Knit by Peruvian artisans from the softest alpaca yarn and merino wool blend with a brushed texture and mock neckline. Hits around the hip with sleeves intentionally hitting at the wrist. A relaxed fit.
Maria Stanley is built on the ideals of holistic lifestyle which includes building an everlasting wardrobe, without over-consumption, and a focus on quality, purpose, with a sophisticated awareness detail.
All products are constructed with the highest quality materials, sourced from all over the world, and are made to last a lifetime. Each season offers new variations to refresh the wardrobe and not replace it.
“In the Lao language, it’s a simple translation meaning “please” but it comes from the Buddhist teaching which means compassion”
The patterns embedded around the border of our logo were designed by Chicago-based Laotian artist Chantala Kommanivanh. The Lao Sinh is a traditional skirt that symbolizes the Laotian culture and ethnicity, which was the inspiration for the border.
Khâluna has a resort atmosphere that will transport you to across the ocean with it’s colorful array of food that will satisfy all of your vacation cravings. It is Chef Ann’s goal to have a little something for everyone in the neighborhood, with Khâluna and The Shop at Khâluna acting as a bridge between Minneapolis and the regions of Southeast Asia.
Chef Ann believes in fair trade, and it is her goal fill her shop with curated goods from her home country of Laos, highlighting and supporting artisans by procuring market goods at a fair, viable wage-supporting price. In addition to housing hand-crafted goods, The Shop will also be used as a Private Dining Space and features a state-of-the-art cooking studio in which Chef Ann will lead cooking classes and demonstrations.
Chef Ann is excited to embark upon this journey and hopes to have the opportunity to take you along with her!
Since 1906 tourists by the thousands have enjoyed the scenic beauty of the world-famous Dalles of the St. Croix River by excursion boat. Our fleet of excursion boats includes the Taylors Falls Queen and the Taylors Falls Princess. The “Princess” can carry up to 250 passengers with The “Queen” holding up to 149. Both boats are enclosed on the lower level with the upper deck being open.
Daily Excursions are either 45 or 80 minutes. Your licensed boat pilot and tour guide will point out the unique rock formations that were left behind as the glaciers retreated thousands of years ago. Among the most outstanding formations is the huge stone cross for which the St. Croix River was named. “St. Croix” means Holy Cross.
Other sites that can be seen from the boats include the world’s largest glacial kettles or “potholes”, Lion’s Head, Turk’s Head, and the highlight of the boat tour, The Old Man of the Dalles – the most outstanding natural rock face you’ll ever see.