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The 411 in the 616: Summer Lovin’

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend enjoying the summer weather. I spent the weekend in my second favorite city Chicago visiting some of my favorite restaurants and walking around the city. As always the weekend flew by, but there are a lot of fun things to look forward to this week in Grand Rapids. Check out this week’s 411 in the 616 including some exciting events, local links and of course my latest obsessions. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #thegrguide on Instagram and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Cheers to French wine and cheese with a complimentary tasting at Horrocks Market on Monday, June 26 from 4-7 PM.

Get out and enjoy the weather with free Zumba at Rosa Parks with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. on Monday, June 26 from 5:30-6:15 PM.

Bring out your inner artist with a Modern Watercolor Techniques class at The Sovengard on Monday, June 26 from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Make your way to Mangiamo for a Trivento wine dinner on Monday, June 26 from 6:30-9 PM.


Grab your friends and enjoy yoga, pizza and chill with Herb & Fire Pizzeria and Yoga Blue on Tuesday, June 27 from 6-9 PM.

Spend your date night at Graydon’s Crossing for a Dogfish Head Beer Dinner on Tuesday, June 27 from 6-8 PM.

Enjoy some amazing Italian food at Amore Trattoria Italiana at their Post Amalfi Coast Dinner on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 PM.

Join Pure Barre at New Holland The Knickerbocker for Pure Barre & Brew on Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30-8:30 PM.


Take a tour of women owned businesses along the South Division Corridor with Avenue for the Arts on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30-7 PM.

Head to Creston Brewery for a Beer & Michigan Made Food Pairing event with Kingma’s Market on Wednesday, June 27 from 6-7:30 PM.

Try a barre class this week at Beer City Barre and enjoy a henna tattoo on Wednesday, June 27 from 6-7 PM.

Sample 5 different whiskeys paired with food at the Anchor Bar on Wednesday, June 27 from 7:30-9:30 PM.

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Cheers to Leland Gal celebrating 5 years in Fishtown tonight in Leland from 5-8 PM.

Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and head to Divots at Dusk – Luau with the Grand Rapids Polo Club on Thursday, June 29 from 6:30-9 PM.


Watch some of your favorite kids movies at Celebration Cinema this summer with their Free Kid Flicks and watch the Sandlot this week.

It’s flight night at Squibb Coffee and Wine Bar where you can enjoy flights of wine, beer, coffee and cheese on Friday, June 30 from 6-9 PM.


Join AM Yoga for some yoga by the lakeshore at Sandy Point Beach House on Saturday, July 1 from 9-10 AM.

Try some beer from Boatyard Brewing Co. on Saturday, July 1 from 2-4 PM at Craft Beer Cellar Grand Rapids.

Catch the fireworks from the jdeck at the JW Marriott on Saturday, July 1 from 6-10:30 PM.


Looking for a new spot for brunch? Head to 7 Monks Taproom for their Barrel-Aged Beer Brunch on Sunday, July 2 from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Make your way to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck for their Summer Social Series Pt. 2 on Sunday, July 2 from 2-6 PM.

Salt of the Earth Brunch MichiganLocal Links:

I recently came across Maggie’s Flowers and I’m so inspired by her business!

I’m loving this skirt from The Darling Style for summer.

Great tips for an easy at-home salon blowout from Melissa Looman Beauty.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

A drive to Grand Haven to see the sunset

Avocado toast from Salt of the Earth

A weekend in Chicago trying pizza from Happy Camper

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