Sunday, December 18, 2011


MoDiv, short for Monroe Center & Division Ave., is a retail incubator hosting 8 locally owned shops. Chai Boutique is so happy to call this amazing place home! We love being a part of the downtown community. It has been a wonderful experience! Especially around the Holidays when downtown is all decked out, it is such a great place to go to work everyday! The buildings have the old charm and the people in the community have been so supportive. Thank you to all of our patrons who have supported us in our new venture. Happy Holidays!!! Hope to see you soon!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chai's New Home!!!

Chai Boutique has a new place to call home! We have moved to an AMAZING space in downtown Grand Rapids called MoDiv. It is located at 40 Monroe Center, at the corner of Division & Monroe Center. It is a unique shopping hub with local shops all sharing one roof! Come down & check it out today!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Clothing at Chai Boutique!!!

Recently Chai Boutique teamed up with Elizabeth Halsey Boutique to bring our customers some great Spring fashions! Being small shop owners makes it hard to carry large quantities of merchandise. So now, you can find these cool Spring fashions in Newaygo and in Grand Rapids! More to come for Summer as well! Check out Elizabeth Halsey in Newaygo and Chai Boutique in Grand Rapids for affordable and adorable Spring and Summer apparel!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Chai Boutique

When I opened my shop I had a vision that it would be this hip little place carrying a mix of vintage & new items. I was inspired by places like Anthropologie and Potterybarn without the expensive price tags. I read a ton of magazines from Country Living to Lucky aspiring style from all directions. I am constantly working to improve upon what I started with and every week give this place a new, fresh look. I hope to bring great pieces people can't resist so I can keep this dream going.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Love of Scarves

I have a confession to make. I am in love with scarves! I own so many of them I could wear one everyday. So of course I order a ton of them for my shop. I love how versatile they are.They can be worn around the neck a million different ways. They can be worn as a belt. They can be worn as a shawl. They are worn to add a little pop to an outfit. They are worn to keep you warm. Yes, I love scarves! Come on in to Chai Boutique and see our selection of scarves. I'm sure you'll find one you love too! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Getting Crafty

Every once in awhile I get in a mood to create something or reinvent something. Guess that's why I started a shop! So today I thought I'd blog about my creative thoughts. Lately, I love reusing old items some might throw away. I used old windows and made them into art. Just be sure to seal the old lead based paint! Pick a poster or fabric to glue or staple to the window. Add hooks to the back and there you have it! Art!!
I used an old muffin pan as a tealight holder. Just add coffee beans to fill the slots! Holds the candle and smells yummy too! Stay tuned for more blogs about creative ideas!!!!