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Drink in the Style

The Godfather with Blair Jonas – February 10, 2019

Blair Jonas joins the program. Since 1985, Jonas Associates has represented leading manufacturers of furniture, lighting, art, outdoor furnishings and accessories to the retail, interior design, and hospitality trade in Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The Godfather is a duo mixed drink made of Scotch whisky and amaretto. Typically, the drink…

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Irish Pumpkin Spiced Rum with guest Molly McGinnis

International tour guide Molly McGinnis from Tauck Travel shares her insights on travel and drinking in Ireland. The start of a new series, Drinking Around The World, Gregory and Molly begin drinking invasion of Europe by landing in the Emerald Isle. The question – Ghosts – the unluckiest people ever? Is asked but not necessarily…

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The Bees Knees With Guest Jennifer Austin – McGrath Of ASID MN

Newly installed president of the American Society of Interior Designers, Jennifer Austin-McGrath discusses the organization’s values and mission. Mixologist Jourdan Morris offer a retro cocktail from the 20’s – The Bee’s Knees.

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Bloody Mary With Guest John Gerber

Fresh off a successful show at Le Meridien, Minneapolis-based artist John Gerber gives his take on the local fine art scene. How does Minneapolis stack up to the coasts? Gregory and John discuss buying fine art as an experience and its growing appeal to Millennials.

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Leslie Wood With The Stores At Hope Chest For Breast Cancer

Leslie Wood, the Director of Stores for Hope Chest for Breast Cancer talks about Hope Chest’s donation-based home furnishing stores. Learn the best times to hit the shops for the newest arrivals and more!

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The Boulevardier With Matthew Galaviz Reed

Marketing Director for the W Hotel, Matthew Galaviz Reed, discusses the challenges associated with event planning. He and Gregory talk art events, Minneapolis Fashion Week, How to know what to wear when, and the emergence of Minneapolis as a cultural hub in the Upper Midwest.

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Bourbon and Liquor 43 with Lena LoPesio and Karl Peltier

A not even thinly veiled infomercial wherein Habitation staff discusses why Habitation’s value proposition in both residential and commercial interiors. Karl outlines Habitation’s model apartment and common space programs for multi-family housing and Lena talks about Habitation’s 5-year insurance program, furniture trade-in program and more.

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The Indictment Day with Michelle Havens

Visual Merchandising expert and Interior Design Consultant Michelle Havens talks about her new role helping clients organize and beautify their spaces while using the furnishings and pieces already in their home

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Pimm’s Cup with Kelly Netishen and Hollie Blanchard

Kelly and Hollie, “The Art Girls” discuss their roles as Creative Directors at the Griffin Gallery in Bloomington MN. This episode tells you everything you need to know about how galleries work, what questions to ask and what you can find at Griffin

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The Vernal Shogun with Sydney Brunsvold

Guest Sydney Brunsvold, furniture representative for Moe’s Home Furnishings, Magnolia Home from Joanna Gaines, and Violino Italian Leather discusses the furniture industry from the perspective of the manufacturer / distributor

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The Representative With Guest Beth Cousins

Beth Cousins, principal at Cousins Company, an independent representative agency for furniture manufacturers, discusses the industry from the supplier’s perspective. Secrets of Furniture Market in High Point, NC are discussed after returning from a booming Spring market. Tools… Martini or Coupe glass Mixing glass Bar spoon Hawthorn or julep strainer Ingredients… 2 oz bourbon 3/4…

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Perennial Punch With Guest Kim Tucker

Guest Kim Tucker from Tucker Thompson Interiors discusses interior design trends in the Minneapolis market, as well as out-of-state projects. Best ways to add trendy colors to interiors and the importance of team collaboration in large projects is also covered. Tools… Large pitcher Stirring spoon 8 beverage glasses Ingredients… 12 oz Gin 8 oz Rhubarb…

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Caipirinha With Guest Tony Swierczek

Guest Tony Swierczek discusses warm places as Minnesotans languish under the seemingly endless winter. Discussions of European “Hill Walking” in the Alps together with tales of falling tarantulas in Ecuador make for an off-beat and lively conversation. Tools Low ball glass cocktail shaker Muddler Ingredients 2 oz Cachaça 1/2 oz simple syrup Half of a…

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Double Vision With Guest Colleen Kleve (4/1/18)

Guest Colleen Kleve, interior designer and principal at design practice Double Vision, discusses the nuances of blending interior styles for maximum impact. Jourdan Morris creates an ultra-potent cocktail combination that does justice to the firm’s name. Tools Mixing glass Cocktail shaker Muddled Strainer Collins glass Ingredients 2 oz prairie cucumber vodka 3/4 oz lemon juice…

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Grandma’s Shoes With Guest Karl Peltier (3/25/18)

Guest Karl Peltier, Commercial Design Lead for habitation Furnishing + Design discusses Habitation’s model staging program, called “Habitats” in addition to trends in the industry. Karl’s consistently solid judgment and level-headedness inspires his nickname, “Grandma” leading mixologist Jourdan Morris to craft a conservative but potent cocktail creation. Tools… Cocktail shaker Strainer Martini glass Recipe… 2oz…

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Sashay With Guest Michelle Havens (3/18/18)

Guest Michelle Havens, visual merchandising consultant in the furnishings industry discusses fundamental differences between retail merchandising and residential interior design. Mixologist Jourdan Morris creates the “Sashay” cocktail fulfilling Michelle’s wish to drink a cocktail that evokes the perfumes favored by “little old ladies”. “Sashay” Tools… Wine glass Bar spoon Recipe… 2 oz aquavit 3 oz…

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Diosphere With Guest Drew Beson (3/11/18)

Guest Drew Beson, contemporary artist specializing in the use of acrylics, discusses inspiration, the creative process, and the existence of the color blue. Tools… Cocktail Shaker Strainer Low ball glass Recipe… 2 oz rye whiskey 1 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz simple syrup 1 oz aquafaba or egg white 1 tsp powdered sugar 1/2 oz…

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Breakfast at Paisley’s with Guest Lena Lopesio (3/4/18)

Guest Lena Lopesio, Interior Designer and former owner of Vogue Furniture in Bloomington discusses trends in contemporary furnishings and her work with music legend Prince. Tools needed… Mixing glass Julep strainer Bar spoon Low ball glass Ingredients… 1/4 oz absinthe 2 oz rye whiskey 1/2 oz maple syrup 2 dash Peychaud bitters 1 dash orange…

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