Category Archives: Twin Cities Lifestyle

25 Things to Do This Summer in Minnesota

Weekends are booking up with grad parties, sports events and trips to the cabin. This summer, don’t forget to do something different and fun amongst all the scheduled itineraries. We’ve compiled a list of some expected and some out-of-the-box ideas for you to truly take hold of the fleeting Minnesota summer. Road Trip to The Greatest Spectacle on Lake Superior to ‘catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore’ August 18-21. Excelsior Streetcar Line. Enjoy a half-mile... view article »

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in the Twin Cities

Procrastination is fine if you’re just picking up some flowers and chocolates from the grocer, but if you want to salvage some creativity cred, here are a few ideas that can still be winning in the heart of your loved one. Creative confections The Cookie Creative will be on hand with a pop-up shop at West Elm Edina with valentinesy treats both unique and beautiful. Grab some cookies and pair it with something luxurious for the home, like a jewelry box, planter, velvet duvet, or candle.... view article »

Get Fit in the Twin Cities

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Getting fit in the Twin Cities has never been easier, as boutique fitness gyms offering new ways to break a sweat are popping up everywhere. Whether you are new to your community or just have a resolution or two, get your fitness on with one of these innovative gyms across the metro. [solidcore] St Louis Park, Wayzata “[solidcore] is not just a workout. We are on a serious mission to help you create the strongest version of yourself inside and out.”  This high-intensity, low-impact 50-minute class promises to lengthen... view article »

2016 Minneapolis Holiday Gift Guide from Desrochers Realty

Do these last few days before the holiday find you coming up short on holiday shopping, searching for those perfect last-minute gifts that will do just the trick? Lucky for you, Minneapolis is full of local shops and boutiques that have a carefully curated selection of unique gifts. We’ve taken the opportunity to choose some of our own favorite picks for our 2016 holiday gift guide. Steer clear of the malls and head to these local vendors for your last-minute holiday shopping. Vendor: Fleurish Desrochers... view article »

Best Places to Brunch in the Twin Cities

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If you’re someone who likes to brunch (and who isn’t?), then you’re living in the right place. The Twin Cities are a brunch heaven. Every neighborhood seems to have at least one or two truly exceptional brunch spots, each with unique character and charm. An exhaustive list of great places to brunch in the Twin Cities would take you months to work your way through, so we’ve put together a list of our top four favorite restaurants for brunch in Minneapolis and St. Paul. In... view article »

Fall Activities in Minneapolis 2016

Some years it feels like Minnesota weather goes straight from summer to winter with hardly a week of transition in between. But on those rare occasions when they occur, a perfect autumn day in Minnesota is a beautiful thing. The skies are a bright cloudless blue, the air is crisp but not cold, and the sun makes the golden leaves glimmer. When these days happen, we have to be ready to take full advantage! Here are some fun activity ideas for the next perfect fall... view article »

Community Profiles: St. Louis Park & Golden Valley

Minneapolis suburbs thrive with activity during the summer. From water sports to holiday celebrations to community events, there’s always something going on. Nowhere is that more true than in the two communities we’re profiling this month: St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. Located within the first ring of Minneapolis suburbs, these communities make it easy to take full advantage of everything a summer in Minneapolis and its surrounding areas has to offer. St. Louis Park Bumping up against the hip Minneapolis neighborhood of Uptown along... view article »

Minneapolis Father’s Day Gift Shopping Guide

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It seems like all the pampering is reserved for Mother’s Day, but dads deserve to be spoiled a little bit, too—especially on Father’s Day. Minneapolis makes it easy to spoil the dads in our lives, with no shortage of high-quality boutiques and services available for men of discerning taste. Here are a few of the items on our shortlist for Father’s Day gift shopping this year: Shirt from Hammer Made – This local menswear retailer creates high-quality dress shirts that compete with designer brands on... view article »

Twin Cities Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is less than a week away. If you’re scrambling to find a last-minute gift, the good news is that the Twin Cities have no shortage of boutiques, spas, and restaurants where you can find a way to pamper your mom. Here are some of our suggestions for how to treat your mother to something special this Mother’s Day weekend. Manicure/Pedicure – What mother doesn’t love a good mani-pedi? A La Mode offers luxurious yet affordable nail services that will make your mom feel... view article »

Community Profiles: Wayzata and Minnetonka

With spring in the air and summer on its way, this month we thought we would turn our attention to the lakes and introduce you to some of the Twin Cities’ most appealing waterfront communities. Wayzata Wayzata is a very small town that borders the eastern shore of Lake Minnetonka. Though small, Wayzata is home to some of the most expensive—and beautiful—real estate in Minnesota. Wayzata is a vibrant business community with many local shops and restaurants. The lakefront downtown area is a quaint destination... view article »