New Milwaukee Restaurant: Millioke

Milwaukee has been getting a lot of fun restaurants lately. I visited one on Friday night with my friend Mary — Millioke.

The food was great, and the atmosphere was awesome. Four things I love about this space (pardon by iphone pics).

1. The beautiful old arches divided two sides of the space.

2. The cluster lighting they used to make the space modern.

3. The leather chairs and tufted bench at the tables and in the bar.

4. All the mix-matching. If you notice there are several types of chairs used throughout. It made the space eclectic and unexpected.

Millioke 1

Millioke 2

Millioke 3

Millioke 4

I really like the cluster lights that they had all over the restaurants. Here are some fun options from West Elm to bring it home:

West Elm Cluster Lighting

West Elm Lighting

Dragonfly at Hotel Za Za – Uptown Dallas

Last week I was in Dallas for work, very busy and tiring but the good thing about work travel is trying all the best restaurants in the area! My favorite from last week was the Dragonfly at Hotel Za Za. The food was delicious, but what I particularly LOVED was the lighting.

Here is the main dinning area – as posted on their web page.

Don’t you just LOVE the way they layered all those beautiful lights all together to create a very unique chandelier! So – if you can find a great electrician (and a very patient one) to help you install all of them you can create a unique lighting atmosphere yourself. Here are some great options!


  Restoration Hardware

Pottery Barn

West Elm

Also – just and FYI Pottery Barn is currently having a sale on lighting – check it out!