Just for fun Favorite place to splurge on a spa treatment, local theater group, independent craft store, Minnesota destination for a girlfriends' road trip, place for tattoos and piercing, and online place to find a date or mate.
At Crafty Planet, you’ll find the yarn of your dreams. Photo by Courtney Conk.
Independent craft store
Crafty Planet www.craftyplanet.com 2318 Lowry Ave. N.E., Minneapolis
How can you not love a place whose motto is "Saving the world, one stitch at a time"? You know better than to even try. Whether you stop in to pick up some fabric, yarn or a kids' craft, settle in for a series of crocheting classes, or get your girlfriends together for a private party, you love the unique craft components and friendly atmosphere at this independent retailer.
You also get your craft on at Ekcetera, Wet Paint, The Yarnery and Borealis Yarns.
Favorite place to splurge on a spa treatment
Juut SalonSpa www.juut.com 7 metro locations: Edina, Uptown, Downtown, St. Paul, Wayzata, Woodbury, Roseville
You deserve a little pampering, and Juut SalonSpa is your favorite place to go for a new cut and color, a mani-pedi, a bikini wax or a decadent one-hour massage. Those in the know, know that Juut is Minneapolis born and raised. Juut's business philosophy aspires to give back to the community, including causes that support women's health issues.
You also pamper yourself at Spot Spa Boutique, Spalon Montage, The Refinery and the Aveda Institute.
Favorite local theater group
Theatre de la Jeune Lune www.jeunelune.org 105 N. 1st St., Minneapolis
You love to take in a show at the Tony-award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune. The evening's performance might be an inventive twist on a classic Grecian tragedy, an eclectic assortment of dance and acrobatics, or an original show by a debutant playwright. You know performances will be craftily acted and staged, and that's what draws you back again and again to the Jeune Lune.
You also watch the curtain go up at the Guthrie Theater, Brave New Workshop,
The Jungle Theater and Ballet of the Dolls.
Favorite Minnesota destination for a girlfriends' road trip
Duluth and the North Shore When you need a weekend to unwind with the girls, you hop in the car and head for the North Shore. And why not? The numerous hiking trails and sweeping views of Lake Superior are guaranteed to soothe your weary metro soul. Plus, lakeside Duluth offers tons of overnight options, dining adventures, history lessons and shopping fun.
You also hit the road to Stillwater, Red Wing and Winona.
Women-friendly place for tattoos and piercing
Tatus by Koré www.tatusbykore.com 611 W. Lake St. Suite C, Minneapolis
When you want a "tatu" with a little something extra, you visit Koré, the owner of Tatus by Koré, who believes that tattoos can heal, empower and transform the mind, body and spirit. Since opening her own shop almost 20 years ago, Koré has created a warm and whimsical atmosphere (go check out the Xena altar!) for people to get the tattoos they've always wanted.
Saint Sabrina's www.saintsabrinas.com 2645 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis
To ink, to pierce-these aren't questions, they're a way of life at Saint Sabrina's, a tattoo and piercing mecca in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years. "A little pain never looked so good," is their motto, and you agree! Whether a virgin or a veteran to piercings and tattoos, you choose Saint Sabrina's as the place to get a hole in the head or some ink on the arm.
You also get your ink and piercings from Steady Tattoo.
Favorite online place to find a date or mate Match.com The search for love has changed since the invention of the search bar, and for you, match.com is the place to look for it. For over a decade, match.com has been connecting people all over the world, and claims to have created over a million successful relationships-how many of them are yours? To meet the man or woman of your dreams, you voted match.com as your spot to start searching.
You also look for love at eharmony.com and plentyoffish.com.