Shops & Business

Lake Minnetonka wool blanket

After opening a new retail store in downtown Excelsior’s historic Miller Block Building on Water Street in March, Faribault Woolen Mill Co. will greet its first winter holiday season with new product lines, which hit the shelves this autumn.

TaVor in Excelsior shop sign

“I saw a gap in the Excelsior market for a fresh, edgy women’s store,” Connie Frederick says. “We’re drawing in a new audience, and we’re overwhelmed by the positive response.

Mostly Made enchilada filling

Readers might recall reading about Mostly Made in previous issues of Lake Minnetonka Magazine. The company, owned by Deephaven’s Jillian McGary (Head of Hot Dish), specializes in premade enchilada filling, shepherd’s pie mix and skillet lasagna mix.

Sara Swan

While Sara Swan has over two decades of experience in special education, she initially didn’t have plans to turn a one-off mentorship into a full-fledged organization.

paddleboarding with a dog

Who said letting the dogs out was a bad thing? With Adventure is Barking, there is no limit to what you and your pet can do together; whether it’s dining out, shopping, outdoor adventure seeking or even participating in weekly training.

Historic photo of Excelsior High School

In March 1915, ground was broken for the construction of Excelsior High School on the corner of what is today Highway 7 and Oak Street. The red brick building with white stone belting was designed by LeRoy Kinport of Manitou.

The Minnesota Wakesurf Championship (MNWSC)

The Minnesota Wakesurf Championship (MNWSC) returns this month after being held virtually last year, and it’s more than just a competition.

clothing collage

“Most people in the United States only wear about 20 percent of their wardrobes. That means that 80 percent of the clothes are languishing in their closet being unworn,” says Nancy Dilts, a personal wardrobe stylist, who specializes in sustainable shopping.

Walking a dog

Dogs quickly become integral members of their human family. Like most additions, these furry friends need attentive training and handling to help them adjust to their new home.

In-drawer tie organizer

Ties and belts: Use in-drawer organizers, which are preferable over hanging or mounted racks since items can’t slip to the floor or take up closet space for other hanging items. 

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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