Shops & Business

Top Dog Foundation, Lake Minnetonka

While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart

Bird Dog Studios is a fashion accessory company based in Lynda Larson’s home in Minnetonka that’s drawing attention for its unique bowties.

Minnetonka’s Sweet Jules, which just opened a location on Greenbrier Road, is a one-stop shop for a sweet-tooth fix, candy gift boxes and Easter basket treats.

Just over three years ago, Nate Houge and Micah Taylor were talking with each other about work, and how they were kind of “over it.” Houge was a musician, constantly on the road and away from his family, while Taylor, formerly a traveling musician as well, was in the corporate world, stuck in a c

Walking through the door into the quaint, colorful shop, one message is made crystal-clear about Irish on Grand: it’s not just a store for traditional Irish garb, but rather, a home for a celebrated culture.

Minnetonka’s St. David’s Center is known for building strong family relationships and nurturing children through their early childhood development program. But how about a little dancing?

Before World War I, many residents of the Lake Minnetonka area of German heritage were proud of their roots. In 1883, German nobility even visited the lake to celebrate James J.

European style is quickly becoming Excelsior style, and with a trendy boutique like Maison/My European Treasures & More, it’s no wonder.

Newly rebranded boutique Highcroft will provide all of the necessities for a relaxing evening gathered around the fireplace. Formerly known as Lussuria Lini, Highcroft’s main focus is its wide selection of European linens.

For years, Nancy Dilts was someone whom friends would seek out for fashion advice, looking for her suggestions on what to buy to enhance their wardrobes. She loved the experience of sharing her opinions with friends. “It’s really always been my passion,” says Dilts, who lives in Saint Paul.

Any store that sells black licorice pipes, Choward’s violet gum and waxed candy lips and has a hammock swinging in the front yard automatically gets bonus points.

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