Global Lookbook: Le Petit Monde de Julie

Julie from Le Petit Monde de Julie
Location: Montpellier, quartier Antigone

Minnetonka’s iconic footwear has been seen around the world since 1946. Last month we launched our latest lookbook featuring the #MyMinnetonka style of 10 bloggers. Today we spotlight the Minnetonka style of Julie from Le Petit Monde de Julie!

See. The historical center of Montpellier, for its beautiful architecture.

Eat. Sicilia Beach is a Sicilian restaurant that makes the best pizzas in the world!

Go. The Jean Jaures Place in the middle of Montpellier is a great place to meet with friends.

Shop. The open-air shopping mall Odysseum, is a fun place to shop with so many of my favorite stores.

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in France here.

Featured Product: Double Fringe Tramper Boot

Global Lookbook: Chaloth

Charlotte from Chaloth
Location: The Royal Dramatic Theatre – Stockholm, Sweden

Charlotte of Chaloth styled the Kilty Moc for our Global Lookbook using the iconic backdrop of The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden.  Here she shares with us her favorite places to visit when in Stockholm!

Do.  There are many things I like to do in my free time in the city but mostly I love to go shopping or to just take a stroll around “Djurgården.”  The nature in the middle of the city is amazing and I especially love to go for a stroll in the fall.

See. Stockholm is a beautiful city and it’s hard to just pick one destination but I would say that it’s definitely a must-see to boat out to the archipelago. Since Stockholm is pretty much surrounded by water, it’s really beautiful in the summer.

Eat.  With no doubt Trattorian at Kungsholmen they have the best food! And also have a beautiful and really cozy environment.

Shop.  Östermalm, “Bibliotekstan” has all the best brands – like By Malene Birger, Stella McCartney and Filippa K and high street stores like Cos and & Other Stories.

Featured Product: Kilty Suede Moc

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in Sweden here.

Global Lookbook: Yasuko’s B-kyu Zukan

Yasuko from Yasuko’s B-kyu Zukan
Location: Ryogoku & Asakusa - Tokyo, Japan

We recently collaborated with the always fashionable Japanese illustrator Yasuko for our first-ever Global Lookbook!  Check out Yasuko’s favorite places to visit in Tokyo below (especially her great restaurant recommendations!) and see more of her #MyMinnetonka style featured in our latest lookbook.

Do. The excursion cruise on Sumida river is very fun! If you want to keep it casual, you can try it by water-bus. For a little bit more of an upscale experience, you can go cruising on Yakatabune, a traditional Japanese houseboat. Also the cruise on Tokyo Bay is very nice, you can enjoy delicious French cuisine and the beautiful skyline of Tokyo!

See. Asakusa is the old downtown of Tokyo. It’s the most popular spot for visitors from overseas. And Omotesando has great mixture of the latest fashion and culture. Both spots are must see destinations!

Eat. My current favorites are these three restaurants. Sanbyakuya in Shinsen, their Intestine BBQ is the best. Shanghai-xiaochi in Shinjuku has eclectic vibe and delicious Chinese food. For girls night out, I like Benoit in Aoyama which is produced by Alain Ducasse.

Go. Mount Takao! Tokyo is not only shopping and restaurants. After a hike, you can enjoy delicious Japanese at Ukai-Toriyama.

Shop. Shinjuku Isetan! It’s a wonderland for those who love to shop!

Featured Product:  Moosehide Driving Moc

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in Japan here.

Global Lookbook: Our Style Kenya

Joy from Our Style Kenya
Location: Arboretum, a beautiful park in Nairobi, Kenya

Minnetonka’s iconic footwear has been seen around the world since 1946. This month we launched a new lookbook featuring the global Minnetonka style of 10 bloggers.

Joy of Our Style Kenya styled a pair of Double Fringe Side Zip Boots for the lookbook and today shares with us a few of her favorite things to do and see when in Nairobi.

Do. I love camping and hiking. Naivasha has some of the best campsites where you can camp in actual tents and build fires. Not “hotel” camping!

See. Diani and Kilifi. They are in the coastal areas. The beaches are clean and white. The water is so blue you feel as though you are in a postcard.

Eat. I’m a foodie so anywhere with great food is perfect for me. But I am obsessed with seafood. My favourite sushi restaurant has to be Furosato.

Go. Naivasha. If you are in Kenya that is the place to go. There is an area called Hells Gate - the scenery is breath taking!

Shop. It varies. I shop everywhere. In stores and in secondhand markets. But secondhand markets are my favourite and Gikomba is the best when it comes to secondhand markets. And when I save money on clothes I spend the rest of my money on shoes!

Featured Product: Double Fringe Side Zip Boot

Shop your favorite Minnetonka styles in Kenya and South Africa here.

Me to We Student Spotlight: Gabriela Hennes

Last year, Gabby discovered the issue that she cared about – Clean Water. She learned in Social Studies class that the lack of clean water in Africa was a really big problem, that 40% of people living there did not have access to clean water, and that 1 in 10 people in the world lacked access. This was shocking for Gabby, and she decided to do something to change this.

Gabby and her friend, Katie Amdahl, started a fundraiser with Free The Children to raise money for Clean Water in Africa last school year. She created a personal fundraising page and posted the link over Facebook. And reached out to her friends and family over social media.

She has brought this initiative to her whole school, and they are continuing to fundraise by doing a variety of initiatives including selling scratch-off tickets, calling local businesses to donate prizes, hats days and dress down days. So far they have raised over $900!

In addition to supporting Free The Children’s projects overseas, as part of the South Junior High student council, Gabby has also helped raise money for Pennies for Patients, raised $3700 for cancer research, collected about 70 grocery boxes for their local food shelf.

How are you making a difference in your community?  This November Minnetonka is celebrating the Month of Meaning. For every photo shared showing how you create meaning in your community, Minnetonka will donate $1 towards building a rain catchment system with Me to We in Marialapa, Haiti. Click here to learn more!