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THE CITY OF LAKES LIFESTYLE & DESIGN PUBLICATION

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THE LATIN SIDE OF LIFE. Spring has sprung and the days of hearty beef stew are behind us. It’s time to move on from comfort food, grab some guacamole, and reacquaint your taste buds with the sun-drenched flavors found on the Latin side of life. Serving authentic, Latin-inspired cuisine with a global attitude, we proudly feature inventive originals along with everyone’s favorites, including our fabulous tacos served on our equally fabulous hand-made tortillas. It’s handcrafted excellence served in an environment of comfort and adventure, found in the storied 50th and Penn neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS ELLEN OLSON SARA RYAN DUFFY FREYA BOULAKBECHE JANE MAIORANO JAY NURHING ANNIE BURDICK PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN AJ SUNDBY

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A Letter from the Editors Spring. Is it here yet? The winters in Minnesota are almost always long and hard; but this one has been more challenging than others we remember.  We are looking forward to more daylight hours, birds making nests in barren branches, and small pops of colors where crocus, daffodils and tulips are poking out of the ground. The city’s beautiful green spaces, especially those around the City Lakes, will be a riot of color in the coming months. We are lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area.  As we make this transition from winter to spring, we asked some help from Jay Nuhring on ways to transform your home from the winter doldrums to a space that is cheery and bright. Marion Parke shares her beautiful footwear, which is coveted by women everywhere, including women walking the red carpet.   Harriet residents Rona Holdt and Dion Hughes share their family’s passion for music and travel; marveling at how Minneapolis has become home. The same can be said for Judah and Latricia Askew, and their busy and active family.  Minneapolis feels like a place they can put down roots and stay for a while. Our Calhoun couple begins to make their journey making memories at home near their favorite lake. Our Home features include the iconic Frederick Soper stunner on Lake of the Isles Parkway, as well as a new construction uptown property that “fits right in” to the neighborhood on a rare empty lot. We visit a stunning and colorful transformation of a unique Vienna Secession architectural Lake Harriet landmark. We visited with the family behind the popular Red Cow restaurant to see if we could identify the formula for their amazing success. The new movement Studio, mXe, in the Linden Hills neighborhood is welcoming people of all sizes and shapes to “get moving” and to build the foundation for changing their lives.    It’s a radical approach with amazing results – and is a welcome addition to the community. Check out our SOCIAL pages each issue for coverage of local, fun events happening in the community. We recently attended a ‘salon’ event in Lowry Hill for Playwright Beck Lee, and attended the Planned Parenthood annual ‘Ready or Hot’ Fashion Show Gala and fundraiser held at International Market Square. We are always in search of interesting to people who would like to share their story with us, and you, our readers.    We appreciate your comments and suggestions; keep the feedback coming.   Remember, our digital version of the magazine is at lakesocietymagazine.com. Enjoy this issue of Lake Society Magazine as we anxiously await the appearance of Spring! spring 2018

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CONT 11 a letter from the editors

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Red Cow comes to Uptown.

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The Askew Family is happy to call Minnesota home.

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This Lake of the Isles favorite is a reminder of the past.

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A young uptown family begins their journey as a family in their favorite neighborhood near the lake.

33 Calhoun Home

This home is the perfect combination of fresh, modern touches and the more traditional designs of the neighborhood.

39 Harriet Life

Dion Hughes and Rona Holdt enjoy life to the fullest with their active family.

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A colorful renovation on Lake Harriet captures our imagination.

Sara Ryan Duffy takes us to the south of France for its annual Grand Prix.

51 Life Stylist

Interior Designer and life style architect Jay Nuhring prepares us for spring.

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Local celebrated shoe designer Marion Parke show us elevated taste.

mXe a new fitness studio in Linden Hills celebrates humanity.

Pamela Diamond, along with American Crafts Council, promotes the best of Minneapolis artists.

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A salon gathering to meet playwright Beck Lee.

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The annual Planned Parenthood Fashion show celebrating diversity. spring 2018

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Luke Shimp is no stranger to the restaurant business. For over a decade he was co-owner and chief financial officer at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. He left in 2012 to follow his passion—to create a casual, yet modern, neighborhood tavern with his family. Luke and his wife Tracy, along with their two sons, Michael and Peter, always talked about what kind of restaurant they would build together. They all share a love for mouthwatering burgers, and they wanted to pair them with more than beer. They wanted to offer craft cocktails and excellent wines, as well as to highlight local breweries in a casual and comfortable neighborhood setting. So they had the concept, but no name! For several weeks, the family pitched ideas to one another until one day Tracy blurted out “Red” (for their wine) and “Cow” (for their burgers)—Red Cow. They knew they had a winner. From the beginning the focus has been to make every Red Cow guest feel as though they’re visiting the family’s home. Guests are treated to a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, and superb food and drinks. Locations share the same comfortable, yet sophisticated, vibe. Behind the scenes, each family member has their role. Luke Shimp is Red Cow’s President and does everything from throwing on an apron and working in the kitchen, to scouting out new locations. Luke’s wife, Tracy, is the CEO and is responsible for finding the right talent to deliver on the Red Cow mission. Sons Michael and Peter Giacomini are the “money guys” – handling finance and accounting responsibilities, and some marketing. Executive Chef Trevis Langley rounds out the team with his passion for excellence; he and Luke have worked together for 10 years. Each month the Red Cow menu features a special burger, sandwich and an appetizer. Fan favorites include the Double Barrel Burger—two “thinly smashed” patties, cheese, grilled onion and their special sauce. The “signature burger” is the 60/40, which is made of 60% certified Angus beef and 40% ground bacon, patty topped with Wisconsin aged cheddar, beer mustard and candied bacon. Red Cow also serves salads, sandwiches, and a smattering of appetizers.

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Red Cow currently has four locations. “Making people feel special and welcome is always top-of-mind for everyone on our Red Cow staff,” commented Luke. “Hospitality is one of our core values and that’s what sets us apart.” That, along with consistently serving exceptional food and quality drinks, has been the cornerstone of their continued success. spring 2018

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“We absolutely love Minneapolis and all that it has to offer! We are very grateful to call this home.”

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When Judah and Latricia Askew moved to Minneapolis nearly three years ago, they were drawn to the Lake of the Isles neighborhood because it’s the perfect mix of urban vibes and a cool, family-oriented, yet diverse, neighborhood. They are “city” people and they wanted walkability to coffee shops and restaurants. Their family also loves biking, swimming, and kayaking, so the close proximity to the Lakes was perfect for them. “We might be the only people in our neighborhood who are not from Minnesota or not connected here in some way, but we love it!” commented Latricia. “We moved here in May 2015 for Judah’s job at Abbott Northwestern Hospital where he is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.” Latricia grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and Judah in Portland, Oregon. They met while living in Boston in 2005, and have been married for 10 years. They birthed their children in three different cities over the last 7 years: Portland, Oregon; Tupelo, Mississippi; and Minneapolis. The Askews finally feel like they’ve landed in the city they’d like to make their home for the long-term.  Latricia is the co-owner of the local vintage clothing company, The Keep. She founded The Keep with friend and artist, Kathryn Korb, in 2017, after many years of working as a stylist and collecting vintage clothing all over the world. The Keep is an expression of her love for style, sustainability, and minimalism. Latricia is also a Baptiste Certified Yoga Teacher at Up Yoga in Minneapolis. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 5 years. “I absolutely LOVE what I do!” said Latricia. “Seeing students come to life on their yoga mat is what I live for!” Latricia is also a trained actress; she loves participating in local theatre and music events in her spare time.  Judah, when not performing life-saving surgery in the operating room, loves to home-brew beer, play guitar, ride his vintage Norton motorcycle, and snowboard. He is also the proud collector of many amazing tattoos!  Judah was just awarded “Top Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Twin Cities” for 2018 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. The Askews love to travel and they enjoy seeing live music, shows, and art. The adventurous couple have three children that join in on the exploits: Sixten, 7, a 1st grader at Kenwood Elementary; Rainer, 5, a pre-schooler at Grace Nursery School; and Lielle, 22 months, a toddler looking forward to turning 2 in April. The boys love to ski, swim, and skateboard; and they take gymnastics and art lessons weekly. Lielle is a spunky, fiery lady and the perfect baby sister. “She is already showing us her athletic and strong-willed spirit and we absolutely LOVE it,” remarked Judah. The Walker Art Museum, Up Yoga (of course!), Spyhouse Coffee, Third Lair Skateboarding, the Hyland Ski Area, and ARTrageous Adventures are favorite destinations for the family. Judah and Latricia summed up their experience in the City of Lakes, “We absolutely love Minneapolis and all that it has to offer! We are very grateful to call this home.”  spring 2018

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The legendary one of a kind gated home at 2427 East Lake of the Isles is quite likely the finest home known to Minneapolis, and it’s currently on the market--though probably not for long. The 8474 square foot home was built in 1911 and designed by architect Frederick Soper for Charles Buholz, who owned a millinery store in Appleton, MN. Since then it has seen a variety of unique and colorful owners. It was once separated into multiple apartments like many other homes around Lake of the Isles, but the last few loving owners have chosen to use the 15-room home as a single-family luxury dwelling as it was originally designed. The meticulous landscaping, with striking white columns and a copperlined pergola, make this Mediterranean Villa not only a community focal point, but also one of the most recognizable homes in Minneapolis. It’s also one of the most expensive, as the mansion is currently listed at $5.9 million and is exploding with all the state of the art living needs and amenities one could wish for in one of the most desired locations in the Twin Cities. The home has an amazing, spacious inverted floor plan, unlike its neighboring houses. This means all of the highly-used main rooms have lakeside views, including a grand sitting room, a unique circular dining room, and a newly renovated world class kitchen. The house contains four large bedrooms (with the master suite being its own private oasis), and a total of eight bathrooms. The living space also includes a home theater, a butler’s pantry with staging area, a solarium, two offices, an exercise 25

room, a large game room with wet bar, a spa with sauna, an elevator, a heated six-car garage, and, to top it off, a private outdoor seated fire pit area and hot tub. Renovations and updates done by the current owners in 2010 and 2015 have added fantastic luxury amenities like the indispensable sleek Top Brewer Coffee maker that delivers custom coffee from a touch of an iPad; a coveted La Cornue range top; best in class control of the home’s smart technologies ranging from climate and lighting to indoor/ outdoor music; Lutron motorized shades and curtains; TVs disguised as beautifully framed mirrors; heated floors in bathrooms,kitchen, solarium, and spa; and a sophisticated security system with a safe room, all monitored by smart technology. The serene location is more than ideal, as the home is perched on an elevated corner lot at W 25th St. and East Lake of the Isles Parkway. The remarkable mansion offers unique gated lakeside living within downtown. It also has convenient access to bike and walking paths, paddle boarding, canoeing, and cross country skiing right out the front door. Between its gorgeous interior, striking exterior, luxury amenities, and flawless location, this Mediterranean mansion truly lives up to its reputation as one of the finest homes in Minneapolis. brucebirkelandgroup.com lake society magazine


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TEA2 Architects Team: Daniel Nepp, AIA, CID, Principal TEA2 Steve Nordgaard, AIA, Associate, Project Architect Aaron Frazier, Assoc. AIA, Design Team General Contractor: Choice Wood Company Interior Designer: Owner and Lisa Reilly Landscape Designer: Edelweiss Design 27

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“I have so many memories of walking to the local neighborhood corner stores and parks and playing with my cousins near the lake. My grandfather owned an old tractor and he used to pull us in a little trailer around the yard. The memories I have are what has made the area and my home so meaningful to me,�

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Angela Hansen has lived in her current home near Uptown for the past ten years, a home that has belonged to her family for over fifty years. “We used to visit my grandparents there all the time when we were kids. We grew up there,” says Angela. “My grandfather was an interesting person. He played music in a country western band, and they would host lively parties at their home, having jam sessions and entertaining everyone with classic country music singers in their living room.” “I have so many memories of walking to the local neighborhood corner stores and parks and playing with my cousins near the lake. My grandfather owned an old tractor and he used to pull us in a little trailer around the yard. The memories I have are what has made the area and my home so meaningful to me,” says Angela. Angela grew up in North Minneapolis and attended Patrick Henry High School. She eventually moved to the Calhoun area and into her grandparents’ home. Her husband Aaron grew up in Blaine, then lived both in Tennessee and New York for a period of time, before coming back to the Midwest. Angela works as a manager for Associated Bank in St Louis Park and Aaron manages the first Gander Outdoors store (previously Gander Mountain) which just opened in December in Lakeville. The couple loves sports, especially softball, as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends. Aaron and Angela have an adorable and active three-year-old daughter named Violet. They say “it has been an enjoyable journey watching her and teaching her as she grows.” Violet loves to play dress up or with her dolls, and climb on everything. Violet also loves putting tons of necklaces and jewelry on her dog, who sits there and lets Violet make her beautiful. This canine member of the family is their wonderful dog Lucy, a “vivacious” Siberian Husky they found in Wisconsin a few years ago. They say she’s an energetic girl who loves attention from her family. Lucy is also very sassy, “at least that is what everyone says. You tell her to do anything, and she likes to have the last word.” She also has the “zoomies”. She gets so worked up that she will run at full speed around the house, jumping, and flying off the furniture. One time she got going so fast, she went to jump on the couch, overshot and hit the lamp on the table next to the couch. Angela says, “as a family we enjoy heading down to the lake for the afternoon and then making our way over to Calhoun Square. Our favorite place is the Uptown Tavern where they have a fabulous rooftop with great views. We enjoy spending time at the Walker Art Center, and the Sculpture Garden in summer months. We like going to Loring Park, and enjoying the Holidazzle festivities there each year.” The area certainly suits their active lifestyle and love of adventures and family time. They enjoy their fun neighborhood, as well as the occasional block party thrown in the area. They also say they have fantastic neighbors, Tony and Krissy, who make the place even better. Angela says of the couple, “they have converted the empty lot next door into a beautiful garden in the summer, which everyone enjoys.” At the end of the day, though, they love the house because of the memories. Angela has a lifetime worth of memories in her house and neighborhood, and getting to add her husband and daughter to the lifelong family home has been the best part. She gets to be surrounded both by childhood memories of her grandparents and newer memories made with a family of her own. Uptown living doesn’t get much better. 31

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When Paula Leaf and Bob Weiner and daughter Sophie found an empty lot just a few blocks from their South Minneapolis home, they knew that had stumbled on a rare opportunity to make their dream of building a home come true. They quickly researched the property and put together an offer, knowing full well that builders would be keen to snap up the desirable tree-filled site. It was very important to Paula and Bob that they build a house that fit into the neighborhood of late 1920’s/1930’s homes, but also met the needs of a modern family. They enlisted in the help of Jeff Lindgren, principal of JALIN Design, to bring their vision to reality. Lindgren had designed other infill houses in the neighborhood, and the couple had admired his work. Lindgren proposed a traditional American Foursquare design with some Asian influences. A swooping roofline at the entryway supports a copper half round gutter and a rain chain outlet. A two-pitch witches hat roof presents a slightly modern twist on the classic architecture of homes in the neighborhood. The exterior is finished in grey-green stucco and features oil-rubbed bronze-toned trim.

The homeowners next enlisted Vujovich Design Build who had worked with Paula’s sister. Vujovich provided value engineering, fixture and finish selections, and the construction of the entire structure. They were also tasked with finding a way to preserve as many trees at the front of the lot, as well as the towering 28-foot oak tree located in the back yard. Determining the placement of the structure on the lot was one of the bigger challenges of the project. The builder was as committed as the homeowners to creating a home that fit into neighborhood; and respected the mature trees that had been on the property for decades. The homeowner was excited to pull together many of the elements of the home’s interior and furnishings herself. During the design process, Paula found herself drawn to the color turquoise. She pulled together her ideas and design inspirations on Houzz, and started following the House of Turquoise blog. Turquoise is used as an accent color throughout the home. Beth Malmberg of Vujovich Design Build provided assistance to Paula in picking out finishes such as tiles, cabinets and paints. Paula shopped for furniture and accessories at numerous locations; and created bright, open spaces conducive to family living. This beautiful Linden Hills home is the perfect combination of fresh, modern touches and the more traditional designs of the neighborhood. spring 2018

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“I was searching for color trends for homes, and found information on the color turquoise -a color that I already loved because of our many trips to the Caribbean. It reminds me of the beautiful white sand beaches and the turquoise waters found there. I also came across a blog site called ‘House of Turquoise’ and fell in love with the idea of using it as an accent color to use throughout the home.” - Paula Leaf 37

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Rona Holdt and Dion Hughes journey to a life in Minneapolis was not a straightforward one. Rona grew up in Western Wisconsin, and Dion grew up in Australia. They met in London, where Rona was studying and Dion was working in an advertising agency. From there they ended up in Manhattan, where they lived in a lovely, but dark, north-facing loft apartment in Greenwich Village. Rona and Dion only planned to be in Minneapolis for a few years, so they didn’t research neighborhoods extensively. They simply wanted to be within walking distance to shops from their home. Rona described their spontaneous purchase process as, “We popped in for a week, looked around, saw this house, fell in love with it, made an offer, and had it accepted in the space of four days!” That was in 1995. Rona and Dion’s family has expanded to include Jasper, 18, who is finishing up his senior year of high school, and twins Maren and Ellery, 7th graders, who will be 13 in March. The family shares a passion for music. It’s a part of every day in their home. The kids all play instruments, play around on the piano, and have stereos blaring. Or, they can be found at First Avenue or Cedar Cultural Center. “The house is a little eccentric,” as Rona puts it, “but we like it that way.” It was a new construction started in the mideighties, built around an old farmhouse that stood on the site since the early 1900’s. The current house was designed and built by an engineer, apparently self-taught in everything he did with the house. “We heard from the neighbors that during construction they saw him maneuvering a Bobcat in the back yard, instruction manual in hand.” Rona is a landscape designer. Her company Urban Nature is focused on creating ways to bring nature to an urban lifestyle. As well as designing outdoor living spaces, she also creates wreaths, centerpieces, and mantel settings made of hand-foraged items from the deep woods. Dion is the founder of the creative brand consultancy Persuasion Arts & Sciences. The family loves to travel and they are trying to fit more of it into their lives. Aside from regular trips back to Australia to visit family, they’ve been to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Belize, Japan, Scandinavia, the UK, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada. “It sounds like a lot, but the world is not such a small place, after all,” said Rona. “We’re just as happy, though, hiking in the north woods. The Boundary Waters is one of the greatest, most pristine places we’ve ever experienced.” The family takes full advantage of being close to the lakes for swimming, walking and running. And they find that the Linden Hills downtown area is a great place to grab a coffee, meal or drink. Rona and Dion have come to love the location of their home. “Honestly, we never imagined we’d live in Minneapolis for as long as we have,” commented Dion. “It’s a common story, isn’t it? This place tends to work its charms on you over a period of years.” spring 2018

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When this landmark Lake Harriet home caught the eye of a young couple with two children, they arranged for a showing and invited Bob Near of Streeter & Associates, and Kurt Baum, AIA, to brainstorm ideas on how they might transform the threebedroom house into a family home, while preserving the grandeur of the exterior and the intimacy of the interior spaces.

“The home was originally designed in 1911 by the architecture firm of Bertrand & Chamberlin,” stated Baum. “It’s one of the few homes in the Twin Cities designed in the Vienna Secession style, a late 19th century design movement distinguished by geometric architecture and linear ornamentation.” The interior of the home was rather formal, and not ideally suited for a young, growing family. The team from Streeter & Associates, along with Baum, reworked a former porte-cochère and pergola and created a new, two-story addition on the back of the house that allowed for the expansion of the kitchen, plus the addition of an informal eating and family area on the main floor. The second floor of the addition created space for two additional bedrooms and a laundry room. Baum redesigned the main floor plan to include a spacious new kitchen, pantry, breakfast area, office, powder room, and mud room. The back yard was reworked to encompass an inviting outdoor dining and seating area, which accommodates gatherings of family and friends. The overall result of the collaboration between Streeter & Associates and Kurt Baum Architects was a more open, familyfriendly floor plan and a better connection between interior and exterior living spaces. Using the original 1911 blue prints, architectural details from old photographs, and a trove of original corbels and brackets found in the basement, Baum and the Streeter & Associates team ensured that the rehabbed elements and the addition blended seamlessly with the original structure. Floors throughout the home were refinished and main level spaces were repainted to create a seamless transition between new and existing spaces. Fiddlehead Design Group was brought into the project not long after construction was completed on the large-scale renovation and two-story addition. The owners tasked the design group with adding personality and improving the visual flow of their home.  “We began by layering vibrant wall coverings, statement lighting, bold area rugs, colorful upholstery, and unique artwork to their spaces,” stated Jen Ziemer, co-owner of Continued on page 48 spring 2018

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Fiddlehead Design Group. Jen and her business partner, Andrea Dixon, are known for their bold use of color. One of the primary design goals of the project was to create a family friendly and comfortable home for the young family of five. The views of Lake Harriet inspired the vibrant color palette. Rich blues bring the water to the forefront of the living spaces, and the collage of other colors brings the seasonal changes from the outside in. The home itself has quirky and historical details that were played up whenever possible.  The fireplace in the master bedroom has a peacock motif that both homeowners loved.  A beautiful Cole and Son wall covering with that same motif was used on the walls in the foyer.  The hide rug in the foyer also has a subtle “peacock” motif that is a fun nod to the home’s history. As evidenced during the painstaking renovation phase of the project, the homeowners both felt very strongly about bringing the home to life while still respecting it’s unique history and place on Lake Harriet. They both also had very different design aesthetics that the team from Fiddlehead Design Group needed to marry. “We incorporated their existing mid-century modern pieces and mixed in more traditional pieces that relate back to the home’s architecture and style,” commented Andrea Dixon, co-owner of Fiddlehead Design. “The result is a fun, eclectic mix that feels collected over time and not purchased.” The stunning Lake Harriet landmark, nearly 100 years after it was originally designed, has been renovated for another generation by Kurt Baum Architects and Streeter & Associates, and brought to life by Fiddlehead Design Group. spring 2018

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As actor Sir Roger Moore said, “Everybody seems to live rather well down here in Monaco”.Monaco has been the Playground to the Rich and Famous for decades. The spotlight was firmly placed on the principality in the mid-1950’s when Prince Ranier met and married American actress Grace Kelly. Their fairy-tale wedding on April 18, 1956 was to be the end of her acting career but the beginning of her passion for philanthropy. She founded AMADE Mondiale to promote and protect children throughout the world. Upon her death, the Princess Grace Foundation was established to support the arts. Monaco has played the “star” in many films throughout the years, most famously in the James Bond films. The Society des Bains de Mer has meticulously maintained the architectural gems of Monaco. The Hotel de Paris, established in 1830, is currently undergoing a major renovation. Home to Alain DeCasse’s 3-star Michelin restaurant, Louis XV, this grand dame is the epitome of classic elegance. The newly-completed Princess Grace suite is a flawless tribute to the iconic woman who inspired it. This signature 2-story apartment is exquisitely appointed and offers 180º Mediterranean views as well as personal objects belonging to the princess. Stroll through carerra marble-lined tunnels to access The Thermes Marins Monte Carlo, the hotel’s ultramodern spa.Treatments range from healing to rejuvenating, all with the rich influence of the sea. Healthful regional cuisine makes this a complete destination spa. Not to be missed is the crowning glory of Monaco: the Belle Époque structure houses the grandest, most noted casino in the world. If you want to recreate your favorite 007 moment, this is the place! Springtime in Monaco is the host to many world-class events. Top Marques Monaco is a must for the car enthusiast. The latest in high performance automobiles are available to view before they’re offered to the public. If a Pagani Zonda or a vintage Shelby Cobra is your heart’s desire look no further. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters hosts the elite tennis competitors each April. This week long tournament is held on one of the most prestigious courts in the world. The clay court is perched high on the hill with views to the sea.

“Everybody seems to live rather well down here in Monaco”

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Undeniably, the Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous event each year in the principality. Monaco’s city streets are transformed into the race track. The world’s best drivers compete for four days on one of the most dangerous tracks in the circuit. Famed driver Lewis Hamilton said, “ We have 21 races each year and Monaco is the one you want to win.” The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is a travel back in time. The race takes place every two years on the same course. Vintage race cars dating back to Pre-war times compete on the same route as the more famous Grand Prix. Monaco is as diverse as the people who live here. Although it has the glorious reputation of attracting the world’s elite, it is available to travelers of all types. The seaside city is worth a visit… stop for a martini… shaken not stirred. by Sara Ryan Duffy srdinternational.com spring 2018

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least of which is that my birthday is in late April and I always love a good spring thunderstorm! The smell of earth after a hard rain makes me hopeful for warmer days to come. Because I’m a Taurean, I feel obligated to share some thoughts and ideas for taking your home from the blah days of winter into the welcoming arms of spring. After all, Taureans are notorious for creating cozy, classic and curated spaces. Here are some tips for shedding the winter doldrums and giving your home a fresh new spring wardrobe.

“Replacing a dark, moody carpet with a classic sisal or graphic-patterned flat weave can be transformative.”

One of the first things I ask myself when I see a space is “What is weighing the room down? Is it the wall color, the lack of light, or the oversized furniture?” Sometimes it’s all of those things. And, sometimes it’s simply the carpet. Carpets can make a room look serious, solemn, or intimidating. Replacing a dark, moody carpet with a classic sisal or graphic-patterned flat weave can be transformative. A room can go from dark to delightful instantly by replacing the area rug. It’s not unlike replacing your parka with a lightweight jacket. Nothing says “April showers and May flowers” like a spring jacket. Just like your wardrobe, rooms have layers as well. Consider shedding those extra throws and blankets. Layers add weight, and weight makes a room look bulky and burdensome. Removing angora wool blankets and buffalo plaid throws will lighten the room and give it a carefree, easy feeling - the way spring is meant to be. Another quick and easy way to wave winter goodbye is cleaning out your fireplace. Remove the fireplace tools and screen, and store any left over wood in the garage or garden shed. A room feels wintery when the focus is on building a fire. Instead, neatly stack a bundle of white birch logs as a sign of renewal and rebirth. Redirecting the focus away from the fireplace will allow other architectural features of the room to shine. The same goes for holiday wreaths and dried flowers - goodbye, and thanks for coming. Nothing is more uplifting than editing and rearranging a room’s accessories and books. A room can look lighter and brighter by simply taking some accessories away and reorganizing a bookshelf. It’s human nature to collect and surround oneself with stuff. I love restyling bookcases because it’s a quick way to change the look of a room. Books and collections look refreshed, lighter and, instead of looking overworked, a room can look rested and healthy. Flowers always signal spring’s arrival. A big bunch of cut lilacs or tulips from your garden will help put a little spring in your step and sweep away any remnants of chillier days. Open the windows. Shake the rugs. Spring is here again. 51

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Dr. Marion Parke, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of her Eponymous brand Marion Parke, spoke with me between school drop off and building her empire; one shoe at a time from her home on Lake Minnetonka. (Quintessential Minnesota lake living!) Building a global luxury brand from the Twin Cities has an unexpected quality that lends her an air of mystery to the rest of the world. The vision to create a shoe that combines the sourcing, quality and esthetic of major labels like Prada, St. Laurent and Chanel, with the comfort of Mephisto that a woman would WANT to wear is Marion’s manifesto. Whenever an entrepreneur solves a real problem, success follows. Marion, who is a foot and ankle surgeon by training and trade, be-moaned her shoe collection each and every time she went to pick a pair that allowed her to both be dressed for the occasion and be able to stand and walk. Out of this desire to be fashionable and comfortable was born Marion Parke. She didn’t leave her day job immediately, choosing to focus on sustainability. Minneapolis offers her the ability to be removed from the fray of the typical designer life and to place her energies in developing a product that resonates. Between travel to NYC for meetings with buyers, travel to Italy for the factories, Marion finds time to give back. In true Minnesota form, she is active in our local community. She services on the board for Cornerstone, a non-profit that focuses on helping families. In lieu of gift baskets to her holiday list of friends, family, colleagues and business connections, Marion Parke chooses to donate to Cornerstone in the name of each person on her list. She has also sponsored Avant Garde at the Walker and calls the Walker, “an incredible asset; the arts bring our community together creating something special in Minneapolis.” Most recently, she received the Rising Star in Accesories award from FGI (Fashion Group International). Marion says, “The FGI honor was a huge surprise! I was notified of the nomination and submitted all the paperwork, samples and materials...but, had to wait weeks! Everything had to be kept tight lipped until WWDaily’s article was published.” Kate Lanphear, Creative Director at Marie Claire nominated Marion! This honor will help to put the line in front of new audiences. She hopes the recognition will help to grow the business in a meaningful way. I asked Marion what she thought was a reason for her success, “authenticity”. The shoes speak for themselves. Marion said, “ We want to grow awareness so we become synonymous with beauty and artistry of Italian made footwear done in an intelligent way and in a way no one has done or can do because they have to be that blend of elevated taste level plus knowledge and background as a foot and ankle surgeon.” Come and hear Marion speak at the local Minneapolis FGI Chapter spring event during MN Fashion Week at Bachelor Farmer April 25, 2018. The show will sell out, so get your tickets early! See you there...I will be in one of my many Marion Parke shoes, bien sur. spring 2018

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Heather Corndorf is starting a fitness revolution-- would you like to join? Any person, regardless of their size, shape, gender, level of fitness, or age is invited to accompany her on this journey at mXe (pronounced moxie), the fitness studio that Heather opened in February of 2018. Heather has been a dancer for most of her life. She actually began dancing at 2 years old, majored in dance at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and danced professionally in Chicago. Movement is her way of connecting to and also expressing herself. Heather began teaching fitness in Chicago at Crunch and Equinox and then moved to Minneapolis where she taught at Life Time Fitness and Calhoun Beach Club. Several months ago she realized that she was going through the motions of life: accomplishing daily lists and obligations mindlessly. Heather felt she had more to give and wanted to wake up every morning with more purpose. Heather started to explore and map out a vision for a new approach to movement and fitness and found the impetus for her new idea. In her “research” for this project she discovered that many people feel trapped in or disconnected from their own bodies. These feelings breed fear, isolation, sadness and frustration. The fitness industry tends to feed on those insecurities, driving people toward crash diets and punishing workouts. Heather’s vision became one of creating a space where inclusive, welcoming, effective movement can be utterly transformative. “Our vision is for people to reclaim self-love through classes that amplify their physical power, natural talents and innate strengths,” explained Heather. “Then with self-love reactivated, they can foster more compassion, respect, and unity in their communities and in our world.” She has witnessed the marvelous domino effect that deep personal healing catalyzes. People move from serenity, to strength, to empowerment, to empathy, to humanitarianism and finally to leadership. It’s a wonderful model for building community. “You don’t need to get in shape to come here. You come as you are,” said Heather. “We’re not going to make you perfect because that doesn’t exist. We want to celebrate your individuality and pull out your mXe.”

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Heather and the mXe family have created several programs to foster building community and making the fitness experience inclusive, they include: mXeWORLD, mXeTALKS, mXeLAB, and mXeYOUTH. Check out her website to explore these programs and this refreshing approach to selfcare. The mXe Movement Studio is in the Linden Hills neighborhood and your first class is free. (From Left to Right) Omaur Bliss, Sam Hartig, Heather Corndorf, Bonnie Platt Cheri Hannagan. www.mXe.life spring 2018

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The national non-profit American Craft Council moved to the historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in NE Minneapolis in 2010 from its original home in New York City. The move was made, in part, to become more centrally located and, in part, to take advantage of Minneapolis’ burgeoning creative and noted philanthropic climate. Surprisingly, none of the New York staff decided to make the move! The Minnesota staff and the ACC’s volunteer board of directors are proud of how ACC has changed since making the move to the Midwest. Now largely staffed by Minnesotans, visitors comment that the annual regional shows are much more dynamic.

The ACC marketing team, led by Pamela Diamond from the Lowry Hill Neighborhood, has created many new programs to involve more community members in their annual shows. New participants in the shows include emerging artists, interior designers, local nonprofits that specialize in a particular craft, and fashion stylists. During her last eight years as director of marketing and communications for the American Craft Council, Pamela has rejuvenated a venerable 75-year-old national institution, connecting young 20-something artists with more experienced ACC artists that have participated in ACC shows for up to 50 years. The cross-over effects have benefited both the young and older artists. Diamond is most proud of launching new show programs, such as “Hip Pop,” ACC’s emerging artist program; the “Let’s Make Inspiration Stations,” giving show-goers the opportunity to experience the process of making; “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft,” a program that puts craft in context by engaging local interior designers to design room vignettes inspired by ACC artists’ work; and the “Style Slam” pop-up shop, pairing local stylists with ACC’s talented network of fashion wearable, accessory, and jewelry artists to demonstrate how the statement pieces ACC artists are known for fit into any fashion conscious wardrobe. An ardent arts advocate, Diamond concludes, “Creativity supersedes any language and differences; and Craft is the most accessible of all the art forms.” The American Craft Show runs for three days, April 20-22, with a special $5 ticket price on Friday evening after 5 p.m. Guests will experience the work of hundreds of the country’s most talented artists under one roof, while exploring the process each artist uses to create his or her work. The American Craft Council has been shaping the national artisanal craft movement for decades. For more information, or to get show tickets in advance, visit craftcouncil.org/stpaul. spring 2018

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Guests in the Lowry Hill home of former theater exec Tom Hoch and Master Gardener/ Entrepreneur, Mark Addicks, gathered to meet New York City playwright Beck Lee in early March. During the party, Lee regaled the guests with the recollections of an aspiring Twin Cities transplant settling in to life in Linden Hills in the months before the subprime mortgage meltdown exactly ten years ago.

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The playwright recalls, “I was having a lot of fun with my girlfriend at the time. [Andrea, who would later become his wife] It was sort of a parlor game at first… We would pretend to be our Linden Hills neighbors talking negatively about us!” Learning the local customs in this way, and especially choice North-speak turns of phrase, Lee turned the game into something of a project. “I realized our neighbors obsessing about this couple consisting of a local and an interloper, would make a funny play.” And, so, “Subprime” began its eight-year journey from paper to the stage. 14

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After readings at The Jungle Theatre and one hosted by Hoch at The Hennepin Theatre Trust, Lee was feeling confident that his play would be produced here. But as bad luck would have it, fact and fiction suddenly merged. The ruptures on stage in the play mirrored similar problems with the couple splitting, and with the American economy crumbling, for that matter.

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Luckily Lee never gave up on Minneapolis and apparently, Minneapolis is willing to give the New York native a second chance. “We developed the play in New York, in readings with Tony winning actors, and it grew the way it’s supposed to.” Subprime is ready for its close-up in the Twin Cities, with Peter Moore directing and Charles Fraser, Bonni Allen, Jen Burleigh-Bentz, and Dan Hopman heading the cast. “Subprime” is being produced by Media Blitz Entertainment at the Mixed Blood Theater from May 4 to 27. The play is written by Beck Lee, and co-conceived by Lee with Andrea Iten. For tickets, visit www.subprimetheplay.com

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On Thursday February 22nd at 7pm at International Market Square. Planned Parenthood held their annual ‘Ready or Hot Fashion Meets Passion’ fashion show event, fundraiser and party. The festive event featured local community models, with show stopping fashion and one-of-a-kind Planned Parenthood themed couture. Ready or Hot is where beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, where fashion meets justice, and where style meets substance. 14

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Attendees enjoyed the Planned Parenthood Boutique, raffle and other activities. Fashion Show Producer and Creative Director was Grant Whittaker, with exclusive Model Stylists from Denny Kemp Salon Spa. Guest Speaker was model Nyakim Gatwech. Media Sponsor: City Pages, Organizer: MSP Magazine, Planned Parenthood. 2018 Models: Mark Addicks | Brenda Atkins | Jeff Bores | Nora Brockmann |Jason Bucklin | Danilo Caruso | Elektra Cute | Cecilia Di Caprio | Cooper Felipe | Annie Grossman | Zoe Grossman | Julia Hart | Adrian Ho | Tom Hoch | Jason Jackson | Leslee Jaeger | Jeff Jaeger | Andrea Jenkins | Sannah Kakal | Maria Kamenska | Ava Keller | Jessie Kuennen | Karla Leitzman | Nancy Lyons | Hadija Mills | Sheila Morgan | Kate Morrison | Kyra Morrison | DyShaun Muhammad | Adrienne Oesterle | Lauren Salgado Cortes | Fred Sanders | Sharon Sayles Belton | Carolyn Smallwood | Kaija Tan | Tsai Thao | Caitlin Wait | Amelious Whyte | Kinzie Wiklander 1. Andrea Jenkins and Angela North. 2. Krista Mathews, Jenny Soderholm, Carmela Kranz and David Kranz and friend. 3. Jeff Jaeger, Tom Hoch, Mark Addicks, Adrian Ho. 4. Danilo Caruso. 5. Rachel Bartleson and Melissa Khaira. 6. Models: Caitlin Waite, Tsai Thao. 7.Lucy and Courtney Cushing Kiernat with models. 8. Carolyn Smallwood . 9. Sam Crossley, Tony Aarts, Adrienne Aarts. 10. John Bergman and Mercedes Bergman (designer). 11. Hadija Mills Steen and Nicle Mills Steen. 12. Attendees. 13. Laura and Ava Keller 14. Allison Werthmann-Radnich, Nancy Shank of Dugo and Friend.

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