May/June 2019

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary, it’s an act of infinite optimism.”—Gilda Radner

During a special Veteran’s Day celebration, the St. Hubert’s School (SHS) community took time out of the academic day to reflect about and honor the efforts of this nation’s veterans.


Students at Chanhassen’s St. Hubert’s School understand that practice makes perfect, even when it comes to working with their Hubots.

Linn Laak, member of the Firefly Sisterhood breast cancer support network

The Firefly Sisterhood is a is a statewide, nonprofit organization that fosters connections between women (and men) who’ve been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors.

A festival game with a Ferris wheel in the background.

Eden Prairie and surrounding residents have come to look forward to the Eden Prairie Lions Club’s annual Schooner Days

A tandoor-fired pizza from Pizza Karma in Eden Prairie.

Pizza Karma, a place that’s only been slinging pies since December of last year, has already won the hearts (and taste buds) of those who have stopped in for a bite.

Pizza Karma concept creator and menu consultant Raghavan Iyer

Leading the charge behind Eden Prairie’s latest culinary adventure is Raghavan Iyer, the Minneapolis chef and author, who has more than made his mark in the culinary world.

A trophy sits in front of the entrance to Hazeltine National Golf Club

This is the first time this championship is being held at Hazeltine National and only the second time a women’s major championship is played in Minnesota.

A cart of plants at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum honors May with national exhibits, annual events and an art-worthy surprise.

A historical photo shows a group of women making lye soap in Carver County.

Lye soap, the type pioneers made, is very basic, but the process would make a great science project.

gg Pretty Things, Chanhassen, Pretty Women, Southwest Metro, Fashion, Summer Fashion, Summer Trends

Chanhassen’s gg Pretty Things shows this summer’s styles have a lot to say with gentle, breezy color stories and patterns and textures that to speak to the feminine perspective.

An acupuncturist applies a needle to a patient's skin.

As concerns about opioid dependency grow, the search for new, non-addictive ways to treat pain has led American medical doctors to take a fresh look at acupuncture.

 A rendering of a room in Riley Crossing, an intergenerational care facility opening in Chanhassen.

Riley Crossing, an innovative senior living facility, offers a place for children and older folks to gather in a unique friendship.

Bailey Dubbe, creator of Laketown Soap Co.

Nobody likes a mouthful of soap, but Laketown Soap Co. has a product line that looks good enough to—well—eat.

An amaretto gold cocktail garnished with a strawberry, made with a recipe from Dolce Vita Wine Shop.

Sift for an amaretto gold at your next cocktail party.

A vase of white flowers sits on a table in front of the Cummins-Phipps-Grill house.

The Cummins-Phipps-Grill house set the stage for this Kelley Regan photograph, which placed third in our annual photo contest’s City Landmarks division.

"The Winter Soldier" by Daniel Mason

Settle in with "The Winter Soldier" by Daniel Mason.

The 2018 Women’s One Acts play "Medical Records," by Connie Schindewolf, directed by Lori Alsdurf.

Selected from more than 200 submissions of unpublished work from women playwrights across the country, the six featured plays are new works, some making their regional or national premiers.

A bar of soap from Laketown Soap Company.

As you plan for houseguests over the upcoming holiday weekends, remember to make their guestroom extra special.