December 2022

Let’s close out the year with the spirits of Family and Giving Back, our themes for this issue. Our team hopes you find within our pages inspiration for celebrations, acts of service and living the next year with intention and joy. Cheers!

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Lake Minnetonka Magazine December 2022

Welcome, readers, to our December issue, which is wrapped in the themes of Giving Back and Family—ideal for this time of year.

Outdoor runners in winter.

How to Fit Fitness into Your Festivities.

The Excelsior Lake-Minnetonka Historical Society

Bringing Local History to You Since ’72.

Passion flower vine.

The Gift That Keeps on Growing.

'Flora and Fauna' mixed media by Andy Ness

Festive Fun with Mixed Media Artist Andy Ness.

Family in the snow with their dog.

Share the Love of a Pet This Holiday Season.

Bourbon and Vodka spiked Holiday punch

A Big Batch Beverage Perfect for Holiday Gatherings

Holiday outfits from Sisu Boutique.

Sisu Boutique Introduces Clients to the Art of Inner Strength. Sisu Boutique provides styling tips for dressing up this holiday season.

Rose quartz wall paint.

Brighten Your Home with Beautiful Jewel Tones. Coat your home with warmth, intrigue and “a little mystery.”

St. Albans Bay mosaic in a kitchen.

Greenwood Homeowners Find a Creative Way to Add a Personal Touch to Their Kitchen. Mosaic artist recreates St. Albans Bay.

Author Sheri Brenden

Local Author Highlights The Role Of Two Minnesota Athletes In The Road To Title IX. Book shares the story of two Minnesota athletes’ fight for equality.

Woman reading and drinking from a red mug.

The Best Books to Bring Holiday Cheer to Your Shelves. Gift yourself and those on your list with seasonal reads.

Inside Ziggy's Art Bus.

Ziggy's Art Bus Brings Healing Through Art. Art bus promotes healing for children with life-limiting illnesses.

Downtown Excelsior during December.

Christmastime Cheer At Downtown Excelsior. Join in for a monthlong holiday celebration in Excelsior.

Advisory board member Laura Bray making traditional German Pfeffernüsse cookies.

Festive Holiday Recipes to Bring Comfort and Joy. Editorial Advisory Board members share their favorite holiday recipes.

Enjoying the Fresh Air

Lens on Lake Minnetonka: Enjoying the Fresh Air. Photogenic 20-year-old cat takes first place.