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November 26, 2016

The Engineer

 Living in Minnesota, I refuse to sacrifice warmth for style. The fall and winters here are brutal and the only way to make it through these bitter cold months is by staying warm. Therefore, I have strategically purchased my winter wardrobe from technical brands that create clothes with purpose and function.

One of my favorite pieces this fall is the Bomber Vest from Patagonia. I love the color, feel and 600-fill power of down warmth this vest provides. Also, it seems to match and pair with many different outfits to keep me nice and warm.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces for the fall / winter:

Head to Toe Style

November 6, 2016

Northern Grade

Northern Grade was back in Minneapolis this weekend and it was bigger and better than before. This year, Machine Shop in Northeast Minneapolis hosted the show with over 30 vendors and hundreds of conscious consumers from the Twin Cities.

So, what is Northern Grade? If you are not yet familiar with Northern Grade, it's a marketplace that highlights USA made goods from local / regional makers. The event allows you, as the consumer, a chance to meet the makers and shop local, sustainable goods.

A few of my favorite vendors from this year and makers you should take note of are:
Candle Makers: Hawk and Hatchet 
Underwearables / Essential Goods: Urban Undercover 
Canoes / Hatchets / Cool Things: Sanborn Canoe Co.
Men and Women's Boots: Red Wing Heritage
Longboard Maker: IVY Lifestyle 
Jewelry Maker: Neal Jewelry 
Furniture Maker: Concrete Pig

Northern Grade is a revolving marketplace with stops throughout the country and Europe. As the shows are wrapping up for the year, be sure to check back soon on upcoming shows for the new year. Check it out here! New this year to Northern Grade is one permanent location in New York, New York.

2015 Northern Grade Post