Writer Bios


A fresh transplant after stints in Massachusetts, New York, California, Illinois and Oregon, Misa Chappell has earned the right to claim that Minnesota is the best place to live and write. You can find her tapping away on her laptop at a local coffee shop, whether working on her cookbook-cum-memoir with her Danish half-sister or updating her website, Facebook page or blog. She enjoys writing about all-things-aesthetic: music; visual arts; museum education; beauty industry reports and of course, food! She slakes her culture-thirst as a volunteer tour guide at the Walker Art Center and revels in the Northern outdoors with snowshoeing, bicycling and running around the lakes.


Festive party nibbles get exotic.
Chanhassen artist and filmmaker Kristen Lowe uses her own experience to shed light on the lives of other artists.
Wallet-friendly meal deals just for the little ones.
Sample some of the cool and unusual burgers in the southwest metro.
Cooling foods to beat hot weather in the Southwest Metro
Waconia Potter Jon Schmidt marries business and art.