The pedi-CURE Private Salon Studios Gives New Meaning to “Me Time”

Written by Kristine Richmond. Posted in Business Profile, Features

If you’re like me, you enjoy the feeling you get from a great experience — a haircut, manicure, or pedicure — that makes you feel special, like it’s all about you. Yet it can be tough to get “me time” at most salons or nail studios because you end up ‘sharing’ your experience with other customers. If a private luxurious, pampering experience is what you’ve been searching for, you’ll enjoy THE pedi-CURE Private Salon Studios. THE pedi-CURE Private Salon Studios, located in Okemos, Read more [...]

Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez!

Written by Virginia Bernero. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

Every year I feel like the cold weather creeps up on me. One day I’m in sundresses and heels and the next I’m bundled in sweaters and boots. My appetite changes with the seasons as well. My Italian heritage may have something to do with my food sensitivity, because as soon as the first leaf falls I find myself craving squashes, crock pot meals, ginger and cloves. Moving onto winter, my salad appetizers turn to soup and main courses becoming hearty and filling. It's no wonder that my foodie Read more [...]

Polka Dots

Written by Kalynne McIntyre. Posted in Careers for Consideration, Features

Owning your own business is a daunting task. There’s the cost, the time, the effort and the overall feeling of what if this doesn’t work? For Jennifer Hinze, new owner of Polka Dots in Old Town, she’s enjoying the ride. In fact, owning her own business was simply the next thing on her bucket list. “I’ve always had a life goal to start my own business by the time I was 40,” says Hinze. “This past summer brought that idea to the forefront; I hurt my foot and I was sitting in the doctor’s Read more [...]

University Club Style

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Recipe of the Month

Entertaining thousands of people annually during the holiday season, the University Club of MSU knows how to throw an amazing party! Dazzle your guests with these great holiday entertaining recipes and tips from the U-Club’s expert culinary and event staff. Chocolate Peppermint Yule Log Chocolate Cake: 1/3 cup cake flour 1/3 tsp salt 1/3 cup cocoa powder 4 large eggs, separated 2 tbsp corn starch 1 cup sugar ½ tsp baking soda powdered sugar ½ tsp baking powder 1.Combine Read more [...]

Big Hero 6

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

From the Walt Disney Animation Studios, the same team that brought you “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” also brings “Big Hero 6,” the story of a 14-year-old boy and robotics prodigy, Hiro Hamada, who befriends a robot, his older brother, Tadashi, created named Baymax. Baymax is a big inflatable robot designed to help people with injuries by scanning and knowing medical information. When Tadashi is caught in a fire at his college, Hiro has to work through his sadness. He discovers that the Read more [...]

Fashion for December 2014

Written by Brooke Erwin. Posted in Fashion, Features

Holiday Glam The holiday season is the best excuse to wear a lot of sparkle and shimmer. With holiday parties around the corner, be sure you are fully stocked with your glamorous outfits. The ladies here at capital area women's lifestyle magazine turned to kellie's consignments for their holiday fashion advice. Take a look at what they recommended. Sparkle and Sequins Bring in the new year with some sparkle with this sequin dress. Don't forget your strappy heels, simple clutch, and a statement Read more [...]

Getting in the Holiday Spirit by Giving Back

Written by Sarah Bohan. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

The holiday season can mean a number of things to different people. While some may think of evergreens covered in snow, others may think of family get-togethers and hot cocoa around a warm fireplace. Chances are though, whatever it is that makes you think of the season will also bring a smile to your face. With this holiday cheer in mind, one thing to remember is that the holidays are also a great time to spread goodwill and cheer to others. Helping someone in need is the gift that keeps on giving Read more [...]

December 2014 Good News

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

MSUFCU Selected as Best Credit Union to Work For MSUFCU is excited to announce that it has been named as the top credit union on the “Credit Union Journal’s 2014 Best Credit Unions to Work For” list in the “Over $1 Billion in Assets” category. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. Read more [...]

Make Your Holidays Healthy

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features

Every year we make a New Year’s resolution. This year, why wait until January 1st to think about your health and wellbeing. During the holiday season there are many opportunities to neglect ourselves but there are ways we can combat the holidays and stay on track. A major concern for many people is the weight gain that seems to be associated with the holidays. There are ways to enjoy all of the get-togethers and not throw away any of your health goals. A major obstacle is all of the delicious, Read more [...]

The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Homelessness is a nationwide issue and here in Michigan, the problem can be even harder to address with harsh winter weather. The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is a statewide association consisting of housing, shelter, and service providers. MCAH provides useful information, data, training, best practices and advocacy on the issues involving affordable housing and human services. MCAH also advocates public awareness, collaboration, data collection and technical assistance to Read more [...]

Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Wharton Center

Written by Kristine Richmond. Posted in Features

Don’t miss internationally-acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem for a single evening performance at the Wharton Center on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Blending the elegance of classical ballet with the flair of contemporary dance, this performance is sure to please all audiences. This multicultural dance ensemble has achieved extraordinary success with powerful messages of self-reliance, artistic relevance and individual responsibility. The evening will showcase an array of works by renowned choreographers Read more [...]

Hitting the Pause Button

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features

There’s a cadence to coaching. After the initial goal-setting meeting, I usually meet with my clients every two weeks. They tell me what actions they have taken since our last meeting. Then we discuss what’s working and what’s not. I send them back out into the world and they come back two weeks later with another update — what they are learning, what they are doing, wins and shortcomings. And so it goes for three months or six months or a year. One of the reasons coaching works is simply Read more [...]


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