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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
A masked mannequin named Bruce greets shoppers outside the new Honeyshine in Bryn Mawr, setting the tone for a truly unique retail experience. Located in the old Bryn Mawr Garage, the fantastically merchandised store is filled with interesting and unexpected home accessories and gifts, modern and vintage. From glass vases on tree-trunk end tables to delicate necklaces dangling around the necks of stuffed birds, owners Adam Braun and Daisy Mitchell prove that you can have good taste and a sense of humor. Love the look as much as we do? Ask about design services. 414 Penn Ave. S., Mpls., 612-377-7300

Holiday shopping: Nola Home

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Full disclosure: my dad (Joel Kaplan)’s art show was the main reason I visited Nola Home on a recent night. And in my unbiased opinion, I’d say his watercolors are worth the trip. But I was also enchanted by the festive atmosphere at this Bryn Mawr gem. Kelly Dorsey is a master merchandiser – able to mix jewelry, books, textiles and decor in an original way that makes you want it all. (Interior designers are known to shop Nola for inspiration). Known primarily for home goods, you’ll find the shop brimming with affordable gifts including scarves, locally made jewelery, candles, ornaments and, of course, original artwork.

Britney drama in Mpls: a broken nail!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Lisa Loveless got the call after 6 p.m. Friday. A "guest" at the Chambers needed an acrylic nail filled ASAP. Loveless, a manicurist at Studio 411 in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis (612-374-1477) ran over to find the broken nail belonged to Ms. Britney Spears. Unfortunately – er, thankfully – the drama ended there.  Britney was quiet and casual in Ugg boots and a t-shirt. She had no entourage in the room, Loveless said, and she attempted a bit of small talk, asking where Loveless works. She sipped a Starbucks and took one call, which seemed to be "family and jokey," Loveless said. She didn't attempt to pay…the hotel handled that. (The concierge asked for a bill; Loveless says she did ok for herself. A fill in the salon is $40). Loveless did note that Britney's nails looked a little beat up from having fakes on and off. Why isn't that surprising? | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine © 2008 MSP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved