once upon a time, as all true stories start, a young mother noticed a tree with a  hollow base, on one of her many walks around lake harriet, in the city of lakes.


being the clever woman she was, she  mentioned to her husband that it would make a  most wonderful place for a little elf door. being the dutiful husband that he was, he made the little door on a lovely spring afternoon and installed it at the lake to commemorate the first birthday of their daughter, alta lucia.


it was a little wooden door, complete with brass hinges and a lion’s head door knocker. soon people small and big began leaving notes for the lake harriet elf. and low and behold, they started getting answers.