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Aimee Lagos

Co-founder of Hygge & West

I’m the co-founder of Hygge & West, a brand founded upon the Danish concept of hygge that loosely translates to cozy, but means so much more. All of life’s small but wonderful moments can be described as hygge – curling up by the fireplace with a great book, long informal dinners with close friends, goodnight hugs with your children. We hope that our products help bring more hygge into our customers’ homes – creating a cozy, beautiful environment where small, everyday moments can be enjoyed.

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Adora Tokyo


DJ Adora TOKYO was raised between Saint Paul, MN and Atlanta, GA. Yet, as a global citizen, her sets are not defined by geography, decade or genre. She has been spinning professionally for three years and is widely recognized for her ever-evolving style and fresh sound. A cultural influencer, inviting us to dream in song, love in motion and celebrate life together through her spins.

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Laura Alpizar


Hello! I’m Laura, a Minneapolis-based wedding photographer fueled by cookies and love stories. I am most passionate about creating. I have been a photographer for ten years now, transitioning from conceptual art to specializing in weddings. Photography has taken me on amazing trips, travels, and I have met wonderful people.

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Becca Dilley


I’m a food lover and wedding photographer and a generally happy person. Enjoying life the Upper Midwest.

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Gina Marie

Fashion Designer

I founded Gina Marie, a Minnesota-based, family-run women’s apparel and accessories company that makes tailor-made goods. I run on coffee, and run around Minneapolis in my Volvo.

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Alta & Jesse Keller


Coffee is not just a drink, it’s an experience. There’s just nothing like being at your favorite Minneapolis coffee shop, sipping on a palette pleasing latte that was carefully handcrafted by a seasoned barista. THAT feeling is the inspiration behind Coffee Cart MPLS. We bring the coffee culture of the Twin Cities to your special event. Each drink we serve is made with locally roasted espresso and careful attention to every delicious detail.

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Jennifer Mannhardt

Graphic Designer

Jennifer Mannhardt is a graphic designer and self-proclaimed nerd living in the Twin Cities. A lover of books, typography, Van Gogh, animals, and mountains, Jennifer draws inspiration from all aspects of life. You can keep up with her shenanigans and thoughts at keepingmyheartalive.tumblr.com and her work at jenn-mann.com.

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CIRCA Gallery

Art Gallery

CIRCA Gallery’s mission is to provide awareness, education and appreciation for a variety of contemporary art styles, mediums and expression. We strive to provide exceptional, well-informed service to our clients, whether they are just beginning or are continuing to build their fine art collection.

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Nicole Navratil

Musician and Vegetarian Food Blogger

Nicole Navratil is a Minneapolis-based musician who sings with Sonic Love Child, a folk and Americana band. She also writes a vegetarian food blog called Pepperoni Is Not a Vegetable.

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Anne Marie Rapp

Yogi and Health Food Enthusiast

Anne is an active yogi who aspires to find balance in every aspect of her life. When she’s not on her mat, she enjoys going to concerts, cooking up a healthy meal and spending time biking the endless trails of Minneapolis.

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Brandon Quittem

Traveler and Beer Advocate

Former corporate sales rep turned nomadic entrepreneurial yogi. Street food ninja, avid outdoorsman, craft beer geek, and live music junkie. Co-founder of The Yoga Nomads.

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Kristin Hamaker

Personal Chef

Real food advocate, Kristin Hamaker, has been happily running Farm to Fork, her busy personal chef service in the Twin Cities, since 2005. She and her staff of chefs prepare and store meals for folks in their homes, offer cooking instruction, do small-scale catering, and in general, connect local people to local food.

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Robin Asbell

Chef, Author

Robin Asbell is the author of six books about cooking with whole, natural foods. Asbell has many years of experience creating fabulous food in restaurants, and in the homes of private clients. Specializing in natural, healthy food, she works with special diets of all kinds, from gluten free to omnivorous, vegan to over-the top decadent.

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Vivian Aronson

Fashion Designer & Master Artist

The label YQY stands for Yuan Qian Yi, designer Vivian Aronson’s Chinese name. YQY is a true reflection of Vivian, who grew up in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan Province and moved to the Twin Cities in 2005. Vivian explains that much of her inspiration comes from her culture. Her collection features fine fabrics, construction and design that allow the wearer’s personality to shine through. Simply cut, Vivian clothes make you smile.

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Kids' Activities in Minneapolis

Kids' Activities in Minneapolis

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Yours truly

Family friendly Minnesota activities. Your family's Minneapolis vacation will start off right by adding Stay.com's suggestions to your travel guide. Some super family friendly destinations in town are; Lake Calhoun, Fort Snelling, the famous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and Valleyfair, the largest amusement park in the Midwest. These and other great things to see and do await your family in Minneapolis.

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    Minnesota Zoo

    2,900+ animals just waiting to meet you!
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    Linden Hills

    "A small town in the city"
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    Minnesota History Center

    Minnesota Historical Society headquarters
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    Wells Fargo History Museum

    Experience America's Gold Rush history
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    Science Museum of Minnesota

    Hands-on science fun for all ages
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    Sophisticated Fun
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    Wooddale Fun Zone

    Work out those wiggles
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    Cafesjian's Carousel

    A saved amusement ride treasure
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    Nickelodeon Universe

    The areas favorite indoor amusement park
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    The upper Midwest's largest amusement park
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    Minnesota State Fair

    The Great Minnesota Get-Together
    Locals' Pick
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    State Theater

    Historic palace for movies and more
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    Guthrie Theater

    Connecting Minnesota to peoples of the world
    Locals' Pick
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    Bryant-Lake Bowl

    A casual and fun Uptown entertainment hub
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    Theatre in the Round

    An involving stage performance
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    Cowles Center

    Honoring and advancing local dance
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    Minnesota Opera

    Beautiful expression of emotion through the human voice
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    Weisman Art Museum

    Discover the history of modern art
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    Minnehaha Park and Falls

    Nature meets the city
    Locals' Pick
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    Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

    The largest urban sculpture garden in the country
    Locals' Pick
  21. Fort Snelling State Park - St. Paul, Minnesota +Add

    Fort Snelling

    The state's first National Historic Landmark
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    Lake Calhoun

    Exercise friendly, downtown lake
    Locals' Pick
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    Minneapolis Institute of Arts

    A temple to the power of art
    Locals' Pick
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    First Avenue

    Minneapolis' downtown danceteria since 1970
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    Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

    St. Paul's great afternoon getaway
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