50th & France Lifestyle Blog
EAF: Empowering Artistic Females
This year, we are turning our Edina Art Fair acronym into our powerful theme: Empowering Artistic Females (EAF!)
Our featured artist is Karina Llergo with her piece "Break Through" which beautifully represents the power and movement of women. Many of our past featured artists have been women (and so many of our artists each year are women!) This year, 57% of our artists are women and over 70 of the businesses at 50th & France are owned by women!
You will be able to purchase Karina's piece on merchandise at the Information Booths during the fair!
We will also be selling temporary tattoos of Karina's piece at both Info booths at the art fair. All proceeds from the tattoo sales will go to Ready For Success.
Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, and new personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace.
Another activity available in the U.S. Bank Kids Zone is our community art project. We will have small chalkboards with markers asking guests "What Empowers You?". Make sure to tag us in your community art project and art fair pictures on social media with the hashtag #EAFempower
Stay tuned on our Facebook page for different art fair specials from our local businesses throughout the weekend as well.
We are excited to continue to support all of our women artists and business owners at 50th & France!
Our new Guest Service Ambassador, David, is here every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m to help enhance your experience in our neighborhood! We are in the midst of an exciting redevelopment project that will bring more parking, shopping, dining, housing and a new plaza space that will be complete in September 2019. David is that friendly face who is happy to answer your questions, help you navigate the district and offer a elevated customer experience.
If you have questions about the project, where to locate a business, where the valet stations are located, or anything else, David will be strolling our district wearing an "Ask Me" button and a 50th & France polo and baseball cap. If you have questions before you come to the area, feel free to call us at 952-922-1524. We have complimentary valet every Monday - Friday 8-6 and Saturday 10-6. And our North and Center Ramps are open and complimentary.
Where are you from?
I live in the Twin Cities with my wife, two kids and two dogs. I've been coming to 50th & France for the past 15 years to shop and dine.
Summer - I go camping all the time throughout the state!
I love motorcycles, collecting art and traveling. I love shopping for new, unique collectable items. I'm very social and love spending time outdoors with friends and family and using my Segway!
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Favorite part about 50th & France
I love the variety of businesses where I can experience different things whether it's different types of cuisine or local shops with unique finds. It's the all-around place to shop.
Spring Shopping & Dining Guide
Winter might be hanging around longer than we expected, but our businesses are ready for spring and have everything you need to bring some freshness back to your life!
- At Home & Co. - Complimentary one-hour in-home design consultation. $150 value + 20% off upholstery lines.
Tooth X Nail - New boutique opening at 50th & France this April! Tooth X Nail is a provider of high quality Crossfit, Lifting, Gym and Yoga apparel and accessories.
- Harriet & Alice - Local Yarn Shop Day on April 21.
- Kovanda Plastic Surgery - Hydrofacial at Kovanda Plastic Surgery. Introducing the Hydrafacial to Kovanda Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Institute for 25% off the regular price of $175.00 for our 50th and France Members and Patrons.
Grethen House - Everything you need to mix and match for spring! Shop new arrivals from Veronica Beard, Frēda Salvador, Smarteez, Evam Eva, Zero + Maria Cornejo, and more!
Coalition - Morning Social Hour - Mondays - Fridays 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Chuck & Don's - Grand Opening Party! Celebrate our new 50th & France, Edina, Minn. store April 20-24, 2018 with free events and community partners. Enjoy Grand Opening savings too.
- Red Cow - April Features! Enjoy in addition to Red Cow's delicious regular happy hour and dinner menus.
- bluebird boutique - New Amuse Society at bluebird boutique! Shop the collection with perfect essentials for spring and summer weather!
Arezzo Ristorante - Your neighborhood gem in the heart of 50th & France for 17 years. Join us this spring on our favorite nights out. Spring Happy Hour - 4PM to 5PM Weekdays, Tuesday Date Night - $45 for Two 2 Drinks, 2 Salads, 2 Entrees, Thursday - 1/2 off Bottle Italian Wines from Select Menu, Sunday Pizza Night - $2 off any Pizza
Burlap & Brass - April showers bring May flowers. Swing into Burlap & Brass for these amazing Spring essentials. Our artist Raincapes and herringbone rain boots. For daily updates of new arrivals follow us on Instagram & Facebook BurlapBrass.
Pink Door Boutique - Pretty and edgy styles to make your spring look bloom! Some of our favorite designers include Lauren Moshi, Michael Lauren, Parka NY, Bishop & Young.