Spend vs. Save: Staying in Style on a Budget

Written by Sarah Bohan. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

When it comes to staying up-to-date with the latest trends in fashion, technology and home décor, we all find ourselves wondering how we’ll ever be able to keep up. With trends changing every day, it’s virtually impossible to know what’s “in” at any given moment. What we do know, however, is that there are some products and brands out there that we’ve grown to love over the years and have become loyal to. Some people have their favorite fashion designer, others may have a favorite tech Read more [...]

Good News October 2014

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

MSUFCU Opens New Mason Branch Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that its new Mason Branch is now open. The branch is located at 1133 S. Cedar St. in Mason and is a full-service location with drive-up tellers and 24-hour ATMs. It also offers a range of services, including mortgages. The branch is 6,500 square feet and is staffed by 12 MSUFCU employees. To celebrate the grand opening of the branch, MSUFCU will have special offers available to members at all Read more [...]

The Association for Children’s Mental Health

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

With a rise in global awareness for mental health problems, it's good to have an organization like The Association for Children's Mental Health. The ACMH is an organization that's purpose is to provide advocacy to individual children and their families across Michigan. They work to help secure the most appropriate and effective services and help for people in need that is possible. The ACMH was founded in 1989 by two parents, whose children suffered from emotional disorders, in order to support Read more [...]

Home and Garden Shop Offers Glamour with Rustic Charm in the Heart of Old Town

Written by Kristine Richmond. Posted in Business Profile, Features

When you walk into Bradly’s Home and Garden, you feel like you’ve walked into an upscale boutique in downtown Chicago or San Francisco, rather than in Lansing. Bradly’s offers high-quality furniture and accessories for your home along with an array of services from home staging and styling to holiday decoration and pre-arranged container services for the perfect potted plants. Bradly’s Home and Garden officially moved into their current location in April of this year, which is the Read more [...]

This is Where I Leave You

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Anyone with siblings, parents, former high school flames or in a relationship will likely find something relatable in the new movie This Is Where I Leave You. The movie, written by Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel of the same name, takes a look at the Altman family, who, at the dying request of their father (or so they are told), are forced to “sit Shiva.” Meaning, they are essentially all made to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof once again for seven days. For Read more [...]

Peppino’s Pizza Could be Your New Favorite

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

There comes a time in every Lansing-area adult’s life when he or she begins to question whether or not they should dine at certain East Lansing establishments. You see, there are plenty of fun places, with great prices, but sometimes the price you actually pay is feeling a million years old as you are surrounded by youthful, fun-loving kids. That was sort of the way my hubby Matt and I had been feeling about Peppino’s Pizzeria and Sports Grille. Although we had heard great things, it seems Read more [...]


Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

Sometimes, even though you’ve been best friends for years and you see each other practically every day, it’s nice to treat yourselves out to a special meal together. That’s exactly what my good friend Manny (who also happens to be an account executive here at CAWLM) and I did a couple of weeks ago. Always in search of something new, we decided to head to Bordeaux located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the West side of Lansing. Although I frequent the hotel for various community events Read more [...]

Good News September 2014

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

Holt Portrait Studio Moves to New Location Mary Gajda, co-owner of Studio M Portraits in Holt, Mich. is taking her photography to the next level by offering “Boudoir by Mary.” Construction is underway for a new location next to Biggby coffee on Cedar in Holt and is set to open in October. The new space will provide Studio M Portraits’ staff and customers with a dressing area, office space and a beautiful new shooting area with new sets and backdrops. Visit www.studiomportraits.com Read more [...]

East Lansing Film Festival & Series

Written by Danielle OBrien. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Calling all movie lovers across the greater Lansing area! Mark your calendars because the East Lansing Film Festival (ELFF) is coming to a theater near you starting Thursday, Oct. 30. With around 4,000 attendees every year, the ELFF features everything from short films, documentaries, feature films and student films from the Lake Michigan region and across the world. Founder and Director, Susan Woods said, “People can experience the art of cinema that you usually can’t get at mainstream Read more [...]

New East Lansing Salon Shapes Your Hair and Lifts Your Spirits

Written by Ann Cool. Posted in Business Profile, Features

A workout is great for getting in shape but you might not like the way it leaves your hair. Now there’s a new hair salon located at the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) in East Lansing that helps your hair look and feel its best after a workout or any time, giving you that polished look from the time you walk out of the salon to three to four days later. “I think of a hair blow out as an ‘affordable luxury,’” said owner Molly Chan. “When you treat yourself, you feel good.” Customers Read more [...]

Diana Engman: The Key to A Successful Business

Written by Danielle OBrien. Posted in Careers for Consideration

As the current owner of three commercial properties and two residential properties, Diana Engman has always had a niche for managing and maintaining small businesses. Her most recent endeavor was the purchase of Hack’s Key Shop last December. “I enjoy developing a business, making it grow and staying ahead of all of the other people in the industry. I also enjoy my employees and helping them,” said Engman. Hack’s Key Shop opened in 1921 and moved to its current downtown location Read more [...]

Awesome Office Attire

Written by Emily Caswell. Posted in Fashion, Features

Dressing for work can be tricky. You want to be professional, you want to mean business but you also want to show off your personality. The team here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine work hard to find a good balance, but thought for this month’s feature, we’d turn to the experts at Kellie’s Consignments. They were kind enough to come up with three looks that — not only offer up a nice blend of professionalism and personality — but can save you some cash too. A Wild Wrap No Read more [...]


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