Valentine’s Day Ideas

Everyone has mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day, but thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be cliché. Omaha has an array of unique, sexy options for those who maybe don’t adhere to the traditional flowers and box of chocolates routine. If you’re wanting to get a little more creative and cool, we have the perfect solutions. […]

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Sep. 17: River Dreams

Sep. 17-18, 24-25, Riverfront Place, Tower II, 444 Riverfront Plaza, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, www.riverdreamsomaha.com Omaha’s contemporary art community exists, tangibly, in the beloved Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Local and national artists alike showcase their work and have studio spaces in this long-cherished institution located just south of the Old Market. Starting this weekend […]

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World of Winter

I recently met Jes Winter (officially) while working at Urban Outfitters. I’d seen a few photos, but heard many of her hauntingly beautiful songs. I had been exchanging e-mails with the driving force behind local favorite, the Jes Winter Band. She smiled and told me: “This is so funny, but it’s kind of magical. We were […]

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Oola-lots to Love

Some brilliant ideas come out of nowhere. For longtime friends Lisa Staudt and Amy Zebert, co-owners of OoLaLa! L.A. Boutique in Papillion, it came from inspiration and passion. “Amy and I love fashion and shopping and retail. My sister runs a boutique in Grand Island, and we went there and I said, ‘Look at this! […]

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Autopilot Art Gallery Show

May 7 Autopilot Art Gallery Show Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. 7 p.m., $5, autopilot-art.com Those familiar with Alexia Thiele and her Autopilot Art clothing line know it is synonymous with quirky, whimsical and beautiful. It has been some time since we last saw a runway show for Autopilot Art, but the wait […]

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GLAMVIP Presents: Sabotage

Backstabbing, two-timing and sabotage. It’s no longer confined to the scripts of “Gossip Girl” and reality television. This Saturday, you can witness it on the runway, as The Reader presents Glam VIP: Sabotage. Inspired by the catty girls and lotharios on the uber-popular TV series “Gossip Girl,” the Sabotage show will incorporate much of the […]

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Local Motive

Four months ago, Omaha lost a true original. As did so many others, I walked the sidewalks outside the Old Market Passageway to see flowers, candles and farewells written in chalk. The space that was once Bellwether Boutique became a painful reminder that someone and something special had been lost. I remember Bellwether as a […]

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