I spent last weekend in Minneapolis. “I.” Not “we.” My first significant time away from W. Of course I missed my family a great deal, but it was wonderful to spend some time on my own and to see dear friends. I think it’s so important to continue to prioritize yourself sometimes after you’ve gotten married or had kids, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. I was proud of myself for making this weekend happen, and I felt lucky to have the chance to focus on my friendships and myself. The weekend was full of serious and silly conversations, laughs, hugs, many moments of just sitting down because I could, and lots of good food.
^^cupcakes! we stopped at cocoa & fig for some treats, and i of course ate more than my share.^^
^^on saturday afternoon we did some antiquing. alli scored a cool old record player cabinet turned coffee table, while i found some great maps at hunt & gather. i could have stayed there for hours!^^
^^for dinner we hit up the rabbit hole, which was pretty darn amazing. basically an updated take on korean street food and “funky cocktails.” (don’t mind the blurry photo of me, the restaurant in the background is in focus, and that’s the important thing to see!)^^
^^poutine with kimchi, brussels sprouts, and mackerel. the brussels sprouts were the best dish of the night, i thought. i’m always a sucker for brussels sprouts and i’ll eat an asian preparation of them every day of the week. so. good.^^
^^snow! i totally forgot what serious snowbanks are like. in denver, snow never stays around long enough to accumulate, but the very opposite is true in minneapolis. i snapped this shot as we were walking to patisserie 46 where i had the most delicious pain aux raisins.^^
^^after staying in and making khao soi on sunday night, we wrapped up the weekend with another sweet treat: sebastian joe’s oreo ice cream. i was amazed to see such a packed place amidst the cold minneapolis weather, but apparently everyone likes their ice cream. and it was mighty good.^^