YOU’RE INVITED! @Minnstameets x @4PlayMSP – Winter 4Play


@Minnstameets x @4PlayMSP – Winter 4Play Saturday, January 9, 2016 11:00am – 4:00pm Hosted by @Minnstameets Ambassador, @MNBucketList (that’s me!), in partnership with @GreaterMSP, we invite you to a day of winter fun! Get outside your comfort zone with thousands of friends as we show the world how to do winter right. (#4PlayMSP #MakeItMSP @MakeItMSP […]

December 29, 2015

The Holidays


Today’s post is a little different. I asked Dani to come home with me for the holidays as she has become part of my family, as a handful of incredible people in my life have over the past year (you’ll see them riddled throughout my page). Today, as a recap, I asked her to post […]

December 28, 2015

Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s

Food & Drink

The Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Ridgedale is up next on the #mnbucketlist. While it may seem odd to include an in-store eatery on the bucket list – let me explain. When it comes to holidays, the mall, any mall, is unavoidable. Whether you drive past, walk through or stop in. And why not take a […]

December 23, 2015


Food & Drink

It’s not exactly a secret that my friends and I are close. So when it comes to holidays, even though we spend time with our families, we make time for our friend-family, too. We had our ‘Friendmas Brunch’ at the Meritage this past weekend and it was divine.  Located in the Historic Hamm Building Administration […]

December 22, 2015

Cafe Lurcat | Bar Lurcat

Food & Drink

Sometimes you need to retreat to a somewhere beautiful when it’s cold, or when it’s December, or when you feel like it. My ‘somewhere’ is Café Lurcat in Minneapolis. From the incredible ambiance that includes chandeliers (a big favorite of mine), tall candelabras, warm light and intricate details to the beautifully plated urban comfort food, […]

December 21, 2015

Glensheen Historic Estate

Food & Drink, Historical & Museum

Up next on the #mnbucketlist is the historic Glensheen Mansion along London Road in Duluth. The former home to Chester Congdon, who was once wealthiest man in Duluth. He started a school teacher in Wisconsin and eventually became the wealthiest Minnesotan. He chose the name Glensheen, meaning “shining glen”, and was named for Chester’s family […]

December 18, 2015

4th Annual Winter Wares (Circa Gallery)


This past weekend was the 4th Annual Holiday Pottery Party called, Winter Wares at the Circa Gallery in Minneapolis. While held in a gallery, the festivities weren’t what you would have expected… This was party where you could meet the Artists and actually put their art to use. Often times, art can feel inaccessible and […]

December 16, 2015

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Parks & Geology

If you’re looking for something to do while you wait for the snow, I suggested going to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Don’t worry, you can stay inside the whole time! I wrote about this place last spring but I wanted to bring it up again because it’s perfect for all seasons. The Minnesota […]

December 15, 2015

3rd Annual Union Depot Holiday Bake Sale

Events, Food & Drink

If you’re out and about in St. Paul and looking for something to do today, I highly recommend coming to the Union Depot for the 3rd Annual Holiday Bake Sale. Featuring the top bakeries in the Twin Cities, you can stop in and sample them all (ahem, I am). Groundswell, the Buttered Tin, Common Roots, […]

December 12, 2015

Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL


This past Friday was the #Minnstameets_Oval. An event put on by Minnstameets and Roseville Visitors Association at the Roseville Skating Center that is connected to the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL. It included a viewing of the state’s largest yarnbomb #KnitTheOVAL, ‪#‎OVALumination by the amazing Knitteapolis, a chance to win Minneapolis / St. Paul hats […]

December 9, 2015

Original Coney Island

Food & Drink

Let’s talk Coney Island, shall we? Like heaps of fries? Moxie, Hot Dogs, and burgers? Sassy service? WELL then, I have the perfect spot for you. The Original Coney Island in Duluth may be one of my favorite places in the Northeast. There I said it. Super fun, great service, diner style – how could […]

December 8, 2015

Happy Hanukkah!

Holidays, Retail

Happy Hanukkah! [pretend it’s shaped like a menorah]. If you’re on my Holiday Card list, then you know my holidays start now. I’ll be eating a lot of sufganiyot and bunuelos in the next few days. No matter what your beliefs, may these eight days bring you light, love and calories. Festival Of Lights, Galleria […]

December 7, 2015

Pizza Lucé

Food & Drink

Friday night, serendipitously, a few of us crossed off Pizza Lucé from the #mnbucketlist. With eight locations including Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis, Duluth, Hopkins, Richfield, Seward/ University, St Paul and the new location in Roseville (mentioned by Visit Roseville MN during the amazing #minnstameets_oval), most were surprised that I had never been. I mean, they’ve […]

December 6, 2015