California Close Up

If you liked my California Dreaming post, these shots are the other side of the coin. LA is strange city, alternately dreamy and self-aware, laid-back…

California Dreaming

We took a little vacation at the end of February and I can still hear the sound of the surf when I close my eyes…

Home Decor at Redoux

A Note from the Editor: Redoux has moved to 213 NP Avenue in Fargo. The storefront shown below is now occupied by AENDEE, which will…

The Studio Occasional Sale

Necklaces and keychains by Sarah McCurdy There is an absurd amount of vintage and handmade goodness happening around town this weekend (see my article on…

Unglued Craft Fest and Gala

Cute creatures from Hill Critters The indie craft event of the season is on this Friday and Saturday, when 65 vendors take over the Plains…

Modern Textiles

Modern Textiles is a retail fabric company from Fargo, and I’m fascinated with their designs. I’m working on getting our nursery ready, so I’ve had fabric…

Luscious Boutique Expands

Brynn and I stopped by Luscious Boutique in Grafton yesterday and the owner, Mary Kippen, graciously gave us a tour. She’s made a lot of…

The 2013 Junker’s Guide to the Midwest

I love vintage stuff, the thrill of the hunt and a good road trip, so I’m pretty excited about The 2013 Junkers Guide to the…

Winnipeg: Shop Sew Dandee

The next time you’re in Winnipeg, check out Sew Dandee, a treasure trove of unique gifts and apparel, most of it handmade by owner Andee…

Winnipeg: Shopping in Osborne Village

Osborne Village was voted the best neighborhood in Canada by over 200,000 Canadians in the 2012 Canadian Institute of Planners poll and the mixed-use urban…

Baked Expectations

The next time you find yourself in Winnipeg, check out Baked Expectations, a charming little bakery and restaurant in the Osborne Village neighborhood. Baked Expectations…

Winnipeg: Snacking at The Forks

A View of The Forks I’m writing this post on a winter afternoon, when the light on the northern plains is an almost ethereal blue-gray.…

Wearable Art at TAG

If you haven’t been downtown lately, you might have missed Fargo’s newest pop-up store. TAG founders Joe Burgum and Jeff Knight have dipped deep into…

Winnipeg: The Exchange District

Derrick and I spent a few relaxing days in Winnipeg for The Red Hot Chili Peppers show a few days ago and here’s what I…

Boutique Shopping in Grafton

Grafton is a little North Dakota prairie town with a thriving retail scene. It’s great to see a small town support independent, locally owned businesses.…