The sun was shining bright for this year’s Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID MN Showcase Home Tour Gala in Edina. Homeowners and power couple Dario and Jeanne Anselmo pack a punch: Dario is an aspiring politician and previous owner of the Fine Line Music Café, and Jeanne is a designer with her own business, JJ Designs. Tasty nibbles and specialty cocktails kept guests pleasantly lubricated while they wandered through the designer home. The highlight of the evening was that we were allowed to keep our shoes on while admiring rooms exquisitely designed by some of the Twin Cities’ top interior designers. Traditionally, the fine footwear worn to the gala is ripped from our hooves upon entry to protect the newly renovated properties. Each year, profits support the local causes that dedicate volunteer time and energy to the event. This year, nonprofit partners included ASID MN, Edina Give and Go, and the Junior League of St. Paul.
Kathy Ross, senior director of strategic communications for the Minnesota Wild, is a woman of many talents. When British rock band Mumford & Sons made a stop at Xcel Energy Center in April, she received a call asking if she had her scissors. Bewildered, Kathy opened her desk drawer, pulled out a pair of scissors, and asked why. It turns out, what she really needed were cutting shears because lead singer Marcus Mumford was requesting a haircut. Nothing like going above the call of duty. Kathy jumped into hair stylist mode, gathering up proper hair-cutting utensils, and going to work coiffing the locks of Mr. Mumford. Little did Mumford know, Kathy is a registered cosmetologist who moonlights shearing the locks of friends—myself included, thank you! So it was no surprise that band members Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall also requested haircuts. Yes, this made the evening that much more enjoyable as Kathy and fiancé Adam Pavek watched the show knowing the swooning fans were admiring the recently shorn tresses from her creative touch. So does this mean I can say I go to the same stylist as Marcus Mumford?
See you on the scene!