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Romantic Dining At Home

The best gifts are always the ones made by hand. There is nothing better or more romantic than pulling together a dinner made from scratch. We reached out to some of our favorite gay tastemakers […]

Video: Romantic Dining: Four Destinations in the Twin Cities

Ready for some swoon-worthy restaurant porn? Here are four top dining destinations in the Twin Cities that are featured in our current Romantic Dining Issue. Watch the video, make the reservations, enjoy your dates.   […]

Divine Destinations for Romantic Dining

Last year brought so many new date night dining options into the Twin Cities landscape, including a revitalization of two lovely Minneapolis restaurants. When looking for somewhere to snuggle in over low light, delicious food, […]

Romantic Dining: Tenant

The best first date I ever had began with an inauspicious “no.” No, I did not want to get all ‘do-ed up and go out to the hot new club that just got a write-up. […]

Romantic Dining: Bardo

The restaurant Remy Pettus had his eye on wasn’t available. Prolific Minneapolis restaurateur John Rimarcik had shuttered the place he called “Rachel’s” for a refresh. Pettus was a young chef, bouncing around town with a […]

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Travel & Recreation

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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Travel: Swiss Charm

On the tram to baggage claim in Zurich’s airport, there’s the sound of cowbells. The blue notes of an Alpine horn. The image of a Heidi-lookalike winking through the window. Everything but chocolates, and those […]

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Restless on the Range

As the dark, snowy days of winter are looming over us, it can be easy, habitual even, to find solace under the bright city lights and bustling nightlife that revive the chilly Minnesota tundra. However, […]

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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

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 […]

“Getting Hitched” – Urban Growler Brewing Company Provides Time to Vow and Space to Wow

When you hoof your way through the Capital City’s Saint Anthony Park neighborhood, it’s not hard to invoke an earlier time, especially when you get to 2325 Endicott Street. You notice straw-colored brick that, supported by […]

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 […]

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