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.
Within ColorfulDreams4U’s newly renovated studio and retail space, a team of memory preservation experts immortalizes visitors’ likeliness during portrait sessions. With up to 24 backdrops available, owners Ron and Gloria can whisk their portrait subjects to exotic locales and landscapes without annoying photo bombs by the Grand Canyon. The studio’s various props—including school desks, picnic baskets, and fire trucks—also allow the skilled picture takers to create vivid, unique scenes. Along with in-studio photography, the duo also shoots weddings and sends its portable Betty in the Spotlight photo booths to birthday parties and special events. For a glimpse of some of their work, check out their online gallery.
While waiting for their photo sessions, clients can browse ColorfulDreams4u’s kaleidoscopic array of gifts, such as designer hats, steampunk jewelry, and pocket watches. The studio’s team also hand-wires one-of-a-kind crystal wedding bouquets with custom arrangements of semiprecious stones, crystals, beads, and flowers.
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
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