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Articles tagged with 'Gifts'


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.


Paper Source opening Sept. 20

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Paper Source is the latest addition to the Bayshore Town Center family, with an opening date of Sept. 20.


Iron Horse Hotel opens Mercantile retail store

Published Aug. 1, 2013

The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., opened its first retail store today. The shop will carry Iron Horse Hotel branded and non-branded gift and fashion items.


My pseudo-Christmas wish list

Published Dec. 12, 2012

After being tasked with putting together an actual wish list, I'm legitimately afraid of the death glare I'll get if I hand over my ultra-practical, completely un-whimsical list of stuff I want. So, I'm posting it here.


Pop-up shop brings Christmas cheer to Grand Avenue

Published Nov. 30, 2012

The Christmas House is a holiday pop-up store with high visibility, located in the Shops of Grand Avenue on the second floor overlooking the Grand Court. Operating in the building that houses one of the city's busiest lunch food courts, it's a good bet that these will be a prosperous few months for owner Kris Ratz.


Local couples differ on gift-giving policies

Published Nov. 25, 2012

Whether or not couples exchange gifts is a personal decision made between partners. Some couples go all out, and spend a lot of time and / or money investing in the ideal offering, whereas others might decide, for practical or financial reasons, that they aren't going to exchange.


Bribing kids with holiday gifts

Published Dec. 19, 2011

I've done it. When my kids acted like jerks, I suggested that they were going to get bricks and onions in their stockings. And you know what? It worked. It stopped them in mid-meltdown.