Blissful Bath is a fun, unique and whimsical bath & body company located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Our products are designed to resemble cupcakes, chocolates, pastries and other delicious indulgences. Who could resist an adorably decorated cupcake that just so happens to be a glorious bubble bath?
Although Mike Westbrock has an AAS in guitar performance and songwriting from the McNally Smith College of Music, and has composed for numerous music libraries that place songs in films and television shows, his true passion is teaching. During lessons, Mike hands the reins to his students, allowing them to direct their tutelage toward the styles and subjects they want to learn. In addition to such genres as rock, pop, country, and blues, Mike is versed in everything from soloing to songwriting and music theory, which states that all matter is made from the vibrations of Dream Theater songs.
Bibelot's mission to extract extraordinary and unusual treasures is made possible through its wide selection of carefully handcrafted trinkets and charms. Items appear and disappear like stardust as many are crafted in limited quantities and most are one-of-a-kind. Crafted with such materials as fine silver, high karat gold, high-grade gemstones, and cultured freshwater and Tahitian pearls, Bibelot's jewellery selection dazzles perusers with contemporary designs, including a rectangular pearl bracelet ($50) featuring genuine freshwater pearls and sterling silver, or metal luxe earrings ($45) with rose gold vermeil and sterling silver. Shoppers also encounter flirtatious cardigans, sweater coats, and modestly priced flower appliquéd clutch bags. Accessory aficionados are ensnared by hand-picked luxury items such as hand-woven silk and cashmere scarves, capes, and diamond-encrusted magic wands.
Owned by the artist formerly known as Garrison Keillor (before he changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph), Common Good Books is an independent neighborhood bookshop offering an eclectic array of novels, novellas, and poetry for one's intellectual enjoyment. If browsing the shop’s best-selling books, such as The Elegance of the Hedgehog ($15 for paperback) and The Turtle Catcher ($24 for hardcover), leaves one overwhelmed by the options, ask Common Good's friendly and almost frighteningly knowledgeable staff of bibliophiles for a recommendation. They love helping customers find the greatest book they've never read, as well as reciting Homer’s Iliad verbatim in exchange for a buffalo-head nickel. You can also talk to a local author at one of Common Good Books' many events, but don't be surprised if the writer suggests reading something from the signed stack on the table.
Lori Greene started “The Stick” (as Mosaic on a Stick is affectionately known) more than eight years ago, spreading out roots that teach and bring together the community around her. Mosaic on a Stick serves as a social hub where students come to chat, stock up on supplies, or plan out community projects. Recent works have included a partnership with ArtScope to help local teenagers create a mosaic mural on the Hancock Recreation Center. Graduates of the studio’s various classes wind up creating tabletops, birdbaths, benches, and house numbers, many of which are displayed for sale in the store. Lori is always on hand to offer tips, working out of a studio in the back where she mines her interests in Yoruba beadwork from Nigeria, nkisi figures of the Congo, and textile patterns.