The Hot List: 6 things you should check out in January

Irish coffee from merchant being poured in a glass by a bartender
Photo courtesy of Merchant

Our Kind of Calendar

Two shirtless firefighters, one has a couple kittens, another has a dog named Toro

Photo courtesy of Dane County Humane Society

Puppies, kittens and abs? Oh my. Madison firefighters are helping animals at the Dane County Humane Society through the 2020 Madison Firefighters Calendar. All funds raised from the $20 calendars will benefit DCHS and the more than 9,000 animals in their care each year. Order calendars online here:

Cheers to Beer Made HereLarge book called "The Drink that Made Wisconsin Famous"
“The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous” could be considered the state’s beer bible, as the colossal 752-page tome documents a complete history of brewing and breweries in the Badger State. As you flip through page after page featuring classic cans, famous labels, key players, important dates and vintage advertisements, you’ll learn more than you thought you could about Wisconsin’s beer-making history. Craft beer-loving Wisconsinites will find a lot to love about this book (except for the fact that it was published in Minnesota).

Spell It Out

magnets that spell miscellaneous words

Courtesy of Tossed and Found

Local maker Tossed and Found uses old game pieces, Scrabble tiles and other recycled items to create wall art and decor, complete with sassy sayings. You can also custom order a piece if you’re hoping to display an inside joke or favorite phrase in your home.

Party Like A Pro

blue velvet sofa

Courtesy of A La Crate Rentals

We can picture the Instagram photo shoots on this blue velvet sofa already. A La Crate Rentals isn’t equipped just for galas and large attendance events. Keep rentals in mind for holiday parties or other small events when you really want to impress.

Love For Eva

rainbow artwork in a fram that says "dream big, colorful dreamer!"

Courtesy of Lindsay Letters

Lindsay and Dugan Sherbondy’s daughter, Eva, suffered a traumatic brain injury in August 2019. Thousands have shown their love and support for the Sun Prairie family. Lindsay’s business, Lindsay Letters, curated a stunning collection of artwork titled The Eva Love Collection celebrating their daughter, who is still in recovery.

Fight The Cold

Irish coffee from merchant being poured in a glass by a bartender

Photo courtesy of Merchant

When temperatures creep below zero, it’s time to enjoy a hot libation. Sip on Merchant’s Irish Coffee with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, coffee and whipped cream for a drink that’ll warm you up right away.