July 2018 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

In the July issue meet local educator Hanadi Chehabeddine and find out how she is dismantling myths about Muslim Americans through the power of connection.

Cindy Barnett, an Excelsior resident with an innate love for the outdoors, especially her beloved Gideon’s Bay, snapped this photo one day late last July.


They say necessity is the mother of invention. So when marketing and PR professional Nicole Pomije needed a treat for a party but couldn’t find her cookie sheet, she made do.


For Jodi Mckee, a local herbalist and wellness expert, living a more natural life and being a conscious consumer—by using products that are both environmentally friendly and free of synthetics and preservatives—is not only imperative for our health, but should be accessible for everyone.


If you’ve driven on Highway 7 at night and happened past Excelsior United Methodist Church, you might already know the work of artist Dieterich Spahn. “We often get comments from passers-by,” says pastor Katie Schneider-Bryan.


Ah, summertime—the season of freedom for youngsters, free from the trappings of studies, classes and (most) extracurricular activities. What’s a family to do with all this pent-up energy? “The statistics on childhood obesity are sobering and sad,” says FlyFeet Fitness co-owner Ben Shane.


Nothing puts a gleam in Randy Guyer’s eye like the gleam of an immaculately restored, classic automobile.


Learning how to wakeboard, surf and kneeboard while creating relationships and memories out on the water—these activities just scratch the surface of what Walk on Water (WOW) is all about.


“We work so you can dream.” That’s the founding principle of The Creative’s Counsel, a division of Reece Law firm.


With summer in full swing, it’s prime time to embrace the sunshine and serene lakes.


The Hotel Landing opened a little over a year ago in downtown Wayzata to much fanfare—and for good reason.


Roxanne Rockvam is proud of the National Marina of the Year award her family’s Spring Park business won this year.


Lebanon is a country with countless religious groups and prominent Christian and Muslim populations. Growing up there, Hanadi Chehabeddine had friends with dramatically different religious beliefs and customs.


Co-founders Sascha Mornell and Rafael Collado wondered if they could allow anyone to experience the blissful joy of being on a boat.


Inspired by Minnesota and specifically Lake Minnetonka, Erin Martin, owner of Martin’s Boutique in Excelsior, and her husband Mike founded North Shore Apparel MN, a business selling garments like hats, shirts


Mound’s Spirit of the Lakes Festival will include food, fun and fireworks spread out over two days at Surfside Park and Beach.


Dane Huckelbridge


At only a year old, the French-inspired Wayzata bistro Bellecour, run by owner and chef Gavin Kaysen, received the prestigious Twin Cities Charlie Award for Outstanding Restaurant.


Every year, the Cottagewood Store in Deephaven hosts a popular neighborhood party to celebrate the Fourth of July.


Maddy & Maize, a gourmet popcorn company, might be small-batch (it’s produced in handmade batches in a cozy St.