October 2021

“October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came, the chestnuts, oaks, and maples and leaves of every name. The sunshine spread a carpet and everything was grand; Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.” —George Cooper

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October is a pretty great month in my opinion. Life settles in a bit after the frenzy of back to school.

Artful Arches - Vicki Hurwitz

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Images of Edina photo contest in the pages of Edina Magazine and online.


Concept 1:

Day of the Dead. Lean into the adjacent Mexican holiday with bright, colorful decor pieces that are more celebratory than spooky.

Zaylore Stout and interviewer Barbara LaValleur

Speaking of Authors … is a collaborative effort between the Edina Art Center and the City of Edina Communication Department. These recorded episodes are hosted by Edina Art Center general manager Susan Tarnowski alongside local interviewer, Barbara LaValleur.

Rosie costume

From Mary Poppins to Rosie the Riveter, Elizabeth Kriel has designed, thrifted and found DIY Halloween costumes for her daughter Lilly for over five years now, all without touching a sewing machine.

Chalkboard Candle Co. coconut wax candles and melts

After burning hundreds of candles in her own home, veteran teacher Kari Miller-Palmborg decided to combine her desire to create natural, pure scented candles with her passion for bringing awareness to the work that teachers do for future generations.

back pain while sitting

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine programs were not a common offering to patients seeking care. But the pandemic forced healthcare providers to adjust care and deliver treatment remotely through telemedicine programs.

painted brick on exterior of house

A fair amount of homeowners have given their interiors a glow-up, a redo, a transformation—call it what you will. But all that effort begs the question—now what?

Yours Cheerfully

A.J. Pearce first introduced intrepid junior journalist Emmeline Lake in her funny and heartbreaking novel, Dear Mrs.

Dan Arom

Dan Arom’s friendship with Edina High School (EHS) classmate Spenser Somers set him on his path of volunteerism. A member of the class of 1990, Somers fought cancer for five years before passing away following graduation. Friends created the Spenser Somers Foundation in his honor.

Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Rouge

With temperatures firmly in the cool camp and fall holidays around the corner, this is the time to fully lean into transitional wines. White wines with body and red wines with texture will match the environment and much of the food this time of year.

Dan Raphael, Prairie

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.”  - Sharon Ralls Lemon

entry hall

While often overlooked, the entryway is the place that welcomes people, and in some cases, might be the only place visitors see.


At the 2021 Taste Fore the Tour, local celebs and guests gathered to raise funds for local food shelf, VEAP.

Boy holding an apple

When autumn’s cooler temperatures roll in, the gorgeous fall weather creates a perfect setting for getting outdoors to enjoy the change in season. What’s a better way to welcome fall exploring a bit of greater Minnesota and all it has to offer.