YMCA Wellness Director Shares Tips for Keeping Fitness Resolutions

While it’s just halfway through January, you may already be struggling to keep your resolutions for 2018. Teri Burgess-Brown, senior health and wellness director for the Mary Free Bed YMCA, said only 8 percent of people stick with their fitness resolutions. But don’t be discouraged. There are some things you can do to increase your odds of creating a lasting lifestyle change in 2018.
Amy Baird shows off her pink accordion sleeve vintage find.

Learn How to Blend Vintage Favorites with 2018 Spring/Summer Trends

One of the struggles I have with my existing vintage collection is finding the right time to wear certain pieces. Not all vintage clothing is for everyday wear or it can sometimes feel too out of date or over the top to wear if you’re in more of a modern mood. A challenge for myself this year is to utilize some of my existing vintage collection while also incorporating trends of 2018.
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.
Studio Barre class

Build Core Strength with Studio Barre

If your New Year’s resolutions include “get fit” a new barre studio might be just the place to help you reach that goal.
E+L Salon owners Erin Dressander & Lauren Glowacki

Creative Freedom is at the Heart of New E+L Salon

The idea for E+L Salon was hatched one evening over glasses of red wine by two friends who’d spent years working in salons and wanted to create their own where they could let their creativity thrive.
Kroc Center offers spin class

Kroc Center Fitness Manager Shares Tips for New Year’s Resolution Gym-Goers

Start realistic, start safe, but just start: Q and A with Ronnie Frelix, fitness manager at the Grand Rapids Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2500 Division Ave. S.
Vintage finds from IC Hair and Vintage

Velvet & Velour Are in for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a great excuse to go over the top with your clothing. It’s the one time of year my inner Liza Minnelli can shine and I can drown myself in sequins.
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.
Women's boutique Ada Mae opened its doors on Dec. 1.

Women’s Boutique Opens Its Doors in Fulton Heights

Jessica Smith has long dreamed of opening a retail store in Grand Rapids. “I have dreamed of opening a women's boutique for twenty years, but the timing just wasn't ever right,” the former Global Infusion manager said.
Reservoir comes to Grand Rapids with its second location.

American Made from New York to Michigan

In the thriving area of Uptown Grand Rapids, Wealthy Street is home to many businesses, from bakeries to restaurants to local shops, like the new boutique Reservoir.
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.

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