Author: Shayna Mace

Shop local: Last minute gift ideas

Christmas and Hanukkah are right around the corner. If you still have gifts to buy, don't panic. Style expert Shayna Mace has her favorite picks for some last minute gift ideas.

Dynamic Duos: Meet 4 Madison powerful pairs

We met with 4 cool couples for Valentine's Day

Crafting the perfect meal is a careful dance of not too much of one ingredient, and not too little of another. And Tory and Kristine Miller complement each other in all the best ways—like a wonderful dessert to cap off a fabulous meal.

7 top February events to put on your calendar

Don't miss these dances, exhibits and more

DANCE "bare" Feb. 3-4 As the name suggests, Madison Ballet’s “bare” promises ballet in its purest form in this mixed repertory work, taking place Feb. 3 and 4 in Bartell Theatre’s 200-seat Drury Stage. View pieces by up-and-coming choreographers Jin-Wen Yu from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s dance program and New York-based Jacqueline Stewart, who has staged works with the ballet in the past. “This is probably our most experimental show of the year,” says Gretchen Bourg, Madison...

4 capital city creatives

Artistic souls who've honed their design skills

Meet four of the city’s inspired and artistic souls who’ve honed their skills for design into wearable—and hangable—art.

Meet five of Madison's most fashionable people

Fashion is an integral part of these Madisonians

These fashion-forward Madisonians prove that style isn’t just throwing on whatever’s clean—it’s an integral part of who they are. Read on for five inspirational people who could give all of us a little schooling in panache. 

Big-City Style at McFee on Main

McFee on Main is a must-shop in Mount Horeb

Sometimes you get a feeling when you walk into a boutique—the owner just gets it. And McFee on Main is one of those places. 

7 March performances and exhibits

You won't want to miss these top events.

Between the Wisconsin Film Festival, comedy performances, concerts, art exhibits and more, March offers a variety of entertaining events you don't want to miss.

Curate your dream space at Brown & Beam

Visit this new Middleton décor store

If you’ve got a couch that’s showing its age or a rug that could use a refresh, head over to Brown & Beam, a new 6,800-square-foot home décor/furniture store in Middleton to get inspired. Owner Lora Brown opened the spacious showroom in November and wants it to be a “shopping destination.”

American Provenance makes awesome apothecary

Blue Mounds company offers all-natural products

Located on his family's farm in Blue Mounds, Kyle LaFond's American Provenance is a line of apothecary products made with all-natural essential oils, coconut oil, shea butter and more. As a former middle school science teacher, LaFond jokes he was inspired to make safer, natural body-care products after smelling a "chemical fog of Axe Body Spray and other products" from his students in the hallways.

Website focuses on Madison weddings

Ever heard of The Knot? Well, Love, Madison Weddings is like a curated version of this comprehensive wedding planning website—only it focuses on just our capital city. 

Tradition Children's Market is a hot tot spot

Middleton boutique offers fashionable kids' duds

Having a child doesn’t mean your only choices to dress her or him are in pink and ruffles or navy and superhero T-shirts. Tradition Children’s Market in Middleton disproves that handily with its enviable selection of high-quality, fashionable kids’ duds. In fact, you might wish they carried your size in addition to 2T up to size 7 (I did).