Meat, Cheese and More The perfect addition to any brunch, night out with friends or basically any meal is a charcuterie board. The meats, cheeses and sweet accessories combine to create a respectable version of playing with your food. Take a look at these pictures to see the stages of plating a charcuterie board, which […]

We’re all human “I am from the Chicagoland area in the northwest suburb of Palatine. I am just a 40-minute train ride to the Loop and although there are a million amazing restaurants in Chicago, my favorite burger lies in Palatine, Illinois. Brandt’s is a locally owned pub in an old farmhouse with loads of […]

Where can you go to find cookbooks, comics and cuneiform receipts for sheep? Michigan State University’s Rare Books and Special Collections, of course. This library of obscure, ancient, unique or otherwise critical books and documents is nationally regarded and crucial to researchers of all fields.  Besides the obvious candidates for collection, like 13th century songbooks […]

INspiring the Lansing Community and Beyond The Lansing area is budding with talented individuals working tirelessly to expand the reach of capital-area culture in all types of artistic styles and forms. One local company that specializes in the art of movement is Okemos’ INstitute of Dancers.  Offering classes in hip-hop, contemporary, heels, ballet and jazz […]

Whether you live in a dorm, apartment, house or any other place you call “home,” it can be a fun challenge to customize the space to reflect your personality and taste.  An easy way to add practical decoration is by utilizing string lights, lamps and taking advantage of natural light. Thumbtacks and nails can be […]