CHILDREN’S DELIGHT

Children’s Theater of Madison Erica Berman helps to ensure both families and organizations alike can experience the talent, passion, and cultural differences within the local arts scene.

PURPOSE OVER PAIN

If chronic pain or an injury is putting a cramp in daily life, try these relief methods offered by local wellness experts.

GILDED WINGS

A decade-long professional dance career taught former prima ballerina and Madison native Rachelle Butler a vital lesson.

FOR LOVE OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

The once spare area is transforming into a spectacular green space highlighting the beauty of Lake Mendota, the Memorial Union and the Red Gym and recognizing the broad contributions from UW Madison’s storied history: Its alumni.

IT’S SHOWTIME!

We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must-see art events in the coming year in the Madison area.

FERTILE GROUND: MEG MITCHELL’S BOUNTIFUL CREATIONS

Meg Mitchell’s creative genius was working on overdrive when she mocked up the concept for the “Hops Exchange,” her plant-based installation added earlier this year to the MMoCA’s rooftop sculpture garden.

WHAT’S FINE ON HIGHWAY 69

You don’t have to travel far to find a few historic Wisconsin towns that feel worlds away. Hop on Highway 69 to visit Verona, Paoli, and New Glarus today.

SUMMER SKIN REHAB

Too much fun in the sun can leave skin chapped, cracked and lackluster. Infuse more moisture into dry areas with hydrating cleansers, whipped creams and organic salves.

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

AJ Carr and his mom Dorecia are creating a new vision for youth of color with their nonprofit, Building Bosses.

CARING FOR ETHNIC HAIR

Whether you want to show off your natural hair texture, add shine or play up definition, finding the right hair care products for ethnic hair can be challenging.

HOP TO SHOP AT THIS BOUTIQUE ON WHEELS

A sleek and chic boutique on wheels, Grasshopper Goods offers an ever-changing selection of gifts, housewares, clothing and jewelry—all with a truck-sized twist.

GREAT PLACES FOR WOMEN TO WORK

Recently, the BRAVA team posed a thought-provoking question: “what makes a company a great place to work?” We found our answers.

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LADDERS TO SUCCESS

Mentorship can provide valuable opportunities to learn, grow and cultivate talent in the workforce via the guidance of a more experienced colleague.

THE ART OF DREAM CATCHING

Megan Watt and her business, Dream Catalyst Labs, offers speaking, training and coaching services for business, nonprofit, and education clients.

CITY PRETTY

The front garden of Mendota Lake House Bed & Breakfast is a riot of color in summer, as thousands of blooms thrust forth in fragrant bunches.

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OFFICE MATES

No dozing off in front of your device with this office ensemble. It’s bright, fun and functional from ceiling to floor!

FARM FRESH

Trellised vines and little lambs appear on the horizon on a stroll at Campo di Bella—a family-owned and operated farm and winery in Mount Horeb.

BECOME THOUGHTFULLY FIT

By Meg Rothstein Craving happiness and fulfillment in work and in life? The power is in you! Attendees at BRAVA’s June THRIVE Career Workshop…

INTO THE WOODS

Never before have humans lived so separate from nature. It’s considered so much of an epidemic that psychologists have a term for it: Nature Deficit Disorder.

REPRESENT

Fly your Wisco flag high with these locally made tees—colorful and playful reminders that there’s no place like home.

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.

FARM FRESH TABLE WARE

Sea-blue runners and Delft-esque plates are the perfect summery table setting for the gifts from your garden.

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.

IN THE SUMMER TIME

Fair weather travel ideas for a fine Wisconsin summer – pedal, paddle or pedi your way to a great summer day.

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.

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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.

A CONSTANT STATE OF REBIRTH

Blink and you might miss the low-slung angles of Taliesin, the estate of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, outside of Spring Green.

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FANCIFUL SCOOPS

Calliope Ice Cream founder Staci Fritz is taking palates to unexpected places with her creative and innovative flavors using top-notch ingredients.

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.

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DECKED OUT

Tucked away in a business park on the west side of Middleton, Brown & Beam is a multifaceted shop for anyone looking to spruce up their living space.

HEADED TO MADISON

Mary Morgan, owner and president of Reading Group Choices, shares her current five favorite books whose authors have appeared or will make a visit to 702WI this year.

EMOTIVE VERSE

“As the saying goes, you can’t swing a dead cat in this city without hitting a writer,” poet Rita Mae Reese says, chuckling. Her light drawl and candid demeanor, and a dose of Southern charm, reflect her upbringing in Charleston, West Virginia.

FRENCH QUARTERS

BRAVA scopes out the new french cafe La Kitchenette, a modern reboot of its predecessor Chez Nanou at the same Willy Street locale in Madison.

NOW HEAR THIS

Everything is so new—and so retro—these days. It’s easy to combine both for some good tunes at home and beyond using a portable speaker, turntable or radio.

DISCOVER AGRACE’S SERVICES

Helping a loved one face a serious illness is never easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you need someone to guide you, ask for Agrace.

DISCOVER AGRACE’S SERVICES

Helping a loved one face a serious illness is never easy, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you need someone to guide you, ask for Agrace.

CANCER SURVIVORS & THRIVERS ICE CREAM SOCIAL

A party like no other, Turville Bay invites the community to join cancer survivors, those living with cancer, their families, friends and caregivers as well as healthcare providers, at their 7th Annual Cancer Survivors & Thrivers Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 4 from 1-3 PM.

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SLICK STICKS

Old-fashioned craftsmanship is hard to beat, and sometimes hard to find. Luckily, the Madison area has several local furniture artisans.

CAPTIVATE WITH CONFIDENCE

Vocal instructor Veronica Rueckert, host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s news magazine “Central Time,” shares these top tips for projecting confidence.

OPIOID ADDICTION

The steep rise in opioid addiction and overdoses in Wisconsin and around the country makes prevention and effective treatment ever more critical.

THE FACES OF OPIOID ADDICTION

When the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported that more people died from opioid overdose than car accidents in 2015, it was as if someone had shaken state lawmakers awake.

OREGON’S WHIMSICAL REVIVAL

Preserve memorable moments, sip seasonal lattes, and bowl the night away in nearby Oregon. We’ve got the hot spots to visit on your trip.

LOCAL WOMEN GLOBAL IMPACT

Meet five local visionaries, inspirations and advocates who are making a global difference and weaving connections between Madison and the world.

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VINTAGE GLAM

Classic beauty meets mod trends at Rockabetty’s Salon and Spa. Its retro décor is a fitting complement to the eclectic South Park Street’s lower strip.

PARISIAN VOYAGE

Tour France through a true foodie’s eyes—and palate—by joining an “Experience in Paris” trip. Two Madison-area women will show you the way.

Ashley Robertson

AMPLIFYING WITH ART

Ashley Robertson’s work is driven by emotion, with portraits guided as much by her heart as by her hands and heavily influenced by the women in her life.

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