Minnesota-shaped stone charms

Christa Kalk took a leap of faith when she opened the third location of her Minnesota Makers shop in August 2020 during the pandemic. The downtown Excelsior store features over 120 local Minnesota artists.

Richard and April Wysocki moved to Minnesota in 1989 with a tasty mission in mind. April Wysocki hails from Chicago, the couple had lived in New Jersey while April attended New York’s Culinary Institute of America, and they had even done a stint in Dallas.

For Excelsior residents, the phrase “lake effect” has taken on a new meaning since 24-year-old Danielle Riley opened her Water Street boutique, Lake Effect, in mid-April—with a nod to all things nautical.

Looking for luxurious yet versatile, high-quality and affordable bed, bath and table linens? Check out Lussuria Lini in Wayzata.

Katheryn Menaged shares a story of a brief encounter--an ember of inspiration--that long burned within her, especially during a pivotal time in her life. At the time, Menaged was 18 years old, working as a receptionist at the Empire State Building in New York City.

For 42 years, Epitome Papers reigned as a premier gift and stationery shop in the Edina Galleria shopping center.

The only furniture consignment shop on Grand Avenue, Bella Galleria is a favorite destination for interior designers and decorators looking for high-quality home furnishings and unique interior accents.

Chemical elements, molecules and atoms might not be the first things that spring to mind when we think about marketing.

In June, the PGA Tour Superstore opened its 26th location in Minnetonka, its first in Minnesota.

Paper Source, the newest addition to Grand Avenue, is a boutique stationery store that specializes in unique invitations, cards and gifts for all occasions.

Tonkadale Greenhouse owner Jessie Jacobson says customers tell her it’s their “happy place.” It’s easy to see why.