August 2018 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

In the August issue we're catching up wtih the class of 2019 to chat about their passions and dreams.

This adorable and summery photo won the Readers’ Choice award in our 2017 Lens on Lake Minnetonka contest. We talked with photographer Kristyn Hewitt about this patriotic little cutie.

Tell us about the subject of this photo.


Veteran chef Lenny Russo has six James Beard nominations and a 14-year run at the helm of St. Paul’s Heartland under his belt.


In the musical Newsies—now playing at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT)—Les Jacobs is an almost-10-year-old boy whose older brother, David, and another newsboy, Jack, are involved in a strike against a powerful new


Each year for our Prep Elite feature, we ask local high school faculty and administrators to nominate students who are exemplary in academics, sports, volunteerism, the arts, or other areas of their lives. We’re never disappointed.


If you’ve ever watched an episode of MasterChef Junior on Fox, the youth cooking competition hosted by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, you’ve likely wondered: How can those kids be so nice to each other? They’re competing for $100,000!


The animals at Long Lake’s Spring Farm Sanctuary look happy. But behind their loving eyes are heart-wrenching stories of past abuse, neglect and the horrors of factory farming.


Scott Harrison was born and raised in Minnetonka, but he now lives nearly 1,100 miles south. For the last year and a half, he's been the owner of the Collina Plantation Inn, a three-room bed-and-breakfast in Port Gibson, Mississippi.


Your bags are packed. Your tickets are in hand. Your itinerary is scheduled. For most of us, traveling abroad is exciting, and if it’s the first time, it’s a particularly special event.


This spring, an unconventional beauty store opened at Ridgedale Center. The vibe is decidedly Generation Z—a far cry from the department store beauty counter of yesteryear.


Does the idea of going an hour without your phone fill you with dread or joy? What about an hour without sensation?


Applying to college is an exciting time, but it’s far from stress-free. With increasingly competitive admissions rates and rising costs of tuition, it’s understandable if your junior or senior is feeling anxious—and if that anxiety is rubbing off on you.


This summer, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres presents Newsies, the story of Les Jacobs, a young newspaper boy (a “newsie”) whose older compatriots are working on a strike against the indomitable publisher.


Traveling all the way from California to Minnesota, entrepreneurs Rachel and Bryant Amundson are bringing açai bowls and a passion for healthy lifestyles.


Mound shutterbug Chris Grace took this photo, November Splendor, which won first place in the Wildlife & Nature category of our 2017 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.


As part of a school project, Bloomington fifth-grader Luna  Frank sent a letter asking about how lipstick was made to Mound resident Jessica Mae Koza, founder and creative director of beauty company WarPaint


Beneath Minnesota’s lakes is a rich history, explored and preserved partly by the Maritime Heritage Minnesota (MHM) organization.


Ready to Learn—the Mound school supply drive put on every year by WeCAN, an organization supporting and providing resources for low-income families in the community—is accepting donations this month.


While designing her own dream home, Minnetonka’s Jessica Schaack discovered she wanted creative control over every aspect, including the lightbulbs.


Renaissance man Anders Gulbrandson is a musician, an aspiring astronaut, a member of the German club and a beekeeper with his own honey business, Tanglewood Farms Honey.

What sets you apart from your peers?