POSTED Tuesday, February 18

Join community members and local celebs this Thursday, Feb. 20, for Sizzle for a Cause, a local chef competition to have fun and raise funds for ICA Food Shelf. A the second-annual event, five local restaurant chefs and one amateur will compete for the title and the coveted Golden Cleaver Award.

POSTED Tuesday, February 11
Trunk Bay, St. John's Virgin Island

Though the sun may be shining today, it's not quite beating the chill out of the air. We've been neck-deep in chilly temps, blustery winds and snowy storms for so long now, I can barely remember what it feels like to not wear long underwear under my jeans. I assume you're all feeling the same.

POSTED Wednesday, February 5

Since 1984, Minnesotans have made their way to Lake Minnetonka for the unique frozen golf event, the Chilly Open to celebrate the winter season. This year’s theme is the Olympics, so dress up like your favorite athlete and grab your friends and family to enjoy all the food, fun and frozen festivities on Saturday, Feb. 8.

POSTED Tuesday, January 28

While most people dread the gray, slushy weather that this month brings, I’ve always loved February for a selfish reason: It’s my birthday month! Along with celebrating for the entire three and a half-ish weeks, I usually try to pamper myself in some way. My side job as a beauty blogger reminds me to do something unique that makes me feel like I’m taking good care of myself—pedicure, a massage or a facial.

POSTED Tuesday, January 21
Flurry Scurry 5K Fun Run

While we all may be feeling the wrath of the Polar Vortex, as Minnesotans, we can't be contained! Beat the wintery weather this weekend by attending The North American Pond Hockey Tournament and participating in the Flurry Scurry 5K Family Fun Run

POSTED Tuesday, January 14
Twlia Dang and Natalie Hagemo

We at Lake Minnetonka Magazine are proud to announce that Twila Dang and Natalie Hagemo, local bloggers and co-hosts of Pop Life on MyTalk 107.1, will be hosting the 2014 Best of Lake Minnetonka event on Thursday, Feb. 13. 

POSTED Monday, January 6
Fusion Lifespa

Stuck in a life rut now that the holiday
season is over? Worried about how you’ll meet your resolutions or how to make
sure they stick all year round?

Enter Fusion Lifespa, one of my favorite
holistic spas in the lake area. As par of the new year, they’ve recently added
a Personal Health Coach to their already-packed-with-holistic-healers staff.

POSTED Tuesday, December 31
Goodnight Little Me

Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the iconic Harry Potter series, brings her sense of magic and wonder to a new personalized bedtime story. In collaboration with I See Me! co-founders Maia and Allan Haag (featured in our January issue, hitting your mailboxes this week!), and author Jennifer Dewing, GrandPré co-released Goodnight Little Me in November 2013.

POSTED Tuesday, December 17
Blith and Bonny Grapefruit Eco Dish Soap

Raise your hand if you're still doing your holiday shopping (guilty!). The good news? Excelsior's Fleurish is making that last-minute gifting easier and more fun with tips, tricks and treats when you stop in the store this weekend.

A gift shop that's been in the Lake Minnetonka area since 2007, Fleurish moved from Wayzata to Excelsior this past spring. It's stocked with one-of-kind and locally made items, making it a gem of the lake area. 

POSTED Tuesday, December 10
Christmas Card

Tis the season... to send out all your holiday cards! And in the spirit of the season (and of Christmas Card Day, which was just yesterday!), I spoke with Marilyn Pentel, Owner and Creator of Mannerly Manners in Minnestrisa, to find out a little more about card-sending etiquette in the digital age. 

Marilyn's Top Five Tips for Holiday Card Sending