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2017 Fall Arts & Dining Pairings

Produced by Linda Raines & Andy Lien Arts Pairings by John Townsend Dining Pairings by Bradley Traynor Fool For Love Dark & Stormy Productions www.darkstormy.org through Sept. 16, 2017 The great Sam Shepard passed away […]

On the Runway with Rei

This article has been rewritten to update the Project Runway viewing party location and setting in light of controversy that has arisen with its original location, Clubhouse Jager, since we went to press with the […]

The 12 Minnesota State Fair Foods You Need to Eat

2017 marks my 28th consecutive year attending the Minnesota State Fair. I’m obsessed. For the last 12 years (soon to be 13), I have worked at the Great Minnesota Get Together representing my daytime employer. […]

Chow Down with Chowgirls

The location, the apparel, the venue, the guest list, the first dance, the music: what’s not to worry about in the midst of the chaos of planning a wedding? With so many things to think […]

Eat the Menu: Mercy

“Wait, did Marin close? That’s the restaurant downtown inside the Chambers Hotel, right? Isn’t something else there now? Oh, you’re going to Mercy for dinner tonight? Where is that again?” It can be hard to […]

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Travel & Recreation

Kicking Back in Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, as far as I’m concerned. I’m here to let y’all in on a few of the city’s secrets, and here’s the first: make it a mid-week stay […]

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Frankfurt and Friends

Frankfurt is ready for its closeup. Visitors to Germany often fail to venture beyond the city’s airport or train station before rushing off to their intended destination. Big mistake. There’s more to discover than those […]

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Bragging Rights – Incredible Fall Getaways

By Eric Poole Fall getaways don’t have to just be ski vacations. Or leaf peeping. Or last-ditch efforts to recapture summer by getting hammered at some all-inclusive resort. If you’re willing to travel a little […]

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Timeless Travelers

We see it plastered across magazines, commercials and billboards everywhere we go: the human desire to travel. However, we frequently see travel as a representation of adventurers portrayed as young, single people who possess the […]

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Wisconsin, Unplugged: “Water Meets the Soul” in Bayfield and on Madeline Island

A summer’s weekend at your college friend’s parents’ cabin can be a blast. For starters, there’s sleeping six to a room, cooking your own meals, washing all those dishes…oh, and there’s no air conditioning. Folks, […]

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Clubs & Music

2017 Minnesota Leather Pride

Photos by Andrew Bertke Photos by Steve Lenius

TCGMC – All You Need Is Love

Photos by Paul Nixdorf

MiX: The Pride Parade at Mercy

Photos by Darin Kamnetz

MiX at Bar Lurcat

Photos by Darin Kamnetz

Pride at the Gay 90’s

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Style & Entertaining

Just the Tips, Please!

In the last couple of years, mixing furniture styles has become increasingly popular. Done correctly, you can create a cohesive and visually stimulating look. Done incorrectly, your home can feel chaotic, messy, and collegiate (and […]

Florals and Styles Through the Years

By Frank Bohlander Flowers are almost as important a part of the wedding as the couple exchanging vows. Fresh flowers will always mark an occasion as a celebration worthy of extravagance. Same-sex wedding ceremonies are as varied […]

Fashion: Denim Distilled

We’re celebrating summer at Norseman Distillery with Raul Osorio’s latest menswear collection. This local designer and Project Runway alum is noted for his ability to tailor hard lines with soft textures and create innovative ready-to-wear […]

The Wedding Guys: “Classic Is Always On-Trend”

Tulle and chiffon as far as the eye can see! March 5 marked the eighth time the large-scale Twin Cities Bridal Show was produced in St. Paul by The Wedding Guys. All eyes were on the […]

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 […]

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