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Madison Bloomquist

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Madison is Assistant Editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Checkered stuff

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Check mate! Like lemonade stands and picnics in the park, gingham, in our book, is a summer staple. more

Shop & Style

How does anyone look good during this fickle Minnesota spring weather? We asked seven local style gurus who already have it figured out. more

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Models in clothes from Fashion Week MN 2017.

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Our annual excuse to break out of our plaid and down-jacket shells is back and more sustainable and all-inclusive than ever. more

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Plus size clothing at Primp Boutique

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You asked, they answered: The local cheap-chic boutiques will now offer plus-size clothing. more

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Box of Bra Bridges

Photo courtesy of Francoise Shirley

Could Bra Bridge, designed by a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney, be the secret weapon women have been looking for? more

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The Final Contestants in The Bachelor Season 22

Photos courtesy of ABC

Our Minnesota girl got the rose. And then everything changed. Dun dun dun. more

Arts & Culture

The Bachelor cast

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The somehow-still-addicting reality show’s 22nd season ends Monday—and Prior Lake native Becca Kufrin is a frontrunner. Here’s our (totally unbiased) pre-finale guide. more

Arts & Culture

Lavender clothing and accessories

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

You’ve had a good run, millennial pink. But there’s a new “it” pastel in town. more

Shop & Style

Alice Riot Dress and Kate Iverson Painting

Photo courtesy of Alice Riot

Sick of your black pencil skirt? This locally designed collection features female-designed contemporary art prints on professional work attire. more

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A sample room at "Art in the Home"

Photo courtesy of LiLu Interiors

Local interior designers create a gallery of rooms as an art exhibit to inspire decorating with art. more

Home & Design

From personal vows to a joint wedding party, this local couple's special day was fun, easygoing, and completely their own. more

Weddings

"This is Now" showcases student designs with a side of social issues. more

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Sage Steele

Photo courtesy of ESPN

The SportsCenter on the Road anchor knows how to succeed in Minnesota. more

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Wed By Design, a new e-design company, lets you plan your wedding from your own sofa. more

Aisle File

Kick off the year by updating your workout gear—for fashion and function. more

Shop & Style

The best of post-holiday boutique sales in the Twin Cities. It’s time to buy what you really want. more

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Holiday decor at Wanderlust Vintage

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Vintage pros offer tips and tricks for decorating with nostalgic goods. more

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Children's Theatre Company

Photo courtesy of the Children's Theatre Company

A by-age guide to fam-friendly picks from the local theater scene. more

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