September 2021

“There is this beautiful history there, I love it and I hope to grow within that,” Peoples Organic Coffee and Wine Café owner Juell Roberts says about moving the restaurant to Southdale Center in Edina.

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In 1894, then President Grover Cleveland signed a law that would establish the first Monday in September as a national holiday we know as Labor Day. The U.S.

About to Take Flight - Lisa Asp

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

 Yumi Sushi

A pioneer for the retail industry since its conception in 1956, Southdale Center redefined American shopping as the nation’s first enclosed, climate-controlled shopping complex.


Local performers provided summer weekend entertainment for visitors of Nolan Mains plaza in the 50th and France Business District. Watch for many more upcoming family friendly events in this wonderful new space near lots of local shopping and dining.

potters wheel

Whether you’re an art aficionado or simply appreciative of beautiful things, the 17th annual Edina Fall into the Arts Festival brings together all lovers of the arts for a spectacular start to a new season.


“Most people in the United States only wear about 20 percent of their wardrobes. That means that 80 percent of the clothes are languishing in their closet being unworn,” Nancy Dilts says.

children with chicken

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.


The arts are making a comeback this year at the Edina Art Center after being closed last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The pandemic posed many challenges for community members who enjoyed viewing exhibitions and taking art courses at the center.

edina coffee roasters

For some people, there’s nothing better than starting the morning with a steaming cup of coffee. The first sip of the day seems to wake up the mind and body; you could even say it warms the soul.

Sara Duffy

Sara Duffy is a travel enthusiast and owner of SRD International, a luxury travel concierge business with offices in Minnesota and California.

walking for fitness

When gyms were forced to close during last year’s pandemic lockdowns, workout routines were disrupted, leaving many unsure about how best to continue their healthy, active lifestyles.

Colee Recke, Pieces and Pair

Hollie Blanchard says, “This mixed media painting had me thinking back to family excursions to the North Shore where endless hours were spent searching for coveted agates along Lake Superior. Road maps, playing the alphabet game and breathtaking autumn leaves bookmarke


While we love eating raw apples, I also like to save a bunch for baking.


Shifting from glamorous contoured statements to “no makeup, makeup” looks, trends have turned toward personal care that enhances natural beauty and unique physical characteristics. 

Paul Mooty at the White House Made in America Showcase.

Paul Mooty joined the Rotary Club of Edina in 1999. He’s served on the board of directors for the Edina Community Foundation (2011-2019), Fairview Southdale Hospital and the Edina Chamber of Commerce.

The Postscript Murders

Readers of Elly Griffiths’ The Stranger Diaries will be thrilled to learn that she has written another standalone mystery, The Postscript Murders. When 90-year-old Peggy Smith is found dead in her Shoreham-by-Sea apartment, no one suspects foul play.

hands on USA flag

It’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since the tragic events of 9/11. Each year, many pause on September 11th to honor and remember lives lost.