September 2015 Southwest Metro Magazine

In the September issue learn about a boutique that helps tall girls find fashions that fit, get to know a senior center whose residents are forever young and sample the best local beer at Prairie Brewfest.

Michael Rusinko likes to capture the simple moments, like a peaceful October walk around Rice Marsh Lake with the family’s 12-year-old boxer, Brandy.

 

On Memorial Day, the sixth annual Randy’s Run raised money for scholarships for Eden Prairie High School students.

 

The Eden Prairie Foundation marked another successful fundraising event on April 25 at Green Acres Event Center.

 

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation is planning its second annual Prairie Brewfest this month. This year’s festival aims to be bigger and better, featuring live music, food, and a raffle.

 

Maxi dresses turn into midis, jeans transform into capris, and blouses are suddenly crop tops. Tall girls know the struggle of shopping for clothes that fit just right.

 

Erik Fremstad might have been the only one disappointed with last year’s mild winter. He and his Nikon D800.

 

When Vasilisa Costin and her family immigrated to the United States from Moldova eight years ago, they felt like they had won the lottery. “We applied for a green card and won,” Costin says. “I was so excited to come to America. We wanted to see something new.”

 

At first blush, it might be difficult to imagine that Brian Robison was ever a little boy growing up in the idyllic-sounding town of Splendora, deep in the proverbial heart of Texas, where he pond hopped his way through fishing spots in between playing football and running track.

 

Tai Chi classes, fashion shows and trips to the North Shore. What may seem like a twenty-something’s weekend lineup is really what the Eden Prairie Senior Center is offering its visitors.

 

Gone are the days of purchasing ill-fitting suits and clashing shirts. With help from Kingford Bavender, men can receive personalized, face-to-face style consultations in the comfort of their own home.

 

There is nothing worse than receiving news that your pet is ill and won’t recover. The hard reality smacked me in the face on August 20, 2012.

 

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler
-Recommended by Ali Turner

 

It’s perhaps fitting that Thomas Campion attends what The Washington Post voted the most challenging school in Minnesota. He certainly doesn’t shy away from the challenge of keeping busy.

 

One might not expect a team named Key Lime Cupcakes to be among the fiercest of competitors, but underestimating them would be a mistake. The Destination Imagination team from Eden Prairie took fifth place in May at the global finals in Knoxville, TN.

 

Leanna Cartwright’s Etsy shop, Sprinkly Baby, is the place to go for all things cute.