SHOPS + SERVICES

SHARING THE WEALTH

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By Hatheway Rawlinson LYSCHEL BERSCH FIRST kindled the flame for her Karner Blue Candle store when she was young, crafting wax mixtures for fun….

MISSISSIPPI CHARM

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By Rachel Werner FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME for scenic rambles along the Mississippi River to take in the views—and a little luxury. Just…

AROUND TOWN

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By Rachel Werner Downtown Tipple: Wind down at Winedown, a two-floor winebar on State Street serving up frozen wine slushies, open mic comedy and art…

Living History in Dubuque

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By Kaitlyn Novotony | Photos Courtesy Dubuque Area Convention & Visitors Bureau DUBUQUE MAY BE THE OLDEST TOWN in Iowa, but thanks to a massive city…

RURAL CHIC

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By Rachel Werner | Photos Courtesy BMae Photography RURAL PRIDE BEAMS from sisters and The Midwest Girl owners Marissa Dressler and Marah Odgers. Born 12 years…

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…

Shop Talk

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By Rachel Werner Photographed by Jost Witzel Pinterest aficionado and entrepreneur Heather McCartney has turned her one-time hobby into a thriving business at The…