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 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 [...]

The Giver

Written by Kyle Dowling. Posted in Features, Movie Review

The Giver is a movie based on the book of the same name written by Lois Lowry. The plot of the movie revolves around a “utopian” society where everybody is equal and everybody is given their lifelong job at 18 through close observation of the individual. The city is in an area surrounded by fog and people are told that there is nothing outside of the city. Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, is chosen as the next "Keeper of Memories." It is a high honor that nobody knows anything about. Jonas Read more [...]

Asking Great Questions

Written by Susan Combs. Posted in Business Coach, Features

With 14 years in the coaching business, I have witnessed the industry grow from a fledgling movement to an industry gaining traction with individuals and companies to expanding to the point where now coaching is being viewed both as a profession and as a desirable skill set for leaders and managers. Companies are falling all over themselves trying to create a “coaching culture,” both for recruitment and for retention reasons as well as to improve employee engagement. One of the key coaching Read more [...]

Zaytoon Mediterranean

Written by Colette Evangelista. Posted in Features, Restaurant Review

Zaytoon is so cute. On top of that, the authentic, Middle Eastern food is really good, fresh and delicious. It seems like the perfect place to have lunch with friends or colleagues or a “go-to” relaxed weeknight dinner with no dishes to wash. Should we start with cute? Zaytoon just has this upbeat vibe. It is light and bright. Augmenting the cuteness, as Zaytoon is a family-owned restaurant, was the family filling the place. It was one of the children’s birthdays the afternoon we stopped Read more [...]

Summer Fun on a Budget: How to Capitalize on Social Media Savings

Written by Sarah Bohan. Posted in Features, Financial Facts

With summer in full swing and enough warm weather to go around, what better time than now to throw a summer party? From pool parties, to bonfires, to luaus, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season. Although there are many options for festivities, we should keep our budgets in mind when throwing the perfect summer party. Lucky for us, we live in an age where information is at our fingertips. Many of us can even spend hours at a time perusing the web searching for just about anything. Read more [...]

Good News for August 2014

Written by CAWLM. Posted in Features, Good News

HBA of Greater Lansing Proactively Addresses Worker Shortage Skilled trades are vital to Michigan’s economy. Future trends indicate an increasing demand for skilled trades workers, yet there is a growing concern by businesses that there is a shortage of workers in the labor market. The Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing is proactively addressing this issue by bringing together member businesses to form a Workforce Development Committee. “Greater Lansing’s residential housing Read more [...]


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