District Fresh Kitchen + Bar

Food & Drink

While I typically brunch on the weekends, there is nothing like escaping the typical work day during the winter. Since Sunday is my day to plan out my week, it only makes sense to give you a place to escape this weeks grind. District Fresh Kitchen + Bar, located in the beautiful up-and-coming area called […]

November 28, 2016

My Holiday Gift Guide

Food & Drink

Need a little inspiration for deciding what to get the Minnesota-enthusiast in your family (or for yourself – who’s judging!) this holiday? Let me help a little. Here are some of my most favorite gifts, all from some of my most favorite Minnesota companies. Each of these places have a great story, too! So I […]

November 23, 2016

Do The Dow

Buildings & Architecture, Events

When it comes to art, I naturally gravitate toward local. Lucky coincidence because St. Paul’s Dow Artist Studios had their annual open house, Do The Dow, this weekend and I was able to get my fill. An exhibition that featured work from 25 different artists including Carolyn Brunelle, Noreen Tyler, Martha Kuzzy, Joan Cox, Steve […]

November 13, 2016

Spot Lite Bar and Grill

Food & Drink

After a long week, I thought we could all use a night out. Let’s head over to a place with great beer, smooth spirits and an even better atmosphere. I give you, the SpotLite Bar and Grill off 6th Street in Hawley. A local watering hole if there ever was one, SpotLite is located in […]

November 12, 2016

Northern Grade 

Buildings & Architecture, Retail

The Minnesota favorite and universally popular, “Heritage” lifestyle is in full effect this holiday season and what better way to start the gift shopping (or personal shopping, I’m not here to judge) than to visit the Northern Grade Pop-Up Market at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis! Chock full of local and American made clothing, decor, […]

November 6, 2016

Cafe Steam 

Food & Drink

While taking in the night life with my Mom and sister, Heather, we scoured Downtown Rochester, Minnesota looking for caffeine. Enter Café Steam. A locally-owned coffee shop that opened in January of 2015, ‘Steam’ is the perfect place to escape the fall chill with a hot apple cider, bravely take in the icy Arnold Palmer or […]

November 6, 2016