September 2019

Time to refresh your wardrobe? Our fall style issue is full of inspiration, from our vintage fashion shoot at The Golden Rule to eyeglass inspo at Ridgedale’s new Eyebobs outpost. You’ll find stories on local jewelry and a new salon, too.

The Minnetonka Center for the Arts hosted a fundraiser with boathouse tours led by the author and photographer of Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka.

 

For its monthly venue spotlight in May, the Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals group visited Minnetonka Orchards. TCWEP helps wedding- and event-related businesses network; each month around 100 professionals attend the spotlight. 

 
U.S. Bank Stadium, the home stadium of the Minnesota Vikings

Take your pick - Lynx, Timberwolves, Twins, United FC, Vikings and Wild. And that's just the pro sports teams in Minnesota.

 
The American Museum of Asmat Art

The Twin Cities offer a broad stroke selection of art museums.

 
A performance of "Dirty Business" at History Theatre in St. Paul

There are more than 200 theater venues in the Twin Cities featuring plays, musicals, comedy, improv and more.

 
Sailboats float in the harbor at Wayzata Bay as a storm approaches Lake Minnetonka.

Mark Arnold's shot of Wayzata Bay took second place in the City Landmarks category in our 2018 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

 
A boy climbs a rock wall at the St. David's Center Get Out and Grow fall festival.

Enjoy our early-fall weather outdoors this month with St. David’s Center’s 13th annual Get Out and Grow fall festival on September 28.

 
A personal trainer helps a man work out at Fitspace Wayzata, a no membership model fitness club.

Fitspace Wayzata offers a no-membership model for wellness.

 
A group of women do the yoga pose Tadasana, or mountain pose, to center their spirits.

Amid transition, use a yoga pose to center your spirit.

 
Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" opened on top of the charts worldwide.

 
Montenidoli vernaccia di San Gimignano

Montenidoli makes a wonderful vernaccia di San Gimignano.

 
"Daisy Jones & The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

"Daisy Jones & The Six" is one of the more buzzed about fiction books of 2019 and fully delivers on the hype it has received.

 
A woman sitting at a computer holds her head in her hands after making a mistake.

How can we get better at admitting we’re wrong?

 
A family fishes on a lake while on vacation.

You don’t have to give up your beauty routine while you’re on the road.

 
Twin Cities Instagram foodie Lyuba Ellingson, aka @pastrysnobmsp, samples some of the Lake Minnetonka area's best desserts.

Local Instagram foodie @pastrysnobmsp takes us to her favorite sweet spots around Lake Minnetonka.

 
Joey Nova's Chef Gary Ezell and his employees review orders in the back kitchen.

Joey Nova's chef Gary Ezell takes care of his employees and beyond—wrapping his community up in love and comfort food.

 
A model shows off fall fashion picks from The Golden Rule in Excelsior.

Jump into the fall fashion season with inspiration from the style experts at The Golden Rule in Excelsior.

 
A wooden boat at the Real Runabouts Rendezvous, an event hosted by the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Club.

Drop anchor at the 44th annual Real Runabouts Rendezvous to see some of the country’s finest wooden watercraft.

 
Jim Koktavy, founder of Root Salon in Wayzata.

New Wayzata salon focuses on honesty to guide clients to what they’re really looking for.

 
Bracelets from farahbean, a natural jewelry company founded in Minnesota.

Unusual combinations of beautiful natural materials are the hallmark of local jewelry biz farahbean.

 
A fitness class at Vibe Dance and Fitness, a boutique dance studio in Minnetonka

National and international dance champion Cortney Colich knew she had a great idea: create a dance studio that blends dance and fitness.

 
A customer models a pair of eyeglasses from Eyebobs at Ridgedale Mall

Twin Cities eyewear shop expands to Ridgedale with customized specs.

 
Organic flowers from Fiddles and Fronds, a florist in Spring Park.

Susan Snegosky runs Fiddles and Fronds, an organic florist business, out of her Spring Park home.

 
An autumn coralroot orchid, cousin to the lady's slipper, the Minnesota state flower.

The Minnesota state flower, the lady’s slipper, is an orchid. Columnist Anne Marie Ruff Grewal ruminates on another woodland orchid.

 
A mason jar salad, one of many ways to spice up your bag lunch suggested by MasterChef Junior contestant Ariana Feygin

Former "MasterChef Junior" contestant Ariana Feygin offers up tips for taking your lunch to the next level.

 
Bread and peppers covered in dips from Darling Pickle Dips

Darling Pickle Dips are all made with pickled vegetables, cream cheese and white beans.