Maija Inveiss

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Maija Inveiss is an associate editor at Madison Magazine. She started as an intern in February 2017 before transitioning into her role as digital content editor for Madison Magazine in June 2017. She’s been an associate editor since January 2021. Maija manages all food and dining coverage for Madison Magazine, along with curating online content, overseeing social media accounts, managing Madison Magazine’s website and newsletters and supervising/writing cover and feature stories. She also writes a monthly print column called “Madison Maker.” Maija graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Journalism (reporting and strategic communications) and French in May 2017. Working for the Daily Cardinal, Madison Commons and the Badger Herald, Maija gained experience with feature writing and news coverage. In her free time, Maija celebrates her Latvian heritage by singing and folk dancing with the Milwaukee group Metieniņš.


Gauri Bansal infuses her Indian culture into functional woodburned creations

Gauri Bansal’s interest in pyrography — an art form involving a woodburning tool used to create patterns on wood or other materials — came out of nowhere.

Dane County Farmers’ Market to start late winter market season

The Dane County Farmers' Market is returning this weekend with the Late Winter Market at Garver Feed Mill.

Best Madison Magazine photos of 2021

Over the past year, Madison Magazine has written stories about notable locals, delicious restaurants, talented artists and the day-to-day happenings impacting our community.

Test your Madison knowledge with ‘The Great 608 Quiz’

Madison Magazine's January cover story is an interactive quiz issue that you'll want to pick up to test your knowledge.

World’s Largest Brat Fest to return to in-person event in 2022 for 40th anniversary

After two years of alternative forms of hosting the event, organizers of the World's Largest Brat Fest are planning to bring back the event to Willow Island in 2022.

Two new businesses open on Madison’s west side, in Middleton

On a weekend filled with holiday shopping, two new businesses opened their doors — one a smoothie shop and the other a colorful boutique.

A dynamic duo keep Middleton’s K-Peppers kicking

Rachel and Eric Kim stay at the helm of the kitchen and in the front of the house.

Metalsmith Martha Fitzmier forges community through her art practice

Martha Fitzmier creates everything from vases to serving spoons and candlestick holders to decorative storage boxes.

Embrace Wisconsin winters with a cabin getaway

Disconnect from your phone, explore a new area, try a new outdoor activity or curl up next to a fireplace during a winter getaway.

Take an adventure in Lake Geneva’s A-frame

A couple renovated and revamped a Lake Geneva home, turning it into a rentable retreat.

The Lake Superior Barn sleeps 20 in a north woods respite

You can invite the whole family, a few friends and anyone else you think needs break in a big barn in the town of Maple.

Let your mind drift in a high-end cabin in the Driftless area

The Mill Creek Cabins offer an idyllic, remote experience in the hills between Richland Center and Viroqua to allow guests to escape into nature.

Four distinctive places to stay in Wisconsin

Stay a couple of nights at one of these unique locales.

9 a-plus a-frames to stay in Wisconsin

A-frame cabins are favorites for those looking for a charming cabin feel.

Revel closing downtown location, transitioning to virtual, event-based model

by closing the location, Revel plans to focus on collaborations, partnerships, pop-ups and private events.

Madison baker selected as Bread Hero of the Midwest by World Bread Awards

Tiptree World Bread Awards USA announced Madison baker Mo Cheeks of Bread & Justice as the Bread Hero of the Midwest.

Everyday Kitchen delivers Wisconsin fare with a twist

Everyday Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant that incorporates local ingredients into its modern American comfort food dishes.

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. has brewed success

Since opening in 1994, the wins continued to stack up for The Great Dane, totaling 80 awards to date in the annual readers’ poll.

Woodman’s Market has become a golden grocer

Out of the 65 wins, most of Woodman's Market wins are in the liquor and grocery categories.

The Old Fashioned creates award-winning Wisconsin fare

With 63 Best of Madison awards so far, The Old Fashioned has been recognized for the classic Wisconsin fare that one may expect.

L’Etoile award-winning, shining star power

By the time Best of Madison rolled around in 1981, L’Etoile was well on its way to institution status. Now, it has won 61 total awards.

Gone, but still some of the best Best of Madison winners

While these businesses are no longer operating in the Madison area, they leave behind a legacy of memories and Best of Madison awards.

Maria Amalia is a storyteller through her papermaking practice

Maria Amalia tells stories of home, immigration, memories and shared journeys within the community.

Sun Prairie music teacher selected as semifinalist for Music Educator Award presented by Grammy Museum

The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum announced the semifinalists for the Music Educator Award Wednesday, and this year's list includes a music teacher from Sun Prairie's Patrick Marsh Middle School.

8 local curd burgers you can enjoy year-round

While the CurderBurger is a first for Culver's, a few Madison restaurants have crafted their own renditions featuring cheese curds.

A culinary trip around The Globe

With dishes inspired by more than 20 countries, this North Henry Street spot has the range of a worldwide culinary tour.

11 vendors pop up in two State Street storefronts

The Madison Pop-Up Shop Program opened The Culture Collectives Pop-Up Shops Friday.

Tory Miller’s Estrellón to close permanently

After seven years on West Johnson Street, Estrellón announced on social media it will be permanently closing its doors.

Tom Bartlett of Sylva Spoon whittles local urban wood into beautiful, usable cookware

Tom Bartlett specializes in green woodworking, a craft that utilizes softer woods that can be carved using hand tools.

Gallery: Wollersheim Winery harvests grapes for its finest red wine

Domaine Reserve uses grapes from the oldest vines, which are nearly 50 years old.

Meet the artist behind the Grace Coffee Co. art

If you've ever walked into a Grace Coffee Co. location, you've seen and admired Julie Vornholt's artwork.

5 locally crafted hard apple ciders

As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and this fall we’re embracing that mantra by sampling hard ciders from local purveyors.

The Wisconsin Book Festival announces fall celebration schedule

The festival will be Oct. 21-24 with more than 20 events from authors.

Hilldale plans to expand to create more space for retailers and restaurants

The expansion will add more businesses, an ice rink, an expanded farmers market and more.

Maly Vang weaves her Hmong heritage into modern macramé wall art

While she creates all sorts of wall hangings and some other macramé accessories, over the past couple years, Vang has become well known for her xauv-inspired pieces.

Stoughton bookstore launches GoFundMe in effort to go mobile

Since opening in January of this year, Itty Bitty Bookstore has only grown, and now the owner is looking for a new way to share her mission.

Madison Night Market to return this week after year-long hiatus

After a year without markets, Madison's Central Business Improvement District is bringing back the Madison Night Market Thursday.