Meet Erin and Bay, the Savage couple who won our “Marriage in Mexico” contest. They’re off to Mexico in March to celebrate their wedding at Generations Resort in Riviera Maya. But before they say “I Do,” Elizabeth tags along as they shop for wedding bands at Wedding Day Diamonds. Erin describes their brand new Woodbury location as being full of everything that sparkles! And Bay is filled with emotion as he talks about how he is looking forward to being reminded of his love for Erin every time he looks down at his wedding band.
Award season is in full swing! It's a time we celebrate actors, directors and musicians. But move over Leo and your ice blue eyes. Jennifer Lawrence, we’ll pass. Instead we’re shining a spotlight somewhere else. That's right, we're holding our very own awards. The 2016 Baby Gear Awards. Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond Twin Cities stopped by to help us present.
New York and Los Angeles are probably best known for the “fashion scene”, but there’s a talented scene of designers right here in the Twin Cities. Several events throughout the year help showcase those designers.
Fashion subscription services, where you're sent a box of clothes every month, are gaining in popularity. A few popular services include Stitch Fix, Le Tote and Gywennie Bee (which offers plus sizing). Those are great options, but we love to shop local at Twin Cities Live. Our very own TCL stylist and owner of Corset Styling, Jodi Mayers, has been offering this kind of service for years.
Joel Wiens has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Even as a kid he was coming up with ways to make extra money on his family’s farm. But it was in 1990 when he went after his goal of starting something that would help athletes all over. He started Wiens Sports International, or WSI
, and came up with protective gear called the UltraJoc. It was successful, but he went on from there. Over the years he developed athletic clothing with high tech wicking materials. They were light weight and comfortable.
In October, we introduced you to Erin and Bay from Savage, the winners of our Marriage in Mexico contest. In March 2016, they’ll tie the knot at Generations Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive resort.
If you remember the big Abercrombie and Fitch logo, you were a child of the 90s. Now that logo has virtually disappeared and instead we’re seeing subtle brand names or no logos at all on designer clothing.
If you have a hard time making a solid decision, you’re not alone. The Global Color Authority, Pantone, which usually picks one color of the year, couldn’t make up its mind and picked two for 2016.
If the outdoor temperature fails to reach 2 degrees before the Vikings playoff game starts, it will be considered one of the ten coldest NFL games in history. Here in Minnesota we can handle the cold, but standing outside for three hours in frigid temps could be unbearable. That’s why Mall of America
Trend Expert Sara Rogers stopped by with cold weather gear that will still have you lookin' good!
Twin Cities Live Stylist Jodi Mayers has taught us a lot over the years. She not only styles Elizabeth and Steve, she can help you build your dream wardrobe. All you need is core staple wardrobe pieces.
Faux fur made waves in 2015 and is going to be a go-to look for 2016. Mall of America Trend Specialist Sara Rogers showed us how to wear it and what to wear it with.
For those struggling to get the hard to buy for person this Christmas, Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
shares some unique and quirky ideas all from the hardware store.
We can’t forget about mom this Christmas and we have some special gifts just for her and even her newborn. Katie Blozis from Bump Club & Beyond Twin Cities
stopped by with gifts new moms would love!
The ladies aren't the only ones who can have a field day at the jewelry store. Bryan Moeller from R.F. Moeller Jeweler
shared jewelry gift ideas the guys will enjoy, including cuff links and bracelets.
TCL Stylist Jodi Mayers
plays a vital role in helping Elizabeth and Steve assemble the outfits they wear on the show. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson stopped by Jodi's Edina boutique, Corset Styling
, to get her tricks on layering necklaces that will help you create a polished look in just seconds.
Our team searches high and low to track down some of the best products around that we think you’ve just gotta have! TCL reporter Kelli Hanson is back with gifts perfect for everyone on your list!
Tiger Oak Media
publishes a variety of Magazines in around the Twin Cities. In honor of the Holidays each magazine is featuring a gift guide of unique ideas in their area to give to your loved ones. We've enlisted Edina Magazine Editor, Angela Johnson to share gift ideas from a few of the magazines.
If you have that hard to buy for person on your list, the Salon could be your go-to shopping destination. Julie Martin from New Reflections
stopped by with great Holiday Gift Sets.
Growing up it was so fun to create a list for Santa and then hardly being able to wait to open those presents on Christmas morning and kids today have it pretty nice with all the cools toys that are out. Cathy Misko from Walmart
showed off some of the most popular toys.
The owner of Heimie’s Haberdashery
in Saint Paul, Anthony Andler, claims that one quality men’s sweater can last 10 years and 300 wears. He stopped by with trendy looks and tips on how to rock the sweater look.
It’s a shop for women by women. Wish Boutique
in Rosemount was started by two sisters who began their business with trunk shows. Soon, things started to take off and before they knew it, they had their own space. Now, they can also add their own line, too. Find out how one of the sisters turned her design background in a wish come true for a group of ladies loving their new gig.
Lighting a scented candle is one of the perfect ways to set the mood. Chrissy Taylor from Glade
shares some scents that make sense over the holidays and will conjure up some good memories.
For the men who normally wait until the last minute to shop for their lady at Christmas, R.F. Moeller
has you covered. Bryan Moeller explains how their Diamond Stud Program works.
Patti LaBelle teamed up with Walmart and created a Sweet Potatoe Pie. A video was made showing how big of a fan of the pie one guy was. After the video went viral, one pie per second sold for 72 hours straight. The pie became the most visited food item page on Walmart.com
and is now the second most searched food term on their website, second only to turkey.
It’s reported that around 70% of us will shop online at least once a month, especially around the holidays. But before you click “checkout” on your latest find, our friends from CouponCabin.com
want to save you some money.
A lot of us pay attention to what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet, but they’re taking cues from the runway and TCL’s stylist says we should be too. Owner of Corset Styling and Fashion Boutique
, Jodi Mayers, has hot trends to get through the Fall and Winter season.
There is a lot that goes into being a good host, but the one thing you may not think about is dressing the part! Melissa Hardin from Flaunt Accessories
in Minneapolis has affordable outfits to make you the hostess with the mostest.
The dropping temps don't have to keep you from working out - you just need the right gear! Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper
shares a few of her finds.
It’s that time of year when kids and adults start to gather what they want for the Holidays. Wal-Mart has their Wish List where you can scan items in the store and create your list as you shop.
During this season of giving, the TCL staff are taking time to volunteer with non-profits looking for help. Arc’s Value Village
is a thrift store that supports The Arc Greater Twin Cities
, a Saint Paul-based organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
There is a difference between vintage jewelry and estate jewelry. Bryan Moeller from R.F. Moeller
stops by break it down.
It’s the time of year where people like to throw parties, but being a host can be stressful. A Roseville family asked for help to impress their guests at their annual card party. Kelli shows us how our friends at IKEA helped the McNeal family party like an IKEA star.
Wearing denim with more denim, on top of denim, can have some pretty disastrous results. TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
, Jodi Mayers, shows us how to pull this trend off the right way.
James Bond movies usually involve action, exotic locations, and, of course, a man in a dapper suit. James Bond – the man in the dapper suit – surrounds himself with high fashion ladies. Mall of America’s Christopher Straub shows us some looks that will help you tap into your “inner Bond”.
It’s just a matter of time before you hear all the Christmas music playing as soon as you walk into the stores. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s shopping editor, Allison Kaplan, says now is the time to get started on your shopping! She shares her tips for holiday shopping.
Keeping up with the latest and greatest in baby gear is tough. Things are always changing and there is a new “must-have” every month it seems. Jamie Grayson, a.k.a. The Baby Guy, is in the know when it comes to the hottest baby gear.
When it comes to the movies, the Academy Awards is the biggest award show. You can bet that the celebs who attend are walking away with a swag bag full of awesome gifts. Kelli Hanson (otherwise known as “Oscar”) has swag bag worthy gifts!
What started out as a school project has turned into a career for Spencer Johnson. Spencer is the founder of the good company, Sota Clothing
. The clothing company is based on his affection for the great state of Minnesota.
Kelli Hanson has come across some items that she says you just “gotta have” for fall!
Instead of having a jewelry box filled with options, you can buy one key piece that turns into two. Bryan Moeller from R.F. Moeller
shows us some watches, earrings, and a necklace that creates different looks with minimal change.
The host of the United Flight of Fashion fashion show gives us a preview of their sixth annual event.
When you are headed out to a concert, there is a certain look you want to achieve. After all, you want to look good and fit the part! Hair Stylist Kati Giles and Make-Up Artist Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon
show us how its done and Sara Rogers from Mall of America helps out with the fashions.
There is a big sale going on right now at Minneapolis St. Paul Airport – but it’s not on airfare. While it may not be the first place that you think of for shopping, you might just want to head out there for some big savings. Emily is there checking out the shopping deals.
Tunics are long, loose fitting shirts that cover the hips and are for all seasons. These tops are comfortable, allow you to move freely, keep you cool and are forgiving on a variety of body types. The key with any tunic is to create visual balance. Jodi Mayers, owner of Corset Styling & Fashion Boutique
, shows us ways to make the look work.
There is nothing cuter than getting the kids all dressed up for the holidays. What is tough is convincing yourself to spend the money on those outfits that they will probably wear once.
If you have a kids coat hanging in your closet but too small for your kid to wear, donate it! The Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids
can find that jacket a new home. Kelli Hanson shows off some coats that are perfect for keeping the kids warm in style.
Blanket scarfs are a huge tend this fall season, and they do have a different fit and style than what your typical size scarf would have. This is a fun seasonal trend to get into because it's affordable and a low commitment for your wardrobe as opposed to a jacket, or larger ticket items. Lindsey Froemming from Fashion Fix
shows us a few ways to make it work.
Twin Cities Live and Weddings by Funjet
are giving one couple a dream wedding in Mexico in our Marriage in Mexico contest
! Fashion and Travel expert, Laura Schara fills us in on the details of the wedding – plus she shows us some dresses that would be perfect for the bride.
Shoppers across the Twin Cities are having a big week! Nordstrom will be opening the doors of their newest store at Ridgedale Center. Kelli Hanson takes us inside Nordstrom’s second Twin Cities location.