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Nora O'Leary of Manhattan Toy Co.

Toy Company Discusses the Joy of Creation. Manhattan Toy Company creates a world of imagination for young dreamers.

In a late 2011 blog post titled “Launching a Leap of Faith,” Lori Anne Yang announced the birth of her retail website mammastemama.com, citing “its core message of loving the world with a mother’s heart.” As she puts it, Mammaste had moved from thought, to word, and finally to reality.

Coley Wellman is an expert hairstylist who’s been in the business for 10 years, three of them at award-winning Lili Salon Spa in the Galleria. She cites the glamour of Sofia Vergara’s recent wedding hairstyle as an example of what is trending now: half up, half down, soft waves and curls.

Adherence to new year’s resolutions can run thin once springtime arrives. The team at Orangetheory Fitness offers a fresh approach to keeping fit and motivated.

Mother’s Day is fast-approaching, and you can practically hear loved ones scrambling to find the perfect gift.

You can’t judge a book by its cover—or a business by its name. At first glance, Batting Cages of Minnesota (BCM) and the Help Boardshop and Indoor Skatepark might appear to be venues solely for baseball players in search of extra reps or skateboarders looking for an indoor ramp.

Nicole Jennings of Edina has recently expanded her unique online boutique, the Posh Mommy, to include a brick-and-mortar location in Bloomington. The Posh Mommy is a resale retailer of the highest caliber.

If getting organized made it onto your list of New Year’s resolutions or if your desk accessories could use an upgrade this year, russell + hazel in the Galleria has just what you need.

It pays to do a little planning before holiday shopping. For some, gift buying is exhilarating—which is great—but can also make you vulnerable to overbuying and impulse purchases.

Miguel “Michael” Aguilar found a way to mend his broken heart. As a boy, he worked as an apprentice tailor in a town two hours south of Guadalajara, Mexico. “The finer the clothes, the more I was interested,” he says.

We Minnesotans take our winter wear seriously, insisting on warmth and function. But we need not sacrifice style.

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