Tuesday, August 30, 2011

do: mini vacay, part 2.

day two got off to a slow start.
we debated showers. we debated what to eat. we even debated mimosas.
(not sure why one would ever debate mimosas...)

but eventually, after lounging around, nibbling on croissants, perusing the september issues, and other general acts of laziness; eason (aka: nate, aka: nay-nay) decided we needed a legit meal
and nothing is more legit than the red stag.
 it is the first leed-certified restaurant in minnesota and their food. is. phenomenal. you know you're at a great restaurant when you try to tell everyone else what to order, just so you can taste it all.
luckily, everyone made fantastic choices and i got to taste a zucchini ricotta scramble, the best reuben in the whole world, and my crab blt was amazing. (mr.a is a burger connoiseur so that's what he ordered. and i didn't feel the need to taste it, though i'm sure it was fantastic.) 
the boys drank beers and the girls had espresso martinis. now that's a multitasking drink! delicious.

after lunch we browsed around city salvage.
they have amazing salvaged goods and antiques.
i wanted this:
after that, erika and i ditched the boys for a little shopping time.
aaaaand ice cream time.
(that's dark chocolate sea salt. drool.)

that night we had an amazing meal at tilia.
afterward we walked along the river with some canned champagne (classy) and enjoyed the beautiful weather.
minneapolis is such a gorgeous city.
we also might have taken a bunch of random pictures of ourselves...
we walked home, ordered pizza luce (yes, again), snuggled on the couch (yes, all four of us), and watched old episodes of satc.
 perfect end to a perfect day.


  1. That bathtub with the mosaic on the outside is awesome.

  2. I love the fact you did a LEED shout-out in your post! Being a LEED certified professional, I don't think LEED gets as much love as it should.

    I am going to have to try and find some of that canned champagne. Perfect single serving size!

  3. My home,my Mpls! So glad you had a great time up here, I L-O-V-E living here and wish I had more time to get out and enjoy it all!
    Mmmm Pizza Luce ...

  4. TILIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH EM GEE. My FAVE restaurant. I'm so happy you went there! My husband actually made all of the benches and tables in there. :)

  5. I went to school in Minneapolis for 4 years and there are definitely times I miss it so much. After reading these blog posts, this is one of those times.

  6. This is good to know and very helpful about being LEED certified .


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