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Grandville, Michigan 49418

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{Just 6 minutes from Grand Rapids}

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Indoor Shopping Malls in Grand Rapids, MI

Indoor Shopping Malls in Grand Rapids, MI

If it’s cold or rainy outside an indoor shopping mall can be a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The controlled atmosphere is a joy for taking a stroll on a hot and humid day too.  At Prairieside Suites Luxury bed and breakfast our guests often tell us what “GREAT” shopping we have in Grand Rapids, MI. We have guests who stay with us and shop for birthdays and Holidays.  This made me think that I really do need to share this information with all of you because "Oh-boy-A"… do we have great shopping Malls!

First and foremost we have Rivertown Crossings premier shopping mall which is the largest regional mall in Michigan and located only 3 minutes away from our door!  Anchored by Dick's Sporting Goods which has a fun climbing wall, Kohl's, JC Penney, Sears, Macy's, Old Navy and Younkers, RiverTown also has Cinemark a 20 screen movie theater located by a wonderful food court. When I’m there I love to park by the Barnes & Noble’s book store.  When I go in the coffee smells so good and I can’t resist looking at their beautiful books!

Traveling east along the 28th Street corridor you’ll find:

1. Rogers Plaza Town Center a neighborhood shopping center featuring GNC, MC Sports, Office Max, Old Country Buffet and more.

2. Woodland Mall which features Macy's, JCPenney, and Sears as its anchor stores and also offers smaller specialty shops like Eddie Bauer, Ann Taylor, Foot Locker, American Eagle Outfitters, and Gap.  If you need a rest after all that shopping, the Cinemark movie theater right in front of Woodland mall is a half price movies house and they offer real butter on their popcorn!

3. Centerpointe Mall, this mall features Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Christopher & Banks, Steve & Barry's University Sportswear and DSW Shoes.

4. Now taking 28th Street West, turn right to go North on Breton Ave and after you cross Burton street you’ll see Breton Village Mall on the right or East corner]. This mall has more than 25 boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants, featuring stores such as Leigh's, Talbots, Pooh's Corner and Naked Plates.

Around each of these malls you will find lots of restaurants and many smaller outdoor strip malls with great destination stores.  Happy shopping on your next romantic get away!

Come experience my world.  Cheri Antozak is the designer and Innkeeper of Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B, Grandville, MI

Centerpiece Floral Arranging

One of my favorite things is to take a walk in my gardens and imagine the floral arrangement I can make for our guests to enjoy at the breakfast table. Seasonal changes provide exceptional opportunities to create new floral combinations. As I search the gardens, I'm driven by the joy I believe the flowers will give our guests while they eat and visit with one another. I look for opportunities to prune and reshape the plants and bushes while I create the arrangement. My inspiration for this pictured floral arrangement that recently graced the breakfast table came when I noticed a branch on a rose bush that was lurching out into the path. I decided to use that branching rose as the central focus of the arrangement, pruning the bush in the process and giving the arrangement its height. Next I looked for hosta leaves I thought would be perfect for fanning around the lowest portion of the floral arrangement. I then used white Asiatic lilies to accent, trimming the center so as not to shed the yellow pollen on the fine white linen tablecloth that graces our dining table for guests. Finally, I completed the arrangement with hydrangeas from two different sides of the yard so I could have both blue and pink blossoms from the differing acidity levels of the soil. With the finished floral arrangement in place, all we need to complete this picture is breakfast and voila! You have the start of a perfect romantic Michigan get-away! Can you see yourself sitting down to this wonderful breakfast with your sweetheart beside you? What a way to start off your beautiful day.  And if you think our breakfast looks good, wait until you see our over-sized whirlpool fireplace suites. You'll be ready to eat breakfast and then go back to your room for a nap in our luxurious king size beds with luxury linens! Come take advantage of our sizzling summer specials while the gardens are at their peak. Come, experience my world! Cheri

Prairieside Suites’ Homemade Hot Cocoa

Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast may be known for our fantastically romantic guest suites and our gourmet candle light breakfasts, but the great tasting food doesn't stop there!  Often in the afternoon, we bake cookies or you can find Cindy in the kitchen mixing up a huge bowl of our homemade Hot Cocoa [recipe below]. At Prairieside Suites we believe that our relaxed elegant atmosphere along with our bottomless cookie jar make for a perfectly enchanting stay.  Of course, we have coffee, tea & hot cocoa available at any time day or night…  In fact we have it in every guest room along with your own coffee pot!  Imagine soaking in one of our over-sized jacuzzi tubs while sipping our hot cocoa.  Now that’s a “Home Away from Home!” Our weather has been perfect for your “Michigan get away."  Guests are often seen chilling out on the chaises around the pool area but if you’re up for going out, remember we’re only 6 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. As a matter of fact, “American Idol Live” will be at Van Andel Arena this Saturday, July 3rd giving fans a chance to watch their favorite “Idols” performing live @ 7:30pm. We have luxury “Spa Rooms” available for this weekend and we’re looking forward to spoiling you at Prairieside Suites, your Grand Rapids, Michigan Get Away!

Hot Chocolate- Prairieside Suites B&B

8 Cups Dried Milk

1 lb. Can Chocolate Nestlé Quick

1 lb [equal to 3 1/2Cups] Powdered Sugar or 3 ½ Cups Splenda

11 oz. Jar Non-Dairy Creamer

1/3 C. Folgers Decaf or Regular Instant Coffee

Mix above ingredients

Directions: Fill your cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix. Add hot water, and maybe even a little whipped cream or chocolate shavings…? Or during the holidays, stir with a peppermint stick. For those hot summer days, how about a new twist on an old favorite? To make Iced Mocha, you again fill your cup 1/3 full of our hot cocoa mix.  Next add instant freeze-dried coffee to taste (I prefer about one heaping tablespoon of decaf.) Cover the mixture by filling about 1/3 of your cup with hot water.  Then fill your cup with crushed ice and enough cold water to achieve the desired consistency.  A little whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon and you have a treat fit for a queen–and still have your $5 in your pocket. Come, experience my world! Cheri