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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.

With a chill in the air, Excelsior’s Gray Gardens Home Store embraces the changes that winter brings with celebration.

Cottagewood General Store

Anyone who lives in the lake area knows what a local treasure the Cottagewood General Store is. Quaint, charming, inviting—the neighborhood store really nails the homey feeling of community. Experience that homey feeling while getting a taste of Europe this weekend.

Bill Farrell had an unusual inspiration for starting a family business: his oldest son’s art. Liam was just 7 years old when the family rounded up his artwork and put it to a vote; democracy dictated that his art would be printed on T-shirts.

Get ready to get beautiful from the comfort of your own home. Now anyone can experience the myriad of exquisite fragrances available at Excelsior’s La Petite Parfumerie by visiting their recently launched online shop.

Set a classic mood this holiday season with a Jan Barboglio piece from Lily European Inspired Furnishings ($65–$1,200).

The holidays are upon us once again. Have you made your list and checked it twice? If not, don’t fear: We’re here with 26 perfect presents for all the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews… you get the picture.

With the close of its Mound location earlier this year, occasional sale shop Mama's Happy has a new home at 7888 Cty. Rd. 6 in Independence. The 2,800 sq. ft.

Quality items at an affordable price is how Jennifer Finlay, owner of The Bee Cottage, likes to describe her shop, which offers a mix of new and heirloom items.

After Alex Augustine and Emily Martin discovered brides were limited when it came to quality headpieces, they put their backgrounds in fashion and costuming, and founded Brides Head Revisited, a line of handcrafted veils and hair accessories.

Unlike other charity organizations that focus on one issue, The Caring Effect connects people to volunteer organizations by spotlighting a different issue affecting the community each month.

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