Minneapolis Holiday Boutique

‘Tis the season for winter markets! I am all for shopping locally and that extends to gift-giving as well. And I’ll always look for any excuse to get into the holiday spirit!

This one is the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Filled with shopping, music and the football game playing in the background, appeasing even the most faithful Viking fan. I came to visit my friends at Minnesota Made and check out their collection.

Any boutiques, events, bazaars, markets or other winter experiences you are excited for? Feel free to share!

GIVEAWAY! Event 123 

GIVEAWAY!

A bit off the beaten path from Hwy 7/Co Road 226 in Dorset, a town with a reigning population of 22, rests a rustic little shop called, Event 123. Filled with Minnesota-themed love notes, Paul Bunyan wrapping paper, recipe cards, coupon books for kids, Dorset post cards, ‘Uff Da’ wine glass tags, sweet lunch box notes adorned with Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry, loons, bicycles and mittens, custom decks of cards, desktop calendars, personalized flip flops, Babe the Blue Ox note cards, buffalo checked photo booth props and rows of cards for holidays and any occasion (or just a Tuesday). They even have a lemonade stand kit! As a personal note; I fell in love with lemonade stands growing up. So much so that not only did I have them, but I still stop any time I see one.

Ann, the owner of the place, grew up loving creating things with paper, especially cards. With a degree in art education and a concentration in graphic design, she took to designing, drawing and creating original art work focusing on custom wedding and event invitations, as a seller on Etsy. From Minneapolis skyline wedding invitations, to personalized Christmas cards, her stationery and invites have been delivered to every state in the US and many countries around the world.

In the process of looking for an office, she found her current cabin-esque spot to set up shop and production. The grand opening took place at the end of May.

If you pass through Dorset on your way to Nevis or Park Rapids, stop in to see Ann. She will greet you with a warm welcome and tell you all about her love of the area. A feeling that resonates through her talent, customizing and brainstorming whatever your heart desires – from Flannel and Frost parties, to Paul and Babe temporary tattoos.

With a love for everything Minnesota and artisan, I am giving away one of Event 123’s Lemonade Stand Kits that comes complete with; a super cute banner, straw tags, snack holders, business card flyers and even a For Sale sign! I’ll also throw in some of her lemon straw toppers and a popsicle card!

All you have to do to enter to win;

  1. Like this post.
  2. Follow Event123 on Facebook and/or Instagram.
  3. Tag a friend and comment one of YOUR favorite Minnesota summer memories.

Headed to Duluth: Your Must-Sees 

Hi there, Jessica here! I am headed up to Duluth, Minnesota for the weekend to bucket list and would love to see if there are places you think I need to stop! What are your favorite things to do in Duluth?

Tag some of your favorites and tell me what makes that restaurant, park, mural, roadside attraction, café, coffee shop, boutique, etc. so special.

You might just see them featured as I will be spending the next two weeks telling you all about some great places in Duluth! Want to see what I’ve already done? Click here!

Pictured: Gooseberry Falls State Park. Located on the North Shore just off Lake Superior, 40 miles NE of Duluth.

Enchante

Voted “Best Boutique in the St.Croix Valley,” Enchante in Stillwater is next on the #mnbucketlist. bringing modern fashion to Stillwater, Enchante is an upscale specialty-shop that features a thoughtfully curated collection of the unique and trendy. Denim, jewelry, dresses, adorable sweaters, you name it – you can find something to fit your style here.

Founded by Sarah Stratte Quickel, they also hold fashion shows throughout the year, showcasing ever-changing feminine fashion hand-picked by Sarah in New York or Los Angeles. She also offers personal styling in store or even your personal wardrobe at home! All you have to do is ask. I mean, who doesn’t want an in-house closet consultation? As if that weren’t enough; Enchante even has private shopping experiences so you can shop with friends for a styling party. If you host, you even get 25% off an item! How can you not love this place!