50th & France Lifestyle Blog

Mother's Day Gift & Dining Guide


Give mom a special gift or take her our for a gourmet meal at one our restaurants. 50th & France offers a variety of businesses that can make Mother's Day seamless, unique and fun! 


  • Fringe Accessories - Mothersday is everyday and should be celebrated all year, this bracelet reminders her of your love even when your actions don’t. Options for every budget and taste, giftcards too. Fringe is here to make gift giving easy. 
  • R.F. Moeller Jeweler - Shop for Mother’s Day gifts (or treat yourself!) during the John Hardy Trunk Show at R.F. Moeller on May 6th! A John Hardy stylist will be in store to introduce you to the newest pieces in the collection. 
  • Scout & Molly's Boutique - Every woman loves a beautiful piece of jewelry, and every gift-giver loves finding the perfect gift at an amazing price! Scout and Molly’s Edina carries beautiful unique Jewelry designers that range is styles, from funky statement pieces to dainty delicates you are sure to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. 

Accessories & Clothing

  • Bone Adventure - Help the fur kids celebrate their dog moms with festive frosted dog treats and other goodies at Bone Adventure. 
  • Burlap & Brass - We've got tons of ways to show & tell Mom how much you love & appreciate her! And as a lil' treat enjoy 10% off all full price merchandise this Mother's Day! (valid May 14th only).
  • Corset Syling - Two person professional Styling Session for the price of one: one for mom, one for you! We believe everyone should have a “core set” of go-to outfits in the closet!  Let us help spice up your casual look or add polish to your professional wardrobe.  In this two hour styling session, a professional stylist from will work individually with you and your guest to, Create head-turning looks with clothing and accessories, Find clothing that flatters your body shape and fits your lifestyle, Discuss which trends to embrace this season, Make sure you never stare unhappily into your closet ever again. Must purchase by May 13, 2017; Session must be redeemed by August 1, 2017
  • Equation - Tess + Tricia summer collection in store now! 
  • Evereve - Don’t miss the Evereve Mother’s Day sale May 14 in stores and online.
  • Grethen House - We're celebrating all the mothers everywhere! Let Grethen House help you pick out a gift she'll love or pick up a gift card so she can pick out something for herself. Receive a free $20 gift card when you buy a $100 gift card, now through May 14!

Health & Beauty

  • A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa - Mother's Day Celebration May 10-17. Save $10 on any manicure and pedicure. Save $5 on Mini Mani, Mini Pedi. 
  • Grass Fed Cattle Co - The mother in the home deserves to be celebrated on her day!  The Grass Fed Cattle Co has made it easy and put together a specially priced Mother’s Day gift package filled with some of our most versatile cuts.  Bonus - a quick and convenient pick up at 50th and France!  So gather the family around the table and show mom how much you care by cooking a delicious and nutritious meal made with locally raised, honest, 100% grass fed beef. Gift for Mom 5 Chuck Roasts, 10 lbs. Ground Beef, $175 (savings of $25.00). Limited availability!  Order online at GrassFedCattleCo or by email.  
  • Lush Cosmetics - A simple "Thanks Mom" goes a long way, but a pretty box of luxurious showertime treats takes it one step further! This one contains our limited edition vanilla-lavender Pink Custard Shower Jelly, plus three more floral delights to make her morning routine blissful. With every purchase we'll donate $7.95 to our Charity Pot fund, which supports grassroots organizations that protect people, animals, and the environment.
  • Parc - Our pick for Mother's Day is this Herbivore Botanicals Orchid Youth Preserving Facial Oil because Mom only deserves the best ingredients. Not only is it all natural but it also smells amazing and made with Camellia Flower Oil, a light weight oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Rich in skin cell renewing fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, it naturally increases skins elasticity and gives it a luminous glow. 
  • Rejuvenate Today Massage & Wellness - You ever wonder what your Mom really wants for Mother's Day? The Gift of Massage! Massage Specials include: $45 - 60 Minute Custom Aroma Massage, $85 - 2 60 Minute Custom Aroma Massages and $70 for a 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage. Gift Certificates Available. These deals end on May 14, 2017. 
  • Spalon Montage - For every $150 Spalon Montage gift card purchase, receive a $25 gift card for you. 
  • YogaFit Linden Hills - YogaFit Linden Hills on 45th and France is excited to share that all YogaFit members can bring their mom, grandmother, mother-in-law or daughter that is at least 10 years of age to any YogaFit class on Mother’s Day!  To view our schedule, visit YogaFitStudios.com or email us at lindenhills@yogafitstudios.com


  • Arezzo Ristorante - Arezzo Ristorante is serving its full dinner menu and nightly specials. Complimentary glass of of prosecco for all mothers.  
  • Edina Grill - Mom's love for their families to be full and happy! This year, Edina Grill will be serving an all-you-can-eat family style brunch that will make mom's wish come true! Adults 22.95 / Kids 13.95 (Under 12).
  • Red Cow  - Red Cow will be hosting Mother's Day Brunch from 9am to 2pm on May 14th. Enjoy four unlimited courses of sweet and savory dishes. To make a reservation, call 612-767-4411. Walk-ins will be welcomed at the bar or on the patio when possible! 

Spring 2017 Shopping, Dining & Fitness Guide

We're ready for spring! 

Get the latest spring trends at 50th & France and stop by one of our restaurants to get some fresh, new items. 


  • dpHUE - How to keep your Blonde fresh this summer. Use dpHUE Cool Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner to tone away brassiness and bring your blonde back to life.
  • Grethen House - Dress with ease for spring in effortless one-pieces including jumpsuits, rompers, and dresses. Look for these fresh spring arrivals from designers including Black Crane, Ulla Johnson, Megan Park, Raquel Allegra, and more at Grethen House.
  • Luxury Garage Sale - Whether it's the perfect Spring Break outfit or just a desire for a little spring cleaning. Luxury Garage Sale is your destination! Up to 90% off designer pieces. Shop LGS’ standout, designer consignment featuring Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, and more. Spring cleaning? From pickup to payout, our team provides a personalized, white glove service making consignment fun and lucrative.Schedule a store drop-off or in-home pickup today. Consignment redefined! 
  • Lush Cosmetics - Our wonderful tricolored Carrot, full of treats for both the shower and bath, is back for another Easter! We've packed a mix of sweet, floral and citrus-scented products into this giant root veggie. With a variety of cheery perfumes to choose from, everybody will find something to love.
  • Pacifier - Spring is in the air...and in the bath! New Musee Bunny Tails Bath Bombs are a great addition for any Easter basket and feature four different scents: waterlily + jasmine, dandelion pear, tayberry + teakwood, and honeysuckle. Place them in the bath and discover a little toy inside!
  • Parc - Shop new Spring Arrivals from hard to find independent designers like Hackwith Design House, Atelier Delphine, Revisited Matters, Achro, and more at Parc. 


  • Edina Grill - Edina Grill gives back to CornerHouse in April! Ask your server to add a donation to your bill, buy a Blueberry Basil Lemonade or donate directly to the cause!  
  • Red Cow - Four Course Easter Brunch with unlimited shareable selection of sweet and savory dishes 


  • Alchemy - Alchemy redefined group fitness in Minneapolis and now opens it's Edina location Saturday, April 8th. Try any of our signature classes, and refuel with Misfit Coffee on opening day. Surprise and delights to celebrate all day long! Don’t miss out. Invite your family, friends, neighbors...this is big.
    Can’t make it? Enjoy complimentary classes during the entire first week (4.8 through 4.14). 
  • YogaFit Linden Hills 
    • Spring to your Mat Challenge – the entire month of April! Take any 20 classes of your choice throughout the month of April!  Once you complete your card, turn it into with your name on it, and get entered in for a chance to win some AWESOME prizes including a FREE MONTH of yoga at YogaFit!  Punch cards are available at the desk.  Classes count starting April 1!
    • Saturday, April 22nd – 1:30 PM to whenever – Pot Luck Party! Members and guests/friends pot luck and party!  All students are welcome to come to the Potluck party!  Sign up at the front desk and note what you might bring.
    • Saturday, April 29th – Kids yoga and dance party!  2 PM to 3 PM Kids. Emmy Award winning “organic vaudeville folk” duo Jack and Kitty will be appearing in a special concert/dance party and yoga for children and families - 6 to 10 are welcome to come to this fun kids dance party with yoga moves incorporated!  $5 suggested donation. 

Valentine's Gift & Dining Guide


Shop for unique gifts that will be sure to please your honey! We have complimentary parking ramps and surface lots that make shopping and dining convenient and simple. 

Valentine's Dining Specials 

Arezzo - Valentine's Dinner for 2 on Feb. 14. The first 25 reservations booked that mention this ad will receive a Valentine surprise. Also - Tuscan 5-Course Wine Dinner Feb 1 at 6 p.m. Superbowl Sunday, $25 Brick-Oven Pizza Takeout Package. Book your reservations today at 612-285-7444. 

Red Cow - Red Cow is running Valentine’s Day specials from Friday, Feb. 10 until Tuesday Feb. 14! They will also be taking a limited amount of reservations for Valentine’s Day evening. Call Red Cow at 612-767-4411 to make a reservation. Menu: Scallops Walnut & Goat Cheese Croquettes, Cranberry Gastrique Lobster Burger Tarragon Aioli, Bibb Lettuce, Bacon, Tomato Chocolate Budino Amarena Cherries, Hazelnut, Ice Cream, Sea Salt.

Pig & Fiddle - Valentine's Day Four Course Dinner for 2, $55. For years, Pig & Fiddle has been known for its quaint & cozy offerings and being considered a Valentine’s Day destination. So much so that they have created a four-course Valentine’s Day Couple’s Menu, complete with all the essentials for $55. Special starts Saturday, February, 11th through Valentine's Day from 3-10 p.m. Make your reservation today 612-354-2678. 


Corset Styling - New jewelry line Original Hardware now available at Corset Styling. Handcrafted, made in Colorado using recycled sterling silver, conflict-free gemstones and ethically-sourced materials. Pictured: Labradorite stones and leather necklace; sterling silver/yellow bronze and raw diamondes necklace; Raw diamondes earrings. She will love these one-of-a-kind pieces. Ask about Corset's free gift wrapping. 

Burlap & Brass - Burlap & Brass has got you covered this Valentine's Day with a Jessica Matrasko Jewelry Trunk Show - February 11 from 11-3 p.m.  And for that sweet tooth- Sugarfina! Who can say no to Champagne Gummy bears and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels? So many amazing candies just came in!

Fringe Accessories - Fringe offers gifts that last longer than flowers or chocolate, you can wear them every day and they always fit. Join Fringe in the store for gift giving assistance or personal indulgence. You will be delighted by how far your budget takes you at Fringe. Gift cards also available. 

R.F. Moeller Jeweler - Diamond studs are a timeless gift! With so many choices for size, cut, color, and clarity, there is something for everyone. Plus, R.F. Moeller Jeweler studs come with a lifetime trade-in, trade-up guarantee. You can trade your R.F. Moeller diamond studs in for something new anytime and you’ll receive 100% of your purchase price back in trade.


bluebird boutique - Amuse Society Merci Lace Bracelette. 

bumbershute - Iro Izya top that is perfect for date-night. 

Grethen House - Grethen House would love to help you this Valentine’s Day. Find a special V-Day outfit, or the perfect gift for your partner!

Beauty & Wellness 

A La Mode Boutique - Spoil your love. Valentine's Special purchase $100 gift certificate for yourself *or add an additional $20 to your love's gift certificate. Valid for  gift certificate purchases Feb. 1-Feb. 14.

Denny Kemp Salon - Purchase a gift card for $50 (or more) and receive a complimentary Kerastase travel bag filled with samples from Kerastase, Shu Uemura, and R+CO product lines while supplies last! 

Lush Cosmetics - Who's the apple of your eye? Whoever they are, they'll be swept off their feet with this gorgeous gift. Inside they'll find four treats that are perfect for creating romantic moments. Get skin silky-soft with Prince Charming Shower Cream's vanilla-pomegranate lathers and Love You, Love You Lots Soap's rose-lemon embrace. Scrub lips with The Kiss Lip Scrub, then settle in for a massage with Love Spell Massage Bar's intoxicating rose perfume.

Parc - Shop all natural and organic apothecary collection from Herbivore Botanicals, Grown Alchemist and more at Parc this Valentine's Day. Parc's picks include this Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, all natural lavender Sea Mist Hair Spritzer and Olive leaf & Plantago Extract Hydra-Restore Cream Face Cleanser online or in-store.

Spalon Montage - For every $150 Spalon Montage gift card purchase, receive a $25 gift card for you. 

YogaFit Linden Hills - Saturday, February 11 – Special Valentine’s Day Burn Class – drinks and snacks 2 p.m. Class at 2 p.m. Wine and snacks starting at 3 p.m. 

Kids & Pets

Bone Adventure - Head to Bone Adventure for tasty dog cookies for your furry valentines, and get $5 off any retail purchase when you buy their signature canvas tote between February 1-14.

College Nannies & Tutors - Free Enrollment in College Nannies Sitter Service. Download the app, My Sitters and get started. Code: 50th  $149 Value. Valid until February 17, 2017. 

Pacifier - Bath bombs aren't just for grown-ups! Give your kiddo the gift of a fun bath time this Valentine's Day with Pacifier's Very Valentine and Monkey Farts bath bombs. $6 each or 3 for $15. 


Cooks of Crocus Hill - Everything you love about a cast-iron cocotte with an adorable stove-to-table heart shape. Perfect for a home-cooked Valentine's Day meal with your sweetie! Date Night: Talk about a date night to remember! Create and eat a romantic dinner and make some unique Valentine's memories. Romantic dinners not your thing? Cooks also has Valentine's Brunch and even has some V-day classes for kids! Learn more about classes here

Edina LiquorSix Romantic Wines for $14.99 - Toast your Valentine with this staff-selected vinos. Prices good through Feb. 14, 2017. All 750 mL. Gruet Brut Bright and crisp, it’s a true classic. 49M Cremant Blanc de Blanc Brut Pop open 49,000,000 bubbles! Josh Pinot Noir - this lush red pairs perfectly with a romantic pasta dinner. J Pinot Gris Crisp - bright with a kiss of minerality. Chateau Routas Rose - a pale pink import hailing from the heart of Provence, France. Gemma Luna Moscato - delightfully sweet and packaged in a beautiful, pearly teal bottle.

Valentine’s Day Drink Recipe

  • Chocolate Raspberry Martini - 1 ounce Chocolate Liqueur, 3⁄4 ounce Vodka, 1⁄2 ounce Raspberry Liqueur, In a cocktail shaker, shake ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a skewered truffle. We recommend: Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur, 750 mL, $23.99, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, pint, $18.99 and Titos Handmade Vodka, 1L, Sale $19.99

Sur La Table - February 9th Amore Italia Event:Stop by Sur La Table for an exclusive event celebrating all things Italy. Learn how to make fresh homemade pasta, enter to win fabulous prizes and pick up a free* recipe guide featuring some of our favorite Italian recipes. *while supplies last. Learn more about the event here. Pick up sweet Valentine's gift like the coffee mug pictured as well! 

Recipe ideas for Valentine's Day desserts from Lunds & Byerlys. 


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