A Winter’s Night Market

The Strange Girls are at it again! We’re putting on an eclectic night market at Artspace Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis. When: Saturday, December 15th from 4pm to 9pm Where: 901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418 What: Shop thirty plus independent designers, emerging brands and artists with live music and complimentary libations. Sharyn […]

Cruising Altitude and Attitude

Last weekend CNN aired Anthony Bourdain’s final Parts Unknown episode. I’m all kinds of sad about his death. And recently binge watched more episodes I hadn’t seen before from other seasons. They’re all wonderful and bittersweet. In October I enjoyed another remarkable solo trip. To Ireland and Italy. It’s interesting and frustrating how I’m treated […]

Eliminating the Unnecessary

Travel is important to me. Especially as a Minnesotan. The ability to take a break from the long dark winters, or at least to plan a trip (hypothetical or a trip that will be realized) is critical. This past winter went on for a long long stretch and I couldn’t help myself. I snapped up […]

Sun-Stopping

We marked the Summer Solstice last week and it’s been on my mind. Meteorological Summer has begun in Minnesota, but this was a particularly oddball year without a Spring. I’ve lived here all my life but I’m still taken aback often by the weather extremes. And my friends who live elsewhere are downright alarmed by […]

A Tough Sell

Like many of us, I have more ideas than time to execute them. Especially these days. My son is about to graduate from high school (which seems unreal). And this process is a little more involved for him than it is for a neurotypical student. My son is on the autism spectrum so there have […]

Spring Cleaning

It was a brutally long winter but signs of life are all around us, finally. I stuck with my daily lunch walks nearly every day through the cold months but during the coldest snaps I stuck to a treadmill. Walking in place staring out a window is not for me. I love watching the changes […]

Hothouse Flowers

When I woke up Friday morning I checked my weather app then dressed in multiple layers, like a good Minnesotan. And left for work in the dark with temperatures of -10 and windchill -25. Not so great for the body or soul. Same goes for watching extra bleak Black Mirror episodes in the dead of […]

Strange Girls Holiday Night Market

Seems like there are holiday markets popping up all over the place these days. And a lot of them are super rad. But none of them are quite like ours! The Strange Girls will be back for another Night Market at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis this Saturday, December 16th from 6pm – midnight. I didn’t […]