31 Days of Peace, Love and Ways to Win! Have you been entering every day? Think you’re a winner? Check out the winner’s list below and then check your email for further details from Minnetonka.
Congrats to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who has entered the Minnetonka Holiday Sweepstakes! Keep entering every day through December 26 for your chance to win a cozy new pair of mocs, boots or slippers to add to your Minnetonka collection.
Day 1: Women’s Chrissy Bootie – Alicia J. of Norfolk
Day 2: Kid’s Tramper Ankle Hi Boot – Linda G. of Christmas
Day 3: Men’s Double Bottom Fleece – Michael K. of Rahway
Day 4: Women’s 2-Layer Fringe Boots – Brittany D. of Seaman
Day 5: Boy’s Moc – Amy P. of Eagle Mountain
Day 6: Men’s Street Moc - Isaac A. of South Euclid
Day 7: Leopard Cally Slipper – Caity M. of Shelton
Day 8: Kid’s Charley Bootie – Jennie C. of Clarkston
Day 9: Men’s Sheepskin Hardsole Moccasin – Frances H. of Hickory
Day 10: Mukluk High – Brenda C. of Manitowoc
Thank you to everyone who entered the Minnetonka + Mill City Men Sweepstakes!
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Blogger Spotlight: Tana from Mom’s Best Network
What’s your Minnetonka story?
For as long as I can remember I have been a fan. Minnetonka is a brand that has stood the test of time! As a family we own at least 10 pairs of Minnetonkas…and our collection is growing!
What inspired you to start Mom’s Best Network?
I have been involved in product design and development for the past 10 years within the children’s and baby industry through my own apparel and accessory brand. Two years ago I had my fifth and final baby, at that point my life shifted I felt inspired to take a different course. With all the knowledge I had gained thus far as a mother to five children, as well as my product background, I really wanted to create something that would help and inspire others by connecting moms with moms, moms with brands, and encouraging mothers and women in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
I wanted to create a platform where I could help others by featuring inspiring content from inspiring women. With Mom’s Best we bring you the best in motherhood, lifestyle, business, fashion, design, and more.
Where do you find style inspiration for yourself (and your kids)?
I am inspired by classic and modern design and I love bright colors and patterns, but I still crave simplicity! I’m not so much into the latest trends. Those get old real fast!
One thing I have learned is there are no set rules. Don’t be afraid to combine the most unlikely of items because it just might look really good!
What are a few of your family’s favorite winter activities to do together?
Traditional Christmas tree cutting, ending with a hot dog roast and hot chocolate by the fire. Sledding, going to the movies and making yummy treats…especially marshmallow popcorn with dots candy!
All photos courtesy of Emily Egan Photography.
Meet Michael Dodes, founder of Mill City Men, a photographic journal of men’s street style and culture in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Minnetonka recently teamed up with Michael to create a lookbook of the men who live, work and play in their mocs.
What inspired you to start Mill City Men?
A few years ago, when quality, well-styled menswear became “a thing,” I realized that a lot of what I was seeing in WWD and coastal style blogs was already happening in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. I am blessed to be in an industry that is creative by nature, and saw that a lot of the men in my peer group literally looked like they walked off of those runways or out of those magazines.
I wanted to bring Minneapolis men’s style to the forefront and share it with the world and found that using real men was a far more engaging way to do so than seeing a model in an editorial. The name Mill City Men instantly popped into my head, and the blog was born.
Describe the style of a Mill City Man.
I don’t think there is a specific style aesthetic, it’s more of an attitude or “swagger” that can easily be recognized. The main telling of a Mill City Man is simply a confident guy who has already figured out his personal style. He knows what he looks good in and isn’t afraid to take a chance on trend. He cares for quality of his wardrobe, but wants to look effortless and classic.
There’s an easy, but utilitarian quality that is unique to menswear here, which is likely because of the climate we are in. The weather here allows MCM a huge variance in menswear, from sharp shorts walking down Nicollet in the summer to a puffer jacket playing hockey on Lake of the Isles in winter.
Whose style inspires you?
I wouldn’t say that I look to one specific person as a style icon. Much of what inspires me for my own style is simply utility (aka, I wear sweats every chance I get!). At this point in my life, I’ve already figured out a basic skeleton to what looks good on me, and then I throw in trendy stuff as it happens just to keep it fresh.
The men I feature on Mill City Men however, are far more stylish than I could ever hope to be! Case in point: my favorite outfit is skinny sweats from TopShop, a vintage Lion King crewneck and my Minnetonka Driving Mocs.
What are a few of your favorite places to go/things to do in Minneapolis/Saint Paul?
Whenever I have visitors from out of state, I bring them to Mill Ruins and Gold Medal Park. I absolutely love that area and think its a fantastic representation of the modern vibe of Minneapolis. I also really like the Tres Leches at French Meadow, any bento box from Obento-Ya and any drink made by Omar at The Bachelor Farmer (mainly the Vespar though).