Local Photographer’s BWCA Image Goes to the Smithsonian

Through the years, we’ve been honored to carry photos from Radiant Spirit Gallery at our retail store in Canal Park. The work by Dawn LaPointe has always impressed our customers. It seems that the world has noticed what we’ve known all along; Dawn’s image is going to be featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. starting in September!

Congratulations, Dawn & Radiant Spirit Gallery!

You can see more of their work at their website: http://www.radiantspiritgallery.com/

See the image (taken in the BWCA) below:

"Sunset Paddle," the Image to Be Featured, by Dawn LaPointe of Radiant Spirit Gallery.

“Sunset Paddle,” the Image to Be Featured, by Dawn LaPointe of Radiant Spirit Gallery.

Apostle Island Ice Caves on Lake Superior

This winter has been a cold one. Minnesota, and our neighbor, Wisconsin, have been making national news. One story has caused tens of thousands of people to flock to the shoreline of the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior in Wisconsin, about 45 minutes from our factory in Duluth, MN.

These caves are often hiked atop and kayaked through in the warmer months. This winter, they have frozen over and the previously splashing water caused icicles and interesting ice formations.

Here, Esquire magazine covers the phenomenon.

One of our team-members took a trip down to check them out this weekend. Fortunately she went very early and it wasn’t too crowded!

If you’re nearby (or up for a trip!) go check it out. It’ll require a few miles hike, but it’s worth it! Pro-tip: get there as early as possible. Especially if it’s a weekend (9:30AM by the latest).

Have you been there yet? What did you think?


What We Wear: Leather Lakewalk Tote

Our new Leather Lakewalk Tote is a ruggedly beautiful bag. It’ll be your go-to handbag for years to come. Here, we’ve paired it with a sporty-chic outfit. Add a gray turtleneck sweater and some warm Smartwool¬© socks and you’ll be set for a winter day out-and-about.

Style Board for the Leather Lakewalk Tote

Style Board for the Leather Lakewalk Tote

Hat: Smartwool Beanie
Coat: Zara Wool Coat
Jeans: Levis
Scarf: Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Sunglasses: Warby Parker Quimby
Tennis: Merrell Barefoot Runners