POSTED Monday, November 4
Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes

Forget cake pops. Forget those elaborate cake sculptures covered in rock-hard fondant. The bundt is back, baby. And you don't even have to turn your oven on: Nothing Bundt Cakes, which opened October 25 in Eden Prairie, specializes in bundt cakes baked fresh daily and sold in various shapes and sizes.

POSTED Thursday, October 31
Little bear at the pumpkin house.

Happy Halloween! I took my little bears to the Minnesota Landscape ArBOOretum this morning, and we trick-or-treated for apples in the gift shop and a cookie from the restaurant. Gate admission is free for those in costume, and the gardens look deliciously spooky on this foggy, overcast day. The little brown bear pictured above was especially transfixed by all of the pumpkins on display.

POSTED Wednesday, October 30
He & She poster

You know how potato chips and chocolate sound so much more appealing when you're on a diet? Well, since my new baby arrived in July, the idea of a night on the town with grown-ups is just that much more appealing. And it's making it painful to check my inbox these days. I practically cringe when I get something from the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres because it all sounds like so much fun.

POSTED Monday, September 30

The staff at Houlihan’s are doing their part to help Minnesota’s military families during the month of October through some great-tasting wine and new menu items. From October 8 to November 18, Houlihan’s will feature the Murphy Goode Red Blend, a wine from Minneapolis native David Ready, Jr. Sales of each case of Murphy Goode benefit Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that assists military families in need. A custom Operation Homefront bottling aims to raise $300,000 for the organization.

POSTED Friday, April 26

Tiger Oak Publications is looking for the next editor of one of our community lifestyle magazines. If you love the content and profiles in these titles as much as we do, and think you have the stuff it takes to provide in-the-know content and commentary, check out the job description here. Please send a resume, cover letter and three recent writing samples to senior editor Julie Pfitzinger at

POSTED Wednesday, March 13

What a treat to meet with the Sotebeers during the first week of January to talk about flowers and their gorgeous garden. It’s times like these that I’m thankful we work three months ahead for Southwest Metro Magazine. Not only did we get to talk about the official mascot of spring (flowers!) while the ground outside lies covered in snow, I discovered once again why I love writing: I get to meet such interesting people, and more often than not, discover an a few commonalities.

POSTED Wednesday, February 20

You know those people who can do twenty different things effortlessly and insist that it’s no big deal? The ones that you want to simultaneously murder, emulate, and exalt? I met one of those people in Waconia: the artist Rhonda Tesch. Okay, there’s no way I’d want to murder her because she was so welcoming and forthcoming about her work, but I certainly wouldn’t mind being like her.

POSTED Friday, December 14

Photographer wanted!

We are looking for a photographer to shoot various events around the Southwest Metro for our gallery section. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact

POSTED Friday, November 9

Tiger Oak Publications is seeking web and social media interns to work in our Community Lifestyle Magazines group, which includes titles geared toward the Edina, Woodbury, Lake Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, White Bear Lake, Plymouth, Maple Grove, and Southwest Metro communities. Our raft of CLMs are fresh, engaging, and entertaining titles that offer interns and writers a broad range of experiences, including fact-checking, proofing, and writing. See the job description below for a detailed look at the position.

POSTED Friday, November 2

By Amruta Marwah