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MOVING.

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Yes... You read that right. Come fall, we will be moved into our brand new space! Don't worry though, we are only moving a block away. We couldn't bare to leave Water Street! You can find our new space tucked in the middle of the block towards Lake Minnetonka with Brightwater next to us and Coalition just across the street.  Specifically, we'll be located at 264 Water Street.  We'll miss our patios and our amazing neighbors, GOLDEN RULE and Ace General Store, but we are also so excited to be creating this new space for all of you to experience....

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June 2nd Pop-Ups

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Join us this Saturday, June 2nd, for pop-ups to help celebrate GOLDEN RULE turning 3.    House of Verna is back! Come meet Abby and shop her carefully curated, found home goods and clothing. She's also launching something new- so come check it out! "Keep it simple; keep it beautiful - this seems to be the unofficial homemaking philosophy I have both seen and venture to adopt."    A new comer to the Minneapolis area, Ma Jolie Marché, will be parked out front of GRAY in her mobile French market. She will be selling baubles, les fleurs, macarons and more!   We know you all...

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Meet Pip & Pal

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Meet Pip & Pal. We've collaborated with our neighbor, GOLDEN RULE, in tiny ways over time with parties, photoshoots, and dreams. This eventually lead to a partnership in order to create something, we felt, was missing in our charming town of Excelsior- a baby + children's store.    Pip & Pal is deeply influenced from our current shops. Not only in aesthetic, but also in standards. We choose to stock high quality, small batched, and fair trade clothing, accessories and gifts.  Our thoughts are to bring you beautiful heirloom pieces that you can pass down to the next sibling and even the next generation.  You can...

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LSA International

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Established during London's swinging sixties, Janusz Lubkowski and his wife Ewa began with enamel products from their home country, Poland. From there, they became the leaders in handmade, mouth blown glassware and porcelain all made in Poland with the highest quality.  Olive Set with Ash Base "Porcelain clay was made into plain white and patterned tableware, popular amongst consumers who sought practical and contemporary designs. Wooden accessories from Polish cooperatives specialising in the folk traditions of woodwork completed the early collections. But it was mouthblown glass that offered the greatest potential for transformation. Whilst an archetypal tumbler and jug reflected Janusz's affinity for the...

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A Guide to Excelsior

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My mom and I are huge fans of scoping out the local scene while we are traveling. We love finding the chef owned restaurants, the "mom & pop" shops and small boutique hotels. I am currently planning a trip to Charleston, SC and I cannot tell you how excited I am to check out the city and experience the atmosphere there (if you're planning a trip there anytime soon, come chat with me- I'll hook you up). My mom was just in LA, and even though she lived there for 9 years, the LA Guide Book by Cereal helped her find new spots to...

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