After starting a food blog to document recipes, Sujhey Beisser of Five Senses Palate decided to explore becoming a personal chef after she successfully donated a five-course dinner for a fundraiser. “I still share recipes from time to time, but my main focus is cooking for dinner parties and special occasions.”
Milwaukee boasts an abundance of world-class bars and restaurants all throughout the city. As more public spaces continue to open and we brace for a return to a post-pandemic world, happy hours will soon become a regular staple of daily life. When that time comes, these are some of the best Milwaukee happy hours to indulge in.
There’s nothing sweeter than springtime in Wisconsin—well, except for the plethora of unique, decadent and totally Instagrammable desserts that are cultivated within the state and available year round. Here are some of the best Instagrammable dessert spots in Wisconsin.
Shawna Jade Enright is the owner of West Bend’s Kalon Salon + Extension Bar and Kalon Extensions, a 100-percent cruelty-free mink eyelash line. In the spring, Enright even added “bicoastal hairstylist” to her resume, flying from Wisconsin to Phoenix every few weeks to provide services to Arizona-based clients.
Looking to get crafty this spring? Revel, a modern DIY studio and event space in Madison, has launched its reservation-only Craft Club, now through May 29 on Saturdays.
Eye-catching threads aren’t just for coastal towns because Wisconsin is proof quality fashion labels are cropping up around the Midwest. Whether upscale activewear, lake attire or urban garb is the desired #ootd, there’s a local business to match the vibe of any occasion—and savvy fashionista’s personal style.
Kelly Kussman is the founder Cayla Gray, a luxury clean fragrance company that was named after her first child, who tragically died in 2017. “I really wanted to create a legacy that not only honored the beauty and heartbreak of this bittersweet experience, but also fueled my personal passion for fragrance.”
Milwaukee Art Museum, which recently reopened, will offer both online and in-person events for the whole family this spring. Visitors can also enjoy exploring new artworks and exhibitions on the main and lower levels.
Dominique Lenaye of Stoughton-based Itty Bitty Bookstore, the only Black-owned bookstore in Dane County, hand-selects books with the community in mind. “Itty Bitty Bookstore was created to diversify each and every one of our book collections with authors and characters from different marginalized groups.”
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.