Month in Review: September, 2018

Month in Review, September, 2018

September flew by this year and I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is officially autumn. Where did the summer go? In these moments, I’m thankful of all the photos and videos Ian and I take throughout the month. After putting together our September video, I was reminded of all the adventures we had.

The month began with a trip downtown to wander around the Third Ward. This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city since it’s lined with cute boutique shops, cozy cafés, and stunning riverfront views.

Month in Review, September, 2018

Then we found ourselves beachside with our toes in the sand over Labor Day weekend. While the water was chilly, Ian and I were brave and dipped our feet in the lake. The rest of the afternoon was spent grilling out lunch and listening to the waves crash upon the shore.

Month in Review, September, 2018

Month in Review, September, 2018

Visiting Villa Terrace, a Mediterranean estate turned art museum, was at the top of my bucket list this month. Sadly, I was turned away on my first attempt to visit the villa due to a wedding. Mind you, this was on a Thursday and the website didn’t list any ongoing events. So this news came as quite a shock! Since we were already downtown we decided to grab sushi and walk around the East side. That’s when we stumbled across Black Cat Alley! This street art alleyway had been on my bucket list for quite some time, so it was a pleasant surprise to turn a corner and discover it nestled between two buildings.

Month in Review, September, 2018

Month in Review, September, 2018

The following weekend my Villa Terrace dreams came true. After calling the main office and confirming there weren’t any weddings that afternoon, Ian and I made our way to the estate. Quaint courtyards and perfectly manicured gardens will always have a soft spot in my heart, so I was in awe as we wandered around the property. This museum has to be on your list if you ever visit Milwaukee!

Month in Review, September, 2018

Month in Review, September, 2018

Our next big event in September was Doors Open, a weekend dedicated to hosting open houses for buildings that are usually closed to the public. This event is right up my alley, so I scoured over the list of 170 participating building to settle on a two-day itinerary! Out of the eleven properties we visited, our favorites were the St. Josaphat Basilica, Oriental Theater, and Tripoli Shrine.

Month in Review, September, 2018

Month in Review, September, 2018

Want to take a peek into one second from every day in September? Check out the video below!

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

Ian and I spent the month of September saying goodbye to summer. Our weekends were filled with beach days, boat rides, and attending local events. We tried to soak in as much warm weather as we could before the changing leaves brought a chill to the air. Here are some of our highlights!

Month in Review: September, 2016

The Badgers traveled up to Lambeau to face off LSU early in the month. With the streets flooded with fans decked out in red, we felt like we were back in Madison for the day! It was nostalgic to dust off our college gear and tailgate with friends. My brother was even in town, so the day was extra special!

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

Over Labor Day Weekend we drove up to Door County and enjoyed one last beach day. It was bittersweet to sit on the sand, watching the sun set, and knowing we were close to closing the chapter on another season.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

We couldn’t leave Door County without hiking to the shoreline filled with balancing stones. There is something magical about this hidden beach and it pulls us back every time we are in the area. After taking a few moments to soak in the view, we wandered around searching for the perfect stones to construct our own creations.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

While searching for events in our area I came across a campus preview day that listed boat rides and horse-drawn carriage tours. That was enough to entice me! We spent the afternoon strolling around the courtyards, eating lunch from the food trucks and listening to live music.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Towards the middle of the month Ian and I packed up the car and drove down to Madison for my friends wedding shower. It was lovely to see many of my high school friends and reminisce when we lived close together! My sister and I even snuck in some quality time and I left with a full-heart and sore cheeks from laughing.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

While the Pokémon Go craze is slowly dying down, every once in awhile Ian asks to walk downtown to take advantage of lures. Luckily, the walk weaves along a riverside path that ends at the love-lock bridge. With beautiful views like this there is not much to complain about!

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

Our month ended with an event I had been anxiously awaiting – the Alpaca Open House!! Yes, that is right! Ian and I were able to spend a day at an alpaca farm feeding the animals, cooing over the babies, and listening to music. While browsing the gift shop I found these giant fluffy alpaca slippers and fell in love! Sadly, they were $85 so I had to leave without them, but we had a great time learning more about these cute animals.

For a closer look at our month watch the video below! Enjoy!