Milwaukee Weekend: Mitchell Park Conservatory

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After a long day exploring the Third Ward and taking a Lakefront Brewer tour, there was no doubt that we were going to sleep in! Once we were up and ready to take on the day it was already 11:00 am so we decided to pass on breakfast and get an early lunch at The National Café.

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With our hunger satisfied we made our way to the Mitchell Park Conservatory. Every time we drive to Milwaukee I look at the domes and ask Ian when he is going to take me there. Well, today was that day! We acted like school children and walked from dome to dome reading all of the information plaques. I squealed when we walked into the Rainforest dome and were greeted by a cocoa tree – as any chocolate lover would!

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On our way out I made Ian stop by the gift store and sweet-talked him into buying a succulent and mini cactus. Not only do they add a bit of greenery to our home, but they remind me of our mini trip to Milwaukee and all of the memories we made.

We enjoyed spending time in Milwaukee and are already looking forward to our next trip!

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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.