Congrats! You’re moving into a new space or maybe just modernizing the interior design of your current crib. Either way, it’s time to get shopping. Whether you’ve just parted ways with your longtime roomie or have just finally decided to retire that tattered Bob Marley poster in the living room, it’s never too late to step into a sleek, mature look.
Perhaps it was a turbulent holiday season or maybe you’re just strapped for cash. Either way, prepping for any date, especially Valentine’s Day, can be a stressful task in itself. Those extravagant dates can empty your wallet. Take our advice: Don’t order a pizza and stay in. Treat your date to some of Grand Rapids’ finest locations without breaking the bank.
For the budget minded, or the impossibly hip who prefer to hunt for treasure in lieu of the instant gratification of online shopping, West Michigan has fabulous frugal finds. Whether you jam on vintage shops offering curated gems, enjoy the charm of a fine antique store, or prefer chic scores strictly available in higher-end resale and consignment shops — here’s where to start.
It’s safe to say Grand Rapids has cemented its place as a growing, up-and-coming city. Of course with big-city culture comes big-city prices. Sure, it’s satisfying to splurge on gourmet $15 burgers or $6 tacos — it’s also easy to let it break the bank. Never fear: The Cheap Bastard is here to save you some dough.
Let’s see if I can nail down Torrence O’Haire. He’s the culinary coordinator at the Downtown Market, runs Grand Rapids’ only underground restaurant: The Full Moon Supper Club, heads the TheStarvingArtistGR.com. Oh, and he’s also the founder and president of the Grand Rapids Bartender’s Guild.
An abrupt end to touring in 2010 for alleged health reasons was the start of an implosion for the Pennsylvania-based rock band Breaking Benjamin. What followed was a disagreement leading to a legal dispute and ultimately the group’s disbanding. Despite the inner turmoil, founding member and frontman Ben Burnley assured fans it wasn’t the end.
Joshua Burge (aka Chance Jones) talks about how he landed his role in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film The Revenant, and about about working alongside writer/director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and the film’s megastars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
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