October 2015 St. Louis Park Magazine

In the October issue experience the global vibe at Blackstone Bistro, get helpful tips for fall and winter fitness and find out how you can host an earth-friendly at-home gathering.

“I’m a pretty avid runner,” explains Justin Hubbard, a St. Louis Park resident whose stunning photos would never have you guessing that he stopped mid-sprint to snap a picture.

 

When the cool autumn breezes roll in, all we want is an inviting meal that makes us feel cozy and full.

 

Members came out to show off their new and vintage bugs and campers at the 29th annual Bug-In on May 31 at Luther Westside Volkswagen.

 

Every October, Westwood Hills Nature Center shuts down for an entire week. That’s how long it takes to set up for the annual Halloween party, which attracts more than 500 visitors each night.

 

Think about a backyard barbecue or kid’s birthday party you attended recently. Happy memories? Definitely.

 

If you’re a fan of the Syfy channel’s Face Off, a competition-based reality TV show focused on special effects makeup, you know Darla Edin is its season eight champion. She’s also one of St. Louis Park’s own. “I was born at Methodist Hospital, attended St.

 

There are quite a few signs that let you know Warehouse Winery isn’t your average event venue—one is a wall of artistic graffiti, including a rendering of the famous stomping grapes scene from I Love Lucy. But Twin Cities brides and grooms are finding plenty to love about this St.

 

Chef Sharif Wagdy was born in Eastern Europe to a Greek mother and an Egyptian father.

 

At home, artist Denise Tennen is surrounded by beauty. Her artwork—mostly sculpture—emerges from her quiet hideaway in St. Louis Park, a co-housing community where Tennen has lived for nearly 20 years.

 

The annual Twin Cities Film Festival, hosted at St. Louis Park’s ShowPlace Icon Theatre, boasts more film selections than ever during this month’s 11-day event.

 

Aaron Janz toted St. Louis Park Magazine on a car-ferry trip this spring from Tarbert to Killimer in Ireland.

 

Healthy lifestyle guru Greg Barth’s podcast, The Life of Now, is about more than just working out. Barth, a St.

 

What started out seven years ago as a small Halloween party at St. Louis Park’s Bubbly Paws dog wash has turned into Woof ‘N Treat, a full-blown neighborhood dog party, hosted by several businesses at Excelsior and Grand.

 

After her second divorce, Golden Valley resident Christine Clifford felt empowered to lead her life with confidence, but she noticed that many fellow divorcees didn’t share her positive outlook. So she started looking for a way to change that.