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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

It’s What’s On The Inside

Billy Beson shares insight into his interior design company. Born to be an interior designer, Billy Beson has proven to have an eye for design since he discovered his talent and passion in college. As […]

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 […]

Rippling Through a Mirror Brightly

Serving Families Is a Reflection of Prestige Pools’ Origins “Form Follows Function” is a basic architectural notion erected by the father of skyscrapers, Louis Sullivan; and, although he intended that notion to apply to buildings, […]

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, […]

It’s Gotta Be TJB

Jason Budzynski of TJB Homes Remodeling shares his process of remodeling homes. A family-owned business, TJB Homes Remodeling was founded in 1980 by Jason Budzynski’s father with the goal of transforming people’s homes and lives. […]

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Crafting & Home Arts

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 […]

In Full Bloom

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum melts the winter blues with the Spring Flower Show through Feb. 28. In the middle of a Minnesota winter, it can be nearly impossible to remember what spring flowers even look […]

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Vehicles & Rides

Ride Review: 2018 Mazda CX-9

What would be your “perfect” road trip vehicle? This is a question that yields many answers. But, there are a few things to consider. How many people are you taking? What are you bringing along? […]

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Ride Review: 2019 MINI Convertible

We can safely establish that MINI is more than just the iconic two-door car that looks like the original from back in 1959. In the past couple of years, Lavender Magazine brought you two variations […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

While other manufacturers have been pulling back their lineups by eliminating sedans and hatchbacks from their portfolio, General Motors made a commitment to keep them on sale for us. This is a good thing because […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Kia Stinger

In the past, larger hatchbacks had been hit-or-miss on in this country. The first Volkswagen Dasher was a hit. It introduced us to a new kind of car from the Wolfsburg brand: water cooled front-engine […]

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Ride Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500

Did you know that the Lexus LC 500 was once a concept car that made the rounds of the auto show circuit some few years ago? Given the track record of concept cars, they usually […]

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