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Cool Guy Clothes at Prana on 50th.

November 17, 2012

 Pamela Diedrich at

In the southwest metro we hike,  bike, run, dance and wear lots of performance pants. Just when you think 50th and France would burst its Lycra seams in active wear stores, another one opens its doors.

Prana set up shop a few doors down from Title Nine, but caters to the Y chromosome (as well as the X).

Curious, I browsed the grand opening last night and learned this place has a lots of “cool guy” clothes.

Who is the target market or ideal poster child?”  I wondered, as I poked around the reclaimed wood clad, loft-like space.

 “Brad Pitt?  Nah.  Definitely not  dorky Chanel Brad,  but maybe facial-hair Brad…”

A little more poking and I changed my mind.   I learned it was the CEO I unknowingly asked to help me find a size.  CEO in the house? -Nice- A refreshing hands-on approach for a national brand.

I see. This place is more for the “real guy;”  one would shovel his own driveway (bye-bye Brad) smoke his own ribs or maybe grow tomatoes, and would definitely run the lakes in January.

I texted hubby…thinking he should meet me in five– but he of texted me back stating I took every set of car keys.  Oops.   So shopped for me:)   Score: winter powder parka jacket, black jellyfish tee, tank top and a truffle. (to-go)

Back to the “Y.”  Prana had  lots of lined denim  and good “guy gear” -like those hiking pants that zip off at the knee and become shorts.  Also- outerwear that looks ruggedly handsome, but not too Dinty Moore.

It will be nice to have a “real guy” option in the hood.

And YES gals ) …lots of ladies performance pants.  They seem to be  of the “quality machine-wash gentle, hang to dry” sort,  but with  prices that don’t necessarily hang you out to dry.

Shop Here 

 Pamela Diedrich at

Dramatic Holiday Stroll at 50th and France Edina.

December 9, 2011

Camba Collection Kristin Krull

Three weeks before Thanksgiving, my evergreens were already accessorized.  Their tiny lights were ready to twinkle, but I made them wait until late November to shine.  (It was hard to resist!)

Now that the trees are all decked out, it’s time to accessorize ourselves for the holidays.Come get your glam on at Drama, a Boutique 11am-4pm on Saturday December 10th.
Drama is known for its selection of beautiful, handmade, local jewelry is hosting a Holiday Jewelry Bazaar.  Five of the boutique’s hottest local designers will be on site showing extensive collections while boutique owners, Courtney & Brynn, offer complimentary gift wrapping, cider and sweet treats.  The event coincides with 50th & France’s Holiday Stroll event, so the area will feature traditional carollers and of course, the best Christmas accessory ever…lots and lots of little lights!  (confession: my backyard lights were lit EARLY November.)
Featured designers include:
ROX by Robin Robinson:
CAMBA by Kristin Krull:
Dramas does so much more than accesories. Peruse my Patch Article and then browse the boutique in person for beautiful baubles, blazers, bags and more.  DRAMA as featured in Patch.

Finding the Perfect Fitting Bra / video.

October 7, 2010

How do you know if you have the perfect fitting bra?  

Well… upon closure of the last hook and eye you should hear HALLELUJAHS in your head. If you don’t, the fit of your bra is probably blah.   

A great fitting wardrobe starts with basic foundations.  As we sorted though Jennifer’s closet last week, we didn’t bother fitting her existing clothes, until we found the perfect fitting bra.

 We headed to La Bratique at 50th and France in search of assistance. La Bratique is a professional bra fitting service showcasing premium everyday bras, and undergarments. Owner Tracy Anderson takes the guess-work out of fit, size and style during her 40 minute complimentary fitting appointments.

While our time with Tracy was both enlightening & enjoyable, the result was divine. As Jennifer emerged from the fitting room – we heard the hallelujahs.  (Friend, Catharine and I half expected to see rainbows, butterflies & Bambi in the mirror with Jennifer’s reflection.) 

A great fitting bra produces a great looking silhouette.  Some would say it is the most important garment we put on each day. This is one of those items of clothing you should invest in…and get a great Hallelujah Chorus to boot.  

Thank you for your expertise Tracy. 

La Bratique 5007 France Avenue S, Ste.1 (2nd floor)
Minneapolis, MN 55410

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