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Monday, July 14, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 62.0° F  Fair


On Wisconsin

As freshmen at UW-Madison in 2004, dorm-mates Troy Vosseller and Ben Fiechtner toyed with starting various enterprises -- a dating service for students, a gas-delivery service for mopeds. Finally they decided on a business celebrating the Wisconsin lifestyle -- dairy products, football and all. >More
 For the fleet of foot

They look like gazelles dashing down the street, making it all seem so effortless. As you look at the seasoned runners galloping gracefully across the Madison landscape, you picture yourself as a sluggish hippo watching them pass you by. You think, "I wish I could do that...." >More
 One of a kind

Looking for a shopping experience that's more blissful than stressful? Free from pushy salespeople and high prices? A space splashed with lively colors, filled to the brim with charming merchandise and bowls of free candy? Believe it or not, this is not just shopping fantasy. >More
 The bride wore DeVillo

In July, nearly everyone has a wedding to attend. Whether you're a guest, a groomsman or a florist, right now weddings are a popular topic of conversation. However, no one has wedding bells on the brain more than the bride-to-be. I would know, as someone who's engaged and experiencing all of those inevitable bumps along the road to betrothal. >More
 Meow Mix

When it comes to pets, it seems, all the attention goes to the dogs. With doggie couture and designer canine carriers on every celebutante's arm, our little feline friends might feel a bit left out. Want to show your kitty some extra love? Then visit MadCat for pet supplies that pamper man's other best friend. >More
 Something for everyone

For people who have lived and shopped in Madison since forever, Orange Tree Imports is a local landmark. >More
 Elegance for all

Do you daydream about a weekend getaway in Door County, but don't have the time? If you have a minute, visit downtown's Patricia Shoppe for the next-best thing. >More
 A little Harajuku at Madison's High Noon Saloon

On Sunday night, the typically Wild West-themed interior of the High Noon Saloon took on the look of Tokyo's flamboyant Harajuku district during the "Street Fashion: Spring in Tokyo" fashion show, put on by local clothing designer Charity Robinson. >More
 Convenience with a conscience

Do you ever walk into a convenience store and wish for more than doughnuts, microwaveable burritos and rolling hot dogs that have been there since prehistoric times? Then look no further than the newly opened MoCo Market, a modern spin on the same-old, same-old convenience store. >More
 Toys for tough people

Is 'Ironman finisher' on your I'll-get-around-to-doing-that-someday' life list? Well, you might feel ready to check it off when you enter Endurance House, a sanctuary for stamina junkies, beginner and expert alike. >More
 Paradise found

The Garden of Eden is right here in Madison. Exotic flowers bloom in every corner, the intoxicating scent of hyacinths and freesia saturates the air, and friendly animals roam about freely. You see plenty of things that tempt you, though no evil snakes or apple trees. >More
 Clothes with a conscience

Shopping is a selfish activity that benefits only one person: You. Except what if you not only made yourself happy with your shopping habit, but also benefited others? >More
 Big-box couture

Got champagne taste and crave designer duds on a beer budget? Fear not, frugal fashionistas of Madison ' your day has arrived. >More
 Simply perfect

Little Luxuries is a gift boutique that can force even the most selfless shopper to come away with a few self-gratifying goodies. >More
 C'est chic

Van Wart's personal style and her flawless eye for fashionable pieces are on display throughout the store. She admits, 'Twigs is simply an expanded version of my own closet.' >More
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