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Thank you so much for your support of the Breath of Life Gala!

Enjoy the VIP content and be sure to share photos with the hashtag #mndakgala!

Don't forget to check back throughout the next two weeks as we add more great content!

Want a tasty beverage but not sure where to start? Celebrate the abundance of great local products by enjoying a delicious cocktail while getting in the mood to give! Learn how to make a comforting, seasonal take on the classic old fashioned cocktail with Tattersall Distilling. Patrick Orlopp is the MN/WI Territory Manager for Tattersall and always appreciates a delicious beverage. Tattersall Distilling was started in 2015 by two life-long friends, Dan and Jon. Five years later, Tattersall has a 45,000 square foot space in the Thorp Building in historic Northeast Minneapolis. Their portfolio has expanded beyond their original gin to include a total of 27 different products, and they are currently being distributed in 30 states.


Learn tips and tricks on how to arrange flowers at home. From selecting a vessel, to pro tips on working with flowers and finally, arranging flowers, Kyle and Elise from Spruce Flowers & Events will guide you through key steps in creating your own floral masterpieces at home!


Looking to pair beer with a favorite treat? Ross, taproom manager at Severance Brewing Co. in Sioux Falls, teaches us how to pair some seasonal and classic taps with delicious donuts! Severance Brewing Company™ provides those longing to sever ties from the norm - both in life and drink - unique and creative craft beers that are not confined to pre-defined guidelines and the inspiration to follow their passion. 

Need to know how to dress for a virtual gala? Anthony Chow from Bumberschute in Edina is here to guide you through looking your best from the waist up.


Create a beautiful, CFF-inspired shadow box to show off your gala photos! Avalon, who has CF, shows us how to make the perfect centerpiece to remind you of the mission of CFF.


Learn a fun, gala-worthy dance from the pros at LiRa Dance Theatre Company! LiRa Dance Theatre is the joining of choreographic voices  Lisa Conlin and Raena Rasmussen.  With Conlin's witty and thought provoking theatrics and stylized dance and Rasmussen's cutting edge and physically challenging contemporary choreography, the two test the waters for Sioux Falls First Professional Dance Theatre Company.

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Chef Louis Tufte strongly believes that cranberries are one of the most underrated fruits here in the Midwest. When Modist asked him to help develop a recipe using their award-winning New England Pale Ale, False Pattern, he knew exactly what he was going to do. Grab your cooking equipment, ingredients, and an extra can or two of False Pattern, and let’s bake a Cranberry Upside Down Cake!

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Charlie Brackney Love is the co-founder and creative director of HAUS Salon in Minneapolis, MN. Nominated as North American Hairstylist of the Year in 2017, he has led his team at HAUS to also be nominated as North American Hairstyling Team of the Year. HAUS salon was founded in 2011 and has won "Best Salon" in the Twin Cities, several times over. The Team at HAUS is ahead of the curve and values diversity, creativity and fun. Charlie has created 9 unique gala hairstyles that are easy to do on short or long hair.

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30 year skin care expert Nell Rueckl from Spot Spas is here to take years off our skin and show us how to look our best for an at-home gala and everyday life!

Check out this video from Ben Quam on how to make some fun drinks for tonight’s event! Ben is currently the Metro Market Manager for Surly, but has been in the bar/entertainment industry all around the Twin Cities. You’ve probably seen him DJ or bartend if you’ve been to The Exchange, Pour House (Spin), or Kierans.


Brenda Huh, personal stylist at Hammer Made, gives fashion tips for the men! Check in with Brenda as she shares some of the most versatile pieces to add to your wardrobe. Take these looks from work to dinner parties and galas! Brenda is a personal friend of this year’s Angela Warner Friend of the Foundation award winner Nikki Malnar

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Inbound BrewCo is a craft brewery and taproom in the North Loop of Minneapolis.. After opening in 2016, Inbound gained a reputation for producing remarkably high quality craft beer in a wide range of styles. The brewery began canning select beers in March of 2018 and now offers a well-rounded selection of flagship and seasonal styles. Join John and Jon from Inbound as they explore Rouge Sauvage - a wild fermented red ale, and Halucidation - a beer wine hybrid. These limited edition beers show the more eclectic side of Inbound's brewing.

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Join Chad and Jenni Greenway as they make the official custom cocktail of the Breath of Life Gala! The "Rosie Dream" is inspired by the 65 Roses story, and the flavors are perfect for a winter event. For this cocktail, you'll need Gray Duck Vodka (available at your local liquor store), cranberry juice, club soda, and fresh cranberries or a lime for garnish

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