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Recipes & Cooking

Un Appétit Pour La Vie

Twin Cities chef extraordinaire Bret Bannon discusses life in the kitchen and being his authentic self. “I try to inspire people to have joy in their lives,” Bret Bannon smiles across the table. We are […]

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 Lift That Keeps On Giving

When it comes to home renovation, you want a contractor that you can trust. Sarah Gaskill and Dominica DiPiazza turned to their neighbors for a recommendation when they began thinking about making changes in their […]

Don’t Lose Your Cool This Summer

Owens Companies offers three tips you should take to make sure your air conditioner doesn’t break down. Walking into a house or a business without properly working air conditioning is simply uncomfortable. If you have […]

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 […]

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Crafting & Home Arts

Garage Doors and Showroom Floors

Jewelry By Johan has come a long way from its garage days. If you look at the products sold by Jewelry By Johan, one word would come to mind: glamour. Which is why you might […]

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 […]

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Vehicles & Rides

Our Rides: 2020 Hyundai Palisade Preview

What do Rainbow Families want in a vehicle? Space for kids, pets, and everything they’ll take on a vacation, for starters. They also want to be comfortable driving a vehicle that is not too big […]

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Our Rides: Mercedes-Benz…at The Mall of America?

Sometimes, automotive consumers really want a space to look and, possibly, shop for their next vehicle. While most dealerships offer a hassle-free, no-pressure environment, some customers hate the process of car shopping altogether. They are […]

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Our Rides: Riding Along With Metro Transit

Every week, Metro Transit’s buses and trains welcome over 264,000 riders on average. That comes out to more than 80 million riders a year. It serves as the core of our transportation system here in […]

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Our Rides: The Next Wave of EVs

Let us ask ourselves a question: What is an electric vehicle these days? If we based the answer strictly on the Jaguar I-Pace we reviewed earlier this year, it should be a vehicle that does […]

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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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