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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

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. […]

Home Sweet Link

Learn about Prospect Park’s new apartment complex The Link. When many people think of the neighborhood of Prospect Park, they often think of the lush greenery, small shops, local school, and rows and rows of […]

Tangled Up In The Colors of Fall

Tangletown Gardens Principal Scott Endres shares gardening tips and tricks for Minnesota’s chillier seasons. Plants are the friends we all need. As they sit in decorative pots on our windowsills, they bring some much needed […]

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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: New Mobility for The Last Mile

Mobility is more than just a buzzword. It is what we are enjoying right now here in the Twin Cities. The word “mobility” has many meanings. In this case, it stands for a movement of […]

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Our Rides: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

One of our favorite cars is all new for 2019. The popular Volkswagen Jetta is a fixture in our community. For the past 39 years, the sedan version of the Rabbit/Golf has served us well, […]

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Ride Review: 2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo has finally made a “fun sized” vehicle right for urban living. The 2019 XC40 is an all-new crossover/SUV for the Swedish brand. At 174.2 inches long, the newest Volvo is short enough for street […]

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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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