LA for a few days

hope everyone is having a good wednesday! i am in the final push until spring break, while jane is already on her way to tokyo (more on that soon)!

i visited my sister in LA last weekend and ran into some cool stuff:

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a sprinkles cupcake atm right on usc’s campus!
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we ran into a cool art exhibit in the arts district

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enjoyed some smaller designer sales in beautiful art district buildings! check out that ceiling in the reflection of the mirror. 
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some happy balloons over a farmers market
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i fell in love with poketo!
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i mean seriously, this is too cool

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gotta love this funky place

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shirt is an old urban crop top and forever 21 jean skirt (here is it in the lighter wash)
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can’t beat that brick

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thank you, bella for having us and abby for being my travel buddy!

last night’s look

one of my favorite outfits lately:

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denim skirt, high neck shirt, booties.

get a similar look here/herehere, and here.

happy hump day friends.

weekend recap + a recipe

this weekend was filled with a variety of activities and fun.

it started with friday’s trip to canterbury park in mn for the weekly horse races. although we didn’t leave with much extra cash, it was a unique thing to do and witness.

saturday, laura got to tour the new us bank stadium !

lastly, on sunday, jane went on a long bike ride through uptown, downtown, the university of mn, and stopped at the midtown global market for thai snack.

to close, here is a yummy watermelon feta salad recipe:

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1/4 of watermelon cut into cubes

1/4 cup of feta cheese

mint leaves as desired

1/2 tbs. olive oil

salt as desired

mix and enjoy!

weekend recap

happy monday! wow. what i weekend i, jane, had !

friday: lakeside and loved it. i got to spend the day on the water and finish with a bonfire surrounded by friends and family.

saturday: i went to mpls’ basilica block party and saw phillip phillips, milky chance, and the fray. they were so amazing live. my favorite performance was the fray’s cover of kanye west’s “heartless.”

sunday: the color run (a super causal and fun 5k run/walk). find out when it comes to your city here ! and dinner with old friends.

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i’m off to philadelphia, delaware, and virginia for the week but will keep the posts coming.

hope you had a fun or relaxing (or both!) weekend. for the week ahead tune into some milky chance and soak up the sun because summer is already half way over !

life lately (june)

happy monday!

we’re ready for a full week of work, friends, and sun. life lately has been very relaxing and wonderful.

left: laura’s new case (here) that she definitely loves and recommends !

middle: this week, i (j) have been painting a few off white pieces of furniture to match the pearly whites already in my room. it has been a perfect way to catch some rays and be productive simultaneously.

right: we’ve had to say goodbye to friends as they adventure off into college. we excited for them yet sad to see them go.

get outside; happy summer!

 

lakeside stripes

day 2 of summer

yesterday’s walk around lake harriet in minneapolis:

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laura is in these shorts (which we absolutely love!), this shirt (similar), and this striped hoodie (similar).

jane is in these shorts (similar) and this shirt (similar).

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clean the camera roll

hey, friends! sorry for the lack of posts lately… we have been very busy with school. today, laura is sharing the pictures that have been on her camera roll lately. all photos are from her vsco, check it out!

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grabbed this photo on a field trip the other day. can’t stop taking pictures of “my” city. 
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here’s a picture of jane and i from our prom a few weeks ago!
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my dress is called “velvet bodice gown” from freepeople
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another picture from new york
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finally finished my wall from floor to ceiling! that’s 75 pictures !! (from artifact uprising)
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ran a fun run downtown in march– loved the super cool views.
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sometimes i wish i had more time to read books for fun, not for school
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back from when i cut my hair! (don’t worry i donated it, i’m not one of those people who take their hair home for no reason)  i still stand by my decision but somedays i miss having long hair. 
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and here’s a throwback pic from argentina because i am really wishing i was there right now!  

 

jane in boston

this past weekend, jane went to boston, massachusetts and providence, rhode island. here are some pictures from her adventures there.

walking around boston university

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the harvard book store and inspirational graffiti

driving through providence, rhode island

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in love with the new england homes

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downtown boston

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zinneken’s waffles & sweet cupcakes

boston has so much to offer including the adorable newbury street, the numerous college sporting events, the gorgeous charles river, and delicious sea food.

some of the best restaurants and places to check out in boston (especially in the cambridge area) are the russell house restaurant , the boathouse restaurant , sweet cupcakes, the world’s only curious george store (a must see for all ages),  and the best waffle place ever !

photos courtesy of jane’s vsco here and maggie’s vsco here.

 (p.s. thanks maggie for joining me !)

a day downtown

today we went downtown mpls to the guthrie theatre and mill city museum. we had the best views of the infamous gold medal flour sign, the stone arch bridge and the river. we had so much fun playing with the light and backgrounds. here are some of the many many pictures we took, enjoy!

right away, we were obsessed with the big red letters.

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jane wore her new kate spade glasses, a forever 21 grey coat (similar), madewell black jeans, green converse, and brought along her hershel backpack.

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laura wore her classic specs glasses, a forever 21 coat (similar), madewell jeans, and red converse.

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the mill city museum is one of minneapolis’ must unique and historic buildings. from old railroad tracks and mossy walls, it was a beautiful place to explore. they have great concerts all summer long. learn more here.

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next we walked down the street to the guthrie theatre and found this photogenic wall before we even walked in.

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we unexpectedly found the coolest little mirror window seat. it had an absolutely amazing view and fun lighting.

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then we went up a few floors to the guthrie dowling studio. the tinted windows make for super cool yellow lighting.

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thanks for following along!

clean the camera roll

here are the explanations and stories behind jane’s recent pictures. (@janeck on vsco)

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my winter break started with some last minute christmas shopping and visits to the mall.
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i discovered my new favorite coffee shop (urban bean in uptown  mpls) and have managed to get a mint tea many times in just two weeks.
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downtown mpls. a late night decision to take the scenic route home.
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the low fog made for an even more scenic drive than i expected.
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whole foods had the prettiest display of oranges.
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i set aside a day to visit the walker art museum in mpls to see their new exhibit “hippie modernism: the struggle for utopia.”
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while there, i also found two other exhibits that i really enjoyed. one was the andrea büttner gallery pictured in both of the above photos.
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and what’s a trip to the walker without visiting chuck close’s “big self portrait.”
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for nye, i headed up north and celebrated 2016 with skating, sledding, tubing, and snow.
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nisswa, mn.

catch ya later.