Health & Wellness

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

When Chicago girl Amie Carlson fell in love and got engaged to a Minnesota man, her father had only one request for the wedding. “My dad said that if we are going to have the wedding in Minnesota, he really wanted to have it on a lake,” says Carlson.

For the first time in a decade, the Minnetonka Yacht Club will host one of the region’s most prestigious regattas.

In early 2010, spring was approaching, and Parker Johnson—along with his mother, Jennifer Smith—was brainstorming in Wayzata. Spring sports season was starting, but Johnson didn’t feel any of sports at his school, Benilde-St. Margaret’s (BSM), were quite the right fit.

Minnesota is widely known to be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and there are probably just as many reasons why we love our amply shore-lined home, ranging from relaxing pleasure cruises to adrenaline-inducing waterskiing.

Looking for a little tan with your trim? This summer, al fresco services are back at Lili in Minnetonka.

The holiday season is notorious for decadent desserts and sweet treats. Diets are disregarded, and resolutions of healthy eating and exercise are made at the New Year but often don’t last long. For David Tolbert, however, this year brought a different story.

Finding your perfect summer spot is no easy task. Ideally, you want an outdoor setting that can please all the senses. Such a paradise isn’t far away.

Best Weekend Brunch: Sunsets
Runner-up: Pairings Food & Wine Market
Third place: Maynard’s

In the land of 10,000 lakes, there are also hundreds of golf courses. This summer, explore these five courses right here in our own backyard. Whether you’re a novice or experienced golfer, there’s a lake area course for you to enjoy.

Kiss your bad hair days goodbye! Thanks to a partnership with world-renowned hairstylist Oribe Canales, the Jon Charles Salon in Wayzata is one of two chains in the Twin Cities to carry the luxe Oribe Hair Care line.