November 2016 Edina Magazine

Last November, Sarah Pettit’s then 16-month-old daughter Audrey was enthralled with carolers singing at the 50th and France annual tree-lighting ceremony. She ran around in front of them, a pom on her knit hat bouncing joyfully behind her.

 

The Edina Garden Council dedicates a new granite bench and informational sign at the pollinator garden created by Edina Garden Council members and supported by these dedicated Edina families, students and friends.

 

Come fall, robust nutty flavors have heightened appeal. Distinctive crunchy almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts enliven everything from drinks to pasta. You’re sure to go nuts over these nutty Edina dishes.

 

Most women will offer a compliment whenever we see a friend sporting a terrific new outfit. Great fashion makes people feel good whether they’re wearing it or simply admiring it.

 

Maiden Minnesota, a celebration of Minnesota-based, women-owned businesses, partners with Dress for Success Twin Cities, whose mission is “to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in wor

 

There’s nearly a 100-year difference between Tim and Michele Pronley’s recently constructed English Tudor-style home and many of its neighboring historic revivals in the Edina Country Club District.

 

Dark florals, rich textures and luxe knits make for the perfect mix—these layered looks from Edina boutiques usher in the new season.

 

According to his Report of Separation from Active Duty, Colonel John “Jack” Hougen’s military career lasted 33 years. The report also lists his numerous commendations, medals and badges, implying his uniform glittered.

 

People in Edina work to help their neighbors every day. We’d like to introduce you to just a few of them.

 

We’ve been keeping our eyes open for fall beauty. No, we’re not leaf-peeping. We’re looking for the best ideas in fall beauty products. Here’s what we found:

 

“L” is for Lisa Mottla, a 34-year veteran of the hairdressing industry. “A” is for Avery Mottla, Lisa’s 22-year-old daughter, who recently graduated from college in Chicago, majoring in film and broadcasting.

 

Late fall’s sunshine can spotlight the lackluster areas of our homes. And if you find that you want to improve the aura of your dated kitchen and bath, it may be a good time to rejuvenate those spaces.

 

Art of Optiks opened at 50th and France in June and offers premier luxury eyewear. In the past year, colorful frames have been very on-trend and have risen in popularity, as has “retro glam,” which focuses on cat-eye shaped frames, rose gold and vintage acetate use.

 

Edina’s fashion-minded Wendy Witherspoon decided to launch a service called Prink Style to help tween girls find fun, unique clothes that match their personal style. Her young clients take a style quiz to help discover a personal style that will enhance their self-confidence.

 

Rosie Posie gift shop and boutique reopened in April after being closed for about two and a half months. In January, a car went through the shop’s front window and nearly destroyed the entire store. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

 

On November 11, America honors those who have served in any branch of the United States military. One way you and your family can observe this holiday in Edina is to visit the Edina Veterans Memorial at the intersection of 50th Street and Wooddale Avenue at Utley Park.

 

Cousins Julia Huseby and Tommy Stattine take a break with Edina Magazine while in Washington D.C. with their grandparents Greg and Katy Stattine of Edina.

 

For two days in November, you can hit your holiday shopping list hard at Southdale Center during its Black Friday sales. Southdale will have extended hours and will offer complimentary food and beverages in the center court to those brave souls who venture out to grab some great deals.

 

After 15 years in retail, Rena Lindberg has finally opened her very own store. A Minnetonka native, Lindberg watched the 50th and France area like a hawk while working in Malibu, Fla.

 

Scout & Molly’s, a boutique franchise that’s grown over the past few years in the United States, has finally come to the Twin Cities area. Linda Writz, owner of the Edina location, wanted to take on a project like this for quite some time.