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Lianna Matt McLernon

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Lianna Matt McLernon is a Minnesota-based writer. She enjoys writing about travel, style, and arts and culture, but her favorite topic (not-so-secretly) is theater.
The two state fair mascots riding on a golf cart

Eight Ways to Get into the Fair Spirit (or at Least Eat Fried Food)

It’s still not the Minnesota State Fair, but here’s a round up of events to partially fill the void left this summer
Larissa Loden's mini collection, VOTE

Style + Shopping Aug. 18-31 || VOTE, “the Banksy of Fashion”

A virtual event celebrating Blackness in the industry, a documentary about one of fashion’s most elusive figures, and more await
NWKC's second small-batch experiment is a trio of kidwear. Courtesy NWKC.

NWKC Launches Small-Batch Kids’ Clothing Collection

The Minnesota heritage brand is running small-batch “experiments” for the rest of 2020
The KKK burning a cross.

Online New Works Festival Kicks Off by Confronting Racism

“Not in Our Neighborhood!” tells the true story of the racist acts around one couple’s move to St. Paul's Groveland Park in 1924
Mannequins at a mall, photo by Sara Kurfeß/Unsplash

Style + Shopping Aug. 4-17 || One Last Luxe

End-of-season sales at the Galleria, the annual Winsome sample sale, and more await these next two weeks
Fox Run may have started as a home decor brand, but it's expanded into lifestyle with apparel, apothecary, and more.

Mobile Marketplace Fox Run Settles Down

Known for its experiential shop truck and pop-ups, the home decor and lifestyle brand opens a shop in Arbor Lakes
After launching this spring with face masks (which benefited peaceful protesters and the Sheridan Project), Les Sól has opened its online boutique with hopes to open its physical doors in the fall.

Style + Shopping July 21-Aug. 3 || Les Sól

In-person and online markets fill up these next two weeks, plus classes and workshops that help you to look your best
"Marie and Rosetta," starring Jamaica Bennett and Rajane Katurah Brown, was the last main stage production at Park Square Theatre before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

5 Ways to Support (and Enjoy) Local Theater Right Now

A murder mystery has been written for video chat and the state's biggest theater festival has gone online
a macrame wall hanging

Style + Shopping July 7-19 || New World Night Market

In-person markets, seasonal sales, online fashion lectures, and more await these next two weeks
Two roses are specifically centered around kids: "Painting the Roses Red" by Kimberly McCracken is outside the Roseville Library and has a coloring activity integrated into the library's summer programming, and "The Value of Education" by Cora Hays brings awareness to the Kids in Need Foundation's school supply drive. Roseville in Bloom is a public art series happening this summer.

Public Art Is Blooming in Roseville and Beyond

The seven-foot-tall roses popping up around the city are just some of the many public art pieces you can visit in the metro