Touring the Parade of Homes is a favorite pastime for my husband and me. We love to see all of the new design inspirations, popular building materials and interesting takes on creative spaces. Many people leave home tours inspired to update rooms or replace their entire house, making dreams collected in pinned images on social media collages finally come true. This month, I get to indulge in another of my favorite activities, writing about home design. In this issue, we spotlight a renovation and a new build, each specifically created to reflect the personalities and lifestyles of the homeowners. We’ve also included some expert tips for refreshing the brick on your home, should you have similar dreams but prefer to start small.
And, of course, of utmost importance in any home, is the kitchen. So, as we fast approach the holiday season, we’ve also included some scrumptious food stories for you to feast on. Read about the fall harvest of one local gardener, how she got started planting, what she likes to grow and how she plans to preserve some of her garden bounty.
Then, flip to our Tastemakers feature to read our interview with Nancy Figueroa, owner of Pinch ‘n Rub Spice and Tea Hub in Stillwater. You’ll discover what prompted her to open her shop in the St. Croix Valley and also see some of Figueroa’s personal favorite Pinch ‘n Rub product recommendations for fall and the holidays!
So, cozy up with this autumn issue and enjoy all of the local stories we’ve compiled for you. Happy fall!