Arts & Culture

Adorned Homes

A White Bear Lake boutique interior design company is taking a new approach to full-service home offerings. The passion project of longtime area resident Katie Kurtz, Adorned Homes encompasses all things real estate, remodeling and furnishings.

Gardening and Getaways

When that final patch of snow melts on the north side of the house and brightly patterned pansy planters arrive at the supermarket, you know spring has arrived and it’s time to venture out to your local garden center.

New Possibilities

While the White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) building was closed during the pandemic, its operations were definitely not.

Tommy, Ready to Play!

On a clear summer evening, Craig Drake, who placed first in our 2021 Lens on the Lake Photo Contest, captured this image of his grand-dog, sitting happily at the end of his family’s dock on White Bear Lake.

Kasey Johnson and Regan Nix

When one considers the term sustainability, odds are the images that come to mind are not stunning modern homes or commercial developments.

women are embracing their grey hair

Confident. Authentic. Risk-taker. These are just a few words Laura Saatzer of Pine Springs uses to describe herself as she sports her new look—salt-and-pepper gray locks chopped just below her chin.

Ky McDonald, Set Me Free

“There’s no place like home,” proclaims Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Our homes are the foundation of all of our hopes and dreams while exuding a warmth beckoned by the people that inhabit the space.

Icy Situation

Stephanie Herington nabbed this shot by Manitou Island, near where the dinghy boats are stored in the summer. She says, “I really loved how the ice had piled up on shore and how the rugged ice contrasted against the smooth blue sky.

Baking sourdough bread. Doing puzzles. Getting puppies. Add crafting to the list of trends we’ve seen uptick during the pandemic, and you get the appeal of Create Space. Not everyone has ample space at home to get creative, and that’s just what the shop provides.

Day at the Beach (Memorial Beach in Winter)

On a sunny winter day, Lauren Meyer, who placed first in our 2020 Lens on the Lake Photo Contest, snapped her winning photo. We spoke with Meyer about Day at the Beach (Memorial Beach in Winter), to find out what inspired her to get this shot.  

White Bear Center for the Arts

The White Bear Center for the Arts has expanded its space. Stemming from an initial need for more parking and additional square footage for the popular clay classes, the center has added to its atrium space, gallery and created two rooms dedicated to clay classe

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