While the trees outside have yet to bloom, the 8th Floor Auditorium at the Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis is filled with lush plants and flowers. Featuring an “America The Beautiful” theme this year, guests are transported throughout the country with various vignettes showcasing plants from specific regions including the Southwest, Pacific Northwest, New England and the Rockies. There’s an audio tour guests can follow with their … Continue reading “America The Beautiful” Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis Flower Show
In honor of Holy Week, this week’s Minnesota Mondays feature is about the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Perched high on the hill overlooking our capitol city, the beautiful structure was completed in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historical Buildings in 1974. Situated at the corner of Summit and Selby Avenues, the Cathedral offers gorgeous views of the city from its steps. But … Continue reading Cathedral of Saint Paul
Oh Ireland how I miss your shores, rolling fields and fences made of stone. I have nothing but the fondest memories of my two trips to Ireland. Today on St. Patrick’s Day I’m reminiscing about my travels to the Emerald Isle. Irish Daydreams Shamrocks & Steins: 11 Days in Ireland & Germany Please share, what’s your favorite Ireland experience? Continue reading May the luck of the Irish be with you today!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this week’s Minnesota Mondays post is all about one of the state’s best Irish pubs! There’s a reason this St. Paul establishment has been around since 1941—the food here is down-home-delicious and the atmosphere combines the feel of an Irish Pub with a local hometown atmosphere. The menu features a variety of American and Irish options, but my favorite … Continue reading O’Gara’s Bar & Grill
If you’re interested in the history of Minnesota’s suburban sprawl, the 1950’s or love anything related to Dayton’s Department Store, the Suburbia exhibit at the Minnesota History Center is a must-see. The display showcases how the Twin Cities’ suburban areas began including everything from floorpans of typical housing developments to interior design advertisements, a Chevrolet Station Wagon (which had me thinking of “See The USA … Continue reading Suburbia @ The Minnesota History Center
With the end of Downton Abbey fast approaching, my desire to get to Highclere Castle has only grown. But until I can get back across the pond, there’s a very special place in St. Paul I can visit to get a taste of Downton—the James J. Hill House, which has recently become known as “Minnesota’s Own Downton Abbey”. Built by railroad baron James J. Hill … Continue reading Step Back In Time @ the James J. Hill House