Welcome to the May/June 2024 Issue

by | May 2024

White Bear Lake Magazine May/June 2024

A few years ago, in a moment of fascination and a bit of boredom, I flipped on the TV show Tidying up with Marie Kondo. It was well past the show’s height—when Kondo’s method permeated daily conversation. I was late to the game and, I think, too late to really understand the hype. Yet, in the one episode I watched, Kondo’s mantra to “discard everything that does not spark joy” struck a chord. So, while I don’t file fold my socks (and probably never will), I do find myself pursuing joy and delight, both in my closet and on a daily basis.

In this issue, we’ve compiled a joyous array of stories to usher in the summer. Head out on the water as writer Dan Huss shares the mission and origins of Off the Edge Dragon Boat Team. The all-women group has made an impact on regional dragon boat racing and found fulfillment and camaraderie at the same time.

Learn something new by diving into our features. This issue, writer Meredith Heneghan connected with area flower farmers to learn more about creating a diverse cut flower garden; she also spoke with Romina Montanari to learn more about how she’s bringing Italy to White Bear Lake through at-home Italian cooking classes.

And celebrate Mother’s Day on May 12 with a mimosa! Writer Jen Pitterle worked with Lunds & Byerlys to compile a dazzling array of sparkling drink recipes that are sure to add something special to your gathering.

Have a story to share? My inbox is always open. Drop me a line at zoe@localmedia.co.

Until next time,

–Zoe Yates


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