November-December Style File

The Scoop

A Beautiful Face

There’s a new medispa in town, and it’s small but mighty. In just two neat and tidy treatment rooms, Bella Faccia houses a wealth of experience: doctors, highly trained estheticians, and, in the case of the owner, Brenda Wise, an extremely experienced permanent-makeup artist. But if injectables or lasers aren’t your thing, it’s also where you’ll find Angie Swerdlick, who is a crackerjack of an aesthetician, administering serums and potions and microdermabrasion tools for a flawless complexion. Check out their open house November 8 to see what they’re all about. Bella Faccia, 7250 France Ave., Edina, 952-607-7557,

Midwest Accents

Local furniture purveyor Room & Board expands its offerings with an exclusive line of local artists’ handcrafted home accessories. Clockwise from top left: Michael Manzavrakos print, $499; Sielaff Cricket floor lamp, $429; Hennepin Made Banded Globe pendant, $299, and bowl, $199; Byrd & Belle kindling tote, $249; all available at Room & Board, 7010 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-927-8835,

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modern workshop

Home Run

Forage Modern Workshop feels just like its name implies: an evolving mix of vintage and well-made pieces you lucked into finding . From left to right: Flensted mobile, $150. Gary Moore Bookhive shelf, $680. Vintage yellow tension lamp, $650. True Modern Dane chair, $1,225; ottoman, $725. Brita Sweden Gunnel blanket, $240. Tivoli radio, $199. Maple OCD Pix table, $350. Magdalena York Stockholm rug, $86. Eastvold furniture classic coffee table, $700. All at Forage Modern Workshop,  4023 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-886-3603,

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Katie Dohman is a St. Paul freelance writer and editor focused on lifestyle stories. Formerly the lifestyle editor for Minnesota Monthly, she’s also contributed to Zagat, the Star Tribune, Experience Life, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, and BloomaBlog, among others.