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Welcome to MN, Ellen. Let’s Shop.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Hi, Ellen! Welcome to the Twin Cities – hope you’re enjoying this rare low-humidity day. I see you’ve been getting around: Target Field, Nicollet Mall, (good job doing the weather this morning, by the way – you’re a natural). Now, if you really want to get the pulse of the cities, you’ve got to hit the stores. I’ve gone ahead and prepared a list of must-hit shops. Just let me know what time to pick ‘ya up!

Ingebretsen’s – You’re in Scandinavian country, dontcha know. From needlepoint to sardines, this local institution will give you a quick overview of all the essentials…and a lot of good material. 1601 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-729-9333

Phenom – I know you like your kicks. While guys are the focus, you will find some cool, limited edition sneakers at this Uptown shop. 2829 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-355-2250

Electric Fetus – G-g-get your grove on. This old-school music store is legendary, with more than 65,000 titles in stock. 2000 4th Ave. S., Mpls., 612-870-9300

Lulu & Luigi – Animals are near and dear to you; how do you feel about rhinestone dog collars and tulle tutus? This pet boutique has it all – including chic, airplane-approved pet carriers and organic treats. 3699 Joppa Ave., St. Louis Park, 952-929-1200

Smitten Kitten Nope, not another pet store. This one is all for you and Portia. To call it a sex shop doesn’t do justice to the sleek setting and high-end selection of eco-friendly, non-toxic adult toys. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, tasteful and unlike most stores selling similar items, the focus here is on women. Plus, you could totally rock a purple feather boa. 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-721-6088




Good to be Leo on Earth Day

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Jrwatkins It's good to be green when you're an A-list celeb. Don't spoil the surprise, but "eco-advocates" including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhall, Justin Timberlake, Tobey Maguire, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey and Sting can look forward to receiving hand-delivered gift baskets on Earth Day next week. The baskets will be filled with green consumer goods including lotions, lip balms and salves from Winona-based J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary (available at Target). This isn't the first celebrity kiss-up for Watkins – the company showered stars with its products at the 2008 Academy Awards as well. FYI: just because they drive the  Prius doesn't mean they can't afford soap.


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