February 2017 Edina Magazine

In the February issue we're talking high school fashion with a teen blogger who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

Iron sculptures by artist Jim Dehne are proving quite popular in Edina. After winning Public Art Edina people’s choice award for “Three Dancing Sandhill Cranes”—purchased by the city in 2015 and currently located in the new water feature on the Promenade—Dehne’s work won again in 2016.


Dinner for Two at Cavé Vin


When most people think of winter sports, their minds usually go to hockey, skiing or even indoor basketball. For Kellen Chapuran, however, winter means snocross season. Kellen’s father, Mike, used to race snowmobiles back in his early 20s and had always hoped his son would want to race, too.


Edina families regularly and generously open their homes to students from other countries who want to study in America. It’s been a wonderful experience for these families and students.

The Rogers Family


We could all use a splash of color this time of year in Minnesota. So we
asked a few top local experts to suggest some shades and palettes for
interior design, fashion and beauty.

Spruce Up Your Space


The Peters Billiards logo is a familiar sight to many driving on Highway 62 over Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis. But many Twin Cities residents might not know the business’ interesting history.


“I don’t know how I got the goalie bug,” says Steve Carroll, owner of Carroll Goalie School (CGS).


Some people consider camping strictly a summer activity. But since most Minnesotans aren’t afraid to get outdoors in the wintertime, camping should be no exception. Edina’s Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Boy Scout Troop #123 knows how it’s done.


When a heavy overnight snowfall is cleared from Edina streets before you leave for work, school or a doctor’s appointment, you may not stop to consider how it happens. Fortunately, there are people who do think about how it all happens and are proud to tell us a bit about how they manage it.


Finding a babysitter that you know and trust can be challenge enough. Even after you’ve found one you love, checking in to confirm last-minute dates is not always that simple. If you don’t receive a response right away, at what point do you follow up again or contact another sitter?


Sara Aubitz is an Edina homeowner and mother of two who loves her neighbors, Edina public schools, staying fit (she runs and does yoga), travel and gardening. Her employment history includes merchandising at Target and marketing at 3M.


Being single doesn’t mean you should single yourself out from having pretty flowers to display in your home or office. Ann Backman, owner of Spruce Flowers and Home, says, “My idea for singles is to sign up for one of our flower arranging classes.


The newest addition to the Town Hall legacy will open soon near the Pamela Park and Concord neighborhoods in Edina. Pete Rifakes, co-owner of the Town Hall businesses, decided that opening a location at the old Wally’s Gas Station on Valley View Road would be the perfect place to expand.



Be Frank With Me


When Molly Resch was younger, she always loved going over to her best friend’s house, where her friend’s mom had a hair salon in their basement. Years later, Resch is continuing what she has always enjoyed doing, but now at a Sola Salon.


After seeing wide success in its other Midwest boutiques, Tory Burch, a distinguished American lifestyle brand, opened its first Minnesota boutique in the Galleria in October.


It’s been reported that each year one in three Americans over the age of 65 will suffer a fall. It can be easier to slip and fall in winter. Steps and roads are slippery. Sometimes snow covers ice on sidewalks. And bad weather can make it harder to see.


On a Sunday morning at Starbucks on 50th Street in Edina, Kate Glavan was sitting by a wall away from the hustle and bustle.