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.

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.

From the proposal to the I do’s, the bride and groom can have very different perspectives when it comes to planning for the big day.

Since opening in 1992, Natures Harvest has been family owned and operated. But a few changes did take place over the company’s 20 years in business, like the move to Wayzata Boulevard from Historic Lake Street.

Birds need more daily food intake to survive cold winter days, approximately 25 percent more than in warmer weather. Providing a well-stocked winter feeding station can help birds more easily survive harsh winter weather, and bring them in close enough for you to observe and enjoy.

While you may not know Tom Steinke, chances are you’ve seen his work. Those signs out front of Hazellewood, Sunsets, Lord Fletcher’s and Maynard’s are all original Steinke creations.