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Labor Day

It looking like a beautiful Labor Day weekend is upon us! Are you headed to the State Fair? Hanging out at home? Heading north? We are opting for the later. We’re going to grab a little bit more of summer, as well as get to a laundry list of fall-type projects that need doing, from firewood to yard work. Funny how that list never seems to get any shorter! It still will be wonderful. The nights are getting cooler, which means evening fires. I can sit in front of a crackling fire for hours… We’ll be getting together with friends, sharing boat rides and hopefully spending time just relaxing. The next few weeks are busy ones.In other news, our first...

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Chicago Collective for Spring/Summer 2023

  I’m trying to figure out how it got to be darn near the middle of August, and how I’m going to cram in the rest of my summer bucket list! Maybe the smart thing to do is forget the list, and just enjoy! The cooler nights make for better sleeping and the rain has been good for my tomatoes!We got back late Tuesday from the first of the summer 2023 markets. This time it was the Chicago Collective. I think it’s the best Men’s Market in the country. We flew in Saturday evening and had appointments hourly on Sunday, Monday and part of Tuesday. It’s always fun to see what’s new for Spring/Summer ’23, as well as meet up...

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2022 Crazy Days Tent Sale

Starting Thursday, it runs through Sunday. The Big Top tent behind the shop will be holding sale items that are up to 80% off! This is your opportunity to save big on all the great merchandise you’ve come to expect from Brightwater‚ from summer shorts and tops to parkas and sweaters! You'll find the names that you know and love from Brightwater: Parajumpers, Ecru, Billy Reid, White and Warren, Hatley, Anatomie, Gitman Vintage,  Lilla P, Amundsen, and so many others! Best selection is always Thursday at 10:00 a.m

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New Amundsen Goods

Hi All!How are you? It’s finally feeling like summer is here! Kids are mostly done with school, and It’s supposed to be in the 90’s next week. Sure signs that we are headed into the warm season! While I’ve been loving this weather, having windows thrown open and cool sleeping temps, a bit of that MN summer heat will feel good!I wanted to remind you that the Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is hosting Art on the Lake this weekend! It runs Saturday and Sunday the 11th & 12th right here on Water Street. It’s alway so incredible to see the caliber and quality of the juried art. There will be over 120 artists exhibiting. It’s going to be...

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