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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sun, 28 May 2017 01:16:01 CDT


Made in Milwaukee: Rishi Tea

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:02:00 CDT

A significant portion of the organic tea consumed in the U.S. has a direct connection to Milwaukee. And it was one man's passion, paired with his natural curiosity for food, herbs and the botanical arts, which formed the foundation for one of Milwaukee's more unusual success stories: Rishi Tea,

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Third Ward's first pop-up bra shop supports breast health, sexiness

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:04:00 CDT

After launching The Vibrant Body Company and selling bras successfully online, Michael Drescher opened the city's first "temporary bra pop-up shop" last week in the Third Ward, 315 N. Broadway St. The pop-up shop will operate through June 20.

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Made in Milwaukee: Koss Headphones

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:56:00 CDT

Michael J. Koss Jr. can't play a single instrument. And yet his family name and company - Koss Headphones - is one of the most essential brands in music, as inventors of the stereo headphones and one of the industry's greatest contributors to actually getting audio into ears.

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8 ways to wear "millennial pink" this summer

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:56:00 CDT

Pantone may have proclaimed that greenery is the color of 2017, but consumers have spoken and they've demanded a very particular shade of pink. In honor of rosewater macaroons and cotton candy, here are eight ways to wear "millennial pink" this year.

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Pet painter captures personalities of animals, owners

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Milwaukee artist Ava Herrider is an animal lover, but it took her a few career changes to settle upon pet portraiture as her full-time job. Last year, she decided to do what moves her: "paint things people love," as she says. In other words, their pets.

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Watch: We get our buds kicked by some locally made hot sauces

Fri, 5 May 2017 18:56:00 CDT

Some people celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas, tacos and other tasty Mexican traditions. OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder and Matt Mueller, on the other hand, decided to celebrate by scalding their taste buds by testing some locally made hot sauces.

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Made in Milwaukee: Lamplight TIKI

Fri, 5 May 2017 08:03:00 CDT

TIKI torches, the outdoor oil lamps synonymous with beach parties and backyard barbecues, aren't made in Maui or Malibu. Nope, the company is based in Menomonee Falls, a city slightly less frequently associated with Polynesian party ware.

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Get free grocery delivery for a year with new Instacart service

Wed, 3 May 2017 15:02:00 CDT

Interested in having your weekly groceries delivered to your home, free of charge, for a full year? There's a new service that will be offering just that. Instacart, a new grocery delivery service, launches in Milwaukee beginning Thursday, May 4.

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New home goods shop, Orange and Blue Co., to open June 17

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:10:00 CDT

Orange and Blue Co. will launch its brick and mortar location during a grand opening on June 17. The 500-square foot shop in Brewers Hill will carry a curated mix of vintage and modern home goods and accessories, including furniture, accents and jewelry.

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Made in Milwaukee: Mofoco Enterprises

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:01:00 CDT

VW built 21 million Beetles up until 2003. Thousands of those iconic Bugs are still on the road, and one Milwaukee company exists solely to build and rebuild their air-cooled engines. Mofoco, started by Randy Henning, is now owned by his son, Roy, and quietly services VW customers around the world.

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Cognizant collisions create community in growing Downtown

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:02:00 CDT

Development is everywhere in Downtown Milwaukee, and everywhere developers want to create gravity. Right? This means creating destinations that attract people and create new energetic places. If you create a new center of gravity, you get more business and attention.

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Sendik's to open April 23 at Corners of Brookfield

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:40:00 CDT

Sendik's Food Markets will open its newest store at the Corners of Brookfield on Sunday, April 23. In celebration of the opening, Sendik's will welcome shoppers with sales at all 16 of its locations as well as four weeks of unique events taking place at the Brookfield store.

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Mequon native creates insole that reduces foot pain from high heels

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:00 CDT

Abby Walker loved wearing high heels, but did not dig the foot pain that went with it. So, she invented an insole that she says allows women to wear high heels four times longer than usual. Her company is called Vivian Lou Insolia.

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Learning what's legal about drones

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:26:00 CDT

Despite some less-than-grand attempts by the FAA to educate the public, drones still remain an issue that most people do not understand, both in their functions and in the laws surrounding them. So let's dig into some of the basics.

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Made in Milwaukee: Carmex lip balm

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:01:00 CDT

In 1937, Alfred Woelbing began making Carmex by hand, pouring the lip balm into the familiar yellow-capped jars in his Milwaukee kitchen. Today the company is based in Franklin and owned by Woelbing's grandson who says, despite rumors, the product is not addictive.

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100 Milwaukee gifts to buy on 414 Milwaukee Day

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:01:00 CDT

Searching for the perfect Milwaukee gift for a dear friend or loved one for 4/14 Milwaukee Day? Buy local -- and buy often -- from this guide of 100 Milwaukee gifts.

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You might want to think twice about selling those home-baked cookies

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:05:00 CDT

In Wisconsin, you can't bake cookies or cakes or brownies at home and legally sell them at a farmer's market or your kids' lemonade stand. But three women are fighting the law with the help of the powerful Institute for Justice.

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Urban spelunking: Riverwest's La Lune Collection

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Industrial buildings with a touch of architectural grace are the perfect shared home, I think, for the Florentine Opera Company and La Lune Collection, a small business carrying on Milwaukee's manufacturing and immigrant traditions.

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Wisconsin Vision CEO talks glasses, new stores, screen time and more

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 07:10:00 CDT

As his company prepares to open two new locations, Darren Horndasch, Wisconsin Vision CEO, talks glasses, screen time, daily wear contacts and more.

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Get lifted lashes at CORA Beauty + Spa

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:01:00 CDT

When I got the opportunity to try a Lash Lift from CORA Beauty + Spa, I literally jumped at the chance. When I learned I could get my lashes lifted - and tinted - without getting extensions put on I was quite intrigued.

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Brighten your day with colored contact lenses

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:01:00 CDT

Spring is upon us, Milwaukee. Why not brighten your day - and eyes! - with colored contact lenses? Watch as our Carolynn Buser shows off some options from Alcon Air Optix at Wisconsin Vision.

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#WeWant: 7 must-haves for a great Milwaukee tailgate

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Summer in Milwaukee just wouldn't be summer without tailgating at Miller Park. Here are seven musts for the best tailgate ever.

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Celebrate Brewers Opening Day without the jersey

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Brewers Opening Day, an unofficial holiday beloved by Milwaukeeans, is just around the corner. Whether you're attending the game or watching from your favorite sports bar, here are some great ways to dress for the occasion without wearing a jersey.

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5 vintage-inspired trends that are back for 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Whether you're seeking elegance or something more jocose, you're sure to find a vintage-inspired trend that piques your attention.

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Amazon brings one-hour delivery to Milwaukee

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:28:00 CDT

Today, Amazon is announcing that it's expanding its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Milwaukee. No word yet on whether or not it will use drones or teleportation or cuddly Yetis to get you the goods so quickly, for $7.99.

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Urban spelunking: New Plum Media headquarters in the Menomonee Valley

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:02:00 CDT

A couple weeks ago, Plum Media turned the dirt to ceremoniously launch $1.85 million in renovation work to turn a former Milwaukee Casket Company shipping and receiving building into its new headquarters. Today, we step inside to take a look around.

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#WeWant: home bar edition

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Sure, you could head out to happy hour or Sunday funday - but why not imbibe in the comfort of your own home? For this edition of the OnMilwaukee #WeWant we bring you some of our favorite wants to add to your own home bar.

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Entrepreneur works to develop children's fashion industry in Milwaukee

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Chloe Allison, a Milwaukee native who attended Alexander Hamilton High School, founded Alli C., a children's wear and accessories business offering beanies, blankets and other accessories for infants, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Does the State Theater/Palms building have a future after last month's fire?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:02:00 CDT

When the former State Theater, 2616 W. State St., burned on Feb. 9, a cry went up on social media as folks who remembered the place as a rock and roll club lamented what looked like the final nail in the coffin of a once vibrant West Side landmark.

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Six playful spring outfits inspired by St. Patrick's Day

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:17:00 CDT

Spring is finally here (until the next snowstorm hits Milwaukee) and we have just the right outfit ideas to help you make an impression this season.

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Customer service still makes the difference at Mequon Ace

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:57:00 CDT

In a market with plenty of big box stores, how does owning a neighborhood Ace Hardware store in this era make sense? Easy, says owners Bob and Kristin Nell. It's about customer service.

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Sendik's announces opening dates for two new Fresh2Go locations

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:40:00 CDT

As millennials and time-strapped consumers of all ages add convenience to the top of their shopping lists, locally owned and operated Sendik's Food Markets announced the opening of two new Fresh2GO locations.

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#WeWant: St. Patrick's Day edition

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

In celebration of the day everyone is Irish we bring you a few of the things we really #WeWant for St. Patrick's Day.

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Let's stop worrying about the daily newspaper

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 19:20:00 CDT

You may be surprised to read this from OnMilwaukee Publisher Andy Tarnoff, but claiming newspapers are dead is at best myopic, and at worst, just wrong. They simply occupy a different place in society now.

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8 fierce female business owners

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:09:00 CDT

Many Milwaukee women are major contributors to local business, so in honor of International Women's Day, here are eight who are providing life-enhancing outlets for Brew City shoppers and, in many cases, building community at the same time.

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Fly over the new arena in Downtown Milwaukee

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 21:01:00 CDT

More than just an arena, the under-construction Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center should become the central hub for recreation and entertainment in Milwaukee. Fly over it now, and see the future.

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#WeWant: Games, games and more games

Sun, 5 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Welcome to #WeWant, a weekly selection of the stuff OnMilwaukee editors and staffers love. This week we cover all things games!

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Sendik's in Shorewood closing

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 20:22:00 CDT

John Nehring and Anne Finch-Nehring, announced Saturday on Facebook that their Sendik's location in the Village of Shorewood is closing.

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Margaret Muza named new Pfister Artist in Residence

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 21:30:00 CDT

The Pfister Hotel, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels and Resorts, today announced Margaret Muza as its ninth resident artist.

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The Forum: 5 slick gadgets worth geeking out about

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 15:26:00 CDT

Do you love technology? Do you marvel at modern gadgetry? If you answered yes, then you're in luck. There are currently a ton of nifty electronics devices on the market for the for the savvy consumer. Here are a few of the best.

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How to wear 6 trends from New York Fashion Week

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Your favorite designers once again took to the runways to show off their 2017 fall collections at New York Fashion Week.

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MilwaukeeHome releases first video

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:31:00 CDT

MilwaukeeHome released its first video today, created by Cody LaPlant. The 1.5-minute video aims to showcase the diversity of both the city of Milwaukee and the MilwaukeeHome clientele.

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Remember Zima? It's returning, clearly

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:56:00 CDT

Hold onto your fanny pack, but MillerCoors released a statement on Friday suggesting that the '90s clear malt beverage would soon be for sale again.

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Milwaukee, a city you "should totally move to"

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:12:00 CDT

Milwaukee's made yet another list: Thrillist Travel's "Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To." Published today, the list highlights 16 "underappreciated cities" that are "all dark-horse candidates to help you author your best move ever."

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Cheap wine uncorks a new winner

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:03:00 CDT

Saturday is National Wine Day, so here's our "two cents" on a $2.89 bottle of wine.

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The Forum: What to expect at the 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Whether you're attending the Auto Show for the family friendly activities or if you're looking to upgrade your current ride, make sure you check out a few of these all-new for 2017 offerings from American, European and Japanese automakers.

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Milwaukee's actually amazing for startups, says Inc.

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:08:00 CDT

Lists are lists, but we should all be proud to share a new one from Inc., "3 Unexpected Places That Are Actually Amazing for Startups." Because, you guessed it, Milwaukee's on it.

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#WeWant: You've lost that lovin' feeling edition

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Oh, you've lost that lovin' feeling this Valentine's Day? Don't worry ... in this edition of #WeWant we have you covered with some of the best therapy inducing products and ideas on this day of love.

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The Map Store is folding after 80 years in Milwaukee

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:01:00 CDT

There was a time that I, and folks like me who love and are fascinated by maps, needed no directions to Milwaukee Map Service, aka The Map Store, currently located at 3720 N. 124th St. But times are changing and this mother of all map stores is folding.

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5 fashion and beauty resolutions from local experts

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:01:00 CDT

Whether you're looking to add exciting new pieces to your wardrobe or follow a healthy skincare routine, the most difficult part of any resolution is stickingwith it. Here are five fashion and beauty resolutions you'll actually enjoy committing to.

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