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April 2014

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New Vintage—Spanish Wines

Guests joined Minnesota Monthly at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on April 8, 2014 and enjoyed a flight of Spanish wines from Solo Vino and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Barbette.

5 Must-Do April Events

Quinton Skinner picks his top 5 things to see, hear, or do in Minnesota in April.

Your Smile Says It All

Top 5 World Destinations To See Now

Minnesotans Erica and Matt Chua quit their jobs and set off in 2010 for a trip around the world and didn’t return until mid-2013

Must-Have Statement Necklace

Alexis Bittar combines natural stones and crystal vines to make for an earthy piece


An internet beauty line tests out new products at MOA

GEN by Figen Özdenak

Family ties bring one of Turkey’s leading fashion designers to Excelsior

Dermatologist-level Skincare Comes to Target

Dr. Brian Zelickson brings his signature glow to the masses

Painterly Pastels

Embrace spring with whimsical patterns


After raising a quarter—million dollars on Kickstarter—the Travail Sexy Chef Calendar incentive must have really done the trick

Taste of Spring

Sample the season with edible floral

The Mill Northeast

A brunch/dinner/drinks three-fer. The Mill NE marries two very different culinary ghosts.


5 things chef Josh Brown of Gather can’t live without

Lake & Irving

The rise of the local-food movement has shifted regional fare back into fashion, and along with it arrives Lake & Irving, named for its location: an Uptown corner already home to the European-inspired Barbette and Amore Victoria.

The Salad Bar

A fast-casual veggie option takes to the skyway

Cinema Paradiso

MSPIFF’s world-wise film kaleidoscope shifts attention from the multiplex (for the moment)

You Can’t Keep a Good Tribute Band Down

A great tribute band has to combine all the right elements to recreate the songbook of their inspiration and provide a good time that works on its own merits.

Back It Up

Minnesotans head back to the awesome ’80s to fight colon cancer

A Dating Delight

The Cities’ most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes come together for a cause

Minnesota South

How Naples, Florida became the winter roost for our most notable snowbirds