Pop-Up Shopping Favorites

Black Friday? Small Business Saturday? Cyber Monday? Plenty of shopping opportunities coming right up. But keep some gift buying in reserve for Saturday, December 3—when several pop-up shops around the Twin Cities will showcase local artisan wares.
A portrait of Araya Jensen, owner of Willful.

Araya Jensen Expands Willful Home Goods

Araya Jensen's Willful in Minneapolis' Tangletown neighborhood expands to include colorful wool rugs, throw pillows, tea towels and more.
A picnic blanket spread outdoors

The Art of Picnicking: Tips and Products for Your Next Picnic

 Picnicking is an art. It’s fun, it’s summery, and to be honest, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a more wholesome sunny-day activity. But preparing for and going on a picnic requires...

Nine Spooky Shops for Halloween-Inspired Miniatures

Photos provided by Susan Clark of MiniMélangeFew things evoke the comfort of childhood like designing a miniature dollhouse. The dainty pursuit allows for mature make-believe, which was a godsend during gloomy months spent inside...

A Harvest Home

Photos provided 1. Emile Henry Bakeware SetEntertain guests with a variety of homemade goods using this ruffled French ceramic baking set ($299), which includes five pieces perfect for endless possibilities of loaves, dishes, and pies....

Room & Board Sustainably Revamps Best-Selling Montego Collection

Photos provided  Edina-based furniture company Room & Board is continuously expanding its sustainable mission. Since 1980, the company has been dedicated to the development of sustainable furniture products. Its Urban Wood Project, a national initiative...

Spook-tacular Styling With Loll Designs

Photos courtesy of Loll DesignsAs we advance further into fall, it’s time to usher in the season of tricks, treats, and tantalizing home decor. Loll Designs, renowned for its sustainable and stylish outdoor furniture,...

Last-Chance Garden & Plant Sales This Weekend

If you haven’t yet started your garden, don’t fret—it’s not too late! Whether you simply haven’t gotten to it (hello, life!) or you’re contemplating a new approach or design, taking a fresh look at...

Belt Publishing Releases New Book on Midwestern Architecture

If you’re looking to start your holiday shopping early, take a peek at architecture critic Alexandra Lange’s latest book, Midwest Architecture Journeys, a meditation on the forgotten architectural beauty of the Midwest. The book,...

Shop Country Club Takes to the Streets with a Store in Shoreview

Photos by Tiffany Bolk PhotographyAfter working in corporate retail for more than a decade, Amanda Morell decided that between layoffs and a pandemic, “anything is possible at any time.” So, why not expand her...

Home Goods and Lifestyle Boutique Henri Home Opens in Wayzata

Photos by Judith MarilynHenri Interiors, founded by owner and principal designer Amanda Lorenz in 2019, is a relatively new addition to the Twin Cities interior design community. But since then, the St. Paul-based firm...

St. Paul’s European Christmas Market Showcases Christmas Creations

Photos providedOne of the greatest perks of being Minnesotan is the annual near-guarantee of a white Christmas—or, at the very least, a cold Christmas. A few weeks into December, the chilly state may as...

Sales + Events: June Features Festival Fun

St. Anthony Park Arts FestivalThe St. Anthony Park Arts Festival brings artists, musicians, art lovers, and local communities together for a one-day celebration on the gorgeous grounds of St. Anthony Park Branch Library. This...

Shop Handcrafted Gifts for the Holidays

European Christmas MarketShop 60-plus artisan vendors, savor traditional European foods, sip on mulled wine, and more at the European Christmas Market inside St. Paul’s Union Depot. This charming event combines Old-World traditions with modern...

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