The Gold Standard at RH Standard

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel Everything inside RH Standard is thoughtfully selected and beautifully designed. Owner Rachael Hammarback started her…

My Medora Hit List

I really didn’t think there’d be anything in Medora for me. I’m primarily an urban traveler, addicted to new passport stamps and exploring local shops, museums and restaurants. I’m…

Living The High Life at Lüft

The patio season in North Dakota is short, but the brilliant minds at Lüft in Bismarck have figured out a way to extend it all…

Ballet Flats and Bowling Bags: Shopping the Hodgepodge at Butler’s Thriftique

Butler’s Thriftique is a gleeful mash-up of a concept, a hybrid retail/consignment/vintage/antique shop that is perfectly adapted to the needs of its customers in Park…

A Tewaukon Music Festival Day Trip And Winner Announcement

If you’re headed to the Tewaukon Music Festival on August 30, you’re probably going for the great line-up of regional acts, including Tigirlily, 2 Mile…

The Stark Beauty of Western North Dakota

“The High Plains, the beginning of the desert West, often act as a crucible for those who inhabit them.” – Kathleen Norris Last month, I…

The #PrairiePeople, #PrairiePlaces Road Trip

The #PrairiePeople, #PrairiePlaces Road Trip is on! The bags are packed (sunscreen, cute retro-style bathing suit, wedge sandals, a few bottles of wine — you know,…

A Slice of Heaven at Exit 307

The Midwestern food scene is getting more diverse and interesting every day and my adopted state of North Dakota is no exception. But even as…

The Drunken Noodle patio

In Praise of Patios: At Drunken Noodle

Summers in North Dakota are notoriously short, so I’m always excited to discover new places to eat al fresco. I was pumped when my sister…

We Go Together Like…Records and Hot Dogs?!

I’ve seen some weird combinations in my life, and I have to admit, vinyl and hot dogs seemed a little bizarre to me at first…