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  1. There’s no place like home. Sometimes, it takes a trip away to remember what you have in your own backyard. Now that I’m home with the baby and doing less traveling, I’ve become reaquainted with all there is to offer in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We often get emails from readers from the coasts who find themselves with …

  2. There’s no place quite like Big Sur. Derived from the original Spanish-language “el sur grande”meaning “the big south”, Big Sur is often mistaken for a town, not a region, and is most famous for its seaside cliffs. If you’ve visited, you know exactly why experiencing it is so hard to put in words. I think it is best described by smell. Baked …

  3. Oh, March. You tease us with unkept promises of Spring! It was 60 degrees in MN last weekend, while unsettling, it wasn’t hard to enjoy. Alas, more snow ahead. Here in the North, we can count on 5 months of snow-covered ground. I ran across scribblings of my packing list for our own beach vacation, that was …

  4. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments of the trip and giving you some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary.  This is the last entry in our month-long series of posts. Thanks …

  5. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments of the trip and giving you some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary. After deciding to relax in Norway for an extra day, we knew …

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  7. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments of the trip and giving you some shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary.  Welcome to my favorite portion of the trip: Norway, the most beautiful …

  8. Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin from last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments and providing you with shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary.  Hello, Copenhagen! Weren’t you a sight for sore eyes. We started this trip out as …

  9. The temperatures were frigid, the welcome was warm. This week, The Bachelor Farmer Cafe opened its doors in the old Askov Finlayson space, brightening North Loop mornings with the promise of coffee and pastries starting at 6am. While the neighborhood has blossomed with restaurants and shops, grocery stores and condo developments, breakfast and lunch options have remained limited, especially for …

  10. Advice I received from my friend Erin regarding my upcoming vacation. Yep, you read that correctly… an honest to goodness vacation. Joe and I and another couple are heading to Europe for two glorious weeks beginning this Monday. We are visiting Denmark, Sweden, Berlin and Norway and are trying to hit as many amazing spots as we can …

  11. I’ve been in the branding business long enough to know that companies with good products don’t always equal a company with good ethics. There isn’t one market shift or consumer behavior to thank for the rise of the socially responsible corporation, but we can all agree that it was about time. When I left for a …

  12. **This post is sponsored by Lincoln Motor Company and Style Coalition. We received compensation to share a review of this experience. All opinions and thoughts about the brand are our own.** Good design can be translated just about anywhere. A little seed of inspiration can be executed across interiors, product development, graphics, experiences— even food. Designing an experience that …

  13. There’s a lot to be said about investing in experiences. Some people backpack through Europe, others take a sabbatical and live in Indonesia for 6 months. But what about the destinations we visit for a weekend? Or those places just a 5 hour drive up north? Or the locations we must visit for work? If you’re …