Kara Eliason

Kara Eliason

Kara handles a bevy of tasks for the magazine including writing, editing, blogging about fancy parties, and managing an army of editorial interns. Before joining the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine staff in 2011, she worked for magazines such as Delta Sky, Viking, and Independent Banker. (Let’s just say she knows more about hub cities, rosemaling, and subprime mortgages than she’d like to admit.) Kara earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of St. Thomas, where she was also captain of the national champion dance team. She doesn’t dance anymore—unless you count weddings—but she enjoys coaching the dance team at Hamline University. Her other interests include yoga, nail polish, golf, documentary films, and eating brunch.

Laura & Alex:  Three Wedding Wishes
Laura & Alex: Three Wedding Wishes

Laura and Alexander shared three wedding wishes when planning their wedding—great food, a live band, and fabulous photography.


Sara & Tom Pelissero: Keeping It Personal
Sara & Tom Pelissero: Keeping It Personal

From original music to familiar faces, Sara and Tom incorporated plenty of personal touches in their May 2012 wedding.


Good Deeds: 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame
Good Deeds: 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame

For more than 20 years, we’ve recognized Minnesotans who make a positive difference around the Twin Cities. Meet our  Volunteer Hall of Fame class of 2012.


Picture Perfect
Picture Perfect

How to hire a wedding photographer to ensure picture perfect shots. Plus, tips for framing up one-of-a-kind engagement photos.


Top  Doctors 2012: Going the Extra Mile to Save Lives
Top Doctors 2012: Going the Extra Mile to Save Lives

Meet six Top Doctors who volunteer around the globe—and the Twin Cities—to save lives and inspire others.


Erin & Chris: A Hint of Color
Erin & Chris: A Hint of Color

Erin and Chris Moser incorporate turquoise, the bride’s signature hue, into their big day.


Amy & Hans: A Family Affair
Amy & Hans: A Family Affair

The couple incorporated friends and loved ones into every aspect of their wedding day.


Dance Class
Dance Class

Associate editor Kara Eliason tries The Cowles Center’s Open Door Dance classes, featuring a different dance style and teacher each month.


Stephanie and Lance
Stephanie & Lance: Keeping it Simple

This Hollywood couple made their Minneapolis wedding low-key and stress-free.


Cocktails & Cinema

Some movies are better with a buzz, and you don't need to dine out before the show to get one. These theaters serve food and drinks while you take in the latest flick.


Chip & Beka: Picture Perfect

Thanks to careful planning and expert advice, this couple had their ideal wedding.


Top Dentists 2012

Our sixth edition of trusted local dentistry professionals.


Grooming in Style

Grooms are entitled to some prenuptial primping, too.


Walker After Hours: Alter Ego
Walker After Hours: Alter Ego

The Walker's opening of the big Cindy Sherman exhibit drew the art crowd and those willing to transform themselves (within the confines of a photo booth, of course).