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

The Hopkins Education Foundation writes oversized, lottery-style checks to grant recipients with the help of a locally-owned restaurant in Minnetonka.

Honor your mother, grandmother or any female figure you’re proud to call yours with some fun and unique Mother’s Day activities available in our area. From bowling and cooking classes to digging in the dirt, set aside some time this month to treat the special ladies in your life.

Kathryn Dumas paints a picture of the 1920s not as a decade of parties with flapper-dress-clad young ladies but as an idyllic scene.

All across the lake area, green thumbs are itching. When the first crocuses, daffodils and tulips peek through the soil, gardeners start imagining their soggy, springtime yard full of green grasses and the flowering beauties of summer.

Retiring at 50 years old, Walter Donald Douglas, along with his wife Mahala, built their 27-room estate on Lake Minnetonka where the elegant Hotel St. Louis once stood.

One of the reasons many Scandinavian immigrants left northern Europe for Minnesota was to escape the rampant drinking fueled by home stills back in the Old World.

Frames are meant to protect, display and hang onto something special. Custom framing allows the opportunity to preserve and present anything that has meaning to the client (i.e. art, a piece of the Berlin Wall or a wasp’s nest). However, it’s unfamiliar territory for a lot of consumers.

With wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and more just around the corner, find the perfect party dress for the occasion at Circa Vintage in Wayzata.

Like the many tomes it houses, The Bookcase is steeped in history, beloved by many and has a multitude of stories to share—tales of family roots, loyal friendships and local interest.

The Sitting Room, an Excelsior interior design firm and store, had just opened in 2003 when Teri Mahalich bought the shop’s first vignette of furniture. As a new business owner, Kate Regan reflects, “It was so exciting! In addition to buying the vignette, Teri helped me establish my business.

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