Sales + Events: 10/24-10/29

Puustelli’s Minneapolis showroom hosts an evening of design, fashion, and wellness this week

by Jahna Peloquin (image courtesy Puustelli USA)

Nicollet Makers Market: The organizers of Craftstravaganza and the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District are behind this pop-up makers market, which features handmade goods by several local makers, including Hippy Feet’s buy-one-give-one socks, Idlewilde Fragrances, and Ballerina Botanicals Organic Skincare. The event coincides with 2 | 4 Tuesdays, a happy hour featuring street performances, fitness workshops, and drinks, with deals at Brit’s, Brasa, the Local, and other bars in the area. Tuesday, Oct. 24 from noon-6 p.m. (happy hour is 4 to 6 p.m.) @ U.S. Bancorp Center, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis,

Planning a Beth Remodel: Learn how to plan for, budget, and get the best value from your kitchen remodeling projects during this free class hosted by Castle Building & Remodeling. During the class, designers will discuss the design process, typical project budgets, cost savings ideas, rebates and incentives, timelines, and affordable design tips for bath remodels, and answer questions. Bonus: Attendees will receive a certificate for $100 off design and planning services from Castle Building. Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ Castle Building & Remodeling, 5 W Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, 612-789-8509; register at

A Knotty Evening of Crafts and Cider: West Elm Edina hosts an evening of crafts and treats featuring Minneapolis-based maker Knot + Ivy. Learn the basic knots and techniques of macramé while working on your own modern fiber arts tapestry. Plus, learn how to assemble homemade candlesticks for your holiday table and enjoy complimentary cider. Materials are included in the ticket cost ($44.50). Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. @ West Elm Edina, 3879 Gallagher Dr., Edina, 952-835-8332,; register at

Victory Halloween Party: Well-styled Linden Hills vintage home store, Victory, is hosting a Halloween shopping event featuring discounts on Halloween merchandise, candles, and other goodies, complete with festive beverages and treats. Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Victory, 3505 W. 44th St., Minneapolis, 612-926-8200,

14 Hill 1 Year Anniversary Event: The 48th & Chicago gift and home store celebrates one year of business with a celebration event. The day of festivities includes a holiday preview, appetizers and desserts, drawings for prizes, and the chance to give back: 10 percent of proceeds of sales from the day will be donated to the Cancer Kids Fund for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Read more about the shop on the MNMO Style blog. Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. @ 14 Hill Gift Shop, 4737 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-886-3606,

Inspired by Design at MartinPatrick3: View the latest designs by 15 local and national home furnishings, interiors, and décor brands at this special event hosted by North Loop men’s and home store, MartinPatrick3. Vendors include store brands Mitchell Gold, American Leather, CR Laine, Jonathan Adler, Resource Décor, and Oly Studio (UK Lighting), as well as local makers including Goldfinch, Cambria, Concrete Pig, Hennepin Made, and Spruce Floral. Thursday, Oct. 26 from 3-8 p.m. MartinPatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N. #106, Minneapolis, 612-746-5329,

An Evening of Design, Fashion, and Wellness: Puustelli, a leading Finnish kitchen design company, recently opened its first U.S. showroom in Minneapolis. (Read more about it on the Midwest Home blog.) The storefront is hosting an event highlighting the intersection between design, fashion, and wellness, with hairstyling trends from JAPA Salon owner Steph Gruber Beedle and modern handmade jewelry by designer Valerie Carpender. Also view modern furniture and lighting design by Rypen, a wine tasting, and food demonstrations from the Puustelli USA team. RSVP at Friday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. @ Puustelli USA, 1624 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-405-2227

Local Luxe Boutique Event: For one day, the Old Log Theater in Excelsior is transforming into a pop-up boutique featuring handcrafted goods by local makers. Shop clothing, jewelry, leather handbags, accessories, gifts, and more from makers including Anywhere Apparel, Coty Clothing Co., Vikse Jewelry, and NelliDesign gift and memorial candles. On-site restaurant, Cast & Cru, will be providing free beverages and treats, plus discounted beer, wine, and cocktails. Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. @ Old Log Theatre, 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior, 952-474-5951,

Oktoberfest at Heidi’s Growhaus: The greenhouse hosts a family-friendly celebration of the harvest season and Halloween. Learn about food preservation in workshops, and take in cider-making demonstrations, pollinator puppet show, sweet and savory Bavarian treats from Studel Haus food truck, pumpkin bowling, live music, and a pumpkin-carving contest. Friday, Oct. 28 from noon-4 p.m. @ Heidi’s Growhaus, 7555 Co. Rd. 116, Corcoran,

Using Native Grasses in Your Landscape: Learn how native grasses support native butterflies and how to grow them in your gardens. An expert gardener will share knowledge and tips, including a list of species and cultivars to choose from with differing colors, texture, and size. Weather permitting, the class will conclude with a tour of the Arboretum’s grass collection to see the plants in person. Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m.-noon @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952-443-1400, register at

Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers Market: Roving, handcrafted pop-up, Minneapolis Craft Market, joins forces with the Linden Hills Farmers Market to bring modern goods by 20 Minnesota makers to the farmer’s market. The lineup changes each weekend, with this week’s makers including Fair Anita, Nokomis Knitting Company, and more. Visit for a full list. Sunday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Settergren’s Hardware, 2813 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis

Points Forward Month at Max’s: For the month of October, fine jewelry and gift boutique, Max’s, is upping the ante on its rewards program. Normally, a customer earns 10 percent of the purchase price of full-priced items in the form of points that can be used as dollars to be spent on a future purchase. This month, shoppers can use the points at the time they earn them, meaning 10 percent off the purchase price of all full-priced items. Ends Oct. 31 @ Max’s, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364,

All-Clad Cookware Sale: Save 20 percent on the entire All-Clad Hard Anodized Cookware collection for the month of October, exclusively at Cooks of Crocus Hill. The dishwasher-safe, PFOA-free, nonstick cookware is ideal for both experienced chefs and beginner cooks. As a bonus, any online orer of $50 or more receives free shipping. Ends Oct. 31 @ Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 324 S. Main St., Stillwater; and 208 N. 1st St., Minneapolis; plus

Blu Dot Annual Sale: Save on modern furniture and home accessories during Blu Dot’s annual sale. The Minneapolis-based modern furniture company is offering 20 percent off its entire product line, from sofas and chairs to casegoods and rugs. Shop the sale online, and also find savings at the Minneapolis outlet, featuring one-of-a-kind prototypes and quality mainline products at steep discounts. Ends Oct. 29 @; the Blu Dot Outlet is open Saturdays & Sundays @ 1323 Tyler St. NE., Minneapolis, 612-354-7964



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