The Homeowner is always on the search for what makes a house feel more like home. They know it’s where you’ll spend the majority of your time. It’s important to make it a place worthy of dinners, entertainment and staying in when you cancel plans.
Behind the signature blue door of this antique shop waits a treasure trove of incredible finds for your home. It’s essential to make your space feel uniquely yours — that’s why we call it home — and Bluedoor’s reclaimed furnishings can do just that. Fill every room with furniture that can’t be duplicated. There’s plenty of décor to look through too, like chandeliers, art, frames and old hardware.
Bluedoor: A Home Collective
946 Fulton St. E., Grand Rapids
bluedoorgr.com, (616) 456-7888
If it’s your turn to host Thanksgiving this year, or maybe help with dessert, Downtown Market has you covered. Learn how to master two unique pies that’ll have your guests begging you to host the holiday every year. This class has you make a ginger-chai pumpkin pie and a pear-date sesame pie. Don’t worry: You’ll go home with both pies and their recipes.
Pie Crust to be Thankful For
The Downtown Market
435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
Nov. 26-27, $75
downtownmarketgr.com, (616) 805-5308
Rebel is the one-stop shop for all your final home décor touches. With cute dishes, green plants, dinner candles and other hip knick-knacks, the shop will make you feel like you’re finding the cherry on top for every room.
1555 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
rebelgr.com, (616) 218-9257
Enjoy live music at H.O.M.E. (House of Music & Entertainment) when you need to get out a little. The stage hosts a variety of music, so you’re sure to hear something that makes you glad to leave the house for a time. Live music genres include rock, blues, indie, jazz, folk, country, EDM and more. The casual atmosphere, bourbon bar and vintage décor will make you feel ... at home.
20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Thebob.com, (616) 356-2000
Along with a massive variety of fun kitchen gadgets and accessories, Art of the Table has all your libation needs. The store boasts more than 300 wine options, more than 200 beers and ciders, and rare spirits. Once you have all your bottles picked out, find all your glass, bar, and cocktail accessories on-site.
Art of the Table
606 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
artofthetable.com, (616) 301-1885
Home cooking is hard to beat — and even harder to find outside of home. Hancock serves locally sourced Nashville hot chicken with a whole lot of hospitality. The made-from-scratch sides are the definition of comfort food, including mashed potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese, jalapeño cheddar cornbread, and much more. Oh, and don’t forget to try the boozy slushies.
1157 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
hancockgr.com, (616) 805-4232