Minnesota's The Great Northern Festival
With average temperatures well below freezing during January and February, neither of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota may not seem like an ideal vacation destination. And yet, this couldn't be further from the truth as...
Askov Finlayson + Marvel Bar Candles
Minneapolis favorites—retailer Askov Finlayson and its sister Marvel Bar—launched their first candle collaboration in 2014 and it's graced the bar at CH HQ since. Inspired by the Marvel Bar's hand-crafted cocktails, the team collaborated with an...
Askov Finlayson's New Minneapolis Flagship
There's been an almost unprecedented expansion to Minneapolis men's boutique Askov Finlayson since their 2011 launch. And the latest milestone for a hot-spot sporting the best local, made-in-America and hand-selected global products happens to...
Louise Gray Quilts for Modern Interiors
Louise Gray, a Minneapolis-based homeware brand, is seeking to reinvigorate quilting with motifs designed to complement modern interiors. Co-founder Alexandra Gray Bennett invoked an old family name to bring new life to a traditional American...
Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
Turn Me Loose Wool Throw
Made in America by 150-year-old Fairbault Woolen Mill, the vibrant wool Turn Me Loose throw is cozy and attractive. Each blanket is made of 100% fluff-loomed fine merino rose-colored wool with a contrasting creme warp and playful fringe.
Minnesota-based retailer and apparel maker Askov Finlayson was born and raised in the cold. The high-quality, 16-oz slub yarn fleece in their Aegis Sweatshirt provides warmth while contrasting canvas patches add durability and throwback color-blocking...
Word of Mouth: Minneapolis
A city of constant construction is putting a lot of hope into its future, but we found Minneapolis, Minnesota to be inviting in its present form, too (it helps that we visited during perhaps the most ideal month, September, when clear skies—not wind...
Art Shanty Projects
Minnesota may be known for ice fishing, but the huts many a grandfather once huddled in have nothing on those created for the Art Shanty Projects, an artist-driven community temporarily located on White Bear Lake, MN. Centered on the idea of repurposing...
Once defined as the city belonging to Prince with the notoriety of First Ave, funk bands and Janet Jackson’s infamous shout-out on "Escapade," Minneapolis has been quietly revitalizing itself as a hub. From well-designed coffee shops, tree-lined streets...
Askov Finlayson Explorer Pants
Not only has Minneapolis shop Askov Finlayson (named for two towns in northern Minnesota) launched a new website, it's also just introduced its first-ever branded product with the Explorer Pants. We first chatted with co-founders and brothers Eric...
Sam's Special Canoe Paddle
Sanborn Canoe paddles are almost too gorgeous to put in water. Named for one of the Minnesota shop's original tool suppliers, each Sam Special paddle is made from durable Western red and white cedar.
Red Wing Shoes Repair Service
American made since 1905, Red Wing Shoe Company in Red Wing, Minnesota, has earned a worldwide following for their sturdy, durable boots built to last a lifetime. Not only do they make top notch (and increasingly fashionable) footwear, Red Wing...