Christy DeSmith

Staff writer | Niche Products
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

Hmong-American designers ring in New Year

Hmong-American fashion designers ring in their traditional New Year with modern styles enhanced by traces of Old World influence.

Updated: December 10, 2008, - 01:23 PM

Rebel crafters

A creative indie tribe has been needling the craft establishment with sassy, affordable wares on sale at two fun fairs this weekend.

Updated: December 03, 2008, - 05:44 PM

Marvelous mentors

Natty suits, white linen tablecloths and decadent mascarpone desserts -- these are a few of the finer trimmings we found at the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Twin Cities annual meeting.

Updated: November 29, 2008, - 11:21 PM

Movies: 'Four Christmases' a fractured fairy tale

Cliched "Four Christmases" founders.

Updated: November 26, 2008, - 11:58 AM

Dysfunction abound this 'Four Christmases'

Despite the abundant charms of its cast, "Four Christmases" founders under a burden of clichés.

Updated: November 25, 2008, - 02:19 PM

Face time: Scenes from a slumber party

DIVAMN struck a note of brilliance last weekend when it hosted the first-ever Ultimate Pajama Party, a benefit for women's and children's HIV/AIDS programs in Minnesota. For once, the preferred attire included comfy clothes -- flannels, bunny slippers and, of course, silky leopard prints.

Updated: November 23, 2008, - 12:11 AM

Lonely Arts Clubs

Looking for an alternative to the bar scene? Twin Cities "young patrons groups" offer eye candy as well as edification.

Updated: November 20, 2008, - 11:39 AM

On with the Show

Ad-agency types might be arrogant predators of the consumer psyche, but they're also witty, well coiffed and undeniably sexy. Needless to say, our self-esteem took a beating last Friday evening at The Show, an annual ad industry party and chance for Twin Cities agencies to bestow themselves with honors.

Updated: November 16, 2008, - 12:03 AM

Hair raiser

When the subject of big hair arises, the 1980s are sure to come up. So we weren't surprised to find guests channeling the era at Big Hair Mania, a fashion show and fundraiser for Minnesota AIDS Project at the Varsity Theater last Friday.

Updated: November 08, 2008, - 11:17 PM

Hotties with Hearts

Ryan Hoag is beautiful, and he knows it. "He never met a mirror he didn't like," joked his handler, Minnesota Vikings community relations director Brad Madson.

Updated: November 01, 2008, - 05:35 PM

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