Around Town

Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour

Across the street from Ridgedale Center sits the newest Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour, which opened this summer (its original location is in St. Paul). Voxel offers an array of virtual reality experiences.

According to Carol Carey, executive director of Historic Saint Paul, “Heritage preservation is viewed more as an elitist activity and less as a celebration of what individuals in less affluent communities have built.”

Starting with the annual Christkindlmarkt in late November, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce extends its local holiday festivities into this month.

The Lake Minnetonka area is home to dozens of independent coffee shops and chef-driven restaurants, many of which transform into intimate settings for live music on certain days of the week. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to catch a show close to home.

Minnesota native Chip Addington set out on a mission two years ago to combine his experiences—working in the outdoors as a camp guide and director, along with his art major—to create the perfect backpack for the urban traveler.

It’s that time of year, when everyone loves being merry with family and friends at holiday parties.

Now in its 11th year, Excelsior’s Christkindlsmarkt, a weekend open-air market celebrating German holiday traditions, will take place November 25–27.

Picking out flooring can be a stressful decision for any individual or family planning on renovating their home.

Minnesota becomes a sea of white during the winter months, so Leitner’s Garden Center offers a festive way to add some color to your yard with custom winterscapes.

If you’re a bookworm searching for a fun and informal book club, look no further than Books & Bars. Twice a month—once at The Happy Gnome in Saint Paul and once at

With 50 years of experience and 103 trophies at styling competitions, Rita Ambourn is still as passionate about hair as she was as a student at Oliver Thein Beauty School in Burnsville in the 1960s.

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