This weekend is the start of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. The fun events run now until July 25th.  Most events are free and family friendly.

Join in some of the fun festivities…


Friday 16th  – Block Party Downtown

  • On Nicollet Mall between 3rd and 4th streets
  • 5pm – 11pm
  • No ticket required! It’s free!
  • Bands including: Night Ranger, Corey Stevens, and Romantica
  • Happy hour from 5-6

Sunday 18th – Beach Party at Lake Calhoun

  • On Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Meet and greet the Mpls Fire Department
  • Watch the milk carton boat races
  • Sandcastle building contests

Wednesday 21st – Life Time Torchlight parade/ 5k

  • Parade route runs down Hennepin Ave starting at 8:30pm
  • 5k starts at 7:30pm at the Basilica and goes to Nicollet Island
  • After party will be held at Nicollet Island with the local band, Root City

Saturday 24th – Fireworks along the Riverfront

  • X-cel Riverblast from 6-10 along the Mississippi Riverfront
  • Enjoy food, music, and more before the fireworks
  • Fireworks from 10-10:30 along West River Parkway

For more information on other events visit:

Enjoy! amber

thank you!

June 14, 2010

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2010 ASID Showcase Home Tour!

This project helped raise money for ASID, Cornerstone, The Jeremiah Program, Second Harvest Heartland, and the Junior League of St. Paul.

We hope that you enjoyed your tour of the home on Lake of the Isles and the condo at the Edgewater on Lake Calhoun.

spring is in the air

April 8, 2010

Spring is in the air and you know what that means… the birds start chirping at a very early hour, gardens and nurseries are starting to pop up in parking lots with spring blooms and veggies, and the ASID designers are scurrying to get the finishing touches in order for the ASID Showcase House.

 But guess what?  This year there are TWO showcase houses!  That’s right – you get TWO beautiful home tours for the price of ONE ticket!!

One home is a condo located on Lake Calhoun, and the other is a turn-of-the-century home on Lake of the Isles.

For info, tickets, and a peek at the progress thus far click on this link:’llbe/asidhometour2010/default.asp

Holly and I are working on the Lake of the Isles home owned by world traveller and author, Dan Beuttner. We are designing the front porch. It will be smart, delightful, and inspired. We hope to see you there during the tour!

more updates on the ASID showcase house to come…

cheers, amber