Brunchy Brunch

If you know me at all, you know that breakfast is my favorite meal. I LOVE IT. This morning I met one of my friends for brunch at The Copper Hen in Minneapolis. All I can say is – YUM. I’d been there once before, but never for brunch. I decided to splurge on a fancy garnished Bloody Mary, which will probably be the highlight of my weekend.


(Yes, that’s a blueberry cupcake on top!)


I tackled my plate before taking a pretty picture for you guys. I know, how rude of me. I ordered the farmer’s brunch which consisted of eggs, potatoes, sausage and a french toast stick. It was delicious!!

I hope you’re all having a good weekend!


5 Places in Minneapolis I Love

There are a few places I love here in Minneapolis. I wanted to share them with you! I’m not going to gush on and on. I’ll let you browse as you please on their websites. To kick off my list…


1. Urban Bean Coffee

Not only does their logo have a cute squirrel, their coffee drinks are strong and delicious. I like the atmosphere in there since everyone seems to be working hard on stuff (or acting like they’re working hard on stuff). They also have a sweet Instagram to check out if you enjoy drooling over coffee like me. 

2. Greater Goods  

This is the perfect place to pick up a special card or a little gift for someone. Some of the cards are plain hilarious. One day I came home with the best print of birch trees with blue, gold and silver in it. I’m pretty fond of it.  

Patina, Minneapolis

3. Patina

I can lose all track of time in this store. Before you know it … it’s starting to get dark out and I’m still paging through funny books and smelling as many candles as I can get my paws on. This is another great shop to pick up gifts for people. Seriously, there’s something for everyone. 

4. Proper & Prim 

Okay this new-to-Minneapolis boutique rocks. I bought a floral dress from there earlier this summer (floral – are you surprised??) and two pairs of end-of-summer sandals last week. I suggest following their Instagram to get the scoop on what’s in-store since their product switches out fairly frequently. 


5. i like you 

I’ve only stepped foot in this shop two times, but it was love at first sight. If you love home decor, all things Minnesotan, DIY-looking presents, prints and lots of other stuff I can’t remember…then this place is for you! It’s wonderful. The cards are riot too. 

Well, there you have it! Minneapolis in a tiny nutshell. 

The Best Part of the Weekend

Urban Bean // MinneapolisUrban Bean // Minneapolis

One of my favorite parts of the weekend has to be the afternoon. I usually devote my weekend afternoons to relaxing. Yesterday I spent an hour reading at Urban Bean, an excellent coffee shop in Minneapolis. I ordered an herbal tea — ruby lemon mint — and sipped it slowly as I read from my Kindle. I put my phone away, my laptop away and just read. I listened to people ordering their specialized coffee drinks, to people catching up with friends, to people walking in and out of the coffee shop as I read quietly.

Urban Bean // Minneapolis

Urban Bean // Minneapolis

By the way, I’m currently in the middle of “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg and I highly recommend it. If you are a working woman…this is a must-read! Seriously. 

Urban Bean // Minneapolis

Urban Bean // Minneapolis

Not to sound anti-social, but it was great to be “unplugged” from friends, family, pretty much everyone and everything for a little while. I think we as humans, now so heavily dependent on the internet and smartphones, need to remember to take a few minutes to slow down and spend time relaxing (and relaxing  in front of the TV does not count).

So, how do you like to spend your weekend afternoons?