“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
—Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and philosopher

“I would like best to be the robin just getting back to his old home; for it is brave and blithe and bonny that he is, and he is April to all of us in the far North.” —Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, American writer, ornithologist and folklorist

There’s a lot to celebrate this month, and this issue takes a closer look at travel, food and wine. Wherever you wander, whatever you offer at your table, cheers to February!

“No matter what we grow up to be (celebrity, rabbi, circus performer, tattoo artist), we all have that shared experience of school lunch.” —Lucy Shaeffer, author, page 50

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“You don’t have to be a professional to make someone happy. You just have to earnestly try your best.” —Anwen Eslinger, volunteer with For Goodness Cakes

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“Lake Minnetonka is the most amazing example of nature’s playground, and we have the most unique opportunity to witness a stunning shift of seasons here—from humid sunny skies to ice crystals forming on our eyebrows.” —Perris Deppa, page 18

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