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.

Could Wisconsin Get Paid Family Leave?

The Paid Family Medical Leave legislation would allow employees to contribute a percentage of their paychecks to an account run by the state’s Department of Workforce Development.

Brandi Grayson: Empowering Black Families

Urban Triage, the community resource organization Brandi Grayson founded in 2017, works to foster black families’ self-sufficiency through healing, community leadership and personal development.

Katie Hill: The Rebellion of Self-Love

Katie Hill, founder of Rebel Wellness, says that at Rebel Wellness, people can feel accepted and find support through things like open sharing and community building.

Heidi Duss: Expanding the Circle

Heidi Duss has always been passionate about creating connections, building spaces of inclusivity and helping others understand the importance of diversity.

Lauren Rudersdorf: Helping CSA Farmers Thrive

Everything that on-the-rise family-farm advocate Lauren Rudersdorf does is informed by her vision for “a food system that helps people eat well and doesn’t cause harm to the earth or our communities.”

How to Style an Elegant Mantel

When styling a mantel aim for balance, but not perfect symmetry. Step back and evaluate, then move things around until you achieve the desired look.

Complete Your Decor With Poufs

The pouf craze is on! And with good reason—these portable, versatile, decorative cushions can be used as supplemental seating.

Enjoy a Taste of Italy at Bar Corallini

Between the splashy tile, coral light fixtures, retro leather seating, a soaring ceiling and roman arches, the space at Bar Corallini is at once elegant and inviting.

Scholarship Fund Honors Basketball Player’s Life

Will Kellerman died in a rollover crash in November 2017. The Opportunity 34 Foundation, which takes its name from Will’s basketball jersey number, raises money for scholarships for students going to college.

Peek Inside this Amazing Sunroom

When this family envisioned their sunroom, they extended the Southern vibe that infuses the rest of their stately lakeside home into the four-season space.


Wear the Magic of Gemstones

Gemstones have long been associated with specific meanings and symbolism, and most popularly with one’s month of birth.

Meet UW Booster Amber Schroeder

Meet Amber Schroeder, executive director of Badgers United, a non-profit designed to create clear messaging about the university’s impact statewide.

Plan a Fall B&B Getaway

Plan your stay at one of these locally-owned B&B inns near some of the best places to enjoy the fall colors.

Check Out These Area Beer Fests

With well over 100 breweries in Wisconsin, it’s no wonder there are plenty of opportunities to sample the wares at beer festivals this fall.

Music Theatre of Madison’s Fresh Take on “Held”

As director of Music Theatre of Madison (MTM), Meghan Randolph has two missions for her shows: Make them unique and, when possible, make them local. With MTM’s October production of “Held: A Musical Fantasy,” Randolph is accomplishing both of these goals, and then some.

Madison Eats Food Tours

Explore Madison’s Foodie Scene

Founded in 2012 by Otehlia Cassidy, Madison Eats Food Tours offer locals and visitors the opportunity to learn about Madison through a food and drink lens.

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