Perfect Pairings: Pizza + Beer


Ahhh, pizza + beer. They go together like peanut butter + jelly, like Style-Architects + the North Loop, like Christina + stripes (to this day, the boss-lady hasn’t come by a stripe she doesn’t like). Sure, the Italians may argue for vino (and we’re certainly not knocking that pair), but the complementary flavors of a savory pie and a cold brew are hard to beat. And while we hate to pick favorites (they’re all winners in our book), we rounded up our top Twin Cities pizza + beer pairings that we’re deeming as “match(es) made in heaven”.


Punch Neapolitan Pizza

Best for: Dinner with girlfriends
Order this: The Toscana
Pair it with: Blanche de Bruxelles


Black Sheep

Best for: Group get-togethers
Order this: The #5
Pair it with: Steel Toe Provider



Best for: Family dinner night
Order this: Stuffed Pizza (no toppings needed)
Pair it with: Pryes Miraculum IPA

Pizzeria Lola

Best for: Date night
Order this: My Sha-Roni    
Pair it with: Bauhaus Stargrazer


Pizza Luce

Best for: Late night pizza cravings
Order this: The Blue Dog
Pair it with: Bent Paddle Bent Hop

Element Pizza    

Best for: Takeout
Order this: the Wind Pizza
Pair it with: Grain Belt Nordeast


Spring Travel Guide: Local Edition

Style-Architects Spring Travel Guide

Sunshine and blue skies must be major cause of wanderlust, because we're ready to get outside and explore. Whether it's for the weekend, a week, or a lengthier journey, pack right with a few of our fav suitcase stuffers. Don't worry though, homesickness isn't on the itinerary: most of these travel essentials are right around the corner, so you can stay local while going global.

Grab your friends, pack your {stylish} bags & hit the road: adventure awaits!

1. Martin Patrick 3 Toothbrush and Toothpaste 2. One Love Organics Dry Shampoo: Wilson and Willy's 3. Ray Ban Sunglasses 4. Hat: Filson 5. Grown Alchemist Facial Kit: Parc Boutique 6. Duluth Pack Tote: Wilson and Willy's 7. Fujifilm instant camera: Urban Outfitters 8. Leatherworks MN camera strap: Wilson and Willy's 9. Puma Sneakers: Madewell 10. Swing Trench: Everlane 11. Pouch: Askov Finlayson 12. Watch: Shinola 13. The Gentlewoman: Parc Boutique 

Ready, Set, Picnic!

National Picnic Day // SA

picnic {noun; pik-nik}:

1. a dining excursion with close friends

2. a midday escape from the office

3. a lovely way to enjoy Minneapolis

4. {see “soaking up the sun”}

It seems like there's a holiday for every little thing nowadays, but this is one we're definitely embracing. April 23rd is National Picnic Day and Minneapolis is full of sweet spots to embrace the crisp, spring temps. Plus, this 'gram-worthy holiday falls on a Thursday! Need we say more? Celebrate this Friday-eve and throw on your sunnies + light layers, grab some bubbly {darewesay "rosé?"} and get your snack on with your girls. Psst...but don't forget your camera. This city is pretty dreamy this time of year, don't you think?

1. Pendleton Blanket 2. Shinola Watch 3. Dolce Vita Sandals 4. Askov Finlayson Bag and Hat 5. Target Sunglasses 

Join us for a Madewell MOA x Style-Architects Collaboration!


Twin Cities folk, mark your calendars!

We are partnering with Madewell MOA to celebrate the release of their new spring line on Thursday, March 26. Join us from 6 - 9 p.m. at Madewell Mall of America for a fun night of drinks from Minnesota's own Prohibition Kombucha, an insider discount {25% off your purchase of $120 or more} and a chance to win a $100 giftcard!

It's no secret that we Minneapolis dwellers love our city. Prior to the event, Instagram a styled lay-down or a photo sporting your fav Madewell apparel somewhere in Minneapolis. Use the hashtag #MadewellinMPLS to see other local Madewell looks and to enter for a chance to win the $100 giftcard and to be featured on our feed! The contest winner will be announced on the Style-Architects Instagram next Thursday!

This event is open to all and we hope to see you there! Xx

Local Love: Beach Essentials

Style-Architects beach essentials

The temperatures are heating up and it's almost time to ditch the layers in favor of breezy fabrics, sun-kissed skin and weekends at the beach. Whether you're making a destination getaway or opting for a stay-cation, these locally made beach essentials will keep you looking Minnesota cool in the hot sun.

1. First things first. Protect your skin with a trustworthy UV defense. We recommend Skin Ceuticals Sunscreen from our friends at Blue Mercury

2. From stand-up paddleboarding to lounging on the sand, this high-waisted Hackwith Design House suit has you covered.

3. Keep your skin hydrated from the drying salt water with Elizabeth Dehn One Love Organics Vitamin D active moisture time release mist

4. What's a beach without a good read? Swing by Parc Boutique and pick up a copy of Frankie mag for a dose of inspiration and the latest in design, fashion, travel and music.

5. Slip into a new pair of flip-flops from Pumpz & Co.

6. Don't forget your shades! Wilson and Willy's carries everything from these crush-worthy Capital Eyewear sunglasses to home decor, like this fabulous Susan Connor Copper Linen Block Print Throw. 

7. Sport your Minnesota love while carrying all your beach essentials in this tote from Fidelis Co. {it also makes the perfect farmer's market pal}!

Last Minute Gift Guide: Local Edition

Holiday Gift Guide

Every year we convince ourselves that we are going to knock off our Holiday shopping well before the 23rd. But you left all your holiday shopping to the last minute. Again. Don't sweat it. We've pulled together a list of our favorite last-minute gift ideas to solve your procrastination problem in no time. The best part? Everything is from our very own hood making these gifts both unique and totally accessible!

Now don't just stand there, head on over to any of these brick and mortars to impress those special people in your life! Happy shopping!

Leather camera strap: Leatherworks from Wilson and Willy's. Earrings: Carrier Pigeon. Minneapolis Map Throw: Faribault Woolen Mills. North beanie: Askov Finlayson. Ring: Lily and Violet. iPhone Case: Woodchuck USA. Watch: Parc Boutique. Necklace: Tess + Tricia. Cereal Magazine: The Foundry Home Goods. Bottle Opener: Wilson and Willy's. Backpack: Shinola. Bowls: Wind and Willow Home. Candle: Forage Modern Workshop