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A Look to the Sky

Christopher, I woke this morning thinking its been two years since you left us.

With the pain of loss still lingering, the empty space is filled less with sorrow and more with a montage in my mind of you that put a smile on my face.

But the greatest comfort comes from knowing you are with your beloved mom.

Your friends and family still love and miss you.

Tears Hanging on the Edge

While chatting with Ringo Chef and GM Ryan Aberle, he mentioned that he was saddened and shocked by Grand Cafe Chef Jon Radle’s death. I had heard about his death, but didn’t know the circumstances. Needless to say, I was stunned to learn that the talented chef took his own life.

I’ve been melancholy as of late as it’s been on my mind that it’s coming on two years that my friend, Christopher, decided that life was too hard to bear.

When he passed, I remember a number of people angrily saying how selfish it was of him to take his own life.

But all I could quietly say is depression and mental illness is no different than any other disease. I know Christopher tried desperately to cure his disease, but, unfortunately, couldn’t find a cure soon enough.

As I was reading Mecca’s touching piece in Metro Magazine about Chef Radle, there was a lump in my throat and tears gathering as I could only imagine what his family and friends are going through. Left behind with questions left unanswered, but perhaps with the jolting reminder that the only thing that really matters in life are the people we loved and who loved us back.

Condolences to all who knew and loved Jon.

Girl Power!

There is little that inspires me more than women who make it their business to inform, educate and entertain.

Two sites run by women I love are and Two totally different styles, but both definitely keep us on top of what is happening in the beauty, fashion and news about town.

Elizabeth Dehn has a contagious enthusiasm that one can’t help but want to catch what she’s got! Her passion in life are beauty products and you can tell by her flawless skin and perfectly coiffed hair. Yet, it’s hard to be jealous as she’s just so nice!

Catch all the latest in the beauty line-up on her website She’s uncovers the best products, tests and reports. Check our her website before spending tons on new beauty products. Chances are she has an opinion on it.

The daily emails from come in handy. It’s a way to stay in touch with all that is happening in the Twin Cities for fashion, food, events and retail.

Of course, my favorite is anything to do with food (especially when PopFizzDaily founder Sara Glassman brings me sweets from new bakeries to try).

Merry Christmas!

photo courtesy of J. Crew