As any good glasses wearer knows, choosing a pair of frames isn’t as easy as walking in the door and grabbing something off the shelf.

Last fall, Bella Bridal Boutique unveiled the fruits of their recent remodel: lively paint colors, a custom-made front desk, updated fitting rooms, a newly-added waiting area, and fresh fabrics and upholstery.

 Belles clothing founder Kirsten Elles wears a Dayrunner dress; Lisa Hein, center, and Anne Lynch model other Belles looks.

Did you just come from the gym? These are words you are unlikely to hear if you are wearing Belles, a new clothing line of stylish must-haves for women who go from exercise to errands.

Give the gift of beauty, relaxation or home to all the special women on your list. Whether it’s your BFF-turned-matron-of-honor or mom-turned-BFF, we have the gifts that will make them sparkle with bliss.

For Bridesmaids

Inspired by TOMS Shoes and its buy one/give one initiative, local resident Amy Schwartz  set out to give a gift of a different sort— a doll. Schwartz’s then five-year-old son wanted a comfort item to sleep with. She scoured local shops in search of a doll with a religious theme.

This spring, take a cue from experts before changing up a room in your home. The folks at the Woodbury Barnes & Noble know a thing or two about book recommendations.

Carlson’s Piano World may be new to Woodbury, but the business dates back to 1948 when Sid Carlson founded it in Alexandria, Minn.

Although Interior Impressions' Amy Leferink graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in marketing and finance, her heart found a home in interior design years before.

Coffee drinkers, bagel lovers and devoted consumers of morning treats are probably excited about the new Bruegger’s Bagels that just opened last week at 437 Commerce Drive in Woodbury.

From a young age, Jamie Heiser dreamed about being in the bridal industry. During college, her sister, Kayla Heiser, developed a passion for marketing. Their mother, Jody Heiser, longed to get back to working within fashion.