Author: Rachel Werner

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The Vibrant Veg

Having a personal chef is often a perk only those making at least a six-figure salary can enjoy. Or at least that used to be the case in Madison before local culinary ace Lauren Montelbano started offering an affordable weekly meal service and private catering via a new moniker, The Vibrant Veg.

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ANEU Med Spa

Medspa. If the image that comes to mind upon hearing that word is of a cold, sterile environment then the soothing ambiance at ANEU Med Spa in McFarland will be an unexpected surprise.

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5 Benefits of Holistic Pet Grooming

Healthy balance is just as important for animals as it is for humans. Which is exactly why Tabby & Jack’s Pet Supplies and Holistic Services, which has locations in the Madison area, tailors its services to suit individual pet needs, aimed at decreasing anxiety for their furry clientele.

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Restaurant of the Week: Brix Cider

Hyperlocal: an apt descriptor for Brix Cider in Mount Horeb. Each moment you spend onsite feels like Wisconsin thanks to an array of goods made by locals that one can peruse walking through the retail area to the cozy ice shanties waiting for guests game to dine outdoors–even in frigid temps.

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Best New Fiction from Wisconsin Authors

Wisconsin is home to a number of published authors. And several of the most successful have new releases on tap for this year. Mystery to Me Bookstore “book barista” Hannah Oxley shares which ones worth pre-ordering or adding to library waitlists—stat.

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Best Local Galentine’s Day Gifts

Feb. 13 (a k a Galentine’s Day) is the perfect time to remind your girl squad that friendship can be just as rewarding as romantic partnership. So no matter which you choose, each of the following Wisconsin-based gifts will signify your female tribe is stronger than ever.

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Restaurant of the Week: Blended

“Bowls that blow your mind” is a tagline Blended consistently delivers on. The micro-café located at Hilldale Madison is an herbivore’s dream by offering 13 different açaí bowls, an equal number of smoothies, 10 fresh-pressed juices and a small selection of pre-made snacks daily.

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Winter’s Wisconsin Author Events

Live readings are happening online over the next few months until local libraries, writers’ groups and bookstores can safely host events back onsite. Dotters Books co-owner Margaret Leonard recommends “saving the date”—and registering early—to be a part of these virtual audiences this month and next.