Shops & Business

Kenna Frees from Babble and Saddle

Kenna Frees isn’t your average teenager. Though she enjoys typical teen activities like hanging out with friends and spending time with her pets, Kenna also runs her own fashion enterprise online.

Judd Frost poses wearing a blue button-down, vest and khakis.

Whether dressing for an important business meeting, a night on the town or drinks with friends—every stylish guy needs a few failsafe pieces in his closet.

"Grandma" Esther Begman with Candice Ledman and her daughters, with Ledman's Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award.

This spring, one Wayzata teacher received the Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award for her commitment to Holocaust education. The award—which is named for the late Leo Weiss, a Holocaust survivor and Minn.

Wayzata resident Gary Marquardt plays a bugle.

Wayzata resident Gary Marquardt will be very busy on Veterans Day, as he is every year, by choice … even though he is not a military veteran.

An antique pink door marks the entrance of the European chocolate shop on downtown Wayzata’s Lake Street.

Cathy Lingo, co-owner of The Garden Patch with her husband Tom, has been creating beautiful and spookily festive garden displays for over 20 years now. Just off of Highway 19, families can enjoy a fall afternoon learning about the historical traditions of Halloween.
 

Food has a way of bringing people together—from Sunday brunch with a good friend to experiencing the food of another culture for the first time. We bake cookies for new neighbors, celebrate accomplishments with steak dinners and so on.

Matches, an Excelsior Candle Co. candle and two gold and white straws.

Heidi Mueller always had candles in her life.

Families Moving Forward offers hospitality, emergency shelter and a path to a home with support and stability.

44 North Boutique is among the newest shops that line Wayzata’s East Lake Street.

Excelsior businesses are using the hashtag #exploreexcelsior to not only promote their stores and restaurants, but to involve community members in the local shop scene.

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