February 2012

Artists | Salons & Spas

Andrew Johnson moved to the lake area last year and while getting accustomed to his new surroundings, began to enjoy the creek that runs behind his Orono home.


How often do you order dessert when dining out? Not one to share for the table but one just for you? Probably not often enough, considering the bounty of luscious local temptations. The next time you’re out for the evening, don’t just save room for dessert—consider dessert the main event.


Created to promote fun and safe snowmobiling, the Westonka Snoblazers snowmobile club brings together a diverse group of riders and their families to enjoy a fun outdoor winter activity.



Beth Novak loves metal—particularly copper and sterling silver. From necklaces and earrings to rings, Novak manipulates and ultimately marries these two elements in unique and creative ways.


The Country Cupboard Cake + Café is always humming with activity, but none more so than when there are wedding cakes to be made.


Though Lake Minnetonka is known for its beautiful homes, some owners can think of a certain space that needs a just little more vitality. Or a little more moxie. Or a little more something.


It isn’t the money. It isn’t the status. It isn’t the vacation. But for four generations of the Kokesh and Kraemer families, owning and operating hardware and general stores has been the kin’s vocation.


Lili // 5757 Sanibel Dr. Ste. 1, Minnetonka; 952.935.5000

Treatment:  Sugaring


After Alex Augustine and Emily Martin discovered brides were limited when it came to quality headpieces, they put their backgrounds in fashion and costuming, and founded Brides Head Revisited, a line of handcrafted veils and hair accessories.


Love them or hate them, cats are known for sassy behavior and pestering their owners for attention. The pestering is what inspired self-described cat lover and local author Kevin R.


Unlike other charity organizations that focus on one issue, The Caring Effect connects people to volunteer organizations by spotlighting a different issue affecting the community each month.


From the proposal to the I do’s, the bride and groom can have very different perspectives when it comes to planning for the big day.


Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music

Feb. 7–25
Presented by Minnetonka High School, this romantic comedy centers around Eve, the aunt of novice nun Catherine who comes for a visit after being kicked out of the convent.


Every little girl dreams of having her own fairytale wedding, and thanks to owner Marie Suchy and the team at Posh Bridal, that dream is now a little closer for brides near Lake Minnetonka.