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A Cermak Fresh Market, Luci Boutique and more are coming to Freshwater Plaza.
A Cermak Fresh Market, Luci Boutique and more are coming to Freshwater Plaza. (Photo: Wangard Partners )

Luci Boutique to open Walker's Point location

Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood continues to grow into a full-fledged community with an eclectic dining and bar scene, antique shops, salons and more. One piece that isn't quite there yet is retail.  It's coming, though. 

Much of the development – including news gleaned from Luci Boutique today – is courtesy of the concept developing at the forthcoming Freshwater Plaza located at 1st and Greenfield. One of the tenants, Luci Boutique, announced today that it will be one of the first locally based retail options at the Freshwater development. The retailer hopes to open October 15. 

The new Walker's Point development also includes a Cermak Fresh Market and other national and regional tenants and will be the gateway to the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, one of the most high-profile developments within the Milwaukee Water Corridor.

Luci Boutique has three locations in greater Milwaukee including Downtown at 706 N. Milwaukee St., East Town Square in Mequon, and a Wauwatosa location at  1430 Underwood Ave., that will be closing soon.

Get your ice cream delivered with #UberIceCream from Uber this Friday.
Get your ice cream delivered with #UberIceCream from Uber this Friday. (Photo: )

We all scream for #UberIceCream this Friday

The hottest days of summer are here again, but Uber is giving Milwaukee a reason to chill out this Friday. 

That's right, Downtown Milwaukee may not currently have a ton of ice cream options but (at least for one day) you can order cold, sweet treats on demand with #UberIceCream.

Friday, July 15, Uber is bringing a frozen favorite back for the fifth year in a row. It's a global promotion with local flavor, and it’s as simple as tapping a button on the Uber app. This year the company is serving up Magnum Ice Cream Bars and you'll get delivery of 4 for $10. Some lucky requestors might even get their ice cream via Pedal Tavern!

Here's how it works:

  1. Open the Uber app on Friday, July 15, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  2. Set your location and request ICE CREAM
  3. If connected, order away and ice cream will be delivered curbside in minutes

Of course, typically the Uber app is used to connect riders and drivers but Uber has done promotions with on-demand puppies and kittens and on-demand Goodwill clothing pick-ups. This ice cream promotion is the company's largest on-demand campaign to date.

Milwaukee is one of 400 cities doing Uber Ice Cream.

Cheane Sartler, owner, is ready to welcome you to Honeycomb Salon.
Cheane Sartler, owner, is ready to welcome you to Honeycomb Salon.

Honeycomb Salon sweetens up Whitefish Bay

Last week a new organic lifestyle-friendly salon opened in the heart of Whitefish Bay. Cheane Sartler's (formerly Cowle) dream of owning her own salon came true when all the pieces came together for Honeycomb Salon, 111 E. Silver Spring Dr., in Whitefish Bay.

After getting her start at Vici Beauty School, Cheane spent 14 years building a clientele at Actaea Works and then Luxe in Shorewood. She also spent five years as a lead trainer helping other stylists learn the trade, but always wanted more. Enter side-stage: Honeycomb Salon. 

A former medical office, Honeycomb is now filled with light and is warm and inviting. The space has a sunny, upbeat atmosphere and features six stylists who will focus on natural care products and styling. They come from a handful of other local salons and have a wealth of experience under their belts. (Including my sister, Kathy Buser.)

Honeycomb uses the color line All-Nutrient, which is void of parabens (preservatives often used in mainstream cosmetic products) and ammonia, as well as being sulfate- and gluten-free. Honeycomb also carries natural hair care lines such as Neuma, which is free from synthetic fragrances and other toxic ingredients.

Consumer-friendly VERB products – all of which are $14 – will be used in the salon and available to purchase. Every VERB product is cruelty-free, with no harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten. Clients will also get to experience products from Evo, a luxurious brand from Australia that is sulphate-, paraben-, dea-, tea- and propylene glycol-free products. 

Brides to be, take note: Honeycomb wants to make your day even more special. The full-service salon will be a hub for weddings and specialize in making you, and your wedding party, the best they can be. 

You'll see me again soon at Honeycomb, especially to see my stylist and sister, Kathy. So, make an appointment soon! 

Relax with 100 of your new best friends at Camp Halcyon this summer.
Relax with 100 of your new best friends at Camp Halcyon this summer. (Photo: Camp Halcyon)

Sign me up: Camp Halcyon, aka summer camp for adults

halcyon – ([hal-see-uh n) adj. – a period of time that was idyllically happy and peaceful

Summer camp may be just a fond, faded memory in your head, nostalgic and missed. But a new camp aims to bring that fantastic feeling back -- for the adult. 

Camp Halcyon will launch this summer and is made just for you -- the hard-working, short-on-time and stressed-out adult -- and me! Think peaceful, fun-filled days and roaring fires by night. But then, think more than just juice boxes and PB&Js. 

Think craft cocktails from Boone & Crockett, freshly tapped beer from Enlightened Brewing Company, and wine from Stone Throw Winery. Think about twists on camp food for your three chef-prepared daily meals, a nightly s'mores bar, after-hours food and much more. 

This isn't glamping by any means; you will indeed be sleeping in a cabin with three others who will become your new best friends. When you wake up you can walk down to the water and get a Stag Barbershop hot shave, attend a wine tasting in the afternoon, get in a sunset canoe ride and spend the evening at the Campfire Lounge + Cocktail Bar presented by Boone & Crockett.

Milwaukee native Andrew Griswold and his family will make sure you have the time of your life. They have plenty of experience in the camp business -- including 25-plus years of catering -- though this is their first foray at their own camp. They want to make sure you have all those warm fuzzy feelings both while you are there and when you get home.

Camp Lakota in Wautoma will turn into Camp Halcyon from July 7-10 and, hopefully, will become one of your (plus 100 other campers') new favorite summer tradition. For $399 you get irreplaceable memories, food and drink, accommodations, your camp activities, a sweet-ass gift bag and the time of your life.

Hopefully, I will see you there.