Oscar Swag Bags

Oscar Swag Bags
Like every award show, the Academy Awards have been scaled down a bit.  One thing that hasn’t changed is the nominees are once again getting some expensive swag.  One of the companies is stuffing those bags with products worth a total of $60,000!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson put together a Minnesota-made award show swag bag at a much more...

Oscar Fashion

Oscar Fashion
Not only are fans looking forward to seeing who takes home the Oscar for each of the categories on Sunday, but the other thing we all look forward to is seeing the fashions on the red carpet.  Producer Lisa Adams went to Mall of America where she got a taste of what it’s like to get red carpet ready.

The Teddies – 6 for $60

The Teddies – 6 for $60
Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskell’s is here to announce his “award-winning” wines.  The wines that he would give The Teddie to are: Best Sparkling Wine: Farelli Prosecco Best White Party Wine: Perlita Chardonnay Best Red Party Wine: El Jamon Garnacha Most Awarded Wine: Fog Mountain Field Blend Best Wine for...

Paul Predicts the Oscar Winners

Paul Predicts the Oscar Winners
Our movie critic, Paul McGuire Grimes (creator of Paul’s Trip to the Movies) gives us his predictions on Oscar’s big winners. Best Picture The Father Judas and the Black Messiah Mank Minari Nomadland Promising Young Woman Sound of Metal The Trial of the Chicago 7 Chloe Zhao’s film has dominated award season with its...

Music in the Movies

Music in the Movies
“Footloose” (Footloose) “Mrs. Robinson” (The Graduate) “My Heart Will Go On” (Titanic) “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” (Dirty Dancing) are all iconic songs that will forever be associated with the movies they were written for. Paul McGuire Grimes our movie critic takes a look at this year’s nominees for Best Original...

Support Our Shops: Pier 500

Support Our Shops: Pier 500
TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich takes us to a lovely restaurant located in the heart of the historic St. Croix River Valley.  Pier 500 has spectacular views of the St. Croix and a chef-driven house made menu that’s sure to appease the whole family.

Pour Moi Climate Smart Spring Skincare

Pour Moi Climate Smart Spring Skincare
It’s always a party when anti-aging skincare guru Ulli Haslacher comes to town.  Steve and Elizabeth have a pajama party to celebrate the triumphant return of Pour Moi Climate-Smart Night Cream.  It’s finally back and part of a brand with such an innovative concept that it won one of TIME magazine’s best 100 inventions of the...

Spring Crafts

Spring Crafts
Now that the weather is nice, get out for a SCREEN FREE DAY of Creativity & Connection!  Jen Appleberry from Appleberry’s Attic has some fun projects. Appleberry's Attic Walk In Workshops are the 2nd and 4th Thursday - Saturday of every month! Walk in Workshops are great because: * You choose your own project from an array of...

Lisa Loves Local: Louise Gray

Lisa Loves Local: Louise Gray
Producer Lisa Adams is a lover all goods that are made locally.  Louise Gray is a Minneapolis contemporary quilt company.  They pride themselves on fostering sustainable manufacturing practices and each design is handcrafted by an artisan here in Minneapolis. To reduce waste in production, they donate their scraps to other local companies...

Homes in Hudson

Homes in Hudson
Our Support Our Shops series has us in Hudson, Wisconsin.  The community is just about 15 minues away from St. Paul on the St. Croix River with almost 14,000 residents.  Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and EXP Realty show us some properties that your money can get you in Hudson.

Botox & Fillers

Botox & Fillers
If you look well rested, do you feel that way too?  Karla Bradley, a patient at Zel Skin and Laser Clinic in Edina says that with a bit of Botox and fillers, she not only looked refreshed, she felt it too. Call Zel Skin and Laser Clinic to schedule an appointment for Botox or filler by the end of April and get 15% off when you mention Twin...

Eggs Several Ways

Eggs Several Ways
The creator of So Happy You Like It, Jamie Preuss, highlights how to make eggs several different ways along with delicious breakfast sandwiches. Links: Over Easy Eggs Scrambled Eggs The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Drinks for Brunch with Drew

Drinks for Brunch with Drew
TCL Photographer and our “Office Mixologist” has put together some cocktails that are a little different than what you might normally reach for at brunch. Sea Breeze 1 part Vodka 2 parts Cranberry Juice 1 Ounce Grapefruit Juice Sunny Sunday 1 part Vodka 2 Parts Mango Juice 3 Parts Orange Juice Fill to top with Sparkling...

Support Our Shops: San Pedro Café

Support Our Shops: San Pedro Café
The town of Hudson, Wisconsin has been known for their Caribbean flavors for more than 20 years.  San Pedro Café is located on their historic mainstreet.  It’s a Caribbean-themed restaurant and bar sharing the flavors, culture, and pleasure of the Caribbean Sea.

Rock Elm Tavern

Rock Elm Tavern
Producer Lisa Adams is live at Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove.  They have recently just reopened it’s doors for the first time since having to close due to the pandemic.  Rock Elm Tavern is the perfect destination for brunch plans.

Outfits for Brunch

Stylist Amy Seeman shows us some looks that are perfect for your brunch outfit.  For more styling advice, follow Amy on Instagram @mamaseeman.  She also offers personal shopping services at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.  For more information, click here.

Moxie Malas Bracelets

Moxie Malas Bracelets
Mother’s Day is just 19 days away and if you still need a gift for mom, Moxie Malas bracelets might be just the thing.  It’s crystal bracelets offer peace, serenity, love and will help to calm her nerves. Twin Cities Live Deals: Click here to get the “Mama Needs a break Set” Moxie Malas bracelets for $36 (orig price $72) Click...

Pimento Relief Services

Pimento Relief Services
Tomme Beevas from Pimento Jamaican Kitchen has a new project to tell us about.  He now also runs Pimento Relief Services to help the people affected by the current unrest in the Twin Cities. Healing Streets is an initiative to promote much needed healing in the Black community. It is a series of public events across Minneapolis and Brooklyn...

Support our Shops: The Bees Knees

Support our Shops: The Bees Knees
We head across the St. Croix River to feature Hudson, Wisconsin.  Nestled in historic downtown Hudson, you’ll find an adorable gift shop called The Bees Knees. Get $10 off when you spend $50 when you mention Twin Cities Live through the end of April. Support our Shops is presented by Desrochers Realty Group.

New Beauty Products

New Beauty Products
There is always new beauty and hair products coming on the market.  Emily Loftiss, nationally known style and beauty expert, shows us a few products she thinks is worth buying. Sugarbear Gummies Vitamin to help stimulate hair growth Vegan & naturally flavored Available at Target or Amazon Hot Tools Signature Series One...

Bluff Creek Boutique

Bluff Creek Boutique
Downtown Shakopee has a brand new women’s clothing boutique.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich is at Bluff Creek Boutique checking out the clothes, purses, and accessories they have to offer. Grand Opening in Shakopee is tomorrow 4/17 at 10 am!

Local Hard Seltzers

Local Hard Seltzers
Twin Cities breweries are not only creating beer, they are also dabbling in hard seltzer waters.  Reporter Kelli Hanson has a roundup of some Minnesota made seltzers to sip in. Kelli featured: Bauhaus Brew Labs: Bolo Tin Whiskers Brewery: Gummy Bear Hydropower Hard Seltzer & Arnold Palmer Hyropower Hard Seltzer Wooden Hill...

Ask the Psychic

Ask the Psychic
Many people have questions for TCL resident psychic and medium Jodi Livon.  So, we put her in the hot seat to answer some of those questions. Spend a virtual evening with Jodi on April 22nd -  Everybody Must Get Stones!  

Char Turnips with Oyster Sauce

Char Turnips with Oyster Sauce
Yia Vang of Union Kitchen is bringing Hmong dishes to the Twin Cites area. He stopped by the TCL studio with some of his favorite. Try out this recipe at home! Char Turnips with Oyster Sauce  4-5 small green tip turnips cut in half 1 Tsp Chopped Garlic 1 Tsp Chooped Ginger 1 Tsp Chopped Lemongrass 3 Tsp Oyster Sauce 1  tsp...