A St. Paul fixture for the past 20 years, Baby Grand has opened a second shop in Hopkins. The family-owned store offers high-end baby gear, nursery furniture, and accessories, as well as a gift registry. 1010 Mainstreet, 952-912-1010, www.babyongrand.com
Wayzata women rejoice: Hot Mama is coming to Lake Street on April 16. The clothing and accessories boutique stylishly outfits moms and moms-to-be. 687 E. Lake St., www.shopmama.com
Urban baby shop Pacifier has opened a mini version of its northeast Minneapolis store in Gaviidae Common. Expect the same hip clothing and stylish baby bags. 651 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-623-8123, www.pacifieronline.com
The North Face opens its first Minnesota store on March 20. Find the adventure gear and apparel outfitter next to Urban Outfitters. 3008 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, www.thenorthface.com
More than 250 craft artists hit the Twin Cities April 18 to 20 for The American Craft Show. The Midwest’s largest selection of crafts will be on display and for sale, including clothing, furniture, and Tia Salmela Keobounpheng’s acrylic and sterling-silver jewelry. RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, www.craftcouncil.org
A small band of Twin Cities’ interior desigers have collected and re-purposed intricate, one-of-a-kind textiles for A Guatemalan Textile Trunk Show. Proceeds from the April 25 and 26 event benefit Friendship Bridge, an organization in rural Guatemala that supports women and families in poverty. Odegard at Michael Sydney, 210 N. Second St., Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-455-6100
Find pollution solutions and thoughtful consumption inspiration at Cool Planet Goods. From tree-free office supplies to electric-motor kits for bicycles (go 40 miles per hour!), this little store is full of big ideas for going green. 1023-A Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-3341, www.coolplanetgoods.com
is back, and it’s gone green. From April 14 to 20, participating Twin Cities spas will offer select services for $50. This year’s organic, detoxifying, and vitamin-enriched treatments include a Shiatsu facial, honey massage, and seaweed body wrap. For more information visit www.spaweek.org.
has closed its doors in Uptown Minneapolis, but you can still find the store’s handmade papers from around the world at www.papergami.com.