Shops & Business

“L” is for Lisa Mottla, a 34-year veteran of the hairdressing industry. “A” is for Avery Mottla, Lisa’s 22-year-old daughter, who recently graduated from college in Chicago, majoring in film and broadcasting.

Art of Optiks opened at 50th and France in June and offers premier luxury eyewear. In the past year, colorful frames have been very on-trend and have risen in popularity, as has “retro glam,” which focuses on cat-eye shaped frames, rose gold and vintage acetate use.

Rosie Posie gift shop and boutique reopened in April after being closed for about two and a half months. In January, a car went through the shop’s front window and nearly destroyed the entire store. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

For two days in November, you can hit your holiday shopping list hard at Southdale Center during its Black Friday sales. Southdale will have extended hours and will offer complimentary food and beverages in the center court to those brave souls who venture out to grab some great deals.

After 15 years in retail, Rena Lindberg has finally opened her very own store. A Minnetonka native, Lindberg watched the 50th and France area like a hawk while working in Malibu, Fla.

Scout & Molly’s, a boutique franchise that’s grown over the past few years in the United States, has finally come to the Twin Cities area. Linda Writz, owner of the Edina location, wanted to take on a project like this for quite some time.

Slide open the sunroof and crank up the heat. It’s October in Minnesota. Whether that means tailgating, stirring up a cozy meal, baking bread, or dipping caramel apples, our local grocers have plenty of fun fall foods to fill your basket.

Whole Foods Market

Edina resident Cathy Cella has been active in the community for 33 years and she isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. Because of this, she was awarded a Connecting with Kids Leadership Award last spring.

Dogs are becoming more a part of daily life, and business owners like the option of taking their furry friends to work. Two local businesses are in on this workday revolution.

Edina Magazine has been celebrating local residents and retailers since before “local” became a buzzword and a movement. So when we discover someone whose business inspires and encourages a love of locality, we get excited.