Member Monday ~ Blush By Brittany

What better way to start a Monday than by learning about our newest member, Blush By Brittany! Read on for details from the Q & A session we had recently with Brittany.

Q: How was the name chosen for the business?     A: 10 years ago I was looking for a unique name beside “makeup by brittany” and ‘blush’ rhymed well.

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Q: What makes your business unique?     A: My business is unique because I can bring a fun experience to the whole day. You can eat, talk the way you want to, listen to music, etc., all in the luxury of your own home or hotel. Otherwise, if you are stressed the whole day, what happens is all of a sudden you sit down for dinner and you think “Wow, the day is over”.

Q: What services do you offer?     A: Airbrush and traditional make-up at your location of choice.

Q: How far will you travel to a client?     A: Southeastern Wisconsin.

Q: Why did you choose this type of business?     A: I am an acrylic artist on canvas and always had an interest in make-up. I decided in the very beginning, very young, that I only wanted to work for myself.

Q: What training/experience do you have?     A: Aesthetician license (from Vici Park, an Aveda Institute).

Q: If someone would like to book you for their event, is there anything they should know before the day?     A: Please don’t book according to bridal book planners. Most bridal books recommend that you book your make-up/hair stylist 6 weeks in advance. I book up to a year in advance and I rarely have a date available 6 weeks prior. You can still ask me, but if you want a particular stylist, then book them right away.

Q: What kind of events do you book for?     A: Weddings, photo shoots, commercial photography, television…

Q: What is your favorite part about being a local business in Southeastern Wisconsin?   A: Traveling to my favorite cities over and over.

Q: Where can we find you? What are your hours?     A: I only travel on-location. I am flexible on hours and days that I work, depending on what is convenient for the client.

Learn more about Blush By Brittany at blushbybrittany.com and thank you for taking the time to read Member Monday!

“Wearin’ o’ the Green” for St. Patrick’s Day in Walworth County

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Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day…! Walworth County is no different, so come celebrate with a variety of ways to show off your green attire, while enjoying the ever popular corned beef & cabbage, shamrock cupcakes, and a mug or two of green beer, plus a few other surprises mixed in.

Start early and get yourself ready for the big day, as on Sunday, March 12, the Delavan Lions Club will once again be serving up their annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at the Village Supper Club (1725 S. Shore Drive, Delavan) from 11:30am to 7pm. Expect all the trimmings with this, from succulent corned beef, sweetly steamed cabbage, Irish potatoes, carrots, horseradish, baked chicken, to fresh rye bread with butter. Adults $12 / Children ages 6-12 $6 / Children ages 5 and under Free. Going 54 years strong, this is an annual event not to be missed!

Another early temptation on Sunday, March 12, is Irish Fest at Hawk’s View Golf Club (7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva). Corned beef, cabbage and carrots, as well as baked chicken, will whet your appetite for all things Irish, while being entertained by the Evan & Tom Leahy Band and the Trinity Irish Dancers. Adults $15 / Seniors $12. Something to tempt all the senses and it’s never too early to get your Irish on!

Looking for an entire weekend of green? Lake Lawn Resort (2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan) has plenty of it planned for the holiday weekend! Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19, they will offer all things Irish from breakfast through to dinner. Start with O’Malley’s Breakfast Skillet, then corned beef & cabbage for lunch, a Creme de Menthe Andes Candies Chocolate Mint Cupcake as an afternoon treat, and Guinness-braised lamb shank with all the trimmings finishes it off for dinner. There’s sure to be something green in a mug found later on in the evening as well!

Celebrate shamrocks and shenanigans during Crafted Americana’s St. Patrick’s Day specials from Friday, March 17 through Saturday, March 18. From lunch offerings of Irish poundies, Guinness fish & chips, and reuben sandwiches, to dinner plates of traditional corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie and bangers & mash, you’re sure to find something Irish to your liking! Late night from 10p to midnight, top off the day with reuben sliders. Put on your green and make the scene at Crafted Americana, at The Ridge (W4240 Highway 50, Lake Geneva).

Popeye’s is setting aside their usual All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Friday, March 17, for their favorite celebration of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. Specials start at $3.99, with corned beef & cabbage starting at $5.99 and offering three portion sizes to choose from. There’s no excuse to not get enough here, and Popeye’s guarantees green beer and lots o’ fun!

Whatever your tastes or ethnicity, you can’t deny being a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrating it in Walworth County. Come show us your way to wear green! For a full list of events, visit the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events at VisitWalworthCounty.com.

 

Treat Your Valentine To Something Sweet!

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The most romantic day of the year is February 14.  Do you need help finding that perfect getaway or perhaps a nice evening out on the town?  We are here to help.

Check out the list above for dining & entertainment options or indulge in a getaway with special packages & deals listed below –

Calladora Spa
Rest & Relaxation Retreat Looking for a little R&R? Come to Lake Lawn Resort where we have paired our restful guest rooms with our relaxing Calladora Spa in our Rest & Relaxation Retreat. This one night package can be booked for multiple nights and includes overnight accommodations in the room type of your choice, $100 in Calladora Spa credit per night, and $50 food and beverage credit per night valid at any of our onsite restaurants.
Package details: Blackout Dates, Restrictions, and Saturday minimum night stays may apply Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the Calladora Spa and Frontier Restaurant Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion Pricing varies depending on the date and room type selected Any remaining portion of the credit upon checkout will be forfeited
Couples Getaway An important aspect of any relationship is spending quality time together. Bring your other half to Lake Lawn Resort on our Calladora Couples Getaway. This getaway is for two nights in the room type of your choice and includes a 50-minute Calladora Couples Massage in our Calladora Spa and $100 food and beverage credit valid at any of our onsite restaurants.
Package details: Blackout Dates, Restrictions, and Saturday minimum night stays may apply Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the Calladora Spa and Frontier Restaurant Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion Pricing varies depending on the date and room type selected Any remaining portion of the credit upon checkout will be forfeited

Fontana Paddle Company
Valentine’s Specials Valentine’s Day is about love, and we LOVE our customers. So we have almost the entire store on sale. Come in for In Store Only specials. Drastic clearance on a few SWEET boards new and used. All boards and accessories are 25% off or more. Expires 2/14/2017.
Every board purchase comes with:

Free storage till spring
Layaway option
Store Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday by appointment only

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Snowbody I’d Rather Love Valentine’s Package Shout it from The Mountain Top if you’re in love! 
Spend this Valentine’s Day skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying the scenic views from The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva. This heartwarming winter package is sure to please the adventurous couple.
One night stay in a deluxe guest room
Two lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding
Ski or snowboard rentals for two
Two Apres Ski Cocktails
Anderson Candies on day of arrival
Valid February 1 – February 28, 2017. Valid Sunday-Thursday. Package is subject to availability. Package does not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s stay plus tax. Not valid toward group bookings.
The Snuggle Is Real Valentine’s Package Its lovely weather for this overnight package for two. First comes love. Then comes marriage. And somewhere in there is a cozy ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Snuggle up with your special someone for a sleigh or carriage ride and a romantic dinner for two.

Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom
Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride together (weather permitting)
Grand Geneva blanket to snuggle up with as you wind through the 1,300-acre property
15% spa discount
Romantic dinner for two at Geneva ChopHouse or Ristoranté Brissago ($150 dining credit)
Valid February 1 – February 28, 2017. 72 hour advance reservations are required. Advance reservation is required for carriage or sleigh ride. Call (262) 215-5303 to reserve your carriage ride. Package is subject to availability. Package does not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s stay plus tax. Not valid toward group bookings.

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Valentine’s Special 
You’re our number one crush! So with that said, we want to be your host for you and your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Stay with us February 12-17 and enjoy a Complimentary Upgrade to a Lakeview with Balcony and Complimentary Bottle of Wine!
$89.00 Sunday-Thursday
$129.00 Friday
Must be 21 or older to book this Special. Not valid with any other offer/discount. Advanced reservations required. Based on availability. Some other restrictions may apply.

Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts
Delivering Love On Valentine’s Day
 Let Tattered Leaf Designs add that special touch for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Dozen Roses starting at $29.95 ( wrapped)
Delivery starts at $39.95
Special Valentines Delivery is only $10.00 within 10 miles
Personalize your token of love with our unique line of
candles, jewelry, gifts, candy and custom made Valentine cards
3 ways to order – Order early for best selection! Ordering is easy and fast go on line, email, or call – http://www.tatteredleafdesign.com

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
REJUVENATE DAY PACKAGE $250 (REG. $330) Enjoy a day at Avani Spa with our popular Rejuvenate Day Package. This day package includes three hours of treatments along with full spa access on the day of your services.
Package includes:
50 minute Avani Massage
50 minute Avani Facial
Express Manicure
Express Pedicure
Full Spa Access On Day Of Service
Valid Monday – Thursday January 1 – February 28, 2017 excluding holidays. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discount.
FEBRUARY SPA SPECIAL You deserve relaxation and rejuvenation like only Avani Spa can offer! Escape to Avani and enjoy up to 35% off spa services Monday – Thursday.
20% off all 25 minute services
30% off all 50 minute services
35% off of 75/80 minute services
Based on availability, Monday-Thursday only. Valid February 1-28, 2017. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discounts.
FEBRUARY CHAMPAGNE AND ROSES TREATMENTS Champagne Manicure | 50 minutes
$50 (All Week) Immerse your hands in a warm soothing soak, followed by a gentle scrub with oil free sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Ease fatigue and soften dry skin with an application of luxurious champagne Shea Butter and vitamin enriched moisturizers to the hands and forearms.
Champagne Pedicure | 50 minutes $65 (All Week) Immerse your feet in a warm soothing soak, followed by a gentle scrub with oil free sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Ease fatigue and soften dry skin with an application of luxurious champagne Shea Butter and vitamin enriched moisturizers to the feet and lower legs.
Champagne and Roses Body Scrub | 25 minutes $65 (Mon-Fri) | $75 (Sat/Sun)
Renew your skin for the Spring. This sea salt and champagne Shea Butter scrub gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin soft and ready for the new season.
Champagne and Roses Massage| 50 minutes $135 (Mon-Fri) | $145 (Sat/Sun) Absorb the rich, renewing bouquet of champagne and rose with our Relaxation Massage. The ultimate hydrating treatment with a powerful blend of Shea Butter, vitamins A, C, D and grapeseed oil will leave your skin lightly fragranced with a soft and silky finish.
Champagne and Roses treatments available February 1-28, 2017, excluding holidays. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discounts.

The Ridge Hotel
Valentine’s Overnight Package Celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lake Geneva. Enjoy the holiday on your time at The Ridge Hotel, as our Valentine’s package is available to be booked Friday, February 10th thru Sunday, February 19th.This Overnight Package Includes:
Overnight stay for Two
$100 Dinner Credit in Crafted Americana
Champagne and Truffles delivered upon arrival
20% Discount on Individual Spa services at The Ridge Spa & Salon
The above pricing does not include tax and resort fee. The above rates are based on double occupancy. Rates are based on availability and subject to change. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. For all accommodations, check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out is by 12 pm.

Celebrate Christmas with a Dinner or Brunch In The Lake Geneva Area

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we want to help you relax during Christmas and enjoy the season.

There are many restaurants in the Lake Geneva Area that are offering delicious dinners and brunches on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Below you will find a listing of dining options for your Christmas holiday.

December 24 –

Hunt Club Steakhouse | 4 – 9 pm

Lake Lawn Resort | 5 – 9 pm

The Geneva Inn | 5 – 10 pm

December 25 –

Crafted Americana | 7 – 11 am

240° West | 9 am – 2 pm

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa | 10 am – 3 pm

The Geneva Inn | 10 am – 3 pm

Lake Lawn Resort | 10 am- 6 pm

Crafted Americana | 11 am – 9 pm

240° West | 5 – 10 pm

 

Enjoy Thanksgiving in the Lake Geneva Area – 2016

Thanksgiving is almost here and we’ve got some dining options for you!  If you’re looking to leave the cooking to someone else this year, we are here to help.  Whether you’d like to have a nice meal at one of our great restaurants, or you’d like to eat at home without any of the cooking.  Large family get-togethers or an intimate dinner for two, we have gathered your restaurant choices for Thanksgiving 2016.

If you’re doing the cooking yourself, check out specials at our local butchers…and don’t forget the pie – our area has great bakeries, including The Elegant Farmer (Mukwonago), Lake Geneva Cannery (Delavan) and Lake Geneva Pie Company (Lake Geneva)!

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240° West at The Abbey Resort | 10 am – 5 pm (buffet)
$39.95/adults, $15.95/children 5-12, under 5 complimentary

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 9 am – 12 pm (pre-order carry-out)

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 11 am – 6 pm (buffet)
$36.95/adults, $16.95/children

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel | 6 – 9 pm (limited menu)
prices vary

Fireside Dinner Theatre | 11 am – 1:30 pm (buffet)

Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort | 11 am – 7 pm (buffet)
$40.95/adults, $18.95/children 4-12

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa |10 am – 4 pm (buffet)
$45-$60/adults

Hunt Club Steakhouse | 12 – 8 pm (limited menu)
$39/adults

Isle of Capri Cafe at Lake Lawn Resort | (pre-order carry-out)

Ye Olde Hotel Restaurant | 11:30 am – 6 pm (limited menu)
$16-$20/adults, $6/children

 

Trick-or-Treat 2016

October is upon us, and that means that it’s time to get creative with costumes for one of the most frighteningly fun times of the year for littles: Trick-or-Treat time! WCVB is your one stop spot for all of the Trick-or-Treat times throughout Walworth County. Find the perfect costumes, scope out the list, grab a candy bucket or two, and get ready to pound the pavement for spooktacular, sugar-filled fun!

All of us at WCVB hope that you have a safe and bone-chillingly fun Halloween! For more Halloween fun, for kids big and little alike, check out the Events Calendar on our website.

31 Days of Halloween: 2016 Edition

October is officially here, and that means it’s time for 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN!

If you love the frighteningly fun Halloween holiday, then you’ll love our list of hauntingly exciting things to do throughout the month to celebrate the quirky, and sometimes spooky, holiday. There are tricks and treats for all ages around the Lake Geneva area, so get ready to fill your calendar with oodles of spine-chilling activities for an eerily good time!

31 Days of Halloween Fun throughout the Lake Geneva area. Walworth County 2016

 

  1. Hear the Singing Pumpkins at Edgewater Park in Williams Bay. (Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. 29)
  2. “Watch your heads” on the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride at Dan Patch Stables. (Fridays & Saturdays now through Oct. 29)
  3. Enter the world of the Sinister Siblings at the Twisted Realms Haunted House in Elkhorn. (Fridays & Saturdays now through Oct. 29, plus Oct. 31)
  4. o4. Get chills from stories of the local lore that surrounds Whitewater during their Spirit Tour. Stories like that of the Poison Widow and peeking into the crypt of Mary Worth will send shivers down your spine. (Oct. 8)
  5. Go if you dare…to the Haunted Trails at Scenic Ridge Campground in Whitewater. (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Oct.)
  6. Be spooked at a Haunted Victorian Mansion at the Estate of Terror at Pearce’s Farm Stand in Walworth. (Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 7 – Oct. 29)
  7. Learn the history of some of Lake Geneva’s historical families while walking the Oak Hill Cemetery, which was founded in 1880. (Oct. 8)
  8. Are you willing to withstand the horror? Shockwave Haunts at The Fuzzy Pig, in Whitewater, promises to a frightful scare. (Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. plus Oct. 27 & 30)
  9. Take a “ride” on the Haunted C&NW Railroad at the Lake Geneva Clue Room. Can you find the vampire before it’s too late? (daily through Oct.)
  10. Travel by lamplight across the grounds of Old World Wisconsin, where the legend of Count Dracula will come to life. (Oct. 14, 15 , 16, 21, 22, 23, 28)
  11. Embrace death like the Victorians did. Join Black Pointe Estate and the Lake Geneva Cruise Line for When Angels Carried Them Away: Death & Mourning in the Victorian Era (Oct. 15)
  12. Get into the Halloween spirit with wine and paint at Northleaf Winery’s Paint Like the Masters event. (Oct. 16)
  13. Sink your teeth into eerily fun crafts, games, snacks, and stories at the Aram Public Library’s Bunnicula Bash! (Oct. 17)
  14. Experience spooky Halloween Legends & Lore at Old World Wisconsin with ghost stories, enchanted circles, cackling witches, grave diggers, and whole host of other bizarre creatures, tales and treats. (Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30)
  15. Practice your aim at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours with their 6th annual Pumpkin Drop! If you hit the bullseye, you win a prize. Fun for the whole family! (Oct. 22 & 23)
  16. Don your favorite Halloween costume and stretch your legs at Lake Lawn Resort’s Skeleton Scurry! (Oct. 22)
  17. Brace yourself for an afternoon of frightful family fun at the Scare on the Square in Elkhorn. (Oct. 22)
  18. You never know what you might find in the woods…Get ready for a Halloween Scare at the Darien EMS Haunted Trail at Wild Wood Park. (Oct. 22)
  19. It will be an afternoon of spooks and haunts in Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’ Haunted Woods! (Oct. 22 & 23)
  20. Join in on the ghost hunt at Geneva Lake Museum’s Paranormal Activity Around Geneva Lake. This Tuesdays @ Two event will introduce you to ghost hunters who will share their experiences in Lake Geneva. (Oct. 25)
  21. Bring your little ghouls in their costumes to local uptown businesses in Whitewater for a howling good time playing games and having treats for Ghouls Night Out. (Oct. 27)
  22. Sample beers and cheese at Brick Street Market’s Hoot N’ Howl Beer Tasting event. (Oct. 27)
  23. Prepare yourself for an evening of interactive fun at Lake Lawn Resort’s live theatrical production of “DRACULA”. (Oct. 27)
  24. Get ready to be Boo’d all weekend during William Bay’s Boo In The Bay event! (Oct. 28 & 29)
  25. For the ghouls and goblins who do not wish to be spooked, join friendly characters for an Enchanted Walk through the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. (Oct. 28)
  26. Get dressed up and be ready for family fun at the Spook-tacular & Pumpkin Decorating event at Phoenix Park in Delavan. There will be a contest for both costumes and pumpkin decorating! (Oct. 28)
  27. Downtown Burlington will be full of spooks and entertainment with Spooky City day! There will be a costume parade, free hayrides, spooky crafts, and tons more family fun. (Oct. 28)
  28. For those of you looking for a little something scary to test your wits, the Spooky Walk at the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy will do the trick. (Oct. 28)
  29. Spooky fun will be riding your way this afternoon at The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Greenhill Center of the Arts – Barnett Theatre at UW-Whitewater when Ichabod Crane himself stops by for a visit. (Oct. 29)
  30. Have a spooktacular time with hay rides, face painting, clowns, snacks and treats at the Delavan Halloween Party! (Oct. 30)
  31. Celebrate Halloween with local Trick-or-Treat events throughout Walworth County. (Oct. 31)

For more eerily fun Halloween events and happenings, check out our Events Calendar! Happy haunting…