When Huckberry invited me to join them on a trip to Minnesota, I was keen to say yes, but couldn't understand why they would choose that state to feature on their site. I am not the kind of person to turn down a travel opportunity, in fact I would gladly visit any state or city at least once, but I didn't think there would be much to see in the Northern mid-west state.
Although some of my predictions about the area were correct, I became more and more impressed with the pockets of urban culture that we discovered in and around Minneapolis. The Northern state is proving to be a hub for innovation, creativity & quality in a variety of boutiques & restaurants.
To put it in perspective, the trends seem to be influenced by folks who grew up in the area that moved away to places like New York & LA to pursue higher paying creative jobs & returned to their hometown and were able to afford a brick and mortar building with character at a low price point. This push has led to places opening like Wilson & Willy's, a trendy and polished boutique with handmade goods that are designed above the shop.