June/July 2022

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Scenic view of the St. Croix River

From professionals to hobbyists, photographers are encouraged to enter our annual contest.

St. Croix Valley Magazine June/July 2022

This special edition of St. Croix Valley Magazine is one of my favorite issues of the year—we get to celebrate the people, places and things that make the Valley such a unique place to live, work and visit.


There’s no shortage of cultural cuisine in the Valley—residents and visitors alike can taste different cultural dishes right here in our communities. From pad thai to Caribbean duck tacos, there’s a little something for everyone.


With a Valley as wonderful as ours, it’s no doubt that there are plenty of wonderful places to visit and see.


The annual Hudson Booster Days celebration takes on many colors, shapes and sounds.


St. Croix Valley Magazine has the pleasure of working with several area community members, who serve on our magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.


While the St. Croix Valley is sprawling, it contains a through line that represents the hallmark of every healthy community: supporting its own. For this Best of St.


It’s the weekend. You have friends coming over, and they are bringing their kids. You have food and cocktails planned, but what are you giving the kids? How about something other than pop? 


My go-to, favorite layering piece is a denim jacket. A denim jacket is a classic piece that fits all styles, budgets and seasons.


I’ve written many recipes for loved ones over the years: sister, daughter, son, husband, mother-in-law, best friend and so on. However, there is one very special friend I’ve yet to write for, even cook for—until now.