Art

Your 2021-22 Arts & Entertainment Preview

After a long absence, in-person arts events, concerts, performances and more are back this season! Here’s our hand-picked guide of what we’re excited about this 2021-22 arts season.

Beauty + Style + Fashion

One Wardrobe Staple, Two Ways

Everyone wants wardrobe mileage these days. Build your look around these staples, and dress them up or down with chic extras.

Hop Into Grasshopper Goods

Karen Tardrew opened a brick-and-mortar location for her mobile retail concept Grasshopper Goods on Main Street in Stoughton in 2019,

Brava Events

THRIVE Conference 2020 — Postponed!

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our speakers, vendors and attendees are our highest priorities. With the heightened concerns raised by the Center for Disease Control, BRAVA Magazine and Nei Turner Media Group is postponing the BRAVA Thrive Conference on Friday, May 8, 2020.

BRAVA Event Recap

View photos and details from our past BRAVA events, such as the BRAVA Night Out events, our expos, and more.

Upcoming BRAVA Night Out Events

BRAVA Magazine invites you to join us for our monthly Brava Night Out events at local businesses! View details and registration information for our upcoming Brava Night Out events here.

Brava Promotion

New Year, New Editor

We sit down with BRAVA’s new editor, Shayna Mace, to get to know her and the vision she has for BRAVA Magazine in the new year.

New Year, New You…or Not So Much?

Although we’re only a few weeks into the new year, you may have already kicked any new year’s resolutions to the curb. And some of our 2019 THRIVE series speakers are no different.

Dwell

Small Space Gardening Tips

Container gardening is one way to enjoy a garden with a lower commitment. Start small with these recommendations from Josh Smith from Kopke’s Greenhouse.

Eats + Drinks

Pasture and Plenty’s Makeshop Moves Forward

As owner Christy McKenzie dreamed up what their business model could look like post-pandemic, plans began unfolding for P&P Makeshop — a space that will allow them to grow “in all the right ways.”

Engaging Community

Your 2021-22 Arts & Entertainment Preview

After a long absence, in-person arts events, concerts, performances and more are back this season! Here’s our hand-picked guide of what we’re excited about this 2021-22 arts season.

Features

Portraits of Child Loss

The loss of a child isn’t often talked about, and it’s the hardest thing a parent can go through. Four courageous women share their own stories of loss, and how they’ve been able to honor their child’s memory — and even find hope afterward.

Secrets of Success

BRAVA talked to eight area women who work in different industries to find out their top career advice — and what takeaways they can share with us on how to continue to find fulfillment in our work.

How to Recognize Your Strengths

One of Megan Watt’s main sources of success isn’t a secret at all — she plays to her strengths, and one of those is teaching others how to play to theirs.

Finance + Career

Health + Wellbeing

Tackling Health Care Disparities

Health care organizations serving Madison’s nonwhite populations work to slowly dismantle systemic racism in health care settings — but acknowledge there is monumental work to be done.

Do I Really Need to Take Vitamins?

You may take supplements to maintain or enhance your health, but how often do you consider the safety or even the effectiveness of your daily vitamins?

Your Guide to Women’s Health

By Sue Sveum With all the demands on our time, women learn pretty quickly to prioritize. Sadly, on our daily to-do lists, sometimes our…

Jaunt

Local Women

Portraits of Child Loss

The loss of a child isn’t often talked about, and it’s the hardest thing a parent can go through. Four courageous women share their own stories of loss, and how they’ve been able to honor their child’s memory — and even find hope afterward.

Secrets of Success

BRAVA talked to eight area women who work in different industries to find out their top career advice — and what takeaways they can share with us on how to continue to find fulfillment in our work.

How to Recognize Your Strengths

One of Megan Watt’s main sources of success isn’t a secret at all — she plays to her strengths, and one of those is teaching others how to play to theirs.

Shops + Services

Pasture and Plenty’s Makeshop Moves Forward

As owner Christy McKenzie dreamed up what their business model could look like post-pandemic, plans began unfolding for P&P Makeshop — a space that will allow them to grow “in all the right ways.”

Hop Into Grasshopper Goods

Karen Tardrew opened a brick-and-mortar location for her mobile retail concept Grasshopper Goods on Main Street in Stoughton in 2019,

Head to Hive for What to Wear Now

A bee hive is known for its buzzy activity, and on a Friday in early April, Hive of Madison on Monroe Street had a similar energy, with customers milling about and lively conversations taking place.

Sponsored Content

Fall Getaway: Mineral Point

Mineral Point is the quintessential historic Wisconsin town, complete with a charming downtown district, where visitors can enjoy artist studios, specialty shops, antique stores and architecture that has been deemed reminiscent of a Cornish village.

Fall Getaway: La Crosse

Spending time in La Crosse this fall is a surefire way to enjoy all the season has to offer. The area’s Grandad Bluff is not only a destination point for thousands, but also a symbol of the Coulee Region, named for its ridges and valleys.

Fall Getaway: The Fox Cities

The Fox Cities offer a wealth of outdoor adventures that are ideal for taking in the fall sights and sounds during a day or weekend trip.

Web Exclusive

Have a Spare Bike?

Free Bikez 4 Kidz is seeking bike donations on Sept. 18 during Madison Bike Week.

The College Move-in Guide

Even if you don’t have a child going to college this year, tuck this useful advice away to avoid college packing and move-in stressors.