A champion of local darlings, I am thrilled to kick off my column – Local Loves with Foxglove Market + Studio.
I am excited to share some of my faves in the place I call home – Minnesota. The local cup overflows with passion, creativity, authenticity and quite simply some of the coolest people, places and things. I hope you enjoy discovering these gems too!
Meet Christine. Founder + Curator. Foxglove Market + Studio.
Christine, who can do and make do with just about anything, is generous with easy-to-make ideas that celebrate day-to-day practicality and special occasions. Her methods are simple, her materials are basic and the results are always genius. A forager by nature, with abundant merchandising and styling experience, Christine has as much of an instinct for gathering objects with character as she has for displaying and repurposing them.
When she and her husband sold their farm (featured in Country Living) and moved to the city, Christine held onto that wholesome homegrown authenticity. Part of the compelling nature of Foxglove is how she puts a fresh, modern spin on that honest, folksy vibe. I was instantly hooked.
To know Foxglove Market + Studio is to know founder + curator, Christine.
A little Q&A with Christine…
What is the favorite trend you are seeing right now? Sustainability.
What is your current color crush? Navy. Denim.
When you were 8, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? I couldn’t remember so I asked my sister (who remembers EVERYTHING!) and she claims I wanted to be a baker. I even had a chef hat!
If you could get on a plane and go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? Cuba.
What book are you currently reading? Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking…because I’m an introvert running a retail store!
What is the last song you downloaded? Wanna Rock and Roll by Ray Wylie Hubbard.
What is your favorite gem in the Twin Cities? Ngon Vietnamese Bistro on University in St. Paul.
I am notorious for my bucket list – what’s on the top of yours? Top of the list: to visit all 50 states. (Well, secretly, my #1 is to dance with Derek Hough but am too embarrassed to admit it!) I love this!
What’s next for Foxglove Market + Studio? I am planning to continue growth on the local flowers side of my business. I love working with flowers and encouraging new flower farmers to jump on board! Find out more about my flowers and buy local philosophy here.
This or That::
Bright colors or neutral tones? I have always been a bright colors girl but have recently been transitioning to neutral tones.
Paper or eBoook? Paper!
Sky dive or scuba dive? Sky dive.
Classic or modern? Modern.
Grammys or Oscars? Oscars
Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.
Cake or pie? Silly question. Pie of course! (My former blog was Pies and Aprons.)
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Paint or wallpaper? Paint
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram