May 2020

We’ve spent weeks at home trying to protect the most vulnerable among us. We are hopeful that May flowers will indeed spring forth from the showers of April challenges. 

Editor's note: This issue was finalized as our community, nation and world were in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak. It was our editorial staff’s sincere hope that, by the time this issue landed in your mailbox, the virus would be contained, and we would have eased back into our daily routines, ever mindful of the lives lost and impact felt by so many around the world. However, due to the quickly evolving circumstances in our community during the creation of this issue, please note that some events/dates and even some business operations may have changed since these pages went to print. As your community magazine, we will continue to spotlight residents—the cornerstones of this city—and focus on the importance of local businesses in Edina.

A pair of chickens walk together in an Edina backyard.

Photographer Lori Anne Yang tells us about her Images of Edina submission "Walking Each Other Home."

 
A bloody mary from Lakes Tavern & Grill in Woodbury

Take a sip of some of the bloody marys in Edina and beyond.

 
A yard with landscaping done by Yardscapes

We asked David Kopfmann, owner of Yardscapes, what homeowners should consider when planning their perfect outdoor oasis.

 
A patch of grass shaped like a heart.

At the center of Stand with Heart is a specialized collection of photographs taken by Sara Shuster … and also a very difficult story.

 
Jeff and Leslie Nicholson, founders of Quartersawn Design Build, sit with their dog in their remodeled home.

Quartersawn Design Build literally grew from the ground up.

 
A painting by Anagha Deshmukh

When Anagha Deshmukh lost her mother three years ago, she felt a deep chasm between grief and day-to-day life.

 
The Edina Hip Hop Dance Team

With a desire to inspire future generations, Edina Community Education Services (CES) has developed over 350 programs for youth in grades K–12.

 
School of Fish, a new sculpture in Centennial Lakes Park

Collaborative effort brings new sculpture to Centennial Lakes Park.

 
A garden featuring some of the outdoor trends for summer 2020.

Local garden experts offer ideas for jump-starting your garden.

 
Tessa Checovich and her daughter, Audrey, whose bassinet inspired Briefly Baby.

Briefly Baby lets parents rent baby gear.

 
Nyhavn, Denmark

The idea of having multiple trips in the hopper stands out as a most important travel planning factor.

 
"The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Journalist, graphic novelist, and bestselling author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s first novel, The Water Dancer, is a great work of suspenseful storytelling.

 
A family menu board.

Meal planning can help make the busy summer months a little less chaotic.

 
Glasses of Rosé

The 2019 vintage just released, and you will find exceptional values in Rosés from France, Germany, Austria and right here in the U.S.