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Articles tagged with 'Gifts'


Dragonfly on Brady closing in early 2017

Published June 28, 2016

After 16 years, Annette French plans to close the doors to Dragonfly, 1117 E. Brady St., in early 2017. Dragonfly, a funky hive of new and vintage goodies, was one of the East Side's go-to shops for gifts, clothing, jewelry and unique household items.


Fischberger's plans West Side expansion

Published April 12, 2016

Nine years ago, Sarah and River Ditzenberger opened a delightfully quirky and old-timey variety store called Fischberger's in the Riverwest-Harambee neighborhood. They have now secured a second location.


Holiday hoverboard havoc

Published Dec. 30, 2015

Even since the "Back to the Future" sequels, we've dreamed of having hoverboards. But not like this. The holiday season has been menaced - and, thanks to Twitter, very entertained - by these rolling deathtraps.


Holiday wine guide 2015

Published Dec. 12, 2015

Whether you're looking for a good bottle for the holiday feast, something to uncork in front of the fireplace or for a stocking stuffer for your wine-loving friend, here are a few wines that will make an impression this holiday season.


The Waxwing prepares for opening in "old Pizza Man" space

Published Dec. 10, 2015

After a year of professional and personal soul searching, Steph Davies is very satisfied with where she and her business, Waxwing, have landed. The shop will open next Friday in a new space on the East Side.


#WeWant: Subscription gifts

Published Dec. 6, 2015

Subscription gifts keep on giving. There are a lot of options out there; Nick brought a couple of favorites to WISN this morning including wine, music, and clothes from a local style service.


Makers' boutique pops up near Brady Street

Published Nov. 4, 2015

For some, holiday gift buying season has already begun, and with that in mind husband-and-wife team Jesse Meyer and Kamryn Boelk will host a holiday pop-up boutique featuring the work of 45 makers in their shared studio space.


What's up with Edible Arrangements?

Published Oct. 23, 2015

Today, there are 1,200 Edible Arrangements locations world-wide, including three in the Milwaukee area - Brookfield, Whitefish Bay and Downtown. Opinions on Edible Arrangements are mixed, so OnMilwaukee asked consumers for their thoughts on these artistic fruit bouquets.


The Waxwing lands new East Side space

Published Sept. 9, 2015

The Waxwing, an art gallery and artists' boutique, will move from its Shorewood location to new East Side digs, 1800 E. North Ave. The space - which is four times larger than the current location - is on the corner of North and Oakland Avenues - exactly where Pizza Man was before it was consumed by a fire.


Oniomania turns double digits

Published Jan. 31, 2015

On Feb. 14, 2005, Oniomania - a West Allis-based boutique selling the creations of more than 40 local artists - opened its doors. A decade later, checked in with the owners to get the scoop on the past, present and future of this successful local business.


Smoke / gift shop Blue hits five-year anniversary

Published Jan. 14, 2015

It's been five years since Blue on Greenfield opened in West Allis. The smoke-and-gift shop, located at 7223 W. Greenfield Ave., underwent a couple of big changes since firing up sales in late 2009.


#wewant remix: Shop locally, online

Published Dec. 2, 2014

Shopping online doesn't necessarily mean sending your money out of your community. Milwaukee is home to a number of businesses selling their products online, and I brought two with me to my latest visit to WISN-12 news.


Social Circle: Thoughts on "Black Thursday?"

Published Nov. 16, 2014

Numerous stores will be open on Thanksgiving night for pre-Black Friday shopping. This has caused great delight and disgust in people and so, this week, polled the Social Circle for its thoughts on shopping on Turkey Day.


Jeter's visit to Milwaukee a special experience

Published May 14, 2014

The New York Yankees visited Miller Park over the weekend, and baseball fans from in (and around) Milwaukee were able to watch Derek Jeter play for three days. While the 20-year veteran didn't do anything "amazing" - this opportunity was something special. Seeing a future Hall of Famer always is.