Emily Howald Sefton


Emily Howald Sefton moved to the Twin Cities after a five-year stint in Chicago, where she perfected the art of creating order amid chaos (also known as magazine deadlines). As a writer and a managing editor for Chicago Social and Chicago Social Weddings, Emily cultivated the appropriate experience to wordsmith her way to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, where she quickly said "I Do" to the role of Deputy Features Editor and Weddings Editor. Prior to earning a paycheck, Emily earned her masters from Northwestern University and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. When she’s not busy exploring the nearest wedding venue or the latest workout trend, Emily spends time with her husband, daughter, and mini-labradoodle. You might catch her raving about the Green Bay Packers (Note: She is not, nor will she ever be, a Vikings fan) or teetering in uncomfortably high heels.

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Annika Bridal joins the long list of must-stop shops at 50th & France that cater to brides-to-be. more »

Aug 19, 2016 8:32 AM Aisle File

Inside a chef's home

Photos by Eliesa Johnson

At work, these Twin Cities chefs have fully stocked kitchens that make the gourmands among us swoon, but what about when they're off the clock? more »

May 5, 2016 1:28 PM , Home & Design

Choosing the right venue for you is no walk in the park. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider the advice of these seasoned pros about what to consider when looking for a venue in the Twin Cities. more »

Apr 11, 2016 9:56 AM Aisle File

Handwoven blankets by Dianne Nordt

Photos by Jennifer Whalen and Wing Ta

Twin Cities stylemakers’ designed vignettes showcase trends at this year’s American Craft Council Show. more »

Mar 17, 2016 9:13 AM Home & Design


Photos by Eliesa Johnson

A pro shares tips on how to create a stylish, yet functional, terrace to get the most out of Minnesota's short summers. more »

Mar 3, 2016 9:20 AM Home & Design

From see-through chiffon to lingerie-like lace, designers are playing peekaboo with this season’s wedding dress styles. more »

Mar 1, 2016 10:33 AM Weddings

Consider these five boutique workouts that are editor approved to get you aisle ready. more »

Jan 11, 2016 4:36 PM Aisle File

Let our roundup of the Twin Cities best of the best be your starting point for planning your wedding. more »

Jan 7, 2016 11:19 AM Diamond Awards

A kids playroom designed by Natalie Talley in Edina, Minnesota.

Photos by Troy Thies

This Edina couple turned to interior designer Natalie Talley to create a room comfortable enough for family movie nights, yet colorful and playful so the kids could call it their own. more »

Jan 7, 2016 9:52 AM Home & Design

If you're up to the sport of finding your dream wedding dress on sample, consider these tips from local pros before you hit the racks. more »

Dec 14, 2015 8:26 AM Aisle File

Pink and orange chairs RO/LU

Photos courtesy of Ro/Lu

RO/LU Studio blurs the line between art and furniture. more »

Dec 8, 2015 1:56 PM Home & Design


Photo by Paul Nelson

Celebrating the people, places, and products that add style and wow to how we live in the Twin Cities. more »

Nov 18, 2015 9:29 AM , , Home & Design


Photographs by Wing Ta

Oct 19, 2015 7:38 AM Home & Design

Before you hit the big box stores to shop for his neckwear, bring some local love to your guy's aisle style with these five hometown heroes. more »

Oct 12, 2015 11:18 AM Aisle File

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