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Eat The Menu: Hodges Bend

There’s a little taste of Tulsa just off the Green Line along University Avenue in St. Paul, and it’s a veritable choose-your-own-adventure of thoughtful food and drink. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back happy hour […]

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

Ain’t No Party Like A D’Amico Party

D’Amico caters to all of the Twin Cities’ Italian cuisine cravings. The Twin Cities food scene is definitely something to boast about, especially when it includes a catering service with recipes straight out of Italy. […]

Dining Out For Life: 2018

There aren’t many pleasures sweeter than heading out for a lovely meal and drink with those you love. But even sweeter than that is dining out for a worthy cause. An annual fundraising event, Dining […]

Drink The Menu: Seven Breweries In Seven Days

When it comes to ice-cold libations, I generally tend to be a man of moderation, saving those frosty pints of fermented joy for special occasions and outings with my social circle. So when the time […]

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Travel & Recreation

Portland, Where the Livin’ Is Easy

Welcome to Portland. You’ve heard the hype? How its pastoral life is paraded by its smart, eco-conscious, bearded, tattooed, forward-thinking, public-minded, mellowed-out citizenry? Well, it’s all true. A lot like Minneapolis, but with more pines, […]

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8 Reasons to Do The Danube: Why You Should Take a Honeymoon Cruise Down Europe’s Legendary River

By Eric Poole Just say the words “the Danube” to people who’ve been there, and they’ll sigh longingly, and probably start a word salad of superlatives. The romance and beauty of this fabled river evokes […]

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When And How To Book International Airfares

By Eric Poole In past years, with oil at $100-plus a barrel, airfares for high season travel to places around the globe were akin to a prostate exam: it felt like someone was violating you, […]

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Mardi Gras and More

Closet? What closet? There’s no concrete evidence that Mardi Gras was invented by the gay community, but…feathers? Beads? Eyeliner? I’m just sayin’. Every town in Louisiana worth its gumbo hosts a Mardi Gras celebration, but […]

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Travel: Winging It

Swearing is not polite; your mama taught you that. So here’s a tip to save you from muttering expletives as your day’s visit to Red Wing draws to an end: think ahead and book yourself […]

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Clubs & Music

01.13.18 Bi-lesque: Under Our Umbrella! Minneapolis MN

 

Video: Lavender’s First Thursday at Wilde Cafe & Spirits

February’s First Thursday is at Wilde Cafe & Spirits! We caught up with Tom and Dean who invite you to the event and to celebrate their 14th anniversary of opening this cozy and delicious place for […]

Video: Lavender’s January First Thursday at Muse

Our January First Thursday is at Muse Event Center! You’re invited to join us for food, drinks, and friends. Here are a few special drink recipes just for our guests, some welcome words, and a few […]

12.02.17 Roxxy Hall Band CD Release Party Saint Paul MN

   

Video: Lavender’s December First Thursday at The Lowry

Our December First Thursday is at The Lowry! You’re invited to join us for food, drinks, and friends. Here are a few special drink recipes just for our guests, some welcome words, and a few […]

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Style & Entertaining

Some Sass to Kick Trivia Lass

Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events gives game night a whole new meaning. Founded by an Irishman in 2010, Sassy Lassy Trivia & Events has become notorious for its playfulness, laughter, and sincere interactions with clients. […]

Vanitas Vanitatum

Local fashion designer Samantha Rei finds success with Vanitas line. Samantha Rei, born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in Hastings, Minnesota, has brought big names like Huffington Post, Glamour UK, Vogue UK, and Project Runway […]

Video: Three Top Barbering Trends with Master Barber, Gabe Arrazola

Meet Gabe Arrazola, Master Barber in Uptown Minneapolis. He’s got three barbering trends he’d like to you see—contact him here for an appointment.

Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry

I’m one of those people who is allergic to metal, particularly costume jewelry, so when I get the precious stuff for myself or as a gift, it automatically becomes something I treasure. I cherish my […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Fashion

Everyone has a fashionista in their life, and if you don’t, chances are it’s you. Whether you’re shopping for your stylish sibling, posh partner, or perhaps even yourself—we all deserve to treat ourselves—this list of […]

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