Milwaukee Weekend: Lakefront Brewery + Third Ward

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It had been four months since I last saw my friend who lives in Milwaukee so I thought it was about time to make another weekend trip down to visit. Ian and I arrived a few hours early to check in at our hotel and walk around the Third Ward.

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As a designer, it’s no surprise that this is my favorite area in Milwaukee. It is sprinkled with boutique stores, coffee shops and advertising offices. Ian was a bit embarrassed when I walked into a stationery store and had a small geek-out moment. I ran from one display to the next looking at note pads, ribbon and greeting cards. It was difficult, but I narrowed down my purchases to these two cute note pads.

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After dropping off my shopping bag at the hotel we met up with our friends at Lakefront Brewery. As many of you already know, I am not a huge beer fan but that never stops me from signing up for a tour! Our guide was hilarious and had us reenact the opening credits of Laverne and Shirley. A dream come true?! I think so! Sadly, I think my friend and I were the only ones on the tour that actually knew the theme song by heart.

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We ended the night with a few drinks on Water St. and pancakes at George Webb (it was my first time there!) Since I live the #grannylife I was exhausted by the end of the night, but we had a blast catching up and spending the night out with friends.

Milwaukee Date Night

Milwaukee Date Night | Beauty and Blooms

It’s rare Ian and I have a free weekend, therefore we took full advantage of our meeting-free Saturday and drove to Milwaukee. I was able to sneak in a bit of shopping between brewery tours and a romantic dinner in the Third Ward. While it was a short trip, I loved exploring the city where Ian grew up.

Milwaukee Date Night | Beauty and Blooms

Milwaukee Date Night | Beauty and Blooms

Milwaukee Date Night | Beauty and Blooms

Milwaukee Date Night | Beauty and Blooms

Milwaukee Date Night | Beauty and Blooms