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

How easy is it to spend $75,000 at Neiman Marcus?

We tried it, and it's not as easy as you might think.

Updated: October 26, 2008, - 06:49 PM

Monster bash

With so much blood and gore, it's hard to navigate a zombie party unscathed.

Updated: October 24, 2008, - 02:52 PM

How easy is it to spend $75,000 at Neiman Marcus?

The mission: Drop $75,000 at Neiman Marcus in downtown Minneapolis, just like the RNC did for vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin.

Updated: October 24, 2008, - 10:33 AM

A toast to Harlem

The result may have been $100,000 in funds raised, but the evening was all about the clothes.

Updated: October 10, 2008, - 03:32 PM

Mimosas and the Met: From stage to screen

Oscar Wilde didn't hold anything back when he wrote "Salome." Based loosely on the biblical killing of John the Baptist,...

Updated: October 09, 2008, - 04:01 PM

Pretty Young Philanthropists

The sleek new W Hotel at the Foshay Tower was the setting for last Saturday's mixer by the LEAD Project, a group of moneyed young professionals who fundraise for various local causes.

Updated: October 04, 2008, - 02:40 PM

Face time: Well played

Minnesotans don't dress up anymore -- not even for the theater.

Updated: September 28, 2008, - 12:28 AM

This road trip gets lost along the way

Solemn commentary on war or lighthearted road movie? "The Lucky Ones" can't decide.

Updated: September 25, 2008, - 06:01 PM

At the Hotel Minneapolis: Time Machine

A tuxedo-clad man handed a pocket mirror to everyone who walked into the Hotel Minneapolis on Sept. 12. The horror!

Updated: September 22, 2008, - 10:43 AM

A jump start on snowmobiling

Are you a Polaris, Ski-Doo or Arctic Cat fancier? Brand loyalists converged at the world's largest snowmobiling event -- despite the races being held not on snow, but grass.

Updated: September 16, 2008, - 07:27 AM

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