November: Editor's Note

Goodbye and hello.

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and no matter your age or time of life, each year has the power to remind us of special memories of the past or offer us opportunities to create new and lasting memories. We might not spend much time thinking about our favorite holiday treats in the month of July, but sure enough, once November and December roll around, we are excited to gather the ingredients and plan for the coming holiday meals. In this month’s issue, we feature three local women who share their special memories of holiday baking (and a few recipes) with writer Maggie Soucheray Sonnek.

As they say, home is where the heart is—no matter what time of year it is—and writer Becky Kazana met with St. Louis Park designer Laura Potter, who offers us a glimpse into her own beautifully remodeled home and tells us how it better suits the needs of her family.

Memories, home … I’m getting ready to share some news with all of you. This marks my last issue as editor of St. Louis Park Magazine. I was recently named managing editor for our eight community lifestyle magazines, so I’m handing over the keys to the front door of this “home” to new editor Jennifer Pitterle. Jennifer is a former staff writer with our publications, and she’s excited to take the helm of St. Louis Park Magazine. I know she will do a terrific job. You’ll learn more about her in the months ahead, and she will always welcome your story ideas and suggestions. Please feel free to contact her at

I have so many fond memories of all the wonderful people I’ve met in the Park since we launched St. Louis Park Magazine in August 2012. It has always been my dream to be a magazine editor, and helping to tell the stories of this outstanding community has been a privilege. I’m not going far; I’ll still be involved in St. Louis Park Magazine, just in a different capacity. I am grateful for the support and enthusiasm all of you have shown to me and to the magazine, and I’ll always look forward to learning more about The Park.


Julie Pfitzinger