March/April 2022

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” —Charles Dickens

Sunday, March 20 marks the first day of spring, and that means a seasonal refresh is on deck—wardrobes, pantries, décor and more will be on my “to-do” list. But there’s another thing that I plan to rejuvenate this spring: my skin!

 
First Time on Two Wheels!

What stands out in David Augustson’s second place photo winner is the joy and excitement in his son’s smile.

 
Crémant

Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly can fill a room with celebratory spirits. As we move into brunch season and springtime celebrations, let’s take a closer look at a Champagne’s lesser-known cousin.

 

The eighth annual Bash for Brains was held on September 11, 2021, and raised over $110,000. The bash, first held in 2013, has the mission of raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and caregiver support; it first hosted 50 people and raised $7,000.

 
remodel of a Lake Elmo home

Local homeowner Christa first heard about Interior Impressions through friends, but the recommendation stuck in her mind years later when she moved to Lake Elmo with her family.

 
Aleisha Nelson

Trading in cold Minnesota winters for sunny California is many Midwesterners’ dream. Aleisha Nelson made that dream come true nine years ago when she moved from Shoreview, Minnesota, to Santa Clara, California, to pursue a degree in computer science.

 
Wesley Ross

For Wesley Ross and Anneteke Adoga, leadership comes naturally.

 
Sign Gypsies' personalized yard greeting signs

When Woodbury native Maureen Isbell moved home from Dallas, she brought the notion that everything’s bigger in Texas to the lawns of Minnesota nice.

 
Beyond Apartments kitchen

Continuing to redefine apartment living for Woodbury residents is the new two-building complex, Beyond Apartments by Core Living.

 
woman getting a facial

A new facial bar opened its doors in Woodbury this spring. We sat down with Cheyanne Thurston from Face Foundrié to hear what to expect from this Twin Cities-based beauty spot.

 
Owls: Our Most Charming Bird

Discover a nonfiction bird book that unexpectedly reads like a birder’s own illustrated nature journal. In this book, Matt Sewell documents over 45 unique owls ranging from the African Wood Owl to the Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl.

 

I’m returning to work this month after a weeklong staycation, and I’ve spent a ton of time inside recently. From deep cleaning my washing machine and organizing closets/drawers to snuggling by the fire, I certainly made the most of my time off.

 
Irish Whiskey

St. Patrick’s Day—when it comes to this day of days, many people become Irish, wearing a bit of green, having a pint and singing a song.

 
Bellies to the Sky

Local author Colleen Canning describes her new children’s book Bellies to the Sky as “an excellent way to teach children, and anyone who is reading, how to use our breath to relax and slow down.” The book is told b