May 2015 White Bear Lake Magazine

In the May issue see how pringmaker Emily Gray Koehler makes art from nature, get a peek at rustic wedding venue and get in shape for summer with Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping fitness program.

Bicycles have been popular for decades. Some may think the need for safe bicycle paths is a new movement, but, in fact, the matter was taken up before the village council at White Bear before the turn of the 20th century.


We are homo sapiens; we have highly evolved incisors, bicuspids and molars that are meant to bite and chew food. And yet there is something irresistible about the immediacy of nourishment in liquid form, especially as the weather warms up.


This Mother’s Day week, try something new by trying something old—as in a classic tea. Avalon Tearoom & Pastry Shoppe is offering some tea options to make mom feel special.


Jessica Bernier is beautiful and introverted. She’s intelligent, understated and works as a model when time permits. Calm and competent, she runs an office of 60 realtors for the company she co-owns with her husband, Mike.


The big red barn is a landmark for those driving through the countryside in Dellwood. “Everybody uses it for directions,” owner Scott Jordan says.


Many artists have a muse; that sublime source of inspiration, in the flesh or otherwise, that helps them create. For Emily Gray Koehler, printmaker and artist, the muse shows up in a wholly different form.


Justin Gordon, Randy Sampson and Jillian Faber are the proud owners of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping gyms in White Bear Township and Woodbury. But their fitness adventure started when they least expected it.


Funky Chic Boutique and Missy’s Boutique & Consignment are two of White Bear Lake’s fabulous finds, perfect for gifts, new outfits and that special something to spruce up your space.


Each year, White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) highlights and provides the opportunity for artists to participate in the Northern Lights juried art show, and, once again, the community can enjoy the fruits of their labor.


When White Bear Lake’s water level started falling, the White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi and Birchwood communities decided something needed to be done. They came up with the Race 2 Reduce initiative, which educates citizens on their water consumption and how to reduce it.


Dave Simmons got the idea for his Sacred Lotus Acupuncture Clinic after he saw how acupuncture helped his mother, who was suffering from chronic nerve pain after reconstructive surgery from breast cancer.


On a sunny spring day, Linda Christensen decided to step outside her Mahtomedi home and snap a picture of her beloved cockapoos, or “cockadoodles,” as she calls them. Taking out her Nikon digital camera, she told her pooches to sit and stay. However, 12-year-old Buster had a different idea.


When Elishia Robson started working at Lakeside Floral in 2000, she fell in love with the floral industry and the community she had come to know.