December 2011

December 2011

In This Issue

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

It's a very brilliant Christmas when you shop for these clever and colorful gift ideas—all based on the season's hottest must-haves for him, her and the little ones!

The King of Madison's Carnival

The King of Madison's Carnival

John Roussos’ New Orleans Take Out was one of the city’s first Creole restaurants

Madison Food Escapes

Madison Food Escapes

Dine in the city—but feel like you're a world away

Departments

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Departments

Delving into Design

Delving into Design

Meet three participants in Design MMoCA 2012

Unhappy Days

Unhappy Days

A Madison man looks for love and fulfillment in "My American Unhappiness"

A Big-Box Success Story

A Big-Box Success Story

Williams-Sonoma's above-and-beyond customer service has us hooked

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Toffee Tippler

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Toffee Tippler

The Atomic Koi's treat is cosmically stellar

Rich and Red French Wines

Rich and Red French Wines

These great red French wines are coveted and affordable

Bellini's Classic Italian Fare a Tasty Treat

Bellini's Classic Italian Fare a Tasty Treat

This family-owned eatery uses recipes passed down for generations

Buck and Honey's in Sun Prairie has a Posh Tavern Atmosphere

Buck and Honey's in Sun Prairie has a Posh Tavern Atmosphere

It's a supper club, made modern

The King of Madison's Carnival

The King of Madison's Carnival

John Roussos’ New Orleans Take Out was one of the city’s first Creole restaurants

A Shortbread Full of Sugar and Spice

A Shortbread Full of Sugar and Spice

It's a Christmastime favorite!

A Glamorous Season

A Glamorous Season

Fulfill all of her holiday wishes with sparkling selections from area jewelers

The Wireless Home

The Wireless Home

Mobile and wireless technology converge to make home media more fun, less cluttered and more useful than ever

Chiripa's Fun, Fabulous Fiesta

Chiripa's Fun, Fabulous Fiesta

Find handcrafted pieces from south of the border for fun home décor and gifts

Four Stylish Chicago Hotels

Four Stylish Chicago Hotels

Find swank rooms, delicious dining and decadent spas—plus decidedly unique perspectives on the city

Revamp Your Look With These Four Mini-Makeovers

Revamp Your Look With These Four Mini-Makeovers

Hello, holiday get-togethers: time to spice up your routine!

A Workplace Culture Crafter

A Workplace Culture Crafter

A local expert helps companies leverage a diverse workforce’s strengths and assets

A Singer is Home for the Holidays

A Singer is Home for the Holidays

Kyle Ketelsen performs in the Madison Symphony Orchestra's "Christmas Spectacular"

December 2011 Event Highlights

December 2011 Event Highlights

It's a most wonderful time of the year to be an arts enthusiast

Orthopedic Health

Orthopedic Health

Options for orthopedic patients are becoming more plentiful

Aging and the Brain

Aging and the Brain

New research on old age and the brain yields surprising results

Targeted Strategies for Tough Times

Targeted Strategies for Tough Times

While many financial service providers nationwide have faltered because of the economy, these local organizations continue to thrive

What Makes People Happy at Work?

What Makes People Happy at Work?

Four questions to ask your workplace on its journey to becoming a great place to work

Hot Off The Shelf December 2011

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Dining Out

A Big-Box Success Story

A Big-Box Success Story

Williams-Sonoma's above-and-beyond customer service has us hooked

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Toffee Tippler

Hip Sips Cocktail of the Month: Toffee Tippler

The Atomic Koi's treat is cosmically stellar

Rich and Red French Wines

Rich and Red French Wines

These great red French wines are coveted and affordable

Bellini's Classic Italian Fare a Tasty Treat

Bellini's Classic Italian Fare a Tasty Treat

This family-owned eatery uses recipes passed down for generations

Buck and Honey's in Sun Prairie has a Posh Tavern Atmosphere

Buck and Honey's in Sun Prairie has a Posh Tavern Atmosphere

It's a supper club, made modern

The King of Madison's Carnival

The King of Madison's Carnival

John Roussos’ New Orleans Take Out was one of the city’s first Creole restaurants

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Habitat

A Shortbread Full of Sugar and Spice

A Shortbread Full of Sugar and Spice

It's a Christmastime favorite!

The Wireless Home

The Wireless Home

Mobile and wireless technology converge to make home media more fun, less cluttered and more useful than ever

Home Trends December 2011

Orthopedic Health

Orthopedic Health

Options for orthopedic patients are becoming more plentiful

Aging and the Brain

Aging and the Brain

New research on old age and the brain yields surprising results

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Madison Business

A Workplace Culture Crafter

A Workplace Culture Crafter

A local expert helps companies leverage a diverse workforce’s strengths and assets

Targeted Strategies for Tough Times

Targeted Strategies for Tough Times

While many financial service providers nationwide have faltered because of the economy, these local organizations continue to thrive

What Makes People Happy at Work?

What Makes People Happy at Work?

Four questions to ask your workplace on its journey to becoming a great place to work

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Spotlight

Delving into Design

Delving into Design

Meet three participants in Design MMoCA 2012

Unhappy Days

Unhappy Days

A Madison man looks for love and fulfillment in "My American Unhappiness"

A Singer is Home for the Holidays

A Singer is Home for the Holidays

Kyle Ketelsen performs in the Madison Symphony Orchestra's "Christmas Spectacular"

December 2011 Event Highlights

December 2011 Event Highlights

It's a most wonderful time of the year to be an arts enthusiast

Archive »

Shopping & Style

A Glamorous Season

A Glamorous Season

Fulfill all of her holiday wishes with sparkling selections from area jewelers

Chiripa's Fun, Fabulous Fiesta

Chiripa's Fun, Fabulous Fiesta

Find handcrafted pieces from south of the border for fun home décor and gifts

Revamp Your Look With These Four Mini-Makeovers

Revamp Your Look With These Four Mini-Makeovers

Hello, holiday get-togethers: time to spice up your routine!

Hot Off The Shelf December 2011

Four Stylish Chicago Hotels

Four Stylish Chicago Hotels

Find swank rooms, delicious dining and decadent spas—plus decidedly unique perspectives on the city

Columns

A "Big" Legacy Lives On

A "Big" Legacy Lives On

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County builds on a Madison man's commitment to his "Little"

What Makes People Happy at Work?

What Makes People Happy at Work?

Four questions to ask your workplace on its journey to becoming a great place to work

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Out There

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog

How does a guy who's a curmudgeon about dogs learn to accept a four-legged friend?

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For the Record

A Note to the City and County: Just Do It!

A Note to the City and County: Just Do It!

It's time for our region to become the great place we know it can be

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Genuine Articles

A Big-Box Success Story

A Big-Box Success Story

Williams-Sonoma's above-and-beyond customer service has us hooked

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