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Sara Visser

Food & Drink

Top 10 Happy Hours in Grand Rapids

Cheap drinks and delicious food? Um yes please! If you’re looking for some of the best happy hour spots in Grand Rapids I’ve got you covered. 1. Palio I can’t get enough of the Italian food (specifically the fresh pasta) from Palio located on Michigan St. It’s also the perfect spot to enjoy happy hour with 1/2 off wine bottles, draft wine, wine carafes, 14 oz. beer and select snifters. You can also try a pizza slice for $1.50 or…

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Events, Shopping

The 411 in the 616: Merry & Bright

It’s truly starting to feel like winter with our first snowfall last week in Grand Rapids. And even though I’m not a huge fan of snow I’m taking it all in this season and enjoying the snow covered trees,…

Gift Guide for Girls
Shopping

2017 Gift Guide: For Her

The last gift guide is for the ladies! If you still need gifts for your mom, grandma, sister, or best friend these are some of my top picks from local Michigan boutiques. Leland Gal ditty bag /6.25 Paper print…

Shopping

2017 Gift Guide: For Him

Let’s be honest – shopping for guys is tough. Trying to guess what they want or what size they wear isn’t easy. Thankfully I’ve got some great ideas (approved by Cory) for the men in your life. The best…

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Events, Shopping

The 411 in the 616: Hello December

Better late than never right? The 411 in the 616 took a back seat this past weekend after a getaway to Chicago – my other favorite city. It was great to enjoy the mild December weather to get some…

Kids Gift Guide
Shopping

2017 Gift Guide: For Kids

Need a gift for your kids, nieces or nephews? I’ve got you covered today with the kids gift guide featuring items from local Michigan boutiques. This gift guide has everything from clothes to toys to books that kids will…

Hostess Holiday Gift Guide
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2017 Gift Guide: For The Hostess

I’m sure you have quite a few holiday parties right around the corner so this gift guide for the hostess has you covered. These local gifts are great for the friend that loves to entertain, and a perfect way…

Holiday Gift 25 and Under Michigan
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2017 Gift Guide: $25 & Under

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you’re looking to get a head start on your Christmas shopping you’re going to love these gift ideas all $25 and under (yes to read that right). The best part is…