Everything old is new again. Which is to say, kids these days sure love tie-dye. It’s more monochromatic now than you might remember, but the trend is everywhere, from sweatpants and face masks to planners and phone cases. In fact, Glamour declared tie-dye “officially the biggest trend of the year.” Who are we to argue?
“I’m a fourth generation farmer, second generation Navy fighter pilot, and first generation distiller.”
– Christian Myrah
Christian Myrah was eager to return to his family farm following his service in the War in Afghanistan. The first Myrahs began tilling the soil of southeastern Minnesota back in the 1850s. They are not the sort of people who buck tradition.
Just over a year ago, a unique new shop opened on Minnehaha Avenue. What makes it unique is its singular purpose: Fractal Cactus is a plant store specializing in cacti and succulents, and cacti and succulents only. That’s right – you’ll only find beautiful desert specimens at this charming South Minneapolis boutique. Decorated with local art, Fractal Cactus is a miniature oasis (particularly when compared to the blustery chill of a Minnesota winter).
Style adventure. Passion for good.
Jill Shea and Laura Polanski began working together in retail fashion long before opening the doors to their first Leela & Lavender. Some of their duties, like traveling abroad and attending fashion shows, were as glamorous as you might imagine. Others, such as sourcing inventory and business planning, may not have involved runways but were important nonetheless.