Hot List: 6 local businesses we love in January
A ceramic artist, juice company and deep-fried treat are among the picks.
🔥 Every Madison Magazine Hot List from 2021
Browse the in-print versions of the monthly editors' picks page.
Editor’s Note: Madison has layers
I am constantly discovering new subsets of Madison life. The stories unfold endlessly, layers upon layers, further expanding my understanding and perspective of this place.
13 holiday home designs we can’t stop staring at
These locals have decked the halls ... and the bathrooms, banisters, kitchen and kids' rooms.
These creative advent calendars might inspire your next one
Madison mom Amy Stanford creates magazine-worthy advent calendar concepts for her kiddos
6 things our editors love this December
Check out these items and businesses in the Madison area.
Madison baker to appear on Food Network’s gingerbread competition
Christina Schubert creates a masterpiece on "Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown," airing Nov. 29
Editor’s Note: A snowy state of mind
We didn’t totally plan this, but this issue turned into quite the celebration of winter.
6 businesses worth checking out this November
A notable newsletter, ethically produced winter wear, dog cupcakes, local coffee and more in this month's hot list.
The Best of Madison Legacy Awards
In honor of the list’s 40th year, we’re delighted to look back on the poll’s history and introduce The Best of Madison Legacy Awards.
‘Madison’s Place,’ The Edgewater wins big
The Edgewater Hotel tops the list of Best of Madison Legacy Winners with 95 total wins.
Eno Vino has popped the best bubbly
Since its first award in 2005, Eno Vino, along with its sister restaurant, Eno Vino Downtown, have garnered 55 wins.
Editor’s note: Heart
When inspiration struck me for this month’s cover story, The Amys, I didn’t realize just how profoundly moved I’d be by the award winners our committee selected.
The Amys: Honoring women entrepreneurs in memory of Amy Gannon
To keep her torch ablaze — as was Doyenne’s call to action after Amy Gannon’s death — we are lifting up five women who embody the work and progress Amy Gannon so fiercely championed.
The Amy Award Winner: Vanitha Suresh
Vanitha Suresh has accomplished an incredible list of professional and personal feats that showcase her creative talents and passions.
The Strategist: Rebekah Stephens
As the business development manager with Common Wealth Development for nearly three years, Rebekah Stephens used her own experiences and strategic skillset to uplift startup business owners.
The Free-Thinker: Tania Ibarra
Tania Ibarra helps young businesses navigate structures that weren’t built for them, and she guides companies through a nonthreatening process of intentional and effective equity work.
Jocelyn Scholarship: Leta Samsa
High school senior Leta Samsa has worked hard to find her way in school.
6 Madison Magazine favorites in October
Check out a prebiotic drink, massive stuffed cookies, resin decor, hot sauce and more.
Editor’s Note: PSL, please
I like pumpkin spice lattes and a lot of other “basic” fall things, and I do not care what comedian Bo Burnham thinks about it.
The great home update
Step inside a few area homes that might spark an idea.
A modern couple refreshes a Sun Prairie home built in 1894
Ryan and Chloe Homan ended up with was a farmhouse that was surrounded by not one, but nearly seven acres of land in Sun Prairie.
Renovating couple took their place from demo disaster to dream home
This renovating couple didn’t feel a spark for this Nakoma fixer-upper until it was already partially gutted. Then they turned it into a house tailor-made for their family.
6 businesses to check out in September
This month our editors selected local items including Ugly Apple Cafe's marmalade, art bikes, a neon sign business and more.
Editor’s Note: The stars in my eyes
A night at Washburn Observatory left me with a newfound appreciation for the starry sky above.
Seeing stars in the Madison area
It’s time to stop looking down at your phone and look up at the stars.
Amateur astronomers and astrophotographers take a deep dive into space
Locals celebrate and capture the beauty of what can be found in the night sky.
7 places to stargaze around Madison
Light pollution is a hindrance to stargazing in Madison, but here are a few spots in the area where you can set up camp for a night of observing.
Get out there and stargaze with local events and groups
Here are nine opportunities to connect in person with like-minded star fanatics in the Madison area.
Cherry-pick design elements from this town of Westport home’s bathroom for your next project
The bar has risen in bathroom design in recent years, and this town of Westport home showcases recent trends and rules that were just waiting to be broken.
6 local things our editors love this August
Nonalcoholic beer, a new book, vegan conchitas, espresso lemonade and more in this month's hot list.
Editor’s note: The best is BACK
Our last Best of Madison issue was sent to the printer on March 8, 2020 — six days later, the world shut down.
The Amys: Call for Award Nominations
Madison Magazine partners with Mike Gannon to spotlight and award local women in honor of Amy and Jocelyn Gannon
2021 Best of Madison Editors’ Picks
Our editorial team picked some businesses, initiatives and people that have stood out over the past year.
5 Madison-area locals giving us fit-spiration
Q&As with fitness fanatics who share their 2021 goals, their favorite equipment, post-workout snacks and more.
6 local things our editors love this July
Limoncello, handmade tortillas, a podcast, beauty products and more.
A duo enjoys the perks of luxury apartment living
Whitney Doering and Lincoln Durham are among many young professionals enjoying luxury apartment living in Madison.
Madison menu items that celebrate Pride Month 🌈
Local restaurants and bakeries offering some rainbow-themed goodies, many that support LGBTQ causes
Dineo Dowd heads out on outdoor adventures with her family
Dineo Dowd always comes prepared on a kayak outing.
GALLERY: Madison BCycle’s Art Bikes have hit the road
Nonprofits partner with local artists to highlight positive changes in Dane County through artwork on e-bikes