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The 411 in the 616: Spring Ahead

Good morning Grand Rapids! I hope you had a wonderful Easter spent with family and friends. There are a lot of fun events happening around GR this week so spring ahead and scroll down for a full list plus some of my favorite local links and latest obsessions. Don’t forget to tag your photos on Instagram with #thegrguide. Cheers to a new week! Events: Cheers to Cider Week! If you love cider (and who doesn’t) check out some awesome events at…

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A.K. Rikk's Men's Fashion Valentine's
Local Loves, Shopping

Valentine’s Day Style Tips with A.K. Rikk’s

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’re currently stressing about what to wear tonight on your dinner date stop what you’re doing and check out these style tips from one of my favorite boutiques in Grand Rapids A.K. Rikk’s. Whether this is…

Mural Grand Rapids Michigan
Local Loves

Top 5 Murals in Grand Rapids

A reader recently requested a round-up of my favorite murals in Grand Rapids which I obviously couldn’t say no to. We are fortunate to live in a city that prides itself on featuring amazing art from talented artists (hello Artprize). I…

The GR Guide Winter
Events, Local Loves

The Grand Rapids Winter Bucket List

I’ll admit winter is not my favorite season, but Grand Rapids has some amazing activities and events during the winter months to make it a little easier until spring arrives. I’ve got a full list of 15 ideas to…

Design Design Has Heart
Local Loves

Local Loves: Design Design

If you enjoy stationary as much as I do you’re going to love Design Design. Design Design is a local group of designers and producers that was established in 1987. They focus on creative greeting cards, notebooks (I love…

Leland Gal Lunch
Local Loves

Local Loves: Leland Gal & Awesome Mitten

I can honestly say that meeting other bloggers or entrepreneurs is one of my favorite aspects of blogging. You might think that sounds slightly crazy, but the blogging community has strengthened my sense of creativity and challenged me to…