A Date with the Arts

The Twin Cities area is home to more world-class theater seats per capita than any U.S. city outside of New York City. Our local music scene is incredible - on almost any night of the week you can enjoy classical, hip-hop, jazz or a multitude of other music genres. Many fabulous art museums call our cities home. We Minnesotans are lucky…

Homemade with love

This easy recipe makes about 60 delectable truffles for your Valentine. Ms. Garten suggests rolling chilled truffles in cocoa powder and powdered sugar. You might also experiment with finely grated coconut and nuts. 

A plot twist for salads

There may still be snow on the ground, but it’s not too early to start planning for healthy, fresh summer vegetables, grown in your own garden. 

Feeling crafty

I’m a dabbler. It’s particularly apparent now, as my husband and I downsize to a smaller empty nest. The stereotypical culling of household history is problematic for a person like me. I’m easily inspired, and I love to try new things. I also prefer short learning curves. My attention span is gnat-like. Our home wasn’t immediately “list … Continued

Starring Students

The acronym PiM is an open door for curiosity. It’s pronounced “Pim.” The “Performing Institute of Minnesota Arts High School” sounds a bit old-fashioned and doesn’t quite fit. The modern arts-focused charter school is authorized by the University of St. Thomas and is located on Flying Cloud Drive right here in Eden Prairie, found within the former walls of Eagle…

What the World Needs Now

Preschool children love to be busy. They're curious and inquisitive. They like to choose their own activities and fix their own minor mishaps. On a recent visit to Eden Prairie Montessori, we were charmed when the children noticed us at first, asked a few questions about our photographer's camera, then - with refreshing, uninhibited purpose - went back to the…

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Nature’s Valentines

John Muir, the American environmentalist, wrote, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” The older I get the more I find Muir’s thought to be true. Maybe I walk a bit slower? Or look harder to find something I need? I just know that nature is showing me little gifts. Lately, I’ve been seeing hearts.

There’s no place like home

Twin Cities denizens are proud of our lively and thriving arts scene. We talk it up with newcomers and show it off when we have out-of-town guests. But, did you know we have our own artistic gem - hidden in plain sight - right here in Eden Prairie? It’s the Eden Prairie Art Center, located at 7650 Equitable Drive.

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued