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Explore a portrait of prairie wonder in Watertown, South Dakota. Watertown has a story to tell. You can hear it whispered by the ornate arches on Kemp Avenue, taste it in local fare, and feel it in a gold-soaked autumn sunset over Lake Kampeska. This is where life slows down and your creative spirit soars. You’ll see why after spending a few days in this picturesque haven.

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Hayley Saunders: Autumn is an annual celebration of style, kicking off with the arrival of the thick September issues of top fashion tomes like Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. We at Artful Living like to keep the fashionable festivities going all season long. This issue is packed with plenty of stylish content, like a look at the current state of men’s fashion from our digital editor, AJ Longabaugh — one of the most fashion-forward guys we know (page 93). Our adventure section, meanwhile, transports you to the English countryside with an ode to tweed by special contributor Laura Schara (page 218). Kate Nelson: But style isn’t just about the clothes you don. It’s also about the food you eat, as acclaimed chef Angie Mar shows us at her sultry Beatrice Inn (page 63). It’s how you travel — or, if you’re hip to the hottest new trend, how your pets travel (page 112). And it’s how you honor a cultural icon like Minnesota’s own Judy Garland half a century after her passing (page 56). HS: Speaking of honor — well, codes of honor — who among us isn’t at least a little curious about what goes on during the clandestine meetings of secret societies? For our feature, “Secret’s Out,” we asked writer Marguerite Happe to dig up some dirt on these covert clubs (page 140). Namely, in today’s world, are secret societies even relevant anymore? And is anyone still joining? The answer might surprise you. KN: Our Intel section is full of other curiosities. On the technology front, writer Gina Samarotto shows what life with personal robots will look like in the not-so-distant future — as soon as next year, in fact, when one in 10 American homes is predicted to have a robot of their own (page 235). And Andrew Parks takes us to Tasmania, where the Museum of Old and New Art is giving the proverbial finger to art industry elite and shocking sensitive museum goers to the core (page 240). After all, what’s more stylish than bucking the status quo? HS: That’s something we pride ourselves on here at Artful Living, with each issue bringing readers content that’s provocative rather than pedestrian, cutting-edge rather than conventional. With us, it’s safe to say you can expect the unexpected. Happy reading,

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On the Cover The arresting image adorning our autumn issue screams style. It showcases Dutch model Luna Bijl (one of iconic late designer Karl Lagerfeld’s muses) stomping down a cobblestone street in an utterly chic ensemble that is simultaneously timeless and of-the-moment. In a subtle nod to our feature, “Secret’s Out” (page 140), she has an air of mystery about her. But what’s undeniably evident are her palpable presence and her ceaseless confidence — two traits that will never go out of style.

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Artful Living, the Magazine of the North, is an elegant, intelligent publication highlighting art, culture, travel, fashion, home, food, wine and profiles meant to inspire and entertain. Founded in 2008, this quarterly magazine features beautiful design and engaging original content, bringing the best of the North to an affluent audience with impeccable taste. The Artful Living lifestyle brand is headquartered in Minneapolis.


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Over the Rainbow Dig into even more Judy Garland coverage, like a review of this fall’s highly anticipated Renée Zellweger flick.

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Richards of oil painting. At least that’s what the 70-year-old artist tells me with a laugh, which feels pretty spot-on given his rockand-roll persona. His career spans 57 years, despite a lack of formal training or active self-promotion. He’s almost entirely cut off from technology. He typically paints largerthan-life eight-by-12-foot canvases that can be intimidating, even for avid collectors. He gets bored of his own paintings and shifts his focus to theoretical mathematics or jazz composition, just to keep things interesting. “I like concepts that are simply stated but hard to solve,” he explains. Strickland paints every day in his secluded trailer just outside Bayfield, Wisconsin. He works only during the day, when natural light pours in so he gets the most accurate coloration of the paints he mixes himself. Vibrant hues of gold, fuchsia and indigo give life to the ancient Ojibwe narrative of Nanabozho, a cultural hero who takes the form of half rabbit, half man and is in all of Strickland’s paintings. The mythical character lives outside of time and place, outside of cultural precedent. He embodies all the potential of human and demigod because he sees all. Sometimes Nanabozho is a subtle stroke in a broadly painted landscape. But more often, he is front and center, like in Strickland’s most recent work, where the figure lures geese into a closed-eye dance so he can kill and eat them. While Nanabozho’s being is complex, it’s the stories and embellishments that Strickland most enjoys. But he doesn’t simply translate Ojibwe tales to large-scale canvas. “Rabbett identifies with this character and reinterprets the stories as if they were history,” explains Ken Bloom, former director of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Tweed Museum of Art, where Strickland’s work is on display. “Then he relates it from the standpoint of his own individual politics, perceptions and sense of spirituality.” The intricate nature of Strickland’s work was encouraged at an early age as he grew up surrounded by artists. “My mother, aunts and uncles were all painters,” he explains. But while they focused on landscapes and portraits, he began painting images from Greek mythology. His compositions today still reflect Baroque and Renaissance influences but skew wildly contemporary in content. “Rabbett is not a trained painter, so he doesn’t paint in a classical Western way,” notes Bloom. “He has a capacity to represent his imagination in real forms. It’s an extraordinary talent; it’s the wish of every artist.”


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changed American culture, then 2019 has been the year we escaped our existential dread by looking back to that nascent era. We’ve reflected on the 50th anniversaries of Woodstock, the moon landing and the Stonewall uprising. Intertwined with all these moments was a less commemorated but still significant shift in our cultural landscape: the tragic death of Frances Ethel Gumm, known to the world as Judy Garland, whose life was cut short by a drug overdose on June 22, 1969, at the age of 47. Although her death symbolized the cold curtain call for the glamorous golden age of Hollywood, her legacy as a legend of the screen and a gay icon has endured. This fall’s feature film Judy starring Renée Zellweger dives into Garland’s final run of concerts in London in early 1969, just months before her death. A new documentary, Sid & Judy, examines her rocky relationship with her third husband, Sid Luft. And a pair of her famous ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz is carefully preserved at the Smithsonian. But back in her birthplace of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, many more artifacts are housed at the community-run Judy Garland Museum, whose biggest claim to fame is the overnight theft of a pair of ruby slippers back in 2005. (With the dramatic flair of one of Garland’s campiest film roles, the shoes were recovered by the FBI in a sting operation in 2018.) Her late-career struggles and her death are well documented, but what about the rest of her life? The timing couldn’t be more perfect to reconsider Garland’s early days, so I ventured back to where it all began. Back before she took up her stage name. Back before she faced the pressures of fame. And back before her never-ending tango with, as biographer John Fricke puts it, “husbands and hospitals, prescriptions and problems.” • • • Considered alongside the strip malls and fast-food restaurants that populate Grand Rapids, Garland’s childhood home — a picturesque two-story white clapboard house — looks like someone picked it up and dropped it there, because someone did just that. But no tornadoes were involved. Instead, the structure was carefully raised onto a flatbed truck and moved down the street to a quieter location where it could better be preserved. Next to the house is a small museum, and inside that museum a few dozen fans from across the country have gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of Garland’s passing and her remarkable life. Many of the

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attendees have converged upon this same spot every year since 1995, when the museum opened, and the annual festival has the feel of a tight-knit family reunion. As the hardcore among them face off in rounds of trivia, I pay the 10 bucks for a tour, eager to connect the actress I know from her famous films with the child who emerged from this place. Oddly enough, the tour begins with Garland’s death. The artifacts and placards are loosely arranged in reverse chronological order, so right away I’m confronted with her saddest truth: her drug use, fueled by ceaseless expectations from her Hollywood studio and aided by the medical industry’s poor understanding of barbiturates in the thirties and forties. The only place to go from there is up, through artifacts from her numerous films, like a blue gingham dress and the horse-drawn carriage from The Wizard of Oz as well as a leather-bound script from A Star Is Born. A photograph shows her charming Clark Gable with a performance at his birthday party in 1936, when she was just a teen. As the exhibit winds its way out of the museum and into her childhood home, the photos of Judy are replaced with photos of young Frances then with photos of Baby, the toddler who loved to sing and dance. Floorboards creak underfoot as I pad gingerly over to the staircase landing leading up from the living room, the site of her first rehearsals with her older sisters for their vaudeville show. It’s hard not to feel a chill while reading a quote from Garland about the time she spent here: “I do remember it was terribly happy — and possibly the only kind of normal, carefree time in my life.” But could a child who started performing publicly at the tender age of 2 truly remember a carefree time back before it all began? That’s the question I pose to biographer John Fricke, who is commanding the attention of a group of festival attendees, most of whom he knows by name. He’s breathless as he recounts the staggering breadth of work Garland created throughout her career, which spanned nearly 45 of her 47 years on this planet. More than 30 feature films. Nearly 100 singles and a dozen full-length albums. And literally thousands of live performances, including her first at age 2, when she eagerly sang “Jingle Bells” six times in a row at her father’s theater right here in Grand Rapids. “Did she remember it?” he responds to my query. “Absolutely. She could look at a script once and know it. She could hear a song once and sing it back to you, note perfect. Her mind registered things, and she retained them.”

Entranced by her early memories of her birthplace, Garland would return to Grand Rapids when she was 15. She was already a star at that point, having signed to MGM two years prior, and was on the cusp of becoming a global icon with her role as Dorothy Gale. While on a whirlwind promotional tour in March 1938, she convinced the studio to route her through Minnesota so she could visit her hometown. “She wanted to see her hometown, house and school,” Fricke explains. “There was a party in her honor. One of the kids felt badly for her because they had some wonderful dessert that Judy wasn’t allowed to eat. But everyone grudgingly said how friendly, unspoiled and down-to-earth she was. They would have been happy if she was elitist so they could have complained about it. But she was such a people pleaser and such a giving human being.” Although her time in Grand Rapids was such a small slice of her life, Fricke asserts that the influence of growing up in a small Minnesota town is evident throughout her body of work. “That friendly, neighborly, everybody-talkedto-everybody atmosphere that was the foundation of small-town life was the foundation of her persona: outgoing, friendly, but also very shy,” he explains. “I don’t think there’s any question that that sensibility pervaded all those ‘girls next door’ she played in movies.” • • • After visiting the museum, I can’t help but wonder if, like Garland’s own happiness, her legacy all hinges on this white clapboard house on this little plot of land in Grand Rapids. The Smithsonian may have the best protocol for preserving her ruby slippers for future generations, but what about all the rest of it? To get to the core of someone’s life requires more than archivists, white gloves and climate-controlled vaults. Maybe the real answers lie between the creaking floorboards of that house, on the staircase landing where fans have worn away the finish trying to dance in the same spot as Baby Gumm. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise money to repair the home’s rotting window frames and its peeling siding, but there is still magic inside. Time stands still in the Gumms’ old living room, as if trying to stop Baby from running down the hallway toward all that lie ahead. And upstairs, a tattered teddy bear in overalls sits perched in a crib, awaiting her return. Perhaps Garland herself captured it best: “For such a mixed-up life later,” she said in 1960, reflecting on her Grand Rapids beginnings, “it started out beautifully.”


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For Angie Mar, food and fashion have always gone

hand in hand: “When I was a kid, I used to go into my mom’s room and borrow the magazines on her dresser. I would take Vogue, Gourmet, and Food & Wine and page through them in my pillow fort.” Fast-forward to 2019, and she is now the chef/owner of New York City’s sexiest (and meatiest) restaurant, the Beatrice Inn. A 2017 Food & Wine Best New Chef and darling of New York Times restaurant critics, Mar just released her first cookbook, Butcher and Beast: Mastering the Art of Meat. The hulking tome is a raw tribute to her storied eatery, each page resembling a macabre Vogue spread. It’s a who’s who of the food industry, with everyone dripping in couture and gnawing on rib-eye bones. It’s smoky, lively and messy. It’s the Beatrice Inn. When the opportunity arose to run the kitchen here in 2013, Mar was skeptical. At the time, she was working as executive chef of the Spotted Pig under April Bloomfield and knew of the Bea’s reputation. “It was a place to see and be seen,” she says, “but it was not about the food.” Situated in the underbelly of a West Village row house, the restaurant has been a New York City institution since the 1920s. Everyone from Zelda Fitzgerald to Kate Moss has cozied up in its plush leather booths, but the Bea’s A-list clientele and raucous late-night parties had made it a leper in the village. Mar thought she had to be crazy to take it on — but also crazy not to. Six years into her tenure (and three years into ownership), Mar has made the eatery her own. The food here is not for the faint of heart — quite literally. The air is filled with the aroma of charred meat and fresh herbs (according to Mar, the only green thing she likes). Elegantly dressed servers carry vintage silver trays with hefty roasts and flambéed ducks. Locals and visitors sidle up to the bar for Manhattans served under smoke-filled crystal cloches.

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“I don’t cook anything I don’t love to eat,” Mar exclaims. “Growing up in my family, there was meat on the table every single night. It’s what I crave, it’s what I think about when I wake up, it’s my midnight snack before I go to bed.” You’d be hard-pressed to find a vegetable on her menu — or at least one that’s not cooked in duck fat. Even the dessert is served in hollow bones and imbued with marrow. But don’t be fooled: A meal at the Bea isn’t just a monstrous piece of meat on a plate. There’s a softness, almost a romanticism to Mar’s food. A masculine and feminine duality at play in every ingredient and technique. The 160-day whiskey-aged tomahawk comes basted in sweet lobster butter and scented with truffles and smoked vanilla, while the braised meaty oxtails are softened with Madeira and stewed prunes. Each dish is thoughtfully composed and artfully presented. Bucking seasonality trends, Mar’s menu isn’t overwhelmed with ramps in the spring or stone fruit come summer. Instead, she turns to what inspires her personally: art, music, fashion. “When I’m working on a menu, I disappear into my own world: living at the Met’s exhibits, flipping through art books, watching runway shows from Dior, Galliano and Yves Saint Laurent on repeat,” she says. Mar herself embodies the dichotomy you see in her food, oscillating between crisp chef’s whites and a sleek Dolce & Gabbana sheath dress with sky-high Louboutins. Her lavish, celebratory approach to life is seen in every aspect of the smoky, sexy, sultry hangout that is the Beatrice Inn. “My style is over-the-top,” she declares. “The atmosphere, the decor and the portion size at the Bea are intentionally extravagant. I say, Let them eat cake.”

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Oxtail with Madeira, Mash and Prunes Makes 4 to 6 servings Be it the middle of winter or a scorching summer day, chef Angie Mar will never take this dish off the menu at the Beatrice Inn. “Oxtail has the perfect fat-to-meat ratio,” she explains. “Take it about 20 minutes past the point where you think it’s done; I promise some alchemy makes the oxtail throw up its last flag and submit into its final juicy, succulent, silken state.”

Braise 5 pounds large oxtail kosher salt 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 shallots, halved lengthwise 1 head garlic, halved crosswise 1 bunch rosemary 1 cup Banyuls vinegar 1½ cups white wine 15 pitted prunes 8 cups chicken stock 1½ cups Madeira wine 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Mash 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled kosher salt ¾ cup whole milk ⅔ cup heavy cream 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 small bunch Tuscan kale, center ribs removed and leaves cut into ribbons 1. For the braise, season oxtail generously with salt and arrange on a quarter sheet pan or large plate. Refrigerate, uncovered, at least 6 hours or overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over moderately high heat. Working in batches, add oxtail and cook, turning, until deep golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, reserving any rendered fat. 3. In the same pot over moderately high heat, cook shallots and garlic until blistered and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add rosemary and fry until fragrant, 10 to 15 seconds. Transfer to plate with oxtail. 4. Pour off fat. Add vinegar and deglaze pot over moderately high heat, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce vinegar until sticky and coats the back of a spoon, 4 to 5 minutes. 5. Return oxtail, shallots, garlic and rosemary to pot and add white wine, 5 prunes and just enough stock to cover by ½ inch. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Press a round piece of parchment paper onto surface of braise then cover with a lid. Transfer oxtail to oven and braise until meat is tender and falling off the bone, about 2½ hours. 6. While the oxtail braises, make the mash. In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold water and season with 1 Tbsp. salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until knife-tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. Add milk and cream, and mash with a large spoon until velvety with some lumps remaining. Add butter and season with salt. Fold in kale until just wilted. Cover and keep warm. 7. When meat is finished, transfer to a large bowl and cover loosely with foil, adding some braising liquid so it doesn’t dry out. Strain remaining braising liquid through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid and flavor as possible. Discard solids. 8. Return braising liquid to pot. Bring to a boil then add Madeira. Reduce heat to moderate and simmer until reduced by three-quarters, about 20 minutes. Return oxtail to sauce, add remaining 10 prunes and gently simmer to heat through, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in butter until melted. Serve the oxtail with the mash. Reprinted with permission from Butcher and Beast: Mastering the Art of Meat by Angie Mar with Jamie Feldmar, copyright © 2019. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO SKINCARE GURUS MAKE WINE? BY ANNE RODERIQUE-JONES

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Right when we’re up to our ears in sheet masks, now there’s something

called clean wine. Actually, it’s labeled Good Clean Wine, and it’s a low-intervention vino employing minimal additives and processes. But is it the real deal? The new brand comes from Courtney Dunlop and Elle Feldman, whose backgrounds are not in grapes but in skincare. Dunlop is a former beauty, health and fitness editor who left New York City for her hometown of Springfield, Missouri, to fill a need for science-backed beauty advice. Feldman, meanwhile, is an aesthetician and sommelier. At their skincare studio and boutique, Good Skin Day, wine is sold right alongside eye cream. The idea for Good Clean Wine began with what Dunlop dubs “hangovers from hell.” After years of mowing down post-Pinot pizza, she did some research (as any good editor would) and had an aha moment after trying low-intervention wine. “No more headaches, no more puffy eyes, no more hangovers from hell,” she explains. “I could just enjoy wine without feeling sick.” Today, Good Clean Wine’s suite of red, white and rosé is made sans dyes, extra preservatives or questionable additives like artificial oak flavoring (yes, that’s a thing). But what exactly is clean wine? Wine Enthusiast Senior Editor Layla Schlack explains that low-intervention wine (she’s not thrilled about the descriptor “clean”) is generally fermented with ambient wild yeast and doesn’t contain additives like acid or flavor enhancers. “But that doesn’t mean that it’s just wild grapes left to ferment in a bucket,” she adds. “The act of farming is a human intervention, and there are still manipulations such as punch down or pump over in the winemaking process.” So is clean wine actually healthy? (Spoiler alert: not exactly.) “Low-intervention wines should be healthier than conventional, with fewer pesticide and herbicide residuals in the end product and fewer allergens,” explains author Alice Feiring, who is largely considered the grand dame of natural wine. But she cautions that these wines aren’t medicine. The duo behind Good Clean Wine agrees and wants you to know that their wine is not actually good for you. In fact, no wine is good for you. “We aren’t saying wine is healthy; alcohol is innately toxic, period,” Feldman explains. “But if you’re concerned about hidden additives, our wine is for you.” Although drinking clean wine can make you feel good, the bulk of the benefit is pretty psychological, Schlack concludes. “If you’re paying attention to it, drinking wine is an immersive, transporting experience,” she notes. “I assume drinking lower alcohol wines would be less dehydrating, thus better for your skin, but I wouldn’t say that natural wine has beauty benefits above, say, water.” So slap on a face mask, raise a glass of each and cheers to the hangover gods.

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Scour vintage stores for exquisite RIBBON and trim. I recommend ironing them then rolling onto a spool or cardboard tube to keep their shape.

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Tie a nice BOW using double-face satin ribbon, gross-grain ribbon or lush velvet ribbon. And don’t skimp; be generous with the length then trim the edges. Nothing diminishes the beauty of a present faster than frayed ends. Cut ribbon at an angle with one quick snip.

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With PAPERS this gorgeous, open carefully and save them. Use wrapping remnants for smaller gifts next year, make tags and cards, or use strips for paper chain decorations.

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Often associated with highbrow romanticism, satin has officially emerged in the world of menswear, revealing itself at full blast in Paris. Dunhill rising star Mark Weston channeled handsome elegance in the gleaming fabric, while Balmain prodigy Olivier Rousteing jolted us into the shining future, sending saturated colors and flowing silhouettes soaring down the runway. Far from feminine, satin can be dressed up, down or any which way a man sees fit.

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No longer Louis Vuitton’s new kid on the block, visionary Virgil Abloh continues his menswear narrative with a collection that is very self-aware in all the right ways. A creative whose genius enhances everything he touches, the designer shone a huge spotlight on the pocket, which appeared in a variety of shapes, sizes and numbers on both jackets and trousers. Looks like the man on the go will be ready to conquer any challenge he faces.

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DIOR In his third year as creative director of legendary fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, designer Anthony Vaccarello elevated his signature rockstar regalia with delicately embroidered tops, letting what lie beneath act as an accessory. Luxury menswear icon Kim Jones flexed his unmatched attention to detail for Dior, adorning fresh, fit blouses with intricate accents. The trend no one saw coming, sheer will most certainly find itself styled on leading men come red carpet season.

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SANDAL VANDAL An open-toe-only footwear policy will be going into full effect next spring, with luxury sandals found on the feet of every modern man. Stomping down nearly every runway, the classic staple took on all manner of silhouettes, boasting laces, straps and buckles galore. The most approachable designs were found on the Hermès and Loewe catwalks, with a focus on functions where a sandal would actually be found, like on holiday in Greece.

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The classic daily uniform is finally getting the update it deserves, with a youthful edge and a universal flair. As seen on the Dior runway, Kim Jones’s take on this trend showcased a man of leisure simply going about his day. And on the Prada catwalk, the renaissance took a more utilitarian approach, with sleekly tailored looks that felt simultaneously timeless and forward-thinking. Getting dressed just got that much easier.

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Francisco but a world away, the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a grand seaside lodge. The resort sits along the rugged coastline overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 239 luxurious guest rooms and 22 opulent suites, including its freshly revamped premium suites. The main draws here are golf, wellness and exceptional culinary experiences. Two championship golf courses surround the hotel and stretch along the water. The spa offers a variety of healing and rejuvenating treatments as well as adults-only relaxation facilities, a coed whirlpool, saunas, and steam rooms. The tennis program boasts six lighted courts, a tennis professional, private lessons and complimentary player matching. The state-of-the-art fitness center is complemented by the appealing coastal biking and jogging trails. Navio is the most formal dining option here, offering ocean-to-table fare and a Sunday brunch extravaganza complete with caviar, an oysters raw bar and a sushi station. The alfresco Ocean Terrace boasts fresh shellfish and local catches. Overlooking the ocean, the Conservatory

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has a casual beach house vibe and a menu comprising California comfort cuisine. In the Wine Room, custom multicourse meals with sommelier-selected wine pairings are served amid some 4,000 bottles on display. Guests who opt to upgrade to the Club Level enjoy an array of beverages, wines, spirits and culinary presentations throughout the day. Rounding out the epicurean programming here is the Global Cuisine Series, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to cook alongside rotating celebrity chefs. Half Moon Bay is a quaint seaside village nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Its historic Main Street boasts artisan shops, wine tasting rooms, and a variety of bars and restaurants. Around the region, visitors enjoy white sandy beaches, redwood forests, pumpkin farms, wineries and more. A nightly signature ceremony at the RitzCarlton, Half Moon Bay is the serenading of the setting sun by a bagpiper dressed in full Scottish Highlander regalia. The music echoes across the landscape, beckoning guests to congregate fireside to end the day with the sights and sounds of the sea.


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When they check in, hotel staff greet them by name and shower them with gifts. Their rooms are outfitted with special beds, hand delivered in preparation for their arrival. Their days are spent oscillating between walks on white sandy beaches and private tours of the local area. When night falls, they dine on the patios of chef-driven restaurants, ordering off customized menus. No, these experiences aren’t reserved for royalty — well, not human royalty, anyway. This is how pampered pooches vacation in the increasingly pet-friendly world of luxury travel. Of the roughly 85 million Americans who have pets, half of them travel with their furry friends. Related businesses (think boarding, grooming and the like) have been raking in billions of dollars in recent years, and the travel industry has wisely taken notice, as evidenced by developments like the new $65-million ARK Pet Oasis terminal at New York City’s JFK airport, complete with microchip services, a pet spa and a pool in the shape of a bone. Similarly, savvy hoteliers around the world have built an extra layer of lavishness into their offerings: extravagant pet programs. “We know that dogs are a very important part of the family,” explains Luis Ruiz, guest relations supervisor at Mexico’s W Punta de Mita. “A dog is a normal guest for us. We take all of their needs into consideration in our preparations for them.” Here, canines are allowed almost anywhere on property save for the pool and inside restaurants, although each eatery has a patio where pooches are invited to dine. Dogs order from a special menu, a staple of the resort’s PAW (Pets Are Welcome) Program. From beef and potatoes to the catch of the day, no expense is spared when crafting doggy dinners at the W. Plus the must-love-dogs mantra goes beyond simple policy; the W staff is thrilled when pups show up. “When dogs arrive, we normally go out to see them and ask to pet them and take photos with them,” Ruiz says. “All the pets are welcome, which is the most important thing — that people can share their vacation with their pets.” Although properties like this make it hard to imagine a time when you’d have to choose between a glam getaway and quality time with Fido, the world of luxury travel hasn’t always been so doggy-driven. While the phenomenon dates back to the maiden voyage of the RMS Britannia in 1840, throughout much of history, pet travel was largely reserved for famous pups like Rin Tin Tin and Elizabeth Taylor’s pooches, who boarded the RMS Queen Mary in the 1950s. That elitist approach turned more egalitarian in the late 1980s, when flight attendant Gayle

Martz began lobbying commercial airlines to allow pets in plane cabins. She went on to design the ubiquitous Sherpa pet carriers seen in airports the world over. Today, pets are welcomed at properties around the globe, celebrity status not required. They can even travel on the modern-day version of the ship Taylor’s pups took, Cunard’s RMS Queen Mary 2. Committed to transporting all its guests in comfort and elegance, the ocean liner is the only passenger vessel that carries cats and dogs across the Atlantic. In addition to its 2,691-guest capacity, it’s equipped with 24 kennels and a dedicated kennel master responsible for feeding, walking and caring for animals based on their personal preferences. Those traveling with their furry friends get access to an exclusive owners’ lounge as well as an expanded outdoor area. And true to Cunard’s reputation for detail, the dog walking area is decked out with an English lamppost from Liverpool and a fire hydrant from New York City to ensure pets from both sides of the pond feel right at home. Guests are welcome to visit, walk and play with their pets at any time during the voyage. Once inside their kennels, four-legged travelers experience the same level of luxury that their people do, enjoying

paw-picked furnishings (think beds, blankets and toys) as well as freshly baked biscuits at evening turndown. Also in the business of pampering pets is the Cypress Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. In fact, the entire city is exceedingly dog-friendly, brimming with beaches, boutiques and other businesses that not only welcome pups but boast offerings like pet surf lessons, massage therapy and more. Co-owned by animal-rights champion Doris Day, the landmark boutique hotel welcomes not only dogs and cats but domesticated critters of all kinds. Traveling with your potbellied pig? No problem. While many properties enforce a size limit or restrict the number of pets that travelers can bring, the Cypress Inn allows up to three of any size to stay in any of its 44 individually decorated rooms. This is perhaps why the hotel’s storied bar is known for hosting more animals than humans at any given time. As The New York Times puts it, “In a town known for being dog-friendly, the Cypress Inn takes the cake” — thanks no doubt to unique features like its crowd-drawing afternoon tea service. Another city that’s gone to the dogs? Aspen, Colorado. “Aspen is a real dog town,” says Carol Hooper, head concierge at the Little Nell. “Dogs get the royal treatment here, and they deserve it.” Staff are available to take four-legged guests on walks around the grounds and about town. The kitchen prepares peanut butter–laced treats in-house. And all visiting pets receive a Puppy Jet Lag Kit upon arrival, complete with a branded leash and a curated list of dog-friendly establishments and activities. The Little Nell even provides access to specialized gondola cars that transport pooches to the top of Aspen Mountain. If you’re feeling inspired to check out these properties but have some hesitation about the actual travel process, never fear. Gone are the days of dogs having to travel in the cargo hold. Jet setters in the United States and Europe can fly with supremely pet-friendly global charter PrivateFly, which lets animals travel in the cabin with their people. All guests utilize private terminals and enjoy personalized customer service. Not only are pets now flying alongside people, but they are also racking up rewards in the process. With Korean Air’s SkyPets program, four-legged travelers can earn airline loyalty points traditionally reserved for humans. Any dog, cat, bird, guinea pig or other domesticated animal that can fit in a Sherpa bag is welcome aboard. The stamps they earn can then be used toward waiving future pet fees. Now that you know how to travel in style with man’s best friend at your side, the world is your — and Fluffy’s — oyster.

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Sweden’s Icehotel has a lot of admirers. As

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The project snowballed from there. Every March, Bergqvist and his team harvest 2,500 ice blocks from the Torne. These two-ton slabs are stored in giant coolers until they can be used the following winter. It takes some 323,000 square meters of “snice” (a high-density combination of snow and ice) to build the inn. Temperatures outside may plummet as low as -40 degrees, but guests stay toasty warm thanks to Arctic-grade sleeping bags. “Icehotel is about experiencing something different,” Bergh explains. “It should be an adventure to stay here.” Indeed, 30 years into its existence, Icehotel has become a bucket-list destination, drawing upward of 70,000 visitors a year. The demand is so high and the tourism season so short — the hotel opens in December and melts in March — that Bergqvist introduced a year-round sister property three years ago. Located next door, the solar-powered Icehotel 365 has 20 ice suites and an ice bar that stay at a cool 23 degrees, even in the summer.

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With the celebration of Icehotel’s 30th anniversary also comes a change in leadership: Bergh is passing the torch — or should we say chisel? — to Luca Roncoroni, an Italian ice impresario who has worked with the brand since 2001. Roncoroni has big plans for expansion, but the creative process by which the original Icehotel was built will remain in place. This year, 126 design concepts were submitted to an open call by candidates from 34 countries. A jury selected 15 sketches and invited the artists to Sweden, where they will have two weeks to execute their vision before the December 13 opening. Half of them have experience working in snow and ice while the rest are rookies. “Sometimes we bring in people who have never even seen ice,” laughs Roncoroni. And though it makes the final execution more challenging, the brand’s willingness to work with neophytes honors Icehotel’s artistic roots. People with no ice sculpting experience often think outside the box, Bergh notes. “When I look into a full ice block, I see a world of possibilities,” he muses.

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KIMPTON JOURNEYMAN HOTEL When it opened in 2016, the Journeyman was both the first Kimpton in Wisconsin and the first hotel in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Just a short drive from Cathedral Square Park and the Milwaukee Art Museum, it checks all the boutique boxes: Atelier Bloem toiletries and yoga mats in every room, craft beer poured from growlers every evening, and Public bicycles on loan for every guest. The 158-room hotel has seven suites (including a luxe penthouse) and 13 King Spa rooms, each kitted out with Frette linens and oversize soaking tubs. But the biggest draw is the Outsider, a rooftop bar with daybeds, fire pits and a shuffleboard court. Peach juleps and pineapple daiquiris bring the party vibes. Plus you can drink for a cause when you order That Seasonal One, a vodka and sherry number made with tangerine-plum tea syrup; a portion of proceeds benefits the nonprofit No Kid Hungry. journeymanhotel.com

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THIRD COAST PROVISIONS Cream City sits on the edge of Lake Michigan, but chef Andrew Miller sources his ingredients from waters far and wide. Menu highlights at his modern American seafood eatery include Alaskan halibut, Lake Superior walleye, and Blue Hill Bay mussels. His char-grilled oysters are a hit; order them Milwaukee-style and they’ll be finished with pastrami, garlic, shallots and beer. Or opt for a seasonal special like fried soft-shell crab with sweet corn and ramps. The seafood is complemented by a fine selection of gin and whiskey as well as savory cocktails like the San Joaquin, fashioned with celery- and snow pea–infused tequila. For a more casual experience, head down to subterranean Oak & Oyster. This is where Miller and his crew go wild, serving rum-spiked root beer floats and toying with fun pop-up themes like Drive Thru Dreams, a late-night menu of Big Mac croquettes and Cinnatwist chicharrones. thirdcoastprovisions.com

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DENVER It’s easy to see why Denver is one of the fastest growing big cities in the country. The laid-back vibe and proximity to nature attract friendly people with a zest for life. Sunny weather, great craft beer, easy mountain access for hiking and skiing — what’s not to love? Visitors can feel the pulse of Colorado’s capital city in the booming River North Art District. Nicknamed RiNo, this is Denver’s hottest neighborhood for art, music, dining and shopping. –A M B E R G I B S O N

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THE SOURCE HOTEL When the Source artisan food hall opened in the old Colorado Iron Works plant back in 2013, it was a pioneer both in the national food hall trend and in the resurgence of Denver’s then largely vacant manufacturing district. Fast-forward six years, and the new 100-room hotel next door is the prime place to stay for exploring the hippest neighborhood in the city. Upon checking in, guests are welcomed with a sample of beer on tap from New Belgium Brewing’s experimental ground-floor brewery. Rooms are sparsely decorated, with ample natural light, Malin + Goetz toiletries, and industrial touches like operable garage door windows that let in bountiful fresh air. The year-round heated rooftop plunge pool boasts Rocky Mountain views and sits adjacent to the Woods restaurant. And the second floor hosts a florist, an art gallery, and a curated retail mix from apparel and accessories to home goods and vinyl records. thesourcehotel.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY JC BUCK, MIKE THURK AND KELLY EILEEN

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SAFTA James Beard Award–winning chef Alon Shaya pays homage to his grandmother at his newest restaurant, Safta (Hebrew for “grandmother”). The spirit of Shaya’s safta lives on in dishes like charred cabbage with muhammara, crisp yet fluffy falafel, and lutenitsa: a bright spread of roasted eggplant, red pepper, tomato and garlic. Her smiling watercolor portrait hangs above the bar, and the roses on the glassware and coasters were inspired by one of her paintings. “I want Safta to feel like you’re breaking bread in your hip grandmother’s kitchen,” Shaya explains. As such, the fare is meant to be shared, like at his New Orleans restaurant, Saba (Hebrew for “grandfather”). Hummus, salatim (Israeli salads and spreads), and freshly baked pita from a wood-burning oven play starring roles. The menu boasts a multitude of vegetarian choices, and seating spills out onto the patio. Dessert fiends should save room for the signature chocolate hazelnut babka. eatwithsafta.com

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MODERN NOMAD Design collective Modern Nomad has become the premier place to shop for home goods in Denver, bringing together 10 area artisans and vendors in a 5,500-square-foot warehouse. Founder Becky Miller, who has a passion for interior design, worked in real estate for 20+ years before opening the shopping emporium in 2017. “I’m so proud of the fact that eight out of 10 of us are woman-owned, startup, self-funded businesses,” she says. La Lovely Vintage offers a selection of fashion and home decor, while the back corner overflows with plants from ReRoot. Homefill features bulk eco-friendly household cleaners and personal-care products to help conscious consumers eliminate waste from plastic packaging. Atla designs and creates custom furniture in nearby Boulder, and for smaller gifts, Young in the Mountains makes one-of-a-kind jewelry from recycled gold, conflict-free diamonds and American-mined inlay stones. modernnomaddenver.com

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HOTEL EMMA This 19th century brew house turned 146-room Roman and Williams–designed hotel is the crown jewel of the historic Pearl District, the city’s buzziest redevelopment project. Guests are treated to margaritas in a private library and lavender-infused toiletries, claw-foot bathtubs and cozy robes hand sewn by local guayabera designer Dos Carolinas in their rooms. The finest suites overlook the city’s recently expanded River Walk or the Pearl’s grassy public square, which hosts concerts and farmers’ markets. Head to the Emma’s flagship New American restaurant, Supper, for a delightful meal or to the clay-tiled pool deck for a roast in the Texas sun. Or take a short stroll to check out 30+ restaurants, bakeries, bars and shops in the Pearl District, including standouts Savor (the newest outpost of the Culinary Institute of America) and the Tiny Finch, an upscale boutique boasting handmade ceramics and turquoise jewelry. thehotelemma.com

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Often overshadowed by flashy Dallas, oil-rich Houston and artsy Austin, San Antonio rarely gets its due. But the second largest city in Texas has earned plenty of accolades. In 2015, UNESCO recognized its five Spanish colonial missions (including the Alamo) as a World Heritage Site — the first in the Lone Star State. Two years later, its robust culinary scene earned UNESCO’s coveted Creative City of Gastronomy designation. And this fall, SATX unveils Ruby City, a contemporary art museum designed by starchitect Sir David Adjaye. Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio is impossible to ignore. –A . H .


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MCNAY ART MUSEUM Ohio-born heiress Marion Koogler McNay started collecting art in 1926. When she died in 1950, she left behind more than 700 works, along with her Spanish Colonial Revival mansion and an endowment to set up Texas’s first modern art museum. The McNay opened four years later and expanded again in 2008. Today, it houses more than 22,000 pieces, including Medieval and Renaissance art; 19th through 21st century American and European paintings, photographs and sculptures; and one of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest. (Its selection of contemporary Chicano and Latino prints, in particular, is unparalleled.) Special exhibitions showcase everything from Andy Warhol pop art portraits to the country’s first wide-ranging survey of gender-identity art. Spanning 23 acres, the museum grounds are a work of art unto themselves. Don’t miss the Japanese garden, the fountain-anchored interior courtyard, and sculptures by Alexander Liberman and Kiki Smith. mcnayart.org

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MIXTLI San Antonio’s most acclaimed Mexican restaurant is also its most progressive. Mixtli chefs Diego Galicia and Rico Torres combine modern avant-garde gastronomy with pre-Hispanic culinary techniques. (The masa, for example, is still made the traditional way.) Their elaborate tastings feature more than 10 courses, with each dish inspired by a different state or region in Mexico. The theme of the menu changes every 45 days, too. A recent lineup told the story of Chinese immigration in Mexico through small bites of forbidden rice with chorizo and egg yolk as well as roasted duck with plum mole. On another menu, a dessert combining grapefruit, honey and sorghum to devastatingly beautiful effect took its cues from the ancient trade routes of Mayan civilization. Galicia and Torres are James Beard semifinalists, which means the 12 seats in their exclusive eatery fill up fast. Advanced booking is essential. restaurantmixtli.com

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Monastic chanting and cloyingly sweet

incense enveloped me as I sat along the perimeter of the ceremony room of clandestine fraternal society Ordo Templi Orientis. I attempted to maintain a casual expression that conveyed “Sure, I participate in secret ritualistic dramas all the time” as I watched the robe-clad members of OTO’s Los Angeles chapter conduct quasi-Masonic rites of rebirth. That is, until they were no longer robe-clad. In sheer Midwestern Catholic shock, I found myself staring open-mouthed at a nude woman propped up on the altar, apparently a key element of the ritual. No one else seemed alarmed. True panic set in when “communion” began. Watching members stand one by one, I realized I was supposed to stand alone, kneel before the nude “priestess” and recite the OTO creed. As my turn approached, my mind frantically raced: How could I escape? Seconds before all eyes were fixed on me, I mumbled to the man next to me that he could take my spot. Nodding casually at no one in particular, I avoided all eye contact until the ceremony ended then backed out of the room and raced to my car. What had compelled me to sneak a peek at the goings-on behind OTO’s (appropriately, as it turns out) closed doors? Like most Americans, I have a mild obsession with secret societies. I haven’t been tapped to join one, which makes me all the more curious: Do they still exist? And in today’s world, is anyone actually joining?

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The Illuminati deems itself “an elite organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists and other influential members of this planet.” It enlists a PR firm that caters to “planetary influencers” like religious movements, global corporations and heads of state. The vaguely Italianatesounding rep listed on the agency’s otherwise bare-bones website, Helen Milano, wasn’t answering my emails, so I drove to the Beverly Hills address listed on the site. Instead of a foreboding, secretive-looking structure, I came upon an out-of-service gas station. Well played, Illuminati. This particular lead was a dead end. But it prompted my first discovery in my quest to uncover the secrets of secret societies: Most of them have an online presence. And often, surprisingly, this isn’t the result of being forcibly exposed.

Rather, it’s out of necessity. The Illuminati is just one example of a no-longer-really-secret society that attracts online attention with a website and a PR firm (albeit a fake one). Turns out the true webmasters are the Freemasons, one of the oldest and most famous international fraternal organizations. Today in Minnesota and across America, the Masons operate like a public corporation that just happens to have some weird rituals. Vice writer Dylan Brethour says it’s an attempt to solve its “centuries-old PR problem,” which is made worse by the public perception that the Masons are just a strange group of old men who like to wear costumes. “Secret societies have fallen out of fashion,” asserts John Lawrence Reynolds, author of Secret Societies: Inside the World’s Most Notorious Organizations. “For the Freemasons, their greatest concern is not the secrecy of the organization, but attracting new members. They need to keep the organizations going. Especially because of the Internet, secret societies like the Masons are doomed.” Filmmaker Aaron Franz echoes that idea. “Freemasons are seen as a group of old men, which is superficial in one sense, but also accurate,” he notes. “It’s like the old guy trying to communicate to his grandson — how can they appeal to younger generations?” In short, the Masons need to seem rational and relevant. But if they’re seen as too boring, they risk alienating prospective members seduced by the glamour of it all. “They’re a deist nonreligion marked by a disjointed mixture of conservatism and high theater,” Vice summarizes. “Surely some of the attraction for any potential member is that weirdness. After all, what’s the point of joining a secret society that wants to be open, transparent and normal?” Once upon a time, this image problem would have been unthinkable. Since the 15th century, the Freemasons have been the most influential international society with the longest membership list. The group was founded by the most talented British stonemasons, who banded together to charge premium prices for their superior techniques. “Even after their techniques became well known,” says Reynolds, “the internal secrecy of the society remained.” The American Masons are older than the country itself. The first branch was founded in Boston in 1733, and it expanded rapidly from there. Nearly every signee of the Declaration of Independence was a Mason, including


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George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the organization became a political machine, connecting networks of powerful people to pull strings and influence decisions. The allure of power and political gain was so intense, in fact, that fraternal organizations became controversial for their ability to entice men to obsessive loyalty. “There is a strange and powerful attraction for some men in the mysticism of the ritual,” writer W.S. Harwood posited in 1897. “There is a peculiar fascination in the unreality of initiation, an allurement about fine teamwork, a charm of deep potency in the unrestricted, out-of-the-world atmosphere [that] surrounds the scenes where men are knit together by the closest ties, bound by the most solemn obligations to maintain secrecy as to the events [that] transpire within their walls.” At that time, clandestine clubs were so enchanting that an estimated 20% of American men had joined one. But in modern times, “the Masons’ reputation for mysticism has made them a beacon for conspiracy theorists, ranging from purported links with 9/11 to the Illuminati and New World Order,” Vice notes. To combat this, the organization has actively attempted to dissolve any association with underhandedness by opening its doors and spilling its secrets. Today, Mason wannabes still need to be nominated by an existing member, but any man can petition to join. And the membership application clearly disavows any association with political rigging: “If you are motivated to join because you have been misled into thinking that becoming a Freemason will advance your station in life by giving you an advantage in business or politics, you should look elsewhere; you will be sorely disappointed.”

Minnesota’s own Masonic roster is an impressive lineup of past and present power players, including James J. Hill, Hubert Humphrey, all three Mayo Clinic founders, and one-time Carlson Companies chair Curtis Carlson. But these days, Masons are less likely to be railroad tycoons and more likely to be airline pilots (like Minneapolis Lodge Master Peter Fakkeldij), consulting firm associates (like Alexander Oftelie) and entrepreneurial CEOs (like Bram Vollebregt). Another difference between then and now? These names are public, their ranks are searchable, and membership is no longer (and can no longer be) a mystery.

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Bilderberg Group The Basics: Upward of 150 world leaders who meet for informal discussion about “major issues facing the world” Membership Requirements: Lead a country, then be invited Purported Members: Prince Charles, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Margaret Thatcher Notable Ritual: Your personal security team must eat lunch in a separate room (this should tell you everything you need to know about Bilderberg)

Bohemian Club The Basics: Private gentleman’s club

San

Francisco–based

Membership Requirements: Receive multiple invitations from members, pay $25,000 initiation fee and annual dues “I was working in the library and got up to grab a coffee,” 2014 Yale alum Jane Doe tells me. “When I came back to my table, there was a sealed envelope with my name on it sitting on the book I had been reading.” It told her to appear at a secluded spot on campus that evening. It was Tap Night, when collegiate secret societies approach recruits for initiation. Still today, Yale has dozens of covert clubs. Some, like the famed Skull and Bones, are more high-profile than others, and interests range from drinking and debauchery to philanthropy and human rights. Recruits are tapped at the end of their junior year to join the following year. Cosmopolitan Deputy Editor and 2008 Yale alum Jen Ortiz knew right away that she wanted to be tapped when the opportunity arose: “There’s the exclusivity factor, which makes it appealing whether you want to admit it or not,” she explains. “It’s exciting to get an opportunity to bond with people you’ve never even met in your final year.”

Purported Members: George H.W. Bush, Bing Crosby, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan Notable Ritual: Ceremony at the foot of a 40-foot owl disguised as a rock, in front of which a human effigy is burned

Freemasons The Basics: Storied trade organization turned O.G. men’s club Membership Requirements: Be a man, meet standards of character and intention, receive approval from entire lodge Purported Members: Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling Notable Ritual: Mock death in which an initiate is blindfolded with a rope around his neck and a knife brandished at his chest

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Illuminati The Basics: Refers to both the historic Bavarian organization founded to oppose state power and the fictitious (or is it?) group masterminding world events Membership Requirements: Good luck with that, nobody knows if the covert club exists* Purported Members: Queen Elizabeth II, David Rockefeller, Jacob Rothschild Notable Ritual: *See above

Latitude The Basics: Underground San Francisco organization oriented around game play Membership Requirements: Be invited by someone who thinks you are “of like heart and mind,” have loads of cash Purported Members: Unknown Notable Ritual: Completion of a praxis themed around retelling a fable in a unique way

Ordo Templi Orientis The Basics: Masonic offshoot, but with women and “sex magick” Membership Requirements: Be 18 or older, have two members vouch for you, be up for simulating sex in public Purported Members: Peaches Geldof, Hubbard, Jay-Z, Kanye West

L. Ron

Notable Ritual: Simulation of all types of sexual encounters during meetings

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Current Yale sophomore Emma Knight, who hopes to join a secret society when the time comes, seconds that sentiment: “I truly believe that all of my amazing friends at Yale have the potential to become extremely successful in the future. In terms of connections and networking, all of my friendships could become relationships with future world leaders. Joining a secret society allows you to enjoy more of these connections.” But I was skeptical: Are today’s college kids really capable of keeping a secret? Can they join a clandestine organization without Instagramming it? Jane Doe waited until after she had left Yale to spill her secrets, and everything she told me proved my assumptions wrong. “When I showed up, I was met by two students I had never seen before, and without explaining anything, they led me to a room deep within one of Yale’s undergraduate colleges behind several locked doors,” she explains. “There were about 20 people inside. It started with a cocktail hour, then a formal debate began. Nobody gave me instructions, but it was clear I was to jump in as I felt inclined. I didn’t know it at the time, but this was my audition for the society. I didn’t hear anything from them again until the end of that year, when I received another letter in an identical fashion, this time inviting me to inauguration.” She was initiated into the Linonian Society, one of Yale’s oldest and most illustrious secret societies. When she belonged in 2014, confidentiality was maintained by offline communication and careful codes of conduct. Linonians knew of meeting times and locales only through word of mouth. They never traveled as a group, appearing on campus only in smaller pairings. “It would have been unthinkable to reveal any secrets shared in our meetings to the detriment of one of the members,” she adds.

Ortiz’s introduction to Red Mask was slightly different but equally wholesome: “I had to memorize the lyrics to a Celine Dion song,” she explains. “That night, per instructions, I blindfolded myself when I got to the meeting spot. The current members were all in masks and robes, and led us around campus, where we had to complete silly tasks like doing a cartwheel while singing a Celine Dion song.” Collegiate secret societies aren’t exclusive to the Ivy League, though, and some are even common knowledge on campus. A member of the University of Cincinnati’s open-secret society, Sigma Sigma, found out about the group in 2012 when he watched a procession of robe-clad men holding flaming torches and massive iron hammers parade down the street chanting. “I was at a coffee shop with my friends, and the parade approached me,” he explains. “They crowded around me to form a circle until I was alone in the center, pushing my friends away to tell me I was being tapped.” Unlike the low-tech Linonian Society, Sigma Sigma was already adapting to the realities of being a secret society in modern times. “Because we wore cloaks and held actual torches, people routinely called the police if they saw us,” he says. “We began calling the police ahead of time to alert them about our plans so they wouldn’t freak out.” While some societies are surviving the modern world, others are struggling to evolve. First, there’s the diversity problem. University administrations are no longer tolerating the rampant exclusion inherent in traditionally all-male, white, upper-class clubs. In 2017, Harvard cracked down on singlegender social groups (i.e. almost any elite secret society) by announcing that members wouldn’t be able to hold leadership positions on campus,

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serve as captains of athletic teams, or receive Harvard’s endorsement for postgraduate scholarships like the Rhodes and Marshall. The policy was a clear warning. “Since the university couldn’t singlehandedly eliminate private, unrecognized, off-campus organizations, administrators put in place the strongest disincentives to joining that they could come up with,” explains Chronicle of Higher Education Senior Reporter Sarah Brown. The obvious issue for the Harvard administration? The exclusionary nature of single-gender clubs with the discretion to select members usually of the same nationality and/or socioeconomic status. But for some secret societies, exclusion has been the least of their problems. “Women aren’t allowed to formal dinners, but at informal gatherings, we would make them get down on all fours like a horse, whinny, and bring out hunting horns and whips,” a member of Oxford University’s Bullingdon Club told the Mirror back in 2014. The once-elite English society counted nearly every upper-crust male among its ranks at one time, including British Prime Ministers David Cameron and Boris Johnson. Members wore uniforms that could only be purchased from a single tailor for $5,000 a pop and hosted raucous meetings described as “fucking carnage.” At one such affair held at an Indian eatery, “there was curry dripping down the walls. There’s literally a man swinging from the chandelier, and people throwing up papadoms and trying to smash them like you would clay pigeon shooting.” It cost £10,000 to buy the restauranteur’s silence. These days, the organization is essentially extinct, thanks in equal parts to its bad behavior and its “overexposure,” as British journalist (and Bullingdon member) Harry Mount wrote in his 2017 “obituary” for the club in the Spectator. It seems that the secret society long considered “one of the most exclusive clubs in the country, with invitations to join seen as an indicator of social prestige,” as the Telegraph puts it, has died a very public death.

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Internet Famous Tweet Exclusive Secrets. Before British socialite Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose in 2014, she not only tweeted to her hundreds of thousands of followers about Ordo Templi Orientis’s rituals and teachings but also tattooed its super-secret initials on her arm. After her death, news outlets everywhere published Geldof’s posts.

Hit Reply All. In 2013, Esquire reported that the entirety of the Georgetown Second Stewards Society’s emails were available online. Up until that point, the club had been thought defunct. It was alive and well, as it turns out, and among its members was the leading candidate for student government president (who promptly lost the election).

Publish Your Finances. Nonprofits are legally required to register with the government and publish their assets. That means that the names of every executive board member of say, the Bohemian Club, their assets (some $20 million in 2017) and the like are published in a handy document readily available online.

Glorify Your Gaffs. In 2004, a New York Masonic social club was completing a ritual in which an initiate is shot with an unloaded gun. Unfortunately, an elderly member accidentally grabbed a gun with bullets instead of blanks and proceeded to kill the unsuspecting newbie — a mishap that made national headlines.

Speak Your Opinions. I didn’t have to dig deep to uncover countless online conspiracy theories speculating that clandestine organizations like the Illuminati, Bilderberg Group and Bohemian Club secretly control everything from world politics to space exploration. And some of these theories are even true.

In 2016, the graduate board president of Harvard’s Porcellian Club made a public statement that allowing women in secret societies could increase the potential for “sexual misconduct.” His comments made waves not just on campus but nationally, and he was forced to resign.

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Secret Society

Is Right For You? Do you have an ultra high net worth? Obviously

Not so much Do you like illicit sexthemed activities?

Just how rich are you?

Yeah, I’m down

I own a country

Do you believe in a supreme being?

No

I own an estate Do/did you attend Yale?

Join your colleagues in the BILDERBERG GROUP for a casual chat about global politics. The club’s annual gathering brings together political and business leaders for some lighthearted behindclosed-doors banter about the future of the free world. (No conspiracy theorists allowed.)

Yes

Not really

As often as possible, please

Go Bulldogs!

Occasionally, I’m not a weirdo

Nope

Which do you prefer?

White ties and cocktails

How often?

Tombs and booze

Do you like urinating in public?

Not really

Sure You were probably sent to the principal’s office for talking too much in high school, which makes you a perfect fit for Yale’s LINONIAN SOCIETY. Debate the night away in white-tie attire in New Haven, Connecticut’s spookiest meeting spots.

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Welcome, Bonesman. Conspiracy theorists think SKULL AND BONES controls the CIA and produces more American presidents than any other secret society, so good on you! Hopefully death doesn’t freak you out, because you’re headed to a party in a tomb.

You’re going to love the FREEMASONS as much as you enjoy tinkering alone in the garage listening to AM radio. The O.G. men’s fraternal organization welcomes family men, church-going men and business-owning men… who like to dress in costume and put on plays without their wives.

You aren’t afraid of a little “sex magick,” so ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS is right up your alley. Hopefully you’re on board for simulated sex initiated by the priest and simulated fellatio initiated by the priestess, two key parts of OTO’s central rite. (Hopefully you’re also on board to call people priests and priestesses.)

Pull down your pants, my friend, because you’re destined for the BOHEMIAN CLUB! This influential summer camp for grown men in Northern California specializes in pissing away too many gin fizzes on the nearest redwood tree, so drink up and whip it out.

Welcome to LATITUDE, a “real-life social network” that’s definitely not a cult! Who needs reality when you have a totally non-culty society involving immersive fantasy adventures? This for-profit startup requires a major cash contribution to join and shuns anyone who leaves. But it’s definitely not a cult.


Take the Bohemian Club. Its all-male membership meets at a restricted Northern California campground dubbed the Bohemian Grove for an annual two-week affair that kicks off with what Vanity Fair writer Alex Shoumatoff calls “a macabre, hokey ceremony with Druidic, Masonic, Ku Klux Klan and Aryan forest-worship overtones.” Historically, the gathering has brought together the top tier of U.S. decision makers; in 1968, at least one director from 40 of America’s 50 largest industrial corporations attended. The club made headlines in 2009 when Shoumatoff snuck into the camp and reported on the unusual number of men relieving themselves on historic redwood trees: “With gin fizzes being poured at 7 a.m., so many enlarged prostates and such majestic natural urinals, who’s surprised?” But public urination is pretty tame compared to the secret masterminding of public policies that conspiracy theorists believe takes place during meetings. And they aren’t entirely wrong: In 1942, it was in the Bohemian Grove clubhouse that J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, plotted the Manhattan Project. One woman claims that her father attended the meeting at which Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan made a deal that the former would run for president in 1972 and the latter in 1980. This same insider asserts that a lakeside talk about nuclear rearming resulted in policy change years later, concluding that “policy is made behind closed doors, without the input of the public. This is most undemocratic.” Not everyone is convinced that club meetings are where the world order is decided, however. “A secret is a source of power,” author Reynolds tells me. “If I know a secret about you, I have power over you, just as you would over me. So,

to those outside the group, the secret society becomes threatening. North America in particular [gets] very easily wrapped up in conspiracy theories about secret societies. Although these beliefs have no basis in fact, they still have enormous power to sway people’s actions. These conspiracy theories become so powerful that they override any kind of logic.” The real mystery, as it turns out, lies in groups even more covert than secret societies. “There probably are secret, powerful forces governing global events and pulling the strings of the world as we know it,” Reynolds acknowledges. “But if so, we have absolutely no idea who they are.”

to make some cool IRL (that’s in-reallife) friends. But those IRL friends aren’t a major motivator for many millennials, explains filmmaker Franz. “Secret societies are the old ways of social networking,” he notes. We now have Instagram and Snapchat to digitally mimic the in-person interactions of yesteryear. The exclusivity of a clandestine club is easily replicated by a private online group. Other millennials are opting out for purely practical reasons. Jen Ortiz, who opted in while at Yale, says she wouldn’t join a secret society as an adult. “Life is busy enough,” she explains, “so another social commitment wouldn’t be at the top of my list.” So are secret societies dead? Or will they ever die? I don’t think the idea of them ever will. We’re nostalgic for a longgone time when shared experiences — not group texts — knitted us together. Plus we’d like to believe that the world isn’t as ordinary as it sometimes seems. What if you were chosen to join a secret world of exciting mystique with the most powerful people on earth? What if you knew the truth about what makes the world turn, how decisions are made and who makes them? It’s a seductive notion to be sure, but the more I learned about secret societies, the more I realized they’re collapsing because they are exactly what modern society aims to destroy. Too rowdy, too elitist, too expensive, too discriminatory — the list of damning problems goes on and on. In short, they divide us instead of bring us together. Every time a society “taps” a select group to learn its secrets, it automatically designates everyone else lesser than, unworthy, undesirable. Maybe it’s the millennial in me, but I would much rather be ordinary than wait for someone to tell me I’m good enough. If secret societies are truly dying, maybe it’s about damn time.

“There probably are secret,

powerful forces pulling the strings of the world as we know it. But we have no idea who they are.” So that’s how I found myself at an OTO meeting. And honestly, aside from the nudity, the whole experience was fairly mundane. Sure, there were some odd characters (the other firsttimer was a magician who cried inexplicably), but on the whole, the crowd was young, attractive and successful. Over Champagne toasts, I chatted with a thirty-something software engineer who just wanted

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WHEN SUCCESS MATTERS. LAKE MINNETONKA LUXURY

4017 North Shore Drive Orono Posh lakeside living with views from every room. This gorgeous Orono home is the complete package: turnkey with south-facing Lake Minnetonka lakeshore and a rare sandy beach. Highlights include custom Italian flooring, private elevator and separate studio/apartment. 7 BED / 8 BATH $2,595,000

20335 Summerville Road Deephaven Charming coastal cottage that was custom designed and built by Landschute in 2013 to fit into the neighborhood. The welcoming front porch opens to a modern floor plan with details not often found in newer construction. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,279,000

4375 Cottonwood Lane Deephaven Set on approximately â…” acre in the heart of the coveted Cottagewood USA neighborhood of Deephaven, this home exudes character and charm. Highlights include day dock and swimming access, privacy, a lower level patio walkout, new carpet, and fresh paint throughout. 4 BED / 3 BATH $895,000

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5905 Boulder Bridge Lane, Shorewood An architectural masterpiece in a park-like setting, this home lives to entertain. 5 BED / 8 BATH $3,495,000

560 Big Island, Orono

Lake Minnetonka dream home. South-facing lake views with 320 feet of sandy lakeshore. 3 BED / 4 BATH $1,350,000

2918 Casco Point Road, Orono Impeccable split-level on large, wooded lot. Open floor plan and walkout lower level. 4 BED / 2 BATH $500,000

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835 Hunt Farm Road, Orono Huntington Manor combines unparalleled Old World design with modern amenities. 4 BED / 7 BATH $9,950,000

20820 Radisson Road, Shorewood

Mark D. Williams build in private setting. Large, open floor plan with top-quality finishes. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,749,000

641 Harmony Circle, Wayzata

Impeccable custom home newly constructed in 2019. Open concept. Main-level living. 3 BED / 3 BATH $699,900

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MIKE STEADMAN

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2842 Deer Hill Road, Medina

NEW PRICE. Cape Cod masterpiece from Wooddale Builders. Enameled woodwork and shiplap interior. Expansive 3-season porch featuring a 2-story stone fireplace, reclaimed wood beams, Phantom screens and built-in heaters. 4 BED / 5 BATH $2,775,000

311 Lythrum Lane, Medina

Beautiful contemporary rambler located in Wild Meadows in Medina. Large windows throughout the home with scenic views. Perfectly landscaped for entertaining. 3 BED / 4 BATH $1,150,000

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230 Calamus Circle, Medina

Stunning property in Highcrest at Wild Meadows. Main-floor master. Chef’s kitchen with detailed woodwork throughout. Large study with built-in library. Fresh updates and paint throughout. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,595,000

4310 Wild Meadows Drive, Medina

Charming 2-story single-family home located in Wild Meadows. Great open floor plan on the main level and 4 bedrooms up. This home is great for outdoor entertaining, with a pool and built-in stone fire pit. 4 BED / 4 BATH $874,900

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Orono WILLOW BAY SANCTUARY ON LONG LAKE Introducing Willow Bay Sanctuary, a new development on Long Lake. There are 7 acreage homesites ranging from 2 to 5 acres. 3 of the homesites sit along Long Lake with 200 feet of lake frontage. Open to builders with restrictive covenants. All homesites have sewer and water connections. Located in the Orono school district and 5 minutes to Wayzata. $500,000–$1,850,000

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STICKNEY REAL ESTATE 9 5 2 - 4 7 6 - 3 6 9 4 | G S T I C K N E Y @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

365 Highcroft Lane, Wayzata

2155 Pinto Drive, Medina

3175 Maplewood Road, Woodland

11981 Eaken Avenue SE, Delano

540 Indian Mound Street, #4C, Wayzata

350 Stubbs Bay Road N., Orono

Stunning Charles Cudd masterpiece with great walkability to downtown Wayzata. 5 BED / 5 BATH $2,995,000

Captivating Sharratt-designed home set upon a private 2-acre sanctuary of mature trees. 4 BED / 6 BATH $1,590,000

Stunning top-floor unit offering picturesque views of Lake Minnetonka in downtown Wayzata. 2 BED / 2 BATH $925,000

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Narr Homes modern farmhouse set upon 5.5 acres of mature trees and wetlands. 5 BED / 4 BATH $2,195,000

Turn-of-the-century remodel that overlooks a breathtaking 45+ acres in Delano. 6 BED / 6 BATH $1,200,000

Completely renovated modern farmhouse nestled on 7.8 acres in the heart of Orono. 4 BED / 3 BATH $723,000

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3350 Fox Street Orono A world-class combination of timeless architectural design and craftsmanship, this private sanctuary offers Old World elegance, modern conveniences, breathtaking gardens and extraordinary water views. Amenities include a tranquil 7.2-acre setting with 700+ feet of south-facing shoreline, palatial master suite, flawlessly designed gourmet kitchen, astonishing resort-style pool and pool house. 5 BED / 8 BATH $11,785,000

Stickney Real Estate and C indy R edmond 952-476-3694 gstickney@cbburnet.com 612-850-7015 cindy@cindyredmond.com

1205 French Creek Drive Orono This residence located in the French Creek community is secluded and has sweeping views of the 32-acre French Creek Preserve. The property has a heated outdoor pool and lower level indoor lap pool. 5 BED / 6 BATH $1,999,000

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MEREDITH HOWELL

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605 Locust Hills Drive, Wayzata

Estate setting in prime location near Wayzata and Lake Minnetonka. Stunning pool and terraces. 4 BED / 9 BATH $2,495,000

1330 Willowbrook Drive, Medina

16013 Ringer Road, Minnetonka

318 Waycliffe Drive N., Wayzata

560 Indian Mound Street, #2A, Wayzata

Nestled in privacy on wooded lot. Impeccably maintained. Across from Spring Hill Golf Club. 4 BED / 5 BATH $1,995,000

Desirable open floor plan with beautiful views over the tranquility of Gleason Lake. 3 BED / 3 BATH $825,000

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3340 Hill Lane, Deephaven

Peaceful views over lagoons and Lake Minnetonka with dock. Main-level living. Walking distance to Wayzata. 4 BED / 5 BATH $2,895,000

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Main-level living home exquisitely updated on nearly 2-acre site with pond. Minutes to Wayzata. 5 BED / 6 BATH $1,350,000

Best lakeside condo location in the heart of Wayzata. Southerly views over Lake Minnetonka. 2 BED / 2 BATH $725,000

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2935 Willowood Farm Road, Medina

3125 Fox Street, Orono

1209 French Creek Drive, Orono

341 Ramsey Road W., Wayzata

Artfully positioned on 23 acres is a completely remastered Kyle Hunt home accompanied by an outdoor spa and swimming pool, designed to capture 570 feet of serene lake views. We invite you to see what owning a mini private resort looks and feels like. 5 BED / 8 BATH $3,495,000

Inside the neighborhood of French Creek sits a home with windows, fountains and patios that make the serene 315 feet of shoreline a part of the total landscape and architecture. Tennis courts, sports courts and a clubhouse are all part of everyday life here. 4 BED / 7 BATH $1,495,000

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Forever situated on 8 private acres overlooking 340 feet of Maxwell Bay on Lower Lake Minnetonka. Perfectly built in 1952 and meticulously brought into today’s design and expected standards flows this south-facing home, taking in completely private views of the calm water. 6 BED / 7 BATH $5,995,000

Inside the old stone pillars of Harrington Gates, a slightly hidden left turn winds gently upward, ending in front of this 1949-built French chateau. While this impressive home has been here for 70 years, this stunning lot can also accommodate new visions for the perfect home for tomorrow. 6 BED / 9 BATH $2,300,000

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JOHN C. ADAMS

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4615 Merilane, Edina

4820 Sunnyslope Road W., Edina

5500 Kellogg Avenue, Edina

5841 Robert Road, Independence

Concept designed by Rauscher & Associates and to be built by John Kraemer & Sons on a 1.8-acre setting. 4 BED / 4 BATH $3,995,000

South Harriet Park location with ideal walkability, an open floor plan, and 4 bedrooms up. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,429,500

264 Hamilton Hills, Independence

New-construction model home built by Gonyea/Stonegate sited on a 2.5-acre hilltop setting. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,105,257

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Completely remodeled California modern ranch offering main-level living and 160 feet of Minnehaha Creek shore. 6 BED / 5 BATH $2,249,500

New development in Orono schools. Enjoy a countryside setting within a 17-homesite neighborhood. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,295,000

232 Hamilton Hills, Independence

To-be-built concept by Gonyea/Stonegate. Other options available from $850,000 to $1,400,000. 5 BED / 5 BATH $899,500

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JOHN F. ADAMS

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1830 Deer Hill Court N., Medina

28120 Boulder Bridge Drive, Shorewood

2487 Crowne Hill Road, Minnetonka

16110 Crosby Cove, Minnetonka

230 Manitoba Avenue S., #210 + #220, Wayzata

544 Rice Street E., Wayzata

Concept designed by James McNeal and to be built by John Kraemer & Sons on a private 1.23-acre setting. 5 BED / 5 BATH $2,995,000

Stately home located on a quiet non-through street offers private wooded views throughout. 4 BED / 5 BATH $1,075,000

2 penthouse units in a boutique condominium building in the heart of downtown Wayzata. 2 BED / 3 BATH $1,195,000–$1,295,000

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Private 2.6-acre Grand View Lodge–like estate with lake views and a 32-foot boat slip. 6 BED / 8 BATH $2,995,000

Stunning L. Cramer home on a private hilltop setting with resort-like pool and main-level master suite. 4 BED / 5 BATH $2,625,000

Landschute-built home with 2+ bedroom suites, elevator, and a rooftop deck with lake views. 2+ BED / 4 BATH $1,795,000

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ELLEN DEHAVEN DEHAVEN DEWING

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2825 Little Orchard Way Orono World-class European-inspired estate with 360 feet of lakeshore on 5+ private acres. Unparalleled amenities and craftsmanship abound, including a 3-hole golf course, lakeside guesthouse, apartment, theater, wine cave and more. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 4 BED / 10 BATH $9,750,000

1480 Bracketts Point Road Orono Rare, historic Bracketts Point opportunity. Prime 2.25-acre lakeshore estate overlooking virtually the entire Lower Lake. 442 feet of private, exclusive lakeshore to build or remodel the perfect home. Use of the tennis court out lot is included. 7 BED / 7 BATH $6,595,000

20455 Park Place Deephaven Cottagewood USA. Like-new construction on a rare, huge, south-facing lot. Move-in ready with every amenity, fine detailing and even a sport court. This prime area includes docking through the city, parks, the famous local store and Minnetonka schools. 4 BED / 5 BATH $2,850,000

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960 Tonkawa Road, Orono

2650 Northview Drive, Minnetrista

2520 Willow Drive, Medina

1000 Old Long Lake Road, Orono

116 Salem Church Road, Sunfish Lake

1495 Medina Road, Medina

Breathtaking 2.9-acre setting. Open floor plan, endless Lake Minnetonka views and riprap shore. 5 BED / 7 BATH $3,999,000

Exceptionally designed home on 5 acres. Beautiful details at every turn. Indoor sport court. 5 BED / 7 BATH $2,895,000

Gorgeous newer-construction home with high-end finishes and pool tucked away on 3.5 acres. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,599,000

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Impeccably remodeled Whaletail Lake gated estate. 40+ acres, 900 feet of shoreline, and guesthouse. 4+ BED / 6 BATH $3,575,000

Gated masterpiece on 2+ acres. Luxurious finishes, theater, master wing with sitting room. 5 BED / 5 BATH $2,295,000

Beautifully built and maintained masterpiece on 20 acres. Top-of-the-line finishes. Orono schools. 6 BED / 7 BATH $1,495,000

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GREGG LARSEN

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2625 Woodbridge Road, Minnetonka Beach

2663 Woodbridge Road, Minnetonka Beach

11405 Fetterly Road W., Minnetonka

4465 North Shore Drive, Orono

7676 Turner Road, Independence

15412 Stanburry Curve, Eden Prairie

Charles Cudd 2-story overlooking Lafayette Country Club and Lake Minnetonka lakeshore. 4 BED / 4 BATH $2,995,000

Gorgeous French country 2-story home on a private, wooded 1.5+ acres. 5 BED / 6 BATH $1,395,000

14-acre horse property ideally located near Twin Cities Polo Club. 5 BED / 5 BATH $799,900

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Classic Connecticut Colonial overlooking Lafayette Club Golf Course and Lake Minnetonka. 5 BED / 5 BATH $2,599,900

Premier building site on Lake Minnetonka. .5+ acre and 75 feet of southwest-facing lakeshore. 4 BED / 3 BATH $1,100,000

Stunning home near Red Rock Lake. Great room design and in-ground pool. 5 BED / 5 BATH PRICE UPON REQUEST

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INTEGRITY. KNOWLEDGE. EXPERIENCE.

5880 Boulder Bridge Lane, Excelsior

19340 Park Avenue, Deephaven

2845 West Road, Wayzata

4925 Woods Court, Greenwood

Well-appointed main-level living home with deeded access to Lake Minnetonka and a boat slip. Located on a 1.2-acre walkout lot in Boulder Bridge. Brand-new gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances. Screen porch and new deck with large stone outdoor fireplace. 4 BED / 5 BATH $1,289,000

Charming year-round home or cottage on Lake Minnetonka. Deeded access to 500 feet of Wayzata Bay shoreline. Private beach, association dock, dock slip based on availability. Neighborhood association amenities include a playground, lighted tennis court and more. 4 BED / 3 BATH $525,000

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Enjoy amazing panoramic Lake Minnetonka views from this 2016 custom-built home with high-end features and open floor plan. Walk to Deephaven Beach and Thorpe Park. Luxury master bath with wet room concept. Dock slip through the city based on availability. 5 BED / 4 BATH $2,125,000

Stunning Kroiss-built home in Greenwood on the Lake. Recently renovated with Martha O’Hara Interiors. Gourmet kitchen with quartz counters and Thermador appliances. Serene cul-de-sac setting with a wooded backyard and neighborhood access to the Regional Trail. 5 BED / 2 BATH $999,000

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6015 Ridge Road, Shorewood

4990 Minneapolis Avenue, Minnetrista

David Azbill Group

Kelle Downey Bowe | The Downeys

Private estate setting on 2 acres with 220+ feet on Silver Lake with amazing amenities. 6 BED / 7 BATH $2,495,000 612-925-8402 | david@davidazbillgroup.com

612-518-8762 | kbowe@cbburnet.com

20325 Manor Road, Deephaven

2821 Westwood Road, Minnetonka Beach

Ian

Gary

Build your dream on the serene shore of Footprint Lake. Curated designs tailored to you. 4 BED / 5 BATH $1,350,000+ and

Gary Petersen

612-910-6005 | ijpetersen@cbburnet.com

Astonishing, rare opportunity. Big lake vistas on Lafayette Bay. Walk to amenities. 2 lots. $1,299,000 and I an

Petersen

952-451-0284 | garypetersen@cbburnet.com

109 Whitegate Lane, Minnetonka

15001 Wychewood Road, Minnetonka

Carrie Hey

Carolyn H. Olson

Entertainer’s dream home just steps to Wayzata. Great floor plan and several updates. 6 BED / 5 BATH $1,299,000 612-309-6022 | carrie@cbburnet.com

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Magical English Tudor estate on 2.7 acres with sandy lakeshore on Lake Minnetonka. 6 BED / 5 BATH $1,800,000

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Beautifully updated. Gorgeous pool, pond, quiet cul-de-sac. 5 BED / 4 BATH $714,900

952-270-5784 | cholson@cbburnet.com

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18540 County Road 6, Plymouth

3651 Landings Drive, Excelsior

Erik Myhran

Erik Myhran

Mooney lakeshore. New home on awesome site. 6,800 square feet of casual elegance with views galore. 5 BED / 6 BATH $2,200,000 612-810-3745 | emyhran@cbburnet.com

320 Ridge Circle, Wayzata

Brand new walkout rambler overlooks pond/fountain. Main-level living with all the goodies. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,047,500 612-810-3745 | emyhran@cbburnet.com

2102 Sugarwood Drive, Orono

Superior quality home on 5 acres. Main-floor master. 7 garage stalls. Minutes to Wayzata. 5 BED / 7 BATH $1,325,000

Enchanting Sugar Woods custom-built home with remarkable attention to detail on 1.24 acres. 6 BED / 5 BATH $1,195,000

612-867-8244 | cthrelkeld@cbburnet.com

612-805-7412 | rwbowe@cbburnet.com

Celia Threlkeld

Ruth Whitney Bowe

5535 Waterford Circle, Excelsior

7104 Pioneer Creek Road, Independence

Betty Vogt

Kathy Sawicki | Sawicki Family Realtors

Beautifully refreshed and inviting home on a 1-acre hilltop setting. Minnetonka schools. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,029,000 612-669-4231 | bvogt@cbburnet.com

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Gorgeous 10-acre site in the heart of horse country. Near the polo fields. Orono schools. $500,000 612-270-1001 | ksawicki@cbburnet.com

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BERG LARSEN GROUP

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11353 Fetterly Road W., Minnetonka

2691 E. Lake of

3603 Abbott Avenue S., Minneapolis

3209 Galleria, #1704, Edina

6425 Indian Hills Road, Edina

1712 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis

Architectural gem in wooded setting. Uncommonly private 1.7-acre estate with wetland views. 5 BED / 6 BATH $2,395,000

Open-concept twin home 1 block to lake. Lovely master suite. Private yard. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,139,000

Phenomenal contemporary on 1+ acre with 20-by-40-foot in-ground pool and 6-car garage. 5 BED / 6 BATH $1,995,000

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the I sles

Stunning sunset lake views. Move-in condition with terrific natural light. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,895,000

Parkway, Minneapolis

Panoramic skyline views. Sophisticated contemporary floor plan. 2 BED / 3 BATH $1,495,000

Classic mansion on .5 acre. Rich detail. Bradstreet rooms. Superbly updated. 5 BED / 6 BATH $1,965,000

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MATCHING HOMES WITH LIFESTYLES

6221 Parkwood Road, Edina

1300 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis

1819 Logan Avenue, Minneapolis

4615 Moorland Avenue, Edina

1627 W. 26th Street, Minneapolis

4427 E. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis

Custom designed with 2-story great room and library/study on .5 acre. 6 BED / 6 BATH $1,695,000

Central Park meets Kenwood. One-of-a-kind 4,200-square-foot penthouse 1 block from Lake of the Isles. 3 BED / 3 BATH $2,195,000

Sunny city lakes home in excellent condition. Walk to Lake of the Isles and Uptown Minneapolis. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,239,000

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Historic landmark grand mansion offers commanding city views, amazing pool and cabana. 10 BED / 11 BATH $5,995,000

Outstanding finish and attention to detail. Oversize lot in premier Country Club. 6 BED / 5 BATH $2,395,000

European villa with commanding lake views and private terraces. Mint condition. 4 BED / 5 BATH $2,795,000

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BRUCE BIRKELAND GROUP 6 1 2 - 4 1 4 - 3 9 5 7 | B B I R K E L A N D @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

2545 Huntington Avenue, St. Louis Park

2618 Casco Point Road, Orono

6016 Leslee Lane, Edina

2740 Upton Avenue S., Minneapolis

1725 Knox Avenue S., Minneapolis

1814 Knox Avenue S., Minneapolis

Landmark contemporary estate with walls of glass, world-class finishes, and guesthouse. 4 BED / 5 BATH $3,195,000

Classic Artisan architecture with open concept spaces, luxury finishes and fitness room. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,950,000

Irreplaceable Old World design. Exquisite marbles and stones. Luxe owner’s spa bath. 5 BED / 4 BATH $1,485,000

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Designer Lake Minnetonka home with walls of glass, stunning views, and 100+ feet of shoreline. 4 BED / 4 BATH $2,395,000

This elegant home has luxurious finishes and a private patio. Steps to the city lakes. 3 BED / 4 BATH $1,495,000

World-class Mediterranean renovation perfectly blends contemporary and timeless design. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,295,000

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HIGH-END, HIGH-TOUCH, DOWN-TO-EARTH BRUCE BIRKELAND HAS BEEN A LEADING TWIN CITIES REALTOR FOR 30 YEARS, WITH 1,000+ HOMES SOLD AND $1 BILLION IN LUXURY HOME SALES.

8 Park Lane, Minneapolis

2427 E. Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis

Landmark residence set on private park-like lot with 175 feet on Kenilworth Channel. 4 BED / 4 BATH $3,300,000

Signature Spanish Revival with theater, exercise room, elevator and sweeping lake views. 4 BED / 8 BATH $5,400,000

2406 W. Lake of

2212 W. Lake of

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Parkway, Minneapolis

Impeccable English Tudor with timeless design in a perfect lake- and park-wrapped location. 5 BED / 5 BATH $2,250,000

4210 Fremont Avenue S., Minneapolis Storybook brick-wrapped home with exceptional architectural elements and a sprawling lot. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,495,000

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the I sles

Parkway, Minneapolis

Remarkable estate with magnificent interior spaces and expansive water views. 7 BED / 9 BATH $2,849,000

2540 Cedar Shore Drive, Minneapolis Exceptional midcentury ranch on park-like lot with modernist elements and nature views. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,695,000

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MICHAEL WILLE AND FRANK ROFFERS THE WILLE GROUP 6 1 2 - 8 6 0 - 7 0 4 0 | M J W I L L E @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1301 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis NEW CONSTRUCTION IN LOWRY HILL New construction in highly sought-after Lowry Hill location. This Tudor Revival has the exterior completed and is ready for your personal interior selections. The home was constructed to blend seamlessly into this historic neighborhood. Select interior walls may be moved. The current floor plan was designed to capture the city living lifestyle and is perfect for daily living and entertaining. The main level offers a grand living room, formal dining room, media room, and kitchen that opens to the family room. The upper level includes a spacious master suite, 3 additional bedrooms and laundry. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,499,000

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MICHAEL WILLE THE WILLE GROUP

EXPERIENCED ADVOCATE. RESULTS-DRIVEN LEADER.

6 1 2 - 8 6 0 - 7 0 4 0 | M J W I L L E @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

2472 Parkview Drive, Medina

1345 Fairlawn Way, Golden Valley

6440 Indian Hills Pass, Edina

3564 Fairway Court, Minnetonka

137 + 141 Maple Hill Road, Hopkins

2105 Girard Avenue S., Minneapolis

Spectacular site on nearly 20 acres with breathtaking lake views. Apartment. Pool. 4 BED / 7 BATH $999,000

Perched on a hilltop in high-demand Indian Hills is this unique home with gorgeous views. 4 BED / 3 BATH $799,000

Exceptional opportunity to own 2 properties for the price of 1 in Interlachen Park. 3 BED / 3 BATH $749,000

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Completed remodeled South Tyrol home on nearly 1 acre. Indoor pool, theater and more. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,195,000

This sprawling contemporary in West Oaks abuts the 6th green at Oak Ridge Country Club. 4 BED / 7 BATH $1,095,000

Turn-of-the-century 2-plus-story home on quiet street in Lowry Hill. Original woodwork. 4 BED / 3 BATH $799,000

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2431 W. 22nd Street, Minneapolis

4272 Queen Avenue S., Minneapolis

Rod Helm

Rod Helm

Stunning new construction in the heart of Kenwood. Incredible floor plan and finishes. 5 BED / 6 BATH $2,295,000 612-720-9792 | rhelm@cbburnet.com

612-720-9792 | rhelm@cbburnet.com

1930 Irving Avenue S., Minneapolis

2808 Irving Avenue S., Minneapolis

Josh Zuehlke | The Wille Group

Josh Zuehlke | The Wille Group

Stately Georgian Colonial on double lot. Updates and preserved period details throughout. 4 BED / 5 BATH PRICE UPON REQUEST 612-735-2345 | jwzuehlke@cbburnet.com

Top-to-bottom renovated Spanish Colonial with peekaboo views of Lake of the Isles. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,324,000

612-735-2345 | jwzuehlke@cbburnet.com

750 S. 2nd Street, #203, Minneapolis

1640 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis

Josh Zuehlke | The Wille Group

Bob Kessler

Stunning corner unit with iconic views in the historic Humboldt Lofts in Downtown East. 1 BED / 2 BATH $975,000

612-735-2345 | jwzuehlke@cbburnet.com

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Perfect for the downsizing luxury buyer. Main-floor master suite. Views of Lake Harriet. 3 BED / 4 BATH $1,695,000

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Exceptional architect-designed townhouse with 10-foot ceilings overlooking Kenwood Park. 3 BED / 4 BATH $1,295,000 and J ose

Kosar

612-386-6148 | rkessler@cbburnet.com

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FRANK ROFFERS

9 5 2 - 2 3 7 - 1 1 0 0 | F R A N K . R O F F E R S @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

100 N. 3rd Avenue, #1003, Minneapolis TMBR: THE SIGNATURE COLLECTION Introducing Minneapolis’s first mass-timber residences located in the North Loop. Floors 9 and 10 of TMBR are known as the Signature Collection. The residences on the top 2 floors will feature an exceptional level of fit and finish, and can be tailored to the buyer’s style preference. New owners will choose from 2 remarkable design teams to create a custom residence, both considered to be in the league of our nation’s top interior design firms: Martin Patrick 3 and Martha O’Hara Interiors. 3 BED / 4 BATH $3,900,000

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JIMMY AND TASH FOGEL THE FOGEL GROUP

THE HOUSE DOCTOR. EXPERT NEGOTIATOR.

6 1 2 - 8 8 9 - 2 0 0 0 | T H E F O G E L G R O U P @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

1716 Colfax Avenue S., Minneapolis

2601 Euclid Place, Minneapolis

1812 Lincoln Avenue S., #4, Minneapolis

1527 Waverly Place, Minneapolis

3 BED / 4 BATH $775,000

$500,000

Reminiscent of the double-gallery style maison of New Orleans with classic style of Charleston, South Carolina. Picturesque harlequin limestone walkway. Dramatic passageway leading to side-entry door. Step inside and be swept away by the ornate detail throughout. 6 BED / 8 BATH $1,895,000

Gorgeous, spacious, red-brick exterior condo (converted mansion) in the heart of Lowry Hill. Guest suite, elevator, 2-car heated garage, large deck and beautiful spaces.

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Elegant Italian Renaissance Revival residence located on a corner lot just steps from Lake of the Isles. Classic elegance throughout. Impressive foyer suitable for hosting special events. Just a stone’s throw from Lake of the Isles. 6 BED / 6 BATH $1,995,000

This lot has breathtaking views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Close to arts, shops, parks and trails. This is a rare opportunity to build your dream home nestled in Lowry Hill.

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BHAVANI ARIMILLI

6 1 2 - 7 3 0 - 2 4 6 8 | B A R I M I L L I @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

3738 W. Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis LAKE CALHOUN URBAN OASIS Nestled directly across from Lake Calhoun is this cozy yet deceptively spacious gem. Formerly designed by Tom Ellison of TEA2, this shake cottage has been timelessly updated and impeccably maintained throughout. Flexible living spaces with an elevator make it perfect for buyers seeking a home with wheelchair-accessible features but also wonderful for a family searching for fun, recreational lake living in the city. Location is unmatched for its walkability to beaches, trails, restaurants and shops, and its close proximity to downtown Minneapolis. A truly unique private retreat in the heart of the City of Lakes. 5 BED / 3 BATH $1,499,000

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JOHN MCWHITE

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5625 Interlachen Circle, Edina

Gorgeous new construction on a .5-acre lot. Built by Traditions by Donnay. 5,000 finished square feet. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,800,000

5913 St. John’s Avenue, Edina

1170 Dodd Road, Mendota Heights

5908 Schaefer Road, Edina

6509 Ridgeview Circle, Edina

Traditions by Donnay new-construction home in demand location. High-end finishes. 4,800 finished square feet. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,495,000

Sun-filled home with custom finishes, enameled woodwork and crown molding. 4,446 finished square feet. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,075,000

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6021 Saxony Road, Edina

Stunning home perfectly sited on a private lot overlooking Highland Lake. 6,400 finished square feet. 4 BED / 5 BATH $1,995,000

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Residential redevelopment opportunity. 3 parcels totaling 3.74 acres. Great location. $1,285,000

Completely remodeled home with an open floor plan on a quiet cul-de-sac. 2,782 finished square feet. 4 BED / 4 BATH $750,000

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FRAN AND BARB DAVIS 6 1 2 - 9 2 5 - 8 4 0 8 | F D AV I S @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

1935 Penn Avenue S. Minneapolis Completely renovated, private Kenwood oasis with main-floor master suite. Walls of windows on all sides of the home bathe the residence in natural light and connect the indoors to the outdoor entertaining spaces with terraced stone patios and deck surrounding the home. 3 BED / 4 BATH $1,550,000

2200 Kenwood Parkway Minneapolis Arts and Crafts–influenced classic in a superb location where Kenwood Parkway meets Lake of the Isles. Gracious public entertaining rooms and comfortable, casual living spaces. Private backyard with stone patio and pergola that offer a retreat from the lake. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,249,000

2224 W. Lake of Minneapolis

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Parkway

A once-in-a-generation chance to reimagine this landmark home, one of the Harry Wild Jones “Cream of Wheat” homes. A Craftsman villa built of brick, tile and reinforced concrete with so many original details still intact and ready for the next chapter in its story. 7 BED / 6 BATH $1,400,000

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5227 Oaklawn Avenue, Edina

6125 Kellogg Avenue, Edina

Sharon McWhite

Tim Ornell

Stunning Craftsman-style home overlooking Arden Park. Timeless elegance and high-end finishes. 6 BED / 5 BATH $1,950,000 612-805-8616 | smcwhite@cbburnet.com

651-263-9480 | tim@timornell.com

801 Washington Avenue N., #300, Minneapolis

801 Washington Avenue N., #312, Minneapolis

David K. Wells III

David K. Wells III

Stylish penthouse loft with historic details throughout. Rooftop deck and city views. 2 BED / 3 BATH $1,049,000 612-925-8452 | david@dkw3.com

Incredible loft with striking architectural features. Soaring ceilings and private deck. 2 BED / 2 BATH $720,000 612-925-8452 | david@dkw3.com

1636 Lake Johanna Boulevard, Arden Hills

6208 Crescent Drive, Edina

Jane Austin McGrath

Steve Schmitz

With Lake Johanna just steps away, this 1-owner ’70s modern home has great potential. 3 BED / 3 BATH $850,000 612-965-9725 | jmcgrath@cbburnet.com

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Exceptionally built, open-concept, luxury 2-story designed with entertaining in mind. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,069,000

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Prime Edina Countryside rambler on a lush, level .5-acre lot. Opportunity abounds. 4 BED / 3 BATH $559,900

952-484-6045 | steveschmitz@sellshouses.com

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17900 Shavers Lane Woodland Extraordinary home in Woodland situated on 4 acres with extreme privacy. Gorgeous estate setting with 2 master suites, swimming pool, newly remodeled pool house, tennis court, indoor endless lap pool, sauna and 9-car garage. Updated throughout with no detail spared. 6 BED / 8 BATH $2,995,000

Melissa B. Johnson

612-670-3456 melissa.johnson@cbburnet.com

1180 Gabriel Court Chaska An intriguing architectural hybrid that draws upon aesthetics of a mountain lodge with teakwood finishes of a vintage Chris-Craft boat. Surrounded by nature on 8.5 private acres with a stunning resort-style pool area. Wide open spaces and custom, stylized interior. 5 BED / 5 BATH PRICE UPON REQUEST

Cindy Redmond and Lynne O’Reilly

612-850-7015 cindy@cindyredmond.com

14077 Ozark Trail N. Stillwater Serene, modern home set amidst trees on a rise with Square Lake views. An expansive, architecturally unique home with abundant natural light, tall ceilings, open, spacious living areas and terrific studio spaces. Live in an artful, efficient retreat in harmony with nature. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,095,000

Cheryl Larson Team 651-270-0213 cheryl@cheryllarson.com

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950 Rivage Lane, Burnsville

3429 Wilds Ridge NW, Prior Lake

Team Solutions by Seeley & LaVelle

Sally Bader-Hoagland

2-story on acreage with amazing quality finishes. $2.5 million replacement cost. Lakeville schools. 5 BED / 8 BATH $1,499,900 612-396-6936 | mdlavelle@cbburnet.com

612-747-8449 | sbader@cbburnet.com

4581 McDonald Drive Overlook, Stillwater

9476 51st Street N., Lake Elmo

Cheryl Larson Team

Cheryl Larson Team

Experience comfortable elegance at home on Lake McDonald with thoughtful land stewardship. 4 BED / 4 BATH $879,000 651-280-0213 | cheryl@cheryllarson.com

Tranquil, spacious home offering main-level living amid an outstanding 1-acre setting. 4 BED / 3 BATH $639,900

651-280-0213 | cheryl@cheryllarson.com

16740 40th Avenue N., Plymouth

3710 Talero Curve, Chaska

Lisa Piazza

Lisa Piazza

Custom built, expansive addition design with scenic views and landscape in Wayzata schools. 5 BED / 4 BATH $799,000 612-751-0976 | lisa.piazza@cbburnet.com

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Elegant 1-story on Wilds 7th fairway with luxurious finishes and walkout to fabulous pool. 5 BED / 4 BATH $859,900

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Absolutely beautiful detached villa located in Chevalle. Open, main-level living floor plan. 3 BED / 3 BATH $650,000 612-751-0976 | lisa.piazza@cbburnet.com

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PATRICK MCGRATH 6 5 1 - 4 8 5 - 4 8 5 0 | P M C G R AT H @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

903 4th Avenue S., Stillwater

7660 N. Field Ridge Road, Grant

9773 Heron Avenue N., Grant

7740 N. Field Ridge Road, Grant

Historically known as Quarry Hollow. Edge-of-bluff setting with jaw-dropping 180-degree views up and down the majestic St. Croix River. Extremely private in-town location surrounded by 30-foot quarry walls. Cool, classic midcentury modern home. 3 BED / 2 BATH $1,400,000

Elegant yet comfortable home tucked into 5 acres of pines in Hidden Glade Estates. Generous room sizes with no detail missed. Grand formal living combined with cozy family entertaining spaces. Mahtomedi schools. 5 BED / 5 BATH $1,250,000

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Spectacular French country home privately set on 300+ feet of westerly facing shoreline. Quiet yet fully recreational Pine Tree Lake is just 5 minutes from historic downtown White Bear Lake. Truly a magnificent setting and home. 4 BED / 5 BATH $2,450,000

McGuire-designed, Streeter-built architectural masterpiece on Pine Tree Lake. Superbly quiet cul-de-sac location with treehouse views of nature, woods and water. Full walls of glass. It’s like living in art. 3 BED / 5 BATH $1,350,000

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KRISTA WOLTER

YOUR SUCCESS IS

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318 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

W. Pleasant Lake Road, North Oaks

Spring Marsh Lane, North Oaks

17500 St. Croix Trail N., Marine

More than $4 million of renovations into this Summit Avenue mansion with spectacular bluff views. This home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom but still maintains the original carved woodwork, built-ins and more. 4-car heated garage. 7 BED / 8 BATH $2,750,000

Traditional 2-story just off Pleasant Lake close to the historic James J. Hill farm. Home features an open, spacious floor plan. Large deck in backyard with views of the lake. Just a few feet away from the 5-mile trail that runs around the lake. 6 BED / 5 BATH $995,000

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This North Oaks 2-story has traditional style along with all the comforts of modern-day living. A classic home prepared to meet the needs of its next owners. Mature landscaping allows for privacy while still letting light flow through this fabulous home. 4 BED / 7 BATH $1,495,000

on

St. Croix

The Asa Parker House is the best of old and new in Marine on St. Croix. This well-known historic masterpiece was originally built in 1856 and is a landmark on the hill overlooking the river valley. Completely renovated by Hagstrom Builder. 4 BED / 4 BATH PRICE UPON REQUEST

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O’FLANNIGAN GROUP 6 5 1 - 4 3 0 - 7 7 5 9 | S O F L A N N I G A N @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

SELLING WATERFRONT, RETREAT AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

208th Avenue, St. Croix River

7959 Quadrant Avenue S., St. Croix River

Ossmann Road, Lake St. Croix

1 West Bay Lane, North Oaks

721 26¾ Avenue, Cumberland, Wisconsin

23235 St. Croix Trail N., St. Croix River

One of the last large acreage sites on lower St. Croix. Includes 315 acres and 1,350 feet of frontage. $2,490,000

Historic hand-hewn log home with guest cottage includes 80 wooded acres and 800 feet of shoreline in Solon Springs, Wisconsin. 4 BED / 2 BATH $875,000

16-acre executive retreat with large auxiliary building on Granite Lake only 1 hour from Twin Cities. 5 BED / 4 BATH $1,050,000

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17-acre estate with designer home, 300 feet of riverfront, and pool offering complete privacy. 4 BED / 6 BATH $2,795,000

Sophisticated design and stylish decor create stunning, unique home in private setting. 4 BED / 5 BATH $1,950,000

Private getaway 45 minutes from Twin Cities offers private marina and 90 acres of walking trails. 4 BED / 4 BATH $1,050,000

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HELGESON PLATZKE GROUP AND FRANK ROFFERS 9 5 2 - 9 4 9 - 4 7 8 6 | R M P L AT Z K E @ C B B U R N E T. C O M

10675 Cavallo Ridge, Eden Prairie TRAMONTO ESTATE A European-inspired estate with French country styles designed by Murphy & Co. and built by John Kraemer & Sons. The 4.7-acre property, including a connected lot on the riverbank, is complete with its own ski hill and tow rope. With idyllic views of the Minnesota River Valley from every room, this home commands elevated sights seldom seen in the Minneapolis suburbs with its curving floor plan and large expanses of glass facing the valley. The home has an outdoor pool, a glass-walled sport court and exercise room, a home theater, a billiards room, and a reclaimed wood shop complete with a wood-burning stove and carriage doors. Enjoy captivating and dramatic views from the screen porch to the rooftop terrace, with an outdoor fireplace accessed via ship ladder for a one-of-a-kind experience. Bellerieve, a truly unique gated community, is near everything the heart of the west metro offers, including international, regional and private airports, golf courses, parks, trails, shopping, restaurants, and more. 5 BED / 7 BATH $6,500,000

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URBAN CHARACTER ROSENTHAL INTERIORS HELPS A COUPLE OF EMPTY NESTERS DOWNSIZE TO A DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS CONDO IN STYLE. B Y K AT H L E E N G I L D E A

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for a light, airy color palette. From there, each piece was chosen for specific needs. They wanted pieces that would be a new experience for them but that would also reflect their personal style.” To ensure the residence felt cohesive, the design team carried that color palette — light gray accented by white and shades of teal — throughout, “while allowing the energy of each space to be individual,” notes Kallin. They also took cues from the historic character of the building, highlighting elements like exposed brick and concrete detailing. Throughout the process, Rosenthal Interiors worked closely with the homeowners, collaboratively making design decisions to ensure their true vision was brought to life. “We especially loved how Rosenthal was able to tie everything together,” the homeowner concludes. “It was so nice to have somebody think about the big picture and help you see it that way.”

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Minneapolis skyline, North Star Lofts recently became home to a couple of empty nesters moving from a large traditional family home to a 2,544-square-foot contemporary condo, one of the building’s just 36 units. To ease the transition, the homeowners tapped Rosenthal Interiors — also a downtown Minneapolis fixture — to help them adapt to not only a new look but also a new lifestyle. First and foremost, the renowned design firm ensured that the condo reflected the homeowners’ unique style. “It has a relaxed contemporary feel, with an eclectic mix due to some very fun family pieces they brought with them,” explains designer Deanna Kallin. “Certain features in the historic, modern unit were preserved, like the contemporary white kitchen and the Swarovski crystal chandelier in the dining space, which set the tone


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In 1994, long before “going viral” was a thing,

budding Minnesota homebuilders Kyle and Laurie Hunt did it the old-fashioned way. The storybook Maple Forest house the duo built for the Parade of Homes was an instant hit, immediately launching into viral fame. Thousands of Tour spectators were followed by features on the PBS television series Hometime with multiple follow-up episodes, a spot in Fine Homebuilding magazine, then finally a major story in Better Homes & Gardens, which also offered up the house’s plan to the public. “It became one of the most popular home plans ever featured,” Laurie says. To this day, 25 years later, Kyle Hunt & Partners still gets calls about the timeless plan. “We meet so many people who recognize and remember that home,” she adds. “Often they can’t put their finger on one specific reason why they loved it, but they just remember that it made them feel good.” That viral fame provided a solid foundation for the Hunts to hone their homebuilding niche. For the past three decades, the company has focused on the art of building architecturally driven abodes with uncommonly highquality detail, created by curating an expert team of craftsmen. “Our artisan approach presents an alternative to the one-stopshop builder who designs and builds from an internal library of plans,” Kyle explains. Each project’s specific goals and priorities are analyzed, then the Hunts assemble a handpicked team to realize that vision. This careful curation is evident in the firm’s latest project, an elegant Lake Minnetonka family retreat. “Kyle is also a realtor, so first he found the perfect property,” notes Laurie. “The homeowners’ hope was to create a fresh, open, lake-oriented space that reflected their active lifestyle.” The final product exceeds their wildest dreams, which Kyle attributes to the collective wisdom of the project’s team: “We work with the best craftsmen who have so much wisdom, and that wisdom multiplies exponentially when brought together.” In other words, true homebuilding curation goes far beyond simply assembling a group of individual players. Rather, it’s honing an intuition for the ineffable phenomenon that takes place when brilliant combinations create masterpieces far beyond the sum of their parts. And that art of curating requires attention, integrity and zeal. As Laurie explains, “It doesn’t just happen by accident.”

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If you think the earthy look is too basic, too beige or too boring, think again. Rather, this

design trend is all about bringing the outdoors in. “It’s bringing natural elements into a space,” explains Kristen McCormick, owner and designer at Studio M Interiors. “When we can bring in nature with colors and materials, it’s peaceful, serene and calming. We need that right now.” The firm’s designers draw on organic materials, natural finishes, and shades of greens, neutrals and wood tones to create the earthy look.

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In our frenzied, tech-heavy world, the connection to nature both soothes and refreshes. Popular wall covering motifs embody the look with bold tropical patterns (think saturated banana leaves), delicate chinoiserie-like cherry blossoms, gracefully swimming fish and even hair-on-hide treatments. All echo the organic theme.

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Earthy elements are endlessly versatile. Reclaimed wood, botanical prints and mixed metals work well with many styles, says McCormick. Reclaimed ceiling beams, for example, are equally at home in a rustic room as in an eclectic contemporary space. Wall coverings in lush tropical patterns create a bohemian vibe, while quieter organic motifs and simple furnishings impart an almost Asian quality.

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Earthy colors include neutrals, wood tones and shades of green ranging from lime to olive to deep forest. “If you want to add a pop of color, greens bring nature inside,” McCormick notes. Bright green combines with white for a fun, fresh palette, while olive green offers a softer contrast.

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Think leather sofas, stone countertops, lighting with metal or wood elements, and walls or ceiling details in rustic wood. Finishes can be copper, stainless, blackened metal or a combination of metals. Complementary accessories include organic 3D wall decor and pillows with neutral yet bold patterns. Wood walls, ceilings and beams as well as a chunky wood coffee table all add character.

Textures

Linen, leather, mohair, velvet and chunky weaves in subtle tones give a room interest. “Textures make a space cohesive, pulling it all together,” McCormick explains. Adding to that texture are complementary window treatments such as woven shades and drapery panels in neutrals or natural prints.

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Market Square has served as the design destination of the North. Five floors are home to 100+ creative companies, ranging from architects, designers and showrooms to marketing agencies, software developers and web designers. And now, with a renewed energy and revamped space thanks to local owners Eagle Ridge Partners, the focus is on catering to both the public and the Twin Cities creative community at large. The thoughtful, environmentally oriented remodel is evident before you even set foot inside the historic building. Lush landscaping and expanded parking encourage traffic and welcome visitors in. Enter into the refreshed main lobby, and you’ll instantly feel at ease in the living room–like space, complete with cozy seating and a fireplace. You’ll also notice that the Chicago brick structure has an upped elegance factor, thanks to details like a fresh coat of modern bronze matte paint on its wrought-iron staircases and railings. As you approach the grand atrium, you’re greeted by Market Square Bistro by D’Amico, the perfect place to grab a bite before

exploring a mix of showrooms. Looking for insider access? With advance notice, anyone can easily be matched with a designer to assist with more exclusive services. Designers and their clients are loving the renewed, expanded showrooms and displays from AJ Maison, FK Textile, Tapis Decor and the Brands at Rabbit Creek. “We couldn’t be more excited to have consolidated everything into one large space,” explains Rabbit Creek Owner and CEO Susan Thayer, as she stands in a light-filled showroom that is as inspirational as it is shoppable. And with a short stroll around the newly LED-lit, freshly painted halls, you’ll find IMS is also home to a florist, a dermatologist, a massage therapist/acupuncturist and even professional associations. The creative community can take advantage of ShareSquare, a new co-working space with a prime locale near the remodeled lobby. The brainchild of designer (and IMS tenant, naturally) Mark Suess, it is an energetic place to create and collaborate, featuring innovative options from drop-in desks to private offices as well as a dedicated receptionist, conference rooms, and

project workrooms with printing capabilities. Other new amenities making IMS more accessible than ever include hospitality suites, all-gender restrooms and a tenant bike room. Of course, a refresh of a design destination is not complete without art, thus this revamp includes new dedicated wall space prime for displaying commissioned work by local artists. The ownership and management groups work together on the first floor, emphasizing a revitalized commitment to the Twin Cities community and the day-to-day happenings of the design resource center, both today and tomorrow. To that end, the recent remodel focused not only on aesthetics but also environmental responsibility. “We believe it’s important to address sustainability in order to be a responsible business and property owner,” says Shannon Van Gemert, managing director and principal at Eagle Ridge Partners, which took over ownership of IMS in 2017. “This building offers an extremely unique environment for both tenants and visitors.” And it reflects design’s broadest definition: art, with a purpose.

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As a general rule, I’m not timid. Sure, I fear things like

biological warfare, tyrannical oligarchy and what hot dogs are really made of, but I’m pretty steady when it comes to mundane stuff like spiders and the dark. Mention snorkeling, though, and I morph into the proverbial chicken of the sea — as I believe any sane person should when faced with the possibility of becoming a shark’s amuse-bouche. To put it into context, some time back I received an enticing invitation to the Maldives, an iconic destination I’ve desperately wanted to visit for ages. Oh how I’ve longed to stay in one of those over-water villas, swim in those crystalline waters and walk those breathtaking beaches. Several days later, my itinerary arrived, and somewhere between the welcome reception and the beach barbeque, my eyes locked on the snorkeling excursion — and just like that, my excitement faded faster than a tan in January. Two long-haul flights and one speedboat trip later, I was at the posh Coco Bodu Hithi. Exceeding all expectations, this exquisite property in the North Malé Atoll made me forget my jet lag, what with its over-water bungalows (replete with butlers), gourmet restaurants, secluded beaches, and sea waters as clear and warm as a freshly drawn bath. My first night there, I reluctantly tore myself away from my villa to meet the resort’s in-house marine biologist, Sonia Valladares. Things were going rather swimmingly (pun intended) as we chatted over mango martinis. That is, until the dreaded topic of snorkeling came up. “Here’s the thing, Sonia,” I said. “I can’t snorkel.” “Everyone can snorkel,” she responded. “Not me,” I retorted. “I can’t deal with covering my nose. Or breathing through a tube. Or being shark bait. I can’t do it.” “Oh, Gina, you’re in the Maldives!” she exclaimed. “You’re surrounded by beautiful water — the world’s best snorkeling! If you don’t snorkel, you’ll regret it! I won’t let you miss this. I’ll teach you!” True to her word, the next morning, Valladares outfitted me with a snorkel and mask, but rather than sending me into the surf, she marched me back to my villa. “Put on your mask,” she instructed. “Get used to breathing through your mouth.” Remarkably, I did (just ask the lunch-bearing waiter who found me reading on the beach in said mask). The next step was breathing through my snorkel, and after a test dunk in my plunge pool — voilà! I had (mostly) conquered my fear. But Valladares couldn’t prepare me for what I’d see under the sea. After swimming just a few yards, we came across a sea turtle who lazily peered into my mask as if to ask, And who might you be? Exploring Bodu Hithi’s house reef, we saw a cacophony of coral and tropical fish. It was peaceful and otherworldly. Throughout, Valladares never strayed far. She was right there offering encouragement — and the occasional grimace-resembling smile that results from having a snorkel ensconced in your mouth. There was a brief, terrifying moment when a reef shark swam beneath us, but my heroine waved him off, and thanks be to Nemo, the (relatively) harmless predator quickly lost interest in middle-aged me. Valladares gifted me with an unparalleled experience in a magical place while also giving me the courage to shrug off old phobias. Maybe FDR was right that all we have to fear is fear itself. Well, that and sharks.

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agonizing day riddled with angry clients and long meetings — in other words, the day from hell. Welcoming you is someone who knows with just a glance at your cranky face that a single malt, a homemade dinner and a hot shower are all that’s needed to set things right. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? Alas, I’m not talking about marital bliss, nor is this a page out of The Stepford Wives. It’s a glimpse into what everyday life with personal robots might resemble in the not-sodistant future. Although she once promised to destroy humankind, Sophia by Hanson Robotics is the supermodel of cyborgs: an eerily attractive humanoid with a penchant for nonverbal communication. She and others like her operate on an artificial intelligence platform and have the ability to measure and react to unspoken human emotion. Not only can these robots read and acknowledge nonverbal social cues but they can also respond in kind with appropriate expressions and gestures of their own. And according to founder David Hanson, this is just the beginning. The future will bring us robots “as conscious, creative and capable as any human,” he asserts. Alas, while Hanson hasn’t disclosed when Sophia will be available to the public, never fear; Pepper is here. Lauded as “the first humanoid robot designed to live with humans,” it was initially created for commercial use, but the public outcry for a personal version rapidly changed the corporate vision. Spicing up your life will run you about $14,000 over the course of three years (an initial hardware outlay of $1,600 plus the required $360 monthly

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subscription). What you get for your money is a robot that can gesture, encourage and serve as your home’s technical hub. But Pepper’s most notable feat is not what it can do but how it decides to do it. For example, if the robot thinks you look sad, it may suggest calling your bestie for a mood-lifting chat. If Pepper reads anger in your facial expressions, it may offer up some breathing exercises to help you cool off. Or if it thinks you look a bit bored, it may spin a tune and bust a move. For the truly technologically inclined, next year’s Aeolus represents the robotic holy grail. Arguably the most highly anticipated personal robot of all time, it gives The Jetsons’ Rosey a run for her money when it comes to performing household chores. In addition to completing tasks like sweeping and vacuuming, Aeolus can learn to identify 1,000+ household items — all the better to pick them up and put them in their proper place. What’s more, it begins to recognize each family member (via facial recognition, of course) and their preferences, a knack that helps it predict which items each person is most likely to request. In other words, this hard-wired honey is at your beck and call to fetch your favorite snack while you binge watch some Netflix. While many (myself included) would consider a robot that cleans the house the best thing since sliced bread, some people are seeking out robots with some very — ahem — specialized talents. Meet Roxxxy TrueCompanion ($10,000 plus required subscription), a humanoid robot with remarkably lifelike features and enough AI to carry on a conversation, react to touch,

display mood and emotion, and even speak several languages. Fully customizable (and I do mean fully), Roxxxy comes replete with all the necessary bells and whistles right out of the box. She even boasts a handful of alternate personalities like “Wild Wendy” and “S & M Susan.” If you haven’t yet guessed, Roxxxy is a bona-fide love machine, and the TrueCompanion head honchos make no bones as to her primary function. While the talents that Roxxxy brings to the table — or the bed, as the case may be — are pretty apparent, a sex robot’s mere existence raises some big questions (among other things). Namely, can someone find happiness with a robot given that AI can only offer artificial love? The experts have their doubts. “People form [emotional] expectations,” warns Matthias Scheutz, director of Tufts University’s Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, “and the robot will inevitably disappoint.” But the issue of ethics in robotics goes far beyond those programmed for X-rated activities. Ask any soccer mom who has run one too many carpools what she’s lusting after, and chances are the idea of a self-driving car will elicit wanton desire. While driverless personal vehicles aren’t yet available to the public, an autonomous rideshare program called Waymo is. And although the idea of never again having to make small talk with a cabby does have exponential appeal, fully autonomous cars as they currently exist are far from perfect. Case in point: The AI (literally) driving these vehicles can avoid obstacles, but it can’t necessarily determine what those obstacles are. And it’s that

inability to differentiate between a speed bump and, say, a puppy that’s keeping fully autonomous automobiles from replacing the family Volvo. So how do you teach ethics to a robot? Enter the Moral Machine, MIT’s platform for “gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence.” A macabre video game version of Philippa Foot’s Trolley Problem, it has elevated the philosophical debate by introducing the phenomenon of crowdsourcing. The premise is simple: Online users watch a series of scenarios illustrating dilemmas involving self-driving cars and select what they believe to be the moral choice. The information gleaned is then used to inform decisions that AI must make in the future. Call it ethics by committee if you will, but the need for such intel is immediate and fast rising. Around the world, people in countries like Japan and Korea have already embraced personal robots in their homes, and by next year, it’s expected that one in 10 American households will own a consumer robot, according to Juniper Research. Indeed, this future isn’t some fantasy in a galaxy far, far away. Much like computers, smartphones and all the other once-inconceivable technology we now use in our everyday lives, personal robots are very real. And, ready or not, here they come. “Will robots change our lives in the future?” muses robotics pioneer Mark Tilden. “Robots won’t just change our lives in the future, they’ll expand them. Not just for fun, but for necessity. We’ve taken the first steps into welcoming them into our homes; we just have to wait a bit to proctor them into making us more human.”


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with a mirror of themselves, but it’s all part of who we are,” she adds. “To say this artwork is here for shock value says a lot about us as the human race. We do terrible things to ourselves, but we’re also inventive and playful. One body can be all of those things at the same time.” Another controversial example of this contradiction is a shallow bowl Jannis Kounellis filled with live goldfish and a chef’s knife back in 1991. Now on permanent display at MONA, it’s often pointed to as evidence of Walsh’s ambivalence toward animals (despite the fact that none of his fish have ever gotten hurt). “People complain incessantly about that,” Walsh explains. “Because the only reason that we should torture animals is for food. Entertainment or social commentary or art — that’s just indulgent. Our goldfish go home to a bigger tank, but that isn’t good enough. Our fish atrocity would only be appropriate if we ate them.” “A fish swimming around a fishbowl is nothing,” adds Durling. “It’s lovely, very peaceful, but the simple act of adding a knife changes that dynamic. Most of us try to go about our day not being confronted with this stuff, but if you take a step back, [violence] is in our everyday lives.” Australian composer Lawrence English performed at MONA’s annual Dark Mofo festival (which brings major artists like Marina Abramovíc, Laurie Anderson and St. Vincent to the capital city of Hobart every winter) back in 2017 and found himself immediately struck by the museum’s unconventional structure. In fact, he was more disturbed by its disorienting layout and the nuanced corners of its collections than by the slaughtered bull that hogged headlines that year. (Hermann Nitsch hosted a threehour, adults-only ritual featuring “meat, fish, fruit and blood, live

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Museum of Old and New Art — like the hundreds who left hostile one-star TripAdvisor reviews after feeling “extremely disappointed” or downright “appalled” — it’s hard to decide what to hate first. There are a few obvious choices in the permanent collection, like Hermann Nitsch’s bloodsoaked “6-Day Play” videos, a wall covered in anatomically correct vaginas (Greg Taylor’s porcelain-based “Cunts… and other conversations”), and a gastrointestinal machine that relieves itself every afternoon and reeks of inhuman waste (Wim Delvoye’s “Cloaca Professional”). But look beyond these button pushers, and you’ll find a multilayered, resolute philosophy, one that reaches deep into the restless mind of MONA’s enigmatic founder, David Walsh. While it’s easy to write off his most divisive pieces as the wild provocations of a lapsed Catholic, they merely hint at the heavy themes lurking beneath the island state’s biggest tourist draw. Many of which are far more complex than furrowed vulvas and tubes of toxic bacteria. Ever since the museum opened in early 2011 with its flagship exhibition, Monaisms, Walsh’s self-contained universe has shone a light on artwork that gets to the very heart of the human condition. Whether displaying an ornate coffin from ancient Egypt or the erotic 18th century prints of Torii Kiyonaga, MONA demonstrates how we evolved to express our greatest fears and desires across different mediums. “Art has a biological purpose,” explains Senior Curator Nicole Durling. “It’s there for a reason. That’s why the museum exists; it looks at what drives us, what makes us human. Why do we build buildings? Why do we paint paintings? Why do we play music?” It’s about more than just our motives for creating, though. MONA often rattles sensitive viewers because it reveals the absolute best and worst aspects of our existence. “Some people find it difficult to be confronted


performers, and an orchestra,” not unlike the transgressive “actions” he led in Vienna in the sixties.) “MONA’s more subtle works are the most telling of how they want to challenge and provoke,” English notes. “The Pharos wing, which houses a number of James Turrell pieces, is a great example. His ‘Perceptual Cell’ work (a sensory deprivation tank on psychedelics, essentially) remains one of the most confronting and confounding psychological experiences I have had the pleasure to encounter. ‘Event Horizon’ (a light bath that obliterates one’s depth perception) speaks to our sensory capacities and their failings. This teasing of us as viewers is something other museums might not relish quite as much.” This kill-your-idols approach to curation and design is a recurring complaint about MONA. Since Walsh isn’t from a traditional art background — he’s a statcrunching mathematician who made his millions gambling — he’s determined to rewrite the rules of what a museum is. In many ways, MONA can feel like a disorienting visit to Bruce Wayne’s Batcave, starting with a long descent into the subterranean lair that houses its winding passageways. In fact, Walsh has done pretty much everything in his power to piss off the industry elite who portray art as a coded language that they innately grasp and that the rest of us will never quite get. To that end, rather than hold museum goers by the hand with guided tours, MONA encourages them to use a geotagged smart device dubbed the O. A way of choosing your own adventure, it replaces the tired wall text of traditional museums with triggered interactions, sound clips, and loose variations of what it all means. “We don’t have all the answers, and sometimes we make it up

as we go along,” says Durling. “That’s something a lot of people have responded to. It’s refreshing to be honest and authentic, to say there are no absolutes.” The O also asks the public if they love or hate a piece, the results of which are surprising. For instance, MONA’s defecating “Cloaca Professional” installation has divided O users right down the middle rather than sent them all running for the next room. “We were anticipating more of a backlash in the beginning,” explains co-CEO Mark Wilsdon. “But I think we underestimated the intelligence and openness of the public and our community.” “It’s difficult to predict what will challenge our visitors,” adds Durling, “and it’s not something we spend a great deal of time thinking about. I always come back to the artists and what they are saying with their work. They’re the ones who are challenging us.” That’ll continue to be the case in the years ahead, starting with a newly opened $27-million “tunnel extension” called Siloam. Aside from featuring “the largest multi-channel sound-based artwork in the world” (Chris Townend’s “Requiem for Vermin”) and a minimalist structure modeled after the Qing dynasty (Ai Weiwei’s “White House”), the ambitious expansion includes an exclusive commission from Alfredo Jaar that took five years to complete. Dubbed “The Divine Comedy,” the simultaneously terrifying and tantalizing Dante Alighieri tribute is described as “a three-stage journey through the chambers of the afterlife: hell, purgatory, paradise.” And it’s not a passive experience, meaning it forces visitors to face unsettling inner dialogues and all of the extremes that entails. “Because we’re on the fringes of the world, we’ve been able to be a bit more daring and experimental,” explains Durling. “The worst possible outcome for [MONA] would have been, ‘Oh, it’s OK.’ We want to provoke emotions — either you completely love it or you completely hate it. We aren’t looking to exist in a gray area.”

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Jenny Taft

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Edina native Jenny Taft wakes up at 3 a.m. every day and hasn’t had a weekend off in years. By 6, she’s spent an hour in hair and makeup, and by 6:10, she’s on-air. Every day. No sweat. “I get the same rush I got playing sports when the red light goes on,” she says of her daily hosting gig on Fox Sports 1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. “I must have a bit of adrenaline junkie in me. I feed off it.” It helps that she grew up a competitor, playing hockey and lacrosse. She walked on to the Boston University lacrosse team, a dream in which she was able to pursue journalism and play sports at a school known for both. “I believed in myself as an athlete, but there was no way there was a pro journey for me after school,” she notes. “Sports reporting was always the goal.” Her prep for the reporting world started with internships and volunteer opportunities with Fox Sports North, then freelancing at events, promos, live viewing parties and the like. “I would do as many things as I could and get my foot in the door as many places as I could,” Taft says. The hustle paid off. Six years ago, Fox Sports 1 asked her to audition. She flew out to Los Angeles for a day and landed a spot. She applied her trademark work ethic to her new job, offering to do everything from covering Supercross

motorcycle racing to hosting the Westminster dog show to build her credibility. “I threw my name in the hat for as much as I could,” she says. “I knew very little about Supercross at the time, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, because the Fox execs saw I could do the job.” Then she landed the dream gig: covering Women’s World Cup soccer. Meeting Abby Wambach. Then covering them again as Megan Rapinoe became a household name. In fact, covering the women in France this summer was a “full-circle moment” for Taft, owing to her French immersion education in Edina. “My parents always told me that my French would pay off when I wanted to be doing homework in English,” she says. “They were right!” Fox got the bonus of interviews conducted in French. Ever the utility player, Taft had filled in on Undisputed, so she was a natural fit when an opening arose. She goes off-air around 9 a.m., but for her, it’s hardly quitting time. There’s college football to report, and she could be boarding a plane a mere hour later to travel for prep and broadcasts. “I might get to take a deep breath after the Super Bowl,” she jokes. Probably not, though — it’s just too hard to say no to that red camera light.

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Doug Marshall moved to the Twin Cities in 2015 for his husband’s work, a shift from the fast-paced world of celebrity reporting and retail social media in New York City. By the time he got here, he was ready for something new. But his transformation began long before then. Back in 2003, he hung up his party hat and got sober — a decision that altered his life path. By 2010, after years of sobriety and therapy, his life looked good on paper (and his hair looked great, he adds), but the truth was that he felt stuck. He credits a job loss and a rocky point in his relationship with prompting his self-help pursuit. “I spent so much time in therapy so I had a ton of self-knowledge, but what I didn’t have were tools to reduce stress and stay present,” he says. “As cliché as this sounds, self-help saved me.” So he dove in: starting a meditation practice and reading books by Gabby Bernstein, Louise Hay and Marianne Williamson. “The more I practiced tools I learned from coaches and healers, the better I felt,” Marshall notes. “I had more positive energy, and people were taking note of it. I began blogging about it, and people started asking me what they could do to feel happier.” While he was doing this soul-searching, he was also building his Instagram following (@theworldofdoug), connecting with likeminded people, and creating a community here in Minnesota. In a way he can only describe as organic, he began leading workshops about healing, meditation and mindfulness for both individuals and corporations. Marshall credits Minnesota as the place where he found his voice and discovered his purpose. “It turns out, my true passion and purpose right now are to empower people to feel more present in their lives and more in control of their emotions,” he says. “That is within reach — even within 30 seconds. As I’ve put in the work to heal myself, the student has become the teacher. I am committed to helping anyone clean up their energy and start living more joyfully.”


Design for a Difference “Yes, we furnish and install floor coverings for commercial and residential spaces,” explains Intersource cofounder Nancy Nelsen-Flom, nodding to her husband and business partner, Eric. “But there’s a lot more to life than that. We want to make a difference in the world, and we want to start right here in Minneapolis.” Through the company’s membership in the International Design Guild, the duo was introduced to Design for a Difference, the guild’s charitable arm whereby design professionals team up to provide services to worthy organizations in need. The timing was right: When Nelsen-Flom was on the hunt for Intersource’s next big project, she was introduced to the Northside Achievement Zone, which aims to close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. It’s an incredibly worthwhile mission; shockingly, Minnesota ranks last across the country when it comes to black high-school students graduating on time, according to U.S. Department of Education data. “We can help family achievement coaches, many of whom originate right from this neighborhood, maintain balance by providing a place for them to either unwind or get energy — literally a place to recharge electronics, but also to recharge themselves,” she says. “We’ll also be able to help the kids. Above all, I want to help raise awareness for NAZ.” Also on board for the project are InUnison Design, Lucy Interior Design, Sarah Randolph Interior Design and Studio Grey, which have collectively developed and presented drawings that have been approved by NAZ President and CEO Sondra Samuels. Set to debut in early 2020, the energizing space will provide much-needed areas for both collaboration and privacy, allowing for family meetings as well as quiet workspaces. “We’re passionate about both children and quality education,” Nelsen-Flom asserts. “We want to do whatever we can to help this great cause.” designforadifference.com

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To learn how you can support this initiative, contact Nancy Nelsen-Flom at nflom@intersource-inc.com.

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C u s t o m - M a d e M e n’s C l o t h i n g It’s said that the clothes don’t make the man. But what if the clothes make the man’s life easier? Custom clothier J.Hilburn does just that, with a personalstylist sales model where men get individualized, attentive service without a huge time commitment — as well as a curated, custom-fit wardrobe attuned to their specific lifestyle. “Men experience so many frustrations when shopping in traditional retail settings,” says J.Hilburn stylist Sarah Ramsay, who outfits many of the Twin Cities’ most dapper men. “They walk into a store without really understanding what could grow their wardrobe and walk out with four more blue shirts. They want to understand how to integrate new clothing into their existing closet, and they want to feel confident in their fit and style when they walk into a room, whether it’s for work or play. We take the guesswork out of the equation. It sounds too good to be true — until you meet with your J.Hilburn stylist.” Established in 2007, the company built its reputation providing affordable custom suits and dress shirts for execs then wisely expanded its offerings to include a broad array of clothing, from business casual to outerwear to resortwear. Stylists meet with new customers, take measurements, discuss their lifestyle and fit preferences, and select personalized details like buttons, collars, cuffs and suit lining. After a few weeks, they meet back up to confirm the fit of their first items, making any tweaks as necessary. After that, curating seasonal looks can be done through a virtual closet or an in-person style session, whichever the client prefers. “I was hooked on working with J.Hilburn from the very beginning,” exclaims client Gary Kraemer, president of John Kraemer & Sons. “Sarah’s attention to detail, knowledge of product, keen design eye and great personality were all obvious at our first meeting. I quickly learned how great it felt to wear custom clothing that fits me perfectly every time.” “We build this very powerful working wardrobe,” Ramsay adds. “Suddenly, he’s got fewer clothes, but he has endless options because of how I’ve curated and put together the

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wardrobe. She handles fit issues, styling questions and custom requests with aplomb — and even tackles closet clean outs and event-specific outfit quandaries. When asked what a custom style request might look like, Ramsay rattles off a nearly endless list: plain, two-button sports coats to double-breasted, three-piece suits to simply a pair of trousers or a vest to layer under a jacket. A shirt with a convertible cuff that can function as either a French or button cuff. Knits, fabrics and styles that can be crafted nine different ways. Half linings or even deconstructed jackets to help keep men cooler. Belts with custom stitching to match a favorite jacket or pair of shoes. The best part? Clients can decide if they want to manage those details or just leave it to their stylist’s magic touch. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” explains client Nick Halvorson, senior managing director of Principal Financial Group. “Sarah was able to work with me to add custom touches to my wardrobe to really create a unique, fashionable look. Being able to customize and create my look with her guidance and talents has been a spectacular experience. J.Hilburn delivers a level of product that is second to none.” Currently, there are more than 60 J.Hilburn personal stylists available in the Twin Cities area. Ramsay notes that the camaraderie among her fellow stylists and the joy they get from boosting their clients’ confidence are just some of the perks of their fun, flexible jobs. “Our clients are the best dressed guys in the room,” she asserts. “We make it really easy, we save him a ton of time and money, and we help him look and feel better.” But don’t just take it from her. As client and Fox Sports North television analyst Jim Petersen raves: “Sarah has made this whole process so easy. She comes to me and brings all the options. We sit at the kitchen table with my wife; we even look through my closet. She understands my style. If you want custom clothing at a good price, I don’t think there’s a better option out there.” To find a J.Hilburn personal stylist near you, visit jhilburn.com.


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Jon Coty has a Rolodex in his mind. “People call me a connector; I’m the one everyone asks for a recommendation for the right person to do a certain job,” he says. “I’ve been doing that service for free for years — just think if I’d been making money at it!” That’s part of what fueled the recent development and debut of Minneapolis’s Dwell 44, a collaborative, modern design showroom and meeting space. “It’s a great resource for anyone who walks through the door,” he notes. “For people wondering where to start, I can send them in the right direction. Everything is here to pick and choose and touch. The building process is overwhelming enough as it is; I want to make it as simple, enjoyable and painless as possible.” That means anyone looking to build, remodel or redesign a home should start here when searching for the right partners for their project. And builders, designers and other industry pros can use Dwell 44’s workstations and meeting space to review designs, finishes and other selections with clients. To that end, the design studio features Cambria surfaces, Crystal cabinetry, H Windows, The Galley kitchen workstations, as well as appliances, hardware and smart-home technology — with more to come. All are chosen for their superior look, quality and performance, with the ultimate goal of offering only best-in-class products. “We’re focused on efficiency, simplicity and listening to the client,” Coty explains. “I love what I do. It’s not a job — it’s an adventure.” dwell44.com

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Grethen House, 126

R.F. Moeller Jeweler, 37

All Seasons Fireplace, 199

Hagstrom Builder, 31

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ResTech Systems, 215

Anda Spa, 92

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ReVamp Salonspa, 215

Andersen Windows & Doors, 17

Hendel Homes, 46

Ridgedale Center, 70

Art Resources Gallery, 60

Hero Office Systems, 20–21

Rosenthal Interiors, 199

Artful Living/Commers Custom Jewelers, 253

Indulge & Bloom, 206

Roth Living, 194

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Baldamar, 234

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Select Surfaces, 106

BATC/Artisan Home Tour, 61

InVision Distinctive Eyewear, 117

Spacecrafting, 155

Bluebird Boutique, 100

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Spell Estate, 211

Borton Volvo, 30

Jaguar Minneapolis, inside front cover, 1

Streeter & Associates, 41

Brightwater Clothing & Gear, 238

JB Hudson Jewelers, 2–3

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Swan Architecture, 76

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Talla Skogmo Interior Design, 211

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Kolbe Windows & Doors, 118

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Crutchfield Dermatology, 33

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Lucy Interior Design, 101

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Act s o f Ki n d n e s s Last December, I visited a homeless encampment called Tent

City with care packages I had prepared. This refuge for 300 or so inhabitants sat along Hiawatha Avenue just outside the bright lights of downtown Minneapolis. Individuals and families found themselves facing raw conditions due to various circumstances including addiction, disability, domestic violence, mental health concerns, personal crises, traumatic events and more. The contents of my care packages included healthy snacks, water, a flashlight, socks, mittens, hand warmers and a gift card to a nearby grocery store. The day I visited was cold, and it was distressing to see people in this bleak setting, especially children. I thought it was going to feel awkward walking through the campsite distributing my care bags, but I was somewhat shocked by how I was welcomed and appreciated. Tent City is no longer and was replaced with something dubbed the Navigation Center, a temporary emergency shelter camp with large communal tents where Tent City dwellers were forced to move. Now, the Navigation Center has closed, and its residents have scattered to other shelters or find themselves homeless. There are more than 16,000 homeless souls in our region and thousands more who live in impoverished conditions. The holiday season is approaching, along with the annual scramble to find the perfect present for everyone on our lists. The expression can get derailed with unnecessary angst, guilt and misguided duty. By definition, a gift is given without the expectation of anything in return. Unfortunately, in modern culture, gifting tends to involve an expectation of reciprocity. This season, consider giving a selfless gift or donating your time to someone in need. The best presents have little relation to money, are thoughtfully presented, and include a message or meaning. You can never go wrong by paying it forward. Anonymous and random acts of kindness go a long way and make a difference.

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Artful Living Magazine | Autumn 2019  

Artful Living, the Magazine of the North, is an elegant, intelligent publication highlighting art, culture, travel, fashion, home, food, win...

Artful Living Magazine | Autumn 2019  

Artful Living, the Magazine of the North, is an elegant, intelligent publication highlighting art, culture, travel, fashion, home, food, win...