Arts & Culture

outdoor miniature train display

Michael Gilbertson’s All Aboard placed second in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

reading in the library

The National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Read Across America Day on March 2. The event is designed to help motivate kids to read, promote the joys of reading to students of all ages, and make all children feel valued and welcome.

remodeled Richard S. Davis house by Crystal Kitchen + Bath

When the Richard S. Davis house—commissioned by the eponymous curator cum director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA)—came on the market in 2002, Bob Nelson and his wife, Carolyn, didn’t think twice. “We didn’t even look at anything else.

Sharon Stillman, concierge at The Luxe Apartments at Ridgedale

Imagine hardly a work day goes by without someone prefacing a conversation with, “I know this may be a strange question …” For Sharon Stillman, that’s just another day at the office.

Counter space in livable enclosed trailer

Many of us found ourselves spending more time at home and missing travel in 2020.

Jodi Reeb

Hollie Blanchard, co-founder of Art Girls Mpls. says, “Why does this immediately transport me to Palm Springs? You, too?!

Foggy Dock on Crystal Bay

Looking to the north on Crystal Bay, Jace Dovolis, 13, captured Foggy Dock, the first-place winner in the Wildlife & Nature category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

Woman reading while snuggled with dog

This month’s recommendation is for the romantics! Jasmine Guillory has become the queen of contemporary romance, and her novels are delightful.

stack of vintage hard-sided luggage

Organizing is so much more than filling up well-labeled plastic bins. It can be both decorative and thematic. Use items you already have, and think outside the (plastic) box.

Jeff Verdoorn and Tyler Nelson

Charming lakeside town with boutique shopping, eclectic dining and quaint seasonal events seeks guests from near and far—sounds like a match in hospitality heaven.