We ask readers to tell us about their favorites for our Beautiful Gardens contest. From the nominations we receive, we select five winners whose gardens we visit during the summer.
Updated: April 15, 2008, - 11:57 AM
Minnesota-hardy roses with humorous Nordic names are no joke. And they're likely to sell faster than lefse at a church bazaar.
Updated: March 25, 2008, - 05:34 PM
Sarah Nettleton walks her talk. The architect and author, who joined the battle for simplicity with her book "The Simple Home," lives in a modestly sized, "Leave It to Beaver"-style house in Minneapolis. We talked with Nettleton about throwing big parties in a small house, her concept of the luxury of enough and borrowing dogs.
Updated: March 21, 2008, - 03:45 PM
Women's shoes is Mexico. Head down the cosmetics aisle and you're in Central America. And handbags? That's Brazil.
Updated: March 18, 2008, - 05:33 PM
It's not likely to generate the rock-star welcome that ushered Ikea into the Twin Cities, but the new two-story Crate & Barrel is certain to create a buzz when it opens today in Edina's Galleria.
Updated: March 13, 2008, - 10:32 AM
Julia Cobbs has made a name for herself - well a first name, anyway - as one of the girls of gossip on the popular drive-time show "Lori and Julia." We talked with the impish, energetic and talkative talk-show host about her Sundays at home, why she downloaded Led Zeppelin and what's stuffed under her sectional.
Updated: March 07, 2008, - 03:22 PM
We all have our favorite shelter mags. But translating those glossy pages into real life isn't easy.
Updated: March 04, 2008, - 06:55 PM
All that's organic is not necessarily green, says a University of Minnesota researcher and author.
Updated: March 04, 2008, - 05:43 PM
If you're interested in orchids -- or need a day devoted to something other than bemoaning the weather -- check out the 2008 Orchid Symposium sponsored by the Orchid Society of Minnesota Saturday.
Updated: March 04, 2008, - 05:42 PM