By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Sep 05, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Milwaukee is officially a Pretty City, and we mean more than the sunset views over the downtown skyline. is a national "directory of indulgence," with spa and salon reviews, product searches and treatment trends for more than 50 cities across the country. recently launched to provide a source for all things beauty related in Brew City, and it would like it introduce itself, the proper way.

Milwaukee's Pretty City is hosting a "beauty bash" Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Decibel Nightclub, 1905 E. North Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to try treatments from area spas and salons while watching the latest fall fashions from EssElle and Get Newd strut down the catwalk.

And like any posh event, desserts and martinis are on the house. Each guest will take home a Pretty City signature beauty bag full of full-sized products courtesy of Chemistry Salon Labs, Victoria's Secret Beauty, Nature's Path, Charles Worthington London, Blistex & Lumene.

If you're interesting in attending, RSVP at

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”