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By Rebecca Rehberger and Amelia Compton Wolff   When you think of Wisconsin food, perhaps your mind goes straight for beer, cheese and brats. (Or beer cheese, or cheese brats, or cheese and beer soup – you get the idea.) But there’s more to the Wisconsin food scene than that. There’s something here for every READ MORE

Hot Home Revamps

Posted on Mar. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Looking to update your home in 2017? Consider these top trends. Minimalism is having a serious moment in interior design, and its futuristic appeal is attractive to designers and homeowners alike. The Fox Cities are seeing a merge of the globally trending minimalist style and a rustic elegance rooted in Wisconsin culture. If you’re planning READ MORE

Fox Cities At Work

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Five professionals show us that work in the Fox Cities is anything but boring. Photos by David Jackson, Jackson & Co.   Eric Marcoe, 41 Dream Coach Miron Construction “Most of my day is spent in conversation with people and most of those conversations are me listening. I try to max out my day at READ MORE

The United States of Architecture

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Usonian style is exemplified in this Frank Lloyd Wright replica on Lake Winnebago Photography by Adam Shea Photography Roy Bendickson keeps a stack of books on Frank Lloyd Wright under the bed of the mobile home where he has been living since last summer. His temporary dwelling sits on the lot where his new home, READ MORE

The Year of the Veggie

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Vegetables are having a moment and you’re actually going to like it.   In 2017, vegetables will transition from side dish support to the main meal event in both restaurants and home kitchens. Driving this trend are more meat-eaters experimenting with “flexitarian” (semi-vegetarian) diets and an overall growing interest in healthy eating. Janel Abel, owner READ MORE

Real Wedding: Nate and Laura

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Photography by Melissa Alderton Photography   Laura Robitschek met her future husband, Nate, when they were introduced by mutual friends who had recently begun dating. Soon a romance of their own began to blossom and in 2014, the couple got engaged while hiking in Door County’s Peninsula State Park. They spent the next two years READ MORE

Rustic & Refined

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Farmhouse style reigns at the Winter Parade of Homes   Whether they overlook a cornfield in the country or a side street in the city, farmhouse-style homes are celebrated in the rural landscape as well as the suburbs. The farmhouse, or folk house, is a persistent part of American architecture, adapting to different environments and READ MORE

Moment in Time

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Three exhibits pay tribute to significant anniversaries.   The Road Less Traveled The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a yearlong exploration of art environments titled “The Road Less Traveled.” This series features 16 different exhibitions highlighting the works of 19 art-environment builders. It also incorporates writing and READ MORE

Budget Bites

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A new year brings a slew of resolutions, and fiscal responsibility often tops the list. For those looking to bulk up their savings accounts without sacrificing a dining out addiction, we have the answer. We’ve compiled some of the best eats in the Fox Valley for under $10, so you can eat like a king READ MORE

Original Art at Home

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Tips for buying and displaying your first (or fortieth) piece of art   The art world can feel like an inside joke – one that everyone gets except you. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. When it comes to art, you determine the punchline.   “As I look around my home, the art READ MORE