October 2017 Edina Magazine

In this issue, we celebrate how food is served and shared–a communal experience that just makes everything taste better.

Break out the party hats and stir sticks, because it’s time to celebrate. International Coffee Day is October 1.


Patisserie Margo has all things pumpkin spice. Pumpkin tarts, pumpkin macarons, pumpkin craisin muffins, pumpkin and vanilla swirl cheesecake and pumpkin cookies with maple icing.


With ingredients like rose petals, angelica, and lemon, Old Diamond Wedding Gin is not your average distilled spirit.  


Sylvie Saxton helps people feel fabulous. She ran a home day care for many years and now inspires other day care providers with Fabulous Provider, a step-by-step guide she created for anyone who runs a day care business.


The Rotary Club of Edina honored Lauren Morse-Wendt with this year’s Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership award.


At age 17, Saumya Mangalick is already a strong advocate for human rights. This Edina High School senior was awarded the Edina Human Rights & Relations Commission Tom Oye award for her work with the organization Girl Up Edina.  She is the youngest recipient of this award.


With the goal of designing a farmhouse-style house within the space constraints of an urban plot, Edina homebuilders Refined Custom Homes LLC created a trend-setting space ideal for entertaining friends and family.


Many classic silver pieces that have been in the family forever were once beautiful, but often become dull in an ever-brightening world. Enter Julia Moss, whose store brings classic into the contemporary.


Many communities are built around sharing a meal. The idea of breaking bread with your friends and family on holidays and to commemorate or celebrate major life events is deeply woven into our culture.


On perhaps the busiest weekend in Edina each year, Deb Rasmussen made the purchase of a lifetime.


Every year Cornelia Elementary School invites a volunteer educator into its second-grade class. Meet Mary Hedges, yogurt scientist and Edina Public Schools volunteer of the year.


Students who act as team managers for high school sports take on a lot of responsibility. They provide crucial support to coaches as well as players.


Life’s hustle and bustle can make it difficult to gather as a family over a meal—but that seems to be changing.


Go ahead, drink up and say “Prost” to Oktoberfest. A tradition dating back to the 1500s celebrated by beer fans everywhere, Oktoberfest beer hails the coming of fall like no other libation. This German tradition has a following in Edina.


26.2 miles, sore muscles, hard work, time commitment, training goals, perseverance and strength. To many, running a marathon might seem impossible, but with help from community, faith and a greater purpose, local runners from Team World Vision remind us that nothing is impossible.


Planning a fall party? Don’t forget the seasonal napkins. It’s that little something extra that makes all the difference at a celebration or event. Inexpensive but also useful, napkins are the all-too-overlooked darlings of the table-setting world. Napkins dress up a table with practical charm.


Hens do more than lay eggs. They provide weed and insect control, companionship, therapy and entertainment. Chickens are part of a backyard homestead movement with roots in sustainability, health and the environment.


A gas station turned brewpub restaurant—now there’s something unique.


The annual Halloween community event at Jerry’s Foods will have a special spooktacular spin this year as the store welcomes the cast of Stages Theatre Company’s  production of Spookley the Square Pumpkin to perform scenes fro