November 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 | Interior Design | Edina's Best Breads

"Doc" Gregg hung up his white coat more than 35 years ago, but people still remember the man who dispensed both wisdom and prescriptions from behind the counter at his 50th and France pharmacy.


We couldn’t resist. We love pumpkin and squash so much we just had to dedicate an entire column to these fruits of the fall harvest.


Meat eaters of Edina, rejoice! Residents can satisfy their cravings for filet mignon and prime rib after the opening of dedicated steakhouse Pittsburgh Blue at the Galleria this November.


A beautiful home, much like a beautiful piece of art, is a direct reflection of the person who created it. And nowhere is this more apparent than when you step through the doors of Edina’s own decorator extraordinaire, Brian Ellingson.



1. Help her turn a new style page each month, with a 2012 calendar featuring Inslee watercolor fashion prints. $35, from Paperista.


Wendel's Specialty Breads

Wendel's sliced loaves are all natural, without added fat or refined sugar. The secret ingredient, bulgur wheat, adds nutty favor and retains moisture, making these breads freezer-friendly.


“We have an old house in a new shell,” says Mark Brunsvold with a chuckle as we sit in the newly remodeled (and newly expanded) eat-in kitchen in their 1950 rambler, a glorious view of the glistening Minnehaha Creek is visible from an expansive sliding glass door.


“I almost fell off my chair when he pointed to me,” reminisces Paul Peterson, the youngest member of a very musical family.


At age 70, many people are well on their way to enjoying the relaxation of retirement. But Milt “Beaver” Adams is not a common man.


Gibran Hamdan has worn the recognizable threads of the Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. Now, the 30-year-old former NFL quarterback and current Edina resident wears Alial Fital.


The sound of snow crunching underneath your favorite winter boots, as the steam of hot chocolate tickles your nose, while Christmas lights twinkle all around you…it all must mean that the annual 50th and France Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is upon us again!


Looking for more ways to expand your musical library without breaking the bank? The Hennepin County Library system has got you covered.


Get your credit cards ready because Edina’s historic mall, Southdale Center, is receiving a facelift this season with the opening of three new retail shops, just in time for holiday shopping.


Looking for a great read over Thanksgiving break? Try Mercy Creek by Matt Matthews, winner of the 2010 South Carolina First Novel Prize. Sixteen-year-old Isaac Lawson spends his summer days working at Chum’s Hardware while his friends play baseball.


Complete Nutrition, the growing upscale nutritional franchise, knows how to make an entrance.


Got a dog that’s sociable and likes to make new pooch pals? Then the new Edina Canine Social Club: Ruff House, an indoor dog park, could be a perfect fit for you and your canine companion.


It’s a new season, new group, and new inspiration for the prestigious Edina High School theater program as it kicks off its 2011-12 season.