Arts & Culture

Boats and Rainbows

The Wayzata Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka serves as the striking backdrop for Boats and Rainbows, which was taken by Cat Parker and placed first in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

Lauren Taylor of Shorewood

Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. But, like many other situations, the pandemic has changed the way students find their perfect university.

Evan Abrahamson painting from series: Eulogy for Beauty

“I used to dream about opening a floral shop with vintage curated clothing,” says Art Girls co-founder Hollie Gaines. “For me, it was a recipe crafted with aromatic scents and a sweet nod to creating a signature style. This oil painting stopped me in my tracks.

Float Plan

Anyone who’s missed traveling will enjoy vicariously exploring the Caribbean through the pages of this novel. Float Plan’s heroine, Anna, struggled with grief since the death of her fiancé and desperately needs a change.

reading Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson

Do you have a favorite quote from a book? Are there words that you can read over and over and still find fresh layers of meaning? Recently, I found myself drawn back to words written by E. B. White (Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little).

cabin-friendly plants

Cabin owners know the drill. Head up (or over) to the lake in springtime for opening, plant the garden beds and flower boxes, return home and hope for the best.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

In honor of this month’s “Best of” theme, this book is one of the best breakout novels of the last decade. Breakout usually refers to a book from an author who’s been publishing for years that finally hits it big.

Big Brown Eyes by Mound resident Ann Beadle-Reinitz

Guess who won first place in the Pets category of Lens on Lake Minnetonka, our annual photo contest? Big Brown Eyes by Mound resident Ann Beadle-Reinitz, and it’s not difficult to see why.

Angelina Amerigo

As the Miss Minnesota competition gears up for the week of June 20–26, there will be a familiar local face vying for the crown—Angelina Amerigo, 20 (otherwise known as Miss Heart of the Lakes).

painted brick on exterior of house

At this stage of the pandemic, a fair amount of homeowners have given the interiors of their homes a glow-up, a redo, a transformation—call it what you will. But all that effort begs the question—now what?

Johnathan McCastle

After a decade in the industry, professional barber Johnathan McCastle brings skills and experience to his Minnetonka shop, The Top Shave Lounge. Sure, there are the usual perks involved in a traditional shave or haircut experience.

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