Valentine’s Day Guide To Outdoor Winter Dates

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As I’m sure you’re all intimately aware, February means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Many Michiganders are going to be sending flowers, receiving chocolates, and going to movies. I mean, it’s February in Michigan, what else can you do? To keep things interesting, I’m thrilled to tell you that there are dozens […]

Orchards’ Ambassadors Relaunch: A Night of Giving

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Typically when we think of Valentine’s Day gifts, our minds immediately jump to the traditional fare: chocolate, candy, flowers. But if a box of tiny candy hearts seems tired, it may be time to show and share your love in a different way. This Valentine’s Day, why not try a night of giving back to Michigan’s […]

14 Ways To Show Your Valentine A Good Time In Metro Detroit

February is the month of love and Metro Detroit offers tons of romantic and unique date options. Here are 14 suggestions for you and your Valentine: Grab a glass at Valentine Vodka: The name gives it away as the perfect date spot! Small and cozy, this bar serves up a bunch of signature drinks made out of […]

Rediscovering Traverse City: City of Love

It’s officially winter time in Michigan.  It seems the snow has arrived with an apology and is trying to make up for her absence in December…in the form of snowing, blowing, and questionable road conditions!  There’s no better season than a Michigan winter to snuggle up with the people you love.  While many consider Valentine’s […]

5 Ways to Fall (Back) in Love with Michigan

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This article was written in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day being the focus of February, much of the focus at Awesome Mitten and A Healthier Michigan has been on love and the heart. Heart healthy practices are essential to living a long and exuberant […]


The Awesome MItten-Valent-ICE

If you’re a current resident of Grand Rapids, then you are well aware of the numerous events and activities to do during the weekends. But if you’re looking for a unique experience, and a way to enjoy the wintery weather with a significant other, then checking out Valent-ICE should be penciled into your schedule. Valent-ICE is […]

A Very Grand (Rapids) Valentine’s Day

I know so many people who bash Valentine’s Day as the worst offender of the greeting card holidays. And that’s okay. But since it has endured for many years, it’s important to embrace it as an extra opportunity to love your significant other, friends, family, city, or state (because we live in the Awesome Mitten). […]