Happy National Donut Day and happy Friday! It’s finally feeling like summer here in Minnesota, complete with humidity finally showing its face. It’s been a hot minute since I shared some Weekly Obsessions and this time I was feeling some local love so this whole edition is local to Minnesota!
Sunrise Donuts in Bloomington
I JUST discovered this tucked away donut shop in Bloomington. Located right off Lyndale Ave, this shop is family owned and now, my new favorite. While the MN donut scene is hot and on trend, I love the simple classic donuts where it’s kind of hard to find anymore! I appreciate the talent and creativity with the crazy donut concoctions from shops in Minneapolis, but I’d rather have a maple long john or plain chocolate iced cake donut any day! How about you?
Food & Drink
Lift Bridge Hard Seltzer
Summer is officially here this week – DANG! It’s been hot hot hot and my favorite new way to cool off is with a hard seltzer from Lift Bridge in Stillwater! You can find them canned in liquor stores throughout the metro or check out their taproom in Stillwater to find a few exclusive flavors you can only try there. I got the island time flavor (pictured here) and it comes with a fun umbrella straw. Cheers to summer!
Life & Style
Minnesota Made in Stillwater
I love a good Minnesota tee and this is my new favorite store to purchase them! Just opened in Stillwater, you’re greeted with knotty pine details, buffalo plaid, and Minnesota themed decor around every turn at Minnesota Made. This store is beautifully merchandised and you can tell the shop owner really takes pride in her brand! All the graphics on the tee, sweatshirts, tanks, etc are designed by her too. I snagged a piece in this Camp Minnesota design pictured above. How cute is that for summer?! I will definitely be purchasing more soon!
Beauty & Wellness
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen I posted this week announcing that I will be an ambassador for Barre3 Edina. I have been going to Barre3 before they even officially opened their studio in May of 2018! I’ve tried barre classes all around the twin cities and I just fell in love with the flow of a Barre3 class. The community created here from its owners, Lucy & Morgan, is one of kind and it keeps me coming back from more. I am excited to continue sharing my journey with Barre3 over the summer with you – let me know if you’d like to join me at a class!
Culture & Travel
MLJVACAY launches Nashville Retreat
If you haven’t followed Melissa Johnson from @mljvacay yet – you’re missing out! Local to Minneapolis, she just launched her first women’s retreat that will be set in Nashville this September. Geared towards female creatives, this retreat will help like-minded women learn the tools to connect, grow, and master their content for their business all while enjoying a vacation itinerary in Nashville too! Afterward, you’ll come home with new friendships and endless content to share across your platforms. Limited tickets are available so check out her website here to learn more and to sign up to be the first to know when tickets go on sale. Those who sign up will receive a special discount code too!