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Sunday, August 9, 2009

awesome people, places and things

Back from a family mini-vacation in the twin cities!

I have to say that I love Minneapolis/Saint Paul more every time we visit. There are so many fantastic people, so many awesome shops and restaurants, and lots and lots of great things to keep the kids busy.

We had lots of fantastic meals in Mpls but my favorite requires me to admit that I allowed my kids to eat cupcakes for breakfast. Yes. It's true. We had bananas and coffee before the cupcakes but the cupcakes were the main course. We started our Saturday at Mitrebox, a lovely framing shop with an amazing card selection, for CUPCAKE SATURDAY which features amazing fresh baked cupcakes by the lovely Sheela of miel y leche. The four of us walked through the pouring rain to get our cupcakes and it was absolutely worth it. We tried all three flavors that were offered -- vegan peach with mint, buttercream
limoncello, and chocolate curry with lemongrass coconut buttercream. All three were divine but my favorite was the chocolate curry. The flavor combination was perfect and the frosting was to die for. If you're in the Minneapolis check out miel y leche! Quick!

We also made visits to lots of our favorite shops and went to a few new ones. After many stops we managed to find the perfect cherry pitter, lots of great used books, new bed sheets, and an amazing print by Adam Turman among other goodies.

Our last shopping stop before we started to wind down to leave town was i like you in Minneapolis. It's an lovely handmade boutique that has the feel of a playground (including astroturf and oversized swing!) and is filled with gorgeous handmade pretties. Such an inspiring shop! I'm excited to say that select Space Oddities gocco prints are now available at i like you and you'll be able to find more of our goodies there in the future.

Other highlights of the weekend include rock out session with our friends Kelly and Greg (can you believe that Lars was rocking out until one in the morning? he even sang blitzkrieg bop!), a fun trip to the aquarium in the mall of America, and a great hangout brunch with Sheela.

Well, I'm off to make MORE cupcakes! This time for the birthday girl, Jette, who is turning 3 tomorrow. I have half a package of mint oreos leftover so I am going to try to whip up something acceptable. I'll report back to let you know how that goes.


1 comment:

Meekiyu said...

chocolate curry! Now that sounds intriguing and yummie! Glad you guys had a great time XD