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  1. Hello and welcome back to AttaGirl, a series in which I discover how the women I admire kick ass, take names, and what lipstick brand they prefer to do it in. A how-to in Getting Shit Done. The future will most definitely be female, thank God. While I’d prefer that future to get here like, any time …

  2. I’ll admit that it seems like a strange place to accidentally end up, but I never really intended to live in New York City. I know other people—lots of people, in fact—need to live there. To check it off a bucket list. To see if they can make it. To really earn their status as starving …

  3. I first saw her in the security line at O’Hare. We were shuffling through the shoeless gauntlet of hectic humiliation, and we shared a giggle over the general awkwardness. I noticed her again when she asked my business colleagues where they’d bought the beers they were holding. The third time I saw her, I was actively avoiding …

  4. The pure privilege of not waking up all-the-way politically until 2016 is not lost on me. Until about nine or ten months before last year’s election, I had the common political media habits of a young white person living in the city: I’d pay attention to the news leisurely; keep my finger loosely on the pulse …

  5. PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Joe and I used to have fun. Yes, yes, we are still having fun, but it’s different. It requires much more orchestration and patience. We aren’t as spontaneous as we used to be— is probably a better way to frame it. Before baby (and before all this responsibility) we would go to happy hours or long brunches and …

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  7. Ask any Minnesotan. They know. Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar is a cult classic. Come every August, over the course of two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people flock to St. Paul daily for the Minnesota State Fair to send off summer. (Only Texas can boast a bigger state fair, though Minnesota’s runs for a shorter timespan …

  8. 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 …

  9. I’m excited to share some details about a series of home decor styling workshops I’m hosting! From March 19th-29th, Wing Ta, Martha McQuade, Zoe Francois and myself will be at MOA to bring you home decor workshops inspired by fragrance in the home. My workshops will include how to make a gallery wall (with images above), stage …

  10. Readers, say hello to Hackwith Design House. This small, Minneapolis-based studio is somewhat of an obsession of mine, and if I’m being honest, this post feels like sharing one of my best-kept secrets with you all. In short, I think you’re going to like what Lisa Hackwith, the woman behind the clothing, is all about. Hand-selected …

  11. I KNOW. I’m totally jumping the gun on fall clothing, BUT the cool morning temperatures have me thinking about the jacket I’ve been coveting since February: The Track Parka by Pierrepont Hicks. It’s unisex, the fit is amazing, and it’s American made. While I’ve got Pierrepont Hicks on the brain, here are a few other items …

  12. On one of the hottest days in Minneapolis, Capture Studios shared this video short featuring Minnesota’s Northwoods, frozen lakes, a little Bon Iver remix, a few local companies and even some local talent, whom some of you may recognize as my boyfriend. Joe MIGHT be a tiny bit embarrassed I’m sharing this with you all, but …

  13. Hot August night. Hot live music. Chilled crayfish and ice-cold aquavit. Hope to see some local W&D readers August 3rd at