Beth Bramstedt is a trained journalist who spent the last 25 years serving on the staff of a local non-profit. She is a world traveler, loyal friend, fan of country music, and mother of boys, who strives to see the world with the heart of a pastor and the eyes of a storyteller.

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Women Who Ride: Mary Brown

Local bikers experience what the rest of us only fantasize about. photos by Keith Borgmeyer Mary Brown is a self-proclaimed tomboy, risk-taker, and daddy’s girl, and she grew up around machines. If it had wheels, she drove it or admired it — everything from motorcycles to four-wheelers to muscle cars. She tagged along with her […]

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Fun in the Sun

Coastal-inspired accessories for your next trip to the beach. Photos by Keith Borgmeyer. Modeled by Gui Sapi, Kristin Gadsden, Niamh Cremin, and Kennedy Robinson Splish Splash Did someone say vacation? Head from the beach to the cocktail bar in an Elan lace cover-up, accented with a straw hat and retro pop sunglasses from Kelly Fields […]

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The Sweet Life

Nothing says summer like berry-filled dishes and a glass of strawberry wine. photos taken at Blue Shepherd Farm by Keith Borgmeyer   Got your heart set on BBQ? Stop at Hoss’s Market for some hickory smoked ribs and chicken wings. Pair them with chips, peach salsa, and a glass of Blackberry Blueberry Sweet Wine from […]

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Day in the Life: Aaron Dolan

Creating a Sense of Place. by Beth Bramstedt | photos by Kim Wade When designer Aaron Dolan heads to work, he could be ordering a sofa, designing a mobile pet spa, outfitting an MU tailgate party bus, or conducting a sorority house redesign from scratch. “I like the adrenaline rush of it all,” Aaron says. […]

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Shelf Life: The Journey to Unclutter My Life

A Paris-inspired transformation. by Beth Bramstedt It was the fall of 2014 and I found myself amidst a season of transition. My normally stable life was shifting beneath my feet. I had turned 45, sent my youngest son off to college, and was wrestling with unwanted changes in my role at work. I felt sad […]

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