May 2016 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

In the May issue you'll find picks from the experts at Gear West for the best running shoes and gear this season, get a peek at fresh nautical looks and discover a buzz-worthy mother-daughter jewelry line.

Any gardener can tell you that weeds are resilient. In fact, you probably could find a gardener or two who say weeds are downright merciless.


The annual Turkey Trot in November at Minnetonka High School drew runners from around the community, eager to work off all those Thanksgiving calories for a great cause.


Gather up your rods and reels: The walleye, sauger and pike fishing opener is May 14.


It’s May. The winter boots have gone into storage. The temps are steadily short-sleeve-worthy. And if you’re like most Minnesotans, you’re coming out of hibernation in search of anything that feels—or tastes—like summer.


With spring in full swing and summer just within reach, there’s no excuse not to get outside for a run ... or at least a brisk walk.


With spring in full swing and summer just within reach, there’s no excuse not to get outside for a run ... or at least a brisk walk.


Nautical fashion never looked so new. Striped separates, sleek swimwear and sailor-inspired accessories from lake-area boutiques come together to form the essential summer uniform.


A Minnetonka mom—who was happy in her career and balancing the hectic lives of her four kids—had no aspirations to be on television.


“I was flattened, just flattened,” Julie Burton says of a time in her life when she found herself overwhelmed.


The violent sport of football and the peaceful, at times meditative, sport of distance running could be considered polar opposites on the athletic spectrum.


Baiting your first hook at the lake is a rite of passage for Minnesota boys and girls. It’s an act symbolic of a fishing culture that is often taken for granted by the citizens of the North Star State.


One of the core tenets of yoga practice is the concept of stretching one’s own personal limits, as well as awakening a link between the body and the mind.


It’s a sign that summer has truly arrived in Minnesota: The Cottagewood Store flipped its “closed” sign to “open” on April 30.


The lakefront land along Halstead Bay will be the home of a brand-new neighborhood: The Cove on Lake Minnetonka.


Solidcore, new to Wayzata last August, is a boutique-style gym that uses the slow and controlled resistance technique of the Solidcore machine to work muscles to failure.


Agada Chiropractic in Minnetonka expanded its size and services last year, continuing their push to become an integrative, one-stop holistic-care shop.


Mother’s Day is this month, which means one of the biggest Sunday brunches of the year at Maynard’s in Excelsior.


The mission of Minnetonka start-up company Union Protein is simple: Help all Americans eat well, especially those who don’t have the resources to sustain healthy eating habits, and especially members of the U.S. armed forces.


Patricia and Tessa Webber, a business- and style-savvy duo, are also mother and daughter. With their keen eye for natural beauty, the lake-area residents launched Tess+Tricia, their handmade jewelry line, in 2012.