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 shopping done, see Hamilton, walk through the zoo lights and meet up with old friends. It was an awesome weekend to say the least. To find out what’s going on in Grand Rapids this weekend scroll down for the 411 in the 616 and some of my latest obsessions from Chicago. I hope you have a wonderful week!
It’s a winter wonderland at the Downtown Market on Tuesday, December 5 from 4-8 PM with delicious food and beverage demos and visit Santa in the greenhouse.
The $1 oysters are back at Long Road Distillers on Tuesday, December 5 from 4-11:59 PM!
Grab your friends for Pure Barre and Brew with Pure Barre and New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker on Tuesday, December 5 from 6-8 PM.
Check out the Wednesday spirit of the week at Gray Skies Distillery on Wednesday, December 6 from 4-11 PM to try Breakfast Rye.
Stop by Lifestyle Kitchen Studio for a pop-up holiday shop with Amy Carroll printshop on Wednesday, December 6 from 5-8 PM. You’ll also find Everything AB, The Cakabakery, Jeff Ham Ceramics, and Fringe + Fern.
Get into the holiday spirit with a holiday cooking class at Old World Olive Company on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30-8:30 PM.
If you’re looking for a great cocktail and great music don’t miss vinyl night at Buffalo Trader Lounge with Everything AB on Wednesday, December 6 from 7:30-11:30 PM.
Cheers to Slate celebrating 1 year on Thursday, December 7 from 11 AM – 8 PM with refreshments and 20% off.
Trust me you don’t want to miss the Uptown Holiday Shop Hop on Thursday, December 7 from 4-10 PM with shuttles to take you through the different business districts.
Sip and shop with Tootsie Pop on Thursday, December 7 from 5:30-8:30 at LAMB BRIDE.
Visit Lost & Found for their holiday open house from December 8-10!
See Love Actually with a group of friends or date night at Celebration! Cinema from December 8-14.
I can’t wait to check out the Peace & Toil pop-up shop on Saturday, December 9 from 10 AM – 6 PM to add some new plants to my home.
If you’re looking for a Michigan made gift head to Bailey & James for a Michigan Crafted Christmas on Saturday, December 9 from 10 AM – 6 PM.
Shop local at The Sovengard’s holiday pop-up market on Saturday, December 9 from 12-5 PM.
Visit Santa with your dog at Fido & Stitch and have pictures taken by Green Dog Photography on Sunday, December 10 from 12-2 PM.
Don’t miss The Crane Wives at Kent District Library – Cascade Township Branch for some great music on Sunday, December 10 from 2-4 PM.
Stop by Pyramid Scheme on Sunday, December 10 from 4-8 PM for a holiday artist market featuring local vendors.
Loving this guide to Saugatuck from Better With Cayenne.
Learn how to make roasted whole carrots from Rachel Cooks.
Great tips for a stress-free holiday preparation from Blonde Bedhead.
My Latest Obsessions This Week:
Spicy green beans at Citizen
Staying at the Viceroy in Chicago
Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo
Brunch at Summer House Santa Monica
Coffee at Blue Door Farm Stand