Shops & Business

Wardrobe Revamp

As a local stylist for over 10 years, Maple Grove resident Amy Seeman always knew her passion lied in fashion. Her favorite pastime as a child was playing dress-up in her closet, finding new ways to reinvent her existing pieces.

Rock Elm at the Grove burger

Few sporting events create the amount of buzz and excitement that the NCAA Men’s Division One Basketball Tournament does.

Festive Colors India

Trading in her IT career to pursue her dreams of working in fashion, Maple Grove resident and owner of Festive Colors India Aarzoo Bhansali opened her own clothing boutique to provide a source for traditional Indian apparel.

happy birthday lawn signs

Many Minnesotans love anything on a stick (à la the Minnesota State Fair food extravaganza), so why shouldn’t celebration proclamations get the same treatment?

Salt: A World History (Mark Kurlansky)

Microhistory is a non-fiction genre that takes a comprehensive look at a single event, topic or concept but reads more like novels or memoirs.

clothing collage

“Most people in the United States only wear about 20 percent of their wardrobes. That means that 80 percent of the clothes are languishing in their closet being unworn,” says Nancy Dilts, a personal wardrobe stylist, who specializes in sustainable shopping.

Nikki Steele Style

With inclusivity as the forefront of her business, stylist and blogger Nikki Steele has a unique business motto—Be like a pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

Dog wearing rainbow bandana from Loon & Beau’s Pride line

We’re not the only ones who could use a springtime fashion glow up.

Owl perched in tree branches.

We’re pleased to greet 2021 with a fresh round of photos from our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest, which was held in August. To start off, Rod Smoliak’s Eagle Lake Great Horned Owl, placed second in our Wildlife and Nature category.

Kira Vanderlan’s passion for design has been a constant throughout her life. Even before she started her organization and interior design business, Zestful Design, Vanderlan helped declutter and reorganize the homes of friends and family.

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