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It’s sunny with a high chance of good gifting at Lyn-Lake’s Belle Weather

Fine Forecast
Photo by Todd Buchanan

Graphic designer Crystal Zavada opened her one-woman gift shop, Belle Weather, while the snow was still piled high on the boulevards and shoppers were deep into post-holiday hibernation. Located next to June (the high-end resale shop) and two doors down from the newly opened Bull Run Coffee and OM Collective, Belle Weather has added its crafty style to what has become a bustling little shopping stop.

The store has an independent, neighborhoody feel (there’s a book exchange in the back) that is both sassy and cheerful. The small giftables make budget-friendly presents for most occasions: think picture frames, magnets, small housewares, jewelry, soy candles, and locally made bath and body-care products from Simply Mahvelous. I loved the handmade linens and aprons, which are perfect housewarming gifts.

Belle Weather has turned out to be a sunny little spot to shop. No matter the weather.

Belle Weather
3404 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
612-825-2909, shopbelleweather.com

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