September 2016 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

In the September 2016 issuemeet a local family with a knack for design and check out the launch of a chemical-free beauty line.

It was a rainy day at Waconia’s Deardorff Orchards when Deb Zeller captured this photo, Rain-Washed Apples, which took second place in the Wildlife & Nature category of our 2015 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.


There’s a tasty duo on Minnetonka Boulevard that’ll have you taking a bite—and a sip—of something new.


This spring, more than 20 local artists shared their work with visitors at eight different homes and studios that were open for the tour.


Looking for luxurious yet versatile, high-quality and affordable bed, bath and table linens? Check out Lussuria Lini in Wayzata.


As a couple, Jen Westmoreland Bouchard and Michael Bouchard seem to be a study in contrasts. They prioritize international travel yet live in a house that’s been in Jen’s family since 1958.


While the jury’s still out on whether they’d approve of putting 125 candles on a cake, local firefighters are celebrating a major anniversary for the Excelsior Fire District this year.


Back-to-school time finds parents and children organizing clothes and uniforms, picking out school supplies and decking out lockers and dorm rooms.


Lake-area residents Ryan Foss and Erin Hammer rowed, rowed, rowed their boat, but it certainly wasn’t gently down the stream.


When September arrives and the leaves start to turn, Wayzata throws summer’s last bash.


We can appreciate big, beautiful trees for providing leafy shade in the summer and colorful vistas in the fall. But when they block the view of the lake, or heavy winds rip through, leaving branches precariously hanging above your yard, those same trees can cause quite a headache.


For many families with kids in preschool, kindergarten and early elementary, back-to-school time is exciting: New friends and new learning experiences abound. But it can also be overwhelming and exhausting, especially for parents.


On Saturdays during the summer months, around 15 skilled Minnetonka Yacht Club skippers and their crews set sail on Lake Minnetonka to race E-Scows, a sleek and sporty class of yacht that can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour.


Tyler Stevens grew up in Minnetonka with his mother, Candy Stevens, and his grandparents, Karl and Carolyn Donohue. They were close: His grandfather was his best friend and the best man at his wedding, and his grandmother was like a second mother.


For Cedar Lake Road neighbors, holistic health care just got closer. Chiropractor Art Hoffman moved his Minnetonka clinic to its new Cedar Lake Road location last fall.


Minnetonka resident Joel Peterson founded iSpace Furniture, a contract office furniture dealership, in 1993. About 10 years later, Peterson co-founded MSpace, a company that focuses on conference room technologies.


When Brian Grosam’s job as an art director wasn’t providing sufficient stability, his wife Pam suggested that they open an acupuncture clinic together. Then they did what anyone else would: Took a leap of faith and moved to China.


The Western Communities Action Network, Inc. (WeCAN) starts its fourth annual winter wear drive at the beginning of October. Items in good condition such as coats, hats, mittens and snow pants will be collected from October 3 to 21.


Acupuncturist Warren King’s new book, Love Your Organs, Love Yourself, focuses on the body’s organs, and what to eat (and when) to nourish each organ properly.


Coco and Miriam Bloom (center) and their family visited Cana Island Lighthouse in Door County, Wis. with their copy of Lake Minnetonka Magazine.


Step into Woof-N-Whisker pet salon and you’ll not only find shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and cleaning products that are 100 percent organic, chemical-free and eco-friendly, but you’ll also find a welcoming open floorplan.