Allison grew up on the east side of Wauwatosa, and now is a musician and piano teacher who lives on the west side of Tosa with her husband Nick. She enjoys listening to live music, attending local arts events, baking and good wine.
Warning: This entry may make many of you think, even say out loud, "duh, Allison... get with it. That's old news."
I'm more and more proud to be a Wauwatosa resident, with each passing week; as though I'm experiencing some sort of hometown epiphany.
It was not much before recent history when I would evacuate Wauwatosa for downtown Milwaukee/Riverwest/Bay View every weekend. But things are changing, my friends. Oh how they are changing.
For example, my last couple weekends have included (but not limited themselves to) the following:
- a delicious dinner at Le Reve (I've not been to many places with better restaurant music)
- a visit to the Wauwatosa Farmer's Market
- brunch at Cafe Hollander - yeah, buckwheat pancakes!
- attending the Highland Games at Hart Park - those bagpipes were a-rockin'!
- attending Grecian Fest, and for the first time, checking out the gorgeous mosaics and interior of Saints Constantine & Helen church
- a stop to Metcalfe's Sentry on Sunday - while in the parking lot I heard live music coming from Hart Park - I proceeded to get angry at myself for not knowing what was going on and missing out on the fun
I may or may not have this secret goal to get out and do more in the city I live in, with potential for a visit to Milwaukee every now and then (when I'm feeling up for the drive...). But really - have we always had this much going on, this number of great places to dine at, this much live music to hear in Wauwatosa? I may (or may not) be seeking things out purposely, but at the same time, there seems to always be something fabulous going on. Whether I know it or not.
It does not take long to have weekend plans get booked-up by, well, Wauwatosa. I gotta say, I don't mind.