The Deals and the Dish on Where You Need to Shop
May 6, 2010
02:05 PM
Window Shopping

Updates and Shopping Tidbits

Updates and Shopping Tidbits

One of my favorite HospiceCare Thrift Store finds: this fab chain bracelet

The Gift of Thrift

I need not proclaim my love (again) for the HospiceCare Thrift Store. It’s a bit embarrassing/crazy, actually, how many things I’ve bought from there—until I realize that all of my money goes to a good cause. With that in mind I can hardly contain my excitement that there is another Thrift Store opening on the east side—at 1733 Thierer Rd. A grand opening celebration is on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and attendees will receive a free hotdog lunch with a donation or purchase on this day.

So if you have stuff to get rid of, swing on over, where they’re accepting donations NOW from Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and also at the west side location.

(PS: The last time I was at the Thrift Store I picked up THREE belts and a vintage gold clutch!!! All for $13.)

HospiceCare Thrift Store, 122 Junction Rd. 833-4556. 1733 Thierer Rd. (no number yet).


A Bit of Polish

I admit: I’ve always been a sucker for crazy-colored nail polish. It spans back to my seventh-grade days when a friend and I would breathlesslyHard Candy's polish is now available at Wal-Mart! wait for the Hard Candy nail polish catalog to appear in the mail and we would order polish at a ridiculous $12 a pop. Well, a ridiculous price for seventh-grade standards, that is. I recall I chose Sky—a sky-blue polish and an army-green metallic color. I cherished both. (Side note: when I searched for Hard Candy online, did you know they sell it at Wal-Mart now?! Oh, how I wish my seventh-grade self could've gone there to get it!)

Then I got a bit older and realized that my coworkers might look at me weird if I wore metallic black, yellow or purple polish. Then I got over it and decided that my nail polish was an expression of my style and darn it, if I wanted to wear OPI Russian Navy on my nails, I was going to! That’s why I liked Refinery 29’s recently spread on cute polish colors for the spring. Enjoy!


Relaxation Vacation

Did you partake in Madison Magazine’s Spa and Salon Week? I sure did! The five-day event from April 26–30 featured ten area salons and spas offering three services for the crazy-low price of $99. I chose Indulge Spa, a new-ish place (they opened a year and a half ago) on the east side. I really enjoyed my time there! The staff was friendly, the facilities were soothing and stylish, and I felt quite luxurious, swanning from one spa service to the next. I got a spa pedicure (ahhhhh…), polish change and an amazing massage. To be honest, it was the best massage I’ve ever gotten and I’m already planning on going back to Indulge for another one!

So if you didn’t try out Spa and Salon Week this time, be sure to do it the next time around. I can’t tell you exact dates for next year, but suffice to say, it was so popular with the spas and salons that some of them even booked appointments out past last week to accommodate all of the people interested in doing the $99 deal.

Indulge Spa, 4339 East Towne Way, 249-7047.

Read on for this weekend's events including Gallery Night, a vineyard open house and a charitable shopping event!

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About This Blog

As Madison Magazine's style editor, Shayna Mace writes the monthly "Window Shopping" column about Madison's coolest store owners, products and shops. She also reports on Madison's most stylish people, chic items she loves, store events and sales, and additional dish in her weekly blog. Her favorite places to check out around town are local boutiques, consignment and vintage shops for one-of-a-kind treasures, new restaurants and bars, and anywhere that affords her the opportunity to meet and talk to Madison's most inspirational (and many times, fashionable!) people.

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