Category: Random Thoughts

Carmen – Mill City Summer Opera

Music by Georges Bizet | Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy Experience Carmen under the stars at Mill City Museum! The Mill City Summer Opera is a show that I look forward to every year. It’s such a unique experience. There’s something about being out in the fresh air, in the historic ruins of Mill City ...

West Side Story – Guthrie Theater

Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 this year. His daughter shared a beautiful memory about her father. He believed that if he “just wrote a good enough melody that maybe he could heal the world”. Maybe the world isn’t completely healed but the moment that I sat in the Wurtele Thrust Theater, the music filling ...

Best Friends Day

Today is Best Friends Day! Throughout my life, my pets have always brought me joy, made me laugh and offered so much love and friendship. Best Friends Day is all about honoring our pets. I remember seeing Best Friends Animal Society on National Geographic and thinking….someday, I need to go there. That day finally happened ...

A chance to turn it all around

Every passing moment is another chance to turn it all around. -Sofia, Vanilla Sky This is one of my favorite quotes and one that I try to keep top of mind. My blog has felt like a mountain lately (eh-um or maybe the last year). I’m not sure why….there are lots of reasons I guess ...

C&E Living – Photo Shoot

It’s so wonderful to see these historic buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul being restored and brought back to life. Here are a few shots from a recent social media photo shoot at C&E Living (Flats & Lofts). From the C&E Living website: ROOTED IN HISTORY — GREEN & GROWING The award-winning C&E community was ...

Tullibee – Hewing Hotel – Gentleman Forager

Locally Foraged Mushrooms | Soy Honey Glaze | Wild Puffed Rice  Almost too pretty to eat! These are Gentleman Forager‘s local, wild, foraged mushrooms served at Tullibee. Tullibee is part of the Hewing Hotel located in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. It is one of my favorite spots for brunch so I was over the ...

Minnesota Camping

What is your favorite Minnesota campground? Last weekend we camped at Frontenac State Park. The crazy thing is that we were forced into it. 😉 We were going to the Willie Nelson concert at Treasure Island Casino and couldn’t find one hotel with availability within 30 miles! Of course, it ended up being perfect. Even ...

Let’s go Foraging!

Have you ever been foraging? Me either! At least not since I was a little girl so when Eventyr presented the opportunity, I went for it. Eventyr is a new platform created to connect people looking for outdoor adventures to people who have the knowledge, experience and skills to share or teach others. They are all ...

Art of Edina – Dragonfly Display

You guys! Check out Art of Edina‘s amazing Dragonfly Display at Southdale Center. These dragonflies were made by local 2nd graders in honor of Abbey and Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation. I’m sure you remember hearing about Abbey’s horrific pool accident. As public pools start to open for the year, swimmer and pool safety is more ...

Thank God for Marijuana

As many of you know, I have Dystonia. (You can read more about my Dystonia story HERE) It’s a movement disorder characterized by persistent or intermittent muscle contractions. It’s incredibly uncomfortable and almost impossible to relax. Sometimes my brain feels like it’s in a vice….a grip so tight that I can’t escape or control my ...