Stephani Bloomquist

Stephani Bloomquist
Stephani Bloomquist has done a little bit of everything at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Literally. From her humble beginnings as a fact-checking intern—researching an inordinate number of shops and restaurants—to hunting and gathering the very best accoutrements for photo shoots. In her current role as Associate Managing Editor of she oversees the magazine’s social media presence, creates and edits online content for Mpls.St.Paul, manages the magazine's blogs, e-newsletters, and guides, manages interns, and generally keeps the website running smoothly. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas journalism program, she spends her free time perusing food and fashion blogs, trying new recipes, and fondly reminiscing about her days as a hip-hop dancer.
Chocolate cherry bourbon float
The Host: Booze Floats

Your childhood favorite—the ice cream float—now with more local booze!


If a lengthy post-wedding vacation doesn’t fit with your schedule or budget, plan a quick retreat for some much-deserved alone time.

Citizen Style Profile: @queenikathleeni

Find out what inspires this artist's work and where she goes to recharge.

Bell Ornaments from Wind & Willow Home | Photo by Caitlin Abrams
Mad For: Hostess Gifts from Wind & Willow Home

The new south Minneapolis boutique offers the perfect assortment of hostess gifts.

Wind & Willow Home soft goods line
Wind & Willow Home to Open Storefront

One of our favorite local housewares lines is opening across the street from Mille next week.

The Vacay from Truce, Cashew Dream from Zula, Juicy Roots from Juice So Good, and Green Juice from B
Juicing 101

Juicing’s smorgasbord of nutrients are a surprisingly filling way to keep you healthy and on track to wedded bliss. Bottoms up.

Bridal fashion shoot at the Cowles Center
How to Stay in Your Budget

When we started planning our wedding there were countless costs that we hadn't thought of, making it pretty difficult to stay within our budget.

Tips For Building Your Registry

Do as I say, not as I do.

Stephani Bloomquist Wedding Invitations
Weekly Inspiration: DIY Invites

Are DIY invitations worth the extra work?

Balloon dress made by Matt Stenerson from the film Death to Prom
Death to Prom: A Filmmaker Q&A

We talked with co-director and cinematographer Jeremy Wilker about this new film, which premieres Thursday at Mall of America.

Buffet table spread by Chowgirls Killer Catering
Weekly Inspiration: Creating the Perfect Menu

Figuring out the food for our wedding has been, by far, one of the most exciting things about planning the event. I'm sure many brides and grooms would tell you that.

wedding dresses
Preserve & Protect

Keeping your wedding dress for the next bride in the family isn't just a matter of plastic and boxes.

Stephani Bloomquist Save The Dates
Wedding Goals for 2014

Ahh, the New Year. I love a clean slate. Here, a list of what I hope to accomplish early on in 2014, before my own wedding.

Kids holding books at the Walker Art Center / photo by Eliesa Johnson
A Parents' Guide to Kids Books, Music, and Movies

Music, movies, and books that won’t make you want to light yourself on fire.

Tara LaTour Gown / Photo by Stephanie Colgan
Weekly Inspiration: Breaking (Gown) Tradition

Editor Stephani Bloomquist talks about local wedding gown designer, Tara LaTour, and why you shouldn't be afraid of color in your gown.

Get Appy: 7 Apps to Make Your Summer Better

Make sure you’re taking full advantage of summer with the help of your smartphone.

Saima Says
Saima Says

Saima Khan didn’t intend to go into the invitation and stationery business. Her brand Saima Says is now national, and is available at Epitome Papers, Paperista, and Letter Perfect.

Mobile beauty services in the Twin Cities
Twin Cities Mobile Beauty Services

Getting prettied up can be time consuming, so beauty pros are hitting the road and bringing the salon to you.

tie bars
Tie Up Loose Ends

Tie bars are classic and functional. Here's three looks we love from Heime's Haberdashery, Hammer Made, and Savvi.

Must-Haves for Fall
Must-Haves for Fall

The runways in Paris, Milan, and New York saw hints of Americana, minimalism, and dark romance. It all comes together to make for a glamorous season.

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