January 2017 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the first issue of the new year learn how to take small steps toward big changes wtih our list of 7 ways to lead a healthier life.

At one end of an unassuming strip mall in Eden Prairie is Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine, an eatery providing Indian and Indochinese food to the southwest suburbs.


Chanhassen’s all-ages winter event is back for its 24th year, featuring all the activities we’ve come to love at Lake Ann Park.


Assume Positive Intent. Those three words–also referred to as API–have likely saved the day many a time. They come from Dr. Amit Sood, a world-renowned Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency.


Christi Nordby has an infectious zeal for life. The Chanhassen-based Pilates instructor, wife, mother, model and mentor seeks to live life to the fullest and help others do the same.


Ahh...recess—students cherish it; teachers look forward to it and, recently, some Eden Prairie parents began to question it—specifically, are students in the district receiving enough recess time?


Some of life’s seminal moments transpire in the most unexpected ways.


In her 50s, Barb Greenberg’s marriage of 33 years ended in a painful divorce.


The best ‘thank you’ Cam-Tu N. Dalluge receives from her patients is a hug. As the owner of Radiance Dental in Chanhassen, Victoria resident Dalluge receives them often from grateful patients.


Chanhassen’s Lindsey Dobbins, senior at Minnetonka High School, is recognized nationally for her academics and artwork.


Thor Hansen was out for a walk with his son and daughter-in-law and their Corgi, Turing, at the Cummins Grill farmhouse in Eden Prairie when he took this photo.


Honey Berry Sling

The Honey Berry Sling is a bright, refreshing winter drink made from Miodula Honey vodka, Chambord raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice and lime.


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
by Ari Shavit


Empathy Cards, a line of greeting cards from Emily McDowell Studios, offers kind thoughts for all occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more. With sentiments like “If it can’t be my birthday, I want it to be yours,” these cards are a nice twist on traditional wishes.


For the Waconia Lions’ biggest fundraiser of the year, they deliver meat: exotic meat you can’t pick up at the local grocery store. “People come from hundreds of miles away,” says Waconia Lions president Scott Tomes. “It’s like the Super Bowl of Waconia.”