Saturday, October 30, 2010


The Capella Tower in Downtown Minneapolis shrouded in fog.  Seemed like a fitting picture for the day before Halloween.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Saint Paul Hotel

I keep saying I'm going to stick around a place for a few days and then I find myself flitting off to someplace new.  I'm like a gnat.  A gnat who likes to take photos.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

James J. Hill House

Summit Avenue, adjacent from The Cathedral of Saint Paul.  He brought the railroad across the country in the north and built the largest home in all of Saint Paul.  The tour is pretty incredible.  We might be here for a while.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Warming plates.  I get really visually stimulated by things in a row, group, bundle, stack.  Love it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cafe Latte

Grand and Victoria.  While usually too crowded for my taste, I do love this place for it's crazy ass variety.  Up front are soups, salads and sandwiches.  In the back is pizza and wine.  Rounding it all out is their amazing desserts and coffees.  What more could you want?

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Dude, seriously?  The Evil Road Spirits?  What does that even mean?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Giant Gorilla Loose in Saint Paul!!!

Some days it's hard to find photos I want to post on this blog.  Today is not one of those days.  Check out what I found in a neighbors yard yesterday.  Have you ever seen such straw awesomeness!?!

For scale, check out the car, just slightly larger than the gorilla!

SO MUCH BETTER than some decorative gourds, wouldn't you say?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Neighborhood House

The Neighborhood House is a community building location in West Saint Paul.  They hold meetings, trainings, classes and all kinds of programs there.  It is a GORGEOUS space!  We'll be spending a few days there.  This mirror is totally stunning!  AND I met a guy who said his kid helped work on it.  Beautiful AND made by kids.  I love it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

El Burrito Mercado

On Cesar Chavez in West Saint Paul.  Check out the guy hanging off the roof doing a little touch up painting.  Careful there.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Another Old School Saint Paul Institution

I am sure that I have posted about Mancini's before but it's always worth a re-visit.  West 7th.  Best grilled bread on the planet!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thinking ahead.....

Ace Hardware on Grand Avenue is getting folks ready for what's to come.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Old School Saint Paul

Martini's at The Lexington.  Really not something any upstanding Saint Paulian should miss!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I had dinner at a friends house the other night who had THIS box in their kitchen.  I found it TOO funny not to ask about.  While they didn't buy the HE'BREW brand of beer, they chose that box to carry home some of their other goods from 1st Grand Avenue Liquor.  Awesome!  Clever folks, those marking people.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Muddy Pig

Sunny days like these just beg for a visit to an outdoor patio.  The Muddy Pig has one.  It's a tight squeeze between two buildings, but it will do!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just a stones throw across the river in Mendota Heights is this fabulous sign off Highway 13!  Whenever I hear the name Chet, I always think of Weird Science.  Anyone else?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Fall has arrived!

And watching my neighbors kids play in the leaves with their mom put a HUGE smile on my face!

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Gracious, it is beautiful here in the Twin Cities today!  Check out that BLUE sky!  The West 7th Post Office Branch sign makes for a nice contrast.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Core Power Yoga

On Grand Avenue.  I had this all edited, cropped, looking great and it just wouldn't post.  So, you get to enjoy the "raw: as I shot it" version.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Kowolski's Grand Avenue

Back AWAY from the carbohydrates!

Just say NO to cookies and bread!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Stella Blue

A funky little shop on Grand Avenue.  LOVE their window displays and how FUN are these party dresses?

Friday, October 01, 2010

Kowolski's Cuts the Cheese!

How cute are these little knives at the Kowolski's cheese shop?  ADORABLE!