May 2021

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” —Coco Chanel

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MartinPatrick3 - women's clothing line

For discerning shoppers who crave a unique boutique experience, MartinPatrick3, renowned for its elevated apparel, accessories and furnishings, has


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Chad McShane, The eFoil

Lake Minnetonka provides year-around opportunities for great photos, and Chad McShane shared his perspective with The eFoil, which earned firs

 Graze Local Provides Customizable Charcuterie Boards and Boxes

As a customizable charcuterie business, Excelsior’s Graze Local makes made-to-order graze boxes and boards that are perfectly fit for any occasion.

child playing on floor

In 1961, Sybil Lynch founded a nursery school at St. David’s Episcopal Church, and just four years later, St. David’s Center began serving children with additional needs.

May basket with flowers and feathers

One of the most charming, if not endearing, childhood traditions has to be the creation and delivery of May baskets.

lug-sole combat boots are also very chic and trendy

Fashion, you may say, has taken a back seat for many of us this past year. We’ve donned our favorite sweatpants or leggings and that well-worn top on a very regular basis—probably too regularly.

wearing sandals in the summer sun

‘Tis the season for sandals, flip flops and barefoot walks along the shore—and paying closer attention to our feet.

Minnesota-shaped stone charms

Christa Kalk took a leap of faith when she opened the third location of her Minnesota Makers shop in August 2020 during the pandemic. The downtown Excelsior store features over 120 local Minnesota artists.

Abandoned North Dakota

For those who appreciate and are curious about churches, homes, schools and the like that are no longer occupied, they understand that, while those spots are termed “abandoned,” they remain full of stories told and muted, hopes lived and forgone and a sil

Marquette Boutique, online clothing boutique

“It was nerve-wracking at first, taking that leap,” says business owner Elizabeth Berg. When she first started Marquette Boutique, Berg wasn’t sure the business would take hold.


Our beauty and style habits can get stuck in a rut. I love travel for so many reasons, including what it awakens in us. Travel can increase creativity, which has a significant impact on our beauty and style, among other things.


This time of year, many individuals and families feel the itch to hit the open road, jump on a plane or explore an exotic beach. How do we spend summer vacation? Do we stay, or do we go?


Your college-age children have been away at college, and you’ve tidied up their rooms during their absence.


For over a decade, Jennifer Weiner has been a go-to author for contemporary fiction that centers around women, and her latest, Big Summer, makes for a great summer or beach read.

Mary Catherine Solberg

The Art Girls Mpls. presents an exclusive collaborative collection by renowned artist Mary Catherine Solberg and internationally acclaimed photographer Giovanna Aryafara.

Mexican mule

The Mexican mule is as refreshing as it is easy to prepare.