September 2018 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the September issue two two local designers are answer a challenge with their own styles.

I think September is one of the most beautiful months of the year. The heat of summer is behind us, and evenings provide a welcome crispness that invites us to set the table one last time on the deck or in the garden.
   

 

When people ask Marc Huebner about his experience on Food Network’s America’s Best Cook, he likes to tell them, “If you’re a golf fanatic and you got to spend two weeks with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and that crew, well it was kind of like that for me.”

 

The pastoral views of Riley Lake provide the backdrop for the Eden Prairie Players’ 14th Annual Collection of One Acts, performed over several dates in the Riley-Jacques Barn.

 

Gina Moorhead has built her own house. Thread by thread. Pin by pin. The House of Gina Mariem, her fashion design company, features clothing lines for women and men.

 

Designers are wizards of sorts—summoning beauty with pops of color and texture, statement pieces and a vast knowledge of classic designs and current trends. The magic comes when ordinary spaces are transformed—offering beauty, functionality and sanctuary to homeowners.

 

Energetic and impassioned, Kateri Ruiz is founder and CEO of MAIA, an online directory that connects consumers with women-owned businesses.

 

Tim Triplett has a plaque with a quote from the Greek philosopher Heraclitus hanging near his desk. It says "a man’s character is his fate." Triplett interprets that as this: How you live your life and the decisions you make are going to impact your success and how you’re going to be remembered.

 

It’s happened to many of us, that interior or exterior house-painting experience when the color goes up, and the panic sets in—what were we thinking? The fact is, color is complicated.

 

Summer is packing up and heading south. Bid it adieu and welcome autumn with this classic retro cocktail recipe—the boulevardier.
 
1 ½ oz. Angel’s Envy Bourbon
¾ oz. Campari
¾ oz. Alessio Vermouth Rosso (sweet)
Garnish: orange twist or Luxardo cherry
 

 

Fall evokes harvest time, but it also offers ideal growing conditions for just-planted perennials.

Fix Design Flaws: Do you have a garden bed in need of additional color or has a gaping hole in the center? Now is the time to remedy those issues with perennials.

 

Having arrived in Paris with her husband, Amory, shortly following the city’s liberation during World War II, Copper finds herself aghast at the horrors still raging in the city.

 

This issue’s featured app is an anti-recommendation: Tinder. It’s an 18+ minimalistic dating service that’s incredibly popular among high schoolers despite the age restriction.

 

Prior to 1900, there were a limited number of jobs that were acceptable for women. A sampling of those jobs included nurse, librarian, midwife and surprisingly, the position of postmaster.

 

Rosemåling. Lingonberry custard sundaes. Kringla. Nyckelharpa performers. Get out your Nordic glossary; it’s time for the 10th annual Nordic Music Festival, which is slated for 10 a.m.–6 p.m. September 8 in Victoria.