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

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


Food & Drink

I love pizza so much that I drag (usually willingly) my closest friends and even my Mom, pictured above, to any place that gives me my fix. I can’t help it, I have a thing for a good Italian food. So when I found out that it was Davanni’s 40th anniversary this month, I was […]

October 21, 2015

Tavern on France

Food & Drink

Oh Tavern on France, I love you. If you haven’t been there you need to stop. It’s on France Avenue in Edina and it is the place for quintessential American comfort food. The Tavern has a great atmosphere along with a rich, dark and inviting setting. Outside there are even bonfires. My favorite part is […]

March 30, 2015

Edina Grill

Food & Drink

Are you looking for the perfect breakfast spot? Well, look no further than the Edina Grill. It was next on my bucket list and I love anything on 50th and France. Just like the name suggested, its in Edina and they have a grill BUT I was more interested in the very retro 50s décor. […]

February 27, 2015

Wuollet Bakery

Food & Drink

If you live in Minnesota, and you haven’t heard of Wuollet Bakery, then… you’re just like me. Seriously. I had no idea this existed and now that I do, oh, dangerous. Woullet is packed full of cupcakes, cakes, pies, donuts, pastries, muffins, coffee cake, crumb cake and breads. They also have a full coffee and […]

July 24, 2014

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Food & Drink, Retail

Next on the #mnbucketlist is the best cookbook library ever, off Grand Ave in St Paul near Summit; Cooks of Crocus Hill. Ok, so there is more to it than a glorious vegan / vegetarian cookbook section, they have gourmet cookware and tools, too! They offer cooking classes and a super helpful staff. If you’ve […]

June 17, 2014


Food & Drink

Crave is in the Mall of America, but also has locations in St Louis Park and Edina. This time, I tried MOA. It’s not hard to find, just look for the vampire-inspired branded logo at the corner of the food court. The restaurant itself is really dark but beautiful. Which lends itself a little to […]

May 20, 2014

Q. Cumbers

Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a quick fix for dinner with healthy options, try Q Cumbers in Edina. It’s a big buffet that will make everyone happy!

May 5, 2014


Food & Drink

If you’re in the Edina area and need of a new spot, I highly recommend Pinstripes. Crossed it off the #mnbucketlist tonight. Beautiful atmosphere and divine dishes. It’s also great for bowling and bocceball. — at Pinstripes Resturant & Lawn Bowling.

April 25, 2014

The Good Earth

Food & Drink

Need a healthy morning pick me up that isn’t coffee? Try Good Earth for good earth tea or, if you’re into juicing, their fresh pressed juice bar. I go for the decaf vanilla white tea. They also have a huge variety of food whether you’re dining inside or grabbing take out.

April 9, 2014