Minneapolis “Minne”-Showcase (Part 1)

This weekend, Yoder Husband’s mom is up for a visit to our place in the Twin Cities, which means we get to play “tourist” in our own town.  And, not to brag, but we have a pretty fabulous town.  Lucky us!

Come along for the ride, and enjoy this “Minne”-Showcase of this weekend’s events.

Part 1 | Some Minne-attrations

Minneapolis Farmer’s Market | Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis

An iconic Twin Cities farmer’s market, and one of my favorite places to go on weekend mornings, whether to stroll around or to actually get some shopping done. Today, the spring-time vendors were bursting with rhubarb, asparagus, and snap peas.  Delish.  And the flower-guys were decked out with their annuals, perennials, and fresh cut bouquets.  We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to indulge in a bouquet of peonies, now sitting happily on our kitchen table.

Edina Art Fair | 50th & France, Edina

This was a first for me, but it’s apparently one of the most renowned art fairs in the Twin Cities, and the first major one of the season.  There was a ridiculous number of artists:  wall-to-wall down 6 city blocks, with 50th & France as the midpoint.  While the large print canvas and original paintings were way out of my price range, there were plenty of artisans and craftspeople offering “real-people”-priced items…. small pottery pieces, wood carved bowls, hand-pressed flowers, 8×10 art prints, and the like.   Plus food trucks and a beer garden.  Win!

Patina | various locations

OK.  This is, hands-down, my favorite shop.  Just, Ever.  Think the boho style of Antropologie meets the friendly feels of Paper Source.  Bohemian-chic decor, inspiring books, irreverent gifts, and quirky quote boards are styled playfully around the place, and I swear, each time I go in there they’ve rearranged the style again.  It’s a delightful surprise every trip.  Perfect place to go and get lost in pretty little things.

Up Next… Part 2 | Places to Eat

 

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