Letter from the Editors

Each season, we bring our readers the best the North has to offer. Here’s a preview of what we have in store for you this summer.

Hayley Saunders: Our summer issue is a coffee-table fixture for four months, so we always make sure it has a really interesting mix of content. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, from fashionistas to globetrotters to history buffs.

Kate Nelson: It’s really a tour of our region, with a first-person retelling of digging for fossils in North Dakota (page 214), an in-depth analysis of South Dakota’s aging Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (page 198), a look back at the über-creepy Wisconsin Death Trip (page 233) and of course plenty of interesting stories from our own North Star State.

HS: On the style front, we interviewed Molly Dickson, North Dakota native turned celebrity stylist (and also a college classmate of mine!) about her experiences in Hollywood and her favorite fashion trends (page 62). We also tapped the always chic Chris Plantan, a talented creative director and product designer we are lucky enough to call our good friend, for her take on the latest craze to hit at-home entertaining (page 58). Trust us — you’ll be surprised. And, as we do in every issue, we offer a curated collection of must-have wares with our handpicked Guide (page 67).

KN: Speaking of fashion, I had the envy-inducing opportunity to meet polo player/Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras earlier this year during a charity polo match at Windsor, a private sporting community in Florida. I tried my best to play it cool but did end up asking for a selfie with him, a decision I absolutely don’t regret. I stopped fangirling just long enough to write a recap of the festive equestrian affair (page 191).

HS: Our home section always provides plenty of inspiration, but one lakefront residence we feature in this issue is particularly remarkable. Steven Streeter, who is known for building some of the area’s most stunning properties, brought together a dream team of collaborators to help him create his own shorefront home on Lake Minnetonka (page 180).

KN: And of course we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our showstopping feature, “Gatsby Goes to the Lake,” in which writer Chris Clayton investigates if Minnesota’s own White Bear Lake inspired native son F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece (page 110).

Happy reading.



Kate Nelson, Executive Editor, and Hayley Saunders, Managing Editor





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