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Most women get invited to countless in-home parties. While the comforts of in-home shopping are obvious (free and discounted products are nice, too), a little research should go into the parties, products, and themes that could be tailor-made for you and your friends. 

As we finish out the last full month of summer, it's time to schedule (at least) one more get-together! Summer in Michigan opens the door, quite literally, to options that are not available year-round to us namely, outdoor entertaining. So, take advantage of these last few carefree weeks, gather some friends or family, and enjoy!

Michael McKay Santo, or Chef Michael, as he prefers to be called, is bringing bold new concepts to Grand Rapids with the opening of his restaurant McKay’s Downtown. Represented by David Wiener and Ray Kisor of Colliers International, McKay’s now occupies a heavily trafficked area of the Arena District at 25 Ottawa. 

One home decor feature that has been floating around a lot lately is the styled bar cart. It’s probably a page taken from the 1960s Mad Men era, but no matter where it came from, I’m very much in favor. As our dining room progresses, I’ve been working on styling our own bar. I’ve noticed a lot of similarities in the bars that I pin—they’re typically colorful, have gold details, and contain some whimsical elements. Still, I still tried to bring a little variety here!

Now that we have passed the unofficial start of summer, we Michiganders know that it is time to take advantage of entertaining outdoors! Creating an outdoor space for entertaining is like adding a room onto your house. A few well-chosen accessories can make the space work even better for hosting friends and family for an enjoyable event.

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