Symphony and Suds

Events, Food & Drink, Music

This past week, I attended a private backstage performance of Symphony and Suds, Minnesota Orchestra’s brass quintet concert. Held in Surly’s Brewing Production Area, the absolutely incredible acoustics paired amazingly well with the sounds of ragtime festivities and those reminiscent of New Orleans’ French Quarter. The experience came second to none. The event, co-hosted by […]

May 9, 2016

Minnesota Made Apparel Launch Party

Events, Food & Drink

Two of my favorite things happened this weekend. I got to see a friend who loves Minnesota as much as I do and I got to cross off a place from the #mnbucketlist. My friend Sarah’s company, Minnesota Made launched its new website. To celebrate, she had shindig at Maple Island Brewing in Stillwater. Hailing […]

April 20, 2016

GB Leighton’s Pickle Park (Soon to be The Park)

Events, Food & Drink

GB Leighton’s Pickle Park, soon to be The Park, is up next on the #mnbucketlist. In Fridley just off University, it was inspired by Brian “G.B.” Leighton (Minnesota native hometown rocker) and a song on his first album, you guessed it, “Pickle Park”. The restaurant slash bar slash music venue has a self-described “rock club […]

March 16, 2016

Minnstameets x St Paul Winter Carnival


This past Wednesday was Minnstameet’s Instameet, #Minnstameets_SPWinterCarnival2016. Although the St Paul Winter Carnival is held in Rice Park, we were able to hang out in the very beautiful Landmark Center. We received a private warm-up and reception room, an exclusive meet and greet with the Royal Family (read about the Legend some time, it’s cute), […]

February 5, 2016

Minnstameets 2nd Annual Holiday Party


Last year was the ever-popular Seeking Dreamers , the first annual holiday party for Minnstameets, held at the Vandalia Towers. This years bash, #Minnstameets_HolidayParty2016, was at the historic Thorp Building. Hosted along side Tattersall Distilling, we were able to wander the halls while seeing a gallery of past exhibitions (if you were featured, you could have your art with […]

January 25, 2016

Minnstameets x 4PlayMSP – Winter 4Play


This past Saturday was the @Minnstameets x @4PlayMSP – Winter 4Play. With a whole day of braving the cold and taking part in some of the most Minnesotan things you can do, we all showed why we are The North. Taking over Fort Snelling Lake Beach in Fort Snelling State Park, we grabbed maps, mixed and mingled by […]

January 11, 2016

St Paul Hello Welcome Hat January


I’ve posted about St Paul Hello’s Welcome Hat Ceremony several times over the last month or so but I realized that most of you have no idea what it entails or what happens. Today, I want to show you exactly what ‘radically welcoming’, looks like. From the moment you walk in, you’ll know you belong. […]

January 6, 2016



Welcome Hat  Minnesota History Center  Tomorrow, January 5th, 5-8pm Facebook RSVP Here. Minnesotan newcomers invited to a one-of-a-kind Welcome Hat ceremony! On the first Tuesday of each month, the Minnesota History Center hosts a series of free Welcome Hat ceremonies to jumpstart newcomer and returnee inclusion to the Saint Paul community through the gift of […]

January 4, 2016

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

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



Are you new to Saint Paul? Know someone that is? Well, tomorrow, December 1st from 5 to 7:30 p.m., I will be at the Minnesota History Center for the Welcome Hat ceremony – an event organized by Saint Paul Hello, celebrating and connecting newcomers to Saint Paul and Minnesota. This event happens the first Tuesday of each month […]

November 30, 2015

Greater MSP 2015 Annual Meeting (Minnesota Orchestra)


Last night was @GreaterMSP’s 2015 Annual Meeting at #OrchestraHall. As I have previously talked about, #GreaterMSP (#Minneapolis / #StPaul) is focused on regional #economic development by attracting companies (both public and private) to #MSP. Recently, I talked about their initiative #MakeItMSP. With over 700 business and #civic leaders and #community partners, it comes as no […]

November 11, 2015

Northern Grade (Solar Arts Building)


Need something to do today after all the excitement of #Halloween has finally died down? Come to the #SolarArtsBuilding in #NEMpls for the #NorthernGrade US Made pop-up #marketplace hosted by the Chowgirls. From 11am-5pm, stop over and check out some of the best brands around, shopping made perfect for the leather-loving, #flannel wearing, #spyhousecoffee, #betvodka […]

November 1, 2015