#MNMondays: Pepsi NFL Helmet Display

#MNMondays is back! Perhaps you’ve heard the news…the 2018 Big Game is happening February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis! With just a few weeks left to go, I’m going to feature some special happenings around town in regards to the Super Bowl. Currently, there’s a special insta-worthy NFL Helmet Display at the Mall of America. Located on the north side of the mall … Continue reading #MNMondays: Pepsi NFL Helmet Display

#MnMondays: The Great Minnesota Get Together!

It’s officially that time of year…the Minnesota State Fair opens on Thursday! Treasured by those around the state, this is a truly Minnesotan experience with bake-offs, farm animals, Grandstand concerts, tractors, and last but certainly not least, fried foods and everything on a stick! Commonly referred to as “The Great Minnesota Get Together” this event draws people from all over the state (and the world) … Continue reading #MnMondays: The Great Minnesota Get Together!

#MnMondays: Mill City Farmer’s Market

As the peak of the fruits and vegetable season is here, there’s no better time to head to the Mill City Farmer’s Market. Set between the Mill City Museum and Guthrie Theater, I love the mix of nature’s bounty nestled amongst the urban landscape. Held every Saturday from May to October, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the market features a variety of freshly-picked fruits … Continue reading #MnMondays: Mill City Farmer’s Market

The Uptown Art Fair

If you like strolling along the street, looking at art by a variety of artists, then the Uptown Art Fair is the place to be. Typically held in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis on the first weekend in August, the fair draws more than 340 artists from around the world specializing in everything from printmaking to glass blowing. This year, attendees were treated to especially perfect … Continue reading The Uptown Art Fair

Unleash Your Creativity

Getting in touch with your creative side is always a good idea, and the growing number of paint-your-own-canvas options in the Twin Cities makes it easy. If you’re looking for a fun experience, head over to Brush Studio in the the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. Offering public paint nights most Wednesday to Saturday evenings, along with Sunday afternoons, Brush Studio is … Continue reading Unleash Your Creativity

The New Home of Purple Pride

Talked about for years, and under construction since 2014, the new U.S. Bank Stadium opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 23 for an open house. The highly anticipated stadium is the new home of the Minnesota Vikings and is set to host the 2018 Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four in 2019. Located on the former site of the Metrodome, and surrounded … Continue reading The New Home of Purple Pride

#MnMondays: The Stillwater Lift Bridge

Completed in 1931, the historic aerial lift bridge is an iconic landmark in Stillwater. Spanning over the St. Croix River, and connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin, the famous bridge is crossed by about 18,000 vehicles daily. Throughout the years, visitors young and old have enjoyed hearing the horn notifying everyone the bridge will be going up, then watching the bridge lift into the air to allow … Continue reading #MnMondays: The Stillwater Lift Bridge

#MnMondays: On The Banks of Plum Creek

If you’re like me, perhaps you grew up watching reruns of the “Little House On The Prairie” series with Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, and reading the classic collection of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder—including “On the Banks of Plum Creek” which accounts Laura’s experiences living in a dugout home in southern Minnesota. While she was born in Wisconsin, Laura Ingalls Wilder spent some of … Continue reading #MnMondays: On The Banks of Plum Creek

Fireworks with a Chance of Purple Rain

To me, the Fourth of July isn’t complete without fireworks, and in my eyes, the best place to watch fireworks in Minnesota is at Red, White and Boom! Ideally, I like to grab some ice cream at Izzy’s and then find a great spot along the riverfront, just behind the Guthrie and the Mill City Museum. The fireworks show over the Stone Arch Bridge, Mississippi … Continue reading Fireworks with a Chance of Purple Rain