Hello, unofficial start to fall! August was absolutely packed, beginning with Lollapalooza. I also had a lot of girl dates – from dinner parties, to book club, to brunches. My obsession with flowers and plants continued, and I attended the Great Minnesota Get-Together, also known as the state fair. Then I rounded out the beautiful month with a private Mason Jennings performance at an organic farm…swoon. Next up: a month of birthday celebrations, theater, concerts, wine parties, baby parties, and exhaustion. (Not pictured: training for Twin Cities 10-Mile and going crazy at work).
We’re on to the last stretch of summer and the days are getting shorter. My July was chock-full of summer activities: a picnic, music festival, All Star Week, walks with my doggy, clog shopping, camping at the Mississippi Headwaters, brunching with my blogger gals, and the usual mix of retail therapy, coffee dates, and flowers. Not pictured: Fourth of July festivities, but that was a given. How was your July?
Two weeks ago, I moved into Target Field to attend the All Star Week events. Zeb and I (and a slew of other people) attended the Celebrity All Star Game, Home Run Derby, Pre-Game Party, and All Star Game. It was a magical time for the baseball lover in me, and probably the only time in life it will ever happen. Not technically a style or music post, but more of an I-love-my-life-post.
Summer in Minnesota goes by so quickly! Since we only get a few months of warm weather out of the year, we pack those months with patio dinners, weekend trips, and all of the outdoor festivals we can. The past month consisted of jaunts to Toronto, Atlantic (Iowa), and Duluth (Minnesota). And as always, lots of florals and coffee. So sue me!
Zeb and I took a long weekend to visit Toronto. We went there mostly to see my friends I met while studying abroad in Hong Kong, and partially to see the MN Twins take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Though for some reason most of these friends are not pictured here, I swear they’re real. We ate way too much, visited some brewpubs, went to the baseball game, and walked several miles around town. Toronto is a beautiful city I could see myself living in, though I’m certain I would gain about 20 pounds if I did. The food is just that good!