Edina Magazine October 2015

In the October issue spend a day in the kitchen with Meredith Deeds, plan your next tasting party with perfect wine and cheese pairing advice from local experts and visit a new one-stop fitness studio.

Just months after Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933, the Edina Village Council approved Liquor License No. 1 for the first liquor store within city limits. Hay & Stenson opened at 50th and France in March 1934 as the village’s only off-sale liquor establishment.


Ancient grains have made a comeback as a modern-day food trend. With more fiber, nutrients and trace minerals than ordinary white flour and white rice, ancient grains make a healthy addition to any meal.


Fitness enthusiasts soaked up summer during complimentary outdoor yoga classes hosted by Galleria, The Westin Edina Galleria and Galleria lululemon athletica.


As Halloween approaches, so does the annual Edinborough Park Halloween party. This is a great opportunity for kids and families in costume to play in the park and participate in games, crafts, and, of course, eat candy.


A brand-new fitness studio called Physical Culture (v) opened in Edina over the summer.


From beer and brats, Champagne and strawberries to coffee and doughnuts, the subject of pairing libations is endless. But is there anything more classic than pairing wine and cheese? Partly because of cultural history, wine and cheese have been paired together for centuries.


An impressive team of women of faith are responsible for a new multi-generational celebration of spirituality, leadership and individual purpose at Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC) in Edina.


Does your neck hurt before you even get out of bed in the morning? Does your low back ache after a day of wearing sky-high heels? Dr.


Edina resident Sarah Filby was introduced to weapons at age 7: swordplay meant not to harm, but foils (weapons) used in the sport of fencing.


Edina resident Meredith Deeds has ended her time as CEO at the International Association of Culinary Professionals to pursue her career in content creation and food consulting, as well as her interest in Minnesota food culture.


Among this year’s honorees at Edina’s volunteer recognition reception was Dave Bush, who has been lending a helping hand to Edina football for 37 years. Dave grew up in Minneapolis and started playing football in the fifth grade through a park program.


There’s a tale behind “the Fish” that bears telling—a story of a couple who has discovered a way to feed their missionary spirit while satisfying two communities’ need for gathering places.


Yoga instructor Beth Shaw was on a bike ride in southern California when she had the idea to create YogaFit, a studio with traditional warm-up and cool-down workouts, which offers “real yoga for real people,” she says.


Edina High School (EHS) seniors and juniors have received a fresh look at ethics in the workplace and life thanks to the efforts of Jerry Potter, a longtime Edina Rotarian who passed away this past June.


October is breast cancer awareness month, and Consulting Radiologists, a physician-owned practice, recently introduced the CRL Women’s Imaging wing at CRL Imaging Southdale.


Roz Safdari grew up in Cloquet, Minn. and likely thought her days in the northland were over after moving to Atlanta to pursue her career as a master hairstylist.