September 2017 Lake Minnetonka Magazine

In the September issue visit Paris on the lake as star chef Gavin Kaysen talks about his new Wayzata bistro, Bellecour.

It took Craig Eiler three visits and many hours of waiting last July to capture his photo, Here Comes the Train. Minnetonka resident Eiler frequently visits Wayzata and has been to the Wayzata Depot & Museum many times.


The Minnetonka Farmers Market gives us a reason to look forward to every Tuesday between June 13 and September 26.


It’s true of the friendship that blossomed between local entrepreneurs Nicole Lemmerman and Tara Thorn.


With an enrollment of over 3,000, Minnetonka High School is undoubtedly big, which can easily feel overwhelming for incoming freshman. Getting involved with an activity or club, however, is the best medicine—and the best way to make new friends.


This summer’s newest taproom is on Lake Minnetonka—literally.


Solveig Brown was a graduate student in anthropology when she began interviewing Twin Cities moms about their families. The Golden Valley resident was working on her Ph.D.


Annika Van Nest might be young—she’s a sophomore at Minnetonka High School—but she’s already working hard to change the world. Annika founded Jumbago Hope, a charitable organization that fights sex trafficking.


Eric Dregni is the dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco, and the author of In Cod We Trust, By the Waters of Minnetonka and You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. He is a regular contributor to Lake Minnetonka Magazine.


After five years of navigating an often-complicated process to find the best living options for her aging parents and her in-laws, licensed social worker Shelley Anderson decided to live out the adage, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” In February, Anderson founded


Walk into the Jewel of Minnetonka, and you’ll find lots of beautiful antique jewelry, as well as costume jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands.


Over the years, when filmmakers from Hollywood and elsewhere have shot in Minnesota, one of their favorite locations has been Lake Minnetonka. The most recent example was the Fox Searchlight comedy-drama movie Wilson, which was released earlier this year.


Born in Connecticut but a transplant to Minnetonka Beach in sixth grade, novelist Abby Fabiaschi (who now lives in Connecticut) uses her voice to explore difficult subject matter and advocate for human rights.


From October 2 through October 17, you can help provide coats to people in need.


Gary Ezell, owner and chef at Joey Nova’s, is a familiar and active member of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka community.  His fellow citizens describe Ezell as a “true gem” and the “poster child for the chamber’s goodwill and prosperity.” Consequently, earlier this year, Ezell was selected as the P


Last October, 16-year-old Justin M. Anderson started what, to his knowledge, is the first publishing company exclusively for teenage authors (ages 12 to 19).


Women over age 35 often struggle to lose weight despite their best efforts with dieting and exercise. For Dawn Cutillo, the founder of BeBalanced and a national hormone balancing specialist, the matter hit close to home.