March 2022

This month, we’re exploring homes—the literal places of shelter, yes, but also the food, drinks and activities that bring a sense of peace and grounding to our chaotic lives. I hope you enjoy these stories of home as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

We’re entering the month that signals the official end of winter, with the spring equinox taking place on March 20. But that certainly doesn’t mean that winter weather will magically disappear. This is a month of uncertainties intermingled with hope.

Visible Breath of Wren Song

Martin Freeman is a bird and wildlife hobbyist and amateur photographer whose photo, Visible Breath of Wren Song, was not only the winner of the Plants & Animals category of the 2021 Images of Edina photo contest but also took home Best in Show.


Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly can fill a room with celebratory spirits. As we move into brunch season and springtime celebrations, let’s take a closer look at a Champagne’s lesser-known cousin, crémant.

Galleria’s Floral Experience

The Galleria’s Floral Experience is back this spring, from March 27–April 10, after a two-year hiatus. This floral installation extends the length of the mall and features flowers by Bachman’s.

Owners of Fox Homes create dream home with remodel

Sharing their talent and keen eye for sleek design are Edina residents and business owners behind Fox Homes, Brad and Heather Fox.

New Spaces

  When you realize your home is no longer serving your needs, you typically have two choices: renovate or move.

Matthew Clark

When searching for great domestic wineries, Minnesota might not be the first place you think of looking. Yet, cold-climate Minnesota boasts 80 wineries.


For the last few years, it has become more common for people to go on low-sugar, low-carb and keto diets—and companies in the food and beverage industry have responded with products containing significantly less sugar or no artificial sweeteners.

The Violet Nines

The Violet Nines’ lead vocalist Hayley Lewis laughs when asked how one trades an Edina High School choir robe for a set of tattoos, purple hair and a nose piercing. “I think it’s ... just a rebellious streak,” Lewis says.

buying a home

For over 20 years, the Come Home 2 Edina 2nd Mortgage Program has helped over 100 families to call Edina their home. Now, a new program in concert with Come Home 2 Edina sets its sights on closing the housing gap by assisting first-generation homebuyers.

Slapshot, a steel sculpture by Minnesota artist Judd Nelson

Slapshot, a steel sculpture by Minnesota artist Judd Nelson, stands across the driveway from Braemar Arena’s front doors, welcoming all players and fans to the rink.


This time of year always has my taste buds confused. I’m ready for spring, but sometimes the Minnesota weather doesn’t agree. So, when it comes to meal-planning, I crave something light, yet comforting. That’s where Carrot Leek Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons comes in!

Bigbee with artist renderings of Sound on 27th, an affordable housing  community opening in Edina this spring. Renderings courtesy of Aeon.

Arnie Bigbee refers to himself as “kind of a volunteer geek.” After retiring in 2007 from a 32-year career in administration at Mayo Clinic, he has committed his time to organizations in Edina and the Twin Cities, focusing on the issue of affordable housing.


It’s not easy to be a woman in your 30s. Potentially all at once, you’re climbing career ladders, dating and looking for a spouse, saving to buy a house, raising children, maintaining friendships and caring for family members.

Ky McDonald

“There’s no place like home,” proclaims Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Our homes are the foundation of all of our hopes and dreams while exuding a warmth beckoned by the people that inhabit the space.