July 2022

“People [in Edina] are … genuinely good people, and I think we need that in the world. We see all the events happening in the world, and it’s still good to know that we have a strong community that believes in children and will take the time to support the children’s initiative.” —Feroza Mehta, Edina resident and mother of Ava Mehta.

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Edina Magazine July 2022

Everyone likes getting love letters, right? Hand-written notes full of things that someone else finds wonderful about you … who wouldn’t want one? Well, this issue—the Best of 2022—is kind of like a love letter to the city of Edina. Throughout these pages, we’re waxing poetic about what makes this community such a special place to live, work and raise families.

Meet your winners for Best of Edina 2022

You voted for your local favorites—and we officially have some winners.


Mother captures her child having fun at the park.

Man grilling hamburgers

The best way to cap a sunny summer day is with a scrumptious summer meal. And arguably the best place to prepare this summer meal is on the grill.

Headshot of Edina resident Ava Mehta

Exploring the people, places and programs that make Edina such a special community.


Enjoy the outdoors by creating the excursion of your dreams.

Women's hands forming a heart

Since this is the Best of Edina issue, I wanted to explore a health topic which I’m very passionate about, which can help unlock a person’s best health: lifestyle medicine.


Amor Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, made the best book lists of 2011. A Gentleman in Moscow did the same in 2016. Five years later, his novel, The Lincoln Highway, was chosen by reviewers, bloggers and librarians as a fan favorite of 2021. After reading it, I understand why.

Glass sculpture "The Wave" by artist David Wight

Going to the beach is one of this season’s finest luxuries, and enjoying Minnesota lakes tops my own “Best Way to Spend a Summer Day” list. When I visit one of the coasts—east, west or north—


On warm Friday evenings in the summer, I love enjoying a glass of wine on the patio with a couple of appetizers. Of course, I don’t want anything too fussy, and this Roasted Tomato with Burrata appetizer is so, so easy.

Mark Sifferlin in a car at the 2021 Edina Fourth of July Parade

When Mark Sifferlin agreed to chair the 2021 Edina 4th of July Parade, he thought he was saying yes to creating a parade float for the Rotary Club of Edina.

Four of Edina Magazine's Advisory Board Members

Meet the individuals who serve on our Editorial Advisory Board and discover their favorite spots around town.

A family at Edina's Fourth of July Parade

The city celebrates a 34-year Independence Day tradition.

Coach teaches young hockey player to stake

Edina’s Community Impact Program serves as charitable partner to nonprofits and projects initiating change.