About Us

 Welcome to Winnie Lu! A Minnesota Lifestyle Boutique specializing in home decor and gifts with a vintage and rustic touch. Whether you're looking for a cozy blanket to cuddle up in front of the bonfire, or maybe the perfect glasses to serve your favorite cocktails on the back deck, you can expect to find it at Winnie Lu. We carry products that reflect the Minnesota lifestyle; think plaid blankets, scented candles, and rustic inspired decor, and we love to discover the very best in Minnesota made products. Our top priority is to find the best and most unique products that are available, and we always strive to make each and every customer happy and stress free!  

Come visit us - you'll feel right at home! 

Winnie Lu About Us

Meet the owner!

Patricia Sjulson is an Iowa native who fell in love with Minnesota from a young age. She spent part of her summers fishing up north growing up, and always felt at home on the bright blue water and among the scented evergreens of northern Minnesota. In 2012, newly married and itching for an adventure, the Sjulsons' made the big move from Iowa to the twin cities and have never looked back! With a background in retail and a love for Minnesota, a lifestyle boutique is the perfect fit for Patricia. She loves interacting with customers and is so excited to be taking on this great adventure of owning her own business! 

Like any true Minnesotan, Patricia takes advantage of the warm months and you can usually find her taking walks with her black lab and husband, or exploring small towns across the state. She loves cuddling up on the couch to watch Netflix with her little family, and saying she's obsessed with coffee and animals would be an understatement! It's a constant struggle in the Sjulson household on whether or not they should add another pet to the mix (Bryan says no. A cat and a dog is enough...). Patricia and Bryan also enjoying hunting, fishing, and cooking new recipes from Pinterest. On summer nights you can usually find them sitting on their patio with a glass of wine, and in the winter they love to hang out at their favorite coffee shop. 

Stop by the shop to meet Patricia or send us a message with any comments, questions, or to just say hi!


Winnie and Luna - The faces behind the name!

Luna: a 3 1/2 year old tuxedo cat with a big personality! Loves to cuddle, watch birds out the windows, and secretly likes to torment her dog sister... 

Winnie: a 1 1/2 year old British lab with an equally big personality! She loves swimming, hunting, sleeping on the couch, and putting her mouth on everything in her reach. Oh, and her tongue never stops licking! 

These two sweet girls are the inspiration behind the name Winnie Lu. They are the Sjulsons' pride and joy, and life would be oh so boring without them! The have spunk, are loving towards everyone they meet, and they embody the Winnie Lu goal of providing a happy and positive experience for our customers. Stop in the store and you might just get to meet miss Winnie...