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66 BRAVA MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2014 GO+DO JAUNT DO Perk up winter blues with pampering via the Iron Horse Hotel spa's 75-minute hot-stone massage or half-hour mud treatment. Rev your engines at the nearby Harley Museum. DINE Enjoy wine at Black Sheep then dinner at Braise Restaurant, featuring a rooftop farm and cooking school, or at c. 1880, home to Wisconsinite Thomas Hauck, who cut his culinary chops throughout France. DON'T MISS The Milwaukee Art Museum holds one of the world's larg- est folk and Out- sider (self-taught) art collections. See its "Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art" exhibit (through May 4). A SWANK GETAWAY GETTIN' COZY IN MILWAUKEE Urban edge merges with historical ro- mance at Milwaukee's Iron Horse Hotel, a 100-year-old warehouse turned up- scale getaway. Hole up there for a week- end: Boasting a farm-to-table, com- fort-food-driven eatery (Smyth) and industrial-chic, craft-cocktail bar hung with original art (Branded), and spacious loft-style rooms with exposed-brick walls, retro-romantic murals and show- ers the size of walk-in closets, there's no reason to venture out. Saunter down- stairs for Sunday's Route 66 brunch buf- fet, with dishes inspired by small-town eateries along America's famed highway, ORCOZYUPTOŀE-IBRˬRYmSǠREPLˬCEWITH French-press coffee and warm pastries. But if you must explore, the hotel is snug at the crossroads between Walker's 1OINT ˬND THE ŀIRD 8ˬRD NEIGHBOR- hoods, and anchors unique boutiques and galleries. Just a few miles away, the white wings atop the Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, at the world-renowned Mil- waukee Art Museum soar above the lake- front skyline, reminding you why it's so good to get away. –Kristine Hansen The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee's 100-room boutique hotel, offers packages starting at $209 per night. PHOTOS BY COMPANY B., COURTESY OF THE IRON HORSE HOTEL AND TIMOTHY HURSLEY (BELOW RIGHT)

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