February 2018 Lifestyle Letter

People are made up of social identities. For instance, I am a Minnesota native, art-lover, editor, foodie, and a maker. Of all the identities I hold, I take most pride in being a maker.

A “maker” holds the power of creating things. You put art, ideas, jobs, opportunities, or products into your community. It could also mean you’re an influencer or…

PiM Presents a Strange & Wondrous Winter Spectacular

PiM Arts High School put on a fantastic Winter Spectacular over December 7th and 8th. The show included performances by Nick Jordan, Mariah Mercedes, PiM Chamber Singers, Black Label Movement, and Har Mar Superstar. Photography by Nora Johnson.

February 2018 Around Town

Dad, dance the night away with your daughter(s) and enjoy an evening neither of you will ever forget! Girls ages 3-15 are invited to attend a special dinner and dance with dad (or other significant male figure). Father and Daughter Sweetheart Dance takes place on February 10th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the City Center Garden Room of Eden…

Senior Care that Feels like Family

This is the final chapter to our serial about an elderly lady, her daughter and Karen Lawrence, who was hired to manage her care through Matrix Home Healthcare Specialists. Lawrence owns and manages three care homes in the Twin Cities, all situated in nice neighborhoods. They offer on-site health care in a home environment for people with chronic and sometimes…

Making Magic

Chris Harristhal has been making magic since he was six years old. His big brother borrowed a book of magic tricks from the library and learned how to make a silk handkerchief appear. Harristhal remembers being amazed - “figuring it out drove me nuts” - and was determined to learn the secret. He doesn’t know how many times he checked the…

Tandem Made

Tandem Made is Nate and Erin Moren. They craft beautiful custom furniture pieces, small home objects and accessories, as well as sculpture, jewelry, and other beautiful and useful pieces of art in their Northeast Minneapolis studio. The husband and wife team are makers first and foremost - we talked to Erin Moren about the aesthetic, process, and Minnesota roots of…

Pay as You Go

Pay as you go; this is a term many of us are familiar with as consumer trends shift towards only paying for the portion of a product used rather than the product as a whole. This has given way to companies with missions based around renting out premium goods to increase accessibility. Companies such as Zip Car are great examples…

Planning for the Growing Season

As we enter the month of February, it’s time to start preparing for the growing season.

The Fitness Bandwagon

Last month I had the opportunity to profess my love of kettlebell training in the context of New Year’s fitness resolutions. The process of writing that article inspired me twofold. First, I was inspired to jump on the New Year’s fitness bandwagon (albeit a month early). Second, and probably more importantly, I was able to conjure up an idea for…

Your Love, Your Way

Valentine’s Day—the day set aside for love—is Cupid’s special day. The expectations are bountiful: Flowers, candy (preferably chocolate) and a romantic candlelight dinner. It’s a day of romance on steroids.