50th & France Lifestyle Blog

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide features a wide range of unique and fun gifts to please the whole family! Complimentary holiday gift wrapping and specialty boxes available at many of our boutiques.

Shop local at 50th & France for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 and throughout the holiday season. And be sure to visit our Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 26. 


  1. Equation - Holiday Warm and Stylish Ampersand as Apostrophe tote, $440.

  2. bumbershute - Rag + Bone Hat & Mittens 

  3. A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa - the COZYCHIC® PONCHO, $154. 

  4. Oska - Cap and Gloves Raja - Cleverly placed round seams give this boiled wool cap distinction and its sculpted character. Cap, $129. Gloves, $109.

  5. Live, Laugh, Love - Fjallraven's Kanken bags

  6. Grethen House - Small Leather Goods by Kim White. Handmade in the US, these leather goods meet functional needs in a striking and fun way! $50 - $75.

  7. PARC - Give the gift of warm with a cozy and warm wool cloud scarf, $150.

  8. The Optical at 50th & France - Designer eyewear and sunglasses - Has someone been naughty? Has someone been nice? Either way, we have gifts to entice! Product or gift cards are always a  welcome present.



  1. Lush Cosmetics - Jolly Hollydays - Make spirits bright with Jolly Hollydays, which is filled with zesty bath and shower delights that contain revitalizing ingredients like lime, orange and grapefruit oils. $44.95.

  2.  Zel Skin and Laser Specialists - Are you looking for the perfect Holiday gift without the stress of shopping? Come to Zel Skin and Laser Specialists and purchase a Zel Gift Card!

  3. Spalon Montage - Purchase a $150 gift card and receive a $25 gift card for YOU!

  4. Cos Bar - Toys for Tots Donations for Dec. 15. Stop by the store with a donation and receive three deluxe samples. 


Health & Wellness

  1. Grass Fed Cattle Co - Holiday Gift Package - 20 lbs of Ground Beef (ind. wrapped) - $150

  2. YogaFit Linden Hills - Gift cards available. 

  3. The Barre - Month of unlimited barre classes $190 A month of unlimited toning, sculpting and strengthening!



  1. bluebird boutique - 42 Pressed 7OZ Soy Wax Candle available in Chicago, Charleston, New York and San Francisco scents, $20. 

  2. The Hair District - Archipelago Botanical Candles - Carefully handcrafted Archipelago Candles offer a tasteful classic look with a variety of scents. Perfect for stocking stuffers or thoughtful gifts. Tin: $13.00 Glass: $19.50.

  3. Gather  - Handcrafted Edina Ornament. This hand-decorated ornament depicts the Landmark Edina Theatre on a magical, snowy evening. This one-of-a-kind gift is only available at Gather! $35.

  4. Witt + Bliss - ALDO MARBLE PEDESTALS - Modern white marble tops and sheesham wood bases. Ideal for entertaining and serving up something delicious. Large $82, Medium $68 & Small $56. 

  5. Burlap & Brass - Oh Deer Mug with Deer Spoon & Red Sweater Mug with Candy Cane Stir Stick. $17.50. 



  1. R.F. Moeller Jeweler - Diamond Halo Pendant - This enchanting diamond halo pendant features a cushion cut Forevermark diamond surrounded by a diamond halo and suspended inside a second floating diamond halo. $5,495. 

  2. Van Guilders Goldsmith - Winter Wonderland Ring" 14 karat white gold ring diamonds = 2.23cttw. Classic look with a contemporary style, this intricate open design flashes fire no matter what angle one looks at it. $6,500. 

  3. Scout & Molly's Boutique - A perfect gift. Hand-crafted pieces from Nakamol Jewelry feature natural gemstones and come in a variety of styles and colors. Price range $21 - $220. 

  4. Corset Styling - Visit Corset Styling in Edina for one-of-a-kind creations this holiday season.  Add color and statement without the weight in these tagua nut necklaces.  Eco-friendly, and organic, these nuts are dried, dyed and sliced into unique shapes. Complimentary holiday gift wrapping included.

  5. Fringe Accessories - The perfect gift for every lady in your life, 8 to 80 the silver plated initial necklace is sure to bring a smile. One letter or one letter for each child or grandchild. Guaranteed to ease your gift giving tension. $30 per letter includes necklace. Call to order 952-746-4922 or join us in the store.


Kid's, Pets, Treats 

  1. Sur La Table - Mexican Spiced Chocolate Cookies - A little bit of heat and a little bit of sweet!  New Mexican Spiced cookies feature salted caramel accented with cinnamon, cayenne and chili topped with decadent chocolate

  2. Pacifier - Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks - 42 Piece Set. The 42-Piece Set is a large building set that allows for big and tall creations. Click wheels on and off to create any number of mobile creations, $110. 

  3. Edina Liquor - Clos du Bois Winery - $8.95. The perfect gift for your holiday hostess!  Edina LIquor is featuring 8 wines from this elegant winemaker for just $8.95 through Dec. 31. Save up to $9 per bottle. Choose from Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rouge and Zinfandel. Ask for a complimentary mylar holiday gift bag too.  

  4. Bone Adventure - Dog Bowties - These festive bowties come in assorted patterns and materials, and easily attach to any collar. Good for cats too! Handmade in the USA. $14 - $24. 



  1. Arezzo Ristorante - Gift certificates make great gifts for the Holiday Season! · GET a $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate · Promo Available through Dec. 24.

  2. Edina Grill - Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card! Blue Plate gift cards make a great holiday gift for friends, family, or co-workers. They can be purchased and used at all of our restaurants including Edina Grill, The Freehouse, The Lowry, and the newest addition to the collection, Mercury Dining Room and Rail. 

  3. Parasole - for every $100 purchased, receive $25 for free. Available through Dec. 24 and can be used any time after Dec. 25. 

  4. Red Cow - Buy a $50 gift card and get a free $15 gift card

Ryder Cup Specials

The Ryder Cup is Sept. 27 - Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska! Many of our businesses have great specials and opportunities for shopping and dining for attendees and fans of the Ryder Cup

Aesthetic Institute of Edina - Dermal infusion, silk peel facial, with dermal blading and customized peel.  Only $149 through the end of October. ($250 value).

Fringe Accessories - Accessorizing Takes FOREsight. The Ryder is indeed a special occasion and women adore to dress for this event. Our wide-brimmed hats will keep your eyes on the course and a few envious eyes on you. Just as the golfers make a fashion statement, attire is just as important for the on-lookers. Fringe offers unparalleled pricing on fall’s fresh styles to refresh your wardrobe.

Grethen House - Be seen in comfortable and fashionable clothes at the Ryder Cup. Grethen House showcases a curated collection of clothing and accessories from designers including, Comme des Garcons, Rick Owens, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Veronica Beard, and Raquel Allegra.

Parasole - Parasole restaurants at 50th & France, Mozza Mia and Salut Edina, are currently booking fast with Private Dining Reservations during the week of the Ryder Cup! Mozza Mia has private dining space available. This unique Italian Restaurant offers many options for family style and buffet style dinners for groups of up to 70 guests. Mozza Mia and Salut Edina also have availability in the main dining rooms as well. Enjoy a cocktail at the recently renovated bar at Salut Edina before enjoying a French American style dinner experience. You’re bound to enjoy yourself after a long day. Contact Kristi Stanton at kstanton@parasole,com for more information. 

Pig & Fiddle - Bring your admission ticket in for a free draft pint. Choose for 36 different taps.

Scout & Molly's Boutique - Mention this blog post for 20% off a full price purchase in-store! 

Spalon Montage - Please enjoy $15 off a service of your choice at any one of our Spalon Montage locations, the week of the Ryder Cup, Sept. 25 - Oct. 2nd. Edina- Woodbury- Chanhassen 952-915-2900. Please show us this blog at check out.

YogaFit Linden Hills - In celebration of the Ryder Cup, come and drop in for a great yoga class for 50% off the normal price from September 27 to Oct 2. All drop in classes are $10 during the Ryder Cup at our YogaFit Linden Hills location which is 4507 France Avenue South. Any questions, please email lindenhills@yogafitstudios.com or call 612 444-1991.  Valid only at the Linden Hills location.  View our schedule on www.yogafitstudios.com

Falling Back Into Health


New Years is typically when most people think about starting plans for health and wellness. The great thing about fall is that is signifies change in the air. Leaves turn color, the weather cools down and it seems to have this new, exciting energy before we embark on the indulgent holiday season. 

Some of our specialty businesses have great ideas to help you incorporate a healthier lifestyle this fall: 

Stephanie May Potter Lifestyle Coach

We all love summer, especially in Minnesota! The warm weather and longer days means lots of BBQ’s and social gatherings, happy hours outside on the patio or at the pool. But alas, summer always seem to fly by and in no time kids will be heading back to school and we’ll all be settling into a new routine after summer vacations and parties. The good news is that the change in season brings an opportunity to “reset” and/or create new habits and get into a healthy routine. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.  Remember to start small, pick one or maybe two new habits to start at a time in order to make sustainable change. Health is a journey...not a destination!

  • Take time on the weekend (Sundays seem to work well for many) to plan your meals for the week and prep your food. Chop up your fruit and veggies, cook a soup or grain and always make enough for leftovers. Cook once eat twice! The more prepared you are with your food the less likely you’ll be to reach for snacks and processed foods when you’re hungry.
  • Before reaching for that morning caffeinated beverage, whether it's coffee or a soda, try drinking a glass of water with lemon juice. Warm water with lemon is a great way to start your day. Not only is it an excellent source of vitamin C but it has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also aids the digestive system by helping to flush out toxins as well as reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees.  
  • Start the day off with a protein and nutrient rich breakfast such as a berry green smoothie with a clean protein powder and/or nut butter. Try eggs with veggies and avocado or oatmeal with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds.
  • Get your zzzz’s! As fun as summers are they can also be exhausting with longer nights (for both adults and kids). Start going to bed just 15 minutes earlier than normal for a few days….then another 15 minutes until you’re waking up without an alarm feeling rested and energized. Try avoiding screen time (TV, phone, iPad) at least 30 minutes before going to bed and make sure you close your blinds to create a dark, cool, quiet and inviting place to sleep.

Lunds & Byerlys

Fall cooking is so comforting, and many fall staple meals can lean on the unhealthy side. Lunds & Byerlys has a new health intiative, Nourish, to help customers plan for a healthier lifestyle. We can't wait to try the Loaded Beef & Veggie Sweet Potato and Baked Berry Oatmeal

The Barre 

Back to school can mean back to you!  Saying good-bye to fun summer days can seem dreary, but the routine of the school year can be very helpful when committing to a healthy lifestyle. Take this opportunity to recommit to your health and bring yourself to the barre to meet a stronger, happier you! Fall can be the perfect time to commit to taking class a few times a week to see the results you are after and we offer discounts on unlimited monthly classes. Are you a new client? Your first class is on us and your first month of unlimited classes is only $99. 

Back-to-School Dental Visits

Getting the kids ready for school also means getting regular check-ups before school starts, so they can the year fresh. If a child needs some sort of dental work done, it's easier to do it before the school year starts. It's also important to start thinking about morning and bedtime routines and the school year is a perfect way to introduce healthy brushing and flossing routines, since the school year can act as an anchor for routine building. 50th & France has a wide range of dentists, and you can learn more about them in our directory

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