EURO STYLE

Visitors stepping through the sliding glass entrance of the AC Hotel immediately detect the air’s floral notes and are bathed in natural light pouring in from each direction.

A TINY BIDDING WAR

Tiny houses are all the rage for the sustainable living set these days, but dozens of tiny house villages have sprung up across the nation to address a different kind of first-world trend: Homelessness.

SPICE IT UP

Shop at these specialty Madison markets to give your pantry some international flair with some new ingredients, soon to be kitchen staples.

URBAN NATURE

Let’s face it: We could all use a bit more nature in our lives. Of the countless natural gems scattered throughout Wisconsin, some of the best spots happen to be in Madison’s backyard.

PEACE & QUIET

Nestled amid wide-open spaces and sweeping fields lies a slice of paradise, less than 40 minutes from downtown Madison – Still Point Country Retreat.

Avid Gardener

RURAL SPLENDOR

Living off the land is paramount to Christianne Laing, owner of The Avid Gardener. Her 3-acre farm offers wide open space and fresh air.

AN AIR AND A FLAIR

If you haven’t been to Janesville or Beloit in a while, it’s time to get off the Interstate and explore. A spirit of renewal flows through both communities, which embrace the Rock River, their downtowns, green spaces, parks, paths and scenic views hugging its shores.