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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine



Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:16:02 CDT

 



Coming home: Melissa Thornton of MilwaukeeHome

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:05:00 CDT

About four months after she moved back to Milwaukee, Melissa Thornton called her mom and said she wasn't sure what exactly she was going to do, but she knew she was going to somehow "leave her mark" in Milwaukee.


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Boston Store memories

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:03:00 CDT

I read the news this week that Boston Store and its parent company Bon-Ton is finally throwing in the towel, and my first two thoughts were: That's a sad end for a Milwaukee pillar. How did it survive so long?


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Open your closet to more color - and more confidence

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:01:00 CDT

So many women live by the fashion rule that wearing all black is slimming. But instead of focusing on hiding my flaws, I learned that what is truly slimming is having the correct fit.


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18 reasons to move to Milwaukee

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:01:00 CDT

To help toast the city we call home, OnMilwaukee.com partnered with Newaukee to compile this list of "18 reasons to move to Milwaukee." Join us here, won't you? Cheers!


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100 Milwaukee gifts

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:01:00 CDT

Searching for the perfect Milwaukee gift for a dear friend or loved one? Buy local - and buy often - from this guide of 100 Milwaukee gifts.


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Watch how you drive in Downtown Milwaukee, please

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:15:00 CDT

Let's learn from yesterday's tragedy. Think when you drive, and in general let's all pay more attention. Downtown is for everyone, but watch out for people and pedestrians first.


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There's no time like now to take a fabulous fashion risk

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:01:00 CDT

Fashion is about having fun and taking risks. So find that item in your closet that you are waiting to rock at the perfect event, shoes or moment and find a way to wear it now - even at, say, the laundromat.


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First look: MODA3 gets fresh

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 16:21:00 CDT

After 14 years in business, MODA3, 320 E. Buffalo St., has experienced a major overhaul.


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Metro Car Wash begins renovation to double capacity, reduce wait times

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Operating a high-end car wash and auto detailing shop in Downtown Milwaukee is a more delicate dance than you might expect. But if anyone can pull it off, it's Mazen Muna, the owner of Metro Car Wash, 1510. N. Van Buren St.


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Developers tap Kahler Slater for MAC renovations

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:58:00 CDT

Co-developers of the Milwaukee Athletic Club renovation - J. Jeffers and Co. and Interstate Development Partners - have tapped Milwaukee's Kahler Slater to coordinate the project and lead the design work.


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Progress report: IKEA nears completion

Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:03:00 CDT

The Swedish home furnishings superstore is slated to open in Oak Creek on May 16 and we got a chance to go inside for another update. When we visited in January, the 291,000-square foot store building was erected and the skeletons of walls were rising. But here's what we found this week.


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Progress Report: The conversion of The Fortress building to apartments

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:02:00 CDT

The old F. Mayer Boot and Shoe Co. building - aka The Fortress - is in the midst of a major conversion from a variety of uses (industrial, retail, artist studios, band rehearsal spaces and more) into apartments. We went inside to see how the project is coming along.


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7 must-haves for a great Milwaukee tailgate

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:01:00 CDT

Opening Day is literally just days away! Here are seven must-brings for the best tailgate ever.


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What outfit matches your personality?

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:16:00 CDT

You are what you wear. Think about it: If you had to pick an outfit that matched your personality, what would it be?


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A phone call without purpose can have great purpose

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 06:18:00 CDT

A phone call without purpose - "just saying hi, and what's up?" Do it now. Pick someone in your phone that you haven't talked with in months.


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Wearing white is just right to start spring in style

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:01:00 CDT

There's nothing better than the crisp, clean look of a white piece in your wardrobe. It just screams that spring is around the corner.


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Fyxation returns to its roots by buying the 1929 Pedal Milwaukee Building

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee bike company Fyxation, located in Riverwest, has expanded its operation by acquiring the Pedal Milwaukee Building, 3618 W. Pierce St., in Silver City, and on the edge of the Menomonee Valley.


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Kentuckian designs unique retro T-shirts of Milwaukee joints

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:16:00 CDT

Peter Litzau grew up in Milwaukee and lived here as a young adult. Now residing in Kentucky, he started a business called Remember the Tees as a tribute to local places he loved as a kid.


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Former Zak's / Humboldt Gardens building is for sale

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:02:00 CDT

Long after the live music went silent, the former Schlitz tied-house tavern on Humboldt and North that had been home to a number of rock and roll clubs, has been listed for sale.


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Don't fear the fanny pack

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 15:35:00 CDT

I used to have a severe hatred for the fanny pack. They just looked dumpy to me, and I love a good handbag! But after thinking about it and seeing this trend all over the runway, I decided to no longer knock it 'til I tried it.


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IKEA sets opening day in Oak Creek, and it's sooner than expected

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 08:10:00 CDT

After a long wait and no shortage of anticipation among fans of the Swedish home furnishings brand, IKEA announced Thursday morning that its first Wisconsin store will open in Oak Creek at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 16.


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Chicago firm buys Historic PH Dye House in the Third Ward

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 15:08:00 CDT

An affiliate of Singerman Real Estate, LLC, based in Chicago, Illinois, purchased the Historic PH Dye House, a 125,560-square foot multi-tenant office building ar 320 E. Buffalo St., in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward with plans to renovate and re-lease the property.


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Groundbreaking set this week for new Walker's Point apartment building

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:03:00 CDT

Developers Impact Seven and Rule Enterprises will officially break ground on a new $12.2 million affordable-housing project at 704 W. National Ave., in Walker's Point, on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m.


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Gel yes! One woman's search for a lasting mani has a happy end

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:16:00 CDT

After about 30 years of doing my own at-home manicures, I've found a miracle product that deserves two perfectly polished thumbs up: the Sally Hansen Gel Manicure Starter Kit.


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How to style the perfect sexy Valentine's Day date night look

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:01:00 CDT

It's Valentine's Day, and I'm sure a lot of you have plans for a date night with your boo - which means you want to amp up your sex appeal for your attire. So I've partnered with Torrid to style the perfect V-Day date night look!


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Make single look sassy and stylish this Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:56:00 CDT

Being a single lady on Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a sad occasion - especially when you have Galentine's Day! And here's a look that's perfect for your celebration of single-dom with your girlfriends.


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5 reasons to choose a professional skin care line

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:01:00 CDT

It's easy to get lost in the sea of skin care options these days. When you don't know where to start or what info is reliable, how is your skin really going to respond? And what really is the difference between over the counter (OTC) products and professional skin care?


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New shoe shop, Sneex, opening Downtown

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 13:31:00 CDT

Three years ago, Eric James will opened Clicks in Shorewood with the help of Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run DMC. Next week he will open a second shoe shop, Sneex, at 180 N. Broadway.


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Knock-offs? No way, not for these items

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 19:02:00 CDT

Not everything is worth the saving of a few shillings - especially if it makes us really happy. Right?


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What the gel: One woman's search for a lasting mani

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:01:00 CDT

I've been doing my own nails for more years than I care to admit. Throughout that time, I've endeavored to find a nail polish - mostly drugstore brands - that lasts. A manicure that stays intact beyond a couple of days. Here's what I found.


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WATCH: Koss and MilwaukeeHome have partnered to bring you these great headphones

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:01:00 CDT

Late last year Koss and MilwaukeeHome began collaborating on a pair of headphones. Watch and learn all about these two Milwaukee brands coming together!


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7 style questions for a Milwaukee hair expert

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:06:00 CDT

It's so hard to find a hair stylist that just gets you. Well, I found that with Caitlin Howe at Coiffure Salon in Franklin. So, of course, I just had to pick her brain about all things hair.


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MIAD's unique Designship program fills void in management training for designers

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:02:00 CDT

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), Wisconsin's only four-year, private college of visual art and design, is introducing a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program for design graduates throughout Wisconsin.


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Progress report: Oak Creek IKEA still plans summer opening

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:03:00 CDT

The distinctive blue box with the yellow lettering has risen where Drexel Avenue meets I-94 in Oak Creek. But while the exterior of the giant new furniture, home and meatballs emporium looks darn near ready, there's still a ways to go on the inside. We went inside to see.


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Wedding photography in the age of Instagram

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:05:00 CDT

These days, everyone has a great camera in their pockets at all times, and they use it. So, is everyone a wedding photographer? According to Eron Laber of Front Room Photography, it's more nuanced than that.


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Shopping for embellished denim doesn't have to suck

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:56:00 CDT

Denim is a fashion staple - but it's also one of biggest pain in the ass items to shop for. That being said, I've partnered with Seven7 jeans to find my perfect pair of denim - and it was the most painless denim buying experience I've ever had.


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SoHo Boutique to open in Whitefish Bay

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:01:00 CDT

Longtime fashion retailer Stephanie Horne will bring a new clothing shop to Whitefish Bay called SoHo Boutique.


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The Giannis bookmark you need right now

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:40:00 CDT

Shea Serrano and his illustrator, Arturo Torres, of "Basketball (and Other Things)" have released another awesome NBA bookmark. It features Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, and it - like the others in this series - will sell out quickly.


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Now's your chance: Bartlett firehouse is again for sale

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:02:00 CDT

Last summer, when news emerged that local entrepreneur Jalem Getz had purchased the old Ladder 5 firehouse at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. on the East Side, many commenters on social media expressed their own desire to live in a classic old firehouse. Well, now's your chance. It is again listed for sale.


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Get Your Ass In Here: Voyageur Books

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:01:00 CDT

This fresh, tidy - dare we say quaint? - bookshop is located in Bay View and run by two former Renaissance Books employees.


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8 skincare items to help save your complexion from the cold

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:56:00 CDT

With the arctic blast that has hit a lot of the country these last few weeks, we are all in need of upping our skincare game. To help, I've rounded up a few of my fave skincare items that I've found to combat the winter skin blues.


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New partnership powers future for Milwaukee Athletic Club and Elite

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 18:11:00 CDT

Late last year, the Milwaukee Athletic Club announced that it was partnering with Joshua Jeffers, of J. Jeffers and Co and Tony Janowiec, of Interstate Development Partners, LLC - who are both MAC members - on a $30 million renovation set to begin next autumn. This is on top of a new partnership with Elite Sports Clubs that will help reposition the Downtown club.


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Milwaukee's first Drybar opens Feb. 2; here is why you need to get there

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:01:00 CDT

What the hell is a Drybar? Well, it is the ultimate and best place to get a blowout - and next month, Milwaukee will finally have one of its own in the heart of the Historic Third Ward.


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Hayek's Pharmacy closing after 100 years in business

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:56:00 CDT

Historic Hayek's Shorewood Pharmacy will close for good this week after a century anchored on the corner of Downer Avenue and Capitol Drive.


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Check out these "Home Alone" bobbleheads and tarantula, ya filthy animals

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 17:56:00 CDT

For this past holiday season - as well as the 25th anniversary of "Home Alone 2" - the museum added a bobblehead of the most skin-crawling keys to Kevin's makeshift home security system/torture chamber to its official store.


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Chic in the cold: What to wear this winter to look cool while staying warm

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:01:00 CDT

Staying warm and looking chic in this weather isn't easily accomplished. We want to be bundled up and warm - but that compromises our style! Well, here are some things that you need to beat the cold while still looking adorable all at the same time.


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How to beat the Milwaukee winter

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:57:00 CDT

I'm going to beat the Milwaukee winter. I will not be cold again. I will laugh in the face of Snowmageddon. I will be toasty warm when the temperatures drop well below zero. Here's how.


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5 fashion New Year's resolutions you should make for 2018

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:16:00 CDT

Now that 2018 has arrived, everyone is starting their New Year's resolutions. Most are to hit the gym more or drink less caffeine, but how about also adding some fashion resolutions into the mix to make sure you have the most stylish year yet!


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Wedding reception venues guide

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:01:00 CDT

While it's been a tradition for couples to get married in a place of the bride's family's choosing, nowadays weddings can be held almost anywhere a couple desires. Here are some special sites for the bride and groom's consideration.


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