The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies picks up where the last film left off, Smaug, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, had left the lonely mountain to destroy Laketown. This conflict is resolved in the first quarter of the film by Bard, played by Luke Evans, killing the dragon with a special black arrow. Laketown is then destroyed and the people are forced to move. They choose to stop at Erebor, the dwarf kingdom, now free of Smaug and ruled by Thorin Oakenshield, played by Richard Armitage. While Read more [...]

Your Own Crystal Ball

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features, Monthly Issues

As we begin another new year with new goals (or recycled ones), people are eager to make those lasting changes once and for all. To find a new career direction, to awaken their passion, to purposefully live their values. What if you had your own personal crystal ball to tell your future? What would you like to see? I often will give my coaching clients a visioning exercise as homework. I ask them to write in present tense about various aspects of their lives when they have reached their goals Read more [...]

Old Town General Store, Truly Michigan-Made

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Business Profile, Features

Organic, relating to living matter and the body. Eating organic is becoming more of a trend, and with good reason. It gains popularity as people are becoming not only savvier about what they eat but are beginning to question what exactly it is that they are eating. Organic is a great way to keep your body in its natural order. Organic food is grown or raised by natural standards, i.e. without any chemicals. It's fresher as it doesn’t have the gross pesticides or bacteria found in other foods that Read more [...]

Financial Fitness: Getting in Shape for the New Year

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

As the clock strikes midnight and a new year begins, you may find yourself wondering what the upcoming year will bring. You may even make New Year’s resolutions, with plans of getting in shape, ending a bad habit or traveling somewhere new. Although these things may be at the forefront of your mind, you must not forget that financial fitness can be just as important. By getting into shape financially, you can better prepare yourself for the New Year as well as the years to come. Financially Read more [...]

ePIFanyNow

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

PIFanyNow is a nonprofit organization focused on starting a revolution of kindness. The concept behind ePIFanyNow is to motivate individuals to positively impact other's lives. The world can sometimes seem overrun with stress and negativity, so ePIFanyNow works to bring people together to make a difference, even if it doesn’t cost a cent. “We encourage people to help others all year round,” says Bob Hoffman, founder of ePIFanyNow. “We hand out cards for people to pass on to others to Read more [...]

Tavern & Tap

Written by CatriceLane. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

Michigan winter ... UGGH!! I've been on a mission to find a cure for the cold, dreary weather. My “besties” and I set out to find a magical potion before making an emotional decision to relocate to Hawaii. The Gemini in me searches for variety and fun times; I found the perfect place that accomplishes both. Tavern and Tap, anyone? Formerly known as Tavern on the Square, this lively new location on the corner of Washington Square and Michigan Avenue proved to be the medicine I needed (When Read more [...]

Fashion for January 2015

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Fashion, Features

New Year New You New years resolutions are in full effect at the start of january. if your new years resolution is to burn off the holiday weight, don't you want to do it in style? THe ladies here at Capital Area Women's LifeStyle Magazine are all about this new years resolution and Kellie's Consignments is here to help us look glamours while we workout. Check out what they put together! Jump-Suit Swag This jump-suit is perfect for on-the-go ladies. You can still look fashionable while Read more [...]

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 [...]

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