Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression?she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura?s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego?s foamy beaches to Denver?s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest?s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.
MN Surf Co. is intent on converting Minnesota's richest natural resource—water—into pure adrenaline. The company has two locations in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and both stock a wide variety of vessels and apparel to make days on the water exciting, stylish, and safe. First-timers can get their feet wet by renting a paddleboard, wake surfer, wakeboard, or kayak for up to seven days. MN Surf Co. also sells boards, plus wetsuits and tees suited for the beach.
With a focus on entertainment, Abrakadoodle can transform any party (starting at $199) into a chance to expand minds and glitter-slicks with 1,800 choices of creative games and lessons. Themed experiences include Action Painting, Race to Outer Space, Flower Power, and A Journey to the Stars. The expansive schedule features classes (one hour, $16) in painting and drawing, as well as imagination-fueled camps (two hours, $24) in superhero, pirate, and princess make-believe.
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Inn Kahoots, a local American bistro.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Inn Kahoots.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Inn Kahoots has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Time to cheers to another week in the can at Inn Kahoots.
Dine out in the open during Inn Kahoots' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Live tunes and a dance floor will keep you coming back for more.
The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Cyclists are in luck. Inn Kahoots provides bike parking.
Locals flock to Inn Kahoots for a meal they know will be high quality and low price.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Inn Kahoots since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come to Applebee's for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Put the suit away when heading to Applebee's — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
If time is of the essence, Applebee's' take-out option may be a better fit.
Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge.
A typical meal at Applebee's will set you back less than $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Applebee's — swing by for for favorite meal.