March 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Happy March everyone! 
Up to this point, winter seems to have left us high and dry showing off all the flaws around the house. Have no fear fellow homeowners; there is help out there for all your projects. Established in 1880, Eden Prairie truly had its building heyday a full one hundred years later. I've been a part of so…

TEDxEdina

During the end of January, Edina hosted their own independent TED Talk event. TEDXEdina was a day-long exploration with live presenters, TED Talks videos, deep conversation, and local connection. Eden Prairie was fiercely represented by speaker Hanadi Chehabeddine, winner of the 2016 EP Human Rights Award.

Modern Home Gadgets

“There’s no place like home,” and, there’s really no place like home when it comes to 2017 technology. With the modernization of technology and automation of homes, who wants to leave? We’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest modern “home” gadgets you won’t know what you ever did without.

March 2017 Around Town

The Eden Prairie Reads Committee is excited to announce that Yaa Gyasi, author of Homecoming, will be coming to speak on March 6th at 6:00 PM. Eden Prairie Reads chose Gyasi’s novel Homegoing because of its beautiful story and relevance. The debut novel is a riveting story of race, history, love and time that traces the descendants of two sisters…

International Escape: Paris

What is more amazing than a trip to Paris in the springtime? Paris is generally recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cities; however, as giddy tulips and daffodils burst forth, laughing off winter’s grime and gloom, everything takes on a fresh and new feel. The excitement and energy of spring in Paris is palpable.

Unlikely Competition

It isn’t too surprising to discover that the video game industry is catching up to the film industry. After all, video games are starting to look just like movies, and they even are starring big-name actors to voice the characters and work with motion-capture technology so that their facial expressions and body language appear in the games. What is surprising,…

Simple Ideas to Renovate and Refine Your Outdoor Spaces

The word “renovate” brings to my mind an endless project that will require abundant resources and much time to complete. I also think “big mess” and immediately begin to wonder if it’s even wise for me to start a renovation project. In previous years, after pondering an outdoor renovation idea for an extended period of time, I’ve either changed my…

The Luxury Experience, 
Delivered with Taste and Style

The purchase of a luxury vehicle is a unique and exciting time for today’s consumer. We are choosing a product and environment that we will travel with, represent who we are, and deliver performance and pleasure for years to come. A significant part of the purchase is the luxury brand buying process. As consumers, we value the recognition of ourselves…

Feeling in Full Color

Redecorating, renovating, or waiting for the perfect finishing touches to find their way home - whenever we make a change in our space, we don’t just think about how it looks, but how it feels. Color is the most emotional characteristic of the visual experience, so we’ve rounded up the top trending shades to make your space feel as beautiful…

Fun For Good

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation is now in its 36th year of positively impacting all EP citizens. Five hundred grants have been awarded to over 84 organizations. Four priority areas for granting are social services, recreation and the environment, arts and culture, and education. The largest source of grant funding is our annual event; EP Gives scheduled for Saturday, April…