Local twists on New Year’s Eve libations

We asked a favorite neighborhood spirits shop - The Vintage in Chanhassen - to recommend New Year's Eve cocktails made with locally distilled spirits. The French 75 Champagne Cocktail made with Eden Prairie's Flying Dutchman Sprits Mediterraneo Gin will add urban pizazz to your New Year's Eve. Regale downtowners with facts about the drink's heritage. Predating World War I, it was…

A Christmas home in bloom

Looking for unique ways to add something festive to your holiday décor? Consider including a collection of seasonal live houseplants to the mix. Colorful living plants brighten the atmosphere in a room. Having scented, living plants around us adds to the love, laughter, and joy we seek when we host gatherings during this season of cheer and goodwill. If you’re…

We have “a bit”

I’m married to an audiophile. He frequents a hipster record shop, compiles playlists for special occasions, criticizes Alexa’s and iTunes sound quality and has a vintage turntable that means something to him but is lost on me. He also really, really likes Christmas music. My birthday is in December and ever since I’ve known him, he’s … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Beers with B.E.E.R.S. Sample micro-brews and appetizers while you mingle with local movers and shakers at this year’s networking event. Sponsored by the Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield and Southwest Chambers of Commerce. December 6 from 4:30-6:00 at Bowlero (12200 Singletree Lane, Eden Prairie.) $20 member, $30 non-members. epchamber.org Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Holiday Lights See the … Continued

Campiello tasting event

Freshly renovated Campiello treated its customers to a tasting of its new and classic dishes. Guests sampled the menu while mingling over craft cocktails, fine wines   and local brews. Cheers to the updated version of this Eden Prairie favorite. We recognized the talented chefs and gracious servers, and had fun trying the new menu in the remodeled space.

A frontman’s party playlist

The Violet Nines are a vibrant outfit with alternative rock sounds influenced by funk, pop, and rhythm and blues. Each band member - Andrew Elmeer, Benjamin Cline, Nick Eagon, O’SAY and Veronica Fritsch – brings unique personality and talent to the stage. 

Winter reads

From an enduring classic to a hot new release, these frosty books all pair well with a steamy, creamy cup of hot chocolate.

Cocktails for Causes

Eden Prairie Lifestyle hosted Cocktails for Causes at Flying Dutchman Spirits, which donated a portion of the tab to the PROP Shop. Guests enjoyed craft cocktails, Crumb Gourmet Deli catered food, distillery tours and Executive Director Cindy Eddy's overview of PROP Shop's work in the community. Co-sponsored by the Fierce P.I.C.C.A.L. (Professional. Integrity. Culture. Collaboration. Authenticity. Leadership.) networking group.

Rustic Renaissance

The rustic aesthetic is a concept we’re all familiar with, whether we realize it or not. That’s because it finds its roots in what is already familiar - reclamation and home. In the world of design, the term “rustic” will come paired with a qualifier: think rustic farmhouse, rustic elegance, rustic minimalism. These ideas evoke distinct imagery: gnarled wood, rich…

Planning for a Healthy Holiday

Want to enjoy the holidays but avoid derailing your healthy lifestyle? It all starts with a vision and a plan. Holidays can be a time to relax some of our normal discipline with eating and exercise, but without clear goals and guidelines, we are never quite sure what we are aiming for.