Heidi Mueller pouring candles for Excelsior Candle Co.

Excelsior Candle Co. Founder Pours Her Heart Out. Candle maker creates products that smell good while doing good.

More than a decade ago, Wayzata’s Maia and Allen Haag married Maia’s writing skills with Allen’s graphic design abilities to create I See Me!, a local publishing company that personalizes books for kids.

Using stationary bikes that lean side to side, Pedal Wild spin classes build upper body strength in addition to toning your legs. Additional classes include yoga and ZUMBA. 

Three years ago, Connor Guenther followed in his parents’ footsteps and began his own start-up, combining his love of business with his passion for firewood.

Searching for holiday cards with personality? Look no further than the eco-friendly items created by Up, Up Creative.

Five Swans has been serving up special selections to Wayzata residents for more than 40 years, and this past summer, the neighborhood’s go-to gift shop moved to a new space. Be sure to check out their new kitchen department and more open layout just two doors down the street.


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Nancy Golden has always had an eye for design and discriminating taste—and no problem making that fact well known. At least that was the case when an 8-year-old Golden discovered that her brand new clutch purse was not leather, but (gasp!) plastic.

Looking for a little something-something to surprise your groom with on your wedding night or honeymoon? Lucky for us in the lake area, we’ve got a local option for luxurious lingerie.

If you have to leave the dogs behind this summer vacation, look no further than pet sitter and expert dog trainer Lisa Rydell.