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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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