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6 Boutique Hotels Owned by Famous Musicians and Infused With Their Style

Actors and other celebrities opening hotels is nothing new—from Robert De Niro’s Nobu brand to Hugh Jackman’s Gwinganna Health Resort on Australia’s Gold Coast. But rockers seem to have their own riff when it comes to the hospitality industry.

These six micro, design-oriented properties of under 100 rooms are in places as varied as central Wisconsin and Stockholm, and all are owned by musicians. Many successfully weave in partnerships with other musicians as well as designers, and all feature a distinct aesthetic. Think Mats Theselius armchairs in the guest rooms at an ABBA member’s hotel.

And while COVID-19 has changed the way we travel in recent months, there are still socially distanced road trips to be had. At the very least, you may want to add some of these properties to your post-vaccine bucket list.

The Oxbow Hotel, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

<div class="caption"> The Oxbow bar. </div> <cite class="credit">Courtesy of Oxbow</cite>

The Oxbow bar.

Courtesy of Oxbow

Grammy Award–winning musician

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Woman hopes to bring more clothing variety to Albert Lea with new boutique – Albert Lea Tribune

A Garner, Iowa, woman is hoping to bring more variety of women’s and children’s clothing to Albert Lea with the opening of a new boutique in the strip mall near Walmart.

The Funky Zebras was slated to open at the end of September and will be at 2355 Leland Drive, said owner Katie Schleusner.

Schleusner said she started out as a brand ambassador for The Funky Zebras location in Clear Lake but did not think about owning her own store until the owner of that boutique suggested the idea to her.

“I said, ‘There’s no way I can do that,’” she said.

Schleusner, who is a wife and mother of three school-aged children, is also attending Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa, to become a nurse practitioner.

After some further encouragement from The Funky Zebras founder, in June she decided to give it a try.

“The opportunity came up, and I

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