weekend adventures

the temperatures in philly this weekend reached the upper 70's. this obviously called for numerous walks and excursions to soak up the last taste of summer before winter weather. keeley and i, jane, started our weekend with a saturday morning walk to coffee and pastries at la columbe and sweet freedom. sweet freedom is known… Continue reading weekend adventures

new place on the block

today, i (jane) checked out the newly opened penny's coffee shop in the linden hills area. this new location opened just last friday and marks the second mpls penny's location, joining the hennepin ave. one.  i tried their nitro cold brew and avocado toast- both of which i would highly reccomend. aside from the delicious… Continue reading new place on the block

uptown food truck festival!

the other day i, laura, went to the minneapolis uptown food truck festival! it was an awesome event on a cool sunday afternoon. here are some pics!!   happy monday!

saint genevieve: a sweet spot

i, laura, finally got to this adorable french restaurant named saint genevieve today for a coffee and some sweets! located on 50th and bryant in mpls, this super stylish spot has unreal sweets, coffee, and of course, french food! saint genevieve is the perfect solution for travel envy as it makes you feel like you're… Continue reading saint genevieve: a sweet spot

happy second birthday to us!

today marks two years of distinctive style! having this blog together has challenged and inspired us to delve deeper into what we love most: style, photography, and creative writing. we have so much planned for the future and are happy with our past. in honor of our birthday, we made our favorite red velvet cupcake/cake recipe.… Continue reading happy second birthday to us!

the new place on the block!

we are so very excited that we got to pop in for a trial opening at whole sum kitchen! not only is the place very bright and well decorated, but the smoothies and juices are fantastic! this is an awesome addition to our neighborhood-- everyone in the mpls area, go check it out! here's a… Continue reading the new place on the block!

linden hills

today we enjoyed a quiet morning at one of minneapolis' cutest spots: linden hills! first we grabbed coffee and pastries at rose street patisserie and got some work done (we've also concluded that senior slides are not a real thing). then we set off to walk through some of the small boutiques around the area, including… Continue reading linden hills

easy summer snacks

here are three easy summertime snacks that can be made in five minutes or less: the everything smoothie- one banana 8-10 strawberries a hand full of blueberries 3 spoon full's of coconut greek yogurt (try noosa!) ice cubes as desired dash of milk or juice blend and enjoy! easy guacamole- 1 avocado chopped tomatoes as… Continue reading easy summer snacks

weekend recap + a recipe

this weekend was filled with a variety of activities and fun. it started with friday's trip to canterbury park in mn for the weekly horse races. although we didn't leave with much extra cash, it was a unique thing to do and witness. saturday, laura got to tour the new us bank stadium ! lastly,… Continue reading weekend recap + a recipe

acai bowl recipe

today i, jane, went back to truce juice bar and tried their cocoberry acai bowl. it was delicious and fresh and inspired me to find recipes that i could make on my own, so here is what i found: food network's basic acai bowl gaby's coconut acai bowl  fitness magazine's five favorite acai bowls enjoy!!    … Continue reading acai bowl recipe