February 2014

In the February issue of Edina Magazine, you'll meet two Edina natives who have started their own Midwestern fashion line, the Great Lakes Collection. You'll get to know Laine Sou Weinberg of Kokoon, who's celebrating 25 years in the fashion industry, and sample some of Edina's decadent desserts and delights in our Restaurants section. Plus, we check in with two locals who are headed to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Edina area has no shortage of elegant fare that pleases the eye as well as the palate. Local restaurants and bakeries take pride in crafting creations worthy of both the most important formal occasions and simple, everyday splurges.


Now an established hockey power with 11 state high school boys’ hockey championships, Edina’s hockey program was in its infancy in the 1950s.


The Edina High School Thespians put on the classic Fiddler on the Roof in early November. All photos by Andreasen Photography.


Don’t have the time off for this year’s impromptu trip to the French Riviera? Fret not, for you can still enjoy “A Night in Monaco” at this month’s Emerald Gala. The glitzy event is an annual benefit for the Edina Chamber of Commerce.


What happens when a longtime Edina resident combines two medieval Scottish sporting traditions on one backyard pond hockey rink? The answer is ice bowling—a sporting event that entertains 20 to 30 men on any given winter Wednesday night in Edina.


Their competitive cores are as solid as the ice they first skated on.


Laine Sou Weinberg has quite a story, with all the makings of a classic film or novel. Big dreams, hard work, setbacks, success—and great clothes.


Sochi, Russia, will host the XXII Winter Olympic Games this month. Sochi is a large resort city on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. You may be surprised to learn that temperatures in this Russian city are typically warmer than in Minnesota this time of year.


David Kasyanyuk will tell you he stumbled on photography by accident. But after briefly scanning hisportfolio, one would be hard-pressed to chalk up all this talent to a fluke.


When David Burke traveled to the southern United States with his University of St.


While most people would consider two and a half minutes an insignificant amount of time, nothing could be further from the truth for the Edina competitive cheerleading team. A frenetic 150-second routine consists of tumbling, passing, running, jumping, stunts and a one-minute cheer.


For the past four and a half years Anthony Sorensen worked exclusively in New York City as Martha Stewart’s personal hairstylist. But today you’ll find him embracing a change of pace in the Twin Cities, where he’s a stylist at Juut Salonspa’s Edina location.


Thanks to a locally devised and produced Android and iPhone application, sightseeing with your kids will never be the same. On a trip to Europe last summer, Mitch Zamoff asked his three kids to share their favorite part about Rome.


The Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club has enjoyed great success over the past year. The club currently boasts two state champions, Edinan Maddie Deets and Claire Desautels, who hails from Excelsior.


Aspire Beverage Company has a solid connection to the Edina sports world. The company’s co-founder John Montague is an Edina youth coach, and Aspire’s beverages are sold at Edina concession stands.


Most of us have known someone who has dealt with mental illness at some point; we might even be one of those people. One Edina woman who found herself in this space has taken her experience and created inspiring art.


Minneapolitans with a sweet tooth who love Cocoa & Fig’s chocolates, cakes and bars can now visit the store’s Edina location on York Avenue and avoid battling downtown traffic and navigating the skyway to the original location on t


If his tail could wag, it would! Spaulding, the bronze dog sculpture in front of Salut Bar Américain, is officially a resident of Edina.