Staples Mill Antiques


If you are an antiques aficionado or if you just like browsing more historic towns then might I suggest stopping at the Staples Saw Mill antiques in Stillwater. It is located just off of Main Street and I suspect you’ll notice it right away because it’s a large gray industrial building. It’s completely jam-packed with […]

March 26, 2015

Stillwater Veteran’s Memorial

Historical & Museum

I spent my morning handing out coffee and donuts to our military men and women at a Minnesota armory with the beyond the yellow ribbon group of Chaska. Since I was not allowed to take photographs I thought that I would do a favorite of my #mnbucketlist spots, one that falls perfectly in line with […]

March 7, 2015

Tremblay’s Sweet Shop

Food & Drink

Tremblay’s Sweet Shop in Downtown Stillwater,… This place is so charming and completely delectable. How can you not love a Taffy Wall?! If you don’t, how sad for you. They also have lots of homemade fudge – made right in front of you! I always have to stop in and pick up their chocolate turtles, […]

November 6, 2014

American Gothic Antiques


If you drive down 94, through downtown Stillwater, it’s likely you’ve seen the sign for American Gothic Antiques. It’s a; “Multi-dealer two story shop filled with general merchandise, ranging from period and primitives through collectibles and contemporary. Furniture, books, toys, and country ironstone.” There is a ton of stuff, everywhere. Shoved in every cranny. Although […]

November 3, 2014

CLOSED: Luna Rossa Wine Bar

Food & Drink

Luna Rossa Wine Bar, next to the historic staircase in Downtown Stillwater. It’s one of my absolute favorite Italian Trattorias. They have the most amazing pasta and mozzarella caprese. I think I’ve made everyone I know go there for either a quick lunch, birthday dinner or just because. I suggest sitting outside because it has […]

November 2, 2014

Stillwater Oils and Vinegars


If you are a fan of the new uprising of Oil and Vinegar Shops in recent years, then this stop on the bucket list is perfect for you. The Stillwater Oils and Vinegars (Stillwater Olive Oil Company) is a beautiful (albeit dark) artisan shop that features some pretty amazing combinations. I, of course, had to […]

October 30, 2014

Historic Stillwater Stairs

Parks & Geology

What better way to spend my birthday than to trudge up a zillion stairs?! Well, that’s what I wanted to do! And it crosses off another on the #mnbucketlist. Here are Stillwater, Minnesota’s very own historic stairs! They are located next to Luna Rossa Winebar. And the big pay off… A killer view of the […]

July 6, 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