Health & Wellness

Picnic Proposal

The Wayzata Library holds a lot of great stories, but the area in front of the local bibliothèque was the scene of a special love story.

As with any good tome, let’s start at the beginning:

Want to add more oomph to your ‘do? Look no further than the professionals at Sil‘Vie Hair Studio in Wayzata. Owner Sylvia Zderchuk wanted to incorporate a unique angle to her salon, so she became an expert in hair extensions.

When Paula Warford moved with her family to Wayzata last year, she quickly noticed something missing.

Last February, a concerned parent of two Orono students questioned the school district on what she thought was a lack of healthy foods on its lunch menu.

Suzi Forst never imagined it would be so hard to go bald. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I thought it would be the least of my concerns,” says Forst. “I don’t believe I was truly prepared for how much you associate your identity with your hair. It’s such a defining characteristic.

As fall gently slips into winter, the chilly weather may lessen the incentive to move anywhere besides your cozy couch.

Since October is National Women’s Health Month, we spoke with Dr. Andrea Messina, OBGYN, from the Park Nicollet Clinic in Minnetonka for a few healthy living tips to keep us fellow women out of the doctor’s office:

1. Intimidated by the heavy boat and yacht traffic on Lake Minnetonka during the summer? Try out the three-hour Fall Colors Kayak Tour at Gale Woods Farm. “It’s quiet and beautiful away from the summer rush,” says recreation specialist Michael Gottchalk.

Going to the spa or salon for a massage or a facial doesn’t just make you look good—it makes you feel good. And that’s what Pat Scherven, Laura Alwan, Karen Majewski and Roger Bolz all have in common: They’re all in the business of making people feel good about themselves.

Minnesotans pride themselves on never letting the weather get the best of them, so this month, relish in the date night (or day) possibilities available only during the frigid months of the year.

Mike Kratochwill’s interest in kiteboarding—or kiting—began in childhood, long before he was ever exposed to the thrill of flying one. “I read a book when I was young about a kid that took off with a kite, and I remember it being just this grand adventure,” he reminisces.