Spring has sprung at Brightwater!

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Perusing for Fall/Winter 2021

        Hi All,How are you? I’m hoping you're doing well and are happy. I’m happy to see the recent rains, and am enjoying at least a few days of cooler temps. It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of August!  I’ve also been enjoying this August because I’ve been able to return (masked-up) to markets! I spent the first part of this week in Chicago, at the Collective. The Collective is a men’s market held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. (It’s a magnificent building in its own right — check it out here.) It was so good to reconnect with rep friends and fellow retailers. Just to be able to touch fabrics and see styles in person was so terrific! This market was for...

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Visitors + Crazy Days Clearance Tent Sale

          Hi All,How are you? Having a good summer? I sure hope so. Mine’s been pretty terrific. Thanks for all your support at Brightwater. It’s been a pretty darn good spring/summer season! Thank you.  I have had a chance to get up the the cottage a few times and spend time with my sister Kate. She’s here for the month of July. I hope to get up there again soon! We’ll see if I can make that happen.Right now the focus is on getting all of my ducks in a row for Brightwater's annual Crazy Days Clearance Tent Sale. It begins Thursday, July 22, and runs through Sunday the 25th. It’s always such a fun event and one that most of my...

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Emerson Fry, Faherty & Excelsior needs your help!

I’m writing this morning with my Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce hat on. I’m the current President of the Board of Directors.  I’m writing because we need your help. We are in dire need of traffic control volunteer positions to be filled on the 4th of July. In the past, a local Boy Scout Troop has helped out, but they had to back out at a late moment. If you or a friend could take one of these two-hour shifts that would be incredibly helpful! Volunteers help prevent any unplanned traffic from getting on to Lake Street. Bring a lawn chair and a cooler!  We need you in order to make the Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Fireworks happen. Please take a minute to click on this Sign-up...

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Father's Day HQ

  Swing through Brightwater this week and we will help you find just the right something for dad — or Grandad or Uncle or hubby or any special dad-figure in your life. From top-notch threads to cool accessories and gear, we've got the best goods for guys!

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Father's Day

Hi there,I’m sitting at the kitchen table at the house on the point, up north. It looks out to the east. The morning sun has filled the lake with diamonds. So beautiful. So relaxing. We came up Saturday evening after I closed up the shop. We got here in time to watch the sun set from the dock. Again, so beautiful. It’s 66F with a light breeze, and the lake is 72F — a nice reprieve from the heat of the Cities!Sitting here allows me to reminisce about this place when it was my Grandparents' summer home. They would spend winters at the house in Eveleth. Once spring came, they would move out to the lake for the summer. I would boat over from...

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