Design Hobby Into Burgeoning Business

It’s the age-old tale of the couple that designs furniture together and turns that passion into a burgeoning side business. If you’re unfamiliar with this story, it’s time to meet the power couple behind VanLaar Woodworks.

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.

Lennon & Willow Boutique, The Remix

When Tenneile Petersen dreamed of opening a boutique, one decision came easy—the name. “Lennon is my daughter and Willow is my niece. They are the first girls of the family, born within 15 days of each other and we wanted to honor them and their special bond,” said Petersen.
Olivia Fitzpatrick of Livstyled

Profiles In Style

Before you purchase one more on-trend clothing item, maybe what you really need in your closet is a personal stylist? Hooking up with a stylist can help you navigate the fickle world of fashion more than you ever realized.
Makeup BLVD opens doors on Wealthy Street.

Makeup BLVD Brings New Brands to GR

With a background as an educator and manager for a large cosmetics retailer, Melina Carreno Tobin decided it was time to open her own shop and focus on brands not readily available locally.
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.
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.
MODRN GR owner Katie Lyons-Church.

MODRN GR Furnishes Fulton Square

With the school year just around the corner, you might be feeling like it's time to redecorate to prepare for more time spent inside. Spend the rest of this summer giving your home a makeover with the help of MODRN GR.




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