summer outfit + local events

today, i (jane) am featuring some new summer finds and great summer events around the minneapolis area.

my floral embroidered shirt is from h&m. ripped light wash jeans from urban outfitters. these amazing bamboo brand shoes that were on sale at francesca’s for only $9.98 !! the best deals there can only be found in-store but the online sale section has some great options too.

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as laura and i prepare to move out east in just a few short months, we want to take full advantage of everything our beloved city has to offer. so here is what is happening around mpls this summer:

music and movies at the lake harriet band shell

minneapolis farmers market

first ave lineup

basilica block party 2017

stone arch bridge festival 2017

minneapolis aquatennial 2017

crave’s rooftop movie mondays

 

happy summer !

daily summer posts coming your way & lake harriet!

hi, all! sorry for our lack of posts, we have been busy with graduation and sooo many grad parties! hope everyone is well.

we wanted to let you know that we plan on doing daily posts this summer, like last summer, and that we have so much fun coming! we have been busy coordinating with different companies and brainstorming fun ways to work with them.

i, laura, wanted to share some photos of lake harriet (in minneapolis) that i took the other night! for those of you that haven’t gone and that live in the area, i would definitely recommend that you come enjoy the lake soon! it’s a great place to run, walk, fish, swim, paddle board, enjoy concerts, and eat at too!

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the bandshell holds movies, concerts, and other events in the summer

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this is the rose garden, a beautiful, large park-like space with a bunch of flowers and fountains. it’s right across the lake on the east side. 
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love the colors

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m is for marist! (my college, if you missed our announcements a few weeks ago)

thanks for reading! see you tomorrow!

clean the camera roll

in case you missed it, here’s what i (laura) have been posting on my vsco lately:

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a spring break throwback from when we encountered a deserted naples beach
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love my ban.do planner (similar here)
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enjoyed seeing lake harriet become packed with runners, walkers, and bikers on our recent 60º days
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obsessed with this train station in NY i found on a college visit
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the future (more to come on that later) is going to be quite fun
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love the NYC public library
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old jeans by topshop and old nike shoes
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lunch in northeast mpls is a must
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the quiet streets of NE mpls
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can you tell i’m pretty into spring?! (shoes here)
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the colors at alma hotel and restaurant are unbeatable
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i mean how perfect is this blue and gold combo?!

more on my vsco and jane’s! happy thursday, everyone 🙂

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1

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the new place on the block!

we are so very excited that we got to pop in for a trial opening at whole sum kitchen! not only is the place very bright and well decorated, but the smoothies and juices are fantastic! this is an awesome addition to our neighborhood– everyone in the mpls area, go check it out!

here’s a few pictures:

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love those fun colors!
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how cool are those lights?!
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they also have a food truck you can find around town! love this place.

linden hills

today we enjoyed a quiet morning at one of minneapolis’ cutest spots: linden hills! first we grabbed coffee and pastries at rose street patisserie and got some work done (we’ve also concluded that senior slides are not a real thing). then we set off to walk through some of the small boutiques around the area, including honeyshine and the best children’s book store, wild rumpus.

here’s some pictures from our rainy fall morning:

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rose street is such a serene spot
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they also have the yummiest food, a must go to for all those in the local area
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wild rumpus has chickens, cats, and birds just hanging out in random parts of the store. we used to come here all the time when we were little, it is truly a great place.

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we’re obsessed with these little minnesota inspired pictures
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got to love a beautifully decorated store
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laura’s outfit: forever 21 coat, urban outfitters shirt, athlete leggings (similar here), and converse (similar here)

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check out jane’s super cool karhu shoes and athleta pants

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jane is officially a superhuman

today, our very own jane finished her first ever marathon!!! running 26.2 miles is something that takes both an incredible amount of dedication and strength (not that i, laura, would know hahah). i am so very proud of jane for having goals and not letting the busyness of life and sports, and a foot injury, get in the way. i felt truly inspired seeing her smiling at mile 8! i feel so blessed to know this awesome, creative, strong girl and to share a corner of the internet together.

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IMG_3643.jpgjane, way to go. i am so proud of you.

broods at first ave

tonight, we both, coincidentally, made plans to see broods at first ave in mpls. we ran into each other at the concert but weren’t surprised that we each found our way to this amazing performance.

the aussie band was unbelievably talented and entertaining. georgia, the lead singer, was so fun to watch and dance along with.

more to come on the night, but for now, here she is doing her thing on stage.

 

happy tuesday, friends.

lake lovin’

i, laura, spent last night enjoying lake minnetonka after a busy day at work.  there’s something about the water that just totally calms me, it’s magical. i am loving summer and never want it to leave.  so thankful for fun family and friends that make nights like last night so fun and so special.

happy weekend, pals- hope you find some time to get out and enjoy the weather!

an ode to minneapolis

from lake harriet to calhoun,

to stone arch and mill city,

nothing about this city is ordinary.

bikers bike the trails,

runners inhale and exhale,

walkers steadily proceed,

a place where lovers of life live

is a place for me.

new cafes, shops, and restaurants

are full of creative people.

when the snow melts,

and the kids come out,

the trees turn green in happiness.

mothers gasp at yet another

grass or ice cream stain

on the clothes of their children,

but it’s summer,

and those accidents are quickly forgiven.

ask anyone and they’ll say,

this place is like no where else.

a place where city and nature meet,

minneapolis is a place

no other cities beat.