POSTED Tuesday, November 10


POSTED Wednesday, November 5

Though this issue is technically our Homes and Entertaining issue, I want to bring a focus to the “giving back” aspect of so many stories that grace this month’s pages. In a community that is so often seen as thriving, those of us who spend our time in the lake area also notice that income discrepancies and poverty impact our hometowns just like any other area of the Twin Cities.

POSTED Wednesday, October 1

When I was a 4-year-old, my mom, a very creative, crafty person, made a Halloween costume from a Domino’s Pizza box. She painstakingly colored deconstructed, greasy cardboard with marker, and in her steady artist’s hand, replicated the Crayola logo. With the box wrapped around my middle (I must have been petite!), sporting red sweats, a red turtleneck, rosy cheeks and a red birthday hat, I was effectively transformed into a sharpened red Crayola crayon.

POSTED Tuesday, September 2

In my side job as a beauty blogger, I spend an embarrassing amount of time researching beauty trends, trying new products and experimenting with skincare and makeup. And though I love a new product as much as the next girl, what I am consistently reminded of, amongst the fuchsia lip color and the eyelash extensions, is that you can’t go wrong with being a classic.

POSTED Monday, August 25

It’s clichéd because it’s true: A picture is worth 1000 words. But a picture of Lake Minnetonka, its community landmarks, its events, its pets? Worth at least 2000 words. Lucky for us, we have a place to share all the glorious shots our community members have captured of the lake area: our Lens on Lake Minnetonka Photo Contest

POSTED Tuesday, August 5

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POSTED Tuesday, July 29

It’s hard to deny that education, whether it be traditional or unique, is the cornerstone to what makes us successful as people. Some of us gain that knowledge in the classroom. Some of us use travel to teach us what we need to know. Some of us jump into careers that give us experiences we could never construct on our own. Some of us learn by YouTube-ing.

POSTED Tuesday, July 1
Captain Jack Sparrow

Lake Minnetonka may be under a no wake restriction, but Excelsior Girl’s Night Out will be making waves in downtown Excelsior on July 3 and 4.            

On Thursday from 5-9 p.m., join women from all over the Twin Cities in downtown Excelsior for exclusive store and restaurant specials, along with live music in support of Go Red For Women and the American Heart Assoc. You can find Girls Night Out only specials, like:


POSTED Wednesday, June 25

For the last six months, my husband Jack and I have been planning a trip to Europe. We’ve daydreamed about the Isle of Skye in Scotland, watched countless Rick Steves’ travel episodes on Saturday mornings and asked ourselves if 14 days abroad is really enough.

POSTED Monday, June 16

Sometimes a simple conversation is where it all starts. Consider the power of dialogue: It is where common interests are realized and relationships forged. It is with this inspiration that Hammer Residences has created Hammer Conversations.