March 2015

In the March issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine you'll find great lake-area breakfast spots, learn how Pinterest can help you decorate your home, and find inspiration for building your own Stylish Cocoon.

The steamboat Minnehaha is a classic; the romantic story of its sinking, to later be resurrected and refurbished is one we love to tell, so we may think we know all there is to know. But what happens if we get more a little more curious about the common knowledge?


Are you tired of hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Besides which, if it’s so important, why do so few of us bother with it? Maybe we resist because the dictate sounds a little bossy; maybe it’s that an extra hour of sleep is more compelling.


September 2014 brought the fifth-annual STOMP for Mental Health Chili Cook-off between Ike's,


In September, nearly 300 people gathered to dine, dance and raise money to support St. Martin’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church’s missions.


When we think of classic Broadway, we may think of extravagant settings, farcical humor and overblown musical numbers—and Old Log Theatre’s spring musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels fits that bill exactly.


Long gone are the days of ripping photos out of magazines to find inspiration for a living room makeover or bathroom renovation.


Every great party begins and ends with the guests, and the moments in between should be filled with spirited laughter and sparkling conversation. Home wine tasting parties can inspire an event to remember with effortless planning that will leave guests wanting another glass of hospitality.


Whether you soak up a beautiful summer day at the Wayzata beach or take a walk near Lake Minnetonka when the first signs of spring appear, you can feel there’s something alluring about the water. The lake offers peace and serenity for some, excitement and recreation for others.


Minnetonka resident Mary Johnson has been volunteering at Pathways Health Crisis Resource Center in Minneapolis since 1994.


Just two years ago, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound was on the verge of closing. In December 2012 parents and faculty were notified that the current academic year would be the school’s last.


Wine Republic seems like any other wine shop. It’s small and quaint, located right in the heart of downtown Excelsior.


Elizabeth Geisler’s first official sewing project was for seventh-grade Home Economics at Minnetonka Middle School West. The assignment? Pajama pants. The cut? Not so flattering. So Geisler went her own direction.


Sweet-tooth and health fanatics can have their cake and eat it too, thanks to a new baker who proves that organic treats don’t need to sacrifice amazing taste.


The running experience in the lake area got a boost in 2014 with the first Lake Minnetonka Running Series.


Minnetonka Community Education will be hosting its seventh annual dodgeball tournament for fifth- through eighth-graders on March 21.The event is run and planned by the Youth Development Council (YDC), a group o


Technology can be a friend, but at times it can prove to be a fickle one, as Mound Westonka High School (MHWS) found.


There are not many things better than a dream realized, and that’s exactly what Merilou is. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” says owner Keaton Frees.


McCormick’s Pub & Restaurant has always been a cozy spot to grab a beer and great fare with friends, but recent renovations have only increased its appeal.