Welcome to The GR Guide! If you live in Grand Rapids or you’re planning to visit you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find the inside scoop on new restaurants, fun events to attend, interviews with some pretty awesome local people, and insight into my favorite places in Grand Rapids.

As a Grand Rapids girl (born and raised) I’m excited to be your guide around this awesome city. I can only assume that you’re wondering why I should be your tour guide so let me give you a little background. I spent 5 years in Chicago after college working in advertising & fashion and started a lifestyle blog Project Soiree that featured interviews, restaurant reviews, recipes and fashion trends. After returning to Grand Rapids I was thrilled to see the growth from local entrepreneurs who are making their mark and came up with the idea for The GR Guide to showcase these local businesses.

So, who’s ready to explore this city?

(Photo Credit: Hannah Ziegeler)