October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As we welcome in the new season, we also say “hello” to the up-and-coming trends that follow. Whether it be trends in clothing, interior design, foods, or housing, fresh fall styles are here… to stay? So maybe not all trends become classics, but that might be a good thing. After all, I for one am relieved that denim fedoras, waterbeds,…

Eden Prairie Lions Corn Feed

Around 5,000 ears of corn were consumed at this year's Eden Prairie Lions Corn Feed at Round Lake Park. Funds raised went towards the projects and nonprofits supported by the Eden Prairie Lions and Lioness Clubs.

Eden Prairie Chinese Association

Saturday, September 2nd the newly formed Eden Prairie Chinese Association celebrated with a ribbon cutting, picnic, and entertainment at Riley Lake Park Pavilion. About 150 people attended and brought dishes to share. There was traditional music, singing, poetry, and dancing. Mingzhou Huaxia Chinese School shared games and Mandarin class information.

October 2017 Around Town

Join us at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Thursday, October 26th for the 2017 Fall Wine Tasting. The Vintage will be providing samples of over 200 wines and champagnes. A variety of appetizers will also be available to guests as well as an event souvenir glass. The 2017 Fall Wine Tasting will begin at 6:30 PM on October 26th. Tickets…

The Man-Cave

The term man-cave conjures images of men feasting on assorted meat products (napkins optional) and shouting at television screens. All, while they watch gladiatorial-esque sporting events in the cozy confines of a basement, decked out with carefully curated collections of sports memorabilia and shrines dedicated to the round-housing glory of Chuck Norris. As today’s homeowners strive to maximize usable space…

Bold Predictions

"So what in the world happened to my home value"? That is what many of the upper bracket homeowners are asking in the $600,000 to million dollar plus home segment. The good news is that Eden Prairie homes have been on a very strong, healthy 5% annual appreciation trend line since the real estate market bottomed out in 2011 for…

Apple Cider Autumn Sangria

Mix up a classic fall favorite, apple cider, with a delicious sangria recipe that is sure to bring on the taste of autumn.

Travel Edit/ Checkmate

Head to the desert in style with Steps of Style blogger Amy Dreyer for a girls trip filled with sun, fun and mid-century magic.

Autumn Growth

Fall is in full swing and now is a great time to think about planting new shrubs and trees in your landscape. Many experts agree that in the fall, tree and shrub roots are naturally growing aggressively, aided by warm soil and cooler, wetter weather. The cooler temps that fall brings are best for new root growth. Keep newly planted…

From the Floor Up

The floor covering industry is stepping up its game. With the dawn of all kinds of new technology, we are finding what is old is new again. Recently I spent a considerable amount of time with Brent Oney, the Sales Manager of Yetzer’s floor covering to get the insiders view on flooring. Brent has been in the flooring business for…