Art

Beyond The Surface

Typifying the millennial side-hustle, Madison artist Selia Salzsieder explores body politics in her art while working as a preschool teacher.

Feminine Muses

Madison aims to turn the controversial history that is women in theater on its head, as these fabulously feminist playhouses make room for a new kind of female lead.

Selling Magic

When her kindergarten teacher asked the class what they wanted to be when they grew up, Jane Wilcoxson had a ready answer: she wanted to be an artist.

Beauty + Style + Fashion

Fair Indigo’s Ethical Attire

Madison’s own Fair Indigo has been in business since 2006, and plans to be around for the long haul, selling their popular women’s 95/5 tees (95 percent organic cotton, 5 percent spandex) along with organic clothing for men and kids.

Laquerus’ Bold Beauty Concept

A little primp and polish never hurt nobody. But Laquerus owners Jennifer Lane and Priyanka Verma are pushing the envelope on nail care.

Brava Events

BRAVA Event Recap

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

THRIVE Career Workshops | 2019

THRIVE Career Workshops | 2019

Join BRAVA for this action-oriented professional development workshop series in 2019. Gain immediate skills and outcome strategies that will create more fulfillment, effectiveness and success in your career–and your life.

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.

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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.

RAVES & FAVES 2018

The annual BRAVA Raves & Faves is a gal’s guide to Madison’s best locally-owned businesses. Curated by BRAVA readers, for BRAVA readers.

Dwell

Create Your Own Meditation Space

Creating a beautiful meditation sanctuary at home need not be complicated. A small, quiet corner and some essential props can transform your space into a personal oasis of calm.

No Need To Get Cold Feet

Floors heated with electric wire or circulating warm water have so much to offer homeowners, especially during cold Wisconsin winters.

Eats + Drinks

Budding Bistro

Fresh, simple, delicious. These three words neatly sum up the experience one is likely to have at The Heights Kitchen.

Grab ‘n Go…Back for More!

The Heights’ grab ’n go section is stocked with high-end products meant to ensure their customers leave satisfied whether dining in—or out.

Engaging Community

Governor’s Plan Would Boost Doula Pay

In February, Gov. Tony Evers introduced his state budget, including an initiative called Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, which would provide funding for doulas to serve women of color as part of a wider effort to support black infant and maternal health.

Features

City Sojourns

The Midwest might be considered flyover country, but the quality of art, architecture, cuisine and shopping in many of our cities can compete with the caliber of the coasts.

Finance + Career

In The Hole

‘Tis the season to rack up credit card debt. With a mortgage, car payments and student loans stacking up, extra holiday spending can tip personal debt over the edge of sustainability.

Turning a Vocation into a Career

Successfully turning your talent into a prosperous career can be tricky. Salon owner Kati Whitledge shares the story of her own professional progression.

Teen Money Talks

Teens aren’t known for always making the best choices. When money is involved, “It’s good to do that in a safety net,” says Amy Crowe, a financial education specialist at Summit Credit Union.

Health + Wellbeing

Governor’s Plan Would Boost Doula Pay

In February, Gov. Tony Evers introduced his state budget, including an initiative called Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, which would provide funding for doulas to serve women of color as part of a wider effort to support black infant and maternal health.

Migraine Options Beyond Medication

Those unlucky enough to be familiar with migraines know they are more than a simple headache. Thus, they don’t usually respond to standard over-the-counter treatments.

Jaunt

Cabin Fever

This winter, skip the airport and the tropical beaches and instead escape with your ski buds, your girl group or your significant other on a snowy cabin getaway.

Local Women

Governor’s Plan Would Boost Doula Pay

In February, Gov. Tony Evers introduced his state budget, including an initiative called Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, which would provide funding for doulas to serve women of color as part of a wider effort to support black infant and maternal health.

Ms. Milele Retires from UMOJA

After nearly 30 years at the helm, Milele Chikasa Anana, 85, retired as UMOJA’s publisher in November and sold the magazine to the Urban League of Greater Madison.

Shops + Services

Crunchy Marvel

Much like the invention of chocolate chip cookies and popsicles, Nutkrack’s creation was a happy accident.

Sponsored Content

THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE YET

On October 15th, Design for a Difference made history by completing the largest charity design makeover in the country!

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.

Web Exclusive

Governor’s Plan Would Boost Doula Pay

In February, Gov. Tony Evers introduced his state budget, including an initiative called Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, which would provide funding for doulas to serve women of color as part of a wider effort to support black infant and maternal health.

Bask in Elegance at The Last Hotel

Located in a refurbished shoe factory in the Garment District in St. Louis, The Last Hotel opens this summer and can be booked starting July 1.