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Kelly Kegans
Kelly Kegans

Executive Editor, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Kelly is used to moving frequently. But she didn’t have to travel far to join the Mpls.St.Paul staff, having most recently led the Better Homes and Gardens Home Design staff, which is based in Des Moines. Before that, Kelly was accustomed to the warmer climes of the south and saying “hey, y’all” when she was a reporter for several Texas-based magazines and daily newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News. Kelly brings with her extensive experience producing vibrant visual story packages and leading talented editorial teams in creating award-winning content that engages, inspires, and informs.


Molly Herrmann

Founder and Owner, Kitchen in the Market

Molly just can’t get enough of food. Good food. Growing up on a farm in Florida provided her with a unique appreciation of how food gets to our table. She packed up that farm-to-table sensibility and took it to college where she earned her degree in Nutrition.

After years of teaching people what to eat, she now teaches people how to eat. Molly created Tastebud (now Kitchen in the Market Catering) in 2007 to channel her passion for food.

In 2010, Molly embarked on another journey, founded Kitchen Holdings, LLC and opened Kitchen in the Market, a shared commercial kitchen space, cooking school and retail space located inside the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. Tastebud Catering was folded into the Kitchen Holdings, LLC family, and now they all live together in one big giant kitchen!

Through her cooking, teaching, and personal & media appearances, Molly engages eaters in her food philosophies - making good food accessible; pleasing vegetarians and omnivores alike; using local, sustainably produced ingredients; and, the special enjoyment that can be derived from taking a meal with friends and family. Molly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and son.


Nicole Liwienski

Co-Founder + Creative Director for White Peacock Styled Events

Established in 2011, White Peacock Styled Events is a luxury full service event planning and styling company based in Minneapolis and working with clients worldwide. They offer their clients everything from creative direction and design, decor sourcing, logistics and vendor coordination, and event design to photoshoot direction and styling.  The White Peacock Philosophy is that memorable celebrations do not happen by themselves, and that there is a true art to entertaining.  Nicole and Jennifer seek inspiration from everywhere, combined with their attention to detail, exceptional execution and fresh energy - a White Peacock event truly reflects each client. These ladies pride themselves on exceeding client expectations while curating unique and creative experiences.  They truly believe life is for celebrating, so let these ladies help you live loudly, plan properly and party accordingly!
A hostess at heart that shares her love for others by curating beautiful celebrations, Nicole’s passionate pursuit of all things pretty is the driving force behind White Peacocks enviable aesthetic. Nicole can be found drawing inspiration from beautiful packaging, enjoying breakfast for dinner, is an avid frosting addict, loves a great dance party and is always up for a glass [or 2!] of bubbly.  A composed designer, Nicole has a talent for marrying modern design with classic, timeless details. It’s Nicole’s energy and enthusiasm for pushing the party design boundaries that ensures every event is truly unique. When she’s not curating pretty celebrations with White Peacock she loves traveling and spending time with her family (husband, Chris, kiddos Jack + Piper)  + furry friend (Zoe the weimaraner.) 

about_photo.pngMelissa Coleman

Founder of TheFauxmartha.com

Melissa, creator of the food blog thefauxmartha.com, is a designer, maker, and baker set to a minimalist tune. That’s fancy talk for home cook. After spending 3 decades bouncing around the states, she’s firmly planted under the snow banks of Minneapolis, MN with her husband and tiny baker in the making. Her site is a journal of the food they make and eat—modern, simple weeknight dinners and slow, classic weekend baking. Mostly minimal always wholesome recipes. She’s keen on sharing tips—the kind that get buried in recipes or left out altogether. These kind of secrets are for everyone. With a huge appetite and love for food, she grew up hearing this advice from her mom—eat to live, don’t live to eat. Life is funny. She makes a living on food. Melissa has been featured on People.com, Yahoo, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, Vogue, Bon Appetit, and The Kitchn.


Jens Menske

Born in 1962 in Hannover, Germany
University of Hannover - studied and graduated in Economics
Area Sales Manager for Rosenthal in Germany from 1992 to 1994
Area Sales Manager for ALESSI in Germany from 1994 to 1999
Area Sales Manager for ALESSI in the US from 1999 to 2010
National Sales Manager for ALESSI in the US since 2010.