Wednesday, July 31, 2019

10 Fun Things to Do in August


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10 Fun things to do in August in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas

We can all feel it...the end of summer is around the corner!  It's August, the time to complete your summer bucket list. Hopefully you are all getting "up north" to a cabin or lake.  Here is a list of other fun activities to enjoy in August.

1.  Uptown Art Fair is this weekend (August 2-4)!  A great time to check out local art and food.

2.  KW Party in the Park. August 7th from 4-8pm, Lake Orono, Elk River.  This is a great event with lots of free food and a free classic car show, along with other food and vendors.

3. If you read last month, you saw Duluth on this list...well in case you didn't make it up there in July, you must get up there in August.  A great time to go would be August 11-13th when the Tall Ships come in to port.  This is quite a sight, and you can get up close to some amazing boats.

4. Nisswa is a fun place to visit in the summer.  Lots of cute shops and fun things to do.  In town you can swing in to Big Axe brewery or hit the Chocolate Ox for a delicious treat.  Drive over to Zorbaz for lunch by the lake and one of my favorite things to do is head over to Grandview Lodge and check out their amazing grounds, shops and sit on the veranda with a specialty cocktail from their outdoor bar.
It's Nisswa Crazy Days August 9-11.

5. August 9-11, Harriet Island is hosting the Irish Fair. With lots of music, dance, food and fun!

6. Looking for something fun to do on Friday nights?  Princeton has car races!  Bring the kids!

7. A recurring spot on these lists is Mears Park, it seems there is always something happening there and August 17th happens to be the St.Paul Food Truck Festival.

8. There are some great shows in town this month!  Guys and Dolls is playing at the Guthrie, and Fiddler on the Roof is at the Orpheum, so head down and make a night of it with dinner and a show!

9. The next two items just cannot be left off of a Minnesotans August To-Do-List!
The Renaissance festival begins August 17th.

10. And Last but certainly not least, The Great Minnesota Get Together- The Minnesota State Fair starts August 22nd and runs through Labor Day.  Let's be honest we are there for two things, the food- (Corn Dogs, Corn on the Cob drenched in butter, Sweet Martha's Cookies, Cheese Curds)- and the Giant Slide!

**Special thanks this month to Kellie Bauer for referring Howard and Jodie on building a beautiful one level townhome in Princeton!
Referrals are the heart of my business and I appreciate all of you who have referred clients to me in the past and continue to refer their friends and family!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

10 Fun things to do in July

10 Fun things to do in July in Twin Cities and surrounding areas

There is nothing better than July in Minnesota!
There are so many things to do, these are just a few of my favorites.

1.  Minnesota and Lakes, the two are inseparable, especially in summer. Going for a walk or a bike ride around the lakes is so fun in the summer.  Whether you walk around Calhoun(oops, Bde Maka Ska) taking in the sailing lessons, or renting a stand up paddleboard or kayak and getting on the lake.  Take a walk around Lake Harriet, and stroll in the rose garden. Stop at Urban Eatery for a bite to eat near Calhoun or it's worth a  short walk to Cafe Ena from Lake Harriet!
Here's a link to view the Lake Harriet bandshell schedule:

2.  I'm always surprised by how many Minnesotans have not visited these iconic Minneapolis sights.
The Cherry and the Spoon, and everything else at the Sculpture gardens, this is such a great activity and they also have mini-golf! When you are finished, take a walk across the pedestrian bridge and go check out St.Mary's Basilica, so beautiful!  If you love music and are not afraid of the crowds The Basilica Block Party is July 12-13 this year and offers up some great music and fun!

3. Ok, so you hate baseball and think it is boring!  Never mind that- the St.Paul Saints game  is such fun and the baseball is really secondary. They keep you entertained from the moment you walk through the gates and CHS field is a great venue, with a lot of good food options.  If you want to go out before or after the game, no problem, there are a lot of options, nearby Oxcart has a great rooftop bar, and Birch's Lowertown Taproom has an amazing burger and great beer!

4. Last month St. Paul Lowertown had it's Jazz festival, this month it is the Blues and Funk
fest, July 19-20th in Mears Park, come down and enjoy the music(including Boogie Wonderland!). There will be food trucks, or there are a lot of restaurant options around the park.

5. Enjoy a fun night out, where you can get up close to the live horse races and do a little betting at Running Aces!  Reserve a table with all of your friends for a fun evening.

6. July 20th Anoka is hosting the Food Truck Festival, with tons of food options, live music and of course beer, 10K being the local favorite!

7. Now here is another iconic Minnesota sight that not everyone has visited, but must!  Minnehaha Falls, with the beautiful falls, walking trails, fun bike rentals, kiddy splash pool, frisbie golf, picnic and grilling spots and of course, Sea Salt restaurant, live mustic, there is so much to offer!
On July 20th they are hosting the Minnehaha Falls Art Fair.

8. Summer is a great time to visit the Arboretum, with miles of walking trails and a plethora of beautiful gardens and flowers, it is impossible to leave here anything but happy! Make a day of it and stop in Excelsior for the cute shops and lunch on lake Minnetonka. (If you have the kids with, head down to Excelsior dock and drop in a few bread crumbs to see the fish jump right out of the water!)

9. While I personally believe there is no bad time to visit Duluth, it is hard to argue that July is the BEST time to visit.  When in Duluth, LakeWalk is a must--beautiful views of the lake, walking through the amazing rose garden with stops along the way at Canal Park Brewing, Boat Club patio overlooking the lake for a martini, stop in for a pint at Sir Benedicts Tavern, and then there is the ice cream stop at PortLand Malt Shoppe.  If you have not visited Glensheen Mansion, I recommend this, as everyone remembers the notoriety of this classic Minnesota house, and the grounds are worth the trip as well. Then there is Enger tower with its hikes and beautiful gardens.  At night, my favorite restaurant is VaBene, with its beautiful glass patio hanging out over Lake Superior, and afterwards, stop by the Rathskeller, speakeasy for a classic cocktail in this amazing historic setting.  There is so much more--Bent Paddle if you like breweries, for one... but I must stop, you can visit yourself and let me know your favorites.

10. This builds off the last one, every summer I try to make it up the North Shore for my birthday.  There are just so many beautiful and awe inspiring stops.  Also, great food!  Again, I could really go on and on, but you should really explore and find your favorites.  Here are a few of mine: Waterfall tour up the shore (, Betty's pies or The Rustic Inn for pies, (try them both and you decide which is best), Black Sand Beach(make sure you go to the end of the road, so worth it!),  Lutsen Lodge for classic American lake lodge with tons of included activities, and I could write a whole newsletter on my love of Grand Marais, but I will just strongly suggest dinner on the dock at The Angry Trout and a visit to Voyageur Brewing Company upper deck.

**Special thanks this month to Lori Dobel and Carol Larson for referring MaryLou on the sale of her home in Zimmerman!
Referrals are the heart of my business and I appreciate all of you who have referred clients to me in the past and continue to refer their friends and family!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

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10 Fun things to do in June in Twin Cities and surrounding areas

Summer is Here!!! Right??  Living in Minnesota, we must pack as much in to these 3 months as humanly possible, so we don't waste a minute of the warmer weather. Lots of festivals, fairs and patios!  With that in mind here are 10 fun things to do in June.

1.  Stillwater is a great destination any time of year but warm weather makes it even better! Stroll downtown and hit beautiful shops and restaurants, walk along the river or take a boat cruise! Don't forget to stop at one of my favorites, LoLo, for lunch, dinner or a great cocktail!

2.  Strolling on Grand Avenue in St.Paul is always a fun time, there are many great shops and restaurants to enjoy.  The Lexington has been revamped, complete with a rooftop patio!  If you are up for more action, you can visit on June 2nd for Grand Old Day, complete with live music and food!

3. Check out the new stadium at Allianz field for a MN United FC game.  If you haven't attended a Loon soccer game before, they are a great time!

4.  June is a great time to hit the bike trails.  There are so many great trails around the Twin Cities, one of my favorites is the Dakota Rail trail. Starting in Wayzata.  Stop at Dakota Junction for a coffee or Back Channel Brewing just off the trail, as you wind your way past Lake Minnetonka and through neighborhoods and woodland trails.  When you get back to your car in Wayzata you can sit out on the patio at 6Smith right next to the lake and enjoy the view.

5. If you have never  been to Mill City farmers market or walked across the Stone Arch Bridge to St. Anthony, it is a great area of the city that many never explore. I recommend going any weekend, have brunch at Nicollet Island Inn and take the walking trails over the Stone Arch bridge, and walking down below along the river. For more activity June 14-16 will be the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, complete with art and music.

6. Many who haven't been over to the other "twin" city, St. Paul in a while, or those who never venture further than a few blocks from the Xcel, haven't seen the improvements and many new restaurants popping up in Lowertown and West 7th neighborhood. And don't forget the old staples, Mancini's and DeGidios.
A great time to check things out would be for Jazz Fest in Mears Park, June 20-22.

7. Ok, so if you have never seen Hairball and you like 80's music, you must see them, they are so entertaining! They play at many different venues, but June 22nd they will be at Rockin' Rogers in Rogers.
Go check it out!

8. Do you love old cars or unique cars?  Back to the 50's car show is June 21-23 at the State Fair Grounds.

9. Hopefully June brings the sunshine, and there is no better place to enjoy it than on a patio.  A few fun options in Northeast are Psycho Suzis or Betty Dangers. At Betty Dangers you can ride the ferris wheel, play some table tennis or play a round of mini golf! .

10. Weeknight fun! Bonfire Wednesdays at Rockwoods in Otsego, is a great time! Come early if you want a table.  Great live music and food.

**Special thanks this month to Tim Laitinen for referring Rob and Sue on the purchase and sale of their home in Big Lake!
Referrals are the heart of my business and I appreciate all of you who have referred clients to me in the past and continue to refer their friends and family!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Keller Williams Realty Integrity Northwest
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