If you only commit one of the seven cardinal vices, at least treat yourself. Gluttony is the most forgiving sin, right? If your vice comes in the form of thousands and thousands of calories (and we mean thousands of them), there are plenty of opportunities in West Michigan to loosen your belt a little. Oh, who are we kidding? You're gonna need a new belt.
When it comes to drinking, there's the blackout variety, and then there's the simple pleasure of sipping whiskey out of a rocks glass. These distilleries know that certain liquors should be savored, thereby producing them appropriately.
Casinos are a get-'em-all-in-one destination for vices. You can gamble (obviously), drink, shop, gorge on buffets, get busy in your hotel room and some even allow you to smoke inside.
Buffets are a tricky thing. It's almost impossible not to feel stuffed (and, OK, guilty) afterward. But not all buffets are the same. At these four places, you can eat well and avoid feeling like you've overdone it on too many dishes you weren't craving in the first place. Go ahead, enjoy that second round. These buffets are definitely worth the splurge.
Some stories are just worth retelling, and The Wizard of Oz is one of them. Since the novel’s debut more than 100 years ago, we're still in awe with a certain plucky prairie girl’s crash landing in a realm of breathtaking magic.
Just to listen to them, you wouldn't know Seattle's folk-rock sextet The Head and the Heart have only been around since 2009. The music feels more experienced and sophisticated, with melodies that sound like they were constructed by people who have been creating together for much longer. Add an eclectic assortment of instruments and some impressive vocal harmonies, and it's no wonder why people have taken notice.
The Grand Rapids-based Etsy shop LoveCharles has a philosophy when it comes to its hand-selected, classic vintage clothing from the 1930s to 1980s. “It’s important for people to realize vintage can be easily incorporated into a modern wardrobe and not look like a costume,” said Lily Greig, the owner, photographer and curator.
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