LOCAL WOMEN

The Tastemakers

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By Kailey Bender | Photographed by Kaia Calhoun After a decade of working in various restaurant-industry roles, Melanie Nelson was overcome with an idea she couldn’t shake….

PRETTY, USEFUL THINGS

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By Rachel Werner | Photographed by Hillary Schave Christianne Laing’s Avid Gardener boutique is devoted to the art of floriculture—and to those who love it. Whether a…

THE GOOD EARTH

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By Rachel Werner | Photographed by Hillary Schave A stroll around Megan Cain’s Madison yard makes it clear: The lot is as much—if not more—about her…