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

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

Car color: White, black, silver, gray or adventurous

White cars now comprise 22 percent of the global market. Silver and black are close behind with 20 and 19 percent, respectively. Gray is trailing slightly at 12 percent.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 12:49 PM

Past forward: Heirlooms for the 21st Century

Old Polaroids, vintage brooches and wilted letters on onion skin paper have a way of acquiring special meaning — because they help us remember those we loved. Don’t relegate these heirlooms to some dusty attic.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 05:29 PM

Keep up the good work: Jobs for the over-50s

Let’s get one thing straight: This company has a somewhat misleading name. A better name for Hire Retirees would be...

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 02:26 PM

Gray and green: How to tell if an older adult needs help managing finances

How to tell if a retired parent needs help managing finances? Look for these five warning signs.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Jumping for joy

An annual skydive is one of the many outings organized by Aging But Dangerous, a membership organization that encourages 50-plus women to take risks and follow their dreams.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 03:15 PM

5 steps to being happy

We consulted a bona-fide happiness expert, who offers five easy steps to being happy.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:53 PM

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