November 2017 Woodbury Magazine

In the November issue we have tips on bringing beauty into your home through floral decorating.

A hidden gem in Woodbury is the beautiful Carver Lake on Century Avenue just off Interstate 494. This 49-acre lake, surrounded by hills and woods, has a history of abundant northern pike; bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass can also be found in the waters.


For some home cooks, Thanksgiving Day is a much-anticipated chance to show off their culinary prowess. However, for most of us, cooking an elaborate meal for dozens of people is a somewhat nerve-racking and overwhelming task.


If ever there were a reason to indulge, Chef Fest would be it. It’s the perfect time to enjoy delicious local food and support the city you call home.


Woodbury native Jake Guentzel will remember the summer of 2017 for the rest of his life. On the night of June 11, he helped his NHL Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators in a six-game series.  

Then, on Thursday, July 13, Guentzel brought the Stanley Cup to Woodbury.


Although it was once thought to be exclusively for the rich and famous, plastic surgery has become mainstream in recent years, and it’s only getting more popular.


Woodbury’s Mary Ann Morgan is an artist and creative entrepreneur best known for her vibrant floral and abstract paintings, as well as her fused glass compositions.


Ken and Debbie Wanovich fell in love with Mexico over the course of many winter vacations. Ten years ago, they were married on Isla Mujeres, a small island just off the coast of Cancun.


The healing power of art has been long recognized and celebrated. Its ability to surrender usually busy brains to simplicity and peace has made it a valued therapy method.


When Connie and Phil Paquette built their Woodbury home in 1994, they built with a vision in mind to make it work long after they retired.


Amanda Riley, owner of Blissful Balance, first introduced an infrared sauna to her studio last November. When asked what it helps with, Riley’s response is, “Pretty much everything.”


Since opening in April at CityPlace, Nordstrom Rack has attracted shoppers from the east metro with its on-trend clearance merchandise from Nordstrom stores and as well as items purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack.


For some, the thought of working with a significant other might be a nightmare, but for Daniel and Paula Sattler, it’s a dream. With Daniel’s career in professional baseball and Paula working as a lawyer in the Twin Cities, they had been forced to be apart a lot.


“Many people don’t realize the issues they’re experiencing with their skin are caused in the summer,” says Jennifer O’Keefe, an esthetician at Radiance Medspa in Woodbury.


When Donna Smith-Stafford started Koins for K9s three years ago, her mission was to add to the legacy her late husband, Bruce Stafford, had created for himself in his dedication to protecting others.


This gorgeous arrangement is worth a spot on your overflowing harvest table. For greenery, Tara Carlson of Sweet Peas Floral kept it natural with a mixture of Italian ruscus, seeded eucalyptus and spiral eucalyptus.


In a day and age where we’re busier than ever, it’s sometimes hard to make time to reflect on the gifts we’re given. Woodbury resident and entrepreneur Carole Lehn had this in mind when she decided to share her “thankful tree” with the world last September.