November 2022

With an eye toward food, wine and entertaining, this issue sets an informative table as we welcome the holiday season to our homes.

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Morning Drama

Lens on Lake Minnetonka: Morning Drama. Repetition is the key to success.

James Birnie of Excelsior Brewery Company.

History is Brewing at Excelsior Brewing Company. Lead brewer of Excelsior Brewing Company shares his love for the craft.

Light up the Lake

Light up the Lake in Wayzata. Join the City of Wayzata for a magical evening of lights and winter cheer.

Ivy Chang preparing Peking Duck.

Bringing Peking Duck to The Holiday Table. Recipe is the main ingredient for holiday tradition.

Dining room at Macanda restaurant.

New Restaurant Macanda Brings Elevated Mexican Fare to Wayzata. Local restauranteur brings global cuisine to the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Garnishing a side dish.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes With A Twist On Tradition. Shake up your Thanksgiving feast with comforting and colorful side dishes that put a twist on tradition.

A pompom hat and tote bag by By The Lake MKB Designs.

Make it Personal with Custom Minnesota Gifts. Intentional gift-giving makes a special mark this holiday season.

Fire dancer Alyssa Kluver.

Fire Dancer Turns Up The Heat. “It’s a pure adrenaline rush, every time,” Alyssa Kluver says.


What Organic Wine Brings To The Table. Cheers to the benefits of drinking organic wine.

Chopping vegetables.

Mindful Eating During the Holidays.

Bottle of Savigny-lès-Beaune pinot noir.

A Toast Worthy Holiday Wine List

'Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow' by Gabrielle Zevin

Twists and Turns: 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow' Book Review

Winter Lights at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

The Arboretum Sparkles And Shines This Season

'Meadow Stripes' painting by Barbara Lidfors.

There is nothing like transitioning into November with the fall foliage that greets us each day. The warmth of garnet reds, glowing oranges and amber tones feel like the Yellow Brick Road, taking us on a path of appreciation as we mark the end
of a beautiful season. 

Lake Minnetonka Magazine November 2022

In the walkup to this issue, I’ve been thinking a lot about tradition. It’s a reasonable line of thinking, especially given that November holds the place card for the beginning of the holiday season, which is rife with traditions by way of mealtimes, décor, special events and gift-giving.