March 2022

The theme of this issue is Homes, and we’ve put out the welcome mat for you with some aspirational articles and useful tips. Welcome!

Lake Minnetonka Mornings

“The picture was shot rather early in the day—morning sometime. That, in and of itself, was a factor as I am not an early riser, so it was unusual for me to catch morning shots with that light and subsequent reflection upon the water.


Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly can fill a room with celebratory spirits. As we move into brunch season and springtime celebrations, let’s take a closer look at a Champagne’s lesser-known cousin.


After a COVID-19 year off, the Excelsior area ICA food shelf fundraiser returned in December and was held at Lakes Area Realty. Santa Claus greeted children and posed for pictures.

Bridgewater Bank Luck o’ the Lake 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Run

The 10th annual Bridgewater Bank Luck o’ the Lake 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Run are set for March 19, and it includes options for racers of all abilities.

black color nursery design

My husband and I are in our 50s and have been married for nearly three decades. We have two adult children (29-year-old son, Sage, and 22-year-old daughter, Enya). We also have mentored and opened our home to exchange students throughout the years.

Maha Abouelenein

While hanging out with her sister, Maha Abouelenein’s phone rings. Journalist and author Katie Couric is calling. It’s just another normal day for this sought-after, successful entrepreneur.

refreshed living room

Spring fills many of us with the desire to shed heavy home décor and brighten up our spaces with goodness and light.

Diana and Norm Hageboeck,  center, pose with Joe Neglia, M.D.,  left, and Children’s Cancer Research  Fund CEO Daniel Gumnit, right.

It all started with a wish—and led to the creation of the Katie Hageboeck Children’s Cancer Research Fund Clinic located at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

Becca Stein, owner of Lux by Minne Momma

Diversifying the jewelry industry and making high fashion brands more accessible is the mission of Minnetonka resident Becca Stein, owner of Lux by Minne Momma.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you’re not Irish, can we admit that leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold give us a great excuse to celebrate? Other than a pint of Guinness, another popular way to indulge in St.

Ky McDonald, Set Me Free

“There’s no place like home,” proclaims Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Our homes are the foundation of all of our hopes and dreams while exuding a warmth beckoned by the people that inhabit the space.


Whether it is pairing down the closet or tidying the playroom, home organizing is the “to-do” we all have. “I just don’t know where to start” is a sentiment I hear frequently. Depending on the amount of organizing needed, it can be daunting to get started. Here is an acronym that might

maple tapping for syrup

Most students look forward to getting up and away from their school desks and outside for schoolyard games, chat sessions with pals and dose of fresh air. At St. Therese Catholic School, students have another sweet reason for looking forward to heading outside.

Irish Whiskey

St. Patrick’s Day—when it comes to this day, many people become Irish, wearing a bit of green or having a beer.