Arts & Culture

The Festivities showroom in Minnetonka hosted a monthly Twin Cities Wedding & Event Professionals venue spotlight. Event planners, florists, caterers and other industry pros gathered to network and learn about other local businesses and venues.

You might recognize Abbey Holden’s work if you’re a fan of Lilly Pulitzer’s colorful clothing and accessories. Holden, who grew up in Deephaven, has worked on designs for Pulitzer.

Ralph Bashioum is a plastic surgeon by day and avid gardener and nurseryman by night, weekend—and just about any other time he can escape to his teeming yard. To Bashioum, the hobby is a pleasant respite and a natural extension of his day job.

Sue Hawkes, a natural entrepreneur since she started a business in fifth grade, has a passion for sharing her talents to help others achieve their best.

Spring ushers in all sorts of good things, especially budding trees and blooming flowers. But not all new plant life is necessarily good—take garlic mustard, for example.

For mom Kate Stevens, choosing childcare for her two young sons was no easy task. “We toured a number of different places, and I left a lot of them in tears,” Stevens says.

Tiffany Kokal spends hours behind a camera, but photography hasn’t always been her full-time job. She has always had a deep love of art but was working as a dental assistant when the photography bug bit.

Hopkins-based Strom Engineering Corporation has endowed Holy Family Catholic High School with a $100,000 donation to help build science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs (STEAM).

Every year, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce awards one member of the chamber community who goes above and beyond the typical duties of their work.

Like many of us who call Lake Minnetonka home, Beth Duyvejonck and Brian Kirkvold love living close to such a beautiful body of water.

Homeowners looking to improve their outdoor lighting might be surprised to learn that so few companies specialize in this area.

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