Christy DeSmith

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Christy DeSmith has a background in magazines. Before joining the Star Tribune, she was an editor at The Rake, Mpls.St.Paul and Boston magazines. She also has a career as a freelance writer, specializing in art, design, lifestyle and travel. Her work has appeared in American Craft, Boston Globe and Delta Sky, among many other publications.

Recent content from Christy DeSmith

How to plan a funeral

In an ideal world, the process of planning a funeral begins long before death. It’s helpful to know about the...

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 01:48 PM

How to plan a funeral

In an ideal world, the process of planning a funeral begins long before death. It’s helpful to know about the...

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 01:51 PM

A winter survival guide for your house

How to get through this winter without burst pipes, broken furnaces, heat loss and other problems that can plague the Minnesota homeowner.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 07:21 AM

The Okee Dokee Brothers: Instruments of outdoor adventure

The Okee Dokee Brothers write songs that move families to fish, camp, paddle — and dance.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 07:03 AM

The leaders' way: Three CEOs discuss award-winning approaches

They provide employees with a consistent approach and plenty of opportunities for personal growth.

Updated: June 16, 2013, - 06:52 AM

Four road trips through Minnesota museum country

Our state is simply loaded with hole-in-the-wall attractions and other idiosyncratic treasures. Care to sample these far-flung institutions? We’ve plotted four all-American road trips.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:06 AM

See the world without leaving Minnesota

When international travel isn’t an option, immerse yourself in these Twin Cities-based classes, events and other global experiences.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 02:29 PM

Modern furniture from Minnesota

If you’re shopping for furniture, check out these small companies — the state’s newest purveyors of a modern design...

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 08:43 AM

Upholstery, hardwood, rugs: Don't throw it, fix it!

1. FRESH UPHOLSTERYMyth: Reupholstering is only for fancy antique chairs. Truth: Valuable antiques and family heirlooms are always great...

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 08:41 AM

What's it like to own a Chevy Volt?

What’s it like to own a Chevy Volt? We asked Wade Barisoff of Maple Grove, who bought one last year.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 03:33 PM

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