April/May 2022

“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich of poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart, and he will give you his.” —John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog

Plymouth Magazine April/May 2022

Clarence is my 4-year-old, all black cat with one white armpit. He has a penchant for windowsills when his favorite perch, a supine human chest, isn’t available. For attention, Clarence stretches onto his hind legs and raises a lone operatic paw toward the ceiling.

Larry Paulson: A Plymouth Creek Crossing

“The photo is composed around the strong diagonal formed by the stepping stones. The stones invite the viewer to cross the creek and continue on toward the sunset.

glasses of crémant

Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly can fill a room with celebratory spirits. As we move into brunch season and springtime celebrations, let’s take a closer look at a Champagne’s lesser-known cousin.

growing flowers in the garden

The trees are starting to bud, and warmer temps are on the horizon. Spring is here, and for those who sport a green thumb, the best time of year has begun.

outdoor wedding tent

Over the course of nearly a decade, Kellie Heinen has assisted with more than 800 weddings. While some of us might blanch at the thought, this Plymouth resident relishes the opportunity to be a part of the beginning of so many marriages—so much so that she made it her business.

Jude Cady

For Plymouth salon owner Jude Cady, horses are her muse. As a professional horse jockey in her early years, her life has been fueled by her passions.

Mindy Jones and Hank

When French bulldog Hank first arrived at Maple Grove’s Pets Under Police Security (PUPS) animal holding facility, the staff immediately knew there was something wrong.


Whether it’s pairing down the closet or tidying up the playroom, home organizing is a to-do we all have to, well, do. “I just don’t know where to start,” is a sentiment I hear frequently. In these instances, I like to offer up the straightforward HOME:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

Reading offers catharsis for some of the most difficult situations in life. A well-told story can alleviate our own troubles by offering catharsis through crisis.

Ky McDonald, Set Me Free

“There’s no place like home,” proclaims Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Our homes are the foundation of all of our hopes and dreams while also very real places that exude a warmth created by the people that inhabit the space.

Bootlegs, Minnesota’s twist on a mint julep by way of a mojito

The month of May is a very special time here in Minnesota. Memorial weekend is the official kick off of bootleg season! Bootlegs are Minnesota’s twist on a mint julep by way of a mojito.