• Top 6 Reasons NOT to Move to Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Top 6 Reasons NOT to Move to Grand Rapids, Michigan

    January 25, 2024

    Thinking about moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan? Well, you might want to reconsider! Here are six terribly compelling reasons why living in Grand Rapids could be the worst decision you ever make (wink, wink).   Corewell Health Meijer Heart Center & Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Access to World-Class Healthcare is Much Too Easy Grand […]

  • Exciting Business that Opened & Enhanced West Michigan in 2023

    Exciting Business that Opened & Enhanced West Michigan in 2023

    December 28, 2023

    As 2023 comes to a close, we wanted to take a minute to celebrate some of our favorite small businesses that opened their doors in our amazing community. Our vibrant city saw so many new restaurants and businesses open, as well as countless events celebrating art, music, culture, food, and more. At Treadstone, we  are […]

  • Grand Rapids Local Business Spotlight | Louise Earl Butcher

    Grand Rapids Local Business Spotlight | Louise Earl Butcher

    December 18, 2023

    Every once in a while, we stumble across a business in West Michigan that literally blows our socks off. And that’s exactly what Louise Earl did! If you love food and wine, you have to experience this place! You can thank us later.

  • 5 Christmas Cocktails to Celebrate With This Holiday Season

    5 Christmas Cocktails to Celebrate With This Holiday Season

    December 6, 2023

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Other than singing Christmas carols, decorating, and baking Christmas treats, whipping together a Christmas cocktail or two is one of our favorite parts of the season. When it comes to throwing a large Christmas party, having a few friends over for a small get together or just cozying up […]

  • The Local’s Guide to Moving to Grand Rapids

    The Local’s Guide to Moving to Grand Rapids

    December 1, 2023

    Finding the right place to live, whether you’re looking for a cute starter home or a big family home, is no easy feat these days.  Not to mention, buying a home is a costly commitment, so it’s important to find the right place. Grand Rapids is one of those cities that offers something for everyone. […]

  • Shop Local: Grand Rapids Holiday Gift Guide 2023

    Shop Local: Grand Rapids Holiday Gift Guide 2023

    November 27, 2023

    In Grand Rapids, we are fortunate to have access to many small and locally owned businesses that help make the city such a great, vibrant place to live. There’s never a better time to support Grand Rapids’ many small businesses than the holiday season. With such an array of locally owned shops and stores in West […]

  • The Best West Michigan Holiday Light Displays!

    The Best West Michigan Holiday Light Displays!

    November 18, 2023

    Nothing gets you in the mood for the holidays quite like holiday lights. Going for a drive during the holiday season to look at the lights on houses can be so magical. We’ve put together a guide of some great spots to see some holiday light displays in West Michigan!   Grand Rapids Holiday Light […]

  • Grand Rapids First Annual Christkindl Markt

    Grand Rapids First Annual Christkindl Markt

    November 9, 2023

    The 2023 holiday season is starting off with a bang! The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is introducing a beloved old-world tradition that will have something fun for the whole family—the First Annual Chistkindl Markt.  This holiday market will take place over 26 days, running from November 17 through December 23. The outdoor market will feature […]

  • Winter Activities and Events in Grand Rapids — What to Do This Weekend

    Winter Activities and Events in Grand Rapids — What to Do This Weekend

    November 8, 2023

    With winter right around the corner, it can start to feel pretty dreary in West Michigan. But don’t fret—there’s no shortage of winter activities, events, and things to do in Grand Rapids! It can be a great time to try new things, support local businesses, and (if you feel up to it) getting outside! Winter […]

  • Top 5 Best Places to See the Michigan Fall Colors

    Top 5 Best Places to See the Michigan Fall Colors

    October 12, 2023

    Although we are sad to see the beautiful summer weather go, Michigan fall colors never disappoints. From the Upper Peninsula to your own backyard, the colors will surely take your breath away. Here are some of the best places to take in this season’s peak fall foliage!   When Do Leaves Change in Michigan? Peak […]