Shops at West End Compass - Fall 2014

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Compass FALL 2014 | Volume 4, Issue 2

Twin Cities Film Fest celebrates 5 years

Your essential Your guide to living life to the fullest.

Creative Minnesotans Local companies turn passions into profits

Fall Colors What’s on trend this season

Class of ‘14 Helping seniors capture their personality

Mom on a Mission Actress Marisa Coughlan talks Minnesota, family life and outer space

Get Up & Go!

Active West End people, classes and products









Not your typical five-year-old.

My, how time fl ies. The Shops at West End celebrates five years this fall. What a journey it’s been! During our growth, the center has come alive with unique restaurant concepts, one-of-a-kind clothing and accessory boutiques, and other outstanding specialty retailers. The ShowPlace ICON Theatre continues to see record-setting attendance. Plus, we’ve also hosted a variety of events and concerts throughout the year and will continue to do so.

The Shops at West End celebrates its fifth birthday this fall. What a journey it’s been!

Best of all, our growth hasn’t stopped. In spring we announced the arrival of Latitude 360 - set to open in early 2015. The entertainment complex is unlike anything you’ve likely seen, offering live comedy and music, a 1618 lane bowling alley, an arcade, multiple bars and a restaurant. On the construction front, Bonefish Grill is quickly coming along on its site between CRAVE and Jos. A. Bank. Bonefish is an American casual dining restaurant that features a delicious menu of both surf and turf wood-grilled items. We’re pleased to welcome them to our mix. Th is fall, if you’re a fan of fashion, art and the cinema, be sure to save the dates for three major fall events at The Shops at West End: the MN4MN Fashion Weekend is Sept. 19-21; Our Town: Art + Nature Art Crawl is Oct. 10-11; and Twin Cities Film Fest returns Oct. 16-25. We’re also planning some great things for the holidays again this year. Th is issue of Compass is full of great stories on fashion, fitness and food. We were excited to have Minnesota native Marisa Coughlan grace the cover. Coughlan co-stars in the upcoming movie Space Station 76 along with Matt Bomer, Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson. Unlike the character in the movie, Coughlan is one of the most down-to-earth people we’ve met. We hope you enjoy the issue. Thank you for continuing to make The Shops at West End a popular shopping, entertainment and dining area! We have the best customers in the area – kudos to you. Here’s to our fi rst five years and many more to come!

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The Shops at West End 1621 West End Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (763) 450-0554 West End Compass is a free publication of Duke Realty Corporation. Compass highlights merchants, restaurants and customers of The Shops at West End. Publisher: Duke Realty Corporation Editor: Michael Landstad, Senior Property Manager Writing and Design: Pernsteiner Creative Group, Inc. Design: Jen Haislet Copy: Sarah Howard, Todd Pernsteiner Copy Editor: Karline Koehler Advertising Sales: Todd Pernsteiner

Advertising in Compass: Advertising is open to tenants of The Shops at West End, West Metro businesses and Duke Realty tenants at the final discretion of the Duke Realty management team. Duke Realty does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services promoted or advertised.

For advertising information, contact (952) 841-1111 or email © 2014 Duke Realty Corporation. All rights reserved. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. using soy based inks on recycled paper.

On the cover: Model: Marisa Coughlan Photographer: Travis Anderson

Michael Landstad Senior Property Manager

Hair: Molly Nelson, phresh spa salon Make-up: Kate Plec, phresh spa salon Clothing/styling: MINQ Location: ShowPlace ICON Theatre, Lobby Lounge Creative direction: Todd Pernsteiner, Pernsteiner Creative Group

Close to everywhere The Shops at West End is located just five minutes west of downtown Minneapolis at the southwest corner of I-394 and Highway 100 in St. Louis Park. Metro Transit buses and cabs are easy to catch from local and downtown hotels and living spaces. Driving? Plenty of free parking is available in above- and below-ground heated ramps.

Downtown Minneapolis

Park Place Blvd.

1621 West End Blvd. St. Louis Park

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Inside Features


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Get Up and Go! Mom on a Mission Marisa Coughlan talks Minnesota, family life and outer space.

24 Creative Minnesotans Articles



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MN4MN Fashion Weekend West End Class of 2014 Fall Color Report 2014 Celebrate Cinema: Twin Cities Film Fest Turns Five

Beat the rush! Tucked away behind the Shops at West End, we’re your convenient neighborhood clinic with evening and weekend urgent care too!

Summer is a great time to bring kids in for their back-to-school exam or immunizations! Same day appointments available.

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Sunday, bloody Sunday.

Figlio wants to get fresh with you

For the bloodiest of all Bloody Marys, head to Cooper Pub & Restaurant. The popular “Premier Bloody” and “Double Feature” Bloody Marys include everything but the kitchen sink.

Figlio at the Shops at West End launched a new menu in June that features made from scratch, fresh daily, seasonal dishes. The menu was designed to expose guests to new ingredients and culinary techniques that focus on light, fresh, and healthy choices.

Cooper Pub & Restaurant 1607 Park Place Blvd.

Show your true colors. Titanium wedding bands just got a lot more colorful. A metal prized for its strength, Titanium gives your special someone a refined, polished look with a pop of color. Bergstrom Jewelers 1695 West End Blvd.

Figlio 5331 West 16th St.

Become a blast member!

Now in stock! Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil, inspired by the cult favorite Vitamin B Cleansing Oil. Treat yourself to a luxurious blend of oils while refining the skin with Vitamin C and papaya enzymes!

Blast Blow Dry Bar has introduced a Blast Membership program. For just $69 per month, you can receive two services of any combination. Members pay just $29 for any additional blowouts or full makeup applications beyond their first two used in the month. Membership also offers 10% off any other Blast services and 5% off all Blast retail products.

phresh spa salon 1639 Park Place Blvd.

Blast Blow Dry Bar 1668 West End Blvd.

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cooking lessons

Call 952-924-9672 today to reserve your place for these great classes!

July 22 Petite Pies with Sara Hayden

August 5 Healthful Burgers with Chef Heather Hartman

August 19 Salad for Dinner with Nutritionist Sara Bloms and Chef Polly Pierce

September 9 Mexican Comfort Food with Chef Carlos Olivar

$10 off a purchase of $50 or more Limit one per customer. Not valid with any other coupons or offers. Not valid on electrics. Merchandise must total $50.00 excluding sales tax. Offer valid on in-store purchases only. Offer ends 12/31/14

Nordic Ware Factory Store 4925 Highway 7, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 • Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Cost: $25/person plus tax, samples and take-home recipes included. Guests will also receive a 15% discount on regular priced Nordic Ware brand products purchased in the store the evening of the class. Classes are demonstration style and limited to 24 people. Reservations and payment accepted by telephone only. New classes are scheduled often, so sign up for Nordic Ware emails or go to our website at www. to see the full class schedule. We host private classes too! | West End Compass


{ WHAT’S HAPPENING lululemon athletica Boot Camp

Shops at West End Sidewalk Sale

Yoga at the Drive-In

Sundays, June through August, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Come shed your winter coat at lululemon athletica at The Shops at West End’s complimentary Boot Camp every Sunday this summer. Workouts may include yoga, HIIT, Zumba, barre, circuits and more. Bring sneakers, water, and sheer determination.

July 18-20, Shops at West End merchants Come shop for great deals on apparel, jewelry, toys and home décor at The Shops at West End. Take advantage of discounts up to 80% off at participating merchants! shopsatwestendSLP

Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., West End Blvd. Join lululemon athletica for an all-levels yoga class followed by an outdoor movie on a BIG screen - in the middle of the street! More details at “lululemon athletica The Shops at the West End” on Facebook.

West End Health, Fitness & Safety Expo

You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival 2014 - Women Who Rock

Back to School Weekend & Outdoor Movie Night

July 26, 5 p.m.-Midnight, West End Blvd. Live music by Lola and the Red Family Band (featuring Tina from Tina and the B-Sides), Bomba de Luz, and Molly Maher and her Disbelievers; food trucks; beverages; contests; and free gift to first 500 attendees. Presented by: The Shops at West End, Discover St. Louis Park, City of St. Louis Park, KTWIN 96.3 and St. Louis Park Noon Rotary. shopsatwestendSLP.

Aug. 15-17, West End Blvd. Take care of your back-to-school shopping at The Shops at West End. Catch E.T. on the big outdoor movie screen on West End Blvd. (Sat, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.). shopsatwestendSLP or

July 10, 5-8 p.m. West End Blvd. The Shops at West End presents a collection of health, fitness and safety exhibitors and demonstrations for families and active adults. Radio Disney’s Road Crew will be on hand to keep young people on their toes.

Wish Upon A Barre July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivor’s Park, Minneapolis A day of family fitness to raise awareness of the importance of healthy active families and to benefit the local Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sign up at Eventbrite and bring a new toy to donate to Make-A-Wish for entrance for the family. The event will include a Haute Barre class, kids’ yoga class and product samplings.

CrossFit Athlete Shopping Night July 30, 6-9 p.m., Nutrishop Come shop and raise money to fight children’s cancer and other illnesses. 15% of all purchases will be donated to CrossFit Foundation’s Hope for Cures.

MN4MN Fashion Weekend Sept. 19-21, The Shops at West End Tents, 394 & 100 Imagine a true New York Fashion Week feel here in Minnesota. Minnesota For Minnesota (MN4MN) is a weekend-long event that will feature everything fashion. From national renowned retailers to local boutiques, artists and designers. Highlights include: Fashion Week Style Fashion Show, curated exhibit area, pop up shops, food trucks and after-parties. Full details at


BASEBALL GAMES start at the shops at west end

To the Game:

Shuttles leave the Shops at West End at 6 p.m. & 6:35 p.m. Get dropped off at Darby’s Pub and Grill, just a block from Target Field.

From the Game: Shuttles back to the West End leave Darby’s starting after the 7th inning and run until the end of the game.

Brought to you by, K-TWIN 96.3, The Shops at West End, Minnesota Coaches, Budweiser, and Darby’s Pub and Grill.


Every Tuesday evening home game for the Minnesota Twins is a K-TWIN Tuesday at the Shops at West End. The fun starts at 3 p.m. as K-TWIN afternoon host Rider begins his broadcast, inviting you to be a part of the show. Swing by the K-TWIN table to sign up for some prizes like Twins tickets, Shops at West End gift cards and more. Check out the great food and Budweiser drink specials. Then hop on the Shops at West End shuttle for a free ride to the game. Enjoy free parking at The Shops at West End. Visit The Shops at West End on Facebook for a list of live broadcast dates and restaurant locations.

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AT THE SHOPS AT WEST END “Our Town” is a biennial, St. Louis park-wide art-making celebration organized by SLP Friends of the Arts (FotA). A weekend of music, art exhibits & hands-on art making. Event kicks off Friday, October 10 with a VIP reception and unveiling of a large commissioned public art work installed in the upstairs atrium of the Showplace Icon Theatre complex. Deadline for artists to submit work is September 8.

More details at

WHAT’S HAPPENING “Our Town: Art + Nature” Exhibit

Great Pumpkin Fest 2014

Oct. 10-11, The Shops at West End, various locations The Our Town juried exhibit will be a major cultural event for the City of St. Louis Park and St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts. The overall theme of the 2014 Exhibit is “Art + Nature.” Friends of the Arts welcomes work in all styles and mediums: painting, drawing, photography, fabric, sculpture, ceramic, mixed media and other forms. If you have questions about submitting your work, please visit or email: info@

Oct. 25, West End Blvd. Create your best costume and come celebrate Halloween at The Shops at West End. Enjoy a costume contest, trick-or-treating, games, prizes and lots of family fun! Radio Disney Road Crew will be on hand to keep the fun going.


Creative Kidstuff Summer Concert Series Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., West End Blvd. Live music and fun! Bring a blanket and enjoy, then have lunch and shop at The Shops at West End. Series ends with Grammy-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers! • July 9 ....................Paul Springs Family Show • July 16 ............... The Choo Choo Bob Show • July 23 ........................... The Sweet Colleens • July 30 ............................The Splatter Sisters • Aug. 13 .......................Tricia and the Toonies • Aug. 20............... The Okee Dokee Brothers

Twin Cities Film Fest Oct. 16-25, ShowPlace ICON Theatre Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2014. TCFF aims to show audiences the best films the industry has to offer while also showcasing the Twin Cities as a hot spot for premiere work. TCFF strives to create a “total film experience” by including mixers, educational offerings and special events.

SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS K-TWIN Tuesdays & West End Shuttle Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Catch 96.3 K-TWIN broadcasting at Shops at West End restaurants. Register to win prizes. Happy hour specials. Catch the Budweiser shuttle to/from Target Field for the game. • July 22 • Aug. 5 • Aug. 19 • Sept. 2 • Sept. 16 • Sept. 23

For an up-to-date list of events, visit The Shops at West End on Facebook. Schedule subject to change.



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Through August, Haute Barre Now through August, students* & teachers can hit the barre for only $99 per month; purchase 2 months in advance and pay only $189; purchase 3 months in advance and pay only $269. Sign up at the studio!

M-W Happy Hour at Blast

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

*All students must be at least 15 years of age. All minors must have their parent or guardian sign the studio waiver prior to taking class at the studio.

Happy Hour at blast blow dry bar is every Monday through Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. Call 1-855-MN-BLAST (662-5278) and mention “Happy Hour Blowout” to schedule a Blowout for only $29!

Open Painting Studio Tuesdays - Fridays, noon-5 p.m., $25 Brush Studio,

Sunday Funday, All Day Happy Hour Sundays, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Figlio,

Mega Maggs Karaoke Last Sunday of the month, 8 p.m. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Kids Eat Free Mondays, all day, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Kids Eat Free at Brunch Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cooper Pub & Restaurant Kids 11 and under eat free from the kids menu with paying adult during weekend brunch.

Painting Classes Thursdays - Fridays, 6:30 p.m., $35 Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., $35 Sundays (see schedule online), 2 p.m., $35 Brush Studio,

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Latitude 360 will accentuate eclectic tenant mix at The Shops at West End In spring, the exciting news broke about a new entertainment complex coming to The Shops at West End in 2015. Latitude 360 has signed on to anchor the center’s south end cap. Latitude 360 is a mega complex that will offer plenty of entertainment options for Shops at West End goers. The venue will include a casual and contemporary restaurant, multiple bars, a cutting-edge comedy club, an 18-lane bowling alley, a high-tech arcade, an al fresco patio, and live music on weekends. It also offers space for corporate events during the week. The owners of Latitude 360 were attracted to The Shops at West End for the varied tenant mix and prime location. “The West End is a perfect fit for us,” said CEO and founder Brent Brown. “There are so many great brands already there, and the surrounding area is filled with exciting residential and commercial developments of all kinds.” “We’re truly excited to announce Latitude 360 is coming to The West End. They have an exciting concept that expands entertainment options for people of all ages – kids, parents, and grandparents, in addition to those who frequent The Shops at West End for its exceptional night life,” added Josh Budish, vice president of leasing and development for Duke Realty’s Minneapolis-St. Paul operations, which owns and manages The Shops at West End. “Latitude 360 will add yet another dimension to our already eclectic mix of retail, dining and entertainment.” Latitude 360 currently has locations in Jacksonville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Learn more at

Bonefish Grill under construction If you’ve been to The Shops at West End lately, you may have noticed construction activity at the site of the new Bonefish Grill – located between CRAVE and Jos. A. Bank. The Shops at West End is excited to welcome the first of this restaurant concept to the Twin Cities. Founded in 2000 in St. Petersburg, Florida, by Tim Curci and Chris Parker, the Bonefish Grill experience is the perfect recipe marrying simplicity, quality and consistency in food, service, ambiance and value. As the “Fresh Fish Experts,” Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties. Knowledgeable and attentive Bonefish Grill Anglers (service staff) provide the best in what we like to call “chef’s coat service.” Anglers pride themselves on guiding guests’ journey through the innovative, seasonal menu and specials, which feature only the highest-quality, freshest ingredients, including traditional and unique varieties of fish and seafood as well as numerous non-seafood items. Menu items are also available for those who manage their gluten intake. They combine this with a big-city bar that offers bar fresh cocktails and an affordable, interesting wine list.

Recently named a Golden Chain award winner and the top consumer pick for seafood from Nation’s Restaurant News, as well as Best Seafood Restaurant in the Nation by a leading consumer product guide, Bonefish Grill has locations in several states and prides itself on the local feel of each restaurant. For more information on Bonefish Grill, visit, Facebook. com/BonefishGrill or follow them on Twitter via @BonefishGrill. | West End Compass


{ SEEN IN THE SCENE 1 TWIN CITIES MOMS BLOG GIRLS NIGHT Over 225 Twin Cities moms came out for a fun night at The Shops at West End on May 21. Attendees enjoyed complimentary wine and appetizers from Rainbow and Cooper Pub & Restaurant, shopping from local boutiques and a showing of the movie Mom’s Night Out at ShowPlace ICON Theatre. A raffle raised money for Second Stork, an organization that helps new parents in need.

PRIMP TRUNK SHOW BENEFIT Primp’s annual Spring Trunk Show was held April 17 as a benefit for Minnesota Life College. Guests enjoyed complimentary treats while shopping and raising money for MLF, which offers life skills for individuals with autism.



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BEST OF ST. LOUIS PARK AWARDS St. Louis Park Magazine presented the Best of St. Louis Park Awards on April 17. The awards honor nominees voted “best of” by readers. Shops at West End winners included: Best Pasta Dish (Figlio); Best Wine Selection (CRAVE); Best Outdoor Dining (Rojo Mexican Grill); Best Happy Hour (Rojo Mexican Grill); Best New Event in The Park (You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival); Best Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic (phresh spa salon); Best Boutique (Primp); Best Children’s Shop (Creative Kidstuff); and Best Spa/ Salon (phresh spa salon).



MINQ ANNIVERSARY MINQ boutique celebrated their one-year anniversary at The Shops at West End on May 22 with a party for valued customers. Shoppers enjoyed special offers, giveaways, wine and appetizers.


FIGLIO YAPPY HOUR Figlio hosted a special “Yappy Hour” on July 2nd to benefit non-profit partner, Secondhand Hounds. Guests enjoyed happy hour with their pooch on the patio. Proceeds from Aviv Vodka cocktails and Summit Brewery beers benefitted the pet rescue organization. Photos by Ron Ravensborg

ROJO DE MAYO Rojo Mexican Grill threw their annual block party on Monday, May 5. The event featured drink specials, games and lots of fun giveaways, like sombreros.


Saturday, October 25 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Free

Trick-or-Treating • Moonwalks • Radio Disney Costume Contest • Games • Fun!

WEEKEND 2014 FRI-SUN, AUGUST 15-17 Shop for your family’s back to school needs all in one place – from school supplies and apparel, to electronics and salon services!

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT • SAT, AUG 16 The fun starts at 6 p.m. • Movie at dusk Bring a blanket or lawn chair and see “E.T.” on the big screen! Radio Disney ® Road Crew • Shopping Offers • Contests

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{ SEEN IN THE SCENE HAUTE & HEALTHY On May 10, in honor of Haute Barre’s one year anniversary at The Shops at West End, the barre studio hosted an afternoon of tips for fitness, wellness, beauty, fashion and living life to the fullest. Nutritionist and life coach Laura Ventrella also presented segments of her “Food for Thought” workshop.

CREATIVE KIDSTUFF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Creative Kidstuff’s summer concerts kicked off on June 18 with music by Will Hale & The Tadpole parade. Concerts happen on West End Blvd every Wednesday this summer from 10-11 a.m. The final concert on Aug. 20 features Grammy winners The Okee Dokee Brothers.

St. Louis Park is just minutes from Downtown and Uptown Minneapolis!

St. Louis Park is the perfect location to host your special events. We have unique spaces for any function - whether it be a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bachelor or bachelorette party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, holiday party or retirement party. If your event is being held nearby and you’re in need of a hotel room block, we can also help you out. Our great hotels, hip restaurants and unique spaces will welcome you and your guests with open arms. Contact us for complimentary event assistance and a St. Louis Park event space guide.

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Haute Barre

BOOT CAMP Come shed your winter coat at lululemon athletica’s complimentary Boot Camp every Sunday this summer through August, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Workouts may include yoga, HIIT, Zumba, barre, circuits and more. Bring sneakers, water, and sheer determination. – lululemon athletica

HAUTE SHAKE-IT The original Haute Barre class is a 60-minute full-body workout, targeting the areas we love to work the most – the arms, abdominals, thighs, and glutes. The class is comprised of interval strength training, isometric holds, and deep, luxuriating stretches. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. – Haute Barre

HAUTE HYBRID This 60-minute workout combines toning and sculpting sections from the haute SHAKE-IT with highintensity cardio intervals. This class is designed to raise your heart rate, maximize calorie burn, and increase endurance, all while strengthening and shaping your muscles. – Haute Barre

Actress Marisa Coughlan talks Minnesota, family life and outer space. BY SAR AH HOWARD


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On Marisa: Swing top from Analili with black capris from ARYNK. Earrings and cuff from Brazilian designer Claudia Laboa. Styling by: MINQ Hair: Molly Nelson, phresh spa salon Make-up: Kate Plec, phresh spa salon Photography: Travis Anderson Creative direction: Todd Pernsteiner

MINNESOTANS STICK TOGETHER. This philosophy—or stereotype, depending on your point-of-view—has dictated much of Marisa Coughlan’s life. The Twin Cities-born-and-raised actress left Minnesota at age 18 to pursue acting and now, as she enters her fourth decade, her home state is calling her back. Minnesota Girl “This is the best place,” Coughlan says of her home state. “I just love it here and get back as often as I can.” The petite blonde, best known for her roles in the cult classic Super Troopers and Pumpkin, moved out to Hollywood at 18 and quickly rose through the ranks in the late ’90s and early 2000s—being ranked on Maxim’s Hot List and being named “one to watch” in the Young Hollywood Awards. Since then she’s starred in a number of movies and television shows, including Lifetime’s Side Order of Life and her upcoming space drama (yes, you read that right), Space Station 76. Raised in St. Paul and educated at Breck, Coughlan experienced the best of the Twin Cities growing up, often attending the Children’s Theatre and becoming a regular on Lake of the Isles. “They’re comforting to me,” she says of the Twin Cities landmarks. “This is home to me.” So when it came time to settle down, it’s no shock that Coughlan gravitated toward another born-and-bred Minnesotan: Stephen Wallack, a fellow Minnesotan living in Los Angeles working “in the business” at an agency. Wallack was a source of comfort too. As one of six children, Coughlan was best friends with one of Wallack’s sisters. “I’ve always considered Stephen’s family my family,” she said. “In the end, I was just really drawn to the comfort and familiarity that Stephen provided. He’s the kind of guy I understand.” So the two, who had known each other most of their lives, reconnected about six years ago, quickly got married and began a family. “One of the least wonderful things about LA is dating in LA,” Coughlan says with a laugh. “I was beyond ready to have a family. My priorities were already changed. There wasn’t a lot of adjusting to do. I was ready to be a present mom.”

On Marisa: white Bariano evening dress with silver detailing, Helen Wang earrings and bracelet set – all courtesy of MINQ | West End Compass


Space Station 76. Photo supplied.

Top by Tart, denim by Henry and Bellen, French Kandee necklace, Swarovski crystal earrings by Helen Wang, cuff by Avant Gaurd. – MINQ

Within a year of getting married, Coughlan and Wallack welcomed their son Finn, who was shortly followed by daughters Merritt and Ireland. Splitting time between Minnesota and Los Angeles often, the two eldest children attend preschools in both locations. “It’s important that they have friends in both places,” Coughlan said. “When you’re raised here, it’s hard to raise your kids anywhere else,” she says of Minnesota, where the majority of her and her husband’s family lives. “It’s a great place to raise a family and I want my kids to grow up here.”

Out of this world Coughlan’s latest flick promises heart, angst, comedy and an outthere setting: a space station set in the 1970s. In Space Station 76, she plays a pill-popping, self-loathing mother and wife to Matt Bomer (best known for USA’s White Collar). “I feel very trapped and isolated,” Coughlan says of her character, Misty. But the movie, which had a quiet debut this past spring in the film fest circuit and is tentatively set for national release late fall, portrays human frailty through the lens of a vacant housewife. The film, also starring Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson, deals with issues that are relevant today: repressed homosexuality, post-war stress and feminism. And then there’s a character with a robot hand. “It definitely has comedic and, just, zany moments,” said Coughlan. “But the movie has so much heart and deals with issues that anyone can relate to.”


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“It definitely has comedic and, just, zany moments. But the movie has so much hear and deals with issues that anyone can relate to.” – Marisa Coughlan The film was born out of a one-act play and director Jack Plotnick adapted it into a feature film, drawing from his own childhood in 1970s suburban America. “Knowing that Jack was drawing upon things he experienced—and things many people experience— like feelings of isolation and desperation made the film so real,” said Coughlan. “I felt like I hit the jackpot,” Coughlan said of Space Station 76, which previewed at SXSW and quickly became one of the festival’s most buzzed about movies. “All of the characters have certain breakthroughs and change and evolve. It’s a really funny, but thought-provoking look at humanity,” she said. “Any actor would sign up to be a part of that.” And any movie set in the 1970s promises an interesting look. “The fashion was phenomenal,” said Coughlan, who admits she tried to keep a few pieces from the film. But not all were fun to wear—tight jumpsuits and onesies make for an uncomfortable day. “I was on a tight diet trying to squeeze into those outfits,” she says with a laugh. Coughlan’s style in her offtime is a bit more simplistic, favoring fitted, clean looks and steering away from

patterns. “I go with my gut so much more than when I was younger,” she says, recalling moments where stylists would try to talk her into looks. “I’m no longer swayed by my look, I know what works and what doesn’t on my body.”

Taking Control And Coughlan has taken control of more than just her look. After more than 20 years in the business, she has a clearer idea of what she wants: and that’s creative control. Recently Coughlan has taken on writing in addition to acting. “It’s really rewarding,” said Coughlan, who admits that sometimes as an actor you feel like a “cog in someone else’s wheel.” Craving more creative input on set—and wanting to spend more time with her three young children— Coughlan turned to writing and has since developed a handful of television shows and is working to produce a feature film, hopefully to be filmed in Minnesota. In 2011, she developed her first show for ABC. Lost and Found is about a kid from Minnesota who goes to New York to find his mom who gave him up for adoption and finds she’s not the person he was expecting. “It’s emotional and deals with feelings everyone can relate to: abandonment, disappointment and family.” She’s currently in development with ABC on another show that she plans to write and perform in. “As a writer in TV, you really have the reigns,” she said. For Coughlan, the writing has created the perfect outlet and speaks for gained | West End Compass


confidence in the business. “When I look back, I just didn’t have the guts to go for it when I was younger,” she says of writing. “I listened to that doubt more than I should have and assumed that everyone would think I wasn’t good enough.”

“Minnesota is the best community. I miss it here. Living in Minnesota more would really be ideal, because, well, this place is ideal.”

But now that doubt has waned and Coughlan says she considers herself just as much of a writer as an actor and hopes to bring her newfound love of writing and producing to Minnesota. “I really want to be more involved in the artistic community and shoot something here,” she says of Minneapolis. Ten years ago, a dream like this would seem much too daunting: everything took place in Los Angeles. But now, filming is done around the country, and meetings and decisions can happen digitally. This gives Coughlan hope that splitting her time between Los Angeles and Minnesota could be possible. She’s even talked with her sister-in-law Melisa Wallack (Oscar-nominated writer of 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club) about starting a production company in Minnesota. “We both really want to find a way to be in both places,” Coughlan says of Los Angeles and Minnesota.

– Marisa Coughlan

“This town has so much to offer creatively and I didn’t really take advantage of that when I was growing up,” said Coughlan, who left Minnesota at 18 to attend the theater program as University of Southern California. “I wasn’t here long, and I regret that. I saw LA in my sights, but the business has evolved so much.” Evolution is a good word to describe Coughlan. From a Minnesota teen to a young Hollywood stand-out to an established actress, and now writer and mother, it’s clear that Coughlan is comfortable in her own skin—and knows what she wants. “I’ve had a phenomenally great experience in Hollywood, but now I’m ready to take on the next step: interesting projects, more writing and focusing on my kids.” And hopefully incorporating some more time in the Twin Cities. “Minnesota is the best community,” she said. “I miss it here. Living in Minnesota more would really be ideal, because, well, this place is ideal.”

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Breck School is proud to congratulate Marisa Coughlan ’92, who once graced the stage in our own Cargill Theater. Like other Breck graduates, she stands out as an independent thinker, a self-starter, a visionary artist, and a perpetually learning, perpetually curious individual.

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MN4MN Fashion Weekend coming to The Shops at West End this fall

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MN4MN (Minnesota for Minnesota) is a new weekend-long fashion extravaganza event Sept. 19-21 at The Shops At West End Tents off Highways 394 and 100. The weekend showcase will feature everything fashion from national renowned retailers to local boutiques, artists, curators and designers.

top models, entertainment, boutique/retail hotspots, designer highlights, libations and palette-teasers, VIP upgrades and more! Featured designers include: Christopher Straub, Emma Berg, Hackwith Design House, Freedom From Doubt, Oh Dier, Marked Leather, Stephanie Lake Design, and more.

MN4MN makes its debut as the premiere annual showcase for fashion that looks beyond of-the-moment trends to highlight designers and companies that create clothing and accessories that are both on trend and stand the test of time.

MN4MN will be a New York runway style in Minnesota featuring the amazing homegrown talent alongside national brands. This is the event that fashion lovers and trendsetters have been waiting for.

Friday and Saturday night will feature New York style runway shows featuring

Saturday day will feature a free MN4MN Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Top Twin Cities retailers on site will include: Apricot

Lane Boutique, Arrow, Atmosfere, Covered, Heimie’s Haberdashery, Handsome Cycles, June, Juut Salonspa, MINQ, Primp, Showroom, Stephanie’s, Target, and others. The curated designed atmosphere of free market is the perfect setting to showcase and recognize our Minnesotan brands, designers, and boutiques. Spend the day meeting, learning, and purchasing products, while enjoying tasty food from food trucks. Tickets are available now for Friday and Saturday fashion shows at Purchase early, as the fashion show event is predicted to sell out. | West End Compass




Minnesota is full of innovative business owners and designers whose products are sold at The Shops at West End. In addition to many fortune 500 companies calling Minnesota home, smaller businesses are claiming their stake in the local market. From jewelry and clothing, to toys and beer, the land of 10,000 lakes is well represented.


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Apricot Lane Boutique likes to source locally designed products. Minnesota products include jewelry by Larissa Loden, clothing from Laura Hlavac, and headbands and scarves by Urban Halo.

Larissa Loden Larissa Loden designs for women who aren’t afraid to express themselves. They are strong and fearless, interested in history and love to dress up. She is inspired by stories behind the pieces and those wearing them, and feeds off seeing her jewelry complete a look. Vintage meets modern in Larissa’s eco-friendly collection. Most components used are deadstock, which means they were made to be sold long ago but missed their chance. Traveling across the United States and Europe, Larissa explores the depths of flea markets and deadstock warehouses to find cameos, switchblades and lockets. She gives these vintage treasures a new opportunity to shine by transforming them into modern, edgy jewelry. Whether on the hunt for unique objects or hammering them into hot bracelets, it’s all about the process. Once Larissa and her loot have safely returned to the Twin Cities, she doesn’t go far to start creating new designs. Larissa’s studio and home are one and the same, no factory involved. Using methods including drilling and soldering, stamping and hammering, her collection is fervently handmade.

Laura Hlavac Laura Hlavac holds a bachelor of science degree in fashion design from the University of Minnesota. She has owned a successful apparel design and manufacturing company for 26 years designing, developing, and manufacturing a wide variety of apparel and consumer products for corporate clients.

BRUSH STUDIO stitches and embellishments in ways they were never meant to be used, creating designs exclusive to my look.”

“The love of sewing began as a child for me,” says Hlavac. “I design my collection from the seamstress perspective. My studio is fi lled with many various sewing machines, some vintage and rare. These are my toys, and I’m lucky to be able to play most every day. I use certain

Hlavac built her career helping corporate clients design, develop and manufacture their apparel lines. Th ree years ago, she felt “it was my turn.” “I still maintain several clients while I pursue my true passion, creating fabulous clothing for women like me who require comfort and style,” added Hlavac. “My line bridges active wear and fashion. I help women of all shapes and sizes build wardrobes that let them transition easily from work, the club, and going out on the town.”

There’s nothing more Minnesotan than the Split Rock Lighthouse or a loon drifting peacefully on a lake. Brush Studio has four painting projects that are inspired by Minnesota nature or landmarks. These paintings are featured in hands-on classes on specified nights throughout the summer. What could be better than a cold pint, pizza and a paintbrush? Visit for more information and to sign up for classes. – Brush Studio, (952) 236-1700

– Apricot Lane Boutique, (952) 582-1951


Founded in 2000, Minneapolis-based Finnegans was the first beer company in the world to donate 100% of its profits to hunger alleviation charities - turning profits from beer into food for the hungry. Finnegan’s value statement says: “We believe that we are all responsible for creating healthy communities. We believe in creating and supporting selfsustaining business models that have a positive social impact in the community. Creating awareness and action about critical community issues through projects that are fun, social and a win-win for our volunteers, pro-bono partners and business partners. Share our lessons learned and our Finnegans story with other organizations and businesses in hopes of inspiring others to engage in making a difference in their communities.”

– Cooper Pub & Restaurant, (952) 698-2000

PRIMP Henry + Martin Primp’s private line, Henry + Martin, incorporates the maiden names of the Minnesotabased boutique’s Wesley & Michelle founders – Michele Gudmundson and Wesley Uthus. The pair created the casual chic line in 2013 as a way to offer basics that could be dressed up or down all the while still priced reasonably. Rouched knit dresses, loosely draped tops and long maxi dresses are just a few garments that encapsulate the collection—all of which retail for under $50 and are manufactured in the United States. Gudmundson and Uthus are currently working to expand their designs and hope to have additional exclusive pieces by fall 2014! – Primp, (952) 303-3791 | West End Compass







When it comes to toys, Minnesota businesses know how to play in the big leagues.

MINQ carries two amazing jewelry lines by Minnesota designers Helen Wang and SBG Designs.

Jax, Ltd Jax, Ltd is built on a foundation of fun which goes back to the Minnesota company’s predecessor, Lakeside Toys— which produced numerous megahits including Gumby and Pokey and Barrel of Monkeys.

Starting in 1980, JAX set out to develop an extensive line of family games which would be both entertaining and educational—with the game Sequence at its core. Sequence is now a family favorite and has many successful off-shoots including Sequence: Letters, Numbers, States & Capitals, and Sequence Kids. The latest additions to the Sequence franchise include Sequence Dogs and Sequence Cats which feature “aww”-inspiring photography and interesting facts about each breed of dog or cat shown. In addition to games, Jax brought a new toy line to market in 2012 called SkaZooms. SkaZooms are fast, fun “dudes” that move like magic across any hard surface, with or without their boards! There is a full line of accessories to keep the fun extreme.

SkaZooms Minneapolis-based Jax Ltd has a great line of creative, finger animated skateboarding characters called SkaZooms™. Characters are each individually named to match their design and personality – names like Grungy, Sarge, Bot and Strawbs. SkaZooms magically glide across smooth surfaces, including complimenting skateboard park accessories.


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Play from Scratch Maker of YOXO (pronounced “yock-so”), St. Paul-based Play from Scratch believes creative kids become adults who thrive. They want to inspire kids and adults to build big ideas through open-ended creative play. They see the world as a place full of possibilities and resources that can be used to solve problems and create fun. Play from Scratch has two giant goals. The first is to inspire relentlessly creative kids who have imaginations powerful enough to confront and solve the challenges they will face as adults. The second goal is to set a new standard for sustainability in toys. Everything includes recycled material and is ultimately recyclable.

Tonka Toys Generations of children have grown up playing with Tonka trucks, those indestructible toy construction vehicles made here in our home state of Minnesota! Your kids, or maybe even your grandkids, might be playing right now with the trucks you spent hours with as a child—hauling and fi lling, building and bulldozing.

Coolibar The name Coolibar is taken from the famous eucalyptus tree found in the harsh Australian outback. Like it, the company promises welcome relief and reliable protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Coolibar’s SUNTECT® fabrics offer a guaranteed Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+ for the life of the garment, blocking 98% or more of both UVA and UVB rays. – Creative Kidstuff, (952) 540-0022

Helen Wang Helen Wang started playing with vintage jewelry as a child, and soon began creating her own pieces. Th rough she has strayed from jewelry-making from time to time, she’s never been able to turn away from her creative instincts for long. Having grown up in New York City and lived for years in Miami, Helen has definite cosmopolitan influences, but combines these with simpler, earthier fundamentals, which are reflected in her choice to spend her adult life in rural Montana and northern Minnesota. Helen’s influences and passion for beauty are apparent in her stunning collection of earrings and colliers. SBG Designs Sara Beth Goldfine, creator of SBG Designs, attracts jewelry connoisseurs from around the world with her extraordinary line of timeless adornments. As a little girl, Sara loved to play dress up and would spend hours sifting through her two older sisters’ and mother’s closets to curate the perfect looks. Sara would secretly take apart her mother’s jewelry and study the mechanics of design. Mesmerized by the concept of turning raw materials into wearable art, Sara held on to her childhood interest and studied both textile and jewelry design at the University of Kansas. SBG Designs’ collections are inspired by the constant desire to create something different. A leader in fashion jewelry, SBG Designs is worn by celebrities and is featured in fashion publications such as InStyle, Redbook, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and Modern Bride. – MINQ, (952) 217-4933


Many of Figlio and Yard House’s tap beers hail from Minnesota. They carry brews from both large and small breweries, including: Lucid (Minnetonka), Summit (St. Paul), Finnegans (Minneapolis), Surly (St. Louis Park, MN), 612Brew (Minneapolis), Lift Bridge (Stillwater, MN), Fulton (Minneapolis), Bad Weather Brewing (Minnetonka – at Yard House) and Brau Brothers (Lucan, MN – at Figlio). Figlio also has their own specially created amber ale made in New Ulm, MN.

FIGLIO Brau Brothers Small. Extremely small. Each batch Brau Brothers brews nets only about two hundred cases. Because of this, it takes many batches of Brau Brothers’ Beer to satisfy Minnesota’s beer drinkers. The brewery hums seven days a week. Their tiny footprint means every square foot must be used efficiently.

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Ten fermenters guard the brew house, with a modest 15-barrel brewing system as the centerpiece. Six converted, copper finishing tanks create a wall that separates brew house from bottling line.

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Outside, the largest hop yard in the upper Midwest is flanked to the north by Brau Brothers’ own estate barley field. – Figlio, (952) 345-2400


Acupuncture helps: Regulate hormones and ovulation • Increase egg quality • Improve chances of implantation

Bad Weather Brewing Style guidelines are not their thing. You won’t find a beer list that reads: Bad Weather Kolsch, Bad Weather Stout, Bad Weather Brown. They are building their brewery on the excitement of seasonal offerings while featuring one year-round beer. Th is gives them the opportunity to play with interesting seasonal beer concepts that will evolve right alongside the seasons of Minnesota. Bad Weather Brewing wants to be untethered with beer choices. Like most bad weather, the beers will be unexpected. And you will love them. Bad Weather Brewing operates under an alternating proprietorship with Lucid Brewing Company and Badger Hill Brewing Company in Minnetonka, MN. The three companies brew on the same brewhouse equipment then oversee our individual beers through fermentation and packaging. Beer is their passion, their obsession. Bad Weather Brewing is in charge of the beer from the kettle to your glass. Th is unique situation fosters an atmosphere of cooperation, camaraderie and creativity that you don’t find in every craft beer scene.


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OU ARE ONLY A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME. For some that’s a good thing, for others, it can be the best days of their lives. Senior pictures are a great way to capture the personality of a student’s high school days. Selecting clothing and photo locations can be a challenge, especially when parents and the student don’t always agree. The most important thing to remember is the word compromise. Plan for multiple outfits and locations so that everyone will be happy—especially when looking through yearbooks 20 years down the road at a class reunion. For this photography feature, we partnered with West End merchants to select and style high school-aged models to be shot in senior portrait style. Apricot Lane Boutique, Francesca’s, MINQ, Primp and White House | Black Market worked with our models to select clothing that was both age-appropriate and fit their individual personalities. Hair and makeup was done by Blast Blow Dry Bar, phresh salon spa and Roosters Men’s Grooming Center.


CLASS OF Photography by Jesse Valley Photography


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EMMA Hair/Make-up: Blast Blow Dry Bar Clothing/Styling: Primp 1. Navy bow-back dress, vintage rhinestone statement necklace 2. Embroidered Boho crochet tank, striped wrap-style maxi skirt

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DAN Hair: Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Clothing/Styling: MINQ 1. Red check shirt from TailorByrd. 2. Blue short sleeve shirt from 7 Diamonds, Halsey mustard twill pants.


ANGELA Hair/Make-up: phresh spa salon Clothing/Styling: Apricot Lane Boutique 1. Faux leather jacket, Miss Me graphic tee, Mavi distressed skinny jean, TOMS Desert wedge shoes, Tassle necklace. 2. RD Style multi-color dress, Just USA denim jacket, OTBT cutout bootie, Lenny & Eva stone bracelets, Lenny & Eva leather bracelet with sentiment.




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Part of the fun of senior pictures is in seizing the opportunity to express yourself. Here are some tips from photographer Jesse Valley to maximize your session.


Pick a variety of outfits (three completely different outfits are better than six similar outfits). Layering can create multiple looks with fewer outfits.


Choose one classic look for a timeless portrait (your mom will love this). This might include picking a solid color that complements your eyes.


Do something trendy or funky – the point is to have fun and capture your personality.


Have your hair and makeup professionally done at a salon. This is probably the best kept secret for great portraits.


Many poses require sitting or lying down, so dresses that are too short should be avoided.


Accessorize – this is where you give outfits your personal touch and flair.


Make sure the clothes are a good fit. Clothes that are too big (or too small) will make you look larger.

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HALEY Hair/Make-up: Blast Blow Dry Bar Clothing/Styling: White House | Black Market 1. Blue stripe infinity scarf, ATS double v-neck top, denim skimmer pants, 3 piece bracelet. 2. Notched neck shift dress, round pave necklace and earrings, sivler filagree bracelet.


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Top 10 Fall Women’s Colors Whether it was a particular decade or a trip to a special place, designers are fascinated with the beauty of the past and the spirit of the present—recreating it with color, fabric and style this fall season. Design and color were inspired by everything from books, artisan crafts, photography and retro architecture, to exotic landscapes and the children of rock legends. The diverse color palette takes us on an adventure spanning 100 years—a season roused by various vantage points from past and present. “This is a season of untypical colors— more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "There is a feminine mystique that is reflected throughout the palette, inspired by the increasing need for women everywhere to create an individual imprint." Sangria, an exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations, is enhanced by Aurora Red, a more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark. Analili available

The grown-up at MINQ reds are followed by two extremes of the purple family that intrigue the eye and inspire the imagination. Mauve Mist, a romantic and elegant purple shade, reminds us of the deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment, while Radiant Orchid,

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a captivating and adaptable shade, enchants the complete spectrum. Pair either with Cypress, a majestic and powerful green; indicative of its name, this shade has a towering presence and serves as a stunning perennial. With its slightly green undertone, Bright Cobalt offers a subtle twist on the traditional cobalt blue, which unifies this season’s blues. Likewise, Royal Blue, which is both evocative and dignified, provides more complexity and excitement than the average navy, while still remaining versatile. Pair Bright Cobalt with Sangria and Cypress, or Royal Blue with Mauve Mist and Aluminum, a futuristic stainless steel shade that serves as a complex neutral. Similar to Sangria, Cognac’s name alone leads to glamorous illusions. This classy and cultured brown takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade unexpectedly ideal for evening wear. Adding a ray of sunlight and warmth, optimistic Misted Yellow alludes to the promise of spring to come. Both Cognac and Misted Yellow will also be prevalent in prints—a surprisingly popular trend this fall season. Discover more fall colors and designs at | West End Compass



TWIN CITIES FILM FEST CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2014 Have you ever been to a film festival? Have you heard of Sundance, Tribeca, South by Southwest? If you’ve always wanted to walk the red carpet, meet the filmmakers, be the first to experience never-before-seen films from across the country or shake hands with your favorite celebrities, then mark your calendar for the Twin Cities Film Fest this October as the organization celebrates its fifth anniversary. The festival will unfold, as always, at The Shops at West End and the ShowPlace ICON Theatres from Oct. 16-25. It only took a few years for the acclaimed festival to established itself as a mainstay in the local film community, and if the past is any indication, you won’t want to miss what this year has to offer. The 2013 Twin Cities Film Fest had red carpet premieres


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of Oscar-nominated films Phot o supplied by TC FF Nebraska, August Osage County and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, following on previous years where the fest showcased such Oscar winners as Silver Linings Playbook and Undefeated. Thanks to such starstudded premieres, TCFF has garnered significant national media attention, most recently being named one of the world’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine!

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The 2014 Twin Cities Film Fest will bring yet more Oscar contenders to the area, as well as thought-provoking independent world premieres, red carpet gala screenings, nightly parties and an eclectic array of panel discussions that both showcase and bring together the local Twin Cities film community. As always, TCFF will partner with a local nonprofit, Breaking Free, to highlight Human Trafficking as this year's social cause.

Membership Has Its Privileges Another major 2014 initiative for the organization is the launch of the TCFF Membership Program. By becoming a member of TCFF, local film buffs gain access to countless benefits, such as discounted festival tickets, TCFF passes, members-only sneak screenings, exclusive parties, VIP access to visiting filmmakers and some very cool surprises. The membership program will also aid the festival, a nonprofit, in ensuring that they are producing the best event in the state!

Get Connected To keep updated on all the TCFF happenings, bookmark and follow on Facebook, , and on Twitter, @TCFilmFest. There’s also a monthly e-newsletter that you can subscribe to via the website and find out about the newly launched monthly TCFF Insider Series at the St. Paul Athletic Club. Come experience film at the Twin Cities Film Fest!

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Blast Blow Dry Bar provides customized blowouts and products that are consistent, high-quality, affordable and efficient in an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere with excellent customer service. 612.564.6959

22. Glamour Nails A full-service nail salon offering a variety of manicures, acrylic sets and fills, pedicures, and paraffin wax treatments. 763.545.9937

39. Haute Barre A fresh approach to fitness delivering an effective total body workout in an upbeat and motivating small group environment. 952.681.2639

23. Nutrishop Nutrishop specializes in complete programs for weight loss, strength and muscle gain as well as general health. 952.657.5721

40. phresh spa salon phresh spa salon is a full service luxury salon and spa with massage services. 651.288.4040

21. Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Roosters gives you the fun and comfortable atmosphere of an old-school barbershop without being old-fashioned. 763.546.1140

CHILDRENS 16. Creative Kidstuff Creative Kidstuff is stocked full of classic developmental and educational toys that are creative, innovative and imaginative. 952.540.0022

ENTERTAINMENT 35. Brush Studio Get ready to paint, drink and be merry! We provide everything you need and we offer beer and wine for your enjoyment! 952.236.1700

26. Latitude 360 (Coming 2015) The 360 Experience is the ultimate journey through a state-of-the-art restaurant and entertainment destination complete with attractions to satisfy all of your senses.

10. ShowPlace ICON Theatre Modern design and delectable dining converge with state-of-the-art cinematic technology for a feast of the senses. 612.568.0375

GROCERY 48. Cub Foods Proudly serving the Twin Cities since 1968. Better fresh. Better value.

MANAGEMENT OFFICE 11. Mall Office/Guest Services West End gift cards make the perfect gift! Available Monday-Friday. Call for hours. 763.450.0554

OFFICE SPACE Regus Corporation


Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces. With their ever expanding range of innovative products and services Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. 763.259.5700

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A one-of-a-kind shopping experience specializing in unique women’s clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry and home goods. 763.544.2053

17. Apricot Lane Boutique Today’s fashion boutique featuring celebrityinspired apparel, jewelry, handbags and gifts in the latest styles. 952.582.1951

28. Charming Charlie With a blend of fun, style, color and affordability, Charming Charlie helps shoppers complete their look with key finishing touches. 763.546.9530

19. Francesca’s Francesca’s boutiques offer an eclectic mix of carefully curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive. 763.546.8674

38. Hot Mama Motherhood doesn’t mean you have to give up on fashion! Hot Mama caters to soon-to-be moms, new moms, and moms who still love looking fashionable! 952.303.5034

9. JoS. A. Bank A heritage of unique, quality workmanship and extensive selection of classically styled tailored and casual clothing for over 105 years. 763.593.6172

30. Love Culture Love Culture is a cool and unique shopping experience for the fashion-conscious shopper. 763.546.1390

14. lululemon athletica lululemon makes technical athletic apparel for yoga, running, dancing, and most other sweaty pursuits. 763.545.9069

13. MINQ MINQ is the Twin Cities “dress address” for women, and a diverse collection of quality garments and accessories designed for men who aren’t afraid to dress with style! 952.217.4933

37. Primp Offering a high end boutique experience while keeping every hand selected item under $100. Adorable, affordable clothing. 952.303.3791

12. White House | Black Market White House | Black Market’s clothing remains a symbol of who they are: the honest simplicity of black and white, and the unique styles they build from it. 763.544.0602

RESTAURANTS 8. Bonefish Grill (Coming Soon) Fueled by their mutual passion for fish and adventure, Bonefish Grill’s founders set out to create a unique dining experience.

44. Cooper Pub and Restaurant A fun, energetic Irish pub from the team that has brought you Kieran’s Irish Pub, The Local and The Liffey. 952.698.2000

7. CRAVE CRAVE offers fresh, innovative cuisine along with an impeccable wine selection brought to life in a chic yet casual atmosphere. 952.933.6500

6. Figlio From crispy fried calamari to succulent tortellini, Figlio delivers a rich Italian menu true to the classic taste you fell in love with. 952.345.2400

20. Forever Yogurt A self-serve frozen yogurt concept featuring 16 flavors and over 50 toppings that allow for literally trillions of healthy possibilities! 763.544.1212

2. Jimmy John’s Quick-serve gourmet sandwiches offering bread baked in-house daily. Fresh meats and veggies are sliced in-house daily. 952.544.7827

45. Little Szechuan The finest restaurant in the Twin Cities to bring you the culinary art and flavors of traditional Szechuan cuisine. 952.322.7671

1. Noodles & Company No matter what you’re watching—calories, fat, sodium or carbs—Noodles & Company offers many healthy pasta dishes that taste amazing. 952.545.6422

46. RAKU Sushi An upscale fusion restaurant that focuses on traditional Japanese dishes with French, Italian and Asian influences. 952.378.1803

47. Rojo Mexican Grill Rojo Mexican Grill promises unique twists on familiar Mexican fare—with more than 75 tequilas—served in contemporary surroundings. 952.657.5385

5. Subway A healthful alternative to traditional fatty food. Fresh, made-to-order healthy food with a great taste. 952.746.4506

43. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Leave it to Toby Keith to create a restaurant that offers great food and the best live music in St. Louis Park. 763.450.9999

33. Yard House Yard House offers one of the largest selections of draft beers and a diverse menu of American fare. 952.417.0490

SPECIALTY SHOPS 24. Bergstrom Jewelers Since 1923, Bergstrom Jewelers has dedicated themselves to providing fine quality jewelry and expert service to their customers. 952.767.0606

42. Omaha Steaks For over 90 years, Omaha Steaks has been bringing our customers grain-fed beef of the highest quality. 952.545.6079

3. Verizon Wireless Being on Verizon Wireless means you get the 3G Network, Friends & Family plus Unlimited Messaging with an eligible plan, Mobile to Mobile calling within the Verizon Wireless network and much more. 952.545.9191

32. Wedding Day Diamonds Straight-up, diamond for diamond, you won’t find a better selection anywhere. 952.345.2100

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The Shops at West End offers plenty of free parking! Choose the underground parking lot on the west side of the complex (entrance between Rojo and Anthropologie) or the five-story garage attached to the ShowPlace ICON Theatre building. Additional parking is available just east of the complex in the Moneygram tower evenings and weekends. A skyway over Duke Drive takes you directly into the theatre lobby. | West End Compass





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