Five West Debuts Their Pork Belly Omelette

I just devoured a pork belly omelette at Five West and I need a minute.  Ok so I had a mimosa, an omelette, hash browns, toast, and coffee.  Zero Regrets.  Have you guys checked out Five West yet?  This place is more than I expected.  I want to live here.  No but really, we were […] Read more…

Rochester’s Newest Traveling Flea Market

Does anyone else’s Pinterest log time increase once the Calendar hits September? I don’t know what it is about fall but the nesting gets out of hand.  It’s like all of the sudden my soul is screaming for scarves, suede everything, and orange tones. And the DIY board fills up.  Real quick.  With projects that […] Read more…

Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market Finds

There’s just something about waking up early just to sip coffee in the sunshine and shop for flowers by the bunch that takes me away from the entire week I just had.  I literally go to another place when I get to the Farmers Market. Maybe it’s the buckets of fresh flowers at every corner.  Maybe […] Read more…

Rochester’s Tonic Juice Bar

You know when you go to grab a bite somewhere and you stay hours longer than you intended?  Like 3 hours longer?  This is that place. This was my first time stopping by Tonic but I’m already making plans to go back.  The decor and overall vibe is so, so perfect.  Plus, where else can […] Read more…

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Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market Finds

So the Farmers Market happened  yesterday.  My Mom and I both had the day off and we seized the opportunity to go hunting for the prettiest peonies.  Even though it was POURING we vowed to come back every Saturday.  And here’s why… It didn’t take our internal pink powers to sniff out buckets of peonies. […] Read more…

Rochester’s Best Chocolate

Two of my favorite things… chocolate and coffee.  For me, either one is consumed on a daily basis regardless of what time of day it is.  I can’t even remember the last time I went without either. So if you’re like me, these daily necessities need to be changed up a bit to avoid fatigue. […] Read more…

Rochester’s Revamped Coffee Shop: Cafe Steam

For someone who loves/depends on coffee and spends a lot of time writing and working on a laptop, Cafe Steam is the perfect destination.  It’s a wonderful, sun-lit space to enjoy a cup of whatever suits your fancy while catching up with a friend or working remotely for an afternoon. Speaking of fancy, their menu […] Read more…

Here’s My Beef With The Gingerbread House Bakery

It’s one of the oldest bakeries in Rochester. Four generations of deliciousness to be exact. The Gingerbread House Bakery has a wide variety of homemade pastries, breads, and desserts.  While you attempt to narrow your selection to just one sweet treat, you can enjoy the collection of relics they have decorated the shop with.  But […] Read more…

The Best of Rochester’s Antique Shops

Whether you’re looking for refurbished furniture, vintage jewelry, or artifacts from Rochester’s rich and intriging past, you’ll find it at one of Rochester, Minnesota’s many antique shops. These three are at the top of my list to visit. 1.  John Kruesel’s General Merchandise on Historic 3rd Street American Antiques Estate & Fine Jewelry Historic Documents Open […] Read more…

Did Rochester Run Santa Out of Town?

Sometimes Mall Santas get a bad rap.  But it’s safe to say we are very fond of our Santa in Rochester, Minnesota.  Rochester residents have enjoyed photos with Santa at Apache Mall for many years.  The same Santa.  Every year.  Works 80+ hours per week during the holiday season.  But our very own Santa, (aka Jerry […] Read more…

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