November/December 2019

With articles that feature people and businesses doing right by each other, this issue gives us reasons to be thankful and causes to celebrate the kindness of others.

Read the digital edition here.

The 84th Miss Minnesota Competition was held on June 22 in Eden Prairie. Kathryn Kueppers was crowned the winner, and her talent is in the category of jazz vocal, and her social impact initiative is ​The Invisible Crown: the Legacy of Miss America.


Mackenthun’s Fine Foods highlighted its extensive renovation during a grand opening celebration.

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

A girl looks out a plane window on a family vacation.

Traveling with kids doesn’t need to be a crying game.

A costume jewelry Christmas tree created by Kate Loves Vintage

Kate Roberts, an antiques dealer, loves vintage. Her passion turned personal when she created bejeweled Christmas trees, lit with the love she has for family.

An aperitif sits on a bar cart with a bottle of liquor from Tattersall.

Learn about aperitifs and digestifs from knowledgeable purveyors.

A purple ribbon tied around a finger, representing Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

Offer your support this month for Alzheimer’s Awareness.

Vintage cocktail glasses from Shop 501 & Company

Brighten up your serving repertoire with vintage glassware.

Mike Rowekamp and Paul Klauda, aka the Kid

Mike Rowekamp was only 50 years old when the symptoms of Alzheimer's crept into his life. His childhood friend Paul Klauda is helping him hold onto his memories.

A variety of cookies baked in muffin tins from The Cookie Cups.

Switch up your holiday meal with muffin-shaped goodies from Cookie Cups.

A model walks the runway at PROPerly Poised, a fashion show benefiting People Reaching Out to People.

The annual fashion show supports People Reaching Out to People.

Terri Farr and members of her family, who have invented a new gift giving tradition

One family has tried to put a stop to the stressful aspect of gift giving by focusing on making others happy by sharing its talents and time with each other.

A woman reads from "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" while preparing a meal.

"Salt, Fat, Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking" by Samin Nosrat saved our columnist's home-cooked meal.

A martini with a snowflake decoration sits in front of Christmas lights.

Serve a classic martini to your guests this holiday season.

A person offers a gift wrapped in brown paper and tied with a blue ribbon.

Use gratitude to inspire ideas for gift giving.

Gardening books piled on a table at the Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Find inspiration for next summer’s garden at the Andersen Horticultural Library.

A black and white photo of a house decorated with Christmas lights.

From safety to spectacular, Christmas lights have a history.