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Handcrafted and Homegrown: Seven Gift Ideas Made in Southwest Michigan

What is made by the hands often comes from the heart, and that truth is on display this holiday season as makers across Southwest Michigan …

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Kids + Family

10 Holiday Light Displays To Brighten Your Spirits

As evenings get longer, there is no better way to brighten your spirits than by admiring the twinkle and shimmer of holiday lights with the …


Six Local Stores to Shop Small and Celebrate Big for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving in sight, it will soon be time to thaw the turkey and throw on your stretchy pants. And after a day filled with gravy…

Kids + Family

Get In The Holiday Spirit With These Fun and Festive Family Traditions!

The best part of the holiday season is the nostalgia that comes with making lasting memories with the people you love the most. While…

Things To Do

Warm Up Your Holiday With 5 Seasonal Beverages!

Nothing says “festive” like a warm beverage in your hand while you take a break from shopping or just gaze at twinkle lights! Sip on one…


Make Shopping Fun Again with Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups

With Halloween behind us, the holiday season is officially in full swing. And with supply-chain and shipping issues wreaking havoc on…


Avoid Holiday Supply-Chain Shortages with a Shop Local Strategy

It’s always the same script every year as the holiday season rolls around. Marketing campaigns and commissioned influencers convince us…


It’s Smart to Start Holiday Shopping Early This Year: Here’s Why (And How)

We know, we know: it’s annoying to hear about holiday shopping when we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet. Usually, we’re fans of…

Kids + Family

Plan Your Fall Family Staycation In Southwest Michigan

From beaches and trails to festivals and food, Southwest Michigan offers so much for families all-year-round. But autumn is the perfect…

Restaurants + Bars

#CoupleGoals: Get Away Close To Home With These Romantic SWMI Staycation Ideas

“Getting away” doesn’t always have to mean going very far. By exploring an area of the region that you don’t spend as much time in,…