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All of the cover girls of the Minneapolis Magazine's SHOPS issue got together at Crave restaurant in Edina to eat and SHOP!!  6 of the most stylish women in town were featured on the cover of the September issue found on newsstands today!  I had so much fun with this shoot with Angie Wicka, Fundraiser;  Amelia Santaniello, Local newscaster; Sara Rogers, Trend specialist at the Mall of America;  Emma at Minneapolis Art Center and Me!  Shop NBC Host!
International Justice Mission is trying to gain support in the Child Protection Compact Act, which proposes $30 million dollars disseminated over a period of 3 years towards helping Children who are enslaved in Sexual Slavery to receive legal  help, passports and victim recovery efforts.  This money will go to train the necessary people in the cooperative countries.

Child Slavery is the 3rd biggest money maker in the world behind weapons and drug sales.

Children are sold by family members oftentimes and transported and sold to other countries for sexual slavery.  Sometimes families are told their child will be given an opportunity for education or for work, that isn't true.

These helpless victims often cannot speak the language, do not know the laws and are given drugs to force them to stay.

Both senator representatives today agreed that this topic must be addressed and are going to be reviewing the act and letting us know of their Senator's support in the next month.

Hopefully, our meeting will lead to saving some children's lives around the world.
Lord Fletchers was packed to see who would win the title of Miss Minnesota Tropic Beauty.  The girls met with the judges in an informal interview/meet and greet and my husband was thrilled to have been asked to be a judge as well!  (As you can imagine)  The women were clad in swimsuit and heels for the competition and all looked beautiful and in shape.  So many girls looked like Miss USA contenders that I just had to give my five cents about them thinking about entering a pageant in the future!  Above I'm with one of the judges, Tara Thatcher, a recent winner in a figure contest whom I recently judged--a very sweet newlywed!
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