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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

Real Estate, Rainbow Style

National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) helps people find homes while representing and celebrating the GLBT community. When you’re in the market for a new home, it seems like everywhere you […]

A Tour That Keeps On Giving

BATC-Housing First Minnesota’s Artisan Home Tour takes you from a Mediterranean bungalow to a lakeside cottage. The sixth annual Artisan Home Tour, hosted by BATC-Housing First Minnesota, is giving all architecture fanatics and interior design […]

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 […]

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Crafting & Home Arts

Home Is Where The Hennepin Is

Hennepin Made offers the finest blown glass lighting in the county, and possibly even the world. In 2011, Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert opened Hennepin Made’s first studio in Northeast Minneapolis on Hennepin Avenue (of […]

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, […]

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Vehicles & Rides

Our Rides: Traveling to Chicago on Business

According to every publication, statistics aggregator, and our own local business community, Chicago remains the number one destination to visit from our extended readership region. While we see Chicago as a larger GLBT mecca for […]

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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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