Senior editor | Lifestyle

Prior to becoming an editor, she wrote extensively on home- and garden-related topics.

Howl-o-ween is getting closer

It's time to enter our pet costume contest

From hip hop to cha-cha, the Twin Cities offers plenty of places to learn to dance

Gotta dance? Surprisingly, you're in the right place. The Twin Cities boasts dozens upon dozens of dance schools, studios and troupes that offer grown-ups a…

How Minnesotans can beat the heat in practical and kooky ways

It's hot, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. You can hide out in your basement or get creatively cool.

Bookmark: A marked-up book reveals a shared love of reading

I'm a complete slob when it comes to books — at least, to books that I own.I use anything at hand to mark my page…

Minnesota summer camps making comeback after year of closures

Camps are rebounding — with masks, social distancing, pods and other safety measures in place.

St. Paul's 'Laundry Evangelist' has turned cleaning obsession into a profession

Patric Richardson is starting a national campaign to elevate the lowly chore of washing clothes.

Lavender may not be hardy in Minnesota. Don't let that keep you from growing it this summer

For a taste of Provence, pot up some lavender this spring.

New Star Tribune comic features a happy-go-lucky Latino teen and his family

Strip features the everyday adventures of a Latino teenager.

Looking for comfort? See if you can find your cat

When I'm in need of a little lift, I see if I can find my cat in one of her many hiding places.

Newest Minnesota-made apple may not be a star, but it's a game changer

The new apple from the University of Minnesota, named Triumph, helps cut chemicals.