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April 2014

Features

Minnesota South

Minnesota South

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

63 Ways to Banish Winter

63 Ways to Banish Winter

Get yourself ready for spring

Bright and Breezy Spring Fashion

Bright and Breezy Spring Fashion

Flowing fabrics and neutrals with color pops are hot for spring

Departments

Editor's Letter: Here Comes the Sun

Editor's Letter: Editor's Letter: Here Comes the Sun

Spring Break can’t arrive soon enough!

Top 5 World Destinations To See Now

Ripple Effect: 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

Travel Tips from Savvy Traveler Rudy Maxa

Ripple Effect: Travel Tips from Savvy Traveler Rudy Maxa

The avuncular radio host scours the world for stories and tips but keeps coming back to the Twin Cities

Dessa’s GMO Dilemma

Ripple Effect: Dessa’s GMO Dilemma

The humble Cheerio raises an organic debate

Horst Rechelbacher Remembered

Ripple Effect: Horst Rechelbacher Remembered

The visionary behind Aveda changed the face of beauty

Brick-and-Brush

Trending: Brick-and-Brush

An internet beauty line tests out new products at MOA

Dermatologist-level Skincare Comes to Target

Trending: Dermatologist-level Skincare Comes to Target

Dr. Brian Zelickson brings his signature glow to the masses

Must-Have Statement Necklace

Trending: Must-Have Statement Necklace

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

Painterly Pastels

Trending: Painterly Pastels

Embrace spring with whimsical patterns

GEN by Figen Özdenak

Trending: GEN by Figen Özdenak

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

Max Martin Outfits Hollywood

Trending: Max Martin Outfits Hollywood

A Minneapolis entrepreneur launches a luxury line of made-in-the-USA shoes so hip even Beyoncé can’t resist

Style Profile: Amy Walsh Kern

Trending: Style Profile: Amy Walsh Kern

WATCH executive director Amy Walsh Kern breaks every rule except her own

Mean Girls Meet Minnesota Nice

Trending: Mean Girls Meet Minnesota Nice

With great love comes great vulnerability

The Fast Diet Recalibrates Relationships with Food

Wellness: The Fast Diet Recalibrates Relationships with Food

Can the Fast Diet recalibrate our relationship with food?

Taste of Spring

Taste: Taste of Spring

Sample the season with edible floral

Lake & Irving

Taste: 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...

The Salad Bar

Taste: The Salad Bar

A fast-casual veggie option takes to the skyway

The Mill Northeast

Taste: The Mill Northeast

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

Essentials

Taste: Essentials

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

Travail

Taste: Travail

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

Caribou Coffee Debuts a New Bakery Line

Taste: Caribou Coffee Debuts a New Bakery Line

Caribou Coffee is rolling out a three-part food plan to up its edibles game, and Phase One is upon us.

5 Must-Do April Events

Stepping Out: 5 Must-Do April Events

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

Back It Up

Stepping Out: Back It Up

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

You Can’t Keep a Good Tribute Band Down

Stepping Out: 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.

Cinema Paradiso

Stepping Out: Cinema Paradiso

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

New Vintage—Spanish Wines

Scene: 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.

A Dating Delight

Scene: A Dating Delight

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

Back It Up

Scene: Back It Up

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

Travail

Quick Bite: Travail

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

Sue Z.’s Finds

Sue Z: Sue Z.’s Finds

MorningStar recyclable coffee cans, Ella’s Heavenly Hunks, Gluten-Free Pasta

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