Shops & Business

Don’t let the name fool you: Mainstream Boutique is not your typical clothing store.

Cindie Sinclair always considered herself an artist. She just never knew that her art would involve flowers. “I have always been an artist at heart, I just never found the right medium,” Sinclair says.

Life is good in the St. Croix Valley, and two local businesses are helping make it even sweeter. This community is home to two shops that sell high quality, handmade chocolates and sweets year-round.

When it comes to clothes, toys and books, the littlest people in the St. Croix Valley area deserve nothing but the best. That’s the philosophy behind two Stillwater shops, Gammy and Gumpy’s and Lil’ Tulips.

The Stabenow family is finding success working together on three businesses in the Chestnut building in downtown Stillwater.

No one could possibly accuse Rebecca Kolls of being a slacker. The former WCCO-TV meteorologist has a career path that zigs and zags, and always involves high-energy involvement from the passionate gardener.

The holidays are filled with traditions, and for many, that includes an annual trek to a Christmas tree farm. One local favorite is Krueger’s Christmas Tree farm in Lake Elmo.

With December snow glistening throughout town and festive Christmas lights and sounds in the streets, Afton will once again welcome the public to its celebrated Village Holiday weekend. The event will take place Dec.

Calling all ghosts, fairies and zombies! We’re collecting costume photos for a future Gallery. For more information, email stcroixvalleymag@tigeroak.com.

September is here, which means many women in the St. Croix Valley are packing up their summer clothes and enjoying the harvest of beautiful colors, textures and trends that always appear in the fall.

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