The Women We Are

Written by Kalynne McIntyre. Posted in Features, Monthly Issues

Bod•y im•age: The subjective picture or mental image of one’s own body. Every time you turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or listen to the radio, the topic is up for discussion. In a time where Photoshopping images is not only acceptable but expected, society is more skeptical than ever of what a “true” woman should look like. So how do we get people to realize that not looking like the model on a magazine cover is perfectly acceptable? To combat the idea of the unattainable, Read more [...]

Kingsman the Secret Service

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a modern spy film based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ 2012 comic series, The Secret Service. The movie follows Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a British spy organization called the Kingsmen. Years later, Eggsy, who is on track to spend his life behind bars, is recruited to be a trainee in this secret organization by his father’s friend, Harry Hart (Colin Firth). During this process, a plot to start a worldwide killing Read more [...]

Life as a Zebra Foundation

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

Chalked hands clap to gather as the gymnast approaches the mat. Her toned body saunters into place. At the sound of a buzzer, her muscular legs carry her as she flies across the mat; arms springing her into place after several flips. Turn, jump, twist, land and stick it. Running outside on the trail the spring. The sun beating down. Arms pumping, breath quickening with the pace. One leg in front of the other, propelling further and further toward the finish line. These were the everyday activities Read more [...]

Tabooli Mediterranean

Written by Alicia Pilmore. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

When your day is filled with work and meetings, it can be hard to find time to sit down to lunch, and if you’re like a lot of people and you aren’t willing to eat at a fast food place, it can be almost impossible. Tabooli, located on East Michigan Ave., gives hungry people in a hurry a tasty, less greasy alternative to fast food. I stopped at the Mediterranean restaurant on my lunch break recently, and if I’m completely honest, I wasn’t sure that I would like it. As someone who has eaten Read more [...]

Curvaceous

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Business Profile, Features

Curvaceous Old Town Lingerie Store Caters to Every Woman It's hard to miss the bright pink building when you're driving down East Grand River St. in Old Town. Filled with colorful lingerie that makes your eyes dance, and trinkets made by family members decorating the walls, the inside of the store has the attitude to match the exterior. “I come from an artsy family,” says Curvaceous Lingerie owner Lauren Long. As exciting as this space is, the spunky entrepreneur began her business in Read more [...]

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Nonprofit Profile

This month, we recognize the Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program (GLEAP), a nonprofit organization working in the Grand Ledge Public School District (GLPS) to assist families with utility bills, transportation, food, medicine and housing needs. GLEAP’s mission is to provide short-term, emergency financial relief for families and individuals in need. They work to coordinate fundraising efforts and distribute funds generated by local schools, faith-based organizations, businesses and community-based Read more [...]

Deluca’s Restaurant Homemade Italitan at its Finest

Written by Virginia Bernero. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

When you find a good product, you may want to know the name behind it. Brand names keep loyal customers coming back to fulfill needs of all sorts. When you need gym shoes, you might look for the Nike swoosh; one day you might find yourself driving a few hours for that new Coach purse — no matter what you’re interested in, the name on the product matters. In the Lansing area, there’s a family name that keeps the crowds coming back day after day for their Italian cuisine and hometown feel — Read more [...]

The Wedding Ringer

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

Doug Harris (Josh Gad), is two weeks away from marrying the girl of his dreams, Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting). Their wedding plans are in full swing and everything seems to be on schedule, with one small exception; Gretchen has seven bridesmaids, but Doug has no one to be his groomsmen. With time running out, Doug is introduced to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides best man services to desperate grooms. Doug pays Jimmy to be his best man and Read more [...]

Date Night Fashion

Written by Sydney Ford. Posted in Fashion, Features

Bring out those heels, dust off your little black dress and try out a new shade of lipstick; it’s date night! The ladies at Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle Magazine know that every woman deserves a fun night out, and Kellie’s Consignments has helped us put together some outfits that will make you look and feel great. Check out our favorite date night outfits! The Perfect Dress Keeping it conservative? This dress is perfect for a quiet dinner or a theatre performance. Paired with small Read more [...]

February 2015 Good News

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

February 2015 Good News Experience the Eighth Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit If you haven’t yet experienced the MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit, stop by MSUFCU Headquarters in East Lansing from Feb. 1 through 25 to see the talent from our young local artists. Artwork from 15 mid-Michigan high schools will be on display with students hoping to earn your votes. “We love this event,” said April Clobes, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer MSU Federal Credit Union. “Our Read more [...]

Establishing and Properly Maintaining Credit

Written by April Clobes. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

With the end of the holiday season, many of us may find ourselves afraid to check our finances — especially our credit card statements. From overspending on gifts, to charging travel expenses, there are a number of common holiday spending practices that could have a negative impact on our accounts this year. Whether you find yourself in an overspending situation due to the holidays, you’ve been struggling to improve your credit over time or you hope to maintain your current credit, here are Read more [...]

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 [...]

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