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December 2008

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Winter Survival Guide on WCCO

Minnesota Monthly's assistant managing editor Courtney Lewis shares the magazine's winter survival research with WCCO's Heather Brown.

Body Shapers

They may look a little strange, but body shapers can really smooth your appearance and help you look better in your clothes. Minnesota Monthly style editor Elizabeth Dehn shares a few of the best shapers—at various price ranges—with Twin Cities Live host Rebekah Wood.

Cooking with Lee Svitak Dean

Need an easy-but-tasty beverage and appetizer for your upcoming holiday party? Lee Svitak Dean, the editor of the Taste section for the Star Tribune, has the recipes for you!

For What It's Worth

Fine dining for a new economy

2008 Holiday Event Calendar

You've seen our December Agenda, now check this list for more Yuletide joy.

Forepaugh's Restaurant

Watch our virtual tour of Forepaugh's, a fine dining St. Paul restaurant that recently re-opened its doors after an extensive remodel.

Best Deals at Minnesota Boutiques

The holiday shopping season is upon us. For special gifts, visit our local boutiques while taking advantage of the deals style editor Elizabeth Dehn shares with Twin Cities Live host Rebekah Wood.

December 2008 Listed

2008 Wedding Fair, Perspectives of Hope Benefit, and Living with Breast Cancer: An Educational Conference

December 2008 Party Pics

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation Gala, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, Nash Avery Foundation's Bash for Nash, and The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery's Harvesting Hope Wine Tasting

The Agenda

Theater, music, dance, and more—your best bets for December

Winter Survival Guide

From taking a class to listening to a concert, there’s plenty to keep you busy this season—even if you’re stuck in Minnesota.


On the psychopathology of pecuniary insult

December 2008 Style File

The latest store openings, closings, and deals

Acting Up

Mpls. unplugged, local giving, stocking stats & curtain call

What to Drink Now

Some of the world’s most pitch-perfect white dessert wines come from the Coteaux du Layon appellation of the Anjou region, in France’s Loire Valley.


The newly reopened landmark is beautiful, fancy, and, well, weird

December 2008 Letters to the Editor

Letters from readers regarding the last issues of Minnesota Monthly

Diamond Radiance Facial

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend—even in a facial.

Delivery Man

My father’s struggle with punch lines

Dear Paul

Expert answers to your most dire questions