6 Madison things to check out this month

Take a look at our editor's picks for this month.
Midnight Revelry chocolate bars on a plate

Revel, a downtown DIY studio, collaborated with Infusion Chocolates to create its own specialty chocolate bars. The two bars available exclusively at Revel are made with fair trade, sustainable cacao. Instead of flowers for your honey this Valentine’s Day, give Midnight Revelry (pictured), a 70% dark chocolate bar with powdered honey, bee pollen and edible rose petals. The other collaboration, Celebration Bar, is birthday cake-flavored with edible confetti sprinkles. They’re almost too pretty to eat.

six pairs of chopsticks on a piece of wood

Rescued Woodworks owner Jay Kang of Waunakee can make just about anything out of wood, including handcarved, exotic hardwood chopsticks made from rescued wood. How fun would it be to gift these gorgeous chopsticks to your sweetie and order in sushi for Valentine’s Day? Order them at rescuedwoodworks.com.

sleepover set up

Throw a fairy-tale slumber party for the little prince or princess in your life. Madison-based Ash + Arrow Events takes care of consultation, delivery, setup and takedown, and the adorable setups are sure to impress your young houseguests who will giggle the night away in style. Check them out at ashandarrowevents.com.

different drinks with a passport

Shake up your drink routine with the MadCity Cocktails pub passport. The $20 book offers buy-one-get-one-free discounts at more than 150 area bars and restaurants. There’s also a 2020 “Scavenger Hunt” prize for people who are able to identify the 19 places where the passport’s featured photos were taken. The books can be ordered online at madcitycocktails.com

smiling woman's profile wearing a pom pom earring

We can’t resist cute pompom earrings. Local maker and blogger Allison Kelley makes these adorable dangles and sells them at her Etsy shop, HeyAllieShop. Heyallie.com

little kid skiing

The Madison Winter Festival showcases just how much fun Madisonians can have in the winter months. In its 16th year, the fest will offer candlelight skiing, snow sculpting, sledding, ice-skating, games and just about every other winter sport or activity you can think of. Check it out Feb. 1-2 at Elver Park. winter-fest.com