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Lianna Matt McLernon

Lianna Matt McLernon
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Lianna Matt McLernon is an associate editor at Greenspring Media, which publishes Minnesota Monthly. She writes for the travel, style, and arts and culture blogs, but her favorite topic (not-so-secretly) is theater.
Theatre Elision's "Ghost Quartet," featuring Christine Wade in 2019

“A Flight of Short Musicals” Does Quick-fire Theater and Drinks

Theatre Elision pairs short musicals with wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages
A pole dancer at the Land of Lakes Pole Competition, David Rubene Photography, courtesy Myss Angie

Changing the Stigma Around Pole Dancing

Despite more fitness studios offering pole dancing, there’s still a huge stigma. The Land of Lakes Pole Dancing Festival hopes to change that.
The 2019 Royal ladiesEmily and Darrin Photography

A Winter Carnival Wardrobe Fit for Royalty

St. Paul’s princesses and queen have some fairy godmothers to help with their outfits
Makeup by Victoria Olhauser at Primped, photo by Jen Hillenga

Style + Shopping Jan. 14-27 || Weddings and More

Bridal sales, grand openings, and ladies' night await
Winter wedding, makeup by Victoria Olhauser at Primped

Winter Wedding Makeup Tips

For the new year, three local makeup artists share their favorite products plus a few trends
Sparklers on New Year's

Style + Shopping Dec. 31-Jan. 13 || New Year, New Sales

Buy yourself all of the gifts you wish you got over the holidays (just kidding, kind of)
Bemidji State grad Amber Leong pitches her idea for mood-enhancing lamps on "Shark Tank"

Q&A: How Amber Leong Made a “Shark Tank” Judge Cry

Circadian Optics’ co-founder brought her light-therapy lamps to the reality TV show—just in time for winter
Hilal Ibrahim at Park Nicollet Methodist holding her hijabs.

Hijabs at the Hospital—at Least at Methodist

The St. Louis Park hospital becomes the first health care system in the country to offer hijabs
Holiday presents with a bit of greenery

Style + Shopping Dec. 17-30 || Last Minute Shopping

The 2019 holiday markets are going out with a bang to aid all of you procrastinators
Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. Photo by Stephen Baker/Huge.

11 Items Inspired by Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Add Classic Blue to your life with these looks, decor, and accessories by Minnesota makers