Around Town

ONLINE HED: Skin Therapease and Country Cupboard Create a Cookie That Nourishes the Skin

In my side job as a beauty blogger, I spend an embarrassing amount of time researching beauty trends, trying new products and experimenting with skincare and makeup.

It’s time once again to consider all your favorite things about the lake area and vote in our Best of Lake Minnetonka readers’choice  poll.

Metal casting art studios can be hard to come by, but Minnetonka Center for the Arts has its own little foundry. Creating one of these metal sculptures involves plaster and sand molds, wax sculptures, kilns at 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and an open-minded, flexible artist.

It’s hard to deny that education, whether it be traditional or unique, is the cornerstone to what makes us successful as people. Some of us gain that knowledge in the classroom. Some of us use travel to teach us what we need to know.

For the last six months, my husband Jack and I have been planning a trip to Europe.

Distressed wood floors, comfy leather seats and an open layout greet you when you enter Pique Travel Design, and there is not a brochure in sight. It’s travel done differently.

Sometimes a simple conversation is where it all starts. Consider the power of dialogue: It is where common interests are realized and relationships forged.