img_0709Hello, and welcome to North & Dandy, a lifestyle blog that showcases the best that Minnesota has to offer — namely food, fashion, and all the fantastic people that make this state so great.

My name is Hamdi. I am 25 years old, a fashion enthusiast, a coffee/food geek, and live and work in Minneapolis. I moved to Minnesota from Florida 12 years ago and, over time, have fallen head over heels for the North Star state. Yes, the winters are rough, but only in Minnesota can people turn what traditionally has been survival apparel and turn it into the warm-yet-stylish, rugged, lumberjack-chic wardrobe that has taken the country (and my closet) by storm. It’s no secret that I am obsessed with flannels—but you’ll learn all about that (as well as my many other must-have, craves-of-the-moment) here on North & Dandy.


Speaking of the blog, this has been a long time coming. Since arriving in Minnesota, I have been fortunate enough to meet some amazing—and amazingly creative—people. They are the reason I’m here now, writing this: Their passion, drive, and dedication to their craft inspires me, and I’m confident it will inspire you, too.
That’s what you can count on from North & Dandy. Anything fresh and fun happening around the state is fair game, so please, feel free to reach out and let me know what’s happening in your part of Minnesota! I’m thrilled you’ve found my blog, and I can’t wait to share my discoveries with you.


Top Photo taken By Austin Dover (@dover.29)

Bottom photo taken by Katie Sura (@katiesura)