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Repeating The Past: A Spring Cocktail: Bee’s Knees

Pop a Bottle: How to Unleash Your Inner Sommelier

Wine. We drink it, we bond over it, we bring it to parties, we sip it alone after a long day. We don’t need science to tell us a well-chilled glass of good Champagne is a […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Andy Lien

KRUPS Savoy 12-Cup Thermal ET351 The newest coffee maker on the market features a thermal carafe, which purportedly keeps coffee warm for up to four hours, but my road testing has had me sipping still-warm […]

The Cookie Creative: Manipulating Icing

Everyone has a memory related to cookies. Whether it’s dunking Oreos in milk when you were little or watching your grandma make Christmas cookies, somewhere in your memory is an event involving cookies. Holly Nolan’s […]

Recipe: Pride Pasta

June is Pride Month and I just love a good reason to try out some artistic recipes. In the past, Lavender has featured Pride recipes by Ross Sveback and I hope you go back to […]

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Home & Yard

The Homes Go Marching One By One

The annual Spring Parade of Homes is bringing your dream homes to life. We all have some concept of what our dream home is. Whether we’re driving around to browse the grand historic homes of […]

Who You Gonna Call? The McQuillan Bros.

The McQuillan Bros. has been servicing all of Minnesota’s HVAC needs for more than a century. Minnesota just might be home to some of the world’s oldest boiler systems, and it’s all thanks to the […]

In The Kitchen With Kressley

Television star Carson Kressley details his upcoming interior design show Get a Room with Carson & Thom. From Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and The Oprah Winfrey Show, we learned that if anyone knows […]

In Bed With Bokser

After 14 years in retail at Target Corporation, Ed Guzek shares why he started his own brand Bokser Home. Having worked for Target Corporation for 14 years—first as a business analyst in their executive training […]

Deck The Halls With Bachman’s of Holly

Get the scoop on how to decorate your home this holiday season with the help of Bachman’s. One reason some people feel down during the winter months is because of a lack of lush greenery. […]

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Crafting & Home Arts

Diamonds To Die For

John Sorich IV shares Diamonds Direct MN’s sparkling history and offerings. Let’s face it, diamonds are everyone’s best friend. This is a concept that was fully understood by John Sorich III, who started Diamonds Direct […]

Swooning Over Scheherazade

Scheherazade Jewelers brings the sparkle to the Twin Cities. Shine bright with some of the finest jewelry from Scheherazade Jewelers at the Galleria in Edina. Established in 1970, Scheherazade is one of the longest Galleria […]

A Different Kind of Habitat

Nestled in an unassuming storefront on a busy corner of Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park, Habitation Furnishing and Design has already cemented its place in the Twin Cities interior design world in the two […]

Trends: A Sofa For Any Style

Schneiderman’s Furniture shares its furniture secrets and upcoming home trends. If there’s anyone who really knows you, it’s your home. And if there’s anyone who really knows homes, it’s Schneiderman’s Furniture. With locations in Lakeville, […]

Let’s Get Crafty

The annual American Craft Council show will make its return to St. Paul from April 20-22. The American Craft Council (ACC) will be bringing the work of local and national crafters to St. Paul at […]

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Vehicles & Rides

Our Rides: Going Three Wheels in a Vanderhall

Did you know that in some states—Minnesota included—most, if not all three-wheeled vehicles can be registered as motorcycles? Maybe it is because of Polaris’ Slingshot. The Slingshot is a byproduct of Medina-based Polaris’ powersports division […]

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A Beacon In The Automotive Business

There is a perception of the automotive business that it is male-dominated and heteronormative. However, that perception is changing. More women and GLBT people are now a part of the business. Both segments are growing […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

As much as GLBT car buyers love the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, there is now an opportunity for an upgrade. We love brands who love us. Mitsubishi has been one of those brands. We helped the […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

  The race is on to produce the best electric vehicle in the world. But how? It takes continuous work on battery technology, along with advancing the engineering of its electric motors and creating a […]

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Our Rides: The Motorcycle Show Is Coming To Town

Every June, we celebrate ourselves with the roar of the machine. At the front of the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade are a few contingents of motorcycles and their riders. One of them has been in […]

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