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Natural Grocers Opens in Rochester

Rochester. Crochester. Yeah, I said Crotchester. It’s a word. Ask the locals. Sometimes we get used to well, what we’re used to and we forget how cool our surroundings are. I made an exploratory pit stop at Natural Grocers today because I needed coffee before I had to talk to humans and I wanted to try […] Read more…

How To Pet Llamas in Rochester

When your morning walks look like this… you spring out of bed, pour a cup of coffee (to go), and head out with the dogs. Truth be told the morning hours are when I feel my best. My soul is louder than my mind at that point and I usually try to get a walk in […] Read more…

Here’s Why Kutzky Market is the Jam

You don’t exactly have to twist my arm to grab a cup of coffee. Adding a girl boss date with my one and only favorite photographer slash human, (the lovely Kimberly Halverson of studio kh) doesn’t hurt either. But here’s why Rochester’s newest brew hub is also THEE place to get to for coffee, snacks, […] Read more…

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 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…

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