Welcome to my first monthly wrap up. Each month, I plan to give you a rundown of all the fun events I attended in the Milwaukee area.
Doors Open Milwaukee 2018 – September 22-23, is one of our favorite events each fall. Romy and I have been attending for the last five years and love to invite our friends and family to see our city from the inside out. With over 170+ buildings to tour for FREE and 40+ expert lead tours, there is truly something for everyone.
This year, I decided to be extra ambitious, we became Milwaukee Historical Society members, which gave us early access to book tours. Our number one tour we wanted to go on this year (that always sells out each year), is the kayaking tour with Milwaukee Kayak Company. We were wait listed, and found out a few days before that we were in. We loved our two hour kayak tour where we explored part of the Menomonee River and some of the channels that feed off of it. It was amazing getting a different view of our city and exploring areas we have never been too.
We also visited the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, this was an awesome up close look at all the amazing things UWM is doing for Lake Michigan and our surrounding rivers. Getting to speak with the students, volunteers, doctors and engineers really brings into prospective how special it is to have the larger freshwater body of water in our backyard.
We can’t wait for next year’s Doors Open.
Milwaukee Fashion Week – September 13-15, my SIL and I attended the show on Saturday, the final night, and it was a magical event. The production level (the stage, lighting, sound system, etc) of the show made you feel like you were at a big city fashion show and the designers’ work was top notch. One of my favorite designers was Jordan Marie Collection. Her dresses were beautiful; clean lines, gorgeous color palette and had the perfect flow to them.
Another designer who is working hard for the Milwaukee fashion scene is Madalyn Joy Designs. Madalyn is designing unique, luxury lingerie and loungewear. Her work is elegant and delicate and I loved her use of jewel tones in her latest collection
Next year I will definitely be going to more that 1 night.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure – September 23, My Grandma Sandy is a breast cancer survivor, so anything breast cancer research related tugs at my heart. Hearing all the stories and seeing all the support that the community of Milwaukee provides makes me proud to call myself a Milwaukeean. The walk itself is only 2 miles, and even though it may be short for us humans, Gus the pug was wiped out from this walk.
Divine Consign Sale – September 26 -29, I LOVE a good thrift store, and this was basically a luxury thrift store supersized. Held at the Zoofari Conference center, I was amazed how much product they had packed into the conference center. This was a treasure hunters paradise. I was lucky enough to score a few pieces without breaking the bank, 1 item being a pair of Valentino ballet flats. Unfortunately for me, they were not my size, but I was happy to gift them to a friend, Ellen, of Made.New.Style. who I knew would love them. Lucky for us, there are two more sales coming up this year, October 17-20 in Hartford and November 7-10 back in Milwaukee. You better bet I will be attending again.
MAC Fashion Show – September 6, This fashion show was a last minute add to my calendar and I am so excited I was able to attend. First off it was on the roof of the Milwaukee Athletic Club (drop dead gorgeous), second the boutiques that were showcased got an A+ for the product selections. NL Suits, Navy Knot, Wantable, and Little Monsters included on trend product available locally in Milwaukee. Make sure to keep an eye on the MAC Facebook page for all their upcoming events.