24 HOURS IN MINNEAPOLIS

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to travel to a few different locations for work. For those who don’t know, I’m a wedding and portrait photographer, and have be shooting weddings for the last two years. Back in June, I got to travel to Minneapolis for the weekend to photograph a beautiful wedding at the Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens. Our trip to the city definitely didn’t start out the smoothest, as we encountered a flat tire halfway through our drive up north. The situation definitely wasn’t ideal, and it was extremely stressful, but thankfully, we still made it to the wedding in just enough time! Once the work day was completed, it was time to relax and rest our heads at the hotel for the night, before heading back to Milwaukee in the morning.

During our overnight trip to Minneapolis, my brother Sean, his fianc√© Chanae, and I, stayed at the W Minneapolis – The Foshay, located in downtown. This particular hotel had strong art deco vibes, with a slight contemporary twist, which definitely made for a unique experience! The style wasn’t something I was expecting to see in Minneapolis. As soon as we arrived to our room, I had never been so excited to order room service in my life. I was starving! Through their Whatever/Whenever Service, I ordered my usual “go-to” meal, and let me tell you, they were some of the best chicken tenders and fries that I’ve had in a long time! Shortly after, we all knocked out for a few hours before having to head back to Milwaukee in the morning. One of the reasons why I booked a room at this particular hotel was because of their open air museum, and observation deck. Unfortunately, with the delay, we didn’t have time to really explore the hotel like we originally planned to do during the day, but for those looking a place to stay during their visit to Minneapolis, I definitely recommend the W Minneapolis – The Foshay! They have all kinds of amenities, including a full service spa, fitness center, event spaces, and it’s pet friendly for those that are traveling with furry friends. I also suggest checking out their sky high Prohibition bar on the top floor of the hotel, if you’re looking for a social scene. That was definitely the go-to spot for the night, and seemed to be the main topic of discussion on the elevator. Everyone, both young and old, were raving about it!

After we checked out of our hotel the next morning, we decided to grab brunch and explore the city a little bit before we hit the road. We met up with my brother’s friends Brad & Brooke for brunch at Hen House Eatery! It’s such a great place to grab a good meal with friends, but be sure to make a reservation, as they are extremely busy and crowded on the weekend. Once we were finished with brunch, Brad & Brooke were our tour guides for about an hour, as we walked around and explored a little. One of the things that I loved about Minneapolis, was all the artwork that’s infused throughout the city! This was only my second time visiting the area, and it was 10 times better than my first trip several years ago. I’m excited to come back in the future, and see what else Minneapolis has to offer!

Hope you enjoyed today’s blog post!

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