May 2018 Edina Magazine

So do April “snow showers” bring May flowers? Let’s hope so. But until all of our springtime blooms fully blossom, we’ve got plenty of “spring-y” stories to brighten your day.

On the cover: Tina Bothof, photo by Rachel Nadeau


Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor


Cinco de Mayo Party at Pinstripes


Food, faith and family intertwine at Los Padres Mexican Restaurant. An obliging staff, comprised of seven family members, conveys a warm welcome.


Edina’s go-to shopping district, 50th and France, prepares to keep pace with today’s retail marketplace with renovations that will add more shop space and some entertainment areas.


Everyone has childhood dreams. But few make their dreams come true before reaching adulthood. Edina based creators of Da Bomb Bath Fizzers have certainly made a splash.


It started with a birthday gift and turned into a passion and family business. For James Ewen’s 21st birthday, he received a home brew kit from his father and brother (now business partner), Sean Ewen. But it wasn’t a quick journey.


Opening a restaurant is no easy feat. But for this experienced hospitality duo, restaurant openings, concept creating and working through the kinks of everyday restaurant life is old hat.


It seems every month, we are faced with another round of skin care product and procedure recommendations from industry experts and health professionals around the country. But our skin faces its own brand of issues—from winter’s wrath to sundrenched days at the lake. Edina Magazine asked those who know us best—professionals right here in Edina—to offer their recommendations for healthy skin.

Kally Karjala, medical esthetician and manager with Skin Artisans at Edina Plastic Surgery; Michelle Poirier, vice president with Lili Salon Spa; and Patrick Connery of Blue Mercury offer their best tips.


Every closet, cupboard and drawer—emptied, wiped clean and reorganized. Blankets, curtains, pillows and rugs—washed and aired. Clothing, toys and whatnots—sorted into donate, save and toss. And so the ritual goes—spring cleaning.


For many young people in college, choosing a career and a path in life is a task that is intimidating and can take a long time to figure out. Changing tracks is common and when there is no blueprint for your aspirations, a little self-delusion goes a long way.


First century poet Martial made one of the earliest references to synchronized swimming. He described a group of women performing acrobatics in a flooded Coliseum delighting Roman elite.


Sometimes it all starts with a post. A way to connect with a loved one, amplified. For individuals or families on a journey toward healing or loved ones wanting to follow along during a healthcare crisis, CaringBridge has been on a mission to provide an outlet online.


Yoga didn’t always seem accessible to Brooke Toftoy, so she sought her own lane.


It’s said all good things come to an end. While endings can sometimes be sad, in the case of Edina High School choir director David Henderson, one ending has simply led to another beginning.


For those with fuzzy, feathered or scaled family members, a new Edina Chuck and Don’s location at 50th and France is worth checking out.


May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to help raise awareness, we spoke to Dr. Jess Prischmann from Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery for advice.


Burlap & Brass

Blessing Flower necklaces have live, blooming flowers within the pendants. Prices range between $56 and $98 depending on the style. It’s a unique and memorable gift.


No one can deny the fun of sports or our fascination with competition. Matt Lindberg of Edina can attest to this. “My mom basically made me play every sport imaginable,” Matt says. “Soccer just sort of stuck with me.”