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Letter from the Editor

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The holidays are a time of many ups and downs.

Taking days off? Good. Having less time to do your work? Bad. Enjoying fires, soup and hot coffee? Good. Stepping out into progressively colder weather? Bad. Seeing certain family members? Good. Seeing other family members? Bad.

Getting gifts? Good. Giving gifts? Depends.

That's contingent on who the person is, what their tastes are, and when exactly you start shopping. That’s why we release our Holiday Gift Guide in November: to help you out before you’re in over your head.

We take a look at 10 kinds of people we know in our lives — excellently illustrated by local artist Kim Nguyen — and give you gift ideas of all kinds. You'll find local events, restaurants, bars, breweries and much more inside. 

We also have a small guide for stocking stuffers, just to give you an idea of what’s available at the many amazing little shops around West Michigan. It’s way more fun to browse, buy, and experience gift-shopping in person than just staring at a screen and calculating shipping costs online. Gift-giving doesn’t have to be a chore!

Of course, the holidays don’t have to take over the next two months completely. We hosted a stout taste-off with two local beer lovers, interviewed Third Eye Blind, and visited Grand Rapids’ new tiki showstopper, Max’s South Seas Hideaway.

Don’t let holiday stress consume your life: Get shopping early and you can spend November and December cooking delicious meals and watching holiday movies by the fire. That’s what I’ll be doing, anyway.

’Til next time, 
Josh Veal, Managing Editor

 

What's inside this month:

On the Cover: Holiday Gift Guide. Illustration by Kim Nguyen.

Scene: What’s Going On, Biz Beat, Potshots

Sounds: Third Eye Blind, Listening Room

Local Holiday Gift Guide: Aging Hipster, Nutrition Nut, Fashionista, Folk Fanatic, Homeowner, Overworked Parent, Sports Superfan, Influencer, Gamer Geek, Craft Connoisseur, Stocking Stuffers

Dining & Drinking: Beer: Stout Tasting, Dining: Max's South Seas Hideaway

 

Revue Arts

Visual arts, classical and jazz music, theater, arts event previews and more. (See the center of this issue)

 



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- August 2019: Best of the West Winners Issue

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