50th & France Lifestyle Blog

International Women's Day

We are so proud to have so many women-owned and women-led businesses! About 70 of our businesses are owned by women in our community and many others are operated and led by women. Keep your eyes peeled for more on how we plan to celebrate the women and girls in our community at our 52nd Annual Edina Art Fair this coming June 1-3!

Below are how our businesses celebrate all things women and how you can celebrate International Women's Day!

Stephanie May Potter Health & Lifestyle Coach Sweet Potato Toast Recipe:
Stephanie May Potter works with her clients to create a lifestyle that helps each client live their best life and feel empowered to be healthy and satisfied at the same time. These delicious and satisfying sweet potato toasts will satisfy your sweet and savory cravings. Packed with so many nutrients they are guaranteed to make your body happy and energized. Ingredients:
• 1 large sweet potato
• unsweetened nut or seed butter of
• unsweetened coconut flakes
• goji berries
• cinnamon, flax or chia seeds, optional
• ¼ avocado, mashed
• sprouts (broccoli, sunflower, bean etc)
• raw or sprouted pumpkin seeds
• sea salt and pepper to taste
• olive oil 

More from our businesses: 

  • Pacifier - And though she be but little, she is fierce! Show off your little one's girl power with this cute raglan tee for International Women's Day. 
  • Grethen House - Veronica Beard Denim is at the top of our wishlist for spring. We love that this line is run by two strong and empowered women.
  • Kovanda Plastic Surgery - International Women's Day Open House from 5-7pm. Education, drawings and special pricing!
  • Luya Shoes & Other Fine Things - Salpy shoes - crafted, polished, stitched, painted, cut and carved from start to finish by Husband-and-wife team Salpy and Kevork Kalaidjian. Now sold at Luya Shoes & Other Fine Things! You can also find Realia by Jen jewelry at Luya Shoes!
  • Tribeca Salon - Celebrate with us at TriBeCa Salon
    with bubbles & apps on Thursday, March 8th Real Queens fix each other's crown.
    ·      20% off all hair products
    ·      Enter drawing to win to gift basket
    ·      Featuring jewelry by Sterling Cricket
    In honoring woman, we will be offering 40% off hair services. 1st time clients only/with selected stylists. Call to make an appt. 612.922.0023 (offer extended until March 31, 2018.)
  • Burlap & Brass - I’m a girl! What’s your Superpower? Stop in and check out some of our Super Woman products! We also carry some local products made by some amazing local ladies! Just to name a few : Larissa Loden Jewelry, Hagen Oats Wall Decor, MuddyMouth Cards by Angie and Live Love MN apparel by Nicole. Stop in to Burlap & Brass at 5013 Ewing Ave S to check out all these fabulous ladies products and more! 
  • Lush Cosmetics - Take your Lush goodies everywhere you go with our reusable bags! Using fairly traded 100% organic cotton, our sturdy totes are made by two non-profit organizations which provide employment for disadvantaged women in India. $3.99 - $12.95
    Freeset exists for the many women who have never had the choice to be free. We care about the thousands in West Bengal, India who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. These women don't get to choose their occupation, and we want to change that. Re-Wrap, a women's cooperative in India, tutors rural women mainly in sewing skills, admin and other production processes in order for them to provide for their families. They break every day for yoga sessions to make sure they feel mentally and physically ready for the day.
  • Arezzo Ristorante - We TOAST to WOMEN at AREZZO 
    Cheers to International Women's Day. At AREZZO. Manager Cristina Monesterio says,”We Toast to women everyday & invite your to sip some Bubbly at the Wine Bar for lunch or after shopping stop by for Happy Hour 4-5 p.m. weekdays. A new favorite is MONDAY NIIGHT - LADIES NIGHT OUT from 4-9 p.m. with $15 Bottles of Pigrio Wines. 
  • Title Nine's B-Word Blog - Where bad-ass ladies and bossy broads unite. Learn about Title Nine's values, mission and all about their comfortable and stylish active wear!

Other ways to celebrate: Grab flowers for you lady friends at Spruce Flowers. Pick up cupcakes at Sweet Retreat. Get gifts at WINK Gifts & Boutique, Equation and more. Get your nails done at A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa or Nails & Co. Get a glass of wine at Beaujo's Wine Bar & Bistro. Scout & Molly's, bumbershute, bluebird boutique and Pink Door Boutique all have the latest fashions! And the best news? All of these businesses are owned by women! 

Lush Cosmetics Private Parties

Lush Cosmetics is well-known for its naturally colorful and fun bath bombs. But Lush's across the world, and our very own at 50th & France, can host private events for you! Private Parties at Lush can be customized to make your event special. Lush Cosmetics at 50th & France is located right next to the Edina Cinema, and we have complimentary parking and valet! 

The cost of the party will be loaded onto a gift card and can be spent however you choose and guests can bring in their own food but not alcohol (but we've got plenty of restaurants in the area if you want to grab drinks before or after!!) Each party lasts two hours and includes making bath bombs! 

Beauty School Private Party

Guests will enjoy:

  • A 2-hour private shopping experience
  • Personalized consultations
  • Learning about ingredients and products
  • Learning how to make a bath bomb
Cost: $300

(based on a minimum of 6 guests; each additional guest is $50 up to a max. of 12 guests)

Lil' Lush Fans Private Party

Guests will enjoy:

  • A 2-hour private shopping experience
  • Learning how to make a bath bomb
  • Trying out a Fresh face mask
  • Games, FUN and more!
Cost: $300

(based on a minimum of 6 guests; each additional guest is $50 up to a max. of 12 guests)

Lush 50th & France: 

3915 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424

(952) 922-8063

Valentine's Day Gift & Dining Guide 2018

We really love Valentine's Day at 50th & France. It's a fun way to add a little extra love to your day and maybe even all of February because why not! Our businesses can help you find a fun, unique gift or celebrate with gourmet dining. We also have complimentary valet and parking, so if you need to grab something to eat or drink or stroll the area, we've got you covered. 

Dining & Entertainment

1. Arezzo Ristorante - Voted #1 by Readers’ Choice for Most Romantic & Best Italian Restaurant. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco with the purchase of an entrée from 4 to 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Limited seating. Reserve your table today. 

2. D'Amico & Sons - Two-Course Dinner and Vino for Two. 4 p.m. to close Valentine's night. No reservation required. $40 per couple. 

3. Red Cow - Burgers, craft beer and wine make for a great Valentine's dinner! 

4. Twin Cities Arthur Murray - Arthur Murray will offer 10% off for new students Orientation Program! Not to be combined with other offers. 

Jewelry & Trinkets

1. R.F. Moeller Jeweler - R.F. Moeller Jeweler’s top gifts for Valentine’s Day this year are stackable diamond rings by Forevermark, trendy heart shaped pendants by Italian designer Roberto Coin, and timeless diamond studs!

2. Van Guilders Goldsmith - 20% off all heart jewelry through Valentine's Day. 

3. Shop in the City - Karma. Love. Nostalgia. Please stop in to find the perfect gift. 

4. Burlap & Brass - Looking for that perfect something to say “I Love You” this Valentine’s Day?  We’ve got you covered with wall decor, Sugarfina candies, Spongelle Heart on a string body wash to Muddymouth Cards! 5013 Ewing Ave S. 

Food & Drink

1. Sweet Retreat - The entire case will be filled with Valentine's Day treats from cupcakes to cakes, even treats for those with gluten allergies.

2. Sur La Table - Up to 30% off Valentine's kitchen and dining gifts. Eiffel Tower and Paris themed gifts, Le Creuset and more! 

3. Edina Liquor - Specials on Dark Horse Wine, Lake Monster Brewing, Effen Vodka and Chivas Regal. 

Beauty & Wellness

1. Zel Skin - Your Valentine will love a Zel Skin & Laser Specialists gift card--the priceless gift of healthy youthful skin! Stop in from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday to purchase! 

2. Lush Cosmetics - Love Hearts Gift - This box of five bathtime indulgences sinks stress levels and leaves you(or your sweetie!) feeling brand new. When you're done with these delightful treats, you can reuse the colorful box that's made from 100 percent recycled paper! $49.95.

3. YogaFit Linden Hills - Gift cards available to get your loved one who loves wellness! 

4. Grethen House - Unique fragrances by Byredo and Comme Des Garçons and cashmere Travel Wraps from White + Warren in a wide variety of colors so you can give your loved one their favorite color!

Home & Family 

1. Pacifier - Llama Llama I love You book. Nothing could be sweeter than Valentine’s Day with Llama Llama! Llama Llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. $5.99

2. Gather Gifts & Home Decor - Our Nora Fleming Cocktail Napkin Holder / Candy Dish will work with any home style and any season.  Interchangeable decorative mini’s are sold separately. Nora Fleming Napkin Holder/Candy Dish $30. Heart mini $13.50. Caspari Napkin $5

3. College Nannies Tutors and Sitters - Book a sitter Mon – Fri and get 4 hours for the price of 3. Offer good through Feb 23. (Not valid on Valentine’s Day!)

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