CURING CABIN FEVER AT LUTSEN MOUNTAINS

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Well, it’s finally February. By now, most of us are likely itching for warmer weather, yearning to shed some layers, and escape the indoors where we are shielding ourselves from the bitter cold. But alas, winters in the bold north are predictably unpredictable and there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see snow in April.  Continue reading “CURING CABIN FEVER AT LUTSEN MOUNTAINS”

EMBRACE THE WINTER & WARM THE SOUL AT AN ICE BAR

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Here in Minnesota, you can’t help but get used to the bitter cold. Yes, we all complain about the endless sub-zero temps. But at the end of the day, we all know the frigid cold is part of what makes us “the bold north.”

So if you can’t beat the cold, you join it by taking advantage of all that winter has to offer. Continue reading “EMBRACE THE WINTER & WARM THE SOUL AT AN ICE BAR”

WINTER GETAWAY | PURA VIDA IN COSTA RICA

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Peace, love, and Pura Vida! Words we can all strive to live by in 2018. Pura Vida or “pure life” is the most common expression in Costa Rica. It means being content with what we already have and living life to the fullest [New Years resolutions for ’18]. Continue reading “WINTER GETAWAY | PURA VIDA IN COSTA RICA”

The Lil Hotdish

Introducing… the Lil Hotdish.

When I first saw the Lil Hotdish, it was far from love at first sight. I found it while scrolling through my Craigslist app looking for a fish house. Minnesotans love their fish houses. This one happened to be a camper that was converted to a fish house. It looked very shabby – and not the shabby chic kind of shabby. Continue reading “The Lil Hotdish”

Functional Fashion for Thanksgiving

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Happy almost Thanksgiving! With turkey day less than a week away, I’m looking forward to seeing family, running around with all the kiddos in the extended fam, and eating some traditional home cooking [both Korean and American]. Isn’t it great when you can look awesome and still be able to have an active day? Continue reading “Functional Fashion for Thanksgiving”

20 MUST-STAY CABINS AND COZY LODGING IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN

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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with booking random, cool cabins on Airbnb with no location in mind and planning mini vacations around it. There are delightful rentable dwellings on lakes, rivers, in the middle of the woods, on farmland, and some in the center of a big city. Normally when you plan a vacation,  Continue reading “20 MUST-STAY CABINS AND COZY LODGING IN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN”