Sparrow Collective curates a selection of apparel and accessories made by more than 95 independent designers from across the nation. One-of-a-kind dresses, printed T-shirts, and artisanal jewelry are a few of its well-stocked categories, along with art prints and plush toys for children. The boutique has an online shop and a physical location in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. The Bay View shop hosts classes and workshops in which groups learn to use sewing machines and construct their own one-of-a-kind clothes from scratch.
Trina, the fashionista behind Charisma Boutique, has a degree in fashion and retail marketing and a penchant for the alluring styles worn by starlets such as Jessica Alba and Beyoncé. She takes inspiration from those celebrities, filling her boutique with chic handbags, statement jewelry, and footwear that ranges from slinky knee-high boots to pointy high heels. Customers can check out Trina's fashion and beauty blogs for inspiration.
Burbach's Market helps customers stock their freezers and fridges full of high-end meats, from juicy center-cut pork chops to smoked beef to seafood. They even offer frog legs and alligator meat. Skilled butchers freezer-wrap each order on request, and they help hunters process their deer. Burbach's also sends seasoned chefs to off-site banquets and parties for catering, and it rents and sells rotisseries and barbecue supplies for pig roasts.
Signature Service: Gluten-free cooking
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Brands Used: Molly's Gluten-Free Bakery, RP's Pasta
Pro Tip: Deliveries are on Tuesdays, and there [are] more savings with the subscription service.
Since the 1950s, Wingra Boats has outfitted groups and individuals for treks along the serene, wake-free Lake Wingra with their fleet of water vessels. Starting out with a small squad of canoes, the company has grown to include more than 100 canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, rowboats, and standup paddleboards. In addition to supplying rentals, the staff keep limbs limber with yoga?performed on dry land or atop paddleboards?and strengthens cores with standup paddleboard lessons. Youngsters get in on the action during Camp Wingra sessions, where they learn to cast, reel, and ask fishes for any seven cards, or paddle and play aboard kayaks and canoes. The staff also lead guided tours and birding expeditions, and tuck vessels away in a private boat marina and storage facility.