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The 411 in the 616: Hello 80 Degrees

Good morning! Are you ready for some 80 degree weather this week? I can’t wait to soak up the sun and enjoy some patios in Grand Rapids with this warm weather. If you need some ideas of where to dine alfresco check out my top 5 patios in GR. There are also a ton of great events happening around town so scroll down to see what’s going on in the 616, local links and my latest obsessions. I hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to use the hashtag #thegrguide on Instagram!

The Winchester GR PatioEvents:


Try a Pure Barre class with some friends at New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker on Monday, May 15 from 6-8 PM.

This great weather is a good excuse to head to a Whitecaps game on Monday, May 15 starting at 6:35 PM.


If you love art don’t miss out on ArtFest with Exalta Health at the Harris Building on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Cheers to a Shorts Beer dinner at Blue Dog Tavern on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 PM.

Catch a movie at Wealthy Theatre as part of The Meanwhile Film Series. You can see O Brother ,Where Art Thou? on Tuesday, May 16 from 8-11 PM.


Yes way rose! Head over to Reserve for Taqueria con Rose! on Wednesday, May 17 from 4-8 PM to kick off patio season and try their new Rosemonade cocktail.

Get dressed up and check out some amazing fashion while enjoying a cocktail at Collections & Cocktails at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Wednesday, May 17 from 6-9 PM.

Did you know May 17 is World Whiskey Day? Take a little drive to Holland and stop at New Holland Brewing for a cocktail class from 7-8 PM.

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Cheers to DENYM’s 3 year anniversary! Stop by from May 18-20 to check out some of the hottest trends for spring and summer.

Rock out at Fashion Rocks Out with Cat Footwear at 20 Monroe Live on Thursday, May 18 from 7:30-11 PM. Trust me you don’t want to miss this fashion show and amazing music.


It’s National Pizza Party Day and also Herb & Fire’s 1 year anniversary so stop by on Friday, May 19 for Happy Hour pricing all day long and a pizza eating contest.

Get ready for summer with a Brightlytwisted trunk show at Lee & Birch Rockford on Friday, May 19 from 5-8 PM. You can create your own tie dyed pieces and you’ll receive a free headband at the event.

Relax at the end of a long week with some yoga at Blandford Nature Center with Seva Yoga on Friday, May 19 from 6-7 PM.


If you’re looking for some unique vintage pieces for your home stop by The Found Cottage for their Mercantile Market on Saturday, May 20 from 8 AM – 4 PM.

Start your weekend off right with some yoga at lululemon with AM Yoga on Saturday, May 20 from 9-9:50 AM.

Check out Rower’s Club (the newest coffee spot in town) for their grand opening on Saturday, May 20 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Learn how your dog communicates through body language at A Pleasant Dog on Saturday, May 20 at 3 PM.

Grab your friends and head to A/B + GRAM Florescent Black: The Party on Saturday, 20 from 8 PM – 12 AM to catch a fashion show, amazing music and pop-up shop (PS I’ll be modeling in the event).


Try some new food at the Roll’n Out Food Truck Fest at the Downtown Market on Sunday, May 21 from 11 AM – 7 PM.

If you love Bloody Mary’s head to Long Road Distillers on Sunday, May 21 from 3-4:30 PM to learn how to make your own Bloody Mary Mix.

Holland Tulip TimeLocal Links:

Check out how cool Rower’s Club is on Ray Anne BarkerΒ (I can’t wait to enjoy some coffee here)

Loving Abby Manchesky’s One Room Challenge Makeover (totally inspired to makeover my kitchen soon).

Congrats to The Kierra Quinn on the one year blog-versary!

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Drinks on the patio at The Winchester

Taking a little drive for some great Italian food at Pereddies in Holland

The Take Away Party Favors from Grand Rapids Popcorn Company

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