Dynamic Variation:

A Local's Guide to GR Comic Book Shops

There are many different “scenes” in Grand Rapids — performing arts, craft beer, food, history, and even comic books. Given the steadfast popularity of blockbuster superhero films and TV shows, I'd say we're experiencing a key moment in comic book culture. The Grand Rapids area is filled with comic…

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Look Good, Stay Warm with These Small Businesses

If there is one thing 2020 has brought, it is change. This winter season is no exception. For one thing, I’ve noticed I’ve been spending more time outside, including dining out. Yes that’s right – it’s time we start dining out. And by out I mean out side , enjoying the outdoor spaces Grand Rapids’…

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Winter Fashion Guide in Grand Rapids

I often feel that the excitement of the holidays gets me through the first bout of cold weather in West Michigan. But, after the festivities and twinkle lights have disappeared, some of my tolerance for winter weather disappears too, and I start to find the chilly temps and mounds of snow tedious…

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Weekend Itinerary for Shopping Local

When it comes to shopping in Grand Rapids, the variety of options can leave even the best shoppers wondering where to start. As a Grand Rapids native, one of the most commonly asked questions that I receive from out of town guests is “Where do I need to shop, and while I’m shopping, where can I…

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Local's Guide to Fall Fashion in Grand Rapids

Whether you’ve visited Grand Rapids before or if this your first time here, it can be hard to figure out what to put into your suitcase as you get ready to travel. As someone who is local to Grand Rapids and into fashion, I’m here to help with my style guide driven by local hotspots to help you get…

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Crafting Candles at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Tap into your sense of smell and flex your creativity by making a hand-poured, scented candle at Wax Poetic Candle Bar in Grand Rapids. My wife, Laura, and I recently visited this adorable shop nestled in Grand Rapids’ Uptown neighborhood, and we loved creating our one-of-a-kind candles. The whole…

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