How to Spend It

Business is stressful enough. Pile on the demands of family and personal needs and anyone can get overwhelmed. For clients with a too-long to-do list, Bumblebee Personal Assistants offers to tackle any task, big or small. Serving the Twin Cities from “hives” clustered around Minneapolis and St. Read More
Joel and Lauren Gryniewski, co-owners of Greater Goods, are advocates of the handmade greeting. The San Francisco transplants opened the card and gift shop in 2013 as a flagship store for their own brands: Old Tom Foolery cards and curiosities (“unsappy, uncrappy” humor) and Modern Lore, a photographic line of cards and prints. 
 
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Martin Patrick 3 specializes in “select items for mankind.” Whether you’re on the hunt for custom suits, casual apparel, footwear, or accessories, this North Loop studio and store has something distinguished and original to offer.
 
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Founder: He might live in New York now, but Mac McMillan is still a Minnesotan 

Neckties are an essential element of the businessman’s wardrobe, but accessories company Pierrepont Hicks makes the kind you’ll want to wear even when you’re off the clock. Read More
For those wanting to buy high-quality products made in the U.S., a new retail destination in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis merits a visit. Read More
Upscale atmosphere, top-notch service, and sophisticated stylists are the specialties at Salon Rouge in Minneapolis. Located in the basement of a former downtown condo that was vacant for a century, the space was transformed by owner Richard Staab about eight years ago.
 
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If you don’t have time to take a vacation, then at least take a breather — especially if it involves breathing at The Salt Cave in Minneapolis, where six tons of Himalayan crystal salts cover the walls. 
 
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If months of snow have your footwear looking salt-stained and tired, don’t despair. Treat your feet to a pair of colorful laces from Benjo’s Shoe and Boot Lacing. With such quirky color names as Monster’s Spit (bright blue) and Wet Canary (yellow), Benjo’s offers a wide range of shades to bring some whimsy to your walk.
 
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Detroit was a model of industrial society during the first half of the 20th century, built around the thriving American automobile industry. Today many of the Motor City's factories stand empty, having fallen victim to the increasing competition from foreign markets and the tendency of U.S. companies to outsource manufacturing jobs. But there may be a glimmer of hope for Detroit. Read More