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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! 

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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.

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Get "In Da Club" with 50 Cent tonight at Plum Lounge.
Get "In Da Club" with 50 Cent tonight at Plum Lounge. (Photo: 50 Cent Facebook)

50 Cent is "In Da Club" tonight at Plum Lounge

Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, pays a visit to Milwaukee tonight as he hosts Plum Lounge's "Thursday Night" with Effen Vodka. 

Plum Lounge's social media accounts have been promoting the appearance and the man DJ Heavy shared it himself on Instagram. This is going down. Tonight. 

Plum owner Mazen Muna confirmed this morning that 50 Cent will indeed be in the house and the response has been huge.

"The response has been non stop since we made the announcement," he told us this morning via Facebook. "There may be a couple of tables left, but the majority of the space is sold out. We will be allowing our reservations and private guest list in first followed by individual invitees followed by the general public. People can feel free to walk up however we will not be able to guarantee entrance as the night goes on further and as we reach capacity. For any more information customers can reach us on the plum lounge Facebook page where we will reply instantly."

Go back in time tonight with the "Get Rich and Die Tryin" mogul. If you'd like a table to dance to "Candy Shop," "How We Do" and "In Da Club," reach out to Plum Lounge via Facebook. Just remember he don't give a f*ck is it's not your birthday. 

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Milwaukee, a great city by the beach? Yes!
Milwaukee, a great city by the beach? Yes! (Photo: Visit Milwaukee)

Vote for Milwaukee as a great city by the beach

Another day, another nomination. 

Milwaukee has been raking in the accolades lately, and today brought in a new one, as the Cream City was nominated by Outdoor Magazine as a best beach town. Beach City, USA. Yes, that's Milwaukee. 

If you're wondering how or why Milwaukee's seen as a beach city, you shouldn't be. Outdoor Magazine shared the method to its ranking madness stating, "We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and, of course, a good beer scene – all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs and towns on the rise." 

Milwaukee certainly meets those standards and much more. This year, Outdoor organized the contest by the type of town, with river, culture, beach and mountain burgs battling it out in their respective brackets until there's one of each remaining. 

In the first round, Milwaukee is pitted against Bellingham, Wash. – and we are not in the lead. So, you have three more days to have your voice be heard and move Milwaukee in the winner's circle. 

So, vote Milwaukee!